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tweets for 2009-04-30

 

Home with Viking today again, his cough it worse and he has a sore throat. Also, #swineflu

 

gonna use #aporkalypse going forward instead of #swineflu, in honour of Pandemic Level 5! Hat tip @ewanspence

 

rounding out a great “sista-April” dinner with Ulrika and Rickard with some #ubuntu-upgrading

 

Player SwineFlu, you have infected 3 or more countries in one WHO region. LEVEL UP

 

if Tuvaulu sinks beneath the ocean, as mystics and statistics say it will, will .tv domains be the only remaining trace? #globalwarming

 

I wish every tweet I made contained a line from a Warren Zevon song.

 

Fiat taking over Chrysler? Talk about the blind leading the blind. Japanese too smart to get involved?

tweets for 2009-04-29

 

Dear Apple, I’d love to upgrade iTunes if I didn’t have to restart the computer for QuickTime, which comes bundled.

 

The Robot That Mistook a Head for a Rock - http://is.gd/v74R

 

I Travelled to Mexico and All I Got Was This Lousy #Swineflu

 

#swineflu has reached Germany! Commence panicking NOW

 

WHO sez only 7 dead globally in #swineflu. COVERUP! the WHO is part of the One World Government! #conspiracy

 

my earliest post on my blog about Twitter was March 2007, so I guess I’ve been on Twitter at least since then

 

excellent view on the #swineflu panic http://tinyurl.com/c8zubc

 

Only thing missing from the hipster opposite is an iPhone #lookatthisfuckinghipster

 

one day I’ll make fun of someone who follows me and get a punch in the nose. I will have arrived then!

 

I go back and forth between multi-paragraph descriptions on delicious and one-word grunts: http://delicious.com/gerikson

 

reading about the Mounties in Wikipedia after a tip-off on Kate Beaton’s blog

tweets for 2009-04-28

 

Im in ur global pandemic, spreadin my panix #swineflu

 

Loving how Israeli official thinks “swine flu” is offensive, but “Mexican flu” is A-OK

 

Finally on my way to Calle and a dinner w/ old KTH chums. If they followed me on Twitter they could track me

 

man I hate being late, even if I’ve said in advance I’ll be. I think it’s a reaction to my dad’s eternal time-optimism

 

On my way from #awesome dinner with Calle and Anna and (parts of) the old TTTU gang. Great to touch base again!

 

bah 11 minutes to the next tram

 

Reading about Le Corbusier in the New York Review

 

Why I love Valleywag: http://is.gd/vcZ6

 

so there’s this US pol called Arlen Specter. Don’t know anything about him except: AWESOME NAME. It’s like a D&D tag

tweets for 2009-04-27

 

Subway just breaked suddenly. Swineflu? #pandemic #stockholm

 

today was sports-jacket only, nice!

 

xkcd on #swineflu http://xkcd.com/574/ FREAK OUT NOW

 

7 emails from Qwitter telling me random people have stopped following me! I’m crushed, devastated… oh the humanity!

 

newly discovered Aussie band from the 80s-90s: Died Pretty

 

Excellent post about Twitter, misinformation, and #swineflu: http://techdirt.com/articles/20090426/2048044650.shtml #meta

 

Tele2 joins the rank of Swedish ISPs who won’t keep IP-address info on their customers. Nice!

 

in Lumaparken, soaking up the sun and missing film (just shot the last of a 24 roll)

 

everybody loves #swineflu

 

Lingerie Football League - WTF

tweets for 2009-04-26

 

woke the Vista work lappy from hibernation. What an incredibly crappy experience. Just a hair faster than a full start #windows #vista #crap

 

Terrace is now spring cleaned. Todo: water regularly, fix ornamental basin (sprung a leak due to me not emptying it for winter)

 

Lunching on nitrates and pork fats. Yummy! Wish I had a brew to wash it down!

 

wow, Ursula K. Le Guin wins a Nebula? I’ve never even heard of the novel.

 

when in danger or in doubt // run in circles, scream and shout

 

#PANDEMIC http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30398682/ - start freaking out NOW!!!

 

Melissa auf der Maur is actually pretty decent

tweets for 2009-04-25

 

Gotta love the burglars who broke into a house on a farm isolated for anthrax

 

Coffee and biscuits in cousin’s courtyard. Awesome #spring day!

 

add #pandemic to the #econocalypse tag! #swineflu #fear #terror

 

I used to think it laughable that people would leave Google for Facebook, now it’s Twitter they’re heading to. The world is mad

 

so bored I’m gonna look at Twitter followers

 

these cheese cashew nuts aren’t half bad. nom nom nom

tweets for 2009-04-24

 

video conference meeting with the Shanghai team

 

got 3 rolls back, about 4 keepers (and they were family snapshots) I kinda suck. Ektar is a nice film though!

