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tweets for 2009-06-30

FreeBSD ports maintenance is like a blast from the past, and not in a good way

on my way to the bank to get a new security token

subway station is delightfully cool, unlike the trains themselves

.@jimh guess they’re using some form of Septic timezone, it’s amazing how US-centric most corps are

recent TPB sale a prelude to going decentralised with APIs and feeds? @patrickblixt thinks so! #TPB

Sms from the ‘rents, they’re having a good time in Georgia (not the state)

halfway through a run of #freebsd portsupgrade I’m struck by the thought that THERE HAS TO BE A BETTER WAY

wtf there’s an “x11-clocks” ports section in #freebsd?

tweets for 2009-06-29

summer party pics filtered and posted internally

tip for pronouncing Ahmadinejad: say “I’m a dinner jacket” real fast

Giving SharePoint a run for its money

nothing like a shot of the evening sky to tell you your sensor needs cleaning #photog

latest wingnut theory: Billy Ayers ghost-wrote “Dreams of my Father”!

Battling the heat in tan sports jacket, khaki chinos and desert boots. Wayfarer’s top off the ensemble.

Soundtrack till resan hem är Docenternas samlingsplatta.. “bensin i blodet / en ensam man på en moped” #fb

Wtf is the next tram in 13 minutes? :(

out on the terrace again, cooling off

tweets for 2009-06-28

Frukost på terassen med New York Review of Books #fb

spent the afternoon playing minigolf with Viking at Lilla Blecktornsparken. Hot as hell #fb

whoah so I kinda missed 4 Tradera auctions on account of having a real life

thinking of taking MS Emelie from #Sjöstaden to Nybroviken tomorrow

IRC is for people who aren’t easily offended. If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen

tweets for 2009-06-27

sitting outside on the terrace with the lappy and a drink + chips

tweets for 2009-06-26

Shorter pithier @GreatDismal: Twitter rocked by megacelebrity deathquake

surprisingly, we didn’t manage to solve the #IranElection problem at #subrosa

one idea at #subrosa: crowdsourced sanctions: expose those businesses that do the regimes dirty work and shame them

ok sure #MJ was an amazing performer back in the day, but seriously, dying now was kinda smooth move. It’s been downhill for a looong time

oh wow remote desktop to LA is not lightning fast? #whyaminotsurprised

bouncing admin servers, Batman!

Breaking: Mark Sanford and/or the Iranian hardliners killed #Jacko!

ok I spent a vacation in Greece in 1982 listenign to “Thriller” on a Walkman so I’m listening to it on #spotify now

poignant article about #MJ http://bit.ly/g1T2h #fb

Lunch på Drottninggatan #fb

can’t listen to “Beat It” without hearing Weird Al’s “Eat It”

summer party time soon!

back home after a nice office summer party

tweets for 2009-06-25

iTunes too RT @johanrydberg: Tell me why I need to restart my computer after upgrading to Safari 4.0.1. The madness gotta stop, #apple.

Ah, finally got my little Swedish holidays app working: http://bit.ly/fajdi

Första IPRED-fallet avgjort http://bit.ly/2mbCv6

every time I dick around in lighttpd.conf I’m thankful that I’m not running Apache #nerd

hmm doesn’t look like there are any #perl modules for dealing with #ical calendars

now reading http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2445.txt

how the HELL did my Wayfarers get this scratched up? It’s like fscking tank tracks #fb

whoah, almost forgot I’m moving the traffic either tonight or early tomorrow

meeting time!

yay I’m GO for #subrosa tomorrow! Lessee if I can find those interesting links I read yesterday

really enjoyed the Jun 11 issue of the New York Review of Books #nybooks.com

Farrah Fawcett was an Objectivist? http://bit.ly/riz3H

tweets for 2009-06-24

tickets to write

“The Orbo doesn’t work, reports a jury of scientists and engineers selected by perpetual motion company Steorn to analyze its technology”

trevligt med torghandel på Luma torg, synd att det ser så fult ut #Sjöstaden #fb

yay got lighty to run my cgi script… but not if it ends in .cgi. Oh well, fix that later

whoah Mark Sanford implodes… I nearly feel sorry for the #GOP

tweets for 2009-06-23

testing browsing Facebook stream with #Gravity (beta code), working great so far! This will be HUGE #mobile #s60 #fb

