Born July 3, 1953 in Oslo, Norway
Married since 1974 to Wenche Arisland
Clickwalk AS, CandleWeb AS, Computers and Learning AS, Arisland Enterprises AS
Mobile: (+47) 92 82 55 10
Home: (+47) 64 88 92 65
1984:Cand.Scient. (M.Sc.) Institutt for informatikk, Univ. of Oslo, subject Computer science
1982:Cand.Mag. (B.Sc.) Institutt for informatikk, Univ. of Oslo, main subject Computer science, secondary subject Mathematics
Sep 2008 - present: Information Technology Consultant in Computers and Learning AS, ref: www.candle.no and developer of AINTscience, ref: www.aintscience.com
Aug 2007 - Aug 2008: President of Clickwalk AS, ref: www.clickwalk.com
Jun 2004 - Jul 2007: IPR Manager of TraceTracker Innovation ASA, ref: www.tracetracker.com
Feb 2000 - May 2004: President of Clickwalk AS, ref: www.clickwalk.com
Sep 1999 - Jan 2000: Senior consultant, Internet banking, Kreditkassen
May 1997 - Aug 1999: President of CandleWeb AS, IT consulting and software development.
Dec 1993 - Apr 1997: Assistant professor (Amanuensis), Digital logic, computer design and microelectronics group, Institutt for informatikk (Dept. of computer science), Univ. of Oslo
Dec 1991 - Oct 1993: President, Oslonett AS - First Norwegian Internet service provider
Oct 1988 - Nov 1991: President (part time), Computers and Learning AS - educational software
Nov 1987 - Nov 1992: Ass.prof.(Amanuensis), Institutt for informatikk, Univ. of Oslo
Mar 1986 - Nov 1987: President, Oslo VLSI AS - micro-electronics
Jan 1985 - Mar 1986: Ass.prof.(Amanuensis), Institutt for informatikk, Univ. of Oslo
Aug 1977 - Dec 1984: Student with many not-so-professionally-interesting jobs
Aug 1972 - Aug 1977: Technical Director, International A-Valves (AS in Norway and Inc in Canada), developing and patenting various types of valves
Founder and chairman of Oslo VLSI AS, Computers and Learning AS, Oslonett AS, CandleWeb AS and Clickwalk AS
Councellor for approximately 20 M.Sc. students, teaching writing skills as much as guiding them on the computer science content of their theses
Published some scientific papers, e.g. Integration, the VLSI Journal, Volume 2, Issue 4, December 1984, Pages 331–347, VLSI parallel shift sort algorithm and design
and The "Awe" programming language
Fluent and frequently articulate in Norwegian and English, both verbally and in writing. Dialects are Oslo, east end, and southern Ontario with a Norwegian accent.
Understands Swedish and Danish, and once learned some German and French, but never used it, so it's long gone.
Fluent in HTML, C, general geek and baby-talk. Has learned and forgotten more computer languages than you can shake a stick at. Examples: Algol, Cobol, Fortran, ... 6502, 8080, Z80, 8085, 286, ... (assembler), ISPS, VHDL, Spice, ... (HW sim.spec.), GIF, PCX, TIFF, PostScript, TeX, ... (graphics&markup) and much more.
Hooked in 1982: Internet and Web technology addict, loves Wikipedia, Apache and tinkering with HTML, CSS, DOM & al, both professionally and for fun.
Rarely uses bad language.
Won first prize in the Norwegian "Young Scientists" competitions 1970 and 1972, for inventing valves that were later patented, e.g. U.S. patent 3,705,601. Learned to write my own patent applications.
Received a "World's best dad" tea mug in 2000
Seemingly endless experience as household repairman, mechanic, furniture mover and maker of lunchbox sandwiches
Completed Oslo Marathon four times, but never entered NY Marathon
Frequent train, subway and tram passenger and has held many season tickets
Lived July 1975 - August 1977, and July 1995 - June 1996 in St.Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Genes (if so lucky): Mother authored 10 children's books, father wrote advertising copy, grandfather (1874-1939) was an electrical engineer, and the grandfather I worshipped taught me how to paint a house, saw wood, row a boat, and most importantly: fishing.
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