2 Oct
2011

This week in news

A few bits and bobs for my odd readers. Not odd as in weird but.. ah, you get the point. I’m growing increasingly pissed at tabloid “news”. I might go as far as calling their bullshit-spinning an art form.¬†Over a million people read tabloid news every day. That’s over a fifth of the population. Now […]

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19 Jul
2011

Marvelous miscellania

Amazon delivered my copy of “Just for Fun” by Linus Torvalds and David Diamond. It’s going to be a good read, i can feel it! In parallel i am still reading “Broken Angels” by Richard Morgan. Still recommend the latter. I am also still on Ubuntu 11.04, but without Unity. I can’t do it. I […]

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3 Jul
2011

Weekend Activities

This week i have been mostly reading…NOTHING Poor reference to some British comedy of the not-so-recent past. Anyway, what i want to say is I am currently re-reading the sequel (Broken Angels) to the excellent book by Richard Morgan, “Altered Carbon”. If you like high-flying Sci-Fi, you’ll like Richard Morgan’s books. The paperbacks cost next […]

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21 Jun
2011

Societal Rage

So i was heading up the escalator at Pasila train station here in Helsinki.. The custom here, is that if you don’t want to walk up the escalators, you stand on the right and ride it up. If you are in a rush, you take the left “lane”. Simple things, nobody gets hurt. Enter fat […]

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1 Apr
2011

Nuclear Rage!

I’ve ranted about a number of things, and you might think i’m quite the cynical bastard. And you’d be right! Today’s target is the big boogey-man of the month: Nuclear Power! Yes! Good old Mr. Atom! The events in Japan following the M9.0 earthquake and the consequent tsunami caused major issues at the Fukushima nuclear […]

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1 Mar
2011

Vendor Fandom

Why is it that people are so god damn in love with their favorite vendors? Is advertising to blame? Are geeks inherently just stubborn motherfuckers? Probably. Let’s do a quick dive into this issue. At work, i often find that people are stuck with one brand, one OS or one technological solution for one reason […]

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