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Friday, December 15, 2006

I'm in Stockholm

But it's not like I want to be. Stupid delayed and rerouted trains! My new train will leave in like 40mins though, and they did give me some vouchiers (sp?) which I can use for lunching when back home in Gothenburg.

And, oh, yeah, I'm going visiting my parents, and grandparants and the whole bonus packet and whatnot! Was waaaaay overdue.

Sucks going away from Anna though (the girl Anna).

Right! The synth Anna was on the cover of Keys Magazine! ftw!

Yo!

Monday, November 27, 2006

This will not become a long-lasting trend...

First Rihanna used Soft Cells cover recording of "Tainted Love" as the basis for her tune "S.O.S.", and she executed it in a fairly decent manner.

Now Jamelia tries to do what Rihanna did and uses Depeche Modes "Personal Jesus" as the basis for her tune "beware of the dog", and it's just horrible. She's not just ripping off Depeche Mode, but mainly she's ripping of Rihanna's way of singing, way of doing new drums to an old track and the general whole thingy mojo.

Pfff...
See it on youtube.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

An Inconvenient Truth

I've finally seen it. And it scares the shit out of you.
I'm left with my head filled with these questions.
Can anything be done? Or is the catastrophe by now totally inevitable?
Will Sweden still be habitable in like 50 years time? Or will our cities be covered under water or ice?
Why do our governments suck so hard? Someone ought to legislate totally against all the "bad" polluting stuff. It should not be economically feasible for someone to drive their car every day without sharing it with others. It does not matter that we cannot "afford" it. It's either a collapse of our national economy or a collapse of the global environment. As it stands today, we, and our government, are picking the latter. Because we don't want to give up our conveniences. We don't want to be troubled. We suck.

I sincerely hope that the oil crisis will come really soon and that it will bring our production, economy and world population increment to an halt. There's too many of us, doing way too stupid and bad short sighted things. When my parents were born in the 1940's there were about two billions of us here on this planet. It took us what? About 20 000 years to get to the two billion mark (which ofcourse is what it also took us to reach the one billion mark, around the late 1800's). It took us about 60 years to get from there to the six billion mark. I expect it'll end up with lots of people dying.

And, oh, I almost forgot. The ice on Greenland, Arctica and Antarctica is melting. It's not about whether it will start to melt or not. It is melting, and if it doesn't stop melting, polar bears will be left with no ground to stand on, global sea levels will increase (if just the ice on Greenland goes, they estimate that sea levels will rise 6 meters (20ft)), and the gulf stream might be at stake. Without the gulf stream, northern Europe (were I live) might end up being too cold to sustain a decent life, or even be covered in ice, that's what happened the last time the gulf stream stopped. But then, that time, it wasn't due to this kind of global worming.

Regarding to the few skeptics that still believe this is a "cyclical phenomenon" have a look at this graph, showing the carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere for the past 650 000 years:

Blatantly snapped from mongabay.com

Anyway, you're probably just bored by this. See the movie instead. Or live in blessed ignorance, you're probably better off that way.

Monday, November 13, 2006

PlayStation 3 Buzz

The openness of the PS3 is obviously more endorsed by Sony than I first thought:
ps3-openplatform

I also particularly like how they've made sure you can use the PSP as a remote control:
Remote Play

But, most of all, you can install third party operating systems:
Install Other OS

Like for instance Yellow Dog Linux! I guess one will be able to use a USB TV Tuner and for instance Freevo as well.

I will however wait until others have tried using the PS3 for all these things, especially as a generic media center.

Monday, November 06, 2006

SynthMaker 1.0 is out!

Finally SynthMaker version 1.0 is out!
Some screens from it:


"SynthMaker is the ultimate sound synthesizer. Create your own instruments and effects to use in your music or to share with others. Learn about and experiment with sound synthesis and digital signal processing techniques."

Check it out!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

FTW!

I came in second with my synth Anna!

The KVR Developer Challenge

\o/ !!!!!!!

I did not expect this and it rocks! Also congrats to all other winners and participants, and a huge thanks to Tuz who arranged the whole thing. Cheers!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

He really do love them

The boxes that is. Even more swell if you barely can fit in them. He enjoys bags too, but boxes seems to be what he loves the most. If you just let one lie on the floor, he will claim it his and sit in it whenever he finds himself out of other things to do (sleep or hassle our other cat, kapris). Unless you make an effort to make the box cosy with a blanket or something, then it's all of a sudden utterly uninteresting to him.

