Thronic.com was registered in 2007 and closely related to my web development business at that time to norwegian businesses. I now use this place mostly as a reference for my own notes and recreational programming. I started working for other companies in 2010-2012 and I focused a lot on personal growth after that. I've got 2 boys now, Mikael(6) and Markus(4), that I dedicate most of my time to, so I'm not as active as before. As in no more continuous all-nighters. 8) But I still do a project from time to time.
I started with computing 12 years old when I got my first PC. A Compaq Presario with a 486 DX2 66Mhz CPU and 12MB RAM. Enough to pull Doom, Command & Conquer, Duke Nukem, Warcraft 1,2, Syndicate, GTA 1,2 and multiple other fun old games. But as well as playing games, I was also very interested in how they worked. No Google at that time, no Internet at all until a couple years later. So progress in learning programming and even scripting was slow. My interest increased greatly when the Internet became available to me, in the form of a 33.6 KBPS modem, rocking hard with a ~4 kB/s connection. Good enough for IRC anyway, and one or two 600MB GNU/Linux downloads, gambling on people stayed off the phone (a gamble I didn't always win).
In any case, as information has accumulated, it's been helpful to have my own reference available when doing infrequent computing tasks, as it's easy to forget things when I take long breaks. I sometimes wish I had a photographic memory so I didn't have to look up stuff every now and then, but alas I do not. Closer to the opposite, in fact. But I try to recognize the gifts I actually have, and embrace them. Some people say a superior memory is a curse anyway, as there are things we simply want to forget.
I don't consider myself as specially attuned towards writing code, I don't consider myself as being a specially gifted programmer at all. Programming just seems to fall in line with some of my natural attributes and interests, such as creative problem solving and building things. I like mechanical and electrical tinkering just as much, if not even more. Coding was always free to do, and almost without limits of creation. It's hard not to be drawn to that when funds are limited. I'd might be in a garage building engines instead if my available paths were different as young. I have a room full of tools I like to get my hands on and use whenever I can.
Reflecting on all this, I realize I'm probably just one of those mediocre programmers who writes data-management based software - mostly. I would probably have focused on AI (proper neural AI) instead if things where a little different. I think it's the ultimate programming challenge, after complex real-time applications. I spend much time learning many things I find interesting, but I dont force it if there's no real gain or need for it, I rather focus on, relax, and enjoy a lot of other parts in life instead.
Zend Certified Engineer (ZCE) PHP 5.3 certification.
2003 Noroff Education AS
System developer (MSSQL, VB, Java, ASP, C).
Professional Computing ExperienceMisc. work with Telenor Norway and Ventelo/Phonero (broadband, Business side).
2014-2017 Grimstad Elektromarked AS (Euronics)
IT Technician. Troubleshooting, upgrades and repairing computer equipment. Developing and maintaining Euronics Ready, a remote help- and reporting tool in .NET/C#. With servicing functionality for technicians for preparing new computers with a clean setup. Automatic ransomware protection. Setup and maintenance of Windows 2012 R2 server park with virtualizing (workgroup SSL replication) and PHP/MySQL/IIS. Developing and maintaining a SMS reply system integrating with Google Shortlink API.
2007-2010 Hotel Express International
Web Manager at Head Office. ASP, PHP, MSSQL, IIS log-analytics for patching SQL injection attacks, networking as well as other IT related tasks. Developing cross import functionality between different hotel database resources and interfaces. Interactive map integration, layout and navigation for ~9000 hotels with LAT/LON parameters.
Developing software, CMS websites (selfmade EasyWEB) with PHP and MySQL as main tools, modular e-commerce solutions, direct first-party credit card API (Norwegian BBS) zencart payment handler scripts and booking systems. Server maintenance (LAMP mostly).
2001 Interweb AS
IT internship. Mainly networking, but also web development and miscellaneous PC- and server setups. TCP IPv4 network and security on GNU/Linux, PHP, MySQL, HTML, Photoshop, GNU/Linux & Windows. Installation of RJ45 CAT5e network in the office space, as well as alarm system.