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


August, 2011 8

From the Twitter Feed

Random birdsong, dissonant mind: The Entire Facebook Terms of Service in Bro Speak: http://slacktory.com/2011/08/entire-facebook-terms-of-service-in-bro-speak/ The state of “epic” fantasy. Hear me rant: http://www.larsan.net/2011/08/the-state-of-fantasy/ Yes! Deus Ex: Human Revolution är släppt! Whoo! http://ow.ly/6aD3A [...]

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Review: Prador Moon: A Novel Of The Polity

Prador Moon: A Novel Of The Polity by Neal Asher My rating: 3 of 5 stars I picked this up out of curiosity after seen Neal Asher on the local SF book store. What I was after was a straight forward space opera; I thought anything more than that would be a bonus. And yes, that’s what I got. Several other reviewers has complained that [...]

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Minimalist/Barefoot Running and the Hike

This post also appears at The Run Smiley Collective, go read it there as well! Some years back, the gang and I started to get interested in light-weight hiking. A small but persistent group of Swedish hikers started moaning about the weight that you traditionally carry around: heavy back pack, heavy tents, and relevant for this post, [...]

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The State of Fantasy

OK, so here’s a short rant on whet I don’t like with so called “epic” fantasy: the readers and the editors. It’s prompted by a “listopia” list over at Goodreads. Listopia is a place where massive lists of books are created and members vote on the “best” books, and the list changes [...]

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Review: A Shadow in Summer

A Shadow in Summer by Daniel Abraham My rating: 3 of 5 stars This will be a short review as I actually finished this book a while back, and it wouldn’t be fair trying to outline more than the big pictures given my horrible memory. I really wanted to give this book more than 3 stars. On a scale of 10 it would have been a strong 7. [...]

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From the Twitter Feed

Random birdsong, disturbing your morning sleep: Very good piece about how we treat ourselves. Self-help of the month! “You Are Unique, Not Special”: http://t.co/7Uc6NPy From Jason Robbilard: “Barefoot and Natural Running Form: How Do I Know If I’m Doing It Right?”: http://t.co/t00aFhH An old classic: [...]

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Ammarnäs -> Hemavan 2011

A new year, a new part of Kungsleden. The crew this year was V+R together with little sister C, but also an old acquaintance in the form of Gustav who went with us a short hike a few years back, and now graced us with his presence again. This was to be a warm-up for a longer trek into Sarek later this year. However, for various reasons [...]

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Vadslund I: Fail and Start Over

This post is a month late, I know. But it is also kind of depressing to write as this is my first failed batch of beer. Here’s what happened: First of all the yeast behaved strangely indeed (as described here), and then I got an enourmos amount of gunk and compared to the small batch size I had problems getting a clear beer into [...]

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