About Ctrl blog

Ctrl blog (“Control blog”) is the blog of Daniel Aleksandersen, a specialist in obscure details based in Oslo, Norway.

This blog is where I share essays, tutorials, reviews, and technical notes and articles on a variety of topics.

I always try to “Write the article you wish you found when you searched the web for something.” As a technically minded technologist, this means I usually have to put a lot of research in before I can write anything. Many of the articles are the result of my almost obsessive note-taking habit, while others I write some because I believe they’ll be useful to others. I write quite regularly because I enjoy writing!

Ctrl blog has grown so popular it’s regularly plagiarized in several languages! A big thanks to everyone who found what I write interesting enough to spend a few minutes reading it!

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You can get in touch with me at getintouch+helloweb@ctrl.blog. Please note that there are contact links underneath each article for contacting me regarding a specific article.

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I take no responsibility for the advice given on this website being accurate, up-to-date, the right advice for you in your situation, or that it will work at all. I’ll always try to give due warnings before giving any advice that are likely to negatively affect you or your computer.

This blog has previously been published under the names “Slight Future” and “Aeyoun’s blog”.