Ceci n'est pas un CV
last updated 21 Apr
These are some things I am interested in or working on.
- Itemoids — attempting to use natural language processing, machine learning, and statistics (call it AI, if you want) to automatically create some semblance of structure in the chaotic flow of news.
- Wretched Saints — learning as much as possible about music theory, audio production, and how the music industry actually works. A couple of songs are out now on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, and all those other places.
- Startups — I have co-founded, advised, invested in or otherwise participated in quite a few, and done all the strange and surprising and wonderful things that come up in those frantic circumstances, like writing an XML parser from scratch in C++ and laying out books and magazines and serving as editor of a large European TV network's teletext service.
- Learning to speak and read and write Japanese — by studying kanji and vocabulary on Wanikani, hanging out with native speakers on Language.Exchange, and doing gamified lessons on Duolingo. 頑張っています!
- But mostly, consulting and contracting — helping organizations deliver IT faster and more securely by applying sound development practices, automating builds and tests, and keeping environment complexity in check. I am a member of a network of several hundred consultants, called Kvadrat.
- Aphorisms Galore! — a collection of quotations and pithy sayings I put online in 1997. The site is still online and you can still discuss, submit aphorisms, subscribe to the Aphorism of the Day by email and all that, but not a whole lot of active development is going on.
- Talentron — in which I experimented with automatic gambling. It was actually wildly profitable in percent but it had problems scaling to large-enough sums of money in relation to the required ongoing development effort so I ended up shelving the project. Maybe I'll pick it up again some time, maybe not.
- Languages and linguistics — I have studied computational linguistics at Uppsala University and once presented a paper on automatic text categorization at an AI conference. Besides Japanese, I have also dabbled in French, Russian and Spanish. My relation to English is a bit strange because, while Swedish is my native language, I lived in the US at age 14 and, before that, I was taught together with native-English-speaking kids in middle school.
- And finally, just so you don't think I'm always so bookish, I'll also mention that I was once one of a pretty small number of people in Sweden to simultanously have valid licenses for both skydiving and paragliding. That didn't last very long, but still.
Please shoot ideas, praise and complaints at me! A couple of things though:
- I am available for consulting/contracting/whatever but not for employment.
- None of my web sites accept paid blog posts.
- None of my domain names are for sale at this time.
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