I'm a Finn, married since 2014 and living together with my wonderful German wife Sandra. Our home base is near Füssen at the foot of the German Alps. A black and white elderly cat Germaine shares our apartment with us.
Since a kid I've liked technology and continue to spend a lot of my time in front of my computer, both professionally and privately. When not staring at the screen, I like to travel, learn new languages, take photos, go hiking in the wilderness, ride my bicycle, and generally spend time outdoors — most of which match Sandra's passions too. So we travel and admire the nature together, but this website remains mainly my hobby.
Studies and work
In my working career, I've specialized in large computing and storage systems for scientific use, and long term preservation of data. I've also been a programmer, a researcher and a journalist. CSC - the Finnish IT Center for Science was my employer for almost ten years.
Several non-profit organizations have played a big role in my life. Both my wife and me are active in hospitality exchange, you're welcome to visit us! You'll find us at least in the following networks:
I try to avoid special tricks and keep these pages simple and standards compliant. They should all be readable with any browser. If you find a page that isn't or have any other comments, please drop me a note.
Arto Teräs <firstname.lastname@example.org> — last update 2016-07-03.