I think I’m posting way too many pics of the local fountain

I wonder how many of the people complaining about the death of Kodachrome actually, you know, shoot with it? #photog #whine #k64

here’s a protip fpr you #k64 latecomers, order like 5 rolls instead of 1

Tunnbrödsrulle från Henkes grill, #Sveavägen #lunch #fb

tweets for 2009-06-22

importing 553 images from #midsommar, lessee how many are keepers

in the spirit of contrariness, I will be the only user of Twitter without a green overlay of my icon

end of an era “Today, Kodak has officially announced the retirement of Kodachrome 64” #photog

don’ the bugzilla tango

slogged through my entire “Finance” category in Google reader

tweets for 2009-06-21

whoah, that’s quite a pong coming from somewhere :P

been to #Sickla and bought strawberries (unfortunately Belgian)

wtf is wrong with my net connection

bit overwhelmed by my 812 unread items in Reader… I need a better tagging system

tweets for 2009-06-20

sitter på bryggan på Björkholmen och äter chokladkaka #midsommar #fb

Sharing a boat with Peter Danovsky of #spectrial infamy #gossip #fb

tweets for 2009-06-19

På väg till Ahlsvik i en fullproppad “Cinderella”. Att Viking vägrar sitta ute gör det inte lättare #midsommar #fb

Nu lagt till i Vaxholm, hoppas det kan bli lite mindre folk #midsommar #fb

So apparently people don’t believe I’m on a boat, can’t post a pic to disprove them

kinda wish I had a gps

tweets for 2009-06-18

Moammar Quaddafi must be thrilled to see to many green Twitter profile pics, cf. the flag of Libya

catching up on IRC backlogs instead of working #demotivated

Doctorow “ The Four Horsemen of the Infocalypse are gangsters, child pornographers, terrorists and pirates.” - http://is.gd/158NI

think I’m gonna hit the Sub an hour in advance

synd att DagensIlandsProblem är lite långt för en Twitter-tagg #iland #fb

it irks me that a hood for my Sigma will cost more than the lens itself #photog

dpreview get their knickers in a twist over leaks http://is.gd/15dWP #photog

bah, Antipiratbyrån får fortsätta samla in IP-adresser eftersom dom har ett undantag från lagen sedan tidigare #spectrial

PETA is more known for being weird kooks than for actually helping animals http://bit.ly/lpuaq

clocking out for long Midsummer’s weekend

On my way to Willys in Sickla to stock up for #midsommar #fb

whoah a bunch of new followers! Going through them now

they like me in Canada… wonder why

so, I’ve vetted about 50 new followers and followed some back… I’ll get back to the rest soonest!

took a 45min nap this PM, feels like a power move right now

I let Viking fall asleep in our bed just so I can carry him to his… I love that

wtf Foot Locker has stock ticker FL??

tweets for 2009-06-17

TweetDeck grip nr. 3: can’t handle Unicode URLs

so, the Acrobat reader update wants to restart my system. Seriously?

Stolt att bo i “Hammarby finstad […] elitsossarnas vita förortsborg” #sjöstaden #fb

Being very Swedish, buying Absolut at Systemet in prep for #Midsommar

I shouldn’t complain, but I’d rather have a 28/2 DX prime than the 35/1.8 DX #photog #nikon #gearwank

Heading to Enskede Gård to pick up my nephew+niece from daycare

tweets for 2009-06-16

already people are offering used “Koenigsegg-Saabs” on swedish forums :)

man the Oly E-P1 doesn’t look as tiny as expected: http://is.gd/13iZa

I kinda hate “blogs” that just cut-and-paste from press releases

#photog gear for midsummer will be: D200 SB400 18/3.5 35-70/2.8

I wonder… would any of the 3rd-tier camera manufacturers get snapped up by Apple in a “strategic partnership”? Olympus comes to mind

how can you kill a Task Manager that’s freaking out? #windows #riddle

“piracy of intellectual property” isn’t theft, it’s a breach of contract

up until I’ve taken a frame, I prefer analogue gear. After, I prefer digital #photog

someday I’ll do a side-by-side comparison of the nikkor 18mm to the sigma 18-50. Not today though

