Welcome to Ingram Braun's personal homepage!


This is the place where I am my own publisher and where I can publish texts and programs about all my areas of interest. I hold a Masters Degree (Magister Artium) with two majors in Prehistoric Archaeology and Physical Anthropology. Under the research menu item I am going to install some scripts related to demography and computer simulation and I maintain an area about the history of parlour games (I have collected a few hundred books on that ranging chronologically from the ancient Orient to the Baroque). Refer to Academia for publications.

Another issue is programming (Perl, C++, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, XML, XSLT, MySQL, CSS, LaTeΧ). From a technical point of view this site is far over the top for a personal homepage but I aim to keep me up to date with the rapidly developing web technology. If you are interested in the design and technology please head over to the IBML page. As a bibliophile I was disappointed of most standard web layouts.

Furthermore I am a tournament chess player and licensed arbiter and trainer with some professional experience in instructing elementary and secondary school children. The corresponding area contains material related to competitive chess in contrast to the more academic habits in the research/parlour-games path.1 The majority of the items collected in the miscellanea section is somehow connected to my main areas of interest but does not meet them exactly.

If you like to keep track of what is going on here there are three choices: subscribe to my feed or follow me via Twitter or Facebook. If you prefer E-mail notifications, I recommend the free feed-to-mail service on Blogtrottr. Please remark that I am pretty cautious with social media since I do not want to see my private life documented online! My general online strategy is to restrict the corresponding activities to specialist issues, and so is my website.

After prolonged hesitation I dare to provide a comment section. But I allow for factual comments only! For insults, spam, conspiracy theories and so on go elsewhere!

If this warning is displayed you have disabled JavaScript, run a script blocker or use an outdated browser that cannot compile the embedded scripts. This setting is good enough to read the texts provided on my page, but a considerable amount of comfort functions (f. i. Hamburger menu navigation, font resizing, zooming or chess game viewer) will not be at hand. Please note that my domain is advertisement-free. All scripts are functionally important.

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1I love footnotes!

words, ≈ characters