 

fun hack http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2009/04/fake_facts_on_t.html

 

hi there script writers, please don’t exit with code 0 if you raise an error. KTHXBAI

 

very pleased with the 35-70/2.8 AF-D as a portrait lens on crop

 

smells like … weekend

 

Sure #meatcards are cool, but we all know the ideal is BACON

 

I need to take a computer break, wrist is acting up

 

so far Lidle stuff >> Konsum stuff, specifically bacon

 

I can’t see what BTaccel’s bizplan is. They’re like the Napster of torrents and will be sued from orbit

 

när jag hör ordet “folkkär” osäkrar jag min flamkastare

 

O’Reilly publishes book about using Twitter. THE END IS NIGH

 

Bret Easton Ellis tweets? THE END IS NIGH

 

well 3 tweets so far… baby steps, @eastonellis

tweets for 2009-04-23

 

Tried a “smarter” placement in the tram to avoid the crush at #Gullmarsplan. Didn’t work

 

all hot air and smoke over TPB mistrial… so Sweden’s a small country, what about it? #spectrial

 

TPB might close, but Google won’t! http://www.thepirategoogle.com/

 

I’d like to thank the international worker’s movement for getting me next friday off! #mayday

 

plenty of Swedish torrent trackers are folding after the Pirate Bay trial #spectrial

 

I doubt the TBP case will go to a mistrial, but the next case will probably look at the judge much more carefully #spectrial

 

what utter douchebags StockholmGamlaStan.se are: http://www.stockholmgamlastan.se/opera.php

 

On the bus towards home, visited Lidl for the first time

 

so, judge with ties to content industry presides over court and makes judgement in laws made by same industry. What’s the problem? #spec …

 

time to review new followers!

 

none worth following, but none worth blocking either… though most are borderline

 

so I was gonna go to bed and stumbled onto James Lilek’s site. Thank you internets

tweets for 2009-04-22

 

Re: my earlier nit about Wolodarski not being online, turns out it’s a video(!). #DN should tag that in their RSS.

 

reading a fascinating review of the original Pinnochio in the New York Review #nyrb

 

pissed of at the international financial industry and the content industry. Fuck you, robber barons

 

I love the heft of the D200 in my hand, hate the weight of it over my shoulder #photog

 

the “known media profile” who allegedly shot 2 people today in Stockholm has like 1 hit on google… known indeed…

 

wondering if i can use our current database issues to get out of presenting our revenue-enhancing ideas

 

w00t meeting is in half an hour

 

Presentation time!

 

Jesus - Son of God, or ZOMBIE??? You be the judge!

 

planning on heading up to Schönherrs Foto to gawk at gear after meeting

 

the Sempler cartoon in today’s Ny Teknik was pretty funny, pity I recycled mine and it’s not online :(

 

Checking out cherry blossom progress in #Sjöstaden

 

I have memory like a goldfish

 

I got dissed by my wife for not being up to date with Swedish blog celebrities

 

do I dare to read Doctorow’s latest screed?

tweets for 2009-04-21

 

cranky kids make dad late

 

that brain-to-twitter interface is nothing, we need a toilet-seat-to-twitter interface

 

OMG Obama nearing a detente with Chavez. Waiting for the wingnuts to cry “high treason”

 

Google street view starting taking pics in Stockholm today

 

Coworker’s old S-E M600i has its touchscreen fucked, rendering it essentially useless

 

using the Miss USA gay marriage kerfluffle to marvel at Twitter wingnuts.

 

Oh yeah, twitter search in #Gravity rocks!

 

second phone related user request today, this time to transfer music files?! #wtf #support #nokia #pcsuite

 

Peter Wolodarski tar strid mot fildelning och mot Google. Nån annan som känner han inte tillhör framtiden?

 

DN säger att Wolodarski ska “utveckla sina tankar” om Google, men artikellänken funkar inte. Ironi, eller inkompetens?

 

idiot ignorant racists piss me off >:|

 

finally getting a bit of a background about libertas.eu. I guess you can call them “shadowy”

tweets for 2009-04-20

 

starting the day wrestling with outlook issues… sigh

 

“billig fulknark från internet”

 

the older I get, the more I appreciate the 80x24 terminal size

 

applied for a job

 

Oracle buying Sun - watch out #mysql!