På väg in till Rival för en öl med @Petter_L #fb

oh noes, could it be my cheap D200 battery is giving up the ghost?! #cheapskate #photog

think I’ll walk to Mariatorget #stockholm #summer

tweets for 2009-06-15

Took a 15 minute walk rather than wait for the delayed tram #publictransportfail

förvånad över bristen på rapportering om Iran i framförallt DN #fb

wtf don’t I get any fucking output from my runs??? #perl #unix #fail

ser ut som att det blir lunch på Subway igen … suck #fb

thanks to a wedged NFS mount I’ve had 2 successive multihour runs just result in a zero byte file. #unix #fail

mmm new Nokia N72 looks mighty sweet! http://bit.ly/Ag8zT

thanks @SeanC for pointing me to New Model Army! #fb

power nap’d

What kind of dude presses himself into a crowded subway carriage with a huge opened lappy?

today’s commute has been a virtual cornucopia of street shooting subjects if a) i had some faster film than 100 Ektar and b) i wasn’t a wuss

“Ah reckon someone’s gonna get SUED” - http://bit.ly/6mWQ3

Twitter and the C64 - a perfect match

last episode of ER is on, listening to my headphones so as not to get sucked into the dhrama

tweets for 2009-06-14

hmm, IRC lag time is getting longer and loooonger….

made it through all my unread metafilter entries

tweets for 2009-06-13

crap, missed having “gerikson” as my FB username

waiting for my kid to come home from the party he’s at

it’s true Veronica, alcohol does reduce stress

so, what apps have been broken by the tweet ID rollover? http://www.twitpocalypse.com/

preparing for a dinner party, so long since we were at one!

weird that 2 separate people choose the Latin name for perch as their handle online

tweets for 2009-06-12

this turned out as good as I hoped http://www.flickr.com/photos/gerikson/3618364205/ #photog

wtf kind of term is “hyperlocal”? Seriously, think about it. #neologism #stupidity

funny stuff “Inside the Startup Office from Hell” (Rubicon) http://is.gd/ZFUj

I should really get some lunch

today’s #photog rumours: Nikon D300s w video, Nikkor 24/1.4, and a full-frame Leica M9

``Z was abolished in Icelandic in 1974.’’ - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z

waiting for this report run to finish so I can go home :(

You would have thought the Nazis loved Fraktur but you would be wrong http://bit.ly/fqNKz

man, I LOVE Wikipedia http://bit.ly/ZLgaL

Picking up Viking 30 minutes late #badparenting

yes! Gentoo is Rice is back!! http://funroll-loops.info/

tweets for 2009-06-11

Viking is with me at work today, prompting the usual quips about how developers are getting younger and isn’t there a hiring freeze?

I wonder why libtards, so critical of government monopolies, are so in favour of the monopolies of patents and copyright

rapidly heading towards total overengineering of this little monitor script

somehow our assigment of “getting SharePoint up and running” has morphed into “implement SP for all divisions”

gonna hit the Mickey D’s with Viking

this is a nightmare… offsite backups a must http://bit.ly/APNXz

hehe, just did an “ls *.pl | wc -l” in my “scratch” directory and found 171 files

1 svägerska på Facebook, 2 kvar ;) #fb

google-annons “Gå ned 5 kg i veckan med XYZ, det är inte normalt.” håller helt med! #fb

Documentary tonight about the battle of Bomarsund on Åland… wonder if I’ll remember to see it

konstigt hur 2 separata skribenter (AB, DN) verkar koppla mordet i Stureby till bloggar och chat http://is.gd/YXYT #media #stureby #fb

Veruca Salt’s sophomore album is better than the first

every time I get a new lens I feel that the pics I take with it are the best ever. Maybe that’s what explains gearlust

having fun reading old Dixon “world of photography” books from the middle 80s. Heavily pimping Miranda gear (house brand?)

tweets for 2009-06-10

I must say the D200’s auto white balance came through good in these here indoor shots #photog

facebook uploader plugin for picasa, nice

Nigerian crew outwits Somali pirates http://warisboring.com/?p=2230

Gonna pull 2 consecutive weeks of on-call in August #takingonefortheteam

Facebook ``Soon you will be able to have a username’’. Gee. Thanks? #meh

tackar @Veidit för att han går till Subway för mig! #fb

looks like Storable is what I want for my little monitoring script #perl

hmm Imperiets samlingsbox saknas hos TPB. Skärpning, pirater! #fb

I’ve never been there, but Scranton, PA doesn’t sound like a fun place. Apologies to residents, it’s the name!

