I write – fact, fiction and poetry; I philosophize, build companies, speak to small and large groups on most any topic, make artwork, music and games, program computers and old calculators, do crazy stuff.
I am a nerd. I love mathematics, astronomy and astrophysics, particle physics, chemistry, hardware and software and stuff that amazes me.
I help people – coach, mentor and inspire others to reach their goals and potentials.
Back in 2000, after 10 years as the CEO of the recruitment company U-MAN Norge, I moved on and started a consulting company together with my wife; Creo Pario AS I then started working for the leading Norwegian Linux company Linpro AS. From March 2003 till March 2004 I was the CEO. In the summer of 2004 me and my wife started FreeCode – a fully dedicated to free software. We expanded to 20 people in Norway, more than 50 internationally (in 6 countries). In early 2012, we sold the company to the wrong people who ran it into the ground.
I was born in Oslo, Norway in 1966.
I have four kids (Aleksander August was born on April 25th 2016) and have found the love of my life. We love kidding around, building Lego and do other fun stuff, like role-playing games.
If you came directly to this “about”-page looking for information on me leaving the Church of Scientology, then you will find this information in a separate article.
I started my blogging on Scientology a week after I left the church (2009-08-07) and decided almost a year later to let that blog and my old IT blog fade and move all my blogging to my Wordpress site. If you are searching for my posts, videos, articles and book on Scientology, head over here.
I am on a current mission to move all my blogging over here using Jekyll as my web platform.
I use Linux (Ubuntu GNU/Linux) on my laptop with i3 as the window manager and conky as the systems monitor/information presenter. I write almost everything in VIM, and I use Mutt as mail client and weechat as the chat client (over ssh to one of my virtual servers over at DigitalOcean). Qutebrowser is my favorite browser. My programming languages of choice are Ruby and Raven (except programming the HP-41 in FOCAL, synthetics or Mcode).