A picture of Tor Håkon holding a camera.

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.


Latest Posts in English

  • 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
  • My first contact with Linux
    I remember it like it was yesterday. The thrill. Wandering away from the safe and boring, and into the unknown. Yes, I’m talking about my first installation of Linux, Slackware 4.0 – which places my first contact around mid 1999, since this year also saw the 7.0 release.
  • The digital natives are not who you think it is
    I have heard the term “digital natives” applied to todays youth because they have grown up with the Internet, iPads, and whatnot. But I beg to differ. When it comes down to the meat and potatoes, they do not know jack shit.
  • Maps, activation codes and server-side validation
    A story about how missing server-side validation made it possible to get activation codes used to update maps in Volvo cars. All you needed was a valid vehicle identification number, product number and an email address – and of course the DVDs containing the maps if you wanted to update your car.
  • I don’t keep bookmarks, I keep tabs
    Ever since browsers added tabs – and the ability to restore them on start up – I’ve been using them almost religiously. Bookmarks, on the other hand, was never my thing. And while I do have them, 219 to be precise, I don’t use them. They are out of sight, whereas my tabs aren’t. Right … Continue reading I don’t keep bookmarks, I keep tabs

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