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About

I live in Vienna in Austria. Vienna - or Wien as it is called in German - is the gorgeous capital of Austria. Vienna is synonymous with a high quality of life, good food, beer and wine, music and gemütlichkeit. I have been living in Vienna on-and-off for the past many years and after a stay in New York, I decided to settle down in this magnificent city.

City Hall

City Hall

The city hall is located on the ring road and houses so many events all year.

Burg Theater

Burg Theater

Vienna is also beautiful when the snow falls. In December, most of the inner city is dedicated to so many christmas markets that I've lost count years ago.

Opera House

Opera House

The old opera house is a landmark in the inner city. Located at the ring road close to Karlsplatz, a visitor cannot possibly avoid to take notice of this beautiful building.

My neighborhood

My neighborhood

I live in an area of Vienna called Margareten. Located next to Naschmarkt, the door to The Balkans and the entire eastern region is wide open - I love it.

Chinatown

Chinatown

As an extra bonus, Chinatown is only a couple of blocks away and if you fancy chinese foods there are tons of dinners, restaurants and supermarkets readily available.

My flat

My flat

I live in a nice penthouse with a view over the rooftops to the small mountains surrounding the city. The apartment is what is referred to as a "dachboden ausbau". What this means is that the entire roof is removed from an old house, and a brand new apartment is built on top of the building.

Sunset

Sunset

The sun sets over the mountains that surround the city. With a view over the rooftops to the small mountains surrounding the city, I cannot possibly complain.

Terrace at day

Terrace at day

It often gets very hot on the terrace so a parasol is a must. On the positive side is that I almost live on the terrace when the weather allows it.

Terrace at night

Terrace at night

In the hot summer nights I often use the terrace until midnight.

Summer

Summer

In the early summer, all the flowers bloom.

Autumn

Autumn

When the Autumn comes, the leaves on many plants turn a beautiful dark red color.

Winter

Winter

Unfortunately the winter in Vienna can be quite cold with loads of snow.

Selfie

Selfie

Selfie, sushi and a beer.

Contact

My home address

Torben Ring
Kleine Neugasse 13/1/22
A-1050 Vienna
Austria

My location

Skype me

My Skype username is ringdk. Due to spam on Skype, I'm currently running Skype in a closed contacts mode, so you need to exchange contact info to call me or to use the chat option.

Skype me

Mail me

You can send me a mail by clicking the button.

Interests

My work
Work

What I do for a living - the short version is that I develop computer software - that's it!

To elaborate on the above, I have to go into greater detail: I am the senior developer of the HELIOS accounting system, which is sold in Scandinavia. The HELIOS system is aimed at the automotive industry and is primarily used in repair shops and paint shops. It is often the only piece of software used for running the entire business, so it has to be fully featured and support the special needs of this particular branch.

My company
Object Pascal Compiler
Pascal

The Pascal-P Object Pascal compiler (PPC) is a Windows compatible x86 and AMD64 Object Pascal cross-compiler. It is completely self contained and generates Windows EXE files for 32-bits and 64-bits Windows. PPC comes with a Windows compatible IDE with an intuitive and easy to use text interface. PPC can also output PCode (a java like bytecode) which can be interpreted and thus can be used to add a programming language to an application.

Download PPC 1.98.1113
Simple PCB Layout Editor
Pascal

The Simple PCB Layout Editor makes it easy to do a prototype board. I developed the program as I found most of the commercially available PCB packages way too difficult to use, and many of those do not allow for a printout for a homemade PCB. And the PCB Editor is free.

Download PCB Editor
Hi-Fi
Hi-Fi

I like to listen to music - but not the common poor quality sound that comes from a set of cheap in-ears plugged into an iPhone. I am more into the heavy stuff where electrostatic speakers, class-A monoblocks and turntables are my foundation for a real joyride.

Ina's paintings
Ina Fasching Ina's paintings

Ina's paintings

A very skilled young artist, Ina Fasching, lives on the same street as me. I actually met her as I went for a beer in a small "Beisl" across the street. I did not know what she actually did, but as I am a curious person I asked her: What do you do, when you are not serving me beer?

She told me that she was an art student at the famous art school here in Vienna. Of course I wanted to see her paintings, and I liked them very much.

Der Köning

Der König

Kirchengang

Kirchengang

Die umarmung

Die umarmung

Sperrstunde

Sperrstunde

(tiefdruck) einzug ins haus

(tiefdruck) einzug ins haus

Zwischenspiel am pazifik

Zwischenspiel am pazifik

MAME Box

This album shows the Step by Step process that I went through when I was building my MAME arcade cabinet.