The factsheet:

Full name: Michael Bussmann
Date of birth: April 16, 1973
Height: 1.82 m
Weight: 84 kg
Blood-group: 0, negative
Eyes: 2
Picture: Michael Bussmann

Hobbies, Music, Preferences

Music, yes, that's a good point. First I'd like to confess I can't play any instrument. No, that's wrong. Of course I can play any instrument I want, but the sound I'll produce can hardly be called music... :-)

I love listening to the whole range of 60s to early 80s pop and rock, starting from Abba, The Beach Boys, Creedence Clearwater Revival up to Hank Williams. There is no particular artist or group that I like most, but if I have to name one, I'd choose Mike Batt. For this reason I created some Mike Batt Pages, which contain a list of his albums, his songs and lyrics of some songs. The pages are in no way official, they are just a private collection of some information about him. And I'm still looking for more infos or lyrics or the like, so if you think you can help, please contact me.

I'm that strange type of guy that uses a SQL database to keep track of my small number of CDs. If you have the burning desire to know what CDs I own you can use this experimental CD browser.

Another thing I enjoy is idling around in TubMUD. If you don't know what I'm talking about, you might have a look at this information page.

Suggested reading (err, surfing):

It seems you are quite bored; I can't think of another reason why you're reading this page. If you still have some time left, why not visit the Bastard Operator From Hell. There you find pretty amusing stories by Simon Travaglia about a satanic system administrator with absolutely no tolerance for lusers. Snooping user's e-mail, freeing up filespace in a very efficient manner (rm -rf /) -- if you ever need some ideas making your life as a sysadmin as fun as it could be, this is your page!

The Hacker's Jargon File is a "comprehensive compendium of hacker slang illuminating many aspects of hackish tradition, folklore, and humor&quot. There is also a printed version available which corresponds to the on-line version 4.0.0 (The New Hacker's Dictionary; third edition; ISBN 0-262-68092-0).

Datamation also has a good section of computer humor.

The Retrocomputing Museum surely is worth a visit! Besides, it is mentioned four times in the jargon file; With 35656 lines in total (version 4.0.0) that makes a reference-factor of 0.014%, or one reference in each 7131.2 lines!

My friend's pages

More, much more, actually too much links can be found in my bookmarks


Maybe you find other interesting computer-related material on my FGAN Projects or on my private Software projects page.

ruf098 WWW, Michael Bussmann; <>; Last change: 1999-01-15