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onsdag 30 november 2011
This blog has been pretty dormant lately. I can't faulter anyone but myself for that. It's been a lot of work for a while. And I guess that we'll continue.
However I thought I check back in here for a brief moment and share a few shots taken this sunday when we had a pretty mean storm here in Gothenburg. This time its a few fire fighters securing some canvas on a building site.
onsdag 19 oktober 2011
Today the weather clearly plays a "don't you dare venture outside.." game with us, so I thought I share a couple of pictures of how I like the winter to be, spiced up with a few thoughts on the coming months.
First of all, I do wish for a cold winter, in terms of ice cream. A few hours ago Google's Andriod Team along with Samsung announced Android 4.0, a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich, as well as their new and stunning Galaxy Nexus Phone. This will probably be my next phone when it's coming to my hood in Novemberish.. You can see more for yourself on the link below.
Engadget offers a hands on video of Galaxy Nexus.
So, you got the phone, it's cold outside, your on a walk with the wife and friends. Feeling hungry? Well, you whip out some android magic from your pocket and make a search on google for "A great restaurant experience"...
If I had anything to say about the search engine listnings at Google the number one hit on that search would be "Dinner 22" in Gothenburg. We went there last saturday and man what a treat. From the moment we entered to the moment we left we felt cared for. Not in a posh, "you can have anything you want but'll cost you a lot" way, but rather in a "Hey, nice to see you, have a great evning" way.
The ambience in the restaurant was great, not to silent, not to loud. There were a few people loitering in the bar, while most people headed straight for the tables. The food was really great, and no one raised an eyebrow when we started to modify the menu by adding stuff from other dishes to the ones we wanted.
When leaving we all praised the staff, and I think my last comment to them captures our experience. "It's not that hard to find a place with great food, it's so much harder to find a place with great food and great staff".
One additional perk is that it's close to everything, Mässan, Stadsteatern, Lorensbergsteatern and Scandinavium are all close at hand.
Oh, and almost forgot.. To round things up here's how I like my last few months of the year:
lördag 8 oktober 2011
1. Made sure she was outside to see it.
2. Got the right answer.
If someone knows Michaela or her, hopefully, "soon to be" then drop me a line.
fredag 7 oktober 2011
I'm not an Apple fan, not an iPhone fan boy, I carry an Andriod myself, and I like to "own my phone rather than be owned by my phone". Nevertheless there is something with Steve Jobs that has made an impact on me. I guess building an empire like that takes a special kind of person. Over the years there has been some harsh words both from Jobs, and about him.
In my mind there's however no doubt that Steve Jobs was a pure genius. Somewhere along the line he probably read Taleb's Black Swan and realised that he hade come up with one or two black swans of his own. And.. Ay there's the rub... If understanding what a customer wants, before the customer knows isn't great, then what is? Or, to quote Jobs himself:
"It's really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them."
-- BusinessWeek, May 25 1998
So, I hereby join the long line of people paying tribute to Steve Jobs.
And... I've heard people say this before.. And I'm pretty sure it's not an actual Apple Ad.. But I'll put the picture here nevertheless..
lördag 1 oktober 2011
I guess some of you heard about the following quote:
""I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943"
Today it seems certain that this was never said by the IBM exec. However, something similar must have been mentioned when HTC dreamed up their HTC Desire. I guess it went something like this:
HTC Dude 1: "Hey guys, we need to allocate space for apps, you know.. apps... apps.. that people will download from Android Market?"
Other HTC dude: "Apps.. apps.. Nahhh, overrated. They get everything they need with our own interface HTC Sense. Just chip in so that they have 50 mb's or so left.."
Well, today we can see that the world seems a bit more app-centric. Thus, for the last few hours I've made sure to make my warrenty void by rooting my Desire.
In simple terms it is a way of gainging control over the phone so that one can use not only HTC's own version of Android, but rather download versions developed by geeks all over the world.
So.... Rooting done, it was easy and I recommend anyone with a HTC Desire to do it, if you don't care about warrenty.
Furthermore, when done, make sure to try the Oxygen Rom (2.2.2). Works like a charm.
onsdag 21 september 2011
I guess one always make choices.
Why opt for airport coaches, stressfull boarding,in flight hassle and then train to the city of Sthlm when one can travel silent and enviromental friendly? I'm heading for the company HQ up in Stockholm while doing some reading on upcoming workshops.
I do really love the view from the window of this "office" rather than a stale sandwich and a peep hole at 30000 feet.
lördag 10 september 2011
Me and my friend Robert Boström decided to dig out our tripods and let the shutter times move over one second. We got into the car and drove around town trying to find a few nice spots that we can use during the following darker months.
First we ended up at Ramberget for some panoramic shots of the city, then we moved down below Göta Älvbron to get closer to river. Finally we headed over to Gothenburgs other major bridge, Älvsborgsbron, for some shots of cars in motion.
Not to surprisingly the two "winning" shots of our road trip was made by Robert. You should really head over to his page on fotosidan to view them. Furthermore I recommend a visit to his corner of cyberspace as well, over att BoströmPhotography
Finally I guess I'll also share a few glimpses of my "thursday through the lens".
lördag 3 september 2011
Well today I sat down and tried to add some stuff to my "experimentish nobody reads it anyways" web page. I guess that's a sure sign the autumn is pretty much knocking on the door. Well call me stuborn but I ain't opening that door for a week or two, it is firmly locked for now.
Summer or autumn alike, the page is actually a nice way to learn about the web stuff without risking to loose to much brand value. Loss of brand value in this case meaning being viewed as a bigger n00b than usual...
So today I set up an RSS feed for the blog, at least I think I've done it... And I also managed, i.e. ticked the right boxes, to add a dedicated twitter button on the main page pointing to my twitter page.
Not to bore potential readers to much with the tech stuff though I'll leave you with a couple of photos from this summer that I'll hope will make you either think back to this one or longing for the next one.
As always the pics are zoomable by a click, just to enhance my flaws..
onsdag 31 augusti 2011
|Old school coming home...|
|Contemporary Gluttony leaving..|