Here he is, in all his glory!

Friday, October 06, 2006

Music Charts!

The most important and cultivated chart of them all has been launched.
My Weekly Top 10. You can from now on see which artists I've been listening to the most during the last week, whenever you want to. Courtesy of last.fm. Sweeeet.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

I made this!

I've just recently released a software synthesizer called Anna (yeah!), and it's fancy stuff!
It's "a Subtractive, FM and WaveGeneration hybrid synthesizer capable of a wide range of sounds thanks to its versatile oscillators, flexible routing scheme and extensive modulation capabilities."

Extensive list of features:
  • Four oscillators capable of complex waveforms, utilizing internal frequency modulation
    with separate waveforms and frequencies for the carrier and modulator.
  • Spread knob on oscillators, running three detuned oscillators internally in the oscillator,
    resulting in a total of up to 12 oscillators.
  • Two multi-mode filters with 14 different modes and internal filter overdrive.
  • Pitch tracking of the filters, allows the user to ”play” the filters.
  • Four multi-mode LFO's with random, waveform and step sequencer modes.
  • Four modulation envelopes with basic and multi-point modes, user-defined slopes for each
    of the stages and looped sustain section.
  • Extensive modulation matrix with 16 slots. Modulation sources include oscillator and filter
    outputs (all modulations are ”audio rate”).
  • Frequency Modulation XY-pad defining the following oscillator frequency modulations:
    oscillator 1 > 2, 1 > 3, 2 > 3 and 3 > 4.
  • Effects section with fully parametric two-band equalizer, two modulated stereo delays with
    four-band filter control in the feedback loop and cross-feedback between the two delay units
    and a crusher unit capable of sample rate reduction, bit resolution distortion (not the
    standard kind, sounds more like a broken transistor radio) and distortion. The order of the
    effects is user-definable.
  • Auto-disabling of unused sections to reduce CPU usage.
Head over to the product page here!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Detektivbyrån

A few days ago, when me and Anna were roaming the streets of Haga we stumbled upon a band playing on the street. It was three guys, all of them played xylophones (or something like that), but one of them mainly played the accordion and one of them sometimes played, uhm, the scissors. The music was really great, so we stayed and listened to them and bought their CD "Hemvägen EP". After they had finished playing their last track, "Dansbanan", lots of people had managed to stop and listen and everyone applauded. The band looked a bit emberrased and suprised.

Anyway, I recommend everyone to go over to their myspace page and atleast listen to the tracks "Dansbanan" and "E18". Awesome shit.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

The new internet users

So I've been thinking, discussing and done some random pondering.
If the Data retention directive that has been passed within the European Union stands, internet anonymity service such as relakks and dold.se would basically not work any longer, since all operators would have to log all their users activities. What would then the next logical step be? To move the anonymity service provides outside of the union ofcourse. We'd end up having the mainstream (yes, the mainstream are criminals and most likely most people don't want anyone keeping track of what they do, what they read, who they make phone calls to, who they mail etc) going underground, but not just underground within the country. But abroad. Instead of like now, when it's still possible to have some kind of grasp of the underground where most of the serious online (and other communication channels besides the internet as well) illegal activities are going on, almost everyone would go underground, just to stay away from the governments surveillance of their people. Some would probably make their phone calls solely via anonymous internet connections, just to avoid having their communications and whereabouts monitored by the telephone company, and in the longer run, the police/government.

Regardless of how "wrong" for instance piracy is, we have to remember that more than a tenth of the Swedish population are actively performing it. Since it can constitute for a sentence of up to two years in prison, and since it with the upcoming surveillance law changes will be possible to secretely monitor not just the main suspect, but also anyone within the suspects social network, which means that even if you're not into copyright infringement or any other illegal activites you still might end up on the police's radar, because most likely, someone you know is.

Bottom line is that the surveillance and data retention directive will create an internet that can't be surveilled, where you can't keep track of any communications. And by then, the winners are the criminals that should matter (think organized crime etc), because they can do their stuff where everybody else is doing theirs.

PS. Sorry, I usually don't blog about important stuff, I hope I did not bore you. DS.

