Hello! My name is Michael Borgwardt, I was born 1977 and have been living and working in and around Munich, Germany for a long time, although strictly speaking I'm a "Zuag'roaster", i.e. not a true native.
Munich is rather expensive to live in, but I feel very comfortable here, since it offers all the advantages of a big city without being an endless concrete waste.
You can find out more about my work and my hobbies in the other sections of this website -
hopefully it's not too boring :-)
My online nickname is based on the 1984 movie Brazil, a dark surrealist story by Monty Python member Terry Gilliam, which is one of my favourite movies. Its title in turn is based on a 1930s song.
Originally I therefore called myself "Brazil", ever since that nickname was positively remarked upon during my very first contact with the Internet (which took place via a Gateway between IRC and the German Telecom's proprietary BTX service), which must have been around 1993.
However, it frequently led to misunderstandings as people assumed I was Brazilian, and of course "Brazil"
was often already taken as a nickname. Therefore I eventually swichted to far more distinct "brazzy".
It's really cool that you used to use Brazil as your nickname. I am brazilian and am proud of that.
Time to time I stumble on posts of yours. Keep up the good work!
I've just downloaded your 'big decimal program' and feel I am going to have crash course in German to understand it:-) would it be possible to obtain and English language version - or maybe I'm missing something;-)
I remember Brazil from my time in University (circa 1990's). It WAS dark!
Happy to meet somebody who seems upbeat on the web!
(You solved the Japanese Metro sign on the Cheeseburger site for me, thanks.)
Found this from your profile at SO ..nice site :)
btw i found some interesting things in your bookmarks so just mentioning you.
thanks and bye.