How did you come up with your alias ?
My last name is Pihl which is the swedish word for Arrow.

City / Country:

Born year:
Atom Heart Mother, 1970

What was your first computer, and when did you get it?
Vic20 in 1983, got my C=64 in 1984

How did you get into the scene and what groups have you been a member of ?
I started as a "lonely wolf", made friendship with Fred and founded Fred & Fred (later renamed Crackers of Dawn). COD was lucky having many fast contacts around Europe and USA. It got very expensive swapping with Europe/USA, so we looked for a swedish partner. We made contact with 3001 who cracked a lot of games, but didnt have as fast distribution. Triad was founded a few weeks later.

What was the proudest moment in your career ?
When Triad was founded and we started to receive a lot of greetings. Triad was one of the fastest dealers and delivered the smallest cracks concerning filesize.

For what specific reason(s) do you think that you are remembered ?
Founding member of Triad and Heavy Metal lover? (Nowadays I'm a fan of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix etc)

What would you like to be remembered for ?
Founding member of Triad

What made you stop the scene activity ? (and do you remember when?)
The C64 Scene changed when the Amiga was released. The group started to split. Me and RND got into a little argue for some reason (dont remember what happened really, only that he was furious). SoftExpress (The swedish agent of C64 programs) hunted us. I got caught by the postoffice for using tape on the stamps - swapping became too expensive for me. I retired in early 1987 (Mars or April?)

Thinking back on the good old days, is there anything you regret?
That RND and I didnt solve our fight. No hard feelings. Shine on RND!

What was your favorite
Zaxxon, Delta, Scramble, Jumpman, MULE, Motormania and many more

Demos with music by Rob Hubbard!

1001 Crew

Swedish Cracking Crew, Mr. Z and 1001 Crew


No doubt - Rob Hubbard!

Too bad memory - I used to copy the C64 songs to ordinary cassettes and play them all day long. The Model?

F**king bad memory

WCC's copyparty in Goteborg 1986 when Triad invited SCC without telling WCC.

Ixion practicing Ninjutsi playing Kraftwerk (Boom Boom Chack) until my ears hurted! Triad welcoming SCC at Goteborg's Centralstation - toiletpaper all over the place. Fred succeeded in destroying 30-35 disks with "filmjolk". All disks hung on a rope through his room - and that smell!!! Yuck! We managed to save about 80% of the programs though.

Zoega's Skanerost (coffee)

What are you doing nowadays ?
Been studying Computer Science for 4 years. Currently working as web/system developerat Innovative Media AB, Dealing with networks, informationssystems and computer security.

What are you doing on your spare time?
Sailing, riding motorcycle, listening to Pink Floyd, programming (of course!)

Is there anything you'd like to say to the public (read: admires)
Keep in contact with your old friends - relations are important!! Be honest!Peace, Love and Understanding

What is the meaning of life?
Enjoy every day! We were all equal in the end .......