Thronic.com was registered in '07. I now use it mostly to document various computing tasks for reference.
All content and articles on this site are produced based on my own needs and/or by my own designs. No guarantees or promises given. No responsibility for potential system damage taken. I leave plenty of room for user and PEBCAK situations. I believe people should use their own minds and ideas and come to their own conclusions and/or solutions by not only looking at information in a single place, but through multiple sources from the Internet relevant to them if possible. If something I wrote can be a part of that, I'll be glad.
I'm 34 years old and live in Norway. I got my first computer at 12 after discovering a PC for the first time at a neighbour where I was awed by the possibilities and control ~104 keys could represent. Shortly after my mother was able to get me one, and I was hooked. My first computer was a Compaq Presario 433 (486 DX2 66Mhz, 12MB RAM, 256MB HDD, Win 3.11, MS-DOS 6.22). As well as playing games, I was very interested in figuring out the inner workings of computers - both hardware and software. I started with getting all the books I could, learning about the main components. The Internet came 2 years later through a V.34 33600 bps(4kB/s) modem compared to the 100Mbit/s fiber optics I have today. How far things have come... This catapulted my interest for computers further along as well and I started learning how to write code. I've since then also tried a lot of GNU/Linux distributions but always fall back to Debian as a favorite for server use. On the Microsoft Windows side of things, my favorites were/are 98SE, XP, 7 and 10 as well as 2012R2 for server use. I've had 2 iMac's, but ended up installing Windows on both.
As a Builder and Technician
I enjoy very much building computers, mostly my own. Sometimes I'll have customers ask me for a build. Everything from gaming rigs and workstations to servers and media centers or home automation. I've been building computers ever since I was 14 in various shapes and form factors. I like building things in general. As an extra hobby I also like building hobby-grade RC cars. I like it because it has mechanics, electronics and engine/motor tuning all in the same hobby without needing a garage or being too expensive. It's also tangible and has a sensory satisfaction not found in computing.
As a Programmer
As an Employee
As for me as an employee. I have a very hard time of letting go of a project before it's done or solved. I tend to get intensely focused on any problem needing to be solved and figure things out, until it's solved or figured out. It's just how I function. But if it's an interesting problem or challenge I do very much enjoy it, as long as I'm not hard-pressed on time while doing it. I like to dedicate the time a project demands and do it properly.
2011 ITUM KOMPETANSE Test Center, Skien.
Zend Certified Engineer (ZCE) PHP 5.3 Certification.
2003 Noroff Education AS
System & Web Developer. 2-Year Study, completed in 6 months. (MSSQL, VB, Java, ASP, C). Grade: Laudabilis
Professional Computing ExperienceMisc. work with Telenor Norway and Ventelo/Phonero (Broadband Service, Business side).
2014-2017 Grimstad Elektromarked AS
IT Technician. Creator and maintainer of EuronicsReady, a remote help- and reporting tool in .NET/C# with built-in functionality for preparing new computers with a 100% clean setup, updates and automatic ransomware protection. Admin for Windows Server 2012 R2 hypervisors (workgroup SSL replication). VM serving MAB network share and IIS for SMS reply system integrating with Google Shortlink API for service confirmations. Miscellaneous networking maintenance.
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 and CMS (selfmade EasyWEB, ending production in 2005) with PHP and MySQL as main tools. Modifying existing e-commerce solutions, direct first-party credit card API (Norwegian BBS) zencart payment handler scripts and booking systems. Server maintenance (LAMP mostly). Company clients TCP/IP network subnet splitting, limited device sharing on closed subnets and general TCP/IP security.
2001 Interweb AS
IT internship. Mainly networking, some 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.