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Hi, I'm Denis. I was born in Bangkok, Thaïland, spent a few years in Germany and then came to France. After studying math at Tours' university, I spent a semester in Québec at Laval University (from September to December 2006) and then lived in Paris for a year, working in IT (systems integration). Now (starting October 2008), I'm at Dublin City University in Ireland, doing a PhD in cryptography.

I have a wide range of interests, thus my journal is mainly a big wacky pile of randomness.

At this point in my life, I enjoy listening to music, spending time & corresponding with friends, learning mathematics and generally discovering new things. Human beings, their interactions and actions fascinate me deeply. I'm also a bit of a geek, mostly on the science side, even though I enjoy languages, art and especially literature. Since French and German are my mother tongues, not all entries in this journal are in English.

My MBTI type is iNFJ, with a pronounced N (in other words, I live in my own little world). I score 2 on the Kinsey scale -- this means I'm bi.

Most entries are friends only, but I'm always glad to meet new people, so just leave a comment somewhere if you want to be added.

Here are some favorite quotes of mine:

The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover. - Joseph Addison

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again. - Og Mandino

Ball ist rund - Spiel dauert 90 minuten. Soviel schon mal klar. Alles andere ist Theorie ! - Lola rennt

Christmas gift suggestions : To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect. - Oren Arnold

The astrolabe of the mysteries of God is love. - Jalal-uddin Rumi

Wherever you go, go with all your heart. - Confucius

Act as if you are in a dream; be daring and don't apologise. - Fortune Cookie

Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth, ‘You owe me.’ Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky.” - Hafiz

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." - Harold Whitman

And last not but not least, my favorite:

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

Some more interests-listing: Manifolds, Teledildonics, Java, Jorge Luis Borges, Information Theory, James Joyce, Université Laval, Number Theory, Lava, Open Source Software, Grand Corps Malade, Québec, Squash, Druids, Photography, Dschinghis Khan, Wittgenstein, Lemons & Limes :D

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abstract, adventure, aggro berlin, animal rights, animation, anthroposophy, anti-ignorance, antihero for hire, armin van buuren, avalon, back to basics, bangkok, be prepared, biology, bisexuality, body combat, cats, chess, chinese food, chocolate, choice, clarika, cocoon, complexity, computers, cooperation, counselling, crop circles, cryptography, cryptology, cwg, death, deep conversations, deutsch, discworld, diversity, dream interpretation, dreams, ecology, eminem, empathy, energy, engrish, entactogenesis, enya, equality, evariste galois, everything, extropy, fall out boy, family guy, feminism, fiction, fighting spirit, finnegans wake, foncebadon, free will, free-thinkers, french, friendship, gandhi, gender equality, gender roles, goals, guitar, h2o, happiness, harmony, high-tech, hope, hotels, html, humans, humor, idealists, inet, infj, irony, james joyce, japanese food, jean-jacques goldman, jeffrey eugenides, jorge luis borges, joy, junot diaz, ki, kindness, la grande vadrouille, learning, leonardo da vinci, les cowboys fringants, lgbtq, liberty, life, linguistics, love, low impact aerobics, lucid dreaming, m&m's, malcolm in the middle, manos: the hands of fate, martial arts, mathematics, mayday, mbti, meaning of life, metaphysics, minority rights, music, my friends, my water bottle, optimism, outdoors, patterns, people, persistant worlds, peter gabriel, philosophy, piano, ping-pong, progressive trance, psychology, rain, reading, reality hacking, red bull, relativism, rem, rhetoric, rover scouts, running, science, scouting for all, self-knowledge, sen to chihiro na kamikakushi, sensation, serendipity, sexuality, shinji ikari, singing, sociology, solitude, spending time with friends, spirituality, spontaneous hugs, squash, srinivasa ramanujan, stephan eicher, symbols, synchronicity, tea, technology, teleology, tenacity, terry pratchett, textbooks, thai food, the champion, the counselor, the fountain, the healer, the l word, the mind, the world, tori amos, travel, ulysses, understanding the world, united nations, unix, wanderlust, wikipedia, woodcraft, words, worldwide scouting, writing, x-files, xenobiology, yann martel, zen, zorette,
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