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Kenneth "Seetee" Frantzen

An IT professional and teacher living in Gothenburg, the second largest city of Sweden. Listen to my own podcast as well, the All In IT Radio!

episodes: 14

hpr1542 :: Agnes is an IT Lawyer

Released on 2014-07-01 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Today on Hacker Public Radio, we will talk to an IT lawyer about the new EU regulations regarding personal data.

"One thing I think you should be aware of is a principle called 'Privacy by Design and Privacy by Default'!"
-- Agnes

IT Solutions Expo 2014

In April 2014 I visited the "IT Solutions Expo" at the conference centre known as "The Swedish Fair" in Gothenburg. The tagline of the IT Solutions Expo was "The fair that shows you how to make money on tomorrow's IT solutions".

So a lot of corporate propaganda and sales people. To be totally honest, I hesitated going there. But I am glad I did. There where some really interesting talks concerning privacy and technology that I would not have liked to miss.

Agnes Andersson Hammarstrand, IT Lawyer

The real highlight of the fair was the talk by Agnes Andersson Hammarstrand, a lawyer specialised in information technology. She covered the new laws that will come to pass in the European Union regarding how we are allowed to handle personal data.

I was very happy that she was willing to give a short interview for Hacker Public Radio.

It is interesting to see that it is not only consumers who are starting to think that information about us should be kept safe, it is also slowly becoming the law. If your work in or with companies in the European Union, this is definitely a heads-up, something to take notice of. In a couple of years time you must be ready to follow the new legislation.

In her talk Agnes also mentioned that companies should have someone who is responsible for privacy issues. Perhaps this is an opportunity for the HPR listeners? Most of you probably feel that this is an important topic already, so why not make it a part of your job description?

You find all the relevant links down below. If you want to send feedback or get in touch with either Agnes or me, please do not hesitate to do so. If you have any thoughts on the subject at hand or regarding the show, use any of the means below and speak your mind.

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hpr1458 :: Free Culture and Open Animation

Released on 2014-03-05 under a CC-BY-SA license.

This interview with Julia Velkova and Konstantin Dimitriev will shed some light on free culture, open animation, Synfig Studio and the Russian animé being developed by the Morevna Project. Today, on Hacker Public Radio.

"Support Open Animation projects! Because they cary a lot of potential for inovation."
-- Julia

FSCONS 2012: "Open animation projects: state of the art, problems and perspectives"

We all know of the Blender Projects, like Elephants Dream, Big Buck Bunny and Sintel, but do you know of any more? Creating an animated movie is hard. Many enthusiasts start projects up that soon thereafter unfortunately die off.

The state of this area of interest is what Julia Velkova has concentrated her research on. At FSCONS 2012 she gave the first part of a presentation, painting a picture of the state of matters, then followed by open animator Konstantin Dimitriev who introduced both the Morevna Project and the free and open source tool Synfig Studio.

At this presentation Konstantin showed the premiere trailer for his animé movie "The Beautiful Queen Marya Morevna", a modernized version of a traditional Russian tale. Both the trailer and Julia and Konstantins presentations are available on YouTube.

Konstantin has used indiegogo to crowdfund a full time developer for Synfig Studio. He wrote: "I am mentoring a full-time developer Ivan Mahonin, who is working on Synfig code. We have funded his work in previous months by running similar fundraising campaigns for October, November, December, January and February." So go help them with the rest of 2014 as well!

Go help the Morevna Project and Synfig Studio, follow both Julia and Konstantin on Twitter to get updates on this very interesting part of the free and open community that I suspect we sometimes might forget.

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hpr1428 :: Coffee Stain Studios and the Sanctum games

Released on 2014-01-22 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Do you know the Sanctum games? You should! Listen to Armin from Coffee Stain Studios on todays episode of Hacker Public Radio!

"We're actually working on Linux support. *pause* I don't know if I'm supposed to say that."
-- Armin

Coffee Stain Studios

In 2010 a few students from the University of Skövde created the Indie game developing company "Coffee Stain Studios". In 2011 they released the game "Sanctum" on Steam, and in May of 2013 they released "Sanctum 2". These games are most often described as a mix between First-person shooter and Tower defense. You find yourself in a futuristic setting, fighting aliens with a fair bit of humor. The player chooses how much resources to distribute on automatic towers or his or her own weapons. Both games featured the possibility to collaborate with your friends to beat the levels.

One of the founders, Armin Ibrisagic, was at DreamHack in November 2013, where I got a chance to talk to him.


"What is DreamHack?" you ask? Only the world's largest computer festival, held multiple times a year in Jönköping, Sweden. According to Wikipedia "It holds the world record (as recognized by the Guinness Book of Records and Twin Galaxies) for the world's largest LAN party and computer festival, and has held the record for the world's fastest Internet connection, and the record in most generated traffic."

I also got an interview with one of the organizers of DreamHack, but that you will hear another day. Today we focus on Sanctum, and how the market looks for smaller game developers.

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hpr1423 :: Monty - The man behind your databases

Released on 2014-01-15 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Listen to the man who created the database YOU use every day, today on Hacker Public Radio.

