Category Archives: Personal

Posts about my life specifically. Things that are going on that I feel like sharing :)

What panic attacks feel like

In case you were curious.

Panic attacks are episodes of feeling extremely frightened together with having a number of physical symptoms related to fear – such as shortness of breath, rapid heart rate, feeling your heart pounding, butterflies in the stomach, sweating, feeling weak-kneed, tingling in hands and feet, dizziness, feeling that you are likely to faint, go crazy or die and feeling that you or your surroundings are not quite real.
β€” Freedom From Agoraphobia

Not experienced them for a while now, but have several times before. They hit more or less (seemingly) out of the blue and I can assure you they are no fun…

10 myths about introverts

For those who know me, I don’t think it would be a big surprise if I told them I am a bit of an introvert. I stumbled over a very interesting book review today on a book called The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World, and it looks very interesting. I’ve already added it to my Amazon wish list and will probably buy it pretty soon πŸ˜›

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Happy new year!

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Not sure where twenty-ten went, but twenty-eleven is up next. So, happy new year everyone! Take good care of yourself, your friends and your family. Remember to stop and think once in a while. About what you’re doing and where you’re heading. And remember to spend your time wisely, cause before you know it, it’ll be twenty-thirteen πŸ˜›

Interlude follow-up

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My blog has been a bit dead for a while, so thought I could (hopefully) kick it off again with a little follow-up on my recent Interlude post.

I have now been at LifeStyleTV since the middle of February, and things finally seem to at least somehow settle in a bit. The first weeks was a bit chaotic I must admit, but things are much better now and starting to get more regular.

What I do around here depends a bit on what needs to be done, but my main responsibilities consists of two things: Create playlists and develop internal software.

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Interlude

Ink blotNot much is happening at the moment. Well, actually quite a bit is happening. It’s just that I find myself in a rather non-eventful interlude of some sort.

Last Friday (January, 29th) I had my last day at SMS Development & Support AS where I have been working for the last 1.5 years. It was my very first job as a full-time software developer and I learned a lot. Both about developing software and about myself as a developer. Good stuff!

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Nerd explained

I’ve always kind of thought of myself as a geek, or a nerd, or something in that genre. But I have never really understood the subtle differences between them. Recently I came over a good Venn diagram that explains it all! So from now on, this is the definition I will go by πŸ˜›

Nerd venn diagram

Yes, that diagram is also what I based my site title and tagline upon πŸ˜‰

New blog!

Alright, we are doing this again. After having watched a very inspiring session with Scott Hanselman called Making Your Blog Suck Less: Social Networking and Your Personal Brand Online at the Norwegian Developer Conference 2009, I figured I should have a go at this thing again. I have had various websites before and a couple of blogs, however they all suffered from me wanting to program more than I wanted to write. That means I usually ended up programming my own stuff, having loads of fun designing, putting things together, forcing some text about myself and what I do out there, and then… well, then they pretty much died.

So, now I am going for WordPress and is hoping that I will manage to stick with it for a while. And hopefully get some stuff out here too. Will try out Scott’s advice on using drafts in Live Writer, etc.

Aaaaanyways, have a look around, drop me an email if you want, comment on stuff, subscribe to my feed, et cetera. Or just ignore me. That is fine by me too πŸ˜›

By the way if you are interested in seeing that very good session, you can find them here. I recommend downloading it using the BitTorrent file you find there. If you think it is a bit much, just use a decent BitTorrent client like Β΅Torrent and you can select just that file. However I really do recommend that you download the whole thing cause it is a lot of really great stuff there. For example some very good introduction sections to Test-Driven Development with Roy Osherove.