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The lair of Lars J. Nilsson. Contains random musings on beer, writing and this thing we call life.


May, 2007 10

Who are you guys?!

Really, I’ve seen a lot. You really don’t have to be ashamed of being… different – but on the other hand, this pick of search phrases that have been used in arriving to this blog the last two days is… Just a little, little bit disturbing you know? bastianini live performances on dvd sin of narcissism Encode [...]

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Updated book library: Design and fantasy

My book library have been updated. First, the latest installment of Steven Erikson’s epic fantasy series, The Bonehunters. I am, as I suspect many others, slightly in awe of Erikson. Extremely complex. Extremely well written. Extremely good stuff. The second update is the classic The Design of Everyday Things, by Donald A. Norman. [...]

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I saw Sonny Rollins

I just came home from leaving a Sonny Rollins concert during the intermission. Shame on me.As Mr Rollins won the Polar Music Price this year, they also arranged a concert, in the Royal Concert Hall, and yours truly actually won a ticket for it when I was at Jazz Club Fasching the other week.So why leave? Well, color me ignorant (which [...]

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MLP VII: Consumer JRE!

This years JavaOne announced several important Java technologies. The one that got most initial attention was of course JavaFX. Well, exciting as this may sound I wasn’t alone in wondering how on earth Sun could hope to launch such a technology on their existing platform. Take these bullet points: Huge download (JRE) Slow startup [...]

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Toasting Karin and Miklos

Sooo, yesterday Karin and Miklos celebrated their wedding. And yours truly acted as toastmaster. The actual ceremony had taken place privately a week earlier ar Thorskogsslott.All is well and all went well. Some 63 guests and a number of children. The party was at Konstnärshuset in Stockholm. Lovely place.I had been somewhat lax in the [...]

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Places where I’ve lived

I just realized Google Earth has been ported to Linux… Ooooh, it is fun to play with, isn’t it? But anyway, it got me thinking, so for the love of satellite imagery, nostalgia and the sheer hell of it…Places where I’ve lived – In order Redskapsgatan, Arboga, 16 years (exact hit) Allmogeplatsen, Västerås, 2 [...]

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On the so called “art” of programming

Rob Walling has posted an excellent article on How to become a programmer. I especially liked that he stresses the importance of apprenticeship, formal or not, if nothing else because that’s how I did. My first two years as a professional I played wing mate to Mr Gibara, which was in hind sight, extremely valuable. I also agree to [...]

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A short note on Vista

I’ve ranted about Windo$e Vista previously. Well, here’s another article to consider, comparing XP with Vista on a number of games using two high end graphic cards. Verdict? Vista is way behind in performance: In the end, it looks like the new, bulky, poorly supported operating system is at the root of it all. This is not to [...]

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The woe of designing software

Currently Cubeia Ltd is using the methodology called Scrum, which is a part of the family of so called Agile software methodologies. Works fine for us and many others. There are some problems though. One is that it feels curious committing on hard deadlines in the future, “product X will be delivered at date Y”. Another is [...]

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2 deaths; A house and a teacher – pt II

As time goes by things passes. People and places flow in front of our eyes, and even though we often would like to stop the motion, hold the current, we never can. Sometimes, you don’t even notice loved things passing until they are already out of sight. Really. Normally I wouldn’t write this post. I haven’t got much to say. [...]

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