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tweets for 2010-01-31

Sunday lunchtime McDonalds hell in #Sickla

Midwinter getting me down, gonna re-read Patrick O’Brian again to cheer myself up

live and die by ISO 8601

everyone’s gabbing about the lack of Flash on the #iPad, what about the lack of multitasking?

think you don’t need multitasking? How else are you going to chat + surf at the same time? #ipad

I should be more specific: if I would want an iPad, I would want multitasking. I realise I’m not Joe 6pack

varför är det bara kvinnor som lagar mat och tvättar i TV-reklamen? #könsroller #fb

watching “The Kingdom” on TV3

despairing of teaching Leo the rudiments of linear equations y=k*x+m. Kids these days

tweets for 2010-01-30

“Google Wave was built to show younger people how older people feel when they try to use the Internet”

what’s cooking? Sjömansbiff, that’s what! http://is.gd/7mfqj (zomg horrid photo) #fb

whatever you think of the iPad history has taught us that you bet against Steve Jobs at your peril

Flash ``is now measurably in decline’’? News to me as an end-user http://is.gd/7mrty #ipad #defence

regarding iPad somehow replacing Flash, remember IE6 is still around #stickyuglytech

Age of consent in the Vatican is 12 years http://www.avert.org/age-of-consent.htm?12

Häxan Surtant FTW #fb

TV3s lördagssatsning är tråkigare än det man kan se på vardagseftermiddagarna #tv #fb

Confessions of a Book Pirate http://is.gd/7n1Gv

tweets for 2010-01-29

stupid banking interface keeps timing out #bills

läser att Wallenberg vill ha en “balanserad debatt” om banker, spelar Billy Braggs “The Internationale” #fb

Jakob Wallenberg: “det är mediernas fel att folk ogillar banker, inte bonuserna” ORLY? #fb

picked up Viking from school where he had “laid a pizza” to use a Swedish phrase #sick #fb

where the FSCK do BoingBoing put their damn permalinks??

the only people calling our landline are telemarketers or “poll takers”

MORE snow? You gotta be kidding me

my poor kid can’t keep anything down :( #sick

stupid cat, stop rubbing your arse against my face

everyone else is “woo #ME2!”, I’m all “woo finally #MW2” #xbox

tweets for 2010-01-28

adding cheese to my buttered toast and some tea w/ honey #sick

while the reaction after the iPhone was all ZOMG JESUSPHONE the reactions to the iPad are all snark http://is.gd/7ee9B

How unique and trackable is your web browser? http://panopticlick.eff.org

still feeling like crap, think I have the dreaded #vinterkräksjukan (calicivirus) so will be staying home tomorrow too #sick

tweets for 2010-01-27

trying to eat a piece of toast… hope it stays down… #sick

underwhelmed by the iPad

tweets for 2010-01-26

I’m starting to think that this Microsoft Dynamics CRM we’re using is the root of all evil

uh why is FreeBSD ports compiling a mozilla plugin on my server

Hmm verkar som om jag kan twitter på svenska från irssi/tircd numera, skickar Latin1 ist för UTF8

tweets for 2010-01-25

Landed at Arlanda

Sennheiser noise-cancelling headphones saved my sanity on the flight back

gotta hate having to restart your entire computer just because your browser is patched #IE8

yes, just 45m of sleep and no shower has left me cranky, why do you ask #diaf

The Swedish Academy’s perpetual secretary blogs: http://akademiblogg.wordpress.com/ (in Swedish, of course)

gotta love these Disney-themed DDT wallpapers http://is.gd/6ZWQN

tweets for 2010-01-22

in a sweltering meeting room in Dubai, solving support issues remotely

Dubai is like the city in Crackdown writ large and IRL. Bizarre

Dubai is a city that needs the William Gibson treatment… hi-tech buildings, medieval legal system, LOTS OF MONEY

tweets for 2010-01-21

Schlepping a roller over snow and ice ain’t fun

hmm the reviews of our hotel are all over the map… no wifi apparently (which isn’t a dealbreaker)

grabbing some food before heading off

På bussen till Arlanda #dubai2010 #fb

crap, Boeing 737 :(

not looking forward to 6 hours in this tin can, but what can you do

tweets for 2010-01-20

stoked to see David Simon is behind both The Wire and Generation Kill #stuffWhitePeopleLike

the fact the Richter scale is logarithmic is hard for laymen to fathom. What are linear alternatives?

