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Who am I ?

Born in Antwerp (Belgium) in 1967, I lived most of my life in Brussels. I studied Ancient History at the ULB, and then went to work in the IT world (I specialized in System and Network Administration). My mother language is french. I'm married to Véronique since 1994, and we have two twin kids, Béatrice and Thibault (born in 1996).

Some projects close to my heart.

Here are a few projects I'm involved in. I would be very glad if you would consider visiting their websites.

  • Musée Gallo-Romain de Waudrez: Waudrez, the roman vicus of Vodgoriacum, now a suburb of Binche, was the first stop away from Bavay on the roman road to Köln. Numerous excavations have taken place where the vicus once stood, and the resulting archeological finds are presented to the public in the museum.
  • Institut Notre-Dame des Hayeffes: the kids' school. I help build and maintain their network.

Please note that I'm listing here only those projects that are not directly related to computer science. For the purely computer-related topics, please see this page.

Contacting me.

Please always feel free to drop me a note, or to give me a feedback on any and all issues raised in these pages.

I'm now working for Ion Beam Applications, S.A. (IBA) in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

Here is my current email address at the office: (Philippe Andersson)

You can also reach me at my private email address (don't expect same day response) :

Should you wish to use a secure channel to communicate with me, here is my OpenPGP key.

What about that nut ?

I'm always wearing a large steel nut on a necklace, and lots of people wonder why. So here is the story (or at least one of them):

The Nut Guy !

I found that nut one day on the wayside, when walking close to where my Granma used to live. It striked me as rather large (I was really young at the time), and I decided I liked it and that I wanted to keep it. Obviously, I did.

Later on, of course, I tried to rationalize the thing, and, having in general a rather hands-on, scientific approach to Life, I thought this might be a good illustration of my motto: "if you want to understand how things work, you take them apart then put them back together again (don't try that with your father's watch)".

The niftier explanation I ever heard for it was found by one of my friends. He viewed it as a way to illustrate one's drive to perfect oneself: from a rough, squarish outside, you try and reach the perfect inner circle. Well done, Ioan.

Last Modified: May 3, 2004.