Hello there! My name is Marvin, I am 23 years old and live in Germany. My particular interests revolve around technology and language — and I am the maintainer of a website dedicated to freely distributing information on the Ancient Greek language called ancient-greek.net —, especially older ones — this applies to both the technology and language aspect. I have always found the somewhat dated things more interesting; they have more of apersonality than newer things to do me, for some reason. The latter is also why I like studying ancient languages such as Ancient Egyptian and Ancient Greek. I don’t have any scholarly background, though, and am currently trying to finish my apparenticeship as an IT-Systemelektroniker (IT systems technician) at a company in Bielefeld, Germany. Additionally, I am an author and have already published various books. I am also somewhat of a minimalist and I prefer things that are more minimalist and simply functional, rather than something overly bloated when it has no right to be.
Personally, one of the main things I spend my time on in my free-time is learning more about languages and, at present, I am focussing primarily on Attic / Koine Greek and Tagalog / Filipino. I know a variety of scripts and have learnt a large number of languages over the course of my life; I have not, however, learnt enough of these languages to have an actual conversation and thus, the only languages I can actually speak are German, English and Swedish.
I also enjoy travelling very much, even though I have not visited that many countries or places yet because of lack of money. Besides the language and travelling stuff, I also enjoy trying out new types of coffee, tea, wine, whisk(e)y and beer which is often accompanied by my reading a book or just listening to music (Klaus Schulze, Neuronium, Tangerine Dream, Эдуард Артемьев, 冨田 勲 — you get the picture, a lot of perhaps more ambient electronic music — and just a lot of 70s and 80s in general (I especially enjoy Japanese 70s). I also highly enjoy a lot of classical music — Beethoven and Vivaldi being one of my favourites — and I also think a lot of Vapourwave is rather nice.
I also do a bit of programming every now and then. The majority of my programming projects can be found on my Github page.