It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Nils is an oddball in a society that celebrates competition, wittiness, and quick responses to everything. He likes to take his time, think things through, see the big picture, and actually feel his feelings. From his perspective, most human beings are oblivious to the mavelous things that go on around them, because they are too busy chasing whatever they are chasing at that moment.
Nils is interested in many things. He has studied computer science, peace and conflict studies (PACS), some sociology and Indian religions, and many other topics, but without ever earning a degree. He cares about the knowledge, not about the prestige. He enjoys simple things, like watching little insects, studying beautiful prose and algorithms, and taking walks in solitude.
He has composed books about all kinds of topics, ranging from computer science to science fiction, Buddhism, and meditation. However, he has published only a fraction of them, because he lacks the resources to market them properly. He also used to write, draw, and craft all kinds of science fiction stuff.
Nils has always had a soft spot for LISPy languages, their history, and their implementation. He has also invented and/or implemented several programming languages, among others: several FORTH systems, T3X in the 1990's, Klong, more recently, as well as various dialects of LISP.
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