About

Hey, my name is Ryan Ceres. Welcome to my site! There are three things to tell you about.

About Me

My real name is Ernst Stolz and I live in Germany. I was born in Russia and moved to Germany at the age of five. I did my A-levels, did my community service (which at the time was still mandatory for any male) and then I studied Cognitive Science at the university of Osnabrueck for three semesters before I switched to mathematics. That's when I thought, hell, that's too difficult, I don't do maximum effort, and I switched again, this time to Computer Science and English. That worked out great for my propensity to do only what's necessary and I graduated with a Master's degree in 2016.

Now I'm a Junior JavaScript Web Developer at a local company. Why? Because you can't find employment with a degree in English literature and linguistics, you dummy, that's why!

About The Website

I built this site from scratch. I know, it's not a good idea because it's a crazy amount of work, but it's something I can say I've built myself and that makes me feel good again. I wanted to be able to control everything on my website, how it looks, how it functions, everything. It's built using Vue's offspring Nuxt as a framework and Vuetify for the user interface. If that sounds like gibberish to you, don't worry. I'll share a few things about how I built this site in future videos on Youtube, and not in the typical programmer lingo as you might expect. I hate unnecessarily complicated communication. And I love simplicity. Aren't you happy you came to this positive place?

As for the content on this site, it's always somehow about our zeitgeist, the spirit of our time, the culture we live in, the way we think. Zeitgeist is a German word and it literally means the spirit of our time. That's what Spirits Don't Fly stands for. It's about the contemporary spirit we live in. But unlike a ghostly spirit that floats above the ground and never touches its surface, our zeitgeist is leaving footprints. No, we won't track down the spirit here, we'll quietly follow it. Bring your slippers.

About My Channel On YouTube

Filming myself is new to me. I've recorded my screen before, but actually being on camera is new and, ye, it's difficult too. You can't fake being someone else, someone cool and rhetorically eloquent. People will notice. And you will get to know that, not in a good way either.

I'm mostly myself. The YouTube channel is a display of my person, of the things I need in life. I need to move, not sit or stand, I cannot stand immobility. And I need to learn something new all the time. I can chill too, but I'd go mad if I were to lay on the beach for two weeks straight and not do anything besides tanning; that's too crazy for me!

So that's what I share on YouTube: workout, learning something new, and the occasional magic trick!