Hi Internet! Nice to meet you.
Me, the programmer
I graduated with a MSc in Computer Science from the University of Copenhagen in April 2010. My Masters Thesis can be found here, and I’ve written about it a few times here on my blog. Beyond that, I currently work as a C# programmer, and I have what can probably only be described as an unhealthy fascination with C++.
You might have seen me on StackOverflow.com or other programming sites, where I spend a good amount of time telling others why their code sucks, and what they should have been doing instead. ;)
So yeah, welcome to my blog. Expect to see a lot of musings and rants about what happens in the world of programming, whether it is common beginners’ mistakes, bad advice being passed around as if it was the Holy Truth, or badly designed development tools or programming languages, it’ll probably warrant a post or two from me.
Me, the gamer
The same goes for games — I’m an avid gamer, and hope/plan to get into the games industry at some point, and will probably use this blog to criticize game design, gush excitedly about games I like or other fun topics.
Me, the person
I’m going to try to keep my personal life out of this blog. This is about programming, not politics, my friends or family or any of the other things that take up my time. But rest assured that I’m a real person, and not just a programmer.
Just the facts
Name: Jesper Alf Dam (hence “jalf”, a contraction of my first and middle names)
Everything ending in
@jalf.dk will end up in my inbox, with one notable exception: Spammers, please use
firstname.lastname@example.org, as this goes directly in my spam folder. The rest of you, just substitute “
blogspam” for something more meaningful (‘mail’ would be a good choice) and rest assured that I will receive your mail. Otherwise, you can of course reach me on Twitter.