Edit: I'd like to leave you with this question: What happens to a society if it's citizens actively and constantly avoid beeing seen by the government and police? What trust is there left? Would it still feel like a free society? Give it some thought.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

YouTube.com

Is cool and all. But I recently had a few issues with registring with them. First of all, it didn't work, and the error message you get only tells you that it does not work due to the information you've entered (not what of it that is at fault). Nevermind! Registring wasn't important. But!

I did find this quite funny:

Have a good look at that one. Especially the word verification part...

No youtube. I CAN'T READ! Help me out here please!

Disclaimer: Ofcourse they mean "can't read the numbers in this picture?", but that's not what they ask you. They ask you, in written text, if you can't read. So, there, now you don't have to complain about me "not getting it" or anything. Yo!

Monday, September 04, 2006

Rest In Peace,

Steve Irwin. He has unfortunately passed away. According to the media over here he got attacked by a stingray while filming an underwater documentary.

You were one crazy fella Steve, but you brought us joy.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Pinball wizard

My dad used to claim that he was called "the pinball wizard" during the 60's. Later I found out that it was a tune by The Who and confronted him about it, and I think he just made that entire story about being called "the pinball wizard" up! He loved playing pinball fantasies on our PC though.

But! Yesterday I dominatrixed attack from mars so hard that it wasn't even funny for Joel (who I was out playing flipper and pool with).

I want to play it more!

"AAAAAAAATTAAAAAAAAAAAACK!" (in that alien-in-a-human-body-suite-in-men-in-black-voice).

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Paid My Dues / Bills bills bills

EFF YOU ANASTACIA!
EFF YOU DESTINY'S CHILD!

Nine bills! Nine bills you hear!
Electricity consumtion
Electricity net access
Phone lines, plural
Student loans, plural
etc!
GAWD!

Pah, I'll do some SM and then go to bed....

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Press play on gmail!

One can play music sent from friends via gmail directly without downloading them! w00t! Google roxxors my soxxors!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

I got it

Yesterday!

The Logitech Harmony 525 remote that is! Managed to configure up the Xbox, projector, surround system and whatnot yesterday. Unfortunately it messes up a bit when trying to change inputs on the projector, but according to my oh so reliable sources their customer service is good and handles such problems in a jiffy. The issue is that there's three input buttons, with two different inputs on each button, plus that the projector remembers which of those two that was active the last time you pressed that specific button. And if you press the currently active one just once it doesn't do anything but show you the current input. And so forth. But apart from that the remote is KICK-ASS! Works splendidly with XBMC etc as well, which is really nice. Streamline Stefan, streamline.

Don't download this song

Nice song Weird Al :)

Go listen to "Don't Download This Song" over at his myspace page.

Snippet of the lyrics:
You don't wanna mess with the R I double A
They'll sue you if you burn that CDR
Doesn't matter if you're a grandma
or a seven-year old girl
They'll treat you like evil hard-bitten criminal scum that you are
So don't download this song
Pirating music all day long
Go and by the CD like you
know that you should
Oh, don't download this song
Don't take away money
from artists just like me
How else can I afford
another solid gold humvee
I like it :)

Friday, August 18, 2006

Order on the internet ffs...

As I wrote in a previous post, this monday I ordered the Harmony 525. I ordered it from Dustin Home. When doing so I carefully read about their order handling etc.

They have three different statuses on their products; in stock, 1-2 days, not in stock. The Harmony had the 1-2 days status, which, according to their own delivery terms means that they usually deliver it within 1-2 days. In stock means that they deliver it immedietly. Not in stock means that it can take some time.

When looking at my orders status on their homepage today, nothing had changed. So I sent them an mail asking them if I had done something wrong or if there were any problems.

They replied:
Hi,
We got a preliminary delivery date set to the 25th of august. You should have your order 1-2 days after that.

I, quite irritated, wrote back to them:
Uhm, ok?
So why does it not say "not in stock" on the product description? I will now get my order in 2 weeks instead of in 1-2 days. There's quite a difference.
Not that there's anything I really can do about it. Except get pissed off that is. I'd say they're all jameses. They could've atleast apologized. Maybe they will now that I wrote back to them. We'll see.

