Tony Svanström


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The world isn't quite at post-COVID yet, but as we're somewhat approaching some sort of return to normality I'll be updating this website. In the meantime… As usual I'm available to consult within the areas of technology strategy and business devevelopment; especially supporting startups and SMEs as a tech expert. I'm also starting to look at returning to some international work again, but right now that's kept "by request". (Due to recent developments in Hong Kong I will not be returning there, nor to China; which also includes stopovers. Taiwan is ok for now.) Also, I'm looking at putting together some simple to use tech. products/packages helping small B&M businesses do some COVID-adaptations to how they work. (Currently getting feedback from local businesses; and if anything comes from that it'll be announced here.)
Sometimes you forget important details when 3D-printing; and have to apply a bit of brute force. 😆
3D-printed cased, brutally modified with drill.
This is of course why we always do about a gazillion trial runs; because there's always something that has to be adjusted as a design goes from concept to production.
The river Fyris at night Winter darkness, pandemic, and work 7 days/week; and in the middle of it all, suddenly there's this beauty. I needed that. :) Also, this time of year marks where we start getting longer days again. Right now the sun sets about 6 hours after sunrise, with the weather most days being just a grey uni-cloud; but 6 months from now there will be 18 hours between sunrise and sunset.
Verifying the quality of the 3D-printer, that we'll be using to print the "cases" for the hardware I'm designing for a project. (Currently using stock RPI0, as can be seen in the second picture.)
3D printed case
Tiny computers, high resolution display, 3D printed case
The struggle with branding in a world with fewer and fewer available domain names is real. I recently got Open Media ID (openmedia.id) for a project, which I'm quite happy with; but I'm also keeping an already launched commercial project simply the way that I would do consoluting, just because there's no obvoius available (domain) name for it. 😣 At least none that I'm happy with. I dunno. There's just this expectation, perhaps placed on me by myself, that I either fix someone else's problem (i.e. consult), or build a company (i.e. provide ready-made solutions); but perhaps I should just whilte label a series of products?! No branding to deal with, no website, no nothing; just creating damn good products, and network my way to meetings with potential customers. It's tempting. And, to me it's a new way of thinking. Which is an absolutely beautiful way of starting a new week. Happy monday, everyone. 👋
My latest side-project: Open Uppsala (OpenUppsala.se). Being "stuck" (🦠🔐) in Uppsala I realized that our small, but very talented, tech community is lacking a coordinated effort to highlight our open community; the people, businesses, and projects, that work with open source and/or open data. So, I decided to create such a project. Right now openuppsala.se is kept "prelaunch", to give the local community a chance to react (to make sure there's no overlap with what some other group is about to launch); and I'm also trying to get a feel for where things are heading among businesses in post-vacation time. Stay tuned. Update (2021-03-09): Let's just say that this project, for now, has a non-specific timeline.
The river Fyris
📍(🦠🔐): Uppsala (🇸🇪)