I’m Karl-Martin Skontorp and this is my homepage/blog. At daytime I work as a Software Engineer for a large Norwegian company in the maritime industry, at nighttime I’m interested in anything to do with computers and electronics. I’m also into amateur radio (callsign LA9PMA) and photography. I have a BSc. Hons. in Computer Science from University of Strathclyde in Glasgow as well as some post-graduate studies at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. I live just outside Tønsberg, a small city of roughly 40 000 inhabitants about 100km south of Oslo. Below I have listed my contact details, various IM handles and links to my profiles on other websites. Feel free to get in touch. And, by the way, I have a lovely cat named Hedy.
- Instant messaging
- GTalk: email@example.com
- PGP Public-key ID/fingerprint
1024D/50BE233E 1999-11-02 8CD9 F1E7 A591 2A3A 8028 D531 FB31 A472 50BE 233E
- Social media
Google Reader shared items
- +47 952 47 971
About the site
This website is a self-hosted instance of WordPress which runs on a virtual server in London, hosted by Linode. It runs with a pretty standard setup of the Ubuntu (server) distribution of Linux using the Apache web server. I’m running a slightly modified version of the default twentyeleven theme, mainly a reduction in the use of vertical whitespace.
About the domain name
The domain name is inspired by the 22 picofarad capacitors used in the crystal oscillator circuits in so many electronic designs utilizing a microcontroller. Anyone having used the PIC- or AVR-lines of controllers will be familiar with how common 22pF caps are around the crystal. And besides, it is very short and easy to type.
About the content
Everything I post here on this site, unless specifically noted, is shared with a Creative Commons attribution license (CC-BY) which means that you are free to share and remix the content as long as you attribute me. If possible, for attribution I would appreciate a link back to this site. But only citing my name and the license is also okay. For all details into how to attribute CC work, see the Creative Commons wiki page How do I properly attribute a Creative Commons licensed work?.