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If we ever meet at a BarCamp, and you think this “code” is worth it, you can buy me some æbleflæsk in return.

-Kim Bach

Purpose – Why?
History – Was!
Facts – Who?
Hobbies – Likes!
Goals – Ambitions?
Technical note – Take back the web!

Purpose of my personal web-presence
I maintain a personal web-presence to provide some information about who I am. It is primarily of interest to yours truly, and is intended to help me understand myself, and to define personal goals. I suppose that it can be considered some kind of therapy.

I have, however, always been quite doubtful about how “wise” it is to have a personal web-presence, especially one that goes beyond a business card. My ex. business partner, for instance, thought that it was a very bad idea. I finally, after consulting with my family, decided on “Why? Because I can!”.

History of my personal web-presence
I have maintained a personal web-presence since 1999, this was sometime before weblogging became the phenomeon it is now. Until recently my web presence was part of, but this site is now dedicated to my father, and the diary he wrote while he was being treated for cancer of the larynx.


  • Born at the Hospital of Saint Joseph, Nørrebro Copenhagen on the 30th of October 1962
  • Christened Kim Bach, in Copenhagen on the 6th of january 1963
  • I’m still a member of the Danish National Church (Folkekirken), but I consider myself a “seeker”, and I hope that Denmark will separate Church and State soon
  • Danish national, but I consider myself a world citizen
  • Moved to Hvidovre, a Copenhagen Suburb, in 1968
  • Started in primary school, Dansborg in Hvidovre, in 1969 – back then we went to school on saturdays!
  • Spend three weeks in England attending a language school, in 1977
  • Confirmed in the Christian faith in the “The Church of Friheden” (“friheden” literally means freedom, in danish), Hvidovre, in 1977
  • Graduated primary school in 1978
  • Started in senior high-school (gymnasium), Avedøre Amtsgymnasium, in 1978
  • Graduated senior high-school in 1981
  • Made an attempt at gaining a degree in civil engineering, from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), I didn’t give up until 1992
  • Moved to Vesterbro, a neigbourhood of Copenhagen, in 1984
  • Fell in love for the first time in 1986, if you exclude my primary school crush
  • Started my first IT-company, specialised in pre-calculation systems for switchgear equipment, in 1987
  • Became addicted to the world of online Builletin Board Systems (BBS) in 1989
  • Met Nancy in the Global conference on the RIME network in 1992
  • Nancy moved to Denmark in 1992
  • Moved to Boeslunde, a small city in the western part of Zeeland, the largest of the Danish islands, in 1993
  • Married Nancy on the 17th of june 1994
  • No children of “own blood”
  • Moved to Taastrup, a Copenhagen suburb, in 1994
  • Began working for a software company located in Taastrup, in 1994
  • Closed my first company in 1995
  • Became responsible for the R&D department of the Taastrup SW company, in 1995
  • Bought a three-room appartment in Taastrup, in March 1997
  • Attended a course in management of IT-projects, in 1997
  • Divorced Nancy in 1998
  • Started, together with a partner, a new IT company, specialised in software development, in 1998
  • Began working as a free-lance consultant, in 2000
  • After several short term contracts, I had a long term contract with a major Telco, from august 2001 to april 2005
  • Started doing volunteer work, helping inner-city Copenhagen kids with their homework (tutoring), in march 2004
  • Hospitalised for 2 months, and on sick-leave for 4 months, in 2005
  • Registered, installed the WordPress publishing platform, imported my blogger archives and revived my web-presence, with a vengence, in autumn 2005
  • Extended the amount of volunteer work I do, by taking on more of a coordination role, in 2006
  • Started working profesionally as a teacher at Sjakket in October 2006
  • Returned to ICT, working as a consultant for BridgeIT in September 2007
  • Stopped at BridgeIT in 2010
  • worked as a consultant for KMD from August 2010 to August 2011
  • Suffered from deteriorating mental health, and was hospitalised on several occasions in 2010-2012
  • Joined the campaign EN AF OS, that has as it’s purpose to stamp out taboo about mentl illness in 2012
  • Worked as a consultant for IT Kartellet in February of 2012
  • Joined the board of Wikimedia Denmark as an alternate
  • Hobbies

  • Photography – as a happy amateur
  • Music – as a consumer, but I’m learning GarageBand – so beware 😉
  • Gadgets – I’m a gadgetoman
  • The “Net” – the greatest invention since publishing itself
  • OpenSource and Switching Evangelism – spreading the knowledge of the alternatives to Wintel
  • Teaching (tutoring) inner city kids – as a happy amateur. Edit: as of October 2006 I’ve turned pro!
  • Personal goals

  • Better at writing – so I can write a novel or maybe become a journalist
  • Better at reading – so I can have the patience to read Kierkegaard
  • Better at photography – so I dare to publish a photography book
  • Better at teaching – so I can help the kids in Mjølnerparken and elsewhere even more
  • To sum up: I work towards being able to make a living doing some, or all, of these things.

    Technical note
    KimBach.Org is powered by LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP), and the WordPress publishing platform, utilising the default “Kubrick” theme.
    I use a number of plug-ins and hacks. The ones I use for “production”, e.g. couldn’t live without, are:

    • WP-Print by Lester Chan (aka. GaMerZ). For providing a print friendly version of a page and post. WP-Print isn’t really a plug-in, it requires theme-hacking, but is HIGHLY recommended. Check the GaMerZ forum, or ask me, for hints on changing the RewriteRules, this is the main hastle setting WP-Print up if you, like me, want a nice permalink URL to the print friendly version, like
    • WP-ContactForm by Ryan Duff and Firas Durri. Provides a nice feedback form.
    • WP Audioscrobbler by Marc Hodges, for a list of most recent tracks listened to from the Audioscrobbler/ network.

    This is my current, primary, user-agent string, e.g. browser flavour:
    Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; da; rv: Gecko/20070219 Firefox/

    Translation: “I run Mozilla Firefox on Apple Macintosh OS X”.

    For your information, it looks like you’re browser flavour is:
    < ?php echo $_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT']; ?>

    I do the bulk of my testing and posting using this agent/client – or at least some version of Mozilla Firefox on the Mac or Windows. I feel confident enough that WordPress and the, slightly hacked, standard themes I use, have been tested to a degree with other agents, so that the wast majority of users shouldn’t experience any problems.

    If you experience problems, I’d love to hear about it, but I suggest that you try it with Mozilla Firefox – since you’re probably not already using it 😉 – first, and THEN let me hear about it. LET’S TAKE BACK THE WEB.

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