Burj Khalifa is GO! Sunday <15:30,> not sunset but it’s pretty popular

tweets for 2010-01-19

60 people from work want to go up Burj Khalifa… hope we can get a group ticket

nice timing, got a clip from Wired about #HAARP from @gunderhaegg just as nuts are saying it quaked Haiti

getting dangerously addicted to the Klondike game on my ipod classic

the new redesigned logos for Office 2010 applications make me want to puke http://is.gd/6AGNM

Etology #wordsyoudontheareveryday

epic flight tragically ends on first leg http://is.gd/6B1wX

Lindy hop is the Swedish hipster dance par preference

jobbar du ideellt i en kommun? Se till att inte köra VPN http://bit.ly/6tEaCO #polisstat (via @isobelsverkstad) #fb

tweets for 2010-01-18

nice, coworker will be fixing tickets for a visit to the Burj Khalifa. 100 AED sounds a bit pricey, hope it’s worth it

4 months spent immortalising a truly n00b view in Tetris http://is.gd/6vQRv

this “explanation” of the made-up holiday of “Agnostica” is eye-wateringly bad http://www.agnostica.com/

feeling sorry for yourself? Why don’t you listen to “Johnny 99” and consider yourself thankful

learned about the interpunct today http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interpunct

Killen mittemot ser ut som alla KTH-studenter sen cirka 1985 #fb

Wow really smooth change to green line at #slussen

snow?! The fuck?!

sigh having to weed out my Facebook page… and I’m not talking Farmville, just social gardening

it’s not made easier by FB being flakey right now

tweets for 2010-01-17

pretty sure the global stock market is in the throes of low-interest fuelled bubble. What will pop it?

I’m half-convinced it will be a massive earthquake in California, or Japan

tweets for 2010-01-16

Lax och rotfrukter i ugnen #fb

OD:ing on The Oatmeal http://theoatmeal.com/comics

watching Blade 2, on the list of best SF films of the last decade by @scalzi

speaking of vampires I should re-read Lucius Shepard’s “The Golden”

tweets for 2010-01-15

.@gunderhaegg thanks for the Wired article on Robert Gates! Check out the “War is Boring” blog for another view

hmm looks like i can’t connect to Twitter via API from my server, the API limit is reached

author of “Stuff White People Like” himself whiter than sour cream: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuff_White_People_Like

Windows, IE, and Acrobat Reader form a dripping triptych of #fail, like a 3rd Francis Bacon painting

that should be “3rd rate” Bacon painting, and yes, I have been reading NY Review, why do you ask?

FMR, installing subversion from ports pulls in half the tree…

tircd still doesn’t look like it’s working, I’m getting a 400 error from twitter but can’t see how I’m exceeding the rate limit

red wine + cheeze doodles == win

the amount of internet butthurtz over the new Nikkor 70-200/2.8 is pretty amazing. Be smart, buy used

playing around with http://fffflckr.com/, awesome webapp from @jedrek

tweets for 2010-01-14

I have no idea why it takes almost 10 minutes for my winXP box to come up to speed after I login, but I’m not very happy about it

“Svenska hjälparbetare möts av kaos i Haiti” - känns rätt självklart, varför skulle dom annars dit? #dummarubriker #fb

reading “Stuff White People Like” is akin to watching The Office. Cringe comedy. Also, I’m betting white people love The Office

tagging stuff with “bokeh” in Flickr will get you laid. Known fact #photog

Had excellent commute flow until I made the mistake of not hustling to catch the tram, now waiting for the next one

actually my mistake was standing in the aisle in the subway instead of near the exit, small things that can cost valuable seconds

cd /usr/src; make installworld && make installkernel

tweets for 2010-01-13

hmm #tircd is reporting twitter api limit reached. That’s never happened before…

interesting to read about the #OiNK trial, music industry seems to want to keep a low profile http://is.gd/6bi9j

pondering getting a bunch of disposable contacts for when I want to do some serious shooting, as per @jedrek’s suggestion #photog

using Twitter’s web interface while @tircd is fubared, pretty slick nowadays!

