Veg sausages with mashed potatoes

Time: 15 min


  • Veg sausages
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Lingonberry jam
  • Spices for veg sausages and mashed potatoes
  • Salad


Heat sausages in frying pan and add spices. Heat mashed potatoes in microwave.

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Indian ready-made daal with rice


  • Ready made daal according to packet
  • Some rice
  • Some sallad
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Vegan nuggets with oven potatoes

Time: 30 minutes (10 minutes active time)


  • Some veg nuggets
  • Potatoes or fries
  • Some sallad


  1. Potatoes in the oven
  2. Make the sallad
  3. Nuggets in frying pan when their is 10 minutes left for the nuggets to get done
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Minced quorn with pasta

Time: 30 minutes
Quantity: 5 portions


  • 1 pkt of minced quorn or similar
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 red onion
  • Tomatoes. Either cubed in a can or 1-2 fresh ones.
  • Pasta
  • Some spices like:
    • Vegetarian stock
    • Oregano
    • Garlic powder
    • Paprika powder
    • Chili flakes
    • Salt
    • Black peppar
    • Whatever you have home. Experiment.
  • Some sallad or vegetables on the side
  • Oil


  1. Start boiling the pasta. Usually 9 minutes. Leave a bit of warm water in the boiler for later.
  2. Chop the onion and sautee in a big pan with oil till they get a bit brown
  3. Chop tomatoes and throw into pan
  4. Drain the can of beans and put into pan
  5. Add water from boiler if necessary
  6. Put spices in the pan until it tastes good
  7. Prepare the sallad while everything else is cooking
  8. Drain the pasta and serve next to the mince and some sallad


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Setup free VPN between Windows and Ubuntu Linux computers


Diagrammatic representation of Internet VPN (Originally uploaded by Ludovic via Privacy Canada) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_private_network

Use case, say that you have a corporate server that you want team members to access. Maybe it is running a build server (Jenkins) and source control repository (GitLab). Instead of publishing these services on the web we can keep them in a local network and then add access to them via a VPN; Virtual Private Network.

I use DynVPN and netvirt-agent. It was a bit tricky to get it working on Ubuntu linux so I decided to share the config:

sudo apt-get install supervisor
sudo nano /etc/init.d/netvirt-agent
sudo supervisorctl reread
sudo supervisorctl reload
sudo supervisorctl status

Change "sebnil" to your user.

Getting it running on Windows is much easier:


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Moved to Gold Coast, Australia

A few months ago I moved from Gothenburg to Gold Coast, Australia, to work for Volvo Penta and enjoy a sunnier life style ūüôā

I have only been here 4 months, but so far I really like it. The sun is almost always shining, people are for the most part nice and helpful, salary for engineers is higher (compared to Sweden), taxes are lower and it is much easier to find a good place to live compared to Gothenburg.

I was a bit hesitant about moving to Gold Coast since I knew nothing about the place, but it is starting to grow on me. Even though it is much smaller than Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, it is still large enough to host large events and have lots of ways to waste time. The city is right by the coast, and in the background you have large mountains. My main goal right now is to get my surf going which is one of the most popular activities around here.

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Real estate finder

Location, location, location! When I was searching for an apartment in Gold Coast, Australia, I wanted to have a tool that would list travel times to some important locations. For me it was travel time to and from work during rush hour, and time with public transport to the city centre. This python script does a few things:

  1. You give it a start search.
  2. The script will find the travel time to the locations (that you need to edit)
  3. Output into excel

I was experimenting a bit with making it a web app but kinda gave up. It works though, but you need to manually edit the code in a few places. Hope you find it as useful as I did!

Source code:



Python 3, pip, .. Just use Anaconda. It is great.



  • All code is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE file for details
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Software Engineer at Volvo Penta Oceania

Moved to Gold Coast, Autralia to work with Volvo Penta. Daily work is troubleshooting and developing control systems in marine applications.

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Västtrafik Monitor v2

Västtrafik har uppdaterat sina api:er vilket gjorde att min bussmonitor slutat fungera. De hade gjort det lite klurigare med Oauth2 men i övrigt var det mest att byta url till https://api.vasttrafik.se/bin/rest.exe/v2/departureBoard

All kod finns på Github.

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Cross platform mobile app for Volvo Penta Easy Connect interface

Volvo Penta has commited to implement better connectivity functionality. Part of this was the release of Easy Connect. An app which lets boat users connect to their vessel via Bluetooth. I developed the proof-of-concept and then continued as one of the developers in getting this product to market. I was responsible for the initial requirement specification, choice of development platform and the continuous implementation of new features and bugfixes. We decided to develop the app in Xamarin to get cross platform (iOS and Android) with a shared code base. Looking back it was the right decision.

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