Hey there, the internet is a turbulent place, and since I’ve moved around quite
a few times, I think I forgot to introduce myself the last time I made the
move. I am Marcus Ramberg, the writer of this blog, and director of
Nordaaker, a small British/Norwegian company currently run out of Oslo,
Norway. In addition to being my personal blog, at the time being this blog
acts as Nordaaker’s dynamic english presence. As the other director of
Nordaaker, Arne Fismen runs our norwegian presence.
In one form or another, I’ve been writing on the internet since around
2002, when I set up my first own domain, thefeed.no.
Back then I was running my own Movabletype installation.
Thanks to the glorious Internet Archive you can see my
first blog the way it looked about a year after it’s launch. It is
very strange for me to go back and read the thoughts I had so many years
On the front page we had a perl script that aggregated all the blogs,
a simple planet if you will.
Back then, I wrote a lot less about tech than I do now. Looking at the
categories, we see that the three biggest ones are Travel, Geek
and Opinion. Still, even then I was journaling things from the
Perl Community. However, checking back around 2005, a few years
later, Geek was dominant, With Opinion and Mac as the next
ones. Perl is trailing 4. with 27 posts. I also wrote 18 book reviews
About that time I gave my first talk about a MVC framework.I was
already active in the community, contributing a Mason view to Maypole,
my third CPAN module. I had been using Mason at work for a couple of years
by then. It was not until I started working for ABC Startsiden that I started
using Template Toolkit.
About then, disaster struck. My server HDD died, losing a lot of images
from our image galleries. After that, I lost a lot of the motivation for
running thefeed, given the risks. Losing people’s personal data isn’t fun.
At least I am glad that the blogs are preserved in the internet archive.
It took a while for me to start writing again after that, but in the period 2006-2009
I decided to use hosted solutions, keeping both a vox blog and a
livejournal, before finally moving to this blog installation.
I’m self-hosted again, and the software might vary, but I hope the addresses
will last for a long time :)