And about me...
I was born 1939 in Bern, Switzerland. I'm a former engineer of chemical company Lonza, and I'm a lucky retired grandpapa now (1999). I was with this company during 35 years, and have drifted from my electrical engineering education to being a specialist for physical properties of chemical compounds and mixtures, and application of this to chemical plant simulation. I'm happy to be away from the econo-industrial mainstream now. But I have to be grateful, not only to destiny, but also to the above company, for having had a very satisfying job, almost all the time.
But now, electricity woke up again: with Tesla coils, a completely
useless, nonprofit device, and a subject,
which had triggered my decision to an electrically oriented profession,
in 1954, when I constructed my very first Tesla coil, after a "cook-book"
There was a time, when I was intensively working in my other hobby: print making, by the techniques of copper engraving and etching. I was lucky to meet indeed exceptionally bright artist people, like my late friend Gerhard Wendland, and, not to be forgotten, my late dad Hans Schraner. But in the moment this hobby is "waiting". May be later, when my TC's come too much for my heirs...
In the meantime, like many others, I came to realize, it to be important,
to do something interesting in your life.