Who am I?
My name is Tommi Mikael Kaura-Aho, commander of the site tomkarho.com, general of the projects within, loyal servant to the true emperor, the Code. Father to none, husband to none. And I will finish my projects, in this life or the next.
Despite the proclamation I am and continue to be a very humble and self-depracating personality. I tend not to, as the saying goes, toot my own horn. Some might say in that regard I reflect my countrymen in the finest tradition of humility.
I was born in the year 1990 in the municipal of Korpilahti at the central region of Finland. My childhood was uneventful and ordinary: I played (sometimes with “friends” most of the time alone), grew and prepared into adulthood with the usual platitudes of a child and a teenager. Yet despite being “ordinary” even at a very early age I started to ponder more profound and deeper questions than “what’s for dinner” and “can I get some candy“. I still ponder those same questions and seem to get different answer each time. I tend to call myself an amateur philosopher since the real one is a person who deserve their own wikipedia page.
My interest in computers started out in high school due to mostly for the fact that I wanted to play games. Programming at the time was something I wanted to do but thought it was too difficult and for the people whose IQ exeed the genius marker. As such I begun my “career” as a software developer after graduating at 2009 and once I enrolled to the program of Business Administration (essentially software dev with some business stuff attached) and graduated on schedule at 2013. Since then I have been constantly employed, first in the service of Landis+Gyr in a system integration gig and then landed my current job at Protacon. For more details, consult my linkedin page.
Other interest in my life include various medias. I watch tv-series and movies in abundance ranging from crime series to fantasy. My book collection ranges from technical manuals to crime novels even containing a couple of a more abstract works like Dante’s Divine Comedy. In music my taste is all over but strongly emphasizes a more melodic metal music. The only genre I cannot stand is the kind where the lyrics are obscured by the gritty howling of the singer. My gaming consist mainly of RPG’s and Final Fantasy is a name I have passion for. In order not to start growing roots and turning into a tree I spend several hours in week hitting a blue-yellow ball to the ground over a net and jumping around with various people. Good way to blow off some steam since the ball doesn’t hurt (but does hit back on occasion).
I write when time and inspiration gives me the opportunity and when words fail, I turn to poetry to spice up my life. Despite being a cold and calculating to the outside I am warm and discreet personality with deep passion to the things I set my eyes on. I am however a socially awkward and a shy lone wolf so I am a challenging friend to have.
What do I want?
My current dreams have already been realized. I am living on my own. I have a stellar job in a workplace that I enjoy. I am relatively healthy apart from obesity. What I want from my future is a change to expand my horizon and understanding of the world I life in. Naturally I aim to improve my skills in writing software and solve complex problems and make people’s daily routines easier to bear. I hope my current employer provides me with platform to do that very thing and so far they have delivered.
Where am I going?
At the moment I am not going anywhere specifically. I am happy where I am but I do hope to travel when time and money allows and see some more exotic locales. Meeting new people would be on the agenda if I wasn’t so bad at touching base :P. I communicate much more eloquently in writing.
PS. If you understood the reference in the headers the hit me up and answer the same questions 😉