Diese Seite auf Deutsch
Vlado World-Wide
Last update: 2024-06-03

Vlado Plaga and his homepage

Vlado Plaga

In what is usu­al­ly the hottest pe­ri­od of the year, the end of july, I was born in 1980 in Herdecke/Ruhr, which is close to ⇒Dort­mund, where I’ve been liv­ing ever since, ex­cept for my year in Aus­tralia and two years in Nijmegen (Netherlands), 2011 and 2012.

More photos of me are in the ⇒photo album, on the ⇒Australia Page and occasionally also in my ⇒photo galleries.

I studied teach­ing at Uni­ver­sität Dort­mund from 2004 to 2008. My sub­jects are English, Math­e­mat­ics and Ger­man. Be­fore I start­ed that teach­ing de­gree, I had tried Com­put­er Science and English Lin­guis­tics, but I changed my mind, be­cause this was not re­al­ly what I want­ed to do (and very dif­fi­cult, too). I am also a mem­ber and the web­mas­ter of the Green party’s local brach, and a uni­ver­si­ty sports group for jug­gling and uni­cy­cling, and I used to do the same for ESN Dort­mund until 2007. Con­cern­ing pol­i­tics and my stud­ies, this web­site’s Ger­man ver­sion is more de­tailed.

In early 2009 I joined the men's choir ⇒Har­mo­nie 1882 Dort­mund-​Hör­de

Con­tact: One of my e-mail ad­dress­es is contact <at> vlado-do.de (PGP fingerprint, public key: A1E5 B8D3 3E0F 3DED AF13 D22B 1C7F 03D1 1AE0 A690). I also use Conversations and Pidg­in, in­stant mes­sen­gers with the XMPP pro­to­col. This pro­to­coll al­lows the use of many dif­fer­ent pro­grams and providers, in­stead of de­pend­ing on one sin­gle com­pa­ny like MSN or Facebook (WhatsApp). Just ask me for my user name on a different channel (mail, e-mail, phone...).

I am right
You are wrong
I am right
You are wrong

Black-and-white-think­ing is stupid and dan­ger­ous...

“Hope, in con­trast to op­ti­mism, is not the ex­pec­ta­tion of a happy end­ing, but the com­mit­ment in the cer­tain­ty of the ac­tion mak­ing sense, no mat­ter how it ends.”
Vá­clav Havel (my trans­la­tion from a Ger­man magazine)

up star shaped link to Mozilla Mozilla.org

This home­page

  • was launched in 1998, and started offering information in English in 1999.
  • is put to­geth­er with the help of PHP.
  • had a Guest Book between 2003 and 2010.
  • is best seen with a typ­i­cal web browser (but not MSIE < version 8), and with open eyes.
  • is called Vlado World-Wide (since 2004), for linguistic reasons (mainly for the German title), and for all the pictures from the other side of the world (looking at Australia from Europe).
any browser
Hide the menu ⇒
⇐ Show the menu