About Me

Hello! I'm Wong Liang Zan or simply Zan for short. I'm a computer geek living in Singapore. When I'm not with a computer, I like to read, do some sports or spend time with my family.

My favourite authors are Milan Kundera and Kurt Vonnegut.

I'm currently I used to be using an old thinkpad x200 with Arch Linux. I usually use a combination of urxvt, tmux, xmonad and emacs in my work. However I tend to prefer vim on the shell as they start up faster.

I'm now on a Macbook Pro as my old Thinkpad has gone *kaput*. My feelings echo that of antirez. Linux is better for coding. I miss xmonad. I'll be back on Linux some day.

Before my kids came, I used to volunteer regularly at Minds Youth Group. Do join them and bring some shine to the lives of the less priviliged.

I'm also a big football fan of Manchester United.

As you can see, I don't have a lot of hair. If you're losing your hair like me, shave it! Life is too short to be spent fretting about how thin your hair is. Stop hiding! Your hair is not coming back. Say no to rugs, drugs and plugs.

Professional Work

Having worked for a number of years from startups to enterprises means I've amassed a wealth of experience in building products and managing teams. I'm currently the co-founder of Propine, a startup that provides securities services for institutions to manage their digital assets.

I've also written an ebook on XPath. The state of documentation for XPath could be better, and here's my contribution towards it.

I'm always open to new opportunities. If there is something I can do for you, feel free to reach me.

If you are looking for a designer, look no further. My sister does that for a living.