About me

  • Name: Protesilaos (Πρωτεσίλαος)
  • Birth place: Greece
  • Birth year: 1988
  • Residence: Cyprus
  • Email: public@protesilaos.com (check the contact page for further information)

Profile

In my teens I was a semi-professional football (soccer) player and, at times, an assistant to a land surveyor and a motorcycle mechanic.

During my university years I was employed as a bartender, construction worker, receptionist, waiter, etc.

After my studies in mid-2011 and up until ~2016 I got involved in politics-related fields (parliamentary assistant at the European Parliament, independent researcher and external contractor, etc.), with a specialisation in the European Union’s Economic and Monetary Union.

Now I am nominally committed to agricultural activities in a remote mountainous region in Cyprus, though the prevailing conditions (the pandemic, persistent economic recession…) mean that I am oscillating between states of under- and un- employment.

Those granted, I am just a philosopher. I spend much of my time doing philosophy, whether that is by thinking or writing. I also program my custom computing environment and generally try to do things my way for their inherent recreational or educational value.

Sometimes I blend programming with philosophy, as made evident by such questions as the one that populates my GitLab/GitHub profile’s description:

At what point does a tinkerer become a programmer, provided no formal background in the latter?

Or in some of the videos I make which are nominally about a text editor but I actually talk philosophy, such as:

In a manner of speaking, I just talk to programmers about philosophy and to philosophers about programming.

protesilaos.com

This website has been online since 2011. It contains more than 600 entries on a wide range of topics, all of which are available under the appropriate copyleft terms that ensure end user freedom—see the license page. Read, learn, think, and reach your own conclusions.

The report on Ten years of protesilaos.com might also be of interest.

What I wrote in the past may not represent my current views. I review, change, refine my beliefs as part of a life of research and reflection. If you are looking for consistency, a dogma to follow, a narcissist to idolise, you need to look elsewhere. It is important to understand that you should not follow me, for I am not going anywhere in particular.

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Note that my active Git repositories are on GitLab. The ones on GitHub are mirrors.