Update:
They replied:
I see it now too. Our supplier does indeed have this in stock, so the previous stated date seems to be wrong. We should now be able to deliver the remote control early this next coming week.
So why do I have to wait a week then, if the status indeed was 1-2 days and their supplier indeed has it in stock? (which is what I asked them in my reply just now).

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Look everybody, Google is doing stuff!

Your blogs are being moved to the new version of Blogger. For some blogs, this may take a little while, so we’ll email you at your Google Account email address when the process is done. Thanks for your patience
edit: oy! why can't I change the colour of the background? very mature google, very mature.... come on and let me already. And why can't I move the sidebar stuff to either side of the post stuff? otoh, very cool new features. necessary no, cool yes.

Why do analog recordings sound better than digital?

That's the topic. Over at kvraudio.
The Chase explains it perfectly well:
It's like when you're with some dude and like holding his muscles 'cause his arms just are like wrapped around you and you feel like so safe 'cause you're like...you know...not that you're gay or nothin but God you just want to bury yourself in his chest and just live there forever.
Cute :)

Source: kvraudio.

Monday, August 14, 2006

\o/

Ordered!

But it will OFCOURSE be a royal pita to set it up etc. That much info I have harvested on the fields of knowledge. Once done though, it, no doubt, will behave like the kick-arse product it is!

Friday, August 11, 2006

Gear Lust Got Me


Dang. And about such a silly thing too.

A remote control.

Me... wants.... it....

The best part is that the two cheapest models are the ones I find the coolest (prices range from about €55 to €350 or so).

With this remote we could replace the current three residing on the living room table. And yes, we have to use all three. All the time... Change from watching a DVD to watching a VHS? You need to click around on all three. And so it goes.

With this remote you could just choose "Watch DVD" and it'd take care of the rest for us. And same goes "Listen to music" and for everything else.

Now that I've looked some more at the two models (the one on the pic, which is the 525, and the one that is a little bit fancier, the 550) I'm quite confident that I prefer the 525! And I know that Anna would like it if it wasn't such a hassle to handle all those electronic gadget (and yes, it is a hassle, I want a simpler solution as well). I just wonder if I can control the Xbox with it as well... (or the PS3 for that matter, when that day comes!)

Alright, enough of the commercial breaks for a while...

Thursday, August 10, 2006

What's up Sony?

PlayStation 3 must be the first console (slash computer?) that have gotten me excited. Ever.

Take a good look at these quotes:
The "premium" version of the PlayStation 3 will come with an internal 60 GB hard drive, Wi-Fi connectivity, HDMI output, and multiple flash memory card readers, and features a brigter cosmetic silver logo and trim.
The PlayStation 3, unlike the PlayStation and PlayStation 2 systems, is based on open and publicly available application programming interfaces.
The PlayStation 3 version of the Cross Media Bar demonstrated at E3 2006 included options for different user profiles, the ability to explore photos, play music and movies from the hard drive, compatibility for a USB Keyboard and Mouse, a full Internet browser and a Friends menu. In a separate demo Sony presented the "Marketplace" where users can buy and download music.

Linux will be pre-installed on the PS3 hard drive. Currently it is unknown if Linux will be the operating system used to run everything, including the Cross Media Bar, or if the system will operate as a dual boot environment, where Linux would be loaded from the Cross Media Bar menu.
And, the most interesting quote of them all:
Because we have plans for having Linux on board [the PS3], we also recognize Linux programming activities… Other than game studios tied to official developer licenses, we'd like to see various individuals participate in content creation for the PS3.
Izumi Kawanishi on the presence of the Linux in the PS3
Wtf? It's been forever since any "game machine" developer acted like that. It was like... In the Amiga days or something roughly like that. It seems the price will be around €600 at launch, which, after all, isn't all too bad (the PS2 was launched at around €500 if I remember correctly). Especially not when you consider what you get. I don't care much about the games, but as a living room media computer it seems it just might spank. Arse that is.

Source: Wikipedia

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

double you tea eff!



Rawk.


And no, "!!#"¤%"¤%#" was absolutely not about Anna. Anna is the best and I love her. There! Take that! You foul fiends!







.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

IKEA & Mid summer For Teh Win!!!

This is _easily_ the best IKEA commercial I have ever seen.

