I’m Soren Bjornstad (American pronunciation: /ˈsɔrən ˈbjoʊrn.stæd/), software developer, information systems designer, computer geek, writer, and musician.
I’m currently on sabbatical working on open-source software, developing a variety of tools for thinking, organizing information, and learning, and learning some new technologies.
In my free time, I enjoy collecting and exploring ideas in my Zettelkasten, fiddling endlessly with my computer setup, cooking, baking, and canning, writing blog posts, reading a wide variety of books, and hiking or boating around Minnesota.
I write about technology weekly on Control-Alt-Backspace, and I maintain a number of educational resources on TiddlyWiki, including my online textbook Grok TiddlyWiki and some videos on my YouTube channel. I also maintain a public Zettelkasten (others use the similar terms digital garden or second brain), in which I keep thoughts about everything under the sun. You can visit it to virtually “pick my brain” about some topic without bothering me, or to explore what I’m currently working on.