Hi, everyone. My name is Ian Fieggen (although I'm sometimes known as "Professor Shoelace"), I'm 51 years old, and
I currently live in Melbourne, Australia with my long-time partner, Inge. I'm just a friendly Aussie guy, and both
this site and my even more extensive
Ian's Shoelace Site are my way of trying to contribute to the Internet.
To sum up my life in one paragraph: My
parents are Dutch, I was born in Wellington, New Zealand, and have lived in
Australia since the age of one year old. I breezed through
school, having a real aptitude for science and mathematics. I'm somewhat
artistic, but more technical skill than creativity. My real forte has been in
computer graphics, which I've experimented with since the very
early days of computers. My most recent full-time employment was in a multi-skilled role at the head office of
a chain of retail jewellers, for whom I did both technical work such as IT,
programming and web site development, as well as producing all
artwork and catalogues.
If you browse the rest of my
personal site, you'll find out a lot more about me and what I have to share. I guess the main aspect of my
character that comes through as a common theme is that I'm passionate about efficiency. Much of my website deals
with different forms of efficiency, such as
tying shoelaces efficiently, or
optimizing graphic files to make them more efficient, to name but two examples. I'm also pretty easy-going,
so if you figure this stuff is not for you, then that's cool too.