O
M
G

Der Swedische Midsommar

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

!!#"¤%"¤%#

Effin Oddy Ell!
This is getting so tiresome.

No, I will not tell you what it is.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Håkan

Yesterday me and Mattias went to a Håkan Hellström concert on Lindholmen (it was the grahd finale for the Volvo Ocean Race). What a mighty fine concert it was! Such a happy guy on stage, he's friggin contagious I tell thee.

Unfortunately I'm in the middle of a work-work-work period now. I had to go home quite early after the concert, and there's very little spare time to spend at the moment.

And, oh, me and Anna has fallen in love with Art Brut. What an awesome band. You must check them out!
I love these parts of their lyrics:
"I have seen her naked, twice!
I have seen her naked, TWICE!"
From Good Weekend
And this one:
"My little brother just discovered rock'n'roll.
My little brother just discovered rock'n'roll.
My little brother just discovered rock'n'roll.
He's only twenty-two, and he's out of control!"
From.. Well. The tune My Little Brother.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

What a weekend it has been!

We finished it off with checking out the new mall "Allum" in partille. Quite a good mall complex, but not the perfect day for such activities. Way too good weather. So we ended the day with a bunch of hours in Slottskogen where we SUPER-RELAXED in our FLOCKED RELAX LOUNGERS. Lots of people came forward and asked us where we'd bought them and even more people commented on how cool they where and how SUPER-RELAXED we seemed. And indeed, we were!

Today when I got up it was 20 degrees (celsius) warm outside already. Hm... On a hot day it's usually like 15 in the morning. This can't be good :)

Saturday, June 10, 2006

We're such IKEA bitches!

Time for more driving around! On the agenda today we got IKEA, Plantagen (Flowers and trees and such stuffs) and maybe Hornbach. Ah, those germans are totally mental. Yippeyahyah YippeyieppeYeah!

And, oh, Art Brut is an awesome band.

"I have seen her naked, twice!
I have seen her naked, TWICE!!!"

And this part is also effin splendid:
"My little brother just discovered rock'n'roll
My little brother just discovered rock'n'roll
My little brother just discovered rock'n'roll
He's only twenty-two, and he's out of control!"

Friday, June 09, 2006

Driving FTW!

Driving ROCKS!

Today I drove totally alone for the first time. When I picked up the car. It was a bit nerv wracking, but after that I've been quite a breezer! First we went to freeport (outlet thingy) which kindof sucked more than we remembered that it did. But after that we drove to Linné, parked (for free. Environment class FTW as well!!!) right by the side of the road, ate some greek bbq food, and then drove home and found ourself another free parking space. Which took a while because there's cars packed friggin everywhere. But now it's time to go out for... A walk, believe you me!

Vroom vroom!

It's almost about time now! Looking forward to it, I just hope that I don't make a darn fool of myself when picking it up!

Meep meep!

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Ford Focus FFV

Tonight I'll pick up the rental me and Anna will have over the weekend. The fee for renting it friday to monday is about 30€ (plus mileage). It's a "environment class 1" car, which for us basically means we need to fill it with ethanol (which is quite a lot cheaper than petrol) and that we can park for free almost everywhere.

I haven't drove a car for quite some time now, so I'm both a bit nervous and excited. More excited than nervous, looking forward driving around, just me and Anna (and maybe her sister, we'll see).

The party yesterday

So Anna had a bunch of her classmates over for a party last night. They had just had their last exam for this semester and now it's all summer break for them. Unfortunately I however still have a job to get up to in the morning, so I couldn't get one hundred percent into the partying. Got to bed quite early and so forth. But it was quite a pleasant evening all in all, and they all seemed to have a jolly time!

The best picture however must be this one. Robert, you're such a poser.

edit: pictures removed. I mean... It's not like they even got a say in whether they want to have their faces posted on a blog on the internet or not. So I just removed them instead.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Google Spreadsheets

Heh. They just keep on roaming, don't they? Now they've basically started entering the "office suite" territory for real. Google Spreadsheets supports both xls and cvs, online collabitory spreadsheets, shared spreadsheets etc.

The only things I still find somewhat missing from Googles products is a more centralized approach (I don't want to open a whole lot of browser windows just to both see my mail, get calendar notifications and so forth) and GUI customization. Compare for instance Google's Personlized Home with Netvibes. Choosable templates or something similar would be the bomb.

