About Anders Piniesjö
This is the homepage of Anders Piniesjö (previously Karlsson). Those pages are mainly focused around my collection of old computers and videogames, but also contains some personal information.
For over 30 years I have been a dedicated computer nerd. I saw my first computer, a Luxor ABC 80, at the beginning of the 80:s and I was directly hooked. Since then I have had home computers such as Oric 1, Commodore 64, Amiga 500, Macintosh LC and later on Linux machines. On those computers I did all from programming to playing games. The programming part was important to me and has lead me to a career as professional software developer.
I am now happily married and proud father to a little boy. This takes up most of my spare time. When I manage to find some time I like to shoot photos, travel, do some hobby development projects, travel, find new music and sample beer with friends. I love to go to the Wave Gotik Treffen music festival in Leipzig and have been there around eight times. It is a lovely city and I can't exaggerate how great the festival is!
I currently work at Opera Software, for the embedded devices department, located in Linköping, Sweden.
Welcome to my world of vintage machines!
One of my strange interests is my collection of old vintage computers and video games. I hope you visit my collection pages to see some of the machines I play and live with!
One important reason why I collect vintage machines is pure nostalgia. Many years ago, when I was a young boy, I got in contact with a Luxor ABC 80 computer at a local radio amateur club. I was astonished by the machine and it made me start reading everything I could find about computers. Of course I wanted one of my own, but home computers were really expensice in those days. I went on reading and hacking on the computer at that radio amateur club. My parents understood that I was seriously interested and strangely, at christmas time 1982, they started to ask questions about various computers on the market. At christmas eve that year, the moment I'd been waiting for so long finally happened. When I opened that big packet I found my first own home computer, an Oric-1 48K. It was beautiful! I remember that for about a week I used to sit up in bed, before falling asleep, just to assure me that it was really there!
Back in those days the computer market was totally different. There were a lot more different brands on the market from many different manufacturers. The computers were often not compatible with each other at all. I remember when I visited the local computer shop, walking around among the tables with different computer systems. I really wanted them all!
Nowadays, when I manage to get hold of one of the machines that I used to read about in the computer magazines or see in the computer shops, it still happens that the same feeling, as the one that christmas eve, appears! That is one really good reason to collect!