dbdemon.com is created and authored by me, Karl Levik. It’s still very much a work in progress.

About me!

Hi, I’m Karl, a database engineer living in the UK, and this is essentially my home page.

I’m a certified MariaDB DBA, I have an MSc. in informatics (Oslo University) and a PG Dip. in structural molecular biology (Birkbeck).

Scope and purpose

The Internet has taught me so much over the years, and I continue to learn more almost every day. So I want to give something back, which is why I started this blog. My current interests are centred around fundamental technologies on the back-end, in particular databases and related topics. I’ve worked intimately with SQL databases since 2003. I’m also a longtime GNU/Linux user, although I’ve recently taken an interest in FreeBSD. They’re both amazing operating systems. I expect to mostly write about database technologies, but occasionally I wander outside of my comfort zone to work with other technologies, so other topics may come up as well.

I prefer open-source software, and I use that as much as I can.


Opinions expressed are solely my own and do not express the views or opinions of my employer, past or present, except when explicitly stated otherwise.