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Thomas Prokosch, PhD cand.

Distributed and Parallel Systems Group
Institute of Computer Science
University of Innsbruck
Technikerstraße 21a, Austria

phone +43 512 507 53334
email first-name AT nadev DOT net
GPG key ID 0xE872FC21
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personality INTJ (test yourself)

About this website
"The Blue and Green Bit"

This personal website runs on Debian, an operating system I am fond of (and using exclusively on my machines without regret) since May-1997.

The name of this site has been chosen controversially by intent: A "bit" is something abstract and therefore has no color — so, to understand how bits can be colored you need to think out of the box. This is what I do regularly, this is what you need to do if you are a scientist.

Choosing two colors for a single bit indicates that there are always two sides of technology — the very same technology can be used both for good and for evil. So, this hint should serve as a reminder for technically oriented people like me. Additionally, the colors symbolize the sky (blue) and the nature (green), two things I try to immerse in as much as possible.

Looking at the logo, one can not only see two distinct colors but also a white pixel. This pixel not only symbolizes the bit but can also be seen as a hole, something that is missing, something that has yet to be discovered. In this way, you can also comprehend my motto as a scientist: Discovery bit by bit.

Enjoy!