Introducing ... Me

2009-09-29 − 🏷 blogs 🏷 me 🏷 mvc 🏷 perl

Hey there, the internet is a turbulent place, and since I’ve moved around quite a few times, I think I forgot to introduce myself the last time I made the move. I am Marcus Ramberg, the writer of this blog, and director of Nordaaker, a small British/Norwegian company currently run out of Oslo, Norway. In addition to being my personal blog, at the time being this blog acts as Nordaaker’s dynamic english presence. As the other director of Nordaaker, Arne Fismen runs our norwegian presence.

In one form or another, I’ve been writing on the internet since around 2002, when I set up my first own domain, Back then I was running my own MovableType installation. Thanks to the glorious Internet Archive you can see my first blog the way it looked about a year after it’s launch. It is very strange for me to go back and read the thoughts I had so many years ago.

I was also hosting other blogs on my MovableType installation, including slemmen, who wrote about sysadmin stuff and some college friends like marlboro and gry.

On the front page we had a perl script that aggregated all the blogs, a simple planet if you will.

Back then, I wrote a lot less about tech than I do now. Looking at the categories, we see that the three biggest ones are Travel[44], Geek[36] and Opinion[26]. Still, even then I was posting things from the Perl Community. However, checking back around 2005, a few years later, Geek[108] was dominant, With Opinion[49] and Mac[34] as the next ones. Perl is trailing 4. with 27 posts. I also wrote 18 book reviews

About that time I gave my first talk about a MVC framework.I was already active in the community, contributing a Mason view to Maypole, my third CPAN module. I had been using Mason at work for a couple of years by then. It was not until I started working for ABC Startsiden that I started using Template Toolkit.

About then, disaster struck. My server HDD died, losing a lot of images from our image galleries. After that, I lost a lot of the motivation for running thefeed, given the risks. Losing people’s personal data isn’t fun. At least I am glad that the blogs are preserved in the internet archive.

It took a while for me to start writing again after that, but in the period 2006-2009 I decided to use hosted solutions, keeping both a vox blog and a LiveJournal, before finally moving to this blog installation. I’m self-hosted again, and the software might vary, but I hope the addresses will last for a long time :)