You are welcome!

Hi there, my name is Eike Rathke. Don't be afraid, I won't bother you with boring data of MeMySelfAndI, but if you are interested you may find it here. You won't even see pictures of my cats/dogs/fishes/rats/cockroaches simply because I don't have any pets. I'm lucky enough if my plants survive without having water until they remind me crying out loud.

I set this site up to share my experience and resources with interested people. Mainly it contains short notes about things I use or work on and

Note: no notes [insert your favorite "Man At Work" picture here], search the LibreOffice mailing lists to get an idea about what I'm working on ;-) or step by at my blog. I'm also trying to dig out some of my older stuff, presentations and such, from the archives and put it into material.

I ain't a twit tweeting on twitter. I make my dents at Identi.ca instead. Well, sometimes. Or more less lately. Actually it's quite useless since it became Pump.io

I do jabber at gabbler.de and libreoffice.org and jabber.org, you should be able to figure out my accounts' ID. See my OTR fingerprints for secure communication.

Usually I'm also on freenode's IRC, specifically the #libreoffice-dev channel, Mo-Fr daytime (CET/CEST) and sometimes during weekends.

If you are interested in some small utilities I wrote you may go to the download page. All free and with source code provided.

The fingerprint of my GnuPG (GNU Privacy Guard) public key (available here, or from the keyserver) should read:

pub   4096R/65632D3A 2013-01-10
      Key fingerprint = 2265 D7F3 A7B0 95CC 3918  630B 6A6C D5B7 6563 2D3A

Visit my GnuPG / PGP page!

For diversion you may take a look at the gallery of photos I took.

On Linux just use the packaged version, but if on Windows or Mac don't forget to download LibreOffice and use it, love it, share it.

Last but not least, support the FSFE and show that you care about Free Software!

,,^_^,, Lynx Friendly!

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