About

This blog is written and maintained by me, Niklas “Lani” Lagergren. I’m a 41-year-old Senior Systems Developer from Sweden. I’ve programmed computers since the age of 14, and I have always been drawn to technology in general.

In my daily job, I previously mostly worked with Microsoft products, such as Windows, Visual Studio, C#, SQL-Server, etc. Today, however, I currently do web development with React.

One summer, I found myself totally out of inspiration for any personal computer projects. I had been trying some Linux on and off over the years, although I’ve always liked Linux it never stuck as my main operating system. But now I felt that I needed a new challenge, something that was new to me – although still computer related. So I set out to use Linux as my main desktop system at home and also to set up a Linux server that I would use as a DHCP and DNS server for our entire home (even though this functionality already existed in my D-Link router).

It was really fun and inspiring! I still use Ubuntu as my main OS at home, even if I still dual boot with Windows 10, as I still need to keep up with Windows because of my daily work.

I created this blog when I set up that first Ubuntu 8.04 server at home. Mostly to record the process in case that I needed to do it again someday. Since then I’ve been amazed by the interest in my articles and of the kind responses in the comments! I’m definitely not a Linux expert. I rather count myself as a Linux hobbyist. I have however learned over the years, that sometimes someone who he himself that is a beginner on a subject better explains that subject to other beginners. My programming, networking and general computer skills have however helped me a lot when I have been getting started with Linux.

In part of my Linux experience I also set out to learn Ruby on Rails, and to build my own distribution with Linux From Scratch. Both which has been great experiences. The Ruby on Rails experience even led me to create the yfo.nu webshop (Swedish only) for my life partner. It’s still only, allthough it is a bit dated as it hasn’t been updated sense 2013.

I also thought a lot about blogging about programming. Maybe 2020 will be the start of that.

If you want to get in contact with me you do that most easily on twitter. I’m known as @Lani78 there as well. But if you have any questions regarding a blog post, then please use the comments field. That way many more people can benefit from the question.

Thank you for your interest in my blog,
Niklas “Lani” Lagergren