tweetdeck gripe #1: won’t remember position, always hides below my desktops

tweetdeck gripe #2: copying a link URL includes a spurious “event:" prefix

every time I have to use long option handling in #Perl I have to bust out the manual. Seriously non-intuitive

11 new Vista updates to install… wtf

wtf kind of abbreviation is “NORK” for North Korea? Presumably chosen for its resemblance to the word “dork” #dprk #language

Shabbily clad hipster at #Gullmarsplan looks like Philip Seymour Hoffmans idiot brother

French constitutional court rules HADOPI illegal. Wonder what Sarkozy will come up with next to prevent people from sharing his wife’s music

tweets for 2009-06-09

even after a lacklustre product announcement, Apple still comes out looking good just because AT&T are such lamers #wwdc

Summer comes / new iPhone / 2 year contract pains me #haikufail

Am I bad person for always reading BFF as Best F*cking Friends?

as long as I’ve known about Urban Dictionary I’ve only used it to look up weird sexual practices

California as Poland and Florida as Angola http://bit.ly/55Z8t

stupid Sun Java installer grabbed my focus as I was typing and decided I didn’t accept their fucking license agreement #ubuntu #fail

trying to manually focus the 18/3.5 on the D200 makes me happy for its ginormous depth-of-field

tweets for 2009-06-08

I’m trying to love Tweetdeck, but the interface issues are driving me nuts

went and fetched my 18/3.5, then tried it out on the FM2 around Johannes. Ultrawide perspective is ultrawide! #photog

.@rcarmo I forgot that! Keyboard in software is obviously better for customisability in different locales

.@rcarmo I’m starting to think that Air sucks, period.

wow Mapumental looks pretty cool! Can’t help but think that it’s a lot of work for some pretty maps though

fun drilling down to my election district at http://www.val.se/val/ep2009/valnatt/kommun/01/80/index.html

what with @hostageinqatar and the tales from Dubai the little principalities around the Gulf have some image problems

Heading home with the giant 70s camera bag that the mamiya came in. Just missing a safari suit and long pointed collars #70s #fashionfail

should I care about #wwdc?

deliberately leaving IRC channels where the Apple fanboyism is too cloying

iphone gets MMS! Welcome to like… 2002?

should I friend my boss on Facebook? That feels weird to me!

fretting over the new lens

of course @DougCoupland is on Twitter

tomorrow I’ll be attending my son’s last day at school (skolavslutning) and then we’ll just hang out all day. No work!

tweets for 2009-06-07

bah, since I restarted irssi I’ve forgotten the magic command to shift the display time to my timezone

ah, it’s /script exec $ENV{‘TZ’}=’<timezone>’;”, but in my case I have to use “UTC-2” instead of “UTC+2”…

At the LPfoto auction. There are 256 lots before the one I’m interested in so I can check out how it’s done

an 18/3.5 ais lens

heh that last was for @fkoehn, bit into the IRC mindset atm

faint with hunger

I voted! #eu09

pirates on their way to brussels

Jag misstänker att Lars Gustafsson klarar av detta personangrepp av Guillou: http://tinyurl.com/pz4ypj

detta skedde helt nära där vi bodde tidigare - hemskt! http://bit.ly/uPVK2 #fb

tweets for 2009-06-06

shot a local bike race with the Mamiya, wonder how those shots will turn out #photog

waiting for Leo to leave so I can continue playing Crackdown

Oly micro 4/3 rumours http://bit.ly/fxQtx damn that looks like a sweet package!

saw “Ghost Town”, decent rom-com with a twist

tweets for 2009-06-05

Crap day for a champagne breakfast

hmm maybe this is the first Norah Jones song I’ve heard that doesn’t suck…

the local outside temp is one degree above the max refridgerator temperature :P

classic 80s pop, Jules Shear “If She Knew What She Wants”

needed an invalid URL to check a script, go0gle.com was not it !

i was planning on shooting “studentflak” today but it’s just too damn cold!

debugging a 3G dongle

I wonder which one of the faceless profiles in Facebook is my old friend…

First field test of my new Sennheiser PX100s. Observation: cable is easily twisted

wife called, ordered bacon and cheeze doodles

broderade studentmösseband tycker jag inte om #fb

ambiguosly-gendered emo dude is emo

Jag kommer rösta för Isabella Lövin på söndag #eu09 #fb

TV4 has political ads for the first time and they’re all fucking lame

tweets for 2009-06-04

somehow I managed to leave home with both the RB67 and the FM2 #photog #redundancy

glasses with clear plastic frames are the fugliest

stupid tweetdeck always hides itself under the physical desktop. Par for the course for shitty Air apps in my experience

another TweetDeck annoyance, it wraps URLs in some stupid “event:" wrapper, makes copying and pasting URLs that much harder

did some work for once

man I hate our new office printer… can’t forward faxes as PDFs, only TIFFs (!) and prints PDFs like it’s chiseling slabs of granite

