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All you wanted to know about Janne Enberg

I am a Finnish man, I was born in Helsinki on the 31st of January, 1985. I have been interested in computers for my whole life and have not wanted to leave the computers alone since I was 4 years old.

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I am a very geeky person, I enjoy roleplaying games, theoretical physics, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. I read Slashdot, while watching documentaries about cosmology and string theory. There are very few things I hate more than poorly programmed software, but one of the things I do hate more is when people try to hinder technological development, e.g. with software patents.

I am currently working as a devops lead at Pryte, before that I worked as a senior software engineer at Kiosked and Nord Software. When not at work, I do have some personal projects, and I occasionally contribute to some open source projects to get a feature I want. Here is one of my greatest contributions, that also works as a showcase for my talents as a graphical artist.

I have very few non-geeky hobbies, but among the few non-geeky things I do enjoy are cooking, baking, hydroponics, shooting, billiards, Krav Maga, hiking and biking. I would like to spend a bit more time on the non-geeky things, but there's just so many geeky things that seem more important when deciding what to do.

Geeky details

I started programming on my Commodore 64 when I was about 5-6 years old, mainly simple games and testing my limits. A few years later I knew how to use POKE and PEEK to modify the fonts, draw sprites, and stuff like that. At around that time I got my first PC, a IBM PS/2 80286 with 1MB of RAM. I started programming BASIC on the PC also, using GW-BASIC and QBASIC, until I learnt of better programming languages like C and Pascal.

Over the years I have tried out dozens of programming languages, lots and lots of operating systems, become pretty good at managing servers and security, and at least tried most things you can do with a computer. Years of experience with poor quality components that were always failing have also made me pretty good at hardware diagnostics.

These days I'm most comfortable with the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) stack, and various other Web technologies, like CSS, XHTML, and so on. My strongest areas at the moment are optimization and debugging.