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Petter's blog

5 August 1982
In the beginning, there was Petter, and he was in Sweden. Petter moved over the waters, and he got his bachelor's degree in computer science at Bishop's University, Québec, and he saw that it was good. Then Petter moved to Vancouver, and he completed his master's thesis at the University of British Columbia, and he saw that it was good. Then he got the hell out of school and got a job as a software developer with one45 Software, Inc. because twenty-five is really not too early an age to get a real job. Then, finally, he stopped talking about myself in the third person.

Generally, I'm philosophically tolerant except of general intolerance, malice, and gross stupidity, but personally discriminating of whom I associate with (on an egalitarian basis, I assure you). I think of myself as liberal and try to be non-judgemental (and I don't regard it as my business what anyone does in their bedroom unless I'm invited); on the other hand, I am quick and unashamed to judge opinions because there is such a thing as being so open-minded that your brain leaks out your ears, and there is also such a thing as simply being wrong. Political correctness at the expense of actual correctness is just silly.

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

—Dr. Seuss, of all people; I try to live by these words.

I practice martial arts, I bike hither and thither, I read. I'm the sort of person who tends to make few friends but often very good ones, though I'm not sure what conclusions to draw from that fact. I do think I'm a fairly good friend to my friends, and I know that I try.

I should perhaps mention that I’m a bit restrictive about adding people to my friend list—I won't do it as mere courtesy reciprocation. There’s some personal stuff on there, and if I just want to read your blog, I may simply grab an RSS feed. Feel free to add me if you want to read my stuff, though; I'd appreciate your thoughts on my essays.