So grey and rainy today, people look miserable in their cold-weather clothes

so it looks like spymaster is just Dope Wars gussied up by John Le Carre

sure sounds like eMusic has jumped the shark, maybe Sony has replaced leadership with evil clones? #emusicfail

wow the Twitter clients for Linux looks just as lame as you would expect

installed Twitterfox, because why bother with lame apps that take space when you can use Firefox? The browser is the OS!

once again into the string-to-date manipulation breach! #perl

if you don’t use the correct ISO 8601 date format, you ain’t no friend of mine!

backing up my Flickr photos via Net::Flickr::Backup and #perl

sippin’ on a Dr Pepper

Time jumps the shark, puts Twitter on cover http://bit.ly/18kOKr

Hulu is the good thing the content companies have come up with and they’re thinking of charging for it? http://tinyurl.com/oyvw7d

Swedish version of “Dragons Den” is like beyond boring

w00t! Obama comes out against illegal Israeli settlements!

Google docs has revision history… sooo nice

tweets for 2009-06-03

Stuck at Medborgarplatsen, awaiting a signal #publictransportfail

boggling at middle-aged dude in shorts, legs pink as freshly-peeled prawns

Pork-pie hat? Seriously?

Känner inte igen varken Sahlin eller Ulvskog på valaffischerna. Lyftning, smink eller Photoshop? #fb

still chuckling over the 4chan Times most influental person hack

mp3 “genre” tags show the low quality of luser-generated content

purposely closed all Flickr API tabs to prevent incipient insanity

wow, hope Wolfenstein lives up to the trailer!

Viking happy with a new Reader Rabbit CD-ROM from the local eatery

I just double-exposed my cat in glorious 6x7 b&w #photog #fail

I bet my fidgety son he couldn’t stay awake 5 more minutes. He lost

man you think photo forums are pits of ignorance and malice and then you find Usenet photo groups

man Wikipedia is a fount of knowledge for all things #photog. example http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_speed fascinating

tweets for 2009-06-02

ha, managed to fix my #Outlook “no subject” problem with some voodo-code VBA. Gotta love scriptable apps!

amused to see that you can’t change the sort order of tweets in TweetDeck. It has to be latest-on-top

IFPI’s warning letters to ISP’s could have illegal statements according to Swedish law (in Swedish) http://is.gd/M9bi

google docs undo saved my ass

stupid ruby scrpt doesn’t seem to exit with something other than 0 even if it craps out spectacularly

perl’s system() return values bites my ass again

expect Spain to be the next target for content mafia lobbying: http://techdirt.com/articles/20090531/2312145072.shtml

Tabloid here: “What’s happened to the Swedes on #AF447?” Don’t think there’s any mystery there…

there are tons of apps for downloading your Flickr photos, but I’m still itching to write my own

I don’t understand people who don’t turn off sound notifications for new IMs

man, Net::Flickr::Backup has a ton of dependencies #perl

Template::Toolkit?? wtf do I need that for? #perl

pondering doing flickr backup to gmail… maybe too mad an idea

Leo, after watching #E3 press confs, excitedly telling me about games I’ve already heard about. Text beats video every time, baby

tweets for 2009-06-01

Making my way to work amid delays and hot weather

fuck you Adobe and your fucking resource-hogging updater

also, Apple? I don’t fucking give a shit about MobileMe, so stop fucking bugging me

nice to see @tybstar’s flickr-to-s3 script, in this day and age you cannot be too careful! http://bit.ly/RlVHM

I love being able to open a window

testing the air raid warning system here in Stockholm… pretty spooky

oh no! sent an email without a subject! self.kill

seriously, why doesn’t Outlook at least warn when sending an email without a subject?

w00t!! Crackdown 2 announced at #E3!

Oh man I just know I’ll end up with like 3 or 4 different 28mm lenses :P

so the TPB defendants have no assets (except Lundström the nazi but his are in .ch). So the content mafia gets a big fat 0

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