 

off home to prepare delioious meal

 

Our former president was here for a quick Q&A, informative and funny

 

my goal with this roll is to be able to post a shot to http://is.gd/tvX2

 

I love it when I get @hotdogsladies’ references

 

still freaked by the Oracle buyout of Sun

 

It’s funny, i’ve never actually noticed to solar panels covering most of the facade of 2 building on Hammarby Alle. Pics forthcoming

tweets for 2009-04-19

 

back after a walk to the playground. Pics were shot, will upload later (maybe)

 

IFPI loses no time demanding Swedish ISPs block #TPB. ISPs say “get bent”

 

DN pontifikerar om #TPB http://is.gd/ti9x Undrar hur många potentiella prenumeranter dom tappade där?

 

oops “pontifikerar” var tydligen värsta anglicismen… äsch, vadsomhelst

 

Rubriken lovar mer än bilden levererar http://is.gd/tibA

 

J.G. Ballard has died

 

is “debate” Latin for “talking out of your ass”?

 

Ann Cthoulter - squamous and rugose

 

I love it how the Teabag movement is trying to get their drivel onto Urban Dictionary

tweets for 2009-04-18

 

new VoIP box leads to a much more stable internet connection, whew!

 

Forest Whitaker in 2 successive movies on TV4

 

TV4 will send a series on the Bonnier family… will they bite the hand that feeds?

tweets for 2009-04-17

 

heading in for a #subrosa breakfast for once

 

no issue of the New York Review is complete without an essay about the Founding fathers

 

shooting with a Canonet? You’re in good (or a least nice-looking) company! http://is.gd/sU3B

 

TV4 is here filming so I had to hide Twitter/IRC/Google reader. Free ad for Nikon D700 on the homepage

 

as noted elsewhere, new movies and court decisions, you get them first at TPB! #spectrial

 

LOL Twitter is full of amateur lawyers: http://www.roomatic.com/%23spectrial

 

how can anyone not have seen this coming? They sailed to close to the wind and got caught. #spectrial

 

hey content industry, I prefer to pay artists, not middlemen. Adapt and stay relevant, pls

 

oh hey, a bunch of new followers! Time to take a look at them and maybe follow back!

 

IANAL but the #spectrial seems to make it illegal to run a torrent tracker and make $$$ off it. Nothing about sharing as enduser

 

I would like to know how much of the damages will be distributed to artists #spectrial

 

checking out Swedish NCO ranks, apparently we have “sergeanter” again in an effort to be more international

 

friday beer!

 

thepiratebay.org still up and running!

 

Conservative America’s latest bugbear: DENIM http://is.gd/sE2d

 

``Seventy-five percent of American “gamers” – people who play video games – are older than 18 and nevertheless are allowed to vote’’ - …

 

``This is not complicated. For men, sartorial good taste can be reduced to one rule: If Fred Astaire would not have worn it, don’t wear …

 

“they can take away our Levi’s, but they cannot take our FREEDOM!!!”

 

Grr doesn’t look like the news are on the web

 

jag skulle vilja att vi i framtiden skulle kalla någon som gjort något dumt för “en riktig pontén”

 

NOM and now Teabagging, the American right has seized on weird Internet memes

 

http://tinyurl.com/dx2bns

tweets for 2009-04-16

 

doing the Bugzilla fandango: assign everything to someone else

 

heading into deepest Östermalm for lunch with @lsjoberg

 

Had a look at an F3 Press at Wibergs Foto. Sweet body but a collectible and priced thereafter #photogeek

 

running early for Viking’s trip to the dentist

 

yellow jeans, tan duffel, mod haircut, cigarette - dude’s too hip to live

 

itunes 2 star playlist in heavy rotation on the ’pod

 

Maybe it’s simply too cold for desert boots #spring

 

Fellow passenger looks like a blonde Sarah Palin

 

ok so VPN works fine from Vista, now to enable it on $other_OS #it #vpn #this-is-your-brain-on-drugs

 

man I’m kind of glued to this armchair… gingerly gets up

 

“Elin Ruth” is a bit rockier than the Swedish versions of Sigvardsson’s albums: spotify:album:5otqBkgyVFYj4wzma5ddb0

 

maybe cracking open another beer is a mistake. Or maybe it’s awesome. Who am I to know?

