It’s kinda hard writing something here that you don’t find on Xing, Facebook, Twitter, BackType, or elsewhere (for questions: just mail), so I won’t. Instead, I’ll answer the age-old question, “why is your nickname ‘haslo’?” – the story is rather silly:
There was a time, back in the Gymnasium Köniz-Lerbermatt that at the time was only called Gymnasium Lerbermatt, when I was among the very few freaks that ran into the computer room every single break, to play Bubble Bobble or other, similarly silly (and fun) games. Among them, the all-new and amazingly high-res 3D Doom II – and lo and behold, I had a high score!
Since it was around the end of October and I was in a kinda Halloweeny mood, I went along to type “Halloween” as my name, because for some strange reason I thought the teachers wouldn’t notice it was me who played because of that. Don’t ask me how I got that idea, seeing how it was kinda hard to miss seeing me running down the stairs to the computer room every 45 minutes.
But, having just learned touch typing, I mistyped and there it was, “Has” instead of “Hal” – and backspace wouldn’t work! So I went ahead and typed “Haslloween”, which in turn I found to look and sound rather nice, and which therefore would be my nickname henceforth. Or so I thought.
Along came Warcraft II, and just like Doom II it could be played on networks. Which, of course, we did, installing it under the veil of night and in secrecy (the school admins had a hard time with us, really). But: Warcraft II wouldn’t allow nicknames longer than 8 characters, and so “Haslloween” was too long. Along with shortening it, I also threw in a lower case first character because I just like the looks of the name better like that, and there it is: haslo.