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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  • I agree with this. Looking up specific built-in functionality is easily done with Google once you are comfortable with the fundamentals of programming. No need to believe you’re locked into a specific family of languages because that’s where you started.

    Only time I can see this being trickier is if you’re starting with procedural/OOP and go to a functional programming language.

  • I remember losing my lunch to Nate because of a bug that was introduced last-minute. :(

  • Very good question.

    Here is a crummy link without a button.

  • As a foreigner of European descent and also former i18n engineer, I’d like to point out that when ASCII was popular on the web, it also included the “extended” part of the character set. This resulted in what is called ISO 8859. Without this, it would’ve been difficult for web browsers to display things like “Jag älskar smörgåstårta,” and “¿Dónde está el baño?”

  • Ha! I have zero influence when it comes to who wins this.

  • This is my favorite. Well done!

  • Sure, that’s definitely one of many solutions we could use. This obviously happened after we had already implemented a filter feature, though, and truth be told, we have a looooooong list of other features that our time is better spent working on. :)

  • Speaking of which, thank you for all the work you do on the forums! It’s very much appreciated.

  • While sales obviously drive our business (please buy all the things from us!), we want our community to include those who are only just starting to learn and aren’t necessarily ready to buy stuff yet (and who may never buy from us, for that matter). Then there are those who choose to purchase our parts through our distributor network to avoid expensive shipping and customs fees, and the ones who get things gifted to them.

    I’d rather a person who gets gifted a part can tell there’s a problem with a datasheet through the comments, than making them jump through hoops to get to the responsible engineer’s attention.

  • 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. :)

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Are links working in here now? I need to find the project...