My name is Arthur; hello! I’m North-Norwegian and born in 1995. After having lived abroad for some time and then COVID happening, I now have a home base on Grytøya in the North. I sometimes travel to meet friends and learn languages that interest me. To be able to do so I have a job I can do remotely. This job mostly consists of making software for people but I also do some consulting and design.

I was supposed to finish a MSc climatephysics in May 2018 at the University of Tromsø. Feeling however that it was not the right thing to do for me at the time, I bailed 10 days before handing in my thesis. This, I’m sure, was the right move for me. I’m considering taking up the degree at a later time, but as of now I don’t really need it.** I still love physics and mathematics.**

Read about what I do right now, check out some of my goals (won’t finish all of them), see the tools I use to do my thing or check out some of my favourite stuff on the internet.

Me in 2023 from a film roll shot on a Canon AE-1This is me ⤴︎

Me elsewhere

Me and Alexandra in Silicon Valley, the summer of 2023

Notes on names

Depending on where I am, to whom I speak and in what language, my name takes on different forms. As will yours of course.

Language Name
Norwegian Arthur
Spanish Arturo
Catalan Artur(u)
Lithuanian Artūras
Ukrainian Артур
Chinese 阿瑟 (ā sè)
Arabic ارتور (Artuuri)

This is so because:

Language learning

My love of languages started some time after I discovered maths during high school, and after that it didn’t take long before I was really into linguistics and language learning.

I have been continually learning languages ever since, and I firmly believe that it is one of the best way to gain insight into other cultures and people.

An example of how languages contribute to my personal development is how I feel so small and weak when I am the only person in a room that doesn’t understand. Language is in a sense the hooks we hang everything from body language to facial expressions on, and without it these are terrifyingly hard to interpret:

Is she laughing from pain or pleasure?

It would be hard to tell without understanding what people were saying. Constantly trying to learn other languages and failing is a sure way to humble yourself.

Programming and coding

Learning how to code was something I got into during my three years in secondary school. I started off with Perl, Python and PHP, but ended up mainly sticking with PHP first with a drizzle of Python on top. After getting into the field, I quickly began creating different things, small tools and programs that helped me out. The approach was based on tinkering and quite project oriented.

Next up though was iOS programming, which at the time happened in Objective C. I ordered the fattest and best looking book I  could find and started reading. It was all very technical; the book started out with straight C on the rocks, pointers and all. But, I pulled through and learned tons. The fundamentals I learned back then from that book are still with me.

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