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Michael Borgwardt

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.

A view past Munich's cathedral at the Alps

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 :-)

Why 'brazzy'?

Brazil, the movie

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".


Steve   2015-07-30, 14:24

Do you happen to remember the small rental car company
that you posted where you were able to rent a car
in Chile and return to Argentina? I am having
difficulty finding a way to do that. Thanks
in advance
shan akbar   2014-05-24, 11:44
hlo sir I want to know about jobs in Germany..
Varun   2014-04-20, 12:01
Keep up the good work man
Manuel   2013-05-19, 07:04
I have a question you might be able to answer! =D: https://www.quora.com/Stackoverflow-1/What-does-it-feel-like-to-be-at-the-top-0-1-of-Stackoverflow
zilotti   2012-12-25, 04:47
Hello 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!

Bill Nye   2012-04-19, 18:49
I looked through your integer tutorial <and it was fantastic> to say the least.
Grahame   2011-08-17, 05:51
Hello Brazzy,

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;-)

Best regards

Victoria   2011-03-29, 16:25
Hello from Northern Québec!
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.)
Thariama   2011-02-25, 10:57
Brazil ist auch einer meiner Lieblingsfilme - Giliams Meisterwerk!!!
ded   2010-06-06, 11:44
Hi Michael,
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.
König   2008-09-07, 10:51
So nice website design.
浩一   2008-05-27, 14:59
がんばれ e(^。^)9
Mach's gut!
brazzy   2008-05-24, 02:09
Haltet Euch nicht zurück, immer her mit den Kommentaren!
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