Life has changed, hasn’t it? We (read: ooold people) were used to consulting printed phone directories, telling the time from looking at our wristwatches, and listening to music on vinyl records. Yeah, I know, hipsters have found new love for vinyl, but it’s just not the same in this digital age of 256kbit sampled MP3s – sorry, OGGs.
Anyway, this site is my dinosaur way of keeping track of stuff. Stuff I did, stuff I made, and stuff I found. In particular, you will find a number of papercraft projects, mostly toys made out of paper. Those accumulate as fallout of my parental activities, and I thought some of them might be worthwhile sharing. They can mean the difference between an afternoon taming a berserking brat crying at the top of her lungs and a nice, calm little crafting session reinforcing the bonds between parent and offspring. At least in theory…
Considering the purpose of this site, it’s deliberately non sequiturish, but hey, that’s what tags are for.
And, oh sorry, I realize I haven’t introduced myself. Apologies. The name’s Markus, biochemist by training, although if it weren’t for the Krebs cycle running hot in my hepatocytes, there wouldn’t be much biochemistry left in me. These days, it’s about bioinformatics, proteomics and – if you want to hear something exciting – synthetic biology for me. I spend my days in the windowless basement of a small biotech service provider, feeding off what’s left in the autoclav.
If you want to contact me, the best way is to use the contact form. If it’s not spam, I will get back to you. Promised.