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My name is Achim Baqué.
I was born in 1968 in the former Western Germany.
I live and work mostly in Germany.
Achim doesn't sound German? But it is. Most native English speakers associate "Achim" to Arabia because of the pronunciation and many pronounce it like "Akim". The “ch” sounds harsh for them and is hard to pronounce, kind of like the "th" sound in English is hard for Germans. In German, however, the "ch" sounds soft
Wikipedia about Achim. There is even a city in northern Germany called Achim.
Baqué doesn't sound German? Indeed, it is a French name. My ancestors left France in 1789 in a hurry, eventually escaping the revolution on a boat and settled in Germany. For more than 200 years, this family branch has been living in Germany. The other half of the family has been in Germany for at least 900 years.
I can't deny it, my DNA test says 99.9% of it is of European descent with mainly German besides 25% French and 25% British roots.
Anyway, there is only one world and no countries for me.
Astronomy and particle physics were a passion during my young years and I was 100% sure this would be my work as an adult. Later, I have spent every free time I had with an soldering iron.
Obviously vintage computers. Programming, stock market, traveling, diving, photography, creating time-lapse videos, fast cars and convertibles.
Mike Willegal’s Apple-1 Registry is a list of all known Apple-1 and it has been established for years. Mike Willegal handed over the Registry to me.