Hi, and welcome to my little nest on the Internet.

My name is Tor Håkon, a native Norwegian. I read, I write and I make mistakes. This is my personal blog.

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  • What do you want to achieve?
    What do you want to achieve? This is probably the most important question you can ask someone who comes to you with a request. People (usually) know what they want, but that does not mean they know what they actually need. [1] Let me try to put this into context; I work as an operation … Continue reading What do you want to achieve?
  • Writing Tips
    Twice I have been fortunate enough to have one of my posts featured on Hacker News. Well, fortunate might be a strong word because the attention comes with a price. The first post was a tongue-in-cheek essay about digital natives and boy did it get some attention. Mostly negative. HN is a lovely community, but … Continue reading Writing Tips
  • Writing is hard
    Writing is hard. Especially if you start thinking. Never stop to think about what to write (unless you must), it will ruin the flow. Never stop to correct yourself, to judge or run a spellcheck. Don’t do that; that’s what editing is for. I’ve read the same tips again and again: Write first, edit later. … Continue reading Writing is hard
  • Russia invaded Ukraine
    This is not a regular blog post, it is just me stating a fact, since Russia has started blocking all external news sources, maybe this page will still be visible. Russia invaded Ukraine. Russia went to war with Ukraine. And Vladimir Putin is a war criminal. This is not the fault of the Russian people … Continue reading Russia invaded Ukraine
  • Reading goals for 2022
    2021 started of well. Very well indeed. Life was good and I was happy. That did not last. None of this had anything to do with Covid-19 or any other illnesses, except for anxiety, I guess. Anyways, now that I have completed the seasonal greetings of the new year, I want to write a bit … Continue reading Reading goals for 2022

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