‘Captain’ Thomas Krackl joined ISE in 2006. He is in charge of all IT systems used by ISE.
My favourite moments of ISE usually come twice a year: the opening of the show and the closing of the show. To see everything coming together and then opening the gates to visitors is always a rush. And likewise, once everything has worked out and we close our doors it gives me a feeling of relief – and also means it’s time to party!
When would that be??
I am watching Last Chance U on Netflix – a series about junior college football. It is interesting to watch as it shows how very junior footballers try to find their way into the NFL. Also, it really helps me brush up my swearing in English. After seasons 1 and 2 I felt well equipped to engage in any language brawl, but realised later that I am still a beginner when I saw seasons 3 and 4, which took the F-word to a completely new level…
Yes, I have two cats: Kex and Smilla. Technically they are probably only 1.5 cats, as Kex only comes by every couple of days, usually when he is beat up and needs a vet. That’s very different compared to Smilla, who has trained us very well to get up from the sofa to let her out, then giving us just enough time to sit down before we have to get up again when she wants back in, 30 seconds later.
OMG, I have 268 apps on my phone. This is not an exaggeration. Do I use them all? Most of them probably not. But I am always amazed about how many I am actually using when I close them all. So let me quote three apps which I think are not so mainstream:
“Don’t just study audio engineering; also learn about the business side of the music industry.” I was told this when I was trying to decide what to study, and am glad I took this person’s advice (and later took an artist management class with him). Even though audio engineering was fun, I quickly realised that I was better at business/management and IT than audio engineering. I was lucky enough to later work as a product manager with artists like Prince, Whitney Houston, Santana and others, which I would have not been able to do had I only stuck to audio engineering.
One thing that most people do not know about me is that I perform in impro theatre. I always wanted to be an actor, but my problem is that I am no good at learning lines by heart. So when I stumbled across impro theatre, that changed everything. I was part of a group for a few years but eventually it fell apart, so for the last few years I have not been able to do it. Maybe it’s something to pick up again when it becomes possible 😊