hi [a friendly greeting or to attract attention]
So, this is an introduction. Which would be uncomfortable even in normal circumstances (correction: all circumstances which require introductions are extraordinary). Doubly so on the 'Net where one should tread the fine line between being interesting and fashionable anonymity. I expect to fail. Possibly falling off to both sides of the line. Which would be painful if the metaphor wasn't worn thin enough to snap already. Not sure if it was even properly a metaphor to begin with. This isn't my language, so forgive me if I sometimes can't find the keys to the vocabulary. (I like the word vocabulary, something in between vault and library.)
Username: pfors. You know how for school and company networks you tend to be given a username composed of bits of your first and last names? Occasionally such a name can have a nice ring to it. It may even remind you of something from a favorite computer game.
I'm a Swede. Male. Physics engineer.
I've been to Brisbane once. Two nights. August 2007. I remember the water shortage and the botanical gardens and all my photos were lost in a hard disk crash before I made it home.
I've already revealed elsewhere on the site that I'm working with diamond optics at the moment. A coronagraph for the VLT. Coronagraph, not coronograph. Took me a long time to get that right.
What else? I like to read, but I don't write more than I have to. I like drawing, painting, photography and graphic design, but I don't take enough time for it anymore. I... think you've had enough. Questions will most likely be answered.