My name is Anton Olsen. This is my site.
I have been involved with, and excited about computers since the late 70s. I am currently working as a web guy at Innovation First, International. Most of our projects are written in PHP, but I’m comfortable with many languages, including Python, Bash, a little Perl, C, and might be able to code my way out of a paper bag with Ruby.
Design, specifically web and graphics design are both something that I tinker with in my spare time. I am not a great designer, but I have produced some nice looking sites and understand the use of WC3 standards, CSS, and XHTML. I prefer to leave the graphics work to an artist, but can get by with The Gimp if needed. I am a Linux person and haven’t used Windows with any regularity since mid 1999. Currently I’m running Ubuntu on my desktop, laptop, and tablet computer. I’m completely at home with RedHat, Fedora, and SuSe and have tried most of the major Linux distributions.
I don’t really have any plans for this site. Just like me, the focus here will likely flit from one interest to another. Often hovering around web stuff, photography, electronics, robots, food, and occasionally kayaking.
I also write for Wired’s GeekDad blog. We are a loosely organized group of writers from around the world who write about being geeks and dads. GeekDad has turned out to be a lot of fun. I love the creative outlet and being an official member of the media has allowed me to go places I couldn’t before.
You can probably find out more about me at these sites:
At IFI we produce 3 distinct product lines. Rack Solutions provides two and four post telco and computer equipment racks, rails, shelves, and accessories. We have a series of toolless products that makes installing equipment a snap, literally. VEX Robotics are a line of educational robotics kits and accessories. We also plan and coordinate the VEX Robotics Competition. And last, but not least, HEXBUGs are a fun and inexpensive toy. You can probably find them locally at a Radio Shack store, or online at hexbug.com.
If you want to contact me, leave a comment on a post, or email me at anton at this domain.