I am swedish, if you know how to speak and or read swedish it may
interest you to try JySKom.
For more information see later in the text.
Origin: I was born in Enköping, 1968, which makes the
crises to appear at any moment ;-).
Studies: I studied in Linköping at the university where I
got my M.Sc &
Non-studies: I was active in some Academic Societies such as:
Lysator Academic Computer
Society, and in Admittansen Electronics
Hacking: Yes, I consider my self to be a hacker, not to be
confused with crackers. See the JySKom for testing out my own
WWW-server/lyskom-klient. JySKom is a conference system, in swedish,
for which I built a Web-interface. Someday I'll publish an article
Aftergrade: My postgraduated studies started out with a Master
project on recovery system for AMOS.
EDSLAB, the database research group in Linköping
From there I got involved in SDDSs. In
my Licentiate Thesis (Half-A-PhD (after Master)) I implemented
LH*LH on a
Parsytec GC. After my Licenciate Thesis I was invited for
half-a-year stay in Amsterdam at CWI.
Amsterdam/CWI: and I got stuck here. Heck, I did not
need to teach (undergraduate courses) anymore! Which means
that I could complete my PhD in shorter time (however...).
PhD: Since the environment (prof. Martin Kersten, et. al.) expects
me to deliver a PhD-Thesis at about July 1999 I'll probably do so....
Goal: Enjoy different cultures/countries/people. I have been
traveling somewhat, but so far only in Europe.
Travelled: I like to explore new places. I've been in Finland
(Helsinki, Åbo), Denmark (Copenhagen, AAlborg), Norway (Oslo,
Grimstad, Kristiansand, Trondheim). But the first big trip on my own
was by interrail through Germany - England - France - Netherlands -
Denmark. Next, was a trip to St Petersburg, via boat. Travel through
Balticum (Estonia, Litauia, Latvia) and back over Berlin. For my work
I visited Tcheckien, and twice Paris, one week each time, Avignon for
a presentation. Summer 96 I went on a long trip...
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Yamaha XJ 400: Yes I had a motorcycle, I'm not fanatic but for
the kind of driving I want to do I find it more appropriate (leasure).
I took my driver licence for motorcycle when I was 27, and in my
first year I drove through Europe: Linköping, Copenhagen, Kiel, Hamburg,
Dusseldorf, Köln, Hannover, Braunschweig, Leipzig, Dresden, Prague,
Budapest, Wienna, XXX, 2xItaly, Zurich, Freiburg, Strausburg, Frankfurt,
Berlin, Linköping. Nowadays I have an...
Yamaha XJ 750: instead. It needs some fixing since some dutch
person had it before... I expect to be able to do some touring into
France and Germany possible Switzerland and Italy, and Spain this year.
But this contradicts partly with a strong urge to visit...
USA: I went to USA! Finally! It was
<blink>GREAT</blink>. People are generally very
nice. Service is fine (better than in Holland at least). With my good
friend Johnny I went to Yosemite
Park for a few nights. No bears ate me, still we staid in the
Housekeeping Camp. We also visited Muir Woods, Alkatraz, and other
nature sights (Old Faithful Geiser). San Fransisco was the base --
a wonderful sity. Where Amsterdam has Kanals, SF has Hills. Big contrast
with flat Holland.
Lived: I lived in quite a few places; Enköping, Varberg,
Linköping, Östervåla, Stockholm, Linköping, half a year in Berlin
(Germany), and now at least a full year in
Amsterdam (The Netherlands).
I live in a very nice area near...
Nieuwmarkt: Nieuwmarkt, alias Chinatown, on which
De Waag (shown in the picture above), lies.
Binnen Bantammerstraat: The street where I live Binnen
Bantammerstraat is an street with an interesting history. It was
once a street filled with Chinese Restaurants (now two still
exists). On top of the restaurants people could smoke opium and sleep
it out in the room. About 5 years ago the police raided the area, no
longer (?) afraid of the chinese maffia. Closing down
restaurants. Most of the restaurants re-opened on Zeedijk close to
Nieuwmarkt. However, there are still 3 restaurants, one and 4
eetcafe's and one Showarma (open very late!) on this very short
street. The street is very cosy, and neighbourhoodly.
Alkohol can be bought in the neighbours shop (BB 8). Next to that
shop there is an Instrument Bow-buildingartist,
Basil de Visser. In the house on the other side of where I
live, there is good Hairshop nicely decorated. Oh, of course
there is a Porche-store on the street too. However, how the get
the porches inside the building is partly a mystery, when looking
into the store from the street.
If you happen to know more about this street please send me an
email and I'll try to put the information in! Appologies for
incorrect or incomplete information.
Amsterdam: Near Nieuwmarkt one can walk through the
Red Light District and getting offers to
Hash, Extacy, VFSH, Whatever, the closest to drugs I get is buying
Coffeshops is the place for whose who wants the soft drugs. Some of
them excell in having a good selection of tea (not teabags!).
I don't like to say too much personal stuff. But you are
welcome to ask me instead.