Alex Schroeder

Portrait I develop Oddmuse and run the Emacs Wiki. I have a blog.

I live in Zürich, Switzerland. I have a 60% job as a software engineer. German is my first language.

See my About and my Contact pages if you need more information.


  1. The WikiWay doesn’t scale well, and maybe it doesn’t need to. A wiki for a group of friends is good enough for me, as long as the content is interesting and the people are nice. Therefore I don’t plan to scale.
  2. Design matters. Plain and drab just doesn’t cut it. Of course we don’t want FormOverContent because we are not market droids. Aesthetics is for everybody.
  3. Multilingual sites, yes. Multilingual pages, no.
  4. :-) Diagrams! :-D Diagrams... :-) :-D !! 😊 Visual Language! Zap! Bamm! ❤ ❤ ❤ 8-) 8-) !!!
  5. Complex diagrams require explanation. That’s what makes them interesting. Use them instead of a slideshow or instead of a paper for a poster session. They don’t have to stand on their own.
  6. Simple diagram have to be memorable. Use them to make a point in a talk.
  7. Work–Life balance – trying to live my life as a statement

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