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Hello and welcome to my little quadrant of the Galaxy! My name is Robert Horker. My last name is actually spelled with an "o" with two dots on top - a letter not present in the English alphabet. It's pronounced like "u" in "urgent".  
 
I was born in 1964 in the northern part of Sweden and grew up in Pitea, at the northern east coast. When I turned 37 I moved to Gothenburg on the so called "front side" of Sweden to broaden my horizons and see more of the world than you can do in a small town up north. I work as a receptionist in a centrally situated hotel.  
 
Since 2002 I was a member of the Gothenburg men's chorus Hellmans Drengar. I never sang a tone in my life before joining, so it was exciting to explore the world of chorus singing. In the Spring of 2016 I decided to leave the chorus after 27 seasons. I will always be grateful for all the fun and all the concerts I was privileged to have taken part in. Singing solo on "Blue Christmas" as Elvis during three Christmas productions was one of many highlights. 
 
I came in contact with Star Trek in the end of the 1980's, when The Next Generation became available on rental VHS (yes - videotape incased in a cassette!). Soon I would buy tapes through mail order from Great Britain.  
 
In 1991 I purchased a satellite dish system, pointing to the Astra satellite (19,2 ° East). They transmitted Sky Channel, at the time BSkyB's only channel, broadcasting The Next Generation unscrambled. The dish was enormous, 1.8 meters (about 6 ft) in diameter, necessary because of where Pitea is situated up north in Sweden, outside the main satellite footprint at the time. In the winters I had to brush off the snow from the dish with a broom so I could get at good picture!