"There's no reasons to use MySQL anymore."
-- Monty

Michael Widenius at FSCONS 2013

A couple of months ago I attended FSCONS 2013. There I met Michael "Monty" Widenius, the driving force behind both MySQL and MariaDB. This is a guy who loves being a developer and he loves Open Source software. He named MySQL after his daughter My, and the new fork MariaDB got its name from his other daughter Maria.

Monty was invited to FSCONS 2013 to give a speech entitled "The MySQL and MariaDB story", and the synopsis on says:

"The story of how MySQL was created, why it was successful and how it grew until it was sold to Sun, who was then overtaken by Oracle.
It will also cover how and why MariaDB was created and what we are doing to ensure that there will always be a free version of MySQL (under the name of MariaDB).
The talk will also explain the challenges we have had to do this fork, especially the merge with MySQL 5.5, and the various systems (like buildbot) that we used to build the binaries and how we are working with the MariaDB/MySQL community."

That presentation can be found on YouTube, and I encourage you all to have a look at it. "Michael Monty Widenius: The MySQL and MariaDB story":

If you have not yet made the switch to MariaDB, now is the time!

Monty also asks everyone who uses MariaDB to activate the anonymous plug-in, so that the developers might know what to focus their attention on.

If you wish to look Monty in the eyes, you have the opportunity to do so, as this interview was video recorded and will be released on YouTube or similar. Follow All In IT Radio on Google+, Twitter and for updates on when that will be released.

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hpr1408 :: Drupal in Gothenburg with Addison Berry and others

Released on 2013-12-25 under a CC-BY-SA license.

In a sunny Gothenburg, the spring of 2012, we find a lot of happy web developers attending DrupalCamp. This is the second show with conversations from that event. This time you will hear Addison Berry from Lullabot, Henrik from All In IT Radio as well as Patrik and Cornelius.

If you want to hear what Henrik and I thought about this years DrupalCamp, then you should have a listen to the episode "Con of the Year" over on our podcast. There we talk about all the conferences we have attended in 2013, including DrupalCamp, FSCONS and Retrospelsmässan.

Participants in todays show


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hpr1403 :: hiro from GamingGrannar at Retrospelsmässan

Released on 2013-12-18 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Today on Hacker Public Radio, we will talk about old games, and interview an expert from Sweden.

"GamingGrannar" and "Spelklassiker Musik"

In 2012, the Swedish gaming community "Level 7" voted for the blog Gaminggrannar to become "Gaming Blog of the year". Gaminggrannar (or "Gaming Neighbours") consists of David "Dave" Boström, Emelie "Ekken" Karlsson and Andreas "hiro" Karlsson.

Dave won the Swedish Championship in Nintendo, in 2003, and has a great Metroid collection. Ekken is an acomplished gamer, creates edible game cakes and also has a newly started collection of games with pink cartridges. hiro can be recognized by his retro game inspired tatoos, and is known for his love for series like Mega Man X and Castlevania.

Together the three neighbours release a video blog about everything and anything gaming related, but often with a focus on older games.

The podcast that hiro hosts together with Tobias Jensen, a NES and Amiga 500 gamer who wished he had more time for games, hit the 200th episode in november 2013.


hiro and I met at Retrospelsmässan 2013. This retro game convention is on its fourth year, and has grown considerably. Now in the second largest exhibition hall in Gothenburg, with roughly 2.000 visitors, and a three hour queue to get in. Competitions in old games, buy retrogames and consoles, cosplay competition, and so on. "Retrospelsmässan is a yearly event with focus on consoles and computers that was released before the year 2000." -- Markus Swerlander, one of the organisers.

The date for the 2014 edition of Retrospelsmässan is already set, saturday the 3rd of may in Eriksbergshallen, Gothenburg.

"Game and have fun!"
-- hiro

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hpr1178 :: Interviews with Laura Creighton and Armin Rigo

Released on 2013-02-06 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Creighton and Rigo about PyPy

"We're really really really really fast."
- Laura Creighton (2011)

Today you will hear two interviews, with Laura Creighton and Armin Rigo. You'll get a really unique perspective of Richard Stallman, as well as of the PyPy project. Below you will find links to most of the projects mentioned in the interviews, but first and foremost I would like to recommend you to have a look at Laura's keynote interview "Dialogue with Richard Stallman" and Armin's talk "PyPy".

Make sure you watch the videos from FSCONS2011 with Stallman, Creighton and Rigo!


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hpr1126 :: The DrupalCamp of Adam Evertsson

Released on 2012-11-26 under a CC-BY-SA license.

DrupalCamp Göteborg

Do you know web design? Do you know the CMS/CMF Drupal? Do you know how to organize a small conference? No? Today we talk with Adam Evertsson, who organized DrupalCamp Göteborg to spread the word of Drupal in the Gothenburg area. He is the man with all the answers.


There will be a few more interviews from DrupalCamp Göteborg, but if you want to hear me and my co-host on All In IT Radio talk more indepth about our experience there, you are more then welcome to turn to our episode 0014 "It's all about the pitch".

