Roads Less Taken

A blend of programming, boats and life.


I am Göran Krampe, see my landing page for contact details and resumé. This is my blog where I mainly write about software development and motor boating.

Until recently I worked full time for 3DICC developing the coolest collaborative Virtual Reality system on earth - Terf. At the moment however I am available for work. :)

Before that I worked as a software developer consultant since 1994 in various firms in Stockholm. In 2011 I started my own one-man-firm as a freelance software developer - Krampe Dynamic Development - available for work both in Stockholm on site and internationally by remote. Having worked remotely as the lead architect for almost 3 years at 3DICC I am very used to such a setup.

This blog’s name “Roads Less Taken” refers to the poem called “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost which describes how a traveler in a forest decides to take one of the two roads in front of him – “the one less traveled by”. Here you can find the full poem, I especially like that last part:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I–
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost 1916

I think that sets the mood for what I would like to write about in software development on this blog, namely that you can gain a lot by choosing “Roads” (think tools, methods, interests and techniques) that are “Less Taken” (not among the most popular that everyone else uses). Daring to be different and choosing the right tool for the job. Or at least open your mind and learn. :)