H.Merijn Brand

First name
H.Merijn
Last name
Brand
Nickname
Tux
Country
the Netherlands
City
Huizen
Birth year
1961
Company
Procura
Web site
http://tux.nl/
PAUSE ID
HMBRAND
Monk ID
200365
GitHub
Tux
PM group
Amsterdam.pm , perl6.pm
Perl versions
🐪 Perl 4, 🐪 Perl 5, 🦋 Perl 6
Bio
I am an analyst/programmer since 1988 working for Procura in Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands.

I am specialized in data-analysis and -conversion, mainly with databases and data-connections as focus area.

Many know me for my work on the CSV data format with Perl. I wrote a fast, versatile and flexible CSV parser for Perl 5 and ported that to Perl 6.

In my daily work, I mainly use the Perl and C programming languages. My desktop is Linux (OpenSUSE with Plasma 5) on my workstations and my laptop. Next to Linux my daily work is also concentrated on commercial OS's like HP-UX.

On the internet I am widely known as "Tux".

My personal preferences can be viewed on http://tux.nl.

Talks submitted by H.Merijn Brand

Using GeoIP to monitor break-in attempts — 20 minutes; accepted — August 9 (Fri), Room %, 12:30

Access to sites or applications that are (very) region specific, like elections, might well want to block regions that try to break-in and/or corrupt the data. When a firewall or similar monitor reports break-in attempts, it might be useful to see the region the attempt comes from.