Nerd Essentials is ostensibly my site for creating various forms of content. I’ve sort of lost count of the times I’ve promised to reboot the site, or update more frequently, so I’m done making those promises.

My name is Mikkel, but on the internet I go by Barl0we – it’s been my gamertag for years, and you can find me on pretty much anything under that name.


One of the few pictures of myself that I like.

I have a Master’s Degree in business communication, and I’ve recently entered my second year of being unemployed after earning my degree. I’m trying to balance the withering depression of that reality with keeping positive, and being a good partner to my girlfriend & a good dog-father. Pretty soon I’ll also be an actual father, so I’ll have to get my shit together at some point soon.

One of these days, I’m going to find the energy and motivation to create compelling content of one kind or the other, on a semi-regular basis.