About this blog…

I am employed by Netnod as head of engineering, research and development and am among other things chair of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee at ICANN. You can find CV and photos of me at this page.

As I wear so many hats, I find it being necessary to somewhere express my personal view on things. This is the location where that happens. Postings on this blog, or at Facebook, Twitter etc, falls under this policy.

The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of Netnod or any other of the organisations I have connections to.

Archiving our history

Poster describing Projekt Runeberg

I am extremely happy we have Projekt Runeberg in Sweden and the work Lars Aronsson and others have done. Not fun that the formal, government sponsored activities have more or less ignored them. During the years I have tried to support as much as I have been able to, although […]

Non-ascii in filenames of images in MediaWiki

If one have added images to MediaWiki and used non-ascii in the filenames (for example the Swedish characters åäö) there might be problem if you move the wiki to a file system with different encoding mechanisms. Or upgrade or change something else in your environment.

This is possible to solve, but you have to rename […]

Sometimes hardware is needed

Battery in raid card

So the raid card in my old trustworthy Mac Pro was dying. On top of that, one have for years been feeling that the raid card is not really helping. Instead it is probably the weakest link in the desktop system I have at home. After all, it is from […]

WCIT 2012 is over

So, at home after two weeks in Dubai. At home, 30°C colder, but with cats and my own bed. I guess I will sleep quite a lot this weekend before the normal work week start on Monday.

While contemplating what has happened, I saw that the reservations have been released. They are in document 66-E […]

How long is a bit?

After watching this inspiring YouTube clip where Rear Admiral Hopper explains the length of a nanosecond, and discussing the fiber under Sydney Harbour with my friend Geoff Houston, I started to think about the length of a bit.

Geoff thought the new path was 2km shorter, but the article says it is only 400 […]

New version of IDNA tool, and tests with upcoming Unicode 6.2.0

Today I updated the version of the tool I use for generating tables for Unicode Characters according to the algorithm described in RFC 5892 and RFC 6452.

The only change that exists from 6.1.0 to 6.2.0 is the addition of one codepoint, U+20BA that is allocated to TURKISH LIRA SIGN. The codepoint because of this […]

Reflexions in preparation for SIF12

In a week, Stockholm Internet Forum on Internet Freedom for Global Development starts. The name of the forum is impressive, and there has been even some confusion of what the acronym of the conference is. The correct Twitter hash tag to use is #SIF12 though, and #fxinternet is used for the actual contents discussions. At […]

HR activists should dance more with people in favor of NN

I originally supported Internet because of the fact its architecture gives an excellent platform for innovation, competition, consumer choice and numerous more buzzwords related to efficient market economy. Together with of course the need for regulation to be modern, technology neutral, that control these market forces so that they work in an as effective way […]

How integrity is (no longer?) protected on the Internet

I am myself as my readers know not a lawyer so I write this as a way to trigger a renewed debate about integrity.

One of the key elements of Human Rights is integrity, and integrity related issues. The right to be able to not only say whatever one wants, but also to be able […]

Roasting coffee with i-Roast 2

Nicaragua Pacamara RFA

So the other week on recommendation I bought an i-Roast 2. I bought it in Sweden, the 240V model, from Alnö Kaffehus. They have a package with roaster and some coffee. After some experiments, I found the following actually work pretty well. All together, smell of roasted coffee in the office(!), […]