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About this site

My very first web pages, from September 1994, were just a short recursive joke. In July 1995, I created a real web site; for the first few years, it was called Martinland. Because people weren't very familiar with the web, I took the opportunity to fill my pages with confusing instructions and a help function consisting of an anteater making weird noises. 

The mid-90's web was a nerdier place, and many pages I created were parodies of things that were popular then, including a fake webcam where you could electrify the floor, a club for people unable to memorize two digits of pi, and an "HTML virus" (modeled after .sig viruses from Usenet).

Over the years, I added lots of drawings, web games, and writing to the site. In 2005, I moved it to www.rebas.se, but due to repetitive strain injuries I wasn't able to update it much for a decade, until I finally got better and modernized the site in 2014/2015.


Media attention

  • In August 1995, Z Magazine wrote that my site was one of the 50 most creative personal sites in Sweden.
  • In November 1997, I won the Swedish national home page competition Hemsides-SM, and got to say confused things about my site on TV. After I was announced as the winner, I couldn't resist replacing the index page of my site with an utterly terrible page that insinuated that I'd won through nepotism, as a practical joke. Sorry about that. (If a visitor clicked any link, or just waited for half a minute, they were automatically taken to my real site, but still, I can't imagine that the companies behind the contest were very happy. That might be one reason why they never repeated the contest. Anyway, because there's never been another winner, I conclude that I'm still the undefeated Swedish champion at making personal home pages.)
  • In February 1998, I was interviewed about Pi Approximation Day on Israeli radio. 

  • In April 1999, I temporarily used part of Alphaville's song Sounds like a melody in my game AI Pengo without Alphaville's permission. Soon, Alphaville's webmaster and manager contacted me, and I expected them to ask me to remove the song. Surprisingly, they wrote that I could continue to use it, asked if they could have the game on their site, and even asked me if I could make an official Alphaville game(!).

  • In July 1999, Stina Johansson wrote a ridiculously nice review of my site in Sydsvenskan.

  • In November 1999, my page was mentioned in the Swedish TV show Sajber.

  • In January 2002, my world domination page was mentioned in a Shift article about, um, world domination.

  • In July 2003, an article in The Observer about "23 things you always wanted to know about numbers" contained a reference to my Pi Approximation Day pages.

  • In August 2005, Göteborgs-Posten wrote about my elephant flag.



Here's a gallery of old index page designs:










Click Frozz the Anteater to hear a soothing "Bkroink!" sound.