Dear lazyweb, I want a solution where a box full of media is in a closet and you can watch said media on a TV. Wiring no problem. Ideas?

so Pat Robertson thinks the Haitians should have been happy slaves under the French and there would have been no earthquake… what a douche

tweets for 2010-01-12

The The’s “Infected” is a fitting soundtrack to this morning’s commute

Weird to see people using their superexpensive winter jackets not as ridiculous fashion statements but as instruments of survival.

these black Dockers chinos I have are pretty damn worthless. Will not buy again

I started VS2008 twice by accident. Now I have 2 huge unresponsive windows

sky is like the world’s biggest flash diffusor… literally #photog #badmetaphors

seriously I have no idea of how to expose, it’s like being inside a giant tupperware container

back on the mean streets of Baltimore with “The Wire”

I now understand why people warned my from getting hooked on The Wire

tweets for 2010-01-11

2 new updates from @dantestellacom, late xmas presents! #photog

ser fram emot att kunna byta till röd linje vid Gamla Stan när det blir varmare #snartblirdetvår #sl #fb

found a weird bug in our app, wish I could say this is an uncommon occurence

today’s dose of PHP bashing http://www.steike.com/code/php-must-die/ (HT @codinghorror)

managed to drain my D200 battery to the point it won’t even show the number of remaining shots #worrying #photog

I’m facing the uncomfortable fact that the problem lies in Crystal Reports, otherwise know as Cthulhu’s reporting framework

still getting a little kick out of using a headset… how weird am I?

finally subscribed to http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/

I need some hot-weather shoes….

on a blogging tear this evening http://is.gd/65lPo http://is.gd/65lNv

sigh looks like the entries-cache part of my blosxom is acting up again… I hate that

tweets for 2010-01-09

NYRB illustrator David Levine has died, that’s sad

damnit, every link to the nybooks.com website causes Google Reader to freeze

correction, it freezes Google Chrome

yay Independence Day on TV tonight

Dominique Nabokov on Robert Frank’s Americans http://is.gd/5Y45H

tweets for 2010-01-08

wow our internal license file handling is woeful

Windows Undead Search window won’t respond to any input…

I feel crap, runny nose, upset stomach, headaches

great post about 365 projects http://is.gd/5UsBn #photog

re-reading “Love and War in the Appenines” – Eric Newby at his best

protip: cameras are cameras, not computers. Treating them like computers will not help your photography

tweets for 2010-01-07

Vafan står mitt tåg helt still på Gullmarsplan för? #sl #fail

håller helt med klagomålen mot #SL Access-terminalerna, dom är helt värdelösa #touchscreen #fail #fb

back in the office, forgot the code for entrance, no wired network, outlook slow as a dog #snafu

tweets for 2010-01-06

-16C this morning. Thankfully I haven’t thrown out my ancient fugly Clarks winter boots

I wonder if I’ve read this Stross story already http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=story&id=58511

starting my 7th year of blogging: http://gustaf.symbiandiaries.com/weblog/index.html#archives

mmm Max hamburgers

damnit, work tomorrow

tweets for 2010-01-05

Checked out, waiting for the bus

Leo’s whining on us to buy him cigs have really harshed the mellow of our last day

Safely arrived at Arlanda

Home after some waffling over the keys. Cats are a bit standoffish

a quick look at my shots from Egypt show an abysmal keeper rate

Burj Dubai is finished! Definitely gonna visit it when I get there

tweets for 2010-01-04

Last night here in Makadi I want to start packing but we have a shared bag and my wife is better at it anyway #antsy

Also dreading the queues tomorrow at Hurghada airport, thanks underwear bomber

tweets for 2010-01-02

Yet another sunny day in Makadi Bay. Only 3 whole days left :( Tomorrow: quick trip to Cairo

Saw two dolphins while snorkeling by the hotel this morning, pretty awesome

Waiting for the bus to Cairo (<01:15> local time)

Lobby is hopping with people checking out, poor sods #fuckingearly

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