Svend Erik Baarsby

Svend Erik Hi, I am Svend Erik Baarsby, owner and webmaster of AlfaLand. I live outside Taastrup (marked in red on the map), near Copenhagen, in Denmark with my wife Mercy. We moved here in 2007 to a new Lind & Risør house after having lived for 18 years in Fløng near Hedehusene. Our daughter Jenny and our son Niels both live on their own now.

I am now retired after 40 years in the computer business, where I started as a programmer in Haldor Topsøe in 1965. My last position was as an IT specialist in Privatbanken/Unibank/ Nordea/Nordic Processor, where I worked for 25 years. In between, I worked almost six years in the Swedish company Datema when it had an office in Copenhagen.

Here I am, working hard at my PC

As you can see, I look happy. That's because I am working on my website and I enjoy that kind of work.

Besides working with websites, I like programming. It was part of my job for 40 years, and it is still my hobby. Some of my programs are available as Public Domain and Shareware programs. You can read more about them on the QualiSoft Programs page. QualiSoft is the name under which I publish these programs.

When I worked in Datema, I was introduced to APL, a programming language that immediately caught my interest, and for many years became one of my primary focus areas. I still have STSC's good old APL*PLUS/PC from 1989 on my PCs and I still use it from time to time. Since Windows XP went out of service, there has, however, been some challenges in making it run on the newer versions of Windows. Fortunately, I have now found a satisfactory solution to this problem. If you are one of those - probably very few - APL fans who still have their APL*PLUS/PC and would like to use it, you can learn how on the Running APL*Plus/PC on Windows 10 page.

Another IT related activity of mine is to create wallpapers for the smartphones I have owned. You are also welcome to use them, if you want. They are found on the Wallpapers page. Before that, I made themes (background pictures) for my HP iPAQ 914c Pocket PC cell phone. It has since been replaced by a number of Android smartphones, but the themes are still available for download from the Themes page.

Svend Erik programming
Svend Erik cooking I also like cooking

I am very fond of good food and I also enjoy to prepare it myself. After a tiring day I find it relaxing to spend some time in the kitchen cooking a nice meal. Then I can stop thinking about house and garden work and computers for a while. However, when it comes to doing the dishes, I prefer to leave that to others.

My real passion is travelling

When I was still single, I used to travel a lot, especially in South East Asia and the Far East. I find most of the countries in that region very fascinating. Is was on a trip to the Philippines that I met Mercy - and we ended up getting married! Sometimes we go back to her country to visit our family and friends there. We have our own house in Mangatarem, Pangasinan and we enjoy to stay there and relax. You may see some pictures from our trip there in December 2003.

Boeing 747
Mercy also owns a mountain in Sapang near Mangatarem. It has now been turned into a farm with rice, various kinds of trees and animals, and it is called AlfaLand. Recently, she has also started breeding pigs there. Besides that, Mercy has a beach resort in Sariaya, Quezon Province. She has named it My Beach Resort, and it is really a very nice place. You can also go there, if you like.  
Our summer house is my favourite retreat Summer house

We also have a summer house near Rågeleje (red on the map) here in Denmark. In the summer time we go there as often as possible. It was built in 2004 as a replacement for the original house, which was very old and small, but also very charming. It is a Jeppesen Bjælkehus and it is very nice and comfortable. Now we can also stay there during winter even though it is very cold outside.

Skoda Fabia Combi
For my daily transportation
I use a blue Skoda Fabia Combi

Svend Erik Baarsby
Pileurtvej 4, Kragehave
DK-2630 Taastrup

Tel. +45 46 56 00 11
Mobile: +45 40 98 73 85

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