About

The Website

In 2007 I was looking at the possibilities for a website. But what should I do with it? Setting up a website is easy, but creating quality content is not so easy. I’ll let you be the judge here. 🙂

Then I thought about what I really wanted to do. What I needed was to have a place for all my notes. And in case I needed the information,  it should be readily available no matter where I was. That by using a website other people could benefit from it as well was a nice side effect. This website shows my own experiences with the different subjects. Especially my work with Linux will be featured, but also other topics will find their place here.

I chose to build the website on the wordpress bloging software. First I was trying to build the website from scratch, and although that would have been loads of fun, the work needed to do this would delay the launch indefinitely. I’m using a custom theme to get a look that I am happy with. If you are curious I can tell you that the theme comes from styledthemes.com.

My thanks  goes out to the many people who made WordPress into the great software it is today.

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Fooling around with computers has been my biggest hobby since the mid 80’s. Like a lot of other guys, I started out with a Commodore C64 and worked my way through the Amiga 500 and 1200 to the PC where I’ve kinda been stuck since. That was in 1995!

Having finished a primary education as TV-technician in 1993, I worked mostly with electronics for 13 years. Alongside my work I took a secondary education as IT-Administrator that I finished in 2002.
In 2006 the company I worked for closed down and I was forced to find new pastures. In the following years I worked first as a maintenance technician at a large company. Later I came to work for my current employer as a service engineer in the refrigeration equipment field. (2008 until present). In the process I achieved a certification allowing me to work with refrigerants.

P1000611My first ventures with Linux started way back in 1995 shortly after buying my first PC. But I never really found a use for it at that time, and besides I couldn’t get the graphical frontend working with my lousy monitor. So my real start with Linux wasn’t until 1998 where I used Mandrake (later to be known as Mandriva and since Mageia) to gradually migrate from MS Windows.
But it actually took 4 more years before I began to conduct most of my computing under Linux, and only started windows for the few applications and games I wanted to use. That was the state of things for a very long time, but time goes by and things change. I am using Windows daily in my job, as do most other people while at work.  And it’s come to be a bigger part of my private life as well.

On a personal note I can tell you that I’m single. Finding the right girl isn’t easy. And when I thought I had found her, I blew it.
At the moment I live together with my brother and my cousin in this rather big house that we’re trying to fix. The renovation takes a lot of time which in part accounts for the great timespan between activities here on this site. A lot of time is also used on my job, as I am a traveling service engineer.
Since I am working on a server setup for my home though, I expect that at least some guides will find their way here. After all. The things the server need to do, need to be documented along the way for the rare occasion that a reinstall is necessary.

Finally if you want to contact me you can use the contact form on the contact page. I always enjoy receiving email. That is. As long as it’s not ads or the like! 😛
Or you can catch me on Facebook or Twitter.

The following is the boring (but necessary) stuff…

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