Archive for the 'Current events' Category

Adpocalypse, or not

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

Everybody’s on about the end of the web due to more and more people using adblockers. In one camp are the ones (me included) who are sick and tired of ads and tracking, and on the other side the ones accusing me and my kind of stealing content. What ad providers try to do is […]

How stupid can you be…

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Read this in Jerusalem Post, couldn’t believe it. I know Swedes can be real useful idiots, or useful real idiots, but this? Did a quick search, and yes, Swedes can be even greater idiots than I ever imagined. They actually did it. It’s true. Rewarding voluntary ISIS fighters after homecoming. Way to go. Congrats, Sweden. […]

I’m gonna learn french…

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

You can get it too, right here.

Kids, cartoons and animals

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Kids, cartoons and animals: Top 5 most bizarre anti-Semitic videos – Not Just News – Jerusalem Post You have to get them while they’re young.

You cannot trust

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

Caspar Bowden spoke at the 31c3 conference. Snippets: I told my technology officers at MicroSoft that if you sell cloud computing services to your own governments, this means that the NSA can do unlimited surveillance on that data. […] two months later they did fire me. “Technology officers” represent MicroSoft in their respective countries. On […]

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 […]