Hello. I am Tommy Anderberg. The photo shows me trying to smile into a camera at 3 am on
December 12, 2010, because a PR person wanted me to.
Five Six years on, I don't look all that different.
This is a personal site where I occasionally post or link to things I've done or found worthy of note. Unless you are an old friend looking for trouble, you are probably here for one of these:
What I'm up to these days. Lately mostly messing around with machine learning, reading up on general artificial intelligence and thinking about the future. Maybe someday I will have something more to say about it.
My forays into virtual world technology, from 2010 onwards. So far only an occasional hobby, but the advent of affordable virtual reality hardware could perhaps change that. (If you are looking for a certain penguin , I am afraid I tired of unbreaking it every time a browser vendor updated its WebGL implementation.)
The handful of papers I wrote about cosmological consequences of the Higgs mechanism from 2005 to 2012, when the LHC spoiled the party. Long story short, the suggestion that electroweak symmetry breaking could explain away the luminosity deficit of distant supernovae without accelerated expansion did not work out, mainly due to an attractor which I eventually found lurking in the low energy limit of the Standard Model. You can read about it here, see it in action here and find out more here. While the many excuses used to dismiss the idea out of hand were not overly insightful, I did learn one important thing from them: Goodstein was right.
The audio and music software I developed in the mid-90s to early 00s. It's all retired now; that market was killed long ago by a flood of free- and demoware. The old site is still up for nostalgic reasons, but the downloads are history. The list of books on digital signal processing, audio and music programming may still be useful.
The articles I wrote about personal computing and the Internet back when that was news (mid- to late 90s). Most are buried in archives now, but I recently stumbled upon an ambitious effort to digitize the Norwegian edition of Tekno magazine, which featured translations from the original Swedish of a fair amount of things I wrote. I make my first appearance in that collection on p. 30 of #3/1996 (PDF link).