This web page is all about my private software development projects and interests. The name OpenGATE comes from a C/C++ library project I started years ago and has nothing to do with other projects and companies that use similar names.
It all started in the mid nineties with an old second-hand 80386 with DOS 🖫 and Windows 3.11. After some weeks of random exploration, I found QBASIC.EXE and its internal documentation.
This shaped my path of life. I started to love programming PCs and to explore the possibilities of our new digital world.
I switched from BASIC to Pascal, Visual Basic, Assembler, PHP and some other scripting languages. And finally I landed in the world of C and C++.
Since 2007 I work as a full-time software developer.
It became my passion to find special solutions in system service programming and to write library layers to make platform-dependent behavior more platform-independent.
My development motto is:
Let’s find the lowest common denominator of all platforms.
Well … maybe this denominator is infinite.
But hey, this means it is a hard challenge to find it!
So let’s start! 😄
If you speak german, then feel free to read my blog pages about “the good old times” and some anecdotes about my trials and errors as a programmer.
And if you have questions about this project or the site, you can contact me by mail. Send your message to: akas tief eraten! aret d’opera negative do it hate.
Facts and fun facts about me:
|😎||Name:||Daro-Sintem Ruffelabn Par Mube kistilo iben greddar|
|🎤||Languages:||german (kind of), english (kind of)|
|📱||Phone:||Windows Phone 10, Android 11, PinePhone|
|💍||Married with:||C++ (over 15 years, with some rare quarrels)|
|🏆||Largest solo project:||1.4 million lines|
|💻||Favorite platform:||Intel Atom and ARMv7/8|
|📰||Favorite blog:||The Old New Thing|
|⌛||Favorite OS:||Windows NT 6.x, Raspbian, postmarketOS|