Bios

Julian Jung Lee
Barbara Gehring
Trygve Lode
Michelle Grove
Gary Hansbrough
Gayle Galvez
Mark Grove
Darlene Cypser
Bob Gosnell
Trygve Lode as Therion

Trygve Lode
as
"Therion"



Trygve Lode (pronounced like "treeg-vah") is a person of so many facets that it is difficult to spread them out on a page. Computer geek, bodybuilder, physicist, humorist, businessman, and philanthropist are only a few of the hats he wears... and now he has added actor to the list.

During his brief foray into academia, Trygve studied high energy physics at the University of Denver. He also worked briefly at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on their high-energy physics program. He developed computer simulations of large-scale communications networks, the magnetospheres of the Earth and the outer planets, and of the topological properties of abstract spaces.


But Trygve's experience with computers pre-dates his physics experience. He began operating computers at the age of five long before PC's became ubiquitous. As a teenager he wrote software to optimize cable television networks. This software became the basis of Lode Data Corporation, which he and Alan Grandbois formed in 1983. Today Lode Data is a multi-million dollar company and its software is the standard in the industry for the design, optimization, and analysis of telecommunications networks.

Trygve also owns numerous other businesses in Colorado besides Lode Data. He owns at least part of: Inferno Film Productions, LLC, The Midgard Corporation, Asgard Entertainment, LLC, Valkyrie Illumination, Warrior Quest International, LLC, All American Pawn, LLC, Petro Data Source, Inc., Warrior Quest, International, and Lodestone Publishing, LLC.


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Trygve's home network

Trygve Lode was also a well-known Internet personality before most of the planet had even heard of the Internet. He was one of the first people to join Nyx after Andrew Burt created it at the University of Denver and has long been an active participant in on-line discussions. Usenet postings by "tree by the river" can be found in a wide range of newsgroups including sci.anthropology.paleo, misc.fitness.weights, misc.consumers.frugal, soc.singles and rec.humor.funny.

Though he has written numerous techical articles, covering a range of topics from the simulation and analysis of communications systems to the properties of abstract spaces, as an author, Trygve is best known for his humor, which has appeared in books and magazines in at least three languages. Some of his short humor pieces have been compiled in the Unnatural Enquirer and much of it, like the Programmer Song, Extended Sign Off Neumonics, Philosophy of Kisses, and Microsloshed Walls can also be found scattered throughout the World Wide Web. Trygve is the writer who first coined the term "Vampireware" (n, a project capable of sucking the lifeblood out of anyone unfortunate enough to be assigned to it which never actually sees the light of day, but nonetheless refuses to die.)

Trygve has long been the keeper of the soc.singles FAQ and maintains the FAQ for misc.fitness.weight as well as the "pointer FAQ" and the Online Dictionary of Weightlifting, Bodybuilding, Exercise, and Fitness.

Trygve rebuilding Nyx

In 1997, Trygve Lode was appointed President of Nyx Net, a non-profit organization which runs "Nyx, the Spirit of the Night." Nyx is the oldest free public access Internet Service. It is maintained by donations and run entirely by volunteers.

Nyx is dedicated to providing access to the Internet to all regardless of income or ability. In keeping with this mission, Nyx's Outreach Program distributes donated no-longer-state-of-the-art computers to low income and disabled people. Trygve himself has long been giving away used computer equipment to individuals and organizations to help them get Internet access and learn job skills.


Trygve with weights

Trygve has been a bodybuilder since he was a teenager and has an impressive array of iron objects and machines of torture in the dungeon of his house.

Trygve posing











It was a combination of Trygve's impressive stature (6' 4"), physique and fondness for showing off that first attracted the makers of "Dragon and the Hawk" but he soon demonstrated his skills both as an actor and a stunt performer. His portayal of the sinister Therion even gave the movie crew the shivers. This will not be Trygve's last venture on the silver screen.

within the lair of evil
Dragon and the Hawk

Dragon and the Hawk