About this site

In case you were wondering, the domain name p5r is a Numeronym:

echo pircher | bash -c 'read n; l=${#n}; echo ${n:0:1}$((l-2))${n:$((l-1)):1}'
echo pircher | awk '{ l=length($0); print substr($0, 1, 1) l-2 substr($0, l, 1) }'

These pages are written in XML using Vim, validated with jing and trang, translated to HTML using xsltproc, checked with the W3C Link Checker for dead links and uploaded to the server using rsync.

I try to keep the HTML and CSS standards compliant (and the site rendered fine in text mode browsers, last time I checked). Nevertheless, they may be not be displayed correctly with some older browsers. Sorry for that.

The material featured on this site is, unless otherwise stated, copyright by Thomas Pircher and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Pictures from this web site can be used only with an explicit permission from the author.

About me

I studied at the Università degli Studi di Bologna, where I finished in 2003 my studies in Engineering (computer science). It was there where I learnt to cook gastronomical gems such as pasta with tuna fish and scrambled eggs with onion and olives. From January 2004, I worked as an Embedded Software Engineer at Sadel S.p.A. in Bologna. In 2006 I joined NemeriX Ltd. on their sites in Manno, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK, developing firmware for GPS chips. From 2008 until 2010 I worked for Cambridge Mechatronics on the firmware for miniature auto-focus actuators. In 2010 I joined the WiFi Firmware team in CSR, this Division was later acquired by Samsung LSI. Since July 2014 I'm working in the Wireless division of Cambridge Consultants, working on a variety of projects (predominantly embedded and telecoms).

I'm particularly interested in the fields of Embedded Software, Automation and Control, UNIX, Networking and occasionally I try to make digital photos.


You can send me a mail at <thp-web@p5r.uk>; (spam is merrily accepted to train SpamAssassin). If you want to send encrypted Mails, then you can download my gpg public key here. (Fingerprint 2365 7221 799D D83C D20C A9C1 C690 67EE DD9D B57B).