About me

Who
Who I am according to some of those personality test abundantly present online. Naturally none of them actually tell much about me, but they're so much fun to make :)

And some facts and general information below.

General info

Webcam
Name
Mischa Poslawsky (Миша Пославский), aka Shiar
Born
Leiderdorp (Netherlands) on march 6th, 1983 (Pisces, Pig) - so that makes me 12499 days, or, about 34 years
Contact
shiar@shiar.nl, ICQ # 43840958
Interests
Occupation

Previously:

  • Schools: Driemaster Leiderdorp; Stedelijk Gymnasium Leiden; ROC Leiden
  • Delivering newspapers: 2 years
  • Albert Heijn (supermarket): 3 years
Geek code
block version 3.12: GO d- s+:- a- C++$ UL++ P+++ L+++ E- W+++ K- w-- M PS+ PE- Y+ PGP t--(++) 5++ X R !tv() b-> DI(+) D+ G e h+ r- y?

Languages

Languages I speak (at least a little):

Dutch
Natively.
English
Of course.
Esperanto
Lingvo de l' kor'.
Afrikaans
Just included here because it's a fun language. Not that I actually speak it or anything, but I can usually understand it (better than some dutch dialects in fact).
German
They tought me this at school, and since it's a little like dutch I can sometimes even understand it.
French
Thanks to school and vacations to france, I also know some basic french.
Latin
In retrospect, quite useful to have learned. Not that I'll actually speak it or anything.
Russian
Привет, как дела? Not much more than that, but I'm learning ;)

An interesting language which I'll never learn: korean (easiest script, and I've got over 200GB of StarCraft movies which I'd like to understand ;).


Bearly speakable, but I still know them:

BASICs
MSX-, IBM-, Q-, Power-, and TI-Basic, in order of learning/usage.
Pascal
Used to do a lot of programming in Borland Pascal 7 for DOS. Great fun (and I didn't really have anything better). Guess it was the logical step betweep BASIC and C. Haven't touched it in years.
Z80
Assembly (specifically for the TI-86 calculator). Most interesting/fun language ever!
Perl
Current language of choice for most things (at least sites and scripts)
PHP
Do a lot of work in PHP (it's my job actually). Overall, I think I just hate it :P

Also experience with (My|pg)SQL, javascript, some very basic|limited i386-assembler and C(++).