Member Since: August 3, 2009

Country: United States



Swedish Viking finding myself living in the United States and working at a very interesting place called SparkFun.


IT Tester Robot Extraordinaire

Spoken Languages

Mainly English and Swedish.

Programming Languages



University of Wyoming - Computer Science


If you find them, you’re good. And probably slightly creepy.


Can we somehow transform and take advantage of all that energy wasted inside gyms across the country?

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  • For the record, we also already have a comment filter in place where we essentially just enter a regex for certain words/whatever. Took us forever to figure out how they got through said filters before we realized they inserted non-printing characters in the middle of URLs and stuff, leading to beautiful regexes.

    I was going to paste one of them in here before I realized it would be filtered out by one of the other regexes and this comment wouldn’t show up. :)

  • Oscopes in hand

    That’d be engineering, not SWIT. SWIT’s more likely to set up Jenkins on your OpenStack instance than using an oscilloscope. We’d probably bust you for trying to add too many things to your cart, or for trying to hack our secret admin panel (not going to help you find it).

    Edit: I can see what you’re up to!

  • What’s wrong with Rockies fans, aside from eternal optimism and savagely dashed hopes?

  • One day we’ll show you the beard of the developer named Ross, and you guys will completely lose it.

  • I think Nate’s motorcycle fits in the elevator.

  • I know Rich (our CFO) has talked about sharing numbers before on our blog and maybe we still will. We’re obviously very open with the things we do, but I’m not sure just how open we can be with something like that. I have the numbers, but until Nate or Rich decide to share them, all I can really say is that Nate’s right about SparkFun doing well.

  • I think most of us at SparkFun just want Nate to be happy doing what he wants to do. Like he described in the blog post, as a CEO, he can’t spend a vast majority of his work hours actually working on projects rather than worrying about everything else at SparkFun. In a way, Nate’s also doing exactly what you’re saying - he’s delegating all CEO tasks to somebody else while remaining the owner of SparkFun. ;)

    I also highly doubt anybody here cares about the age/gender/ethnicity/sexuality of the person hired - heck, I’ve never had a problem with Nate being younger than me (alright, almost true - I sometimes wonder what would’ve happened if I had decided to do something productive rather than spend all those hours in my early 20s playing Civilization). As long as they fit in culturally and are able to fulfill whatever’s required of a CEO at SparkFun, both internally and externally, I’ll be happy.

  • On that topic, we’re not quite out of the woods yet considering the anti-net-neutrality stuff going on in Congress right now. It’s possible we’ll have something on this down the line, but right now IT is insanely busy.

  • For me it was a screwdriver and a broken RC police car at age 5… and then I stuck the wires from the lights into the wall outlet because obviously that’s how you get them to light up.

    On the positive side, I never did anything like that again. On the negative side… this was in the mid-80s, so there’s no youtube.

  • If you get us a $10 Million service contract on Sparkle, we’ll train you to install it, Rich. We’ll also make you answer the phones to support it for whatever non-SparkFun business you shoehorn it into.

    Sparkle may be an impressive piece of software overall, but it’s not ready for other people’s use case yet.

    Edit: I know you weren’t serious - but I don’t want anybody to get ideas. [imagine an angry emoji here]

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