Archive for the 'Current events' Category

Breaking news!

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

Hania, my woman and wife, was one of the winners of the Benzelius price from the Royal Society of Science in Uppsala, Sweden, for her Ph.D. work in digital geometry and combinatorics on words (she had to help me spell this). She got this on the 300 year anniversary of the society, which was set […]

What a strange piece

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Can’t help commenting on this opinion piece on TechRepublic: The Apple Tablet will disrupt Apple’s device momentum. Just a few choice quotes: … 1) providing good entertainment; and 2) providing flexible input and output. The success of the iPhone illustrates how correct I was in the first point. It stumbled into the entertainment angle. Yes, […]

Politics, at last

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

I usually don’t go into politics in this blog, but now I feel I have to. Today we have the EU elections. Not that they mean as much as national elections, but they do mean something. I’m voting for the Pirate Party and I feel an urge to explain why. It’s not because I support […]

Spoiling the show

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

This morning I watched Steve Job’s presentation of the new notebooks. The audience was subdued and quiet, almost morose. Steve didn’t show much enthusiasm either, and I was bored. Not that the stuff he presented was anything but brilliant, but there was nothing new or unexpected, since everything, down to the last trackpad and price […]

Story time

Monday, September 29th, 2008

After having read about the goddam awful handling of a student that hacked a university system, I’d felt that a little story could help tip these people off on how to handle students without necessarily breaking them and destroying their future. Story Time Kid sits in his dorm room, bored out of his skull trying […]

Another freedom bites the dust

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

The Swedish parliament just passed a bill that allows the Swedish military to monitor any communications over the net of anyone without a court order. It also allows building up maps of interrelationships using traffic info without any court order. It kind of beats anything the US administration did even at its worst. Except it’s […]

The ICU Team From Hell

Monday, March 19th, 2007

I just read a newspaper article about how an elderly woman died on a British Airway flight and was moved to a free seat in first class. Even though the body had a seat belt on, she kept sliding out of the seat on to the floor which upset other passengers in first class. I […]

Pirate Bay

Saturday, June 10th, 2006

I guess everyone’s heard of the Pirate Bay arrests by now, but just to make sure: The Pirate Bay is a huge Bit Torrent tracker for illegal material and was situated here in Sweden. They hold no copyrighted files, only tracker files. They did think they were perfectly legal and they may be right. Anyway, […]

Government info sites don’t work

Sunday, July 31st, 2005

There’s a relatively new site called “www.ready.gov” that the Department of Homeland Security has set up to keep the American people informed on what they do and how the people should prepare themselves for terrorist onslaughts, natural disasters and war and stuff. As with most such government initiatives, I see a lot of problems. First […]

More on peroxide

Sunday, July 24th, 2005

Tonight: The London police chief tonight said the order to shoot stands firm and even though they regret the mistake, more people can expect to be shot. “It’s still happening out there, there are still officers having to make those calls as we speak, he said, adding: “Somebody else could be shot.” I can’t believe […]