In the street with my laptop

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This site is the personal homepage of a teach-it-yourself programmer, living as homeless in the street in Luxembourg, Western Europe. In fact, there are 2 (perhaps you could even say 3) different sites, grouped as one same domain and if I chose the domain name "streetinfo", it is because the info, that I build on my laptop in the street, contains INFOrmation (about the homeless life in my country) as well as INFOrmatics.

memory.jpg   Computing and programming.
Beside general computer related information (as the description of the software I usually use), the site contains program code, that I wrote during these last years (or that I'm actually working on), in particular programs developed with Lazarus/Free Pascal and Web based database applications created with Perl-CGI and MySQL. Most of these applications are in English, but for some of them, the user interface is in German, Luxembourgish or French. All code is freely downloadable. Important to remember that it is distributed "as is", that is without any warranty of any kind!

proteins.jpg   Biology and bioinformatics.
It's a big project, that I started in 2016, pausing it after (for the 4th time) my laptop was stolen by those people from whom our social services tell us how important it would be to be there for them. The idea was to create a library of Perl modules resolving biology related problems, modules to be used in scripts dealing with classical, popular and molecular genetics as well as with mathematical biology and bioinformatics. All documentation (biology background and program description), as well as the scripts themselves are in English. Not easy to do informatics when living in the street, it will take time to review the code and thus before I get ready to start publishing the project.

dignity.jpg   Street life in Luxembourg.
Nothing to do with computing but lots with me and my life. My "SDF" site will contain articles that I wrote during my homeless situation, in particular those dealing with the actual situation in the social centers, where the guys from here not only loose more and more all these basic services that were for us, but also have less and less possibility to go there without being forced to endure noise and bugging, without having to fear for their stuff and even for their bones. The social site is in French, some of my articles being in Luxembourgish, German or English. An idea in mind is to give homeless people the opportunity to use the site in order to tell their own life-story and their own experiences with our social services. Project for the future...