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.
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 :P

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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 :P

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 :P

Nerd venn diagram

Yes, that diagram is also what I based my site title and tagline upon ;)

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 :P

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 µTorrent 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.