H.Merijn Brand

First name
H.Merijn
Last name
Brand
Nickname
Tux
Country
the Netherlands
City
Huizen
Birth year
1961
Company
PROCURA B.V.
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 B.V. in Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands, which has been very openminded to OpenSource.

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, C, and Java 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.