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Miscellaneous => Off Topic => Topic started by: Pieter Hulshoff on January 18, 2017, 02:07:11 PM

Title: Introductions are in order: who are you?
Post by: Pieter Hulshoff on January 18, 2017, 02:07:11 PM
I figured it was time one of these threads was started. :) Who are YOU?

I'll kick off:

My name is Pieter Hulshoff, born on the 7th of October, 1972, and living with wife and 2 children in the Netherlands. I hold a masters degree in computer science, and have been working as an ASIC/FPGA design engineer (till 2013) and (since then) as a network consultant & systems architect in the Telecom industry. My hobbies include Kuk Sool Won  (http://www.kuksoolwon.com/site/home)(martial arts), reading, D&D, and playing with my huge organ (http://www.towel42.nl/pictures/organ.jpg).

I started playing with Linux and MAME in the mid-late 90s, and after programming some minor features for xmame I figured I could write my own front-end (http://www.towel42.nl/mame.html) (just in case you were wondering where that MAMEd theme came from). I lost interest for a while, and when I wanted to restart with my front-end in 2013, I found out there were already plenty of alternatives. Few of those however were F/OSS, so after a bit of investigation I started helping out with RetroFE rather than do everything on my own again, and now here we are. :)
Title: Re: Introductions are in order: who are you?
Post by: BritneysPAIRS on March 12, 2018, 05:33:05 AM
Hi im BP...same age worked on a lot of stuff for orig xbox including XBMC and mame...very keen interest of mine and I have a few people that hang around me to help, this is awesome work and would love to help
Title: Re: Introductions are in order: who are you?
Post by: Pieter Hulshoff on March 12, 2018, 10:33:58 PM
Well, I could certainly use some help. So far F/OSS hasnít attracted a huge set of programmers yet.


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Title: Re: Introductions are in order: who are you?
Post by: billyc666 on March 18, 2018, 07:36:28 PM
Hi, Im Billy , i just love tinkering with stuff as a pass time. i have no skills but love to read code to see if i can figure what does what then change it a little.

im just a dustman.. unless i get promoted in my latest job application  :o