 

April 17 resolution: see Elin Sigvardsson in concert … <3 her music

tweets for 2009-04-15

 

Minor public transport fail, weird delays and packed carriages. Trying to keep my zen

 

punching in

 

Perl has Poland (.pl), Python has Paraguay (.py). Ruby has… zip. RUBY FAIL

 

back from a productive brainstorming lunch at TGIF

 

I (nearly) killed the database! Or at least my SQL did

 

when command lines are outlawed, only criminals will use find(1) - http://is.gd/soKR. Via @jimh

 

you are in a maze of Bugzilla tickets, all alike

 

thanks @jedrek for pointing me to Wonkette.com

 

#publictransportfail in Stockholm, commuter trains not running between Centralen and Älvsjö. Thank ghod I don’t have to take one

 

wow found the Twitter trends feature in #Gravity, pretty slick!

 

If it doesn’t rain tomorrow I’m wearing the desert boots. Also, need to find a new sports jacket

 

The gods punish me for commuter train quip by knocking out Tvärbanan #publictransportfail

 

my ISP destroys IP records, can’t turn them over to #IPRED: http://is.gd/sBvr. Go #Bahnhof!

 

wow google reader is pretty fucked up at the moment

tweets for 2009-04-14

 

best way to find photo ops: bury your camera in the bottom of your bag

 

Running late due to the rental dropoff

 

ho hum, yet another DX-format camera from Nikon

 

obviously we have no index on this field… <eyes TOAD’s execution timer hit 2 minutes>

 

is tar(1) the utility with the most options? sure feels like it

 

found an important letter from Stockholms Universitet … turns out it was the paper J needs to send in for her degree

 

suddenly exposed the seedy underworld of #Flickr “post 1 rate 3” groups… losing faith in humanity fast

 

following hte match thru Leo’s yells, sounds like a lot is happening… 4-4!

tweets for 2009-04-13

 

Pit stop at #Brahehus. Total queuing fail in the gas station.

 

Parking dearth strikes #Sjöstaden, had to place the rental 2 tram stops away.

 

Finally getting some grub at #Max

 

wow this compost bag I just dumped down the chute was really ripe

tweets for 2009-04-12

 

Stocking up on victuals at ICA Flygstaden. Next stop: grandma’s grave to give it a cleaning

 

Back from Oskarström, relaxing with a coffee in the afternoon sun #easter09

tweets for 2009-04-10

 

Soon off, running late :( but it’s not as if we’re in a ton of hurry.

 

Lunch stop at Klinga, south of Norrköping

tweets for 2009-04-09

 

Heading off to pick up the rental (in the back of beyond due to me being late booking it)

 

first thing I do when i get a new car is switch to SR P1 on the radio. Yes, I’m an old fuddy-duddy

 

hey, it was supposed to be great weather this Easter! What’s with all the rain, God???

 

today’s investment pan: Long Term Shrimp Funds

 

purchased 2 bottles of wine as a gift for my parents

 

must remember to pick up the car from its parking space on my way home

 

French 3-strikes law struck down by the National Assembly? Hard to tell from .se sources

 

I think I see a telezoom in my future… sigh, so cliche

 

Vive la France! http://is.gd/rB9c

 

off to Halmstad by car tomorrow, expect (or dread) occasional tweets, otherwise sparse online presence

tweets for 2009-04-08

 

meeting’d

 

maybe if I had been paying attention at the meeting I would have known it wasn’t over, just on a break. Oh well

 

feeling pretty sick of my perl app, now looking more and more like a big ball of mud

 

omg Mikael Rickfors on #spotify, thanks for the warning. AVOID

 

time to push off home

 

ordered some food from Restaurang Göteborg, sadly the food doesn’t match the setting http://is.gd/rr3U

 

I can’t believe people are posting about TweetDeck vs. Seesmic. 2 free apps running a free service… it’s like the second derivative of …

tweets for 2009-04-07

 

On the subway after a long walk in the morning sunshine. Snapped some pics of boats

 

lesson of the day: don’t automatically assume that the stuff in production is the same as in the repository

 

gonna have to go mano-a-mano with this stupid 3rd-party data upload

 

no matter how simple it looks at first, in the end it’s too complex for sh

 

feeling strangely tempted by the Nikkor 35/1.8 DX. Gotta see how it handles and what my long-range format plans are #photog

 

finally fixed the dark blue directories in my ls listing. Looks as if modern linuxes are optimised for white terminals

 

new VoIP box arrived and installed, we have internets!

tweets for 2009-04-06

 

great, the newly installed alarm is beeping and claiming “sabotage”

 

and on-call week is over!

