My name is Hannes Wallnöfer. You can reach me at email@example.com.
I grew up in a small town in northern Italy and then spent most of my adult years in Vienna, Austria. Currently I live in a village in the very south of Austria close to the Italian and Slovenian borders with my partner and two kids.
My goal with this site is to provide detailed, close-up descriptions of specific aspects of Ringo and the technologies surrounding it. This kind of positive, in-depth coverage (call it evangelism if you like) is something that has been missing for Helma, and I feel like I ought to do better this time around.
The tools I’m using for this site are Jekyll and Markdown. I’ve been blogging in one way or the other since 1998, but I’ve rarely managed to go beyond two or three paragraphs in length. I find that writing inside a browser textarea just sucks, especially when using raw HTML links. (This was probably made worse by the fact that from the beginning, I used self-coded weblog software lacking any drafting functionality at all.) Jekyll and Markdown finally make editing web site content bearable for me!
In case you’re interested, you can gaze at the site’s source code at http://github.com/hns/hns.github.com.
The animal on top of this page is a Japanese Rhinoceros Beetle or Kabutomushi (カブトムシ). Apparently, these bugs are kept as pets in Japan and other parts of eastern Asia.
My original intent for this site was to call it Rhino Beetle or something (alluding to both Rhino and Ringo). Instead I decided to just set up a simple unbranded github page, but I kept the beetle image because it’s such an amazing animal.