Senior Software Engineer & Architect
Phone: +41 44 284 24 42
My life before Fisch Asset Management
I came across Snake on the VC20 home computer of a school friend, and my interest in computers was kindled by this machine, which at any rate had about 4 kilobytes of programmable memory (RAM). On a C64 - with an impressive 38 kilobytes of RAM - I developed a medical program together with my father. As IBM-compatible personal computers became affordable, I transferred the medical program to one. The PC had an impressive 128 kilobytes of RAM, and my father prophetically stated, "There will never be a need for more memory than that". During my studies, my "hobby" repeatedly provided me with good opportunities to earn money. After I had been working for just one year as a teacher, a database producer offered me an interesting position (Consulting & Presales) that included 128,000 kilobytes of RAM! During a product presentation, I became acquainted with the employees of Fisch Asset Management. There are rumors that Fisch Asset Management lured me with 256,000 kilobytes of RAM. By the way, despite 64,000 times more random access memory, Snake is no better than it used to be. And I certainly hope that my next computer has at least 512,000 kilobytes of memory, but now it is time for me to talk about my life at Fisch Asset Management.
My duties at Fisch Asset Management
The most visible product of my work is this website. Apart from this, administrative tasks (webserver, fileserver, mailserver, security), support functions and the development of back-office applications are all part of my responsibilities.
When I'm not working, then ...
... I devote myself first to my wife and three children (born in 1998, 2000 and 2002). There is nothing more enjoyable than watching the kids grow (even though sometimes it also requires nerves of steel). Unfortunately, my passion for board games has suffered recently because of this. My collection of board games (>1000 games) is gathering a bit of dust at the moment. Nevertheless, I still nearly managed to have a game published (Heaven & Hell). I read a lot (90% computer literature, 10% fiction).
What significance do "fish" have in my life?
During primary school, I used to go fishing. To be more precise, I used to throw out the hook (with the poor worm attached) and hoped that no fish wanted to bite, for I did not have the heart to do any harm to these unfortunate creatures. Culinarily speaking, fish play a quite modest role in my life. I like fish best when they are rectangular and breaded - lots of lemon juice and even more mayonnaise can never hurt. And I would possibly even go a long way round for a good mayonnaise-tuna-onion-parsley spread.