or things I spend time on whenever I can.

My wife Jonna and our two daughters. They are the pride and joy of my life.

Digital photography and DV. These hobbies are of course closely related to my family.

Computer and Network Security, including almost everything in the field you can imagine, but at least PGP and ssh. SELinux is definitely worth a look.

Home theater, to the extent that my nonexistent free time allows.

Applied philosophy. Applying applied philosophy.

Science and the theory of evolution. I have read several excellent books by Richard Dawkins. Take a look at Is Science A Religion?

I18n. Many US-based software and web sites have problems with my surname “Särs”. As a puny revenge, I now favor Unicode and UTF-8 wherever I can. You would be surprised how much trouble that can cause. The technically minded geeks may want to read the UTF-8 and Unicode FAQ for Unix/Linux.

While I’m at it, you may want to read up on why I use the International Date Format on all my pages.

Battlefield 2, Battlefield Vietnam, Battlefield 1942, Half-Life 2, Counter-Strike, Quake ─ Some would claim it is serious madness to spend your nights in virtual reality blasting your best friends to bits. I claim it is the best way to get rid of some of the anxiety the modern world causes, and at the same time reduce the human instinct for agression.

Python ─ why settle for snake oil when you can have the whole snake?

Privacy on the net.

Ethics in computer engineering, starting from the Software Engineering Code of Ethics but not ending there.

Java, the no-longer-quite-so-new but still intriguing OO programming language that I am always about to learn properly.

Design Patterns, the new way for experienced designers to put budding programmers down.

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