My name is Sven Andersson and I
work as a consultant in embedded
system design, implemented in ASIC
In my spare time I write this blog
and I hope it will inspire others to
learn more about this fantastic field.
I live in Stockholm Sweden and have
my own company
You are welcome to contact me
and ask questions or make comments
about my blog.
I am sitting in an airplane heading for New York. We have been traveling for 5 hours and still have 3 more to go. I have read all the newspapers and magazines I can find and we have been served a tasteless lunch. Airlines try to save money on everything and the food is no exception. I have tried to watch one of the movies on the 12 by 10 cm display in the seat in front of me but lost interest pretty soon. I have navigated through the menu and read about the Airbus 340 and how to exercise sitting in your seat. Flying is boring.
But what cheered me up was the possibility to connect to Internet using the connexion by Boeing service www.connexionbyboeing.com. The service worked flawlessly and to impress on some of my friends I sent them an email telling them I am in a airplane on my way to New York. It is sad that this service will close down end of this year. I guess it wasn't profitable for Boeing. This blog entry is written and published using this service.
I will run the New York Marathon next Sunday. I am one of almost 600 Swedes that have the chance to take part in this great race. The travel agency arranging this trip is called SpringTime Travel www.springtime.se. Run in Swedish is "springa" which explain the name. I applied for the race more than a year ago and have been running more than 1500 km since than. I have lost 10 kg and was in perfect shape up to a week ago when I caught a cold. The cold is almost gone and race will take place November 5th so there is still some time to recover.
My wife accompanies me and we will spend some days exploring New York before the marathon. Tomorrow night we have a table reserved at the River Cafe www.rivercafe.com