About

I’m one of the moderators of the [comp.lang.c++.moderated] Usenet group. Although I no longer develop software for a living I may do so again. Meanwhile programming (mostly in C++, and mostly in Windows) is my favorite hobby.

I plan to blog about various programming and design problems I encounter. And at first about a C++ library I’m developing called cppx, which provides some core functionality for general C++ programming  –  like reasonable basic types, optional argument support, C++98 argument forwarding, various smart pointers, non-mutable strings, containers and so on. Most of this is a matter of reimplementing and repackaging things I’ve done before (e.g. “Alf’s StringValue” at SourceForge), but in a more pure and accessible way.

9 comments on “About

  1. I don’t. And currently not by choice. 😦 I last worked as a consultant with a firm then called Mogul Technology, and before that with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), and before that I taught at Bodø College, but I’ve been unemployed for many years. I thought it could be nice to work at Opera since they’re walking distance from where I live, and so I interviewed with them last year, but they, or their HR department, didn’t think I had anything to contribute for the foreseeable future. On the other hand, while no Norwegian firm is apparently interested in me, recruiters for Google, Microsoft and this year Facebook have contacted me, but I need to be in Norway.

  2. Wow.. you got calls from Google, MSFT and Facebook? Jesus Christ Alf! I sure hope you find something you like 🙂

  3. Wow. Pretty disheartening to read you were unemployed when clearly your skills exceed the average c++ programmer. The hiring mentality in the industry only caters to others at the same low skill level.

  4. Hi Alf, I have found some really useful information in your blogs. I hope you find the time to post new articles every once is a while. Cheers.

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