There's been a pooload of discussions in media in Sweden about the current state of our copyright laws and its issues. It's the expected aftermath after the raid on The Pirate Bay. I have lots of comments on the subject but I'd like to sort some of the out some more before commenting on the matter.

Not sure I will do it even then. I prefer talking about hammer drills and inflatable armchairs!!!

OOOOOH. I hope there one day will be inflatable hammer drills and whatnots!

Monday, June 05, 2006

Our castle!

Check it out, as I previously promised, here's some swell photographs from when me and Anna went up to "Annedals castle" or whatever it might be called. I've wanted to go up there for quite some time, and when I finally got around to do it, Anna wanted to join me!

I do not know what the building actually is supposed to be or why it was built. It has got no windows and its only entrance is firmly and securely bolted shut. IF I'd HAVE to venture a guess I'd say that they probably locked some Swedish-norwegian (from the time of the alliance) wizard and/or witch in there, so that they'd stop pestering the boys and girls of Annedal. But I'm not really sure about this, and I have never heard any such story about our small castle.

The "sunny view" picture looks out over Nilssonsberg (where we live) and you can see another "castle" (more of a fortification really) called Skansen Kronan.

The picture from my birthday party sucked really hard, so I won't put them up here.

Cheers!

My Google Pages updated

If you're not into computer based music making, just ignore this post because it will be a bloody boring read for you.

Today I added a page about my dual-band Compressor/Expander and four band parametric equalizer over at my googlepages page. No mp3 examples etc yet, I guess it will have to wait. But if you head over there you can go to a kvraudio thread (link on the Compressor & Eq page) and download the latest versions.

Been meaning to release new versions of both VST plugins for a while, but first I lost some of the work I made to the compressor (I have catched up now though!) which made my motivation drop for a day or two and I need to find a good way to improve stability in the filters in the equalizer. Which is boring, hence I haven't gotten around to it just yet.


And, oh. Signed up for Google Analytics today, because it seems way cooler than statcounter. I'll let you know how it turns out when I've gotten my invitation from them.

Cheers!

This will be utterly awesome!

I just MUST get me and anna a couple of these (150kr @ rusta):
Instant inflatable chill-out sweetness! Perfect for our upcoming slottskogen ownage sessions! Ah, the delightfulness I'd recieve out of sitting in one of these with a beer in my hand and my steffoblaster playing surf-rock.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Virtual Voices

Wohoopiidooh! They're active again!
Just head over to their homepage to download their songs in mp3 format. For free. Awesome party synth pop with funny lyrics and wonderfully awful vocals! ^iloveit^ !

Time to go home, eat some pizza and then try to get some strips up. I never seem to get that finished :(

I will post some pictures from my birthday party and from when me and Anna went to that small castle upon the big hill right where we lives.

Cheers!

Jo för apan är hans bäste vän, ingenting kan skilja dem åt.
Apan är hans bäste vän, ingenting kan skilja dem åt.
Apan var hans bäste vän, döden skiljde dem åt :(
Jo för apan var hans bäste vän, bären skiljde dem åt :(
- Virtual Voices

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Utilization complete!

I have now utilized the grand birthday present I briefly mentioned in my previous post.

For lunch I had: potatoes au gratin, two huge pieces of loin of pork (how I love them loins!), two big tomatoes and a whole bunch of bernaise sauce!

I feel like a winner!

"I got the flashlight. You got nothing."

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Bearnaise

Gotten my first presents! 2.5 dl bearnaise sauce and a CD with a song about me wanting "berne" ! Awesome start! Thank you Karl!

Sunday, May 07, 2006

In the summer time when the weather is hot


Ah! What a mighty fine weekend! On friday me, Anna, Mattias and two friends of ours hung out in Slottskogen, then afterwards me and Mattias went clubbing (where we also met a few, variously knackered, work-mates of mine, a good night out it was!). On saturday me and Anna went to Röda Sten with Anna's sister and her boyfriend, followed by a visit to hagabion's café for some leisure-filled dining. Then today we went to Slottskogen again. Oh how we adore that place. Hooked up with Mattias again, and a while later two friends of his joined us. Met a few other friends while being there as well. The perfect place for people-you-know-spotting I dare say!

Anyhoo, time to put an end to this marvelous weekend.

