About FlipMartin.net

FlipMartin.net is my personal Web site. It used to be called FL!P. Nothing that can be found or read here has anything to do with my employer.

About me

My name is Philippe Martin but since it must be the most common name in this country, they use to call me Flip. I was born (in 1961) and I live in France. I have been happily married with Katia (an artist) since 1980. We have a daughter, Jessica (who is a singer) since 1984, and two grand-daughters, Luce born in 2011 and Vega born in 2019.

I have worked nearly 20 years in the show business, originally as a musician, then alternatively as sound engineer and stage manager. I started teaching myself programming as a hobby (first with AppleScript and HTML) in the early nineties, almost as soon as I got my first Macintosh, a LC 4/40 (I have got eight other Macs after that one, and three Windows PC\\\'s. I still have most of the Macs...). I left the show business in 2000, and since then I have been making a living developing desktop and Web applications. The languages I use at work these days are mainly PHP on Symfony, Python and React.

I also play guitar (not often enough, though, according to my good old Stratocaster), my favorite band is Yes, I read a lot, and I love good SciFi in every form... and the Monty Python.