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About me

I am 33 years old (born 27. June 1968 in Trondheim), living in a small city in northern Norway called Mo I Rana [6619'N 1400'E] just a little south of the Arctic Circle. The city has about 25000 people. I work at Elkem Rana AS who makes ferrochrome that is used in production of stainless steel. Elkem Rana AS is part of the Elkem Corporation, the world largest producer of Ferro-alloys. I work on a 5-shift schedule.

I am a member of the local union, Polarsirkelen Kjemiske Fagforening where I also are on the board as a Data- og teknologitillitsvalgt. Not sure how to translate that, but my work is with the use (and misuse) of data and new technology. I am on my second term now, being reelected earlier this year.

Polarsirkelen Kjemiske Fagforening is part of NKIF who organize people in chemical industry in Norway. NKIF is a member organisation of the Norwegian Labour Union, LO.

In my spare time I play around with my computer doing games (Harpoon, The Sims, Caesar III, MS Flight Simulator 98, Seven Kingdoms, Railroad Tycoon II, Settlers II & III, Sim City 3000, Pharaoh; well, you got the idea what kind of games I like...), raytracing (POV-Ray of course); programming a little bit in VB, watch TV (Hauppage WinTV) and movies, listen to music (classical to rock), reading SF, cooking and eating, and to sleep.

I am also an At Large Member of ICANN

My e-mail adress is

My Computers

My computers have names from the old Norse religion. They are connected by a 3Com Hub TP4.

Ask (First man in the world)

This was a dream-machine I built myself in april 1999. Been upgraded from a PIII 500MHz, brand new is also the IBM 34GB HD.

  • Pentium III 600 MHz (100 MHz front bus)
  • 512 MB SDRAM
  • ABIT BX6 Rev.2 motherboard
  • AdvanSys Dual Mode PCI UltraSCSI Bus Host Adapter
  • Plextor Ultraplex 40max SCSI
  • Plextor PlexWriter RW4/2/20 SCSI
  • Creative 5X DVD
  • Creative SB Live!
  • Gainward AGP GeForce2 MX-200 64MB
  • 3Com Etherlink 3C900B 10Mb PCI
  • Logitech TrackMan Marble+
  • Hauppauge Win/TV PCI
  • HP DeskJet 895Cxi
  • Microsoft Natural Keyboard
  • Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Pro
  • Mustek Scanmaker 12000SP
  • Iomega Ditto Max external tape-drive
  • Harddisks: Maxtor 16473MB, Maxtor 9539MB, Western 60GB; All IDE
  • 19" PnP OEM monitor (S.A.M GmbH M1995-1)
  • Linux Mandrake 8.2
  • Windows 98
  • BeOS 5 Personal Edition

Embla (First woman in the world)

  • Pentium 133MHz
  • 46MB EDO RAM
  • Smart and Friendly CD-RW 226
  • Pioner Super 32X SCSI
  • MAG InnoVision DX15F 15" monitor
  • SIS6205 on-board graphic chip
  • Creative Voodoo2
  • Creative SoundBlaster 16
  • DECchip 21040 based PCI Ethernet 10Mb
  • Adaptec AIC-6X60 ISA Single-Chip SCSI controller
  • Harddisks: Quantum Fireball 1080, Quantum Fireball 1080, Conner 540; All IDE
  • Windows 95

Ratatosk (A squirrel living in Yggdrasil, the world tree.)

  • 486SX 25 MHz upgraded with a 486DX4
  • 4MB RAM
  • 14" monitor
  • Not much else, it has been ribbed of useful parts. Plan is to bring it back to life. There is that plan to run a Beowulf cluster...