Just in case you are wondering about who the person behind this site is, here is some information about myself: My name is Roger E. Håseth, and I was born in 1971. Unfortunately I am now retired, but before that happened I was working as a welder (mainly TIG). Other than that, I live in Norway and my main hobbies are computers, movies and music (but no, I don't play any instruments :-).
I have had a lot of nicknames over the years, so whenever I need to come up with a user name for something on the internet, I really don't have to think that hard for coming up with one. All I have to do is use a name that someone called me in the past. So for for my online gaming I use the name Graaulv, and on Amiga.org & YouTube I go under the name PanterHZ. As for all my computer "art" and main website, I have used RHZ as the name.
The computers I use
Although I really was a die hard Amiga fan who just simply refused to touch anything Microsoft related once, I have to admit that the computer I use most nowadays, actually is a Windows PC. But I do however still use my towerized Amiga 1200, where I do stuff like surfing the net with it (yes this is possible!). I also use it for doing some graphical work with Personal Paint, but since I have the Amiga emulator WinUAE installed on my PC, I often find it much faster and easier to just fire this up and use PPaint from there instead. You might wonder why I actually bother with going through all this fuss just for doing some simple graphics work, but the truth is that I still haven't found any good palette based paint programs on the PC that are just as flexible and easy to use as Personal Paint. As a matter of fact, much of the graphics on this site are created with PPaint.
While my A1200 tower is the Amiga computer I use the most, I have a few other models as well. This includes the following: Another A1200 in a self-built desktop case (ongoing project for a few years now), an A600 which I bought a couple of years ago, an A1500 which I got several years ago, and a stock A500 that was my very first Amiga (currently in storage).
The programs I have made
I also do some programming on the Amiga, where the Amiga911 Maker project has been what I mainly have been working on for the last couple of years. Another project I have used a considerable amount of time on earlier, is AnArchiver (file archive program). It is a few years since the last update of this program, but this doesn't mean that I'm quite finished with it yet, because I feel there is still some work to be done on AnArchiver. The programming language I use is Gui4Cli, which is a simple and easy to use script based language that in addition to Amiga, also exists for Windows. As a matter of fact, I have earlier done some experimenting with Gui4Cli for Windows.
The music I listen to
When it comes to music I'm mostly into hard rock and various types of metal (mainly old school), but I also like other types of music like rock and punk (not todays pop-punk though). I actually have a very wide taste when it comes to music, and can listen to almost anything, I don't let genre types set any limitations to what I listen to and I don't care about what other people say about my taste in music.
The artists/bands I like most includes: Alice Cooper, Kiss, Motorhead, Manowar, Venom, Anthrax, Metallica, L7, GWAR, Primus, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, W.A.S.P. and many, many more. In the most recent years I have come to really like the folk metal (Skyclad & Subway to Sally) and symphonic metal (Haggard & Therion) genres, and especially Therion is a band I listen to a lot nowadays. Of the more "weird" kind of music I have come to like over the years, I can mention The Residents.
The movies I watch
When it comes to movies, I'm mainly into action, horror, splatter and gore films, my favourite ones includes: Bad Taste, Braindead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1 & 2, Zombie Flesh Eaters and the Hellraiser, Evil Dead & Friday The 13TH series. I'm a big fan of horror B movies, and thanks to the bittorrent technology, I'm able to download rare and hard to find movies, especially the ones that still are banned here in Norway. That being said, I really appriciate coming across very original movies that gives me a totally new viewing experience, in other words movies without so many standard cliches. This is regardless of the genre.
The TV shows I watch
My favourite TV shows includes the following: Lost, Dexter, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Hemlock Grove and Sons of Anarchy.
The games I play
Ever since I bought my very first computer (Commodore 64) all those years ago, I have been into computer games, and there have been many games that at a certain point in history have been favourites of mine, but that I no longer have any interest in. But there are some classics that I still like today, this involves games like:
How to contact me
If you have any comments, questions or other stuff you would like to mention to me, you can write and send me an e-mail, you can find the address here.
Some pictures of yours truly
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