PS. Right! Almost forgot, I must have a brain-melt (which, ofcourse, is the opposite of brain-freeze but about just as bad, perfomance-wise) because my memory is slipping. The nice temperature log is courtesy of www.temperatur.nu. DS.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

AMS FFS

Link for swedes only, sorry:
AMS SI TEH SUX

In short, in Sweden we have a public work recruit agency. A huge one I might add. Now a survey has been made, and the conclusion is that they manage to negotiate one new job per agent and year. The rest they do is just expensive fluff.

fu.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

OMG! The wait is agony!

Until today I didn't know this but...
I've been waiting for this moment to come for an eternity or two. And now I have to wait until christmas day??? That's so oh! Despair and yet more despair!

What is this thing that he awaits so eagerly you most likely ask yourself. Well! Let me tell you then!

Göta Kanal 2 - Kanalkampen

Just look at them. Dang. It will be awesome!
After all, the first movie in the soon to be series was made in 1981 and it was a huge success. Mostly because it's friggin genious! Oscar material I tell thee!

Pandora

Has become my main source for music lately. It's such a trouble-free way to listen to, what I think is, really swell music. For free. It has for sure taken a big chunk from my urges for a good mp3 service (which I really think there is none at this moment).

My current favourite home-brewn channel is based upon these bands:
  • Franz Ferdinand
  • She Wants Revenge
  • Vanishing Kids
  • The Thermals
  • The Bravery
  • Stellarstarr*
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Interpol
  • Electric Six
  • The Lovemakers
  • Hot Hot Heat
You can check out what I am listening to here!

Ooooh how I find Electric Six and The Lovemakers being such treats!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Big Brothers

I read "silverfiskens" blog post about when he was a kid and got a dart arrow in his head. There's something special about big brothers I guess, and how they somehow by some kind of misfortune'ish mishap manages to hurt their little brothers.


I remember this one time when me and my brother was at home alone. Our father had a very old air gun somewhere in the garage. We weren't allowed to use it since it was so old and not quite working properly. No worries, because when the parents are away you're allowed to do anything you want. So my bigger brother got the air gun and then we stood side by side on the terrace when suddenly there was this small bang and a very sudden but oh so perceivable pain in my foot.

I clearly remember sitting in the upper bathroom pouring cold water over my foot. One could see the bone in the hole, it was very white (probably due to the water flushing away the blood as well). Luckily, the gun was in very bad shape and the bullet entered the skin, hit the bone, and bounced back and hit my brother as well. So I figured there at least was some sort of justice left in this world!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Statcounter

I've recently started using statcounter's services to keep an eye on how many visitors I get both here and on my googlepages. What I find particulary neat is how they summarize and differentiate unique visitors, pageloads and returning visitors, both per day and weekly/monthly etc. Plus that I can keep track of from where each user is coming from.

As an interesting sidenote, I usually have been getting something like five unique visitors per day. Until I made a post about Google Calendar (which still rocks, and, might I add, still got me all excited. didn't QUITE get Anna as excited though :)) earlier today, and ended up getting 16 unique visitors instead. Because people have been searching the blogs about Google Calendar stuff.

You're all a bunch of freaks, you hear?!

Anyways, time to install some statcounter stuff for Anna as well, cheerio!

(There was another poster from the same movie, but the midget reference felt a bit off...)

More Calendar

I expect Google Calendar to become HUGE. Mainly due to the fact that it's so easy to create and maintain a public calendar (or one that you share with your friends).
Me and Mattias for instance, we have already created "gbg-nöje", which is a public calendar that we both maintain. Not to aid others, but still, useful for a selected few atleast :)

If someone would have the energy to maintain a full-blown Gothenburg club guide, that'd be awesome. Not me though, way too lazy. Carry on!

Now I just have to convince Anna that she should have one as well, and share it with me, so that I have full knowledge of what we got planned and whatnot!

Google Calendar

ROX!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Happy Friggin Easter!


Easter time is here. This basically means I go to Anna's parents and eat lots of food!
I'm not entirely sure why we celebrate easter, but that doesn't matter, I'll celebrate it anyway!

Easter! Wohoo! EASTER YAY! FRIGGIN AWESOME EASTER WHOOPYAY!

