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About meSwedish software developer with a background in political science, philosophy and computer science. Also interested in other stuff such as mathematics, statistics, data mining/machine learning, magic, constraint programming, genetic programming/algorithms, skepticism, Tai Chi Chuan, puzzles, science fiction, puzzle crime novels, humor, Jane Austen etc.

For the inclined, see my Swedish blog "hakank.blogg" at
or "My Constraint Programming Blog" at
or "Arrays in Flux" at




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Real nameHakan Kjellerstrand

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Member sinceSep 16, 2005

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Hei Håkan
Takk for at du gav meg linken til din LibraryThing side.
Du har mange spennende bøker som jeg ikke ante eksisterte engang, så jeg har satt det opp som "interesting library".

Hilsen fra Inger S.
We have a lot of books in common. Judging by your library, I'm surprised that you don't have:
On Intelligence, by Jeff Hawkins

Hawkins created the Palm Pilot OS, founded Palm Computing, then Hand Spring, then Trio... but it all started just because he wanted to raise money to finance research in artificial intelligence. His academic studies are in both computer science, and neuroscience. He realised that the reason artificial intelligence had so far never been able to live up to its promise was that the people who did brain research and the people who wrote software never spoke to each other, so he decided he would study both and be that bridge. The problem was, he didn't have the money to fund his own research. So he took a detour into entrepreneurialism for a few years to build up cash, then used his millions to found the Redwood Neuroscience Institute.

The first half of the book is his story- How he chose to take his path in his studies, how he went about founding Palm, and his entrepreneurial pursuits. How he then created Redwood Neuroscience Institute.

The second half of the book is his theory of artificial intelligence.
hrabbit: Yes, I've trained Yang style just for 5 years, including push hands and da lu (not very much, though), as well as broad sword and the (Tung) fast forms.

I did like Lowenthal's books, both the biographic parts about Cheng Man-Ch'Ing, and the personal notes of a practitioner trying to perfect his art.
snifty: I wouldn't be surprised if you really did learn swedish just to be able to read a single swedish blog. That is what language geeks do, don't they? :-)
Hi Hakan,

I was interested to see that you also must be a tai chi practitioner. And I was surprised to see that you own copies of my teacher's books (Wolfe Lowenthal). I hope you enjoy them. I think he is now working on book #3. Do you also practice push hands or da lu?
Hello, the overlap between our libraries, together with the topics you are covering in your blog make me want to learn Swedish just so I can read it instead of just following the links! :) Cheers...
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