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hpr1119 :: Spread the Word

Released on 2012-11-15 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Inspirational stories told on the road

A few months ago I went on a longer trip, alone in my car. As many podcasters before me, I decided to record an episode. An episode I almost immediately forgot about. Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago, when I once again found the recording. It sounded quite bad, but after some sound wizardry I think it can pass for an HPR show. The content is where it's at, after all.


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hpr1087 :: The FSCONS of Jonas Öberg

Released on 2012-10-02 under a CC-BY-SA license.

At the conference FSCONS I have a talk with both Henrik (who has no previous experience of FSCONS) and Jonas (who organise the conference). Two very different perspectives and a few completing comments from me.


Henrik mentioned the two All In IT Radio episodes "Assembly Overclocked" where he told us of his experiences from the demo party Assembly and "Should Cars Get Smarter?" where we talk about Qt, In Vehicle Infotainment and such. The later show was featured as episode 0854 on Syndicated Thursday on Hacker Public Radio. We also referenced Jeremiah Foster, Johan Thelin and Mathias Klang


When Jonas mentions "Henrik", he does not mean the Henrik of All In IT Radio fame, but rather Henrik Sandklef who sits on the board of "Föreningen fri kultur och programvara".

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hpr1077 :: FSCONS: Haralanova Hack for Freedom!

Released on 2012-09-18 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Today FSCONS keynote speaker Christina Haralanova from Canada tell us about her keynote, the presentation she was not able to give, and how you teach your kids to hack stuff. Keep on hacking, and teach the young ones to do so as well!


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hpr0860 :: Kaizendo, GNU Parallel and some more FSCONS

Released on 2011-11-18 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Interviews and a look at FSCONS 2011

Today you will hear two interviews from FSCONS 2010. The audio is of "conference quality", that is, there are a lot of noice in the background. Not much to do about that, I am sorry. But it is two really great interviews, so well worth it!

But as a start I have a look at what will take place during the coming FSCONS 2011, that will start 2011-11-11 and continue through the whole weekend. I read from the schedule, and mention some of the topics and presenters who will be there.

Salve J. Nilsen - Kaizendo: Customizable schoolboks

Imagine a schoolbook where the pupil and her teacher can choose the topic depth, clarity of text and homework difficulty as needed and necessary.

Add alternatives for teachers (supporting different instructional methods, teaching styles), schools (variations in chapter content based on time constraints or policy) and parents (having a topic summary to read before helping with homework.) This is what we mean with customizable textbooks.

Ole Tange - GNU Parallel

GNU parallel is a shell tool for executing jobs in parallel using one or more computers. A job can be a single command or a small script that has to be run for each of the lines in the input. The typical input is a list of files, a list of hosts, a list of users, a list of URLs, or a list of tables. A job can also be a command that reads from a pipe. GNU parallel can then split the input and pipe it into commands in parallel.

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hpr0854 :: All In IT Radio0007 - Should Cars Get Smarter ?

Released on 2011-11-09 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Welcome to syndicated Thursday on hacker public radio

Each Thursday we play Syndicated creative commons content from arond the web. If you know of some creative commons material that you would like to bring to the attention of the community then send an email to admin.

Today we hilight the Hello and welcome to All In IT Radio!

Hello and welcome to All In IT Radio!

Join us as we talk about everything related to Information Technology, and some other random stuff as well. Help us, as we try to find how IT relate to everyone of us, and what the story headlines really mean.

This is a show made by Swedes, in english. Some think this is endearing, other think it is stupid. You are welcome to listen to us strugle with the language barrier any way.

On your right, you find the episodes, at the bottom you can (and should) subscribe to our feed and in the upper right corner you can stream the latest show.

We release a new episode when we feel like it.

Welcome to All In IT Radio! :-)

Episode 0007 - Should Cars Get Smarter?

How intelligent should your car really be? What will happen to the MeeGo operating system now that Nokia has abandoned the project? Will the new guy contribute to the show in any way? (Spoiler: He did.)

Duration: 56:05

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Theme music today by The Motyw / Wojciech Wszelaki.
Music is CC BY-SA 3.0

hpr0847 :: FSCONS, MeeGo and the story of Tizen

Released on 2011-10-31 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Who am i?

Hello everyone, in todays show you will hear my first show on Hacker Public Radio! You may know me as "Seetee", or as "Kenneth from the All In IT Radio podcast", or most likely, you do not know me at all. Hopefully you will hear more shows from me in the future, tough.

You find me all over the internet, and you can follow me at both and twitter as @alltinomit

The story in short

At FSCONS 2010 ( I had the privilege to watch many interesting talks. Something that really peeked my interest where the talks of Knut Yrvin and Jeremiah Foster, two talented gentlemen who I was lucky to get a little private interview with as well. Their talks are avalible on Vimeo, and in this episode of Hacker Public Radio you get to hear my interviews, together with my interpetation of what has happened in the past to lead up to the creation of the operating system Tizen.

Mentioned links

Knut Yrvin

"Qt on MeeGo" (

Jeremiah Foster

"GENIVI alliance and how biz can adapt FOSS" (

All In IT Radio - Should Cars Get Smarter?

Me and my mates talk more about MeeGo. This was just before the Tizen anouncement. We cover a bit more of the toughts around this emerging market. (

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