 

3 execs @ $work have now got the iPhone … and we’re a hardcore Exchange shop. Tremble, Nokia and WinMo #mobitopia

 

geotarding in #spotify is really pissing me off. Wish rightsholders would realise that audience is global

 

babying re-runs of data exports. Moral: Net::FTP will not do your binary conversion for you

 

depressed over the Swedish “Lenin prize” brouhaha

 

if I had known I was gonna go to a dark pub I’d have taken my flash with me

tweets for 2009-04-05

 

finally grokked that the Italian “stampa” simply means “press”

 

obsessing over camera straps. If only it wasn’t such a pain in the ass to change straps on Nikons

 

idly considered taking a shot of all my gear but decided it was boring

 

like everything else concerning the DPRK, this article has an edge of the fantastic: http://is.gd/qQye

 

finally realised that as the VoIP box is fux0red anyway I might as well connect directly via the wifi router. See if I get a better conn …

 

scary I still remember the weird dselect keystrokes

 

heh, Swedish media are more inclined to believe the DPRK over Yank sources re: Juche rocket

 

oh no working week, Mon-Thu. Not looking forward to it. At least I don’t have to do school run

tweets for 2009-04-04

 

Last-minute bday prep. I now totally see the attraction of offloading parties on faceless corp franchises

 

grr forgot the magic mount(1) incantation needed for Swedish characters to show correctly on Win cdrom mounted on Ubuntu.

 

time to check today’s shots

 

wow, Colin Pantall’s blog is awesome: http://colinpantall.blogspot.com/ #photog

 

today is also the anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King

 

oh noes, google reader is empty

 

reddit.com sure is a cesspool

tweets for 2009-04-03

 

read a DN on my commute. Verdict: not worth the subscription cost. DEATH OF PRINT PREDICTED

 

putty, your crazy right-click for paste sometimes makes for funny tweets

 

listening to “Wrecking Ball”, reminded of it by @scalzi

 

man I feel like gaming

 

there’s a bag-in-box of red wine next to the coffee machine, TEMPTING ME

 

oh man Maciej Cegłowski is behind WrongTomorrow.com? I didn’t know!

 

impatiently waiting for the next LPfoto auction, 7 June

 

perhaps Fox News should be happy the Canucks are holding up their end in A-stan instead of mocking them: http://is.gd/quFb

 

I knew we were in a world of pain when we agreed to maintain the PBX and the adjoining DECT handsets…

 

I can’t say I give a crap if Twitter is bought by $bigco and then neglected. It’s jsut a website, people. Move on with your lives

 

Relaxing after shopping cake, picking up Viking on his last day as a 6 yr old, and getting stuff for dinner. Beer ftw

 

presents wrapped and hidden “in plain sight” behind the bedroom drapes

 

interested in decentralised anonymity services that don’t rely on payment. Central orgs == larger target for #ipred

 

well at least we aren’t France, where the 3-strikes law has passed

tweets for 2009-04-02

 

Routine dropoff of the kids

 

Eternally grateful I don’t have a hard time I have to be in the office. Oh wait, I do

 

commuter protip: don’t use an entire seat for your bag unless you want my ass-imprint on it.

 

Thursday morning demo meeting

 

thinking long and hard about IPRED and how it affects me

 

all perled out

 

the wrapping paraphernalia for Viking’s present almost cost more than the presents themselves

 

chivvied out of my usual workplace to make room for a motivational speaker

 

inspirational speaker is speaking too fast

 

hi there, @taptu!

 

oh yeah, I’m now living in a police state. Well, more of one anyway. #ipred

 

In 18th Britain, crimes against property were punished harder than crimes against people. We’re going back there now with #acta and #ipred

 

more presentations! Thank god I managed to snag a beer

 

wow, Dow breaks 8K going up, mothership stock on record levels. That relaxation of mark-to-market rules sure gave a shot to the financia …

 

to save the free market, we have to destroy it

 

Finally heading home, nice sunset

 

“I should have known // you’d betray me but without the kiss”

 

lol Swedish iPhone ads simply reuse Yank images. Weather forecast is 73 and sunny. That’s lethal in Celsius

tweets for 2009-04-01

 

sweet, I just noticed the nice little “actionstrip” that @janole has added to tweets in #Gravity. Great UI!

 

Tram’s late - naturally

 

sure Vilgot Sjöman was an awesome filmmaker, but the name is still not appropriate for newborns

 

preparing for the deluge of crappy April Fool’s stories

 

decent one http://is.gd/q2H9

 

perl, I love you truly

 

new printer/scanner is sending TIFFs instead of PDFs, like the old one. I miss the old one :(

 

shit like this infests ffffound.com, and I dislike it intently http://is.gd/q7dv

 

taking the easy way out re: dinner - fast food, fast road to fatty perdition and bankrupcy

 

oh noes, I’ve worn a hole in one of my fav shirts

 

it’s emo overdose in tonight’s “Grey’s Anatomy”

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