For your enjoyment and fullfilling pleasure I've included a picture of my favourite easter bunny.

Enjoy the holidays!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

He's got one too

Took him about forever. Will see how long it takes for the rest of the gang to catch up:
Trymmelfinkens blog!

Playlist from the DJ-set last friday

Wildbunch - Gay Bar
Electric Six - Danger! High Voltage
Robot - Fake or Real
Peaches - Fuck the Pain Away
You say Party! We Say Die! - Cold Hands! Hot Bodies!
Kaiser Chiefs - Everyday I Love You Less and Less
Hot Hot Heat - Goodnight Goodnight
The Lovemakers - Shake That Ass
Fidget - Living on Video
Stellastarr* - Sweet Troubled Soul
Inkubus Succubus - Paint It Black

Wildbunch -> Electric Six worked just fine and is probably equal to Electric Six * 1.5 or something.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Join Our Club

Will DJ there tonight!
http://www.joinourclub.tk/

Bring your family!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Monday, March 13, 2006

Grease


Is one of those "classics" that not Anna nor I had seen. Until now. Or, well, soon, we got some 30 minutes left of it. I don't get it, it's almost hard to watch the whole thing. It's such a bad movie. And Lorenzos part is way too small in it. Van Damme isn't even in the cast, which sucks. Ah well, I'll just have to cope for the remaining part of it, Van Damme or not.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Apropos "My Name Is Earl"

First of all, as far as I know, no-one from Full House is part of the cast for My Name Is Earl. Which for some of you, no doubt, is a bit of a let-down. Well there you go, that's what happens if you like the cast of Full House...

Anyway...

No-one here had said anything about My Name Is Earl today. I was about to ask a colleague if he has been watching the show:

Me: "So, have you uhm been watching uhm...."
He: "My Name Is Earl?"

That was creepy, and I hope he's out of my head now, that bugger.

Awesome show btw.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Smartasses

And here's the translation (you'll have to keep track of the emoticons on the screenshot while reading this though):
Steffo: [smiley]
Steffo: [smiley]
KOiN: [lots of smileys]
Steffo: wtf, duck my ass
Steffo: [smiley]? seriously?
KOiN: mail
Steffo: wtf?
Steffo: The pig is a and-sign
KOiN: some fucks even move around
Steffo: The duck is "duck" within a parenthesis
Steffo: That last fella is a at-sign with a colon ahead of it
Steffo: (bird) [an attempt to generate a smiley for KOiN]
KOiN: [smiley]
Steffo: ???
KOiN: Steffo: (bird)
Steffo: damn
KOiN: ( bird ) [notice the extra spaces]
Steffo: ;D [again, an attempt to generate a smiley for KOiN]
KOiN: ; D
Steffo: x|
KOiN: x |
Steffo: What are you doing?
KOiN: What you are sending to me.
Steffo: But you add an extra space in them?
Steffo: :/ [Again, an attempt to generate a smiley for KOiN]
KOiN: Exactly, because that's what they look like.
Steffo: Uhm, ok.
Steffo: :)
KOiN: If I type x| you'd get n x| and not an x |

After this I told KOiN that I don't have emoticons enabled...

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

mattiasrost

mattiasrost
and I are very upset. Swedes have this naughty habit of "spelling" (or misspelling) english words in a swedish manner. Site -> sajt. Mail -> mejl. Kind of like if we'd spell garage as garasch, me and mattias concluced. Or, well, he did, and I understood.

Yesterday I fell, now I can't walk properly, and it for sure "si teh sux". It was slippery as hell yesterday, someone ought to do something about it! And oh, I picked up my drivers license!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Forehead cakes

And, oh! To celebrate my victory yesterday, Anna had made me pancakes when I got home from work.

That lass is kick arse, she is! Will eat more pancakes tonight! Muaaha! Love you, and once again, thanks for the awesome pannies!

Ouuäää ouää--äh-äh

Körkort!
Ouuäää ouää--äh-äh
Körkort!
(mel. AC/DC - Thunderstruck)

Eff Eew!

Sunday, January 01, 2006

NewYearsFuggedBowmore

Wtf happened to my Bowmore? I enjoyed the party and all, but this is just blasphemy!

My girl is an heretic, most obviously!

It was a very nice new years, the food and the people were great. Knytkalas si teh rox!