About

My name is (not revealed due to privacy concerns) and this is my website where I occasionally share my notes and thoughts about Open Source, BSD and GNU/Linux system administration, and programming - the pragmatic way.

I started programming in BASIC on the Sharp MZ-800 when I was about 9 or 10 and I have been passionately interested in computers and programming since then :)

I had my first computer related job when I was only 15 years old in a security and communications company working primarily with modems and 10BASE2 Ethernet systems. There I learned a lot about soldering, electronics, and programming in machine code. It was a real dream job for a 15 year old kid :)

I almost became an electronic engineer, but I never finished the last part of my studies because I was too busy working. Therefore I am mostly self-taught.

Most of my life I have been working as a system and network administrator and programmer - both as an employee and as a self-employed/freelancer/consultant.

I created my third startup when I was 32, a company with a dedicated team of employees that, among other things, provided networking solutions and support for the growing number of Internet caf├ęs that became very popular at the beginning of the millennium. At that startup we provided a free networking and hardware troubleshooting class for all people located in the city. That gave me an opportunity to teach as well, something I later discovered that I rather enjoyed back then. I have been writing on and off on this website since about then.

Whenever I am involved in a project I try to follow good software engineering principles such as:

I am also the author of PHP The Wrong Way and Programmering i Go (a Danish Go programming tutorial that I hope to finish some day). I don't use social media so you can't find me there. I do have an account on GitHub, but since most projects I am involved in requires developing proprietary code I only occasional have an opportunity to put stuff on GitHub, so nothing exiting exist in my repo.