about me

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So you wish to know more about me? Here ya go, lotsa facts about me:

Basic data

Location:Ålesund, Norway
Status:Single (dammit! still!)
Birthdate:February 17, 1980
First name:Kim André
Daily use: just Kim
Last name:I’ll leave you guessing a little. I reveal my full name to those who ask in particular, although a quick Google search will reveal this (you’ll find it on the first few result pages).
My sign, baby:Aquarius. But you would’ve already figured that one out if you saw my birthdate and are into that kind of stuff.
Height:171 cm (that’s about 5′ 7″ to you non-metric nuts)
Weight:Quite fluffy, but on my way down…
Hair:Black-ish and not too dandruffy
Eyes:Greenish brownish something
Eyesight:Terrible. I’ve been using strong custom cut glasses since the age of 6. Near-sighted as hell. If you need the numbers, I think they were something like -6.5 on one eye and -7.5 on the other. Grown to the point where I can’t imagine my life without ’em. I’ve considered laser surgery, but I’m not that keen on the idea.
Allergies:
  • nuts — all kinds (except for peppernuts, nutmeg, nuts&bolts and my lower-region genitals)
  • beans
  • peas (so much for peas on Earth — bad pun, I know)
  • eggs — but the ones exposed to chemical reactions (such as baking) appears to be OK
  • cats & dogs
  • most animals, it seems
  • birch trees — and the stuff that’s spread out of ’em during the summer
  • grass pollen (there goes the summer)
  • soy proteins (nasty throat feeling there) — everything else soy goes well
Other bad stuff:Mild asthma, often triggered by cold air (there goes the winter as well)
Parents:Two, as most other people. Divorced back in ’93, mom remarried in ’95 (to a very nice fella), dad usually only appears when he wants something (kinda busy).
Siblings:Two of them as well. One half sister (kinda, on my dad side), born 1998. One “whole” sister, born 1983.
Religion:Agnostic would be the word. If you want me to elaborate, please do ask.
Politics:On the socialist end of the scale, and I prefer it there. Not a political activist, but not afraid to speak up when a conversation heads out on the political track.
Intermission:You’re still with me, eh?
Knowledge and skills:
  • Website design — basic skills, I suppose. I’m very into doing it the “hard way”
  • Programming — PHP, Perl, JavaScript, Delphi. You can probably count HTML, XHTML and CSS in on this skill.
  • MOUS Master — Microsoft Office User Specialist (using MS Office 2000) (2001)
  • MCP — Microsoft Certified Professional for Windows 2000 Professional and Windows 2000 Server (2001)
  • Linux user — on a more advanced level now, still anxious to learn more, though.
  • Windows XP Power User — self-proclaimed, you could say.
  • MS-DOS Power User — again, self-proclaimed. And yes, I do have an old computer powered up and running.
  • Music programming — I was a ShoutCast DJ (radio host) at ErrorFM for a few years (almost weekly during 2002-2004 – my posted playlist count shows exactly 160 shows), but I’m currently taking a pause from it due to time constraints in my life.
  • Technical knowledge about computers, networking and the Internet — because I really don’t have a more complete overview of how much I actually know about these subjects (but I know it’s a pretty wide range of knowledge).
Employment status:Betadome Digital Media — my one-man business.
IntraHouse AS — System Administrator.
Previous nicknames:
quick selection
  • KeZe
  • Kimandre
  • Sigma3
  • imPRESSion (yes…..)
  • Wairdoe (yeah, don’t ask me how I came up with that one)
  • Spacecom (but then I found out about a rather large satellite service provider)

(Quite a nutsy selection, eh?)

Annoying habits:
  • “Fashionably late” to just about everything (my dad has always been like that, I must’ve gotten that from him)
  • Procrastination galore (which explains why my blog is hardly updated)
  • Bad short term memory (although my long term memory sometimes makes up for it)

Actually, I was asked to name my most annoying habit. Well, pick one — it all depends on which you think is worse.

Weaknesses:Hmm… You could start by checking the list of allergies and the “other bad stuff” further up. That about covers it.
Pet peeve:My own annoying habits (see above), believe it or not.

Contact me if there’s something you want to see on this list. I’ll add it if I’m comfortable with it.


Favorites

Actor(s):
Actress(es):
Author(s):Michael Crichton
Beer:Kilkenny (alternately Carlsberg regular)
Beverage(s):
  • Carbonated water with aroma (no brand preference)
Book(s):
Car brand:Ford
Coffee:I don’t drink coffee. The scent of it is good, but I’ve never felt the need to take a sip. Rather take a look at “hot beverage(s)”.
Color:Blue
Comedian(s):Gabriel Iglesias
Computer game:EVE Online
Fast-food:None at the moment
Food:Pizza! Boo-yah!
Holiday destination(s):
  • South-West Germany (in general)
  • Opatija, Croatia
  • most big cities
Hot beverage(s):
  • Peppermint tea (or tea in general)
Memory:[1998] Sitting in a chair, holding my youngest sister in my arms for the first time (a week or two after she was born).
Movie(s):
Music:Big fan of Blue Man Group. Other than that, just about everything, really. But I do enjoy listening to 80’s tunes. And I have those moody periods where I get attached to certain artists (lasting about a week and a half every time around).
Newspaper:VG – Verdens Gang (Norwegian)
Search engine:Google
Temperature:21°C
TV show(s):