My name is Ole Laursen. I'm cofounder of IOLA where I work as a software developer. I have a Master's degree in computer science from Aalborg University in Denmark. More about my professional life at LinkedIn.
I live in Aalborg, Denmark with my girlfriend Janne. I used to have a lot of stuff about me here. Nowadays you can find it in my blog.
I'm generally interesting in things that involve creating something or solving a hard problem, especially as it relates to designing and programming computers. I've been known to spend hours planting my garden, which through relocations went from a small balcony, to a larger one, to a small garden, to a slightly larger one, and now 1.5 hectares.
I've always spent a lot of time reading, although having the good fortune to become the father of four children children has temporarily put a halt on that. You can see a selection of the books I've read on goodreads.com.
Free software I'm maintaining:
My Garden of Python which is a non-collection of small single-file Python modules ready to plug into other Python projects, mostly solving web-related problems.
Free software I'm more or less not maintaining anymore:
The C++ library commandoptions - a command-line parsing library with a simple interface.
The compose library - a C++ header for converting and assembling strings and other objects into a single string conveniently.
Free software I used to maintain before passing the bucket:
Notable other Ole Laursens include a kick boxer and a lawyer.