About Me

A Duck!
at the Four Days Marches Nijmegen

Hey there, this is a page about me, Eric Teunis de Boone, commonly known as simply ET.

Sooo, I'm a physics student at Radboud University in Nijmegen, busy with a lot of things like drumming in a pipeband, learning the tinwhistle, keeping my own server in line and quite some other computer bamboozling of other people. In (some of) my spare time I try to work on an extension to lilypond, an opensoure music typesetting program (much like LaTeX) for pipeband drumming (you can find it here). Otherwise I'm probably busy with research about Dark Matter which I do under the supervision of Sascha Caron, or doing random things with friends. He's had some great ideas, so just maybe we can win the Nobelprize. Although we're still 3σ away!

As said, I seem to drain quite some time on the highland snare drum with my band, The Seaforth Highlanders of Holland. While mostly active in the BeNeLux, it has brought me a.o. to Canada, France and England. No, I've never been to Scotland, maybe somewhere in the next five years I might. Currently the biggest massed pipeband I have played in was during the Four Days Marches Nijmegen with the Holland Massed Pipes and Drums, about 80 pipers, 8 basses, 10 tenors and 2 sides … (oops).

Further more, Science Fiction has been a great interest in my life. Well actually not just Science Fiction, though I do like it in particular. And I don't necessarily mean the current, which is mostly about dystopian civilizations or fantastic cultures. No, in fact, I read one of A.E. van Vogt's novels, maybe only 50 pages or so, but it had quite a powerfull idea in it. Oh by the way, my dad hooked me on Perry Rhodan since about 150 issues ago, which has quite an elaborate world (mainly because it's an old series, the beginning dates back to the 60's or 70's).

What else is there to tell? I dunno, we'll see what comes up…

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