Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Today we continued with the work on our property, moving some rocks and stumps. It's coming along quite nicely now though, despite the lawn being pretty much destroyed because of the big excavator and all the rain having turned it into a muddy slope. We barely got the excavator out of the mud.

Today my g/f passed her driving theory exam, so congratulations to her!

I've nearly beaten Fallout 2... And the phone lines are partially not working here; I can phone out, but you can't phone here. Telia said it would take them like a week to fix. Not too great.

Friday, July 27, 2007

More rain

It keeps raining and raining and raining. So not terribly exciting to write about. Yesterday, I made lasagna and varnished half the ceiling in the room we're renovating for the second time. So we could move the bed in there tonight and sleep there for the first time. Big room compared to our old bedroom.

Apparently cow farting is singled out now as the #1 factor for our alledged demise in what is known as the global warming. So if you own a cow, try to keep it from farting since this will apparently save the world.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Storm update

So I survived through the storm. Wasn't much of a storm here really, but it rained a lot for a very long time. So now I',m hoping for better weather, but doesn't seem like it will improve for a while yet.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Storm warning

Storm warning here in Sweden. They're fearing it will be as bad as in Germany and England, so all had been advised to stay indoors. Where I live it has been raining non-stop since about 3pm, but we are not flooded yet.

Javascript calculator

A very simple javascript calculator I made.

Legacy of Cthulhu

I was over at CDON going through their release list to see if there were any new interesting games and I saw that they have now released the fan made Call of Cthulhu game that I stumbled across a while back. If you're a die hard Cthulhu worshipper, it might be worth checking out.

Legacy of Cthulhu
Legacy of Cthulhu

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Looks like we did step up and move some rocks, boulders and do some landscaping after all. Damn hard work however.


Today my girlfriend had an ultrasound examination and we got the first glimpses of our baby. Quite an exciting experience. According to the nurse everything seemed fine. Expected date of birth is 23 december +/- 2 weeks.

Yesterday my dad came by with his excavator and we pulled up 3 stumps. We were supposed to move some rocks today, but since the weather is nice maybe it will be postponed.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Today I updated my blog to the new templates, but in essence all it means for now is that the archieve browsing was improved. Though it means it is easier to update in the future.

Monday, July 16, 2007


There was a really intense thunderstorm early this morning here. It was pretty much straight ontop of us too.

In other news I completed my biggest translation project yet a while back; a 68 page analysis of a survey funded by the EU.

Since then I've been replaying Fallout 2 though and you will be pleased to know I will have it beaten soon. It's been rewarding to replay it mainly since it was so many years ago I played it last, so you've had a chance to forget some stuff.

Since I watch Battlestar Galactica now, since they air it friday nights when I watch TV. I don't watch much tv in general so I have trouble following series unless they air them pretty late at night. So I had to dig out an old classic called StarLancer and have been replaying it some. I never got around to beating it so it lingers on me. It is the predecessor to Freelancer and made by the Wing Commander people. It never really sold very well though, but I saw that at least a few years ago it did have a pretty strong following.

Too bad the niche games seem to be the best, but since their following is too small the games get no sequels. Starlancer didn't sell well enough for them even to bother making a patch, so I had to spend some time troubleshooting to get it to work on Windows XP. I finally got it to stop crashing though.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Sometimes the best action is to do nothing

I was reading in a swedish paper in a column how a writer was criticizing Bono for the work he does for the poor being counter-productive. In the comments I found a lot of people writing things that it is better to do something than nothing, but I thought that it must be better to do nothing than do something wrong. From studying decision making and decision support I've also learnt that an often neglected decision is the decision to do nothing.

I found a short and interesting article on the subject though that I recommend:


Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Final Fantasy 3

I've moved my old Final Fantasy 3 site and it is now availible at: http://web.telia.com/~u41306659/

The old address still works, but as some of you might now I can no longer access that one.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Swift hacker response

I don't know if this is actually related, but it would seem too coincidental not to be. Apparently the Pirate bay is facing the risk of being put on a filter list of sites that are unaccessible in Sweden. This because they alledgedly have/link to illegal material on there according to the Swedish police.

Now tonight a few swedish sites were hacked and were changed to seem like they also were on the same filter.

News here in swedish.

Saturday, July 07, 2007


I saw Transformers today and I have to say I was a bit disappointed. It was an alright action movie, but I felt it deviated a bit too far from the original story and it had too little heart and character development. Other than wanting a new story I don't see why they deviated from the original story with the crash of their ship and the battle for energon. The new one didn't seem to add much.

Like with many adaptions it felt like they had a script and then they threw the famous brand on it to make it more sellable. The product placement in this movie was utterly shameless.

The most redeeming factor was the returning voice actor for Optimus Prime. That was cool.

They also made the same mistake of Terminator 3 by not having any of the original theme music; even T3 had it in the end (which was too late). At least they had the transformation sound effect still.

In the original series as I recall the Transformers were the main characters and you followed the story through their eyes, but here the humans were the main characters and you related to the unfolding events through their perspective. I think I prefered the original take.

The Transformers were also a bit unecessarily detailed compared to the comics which made it hard, mainly because of overzealous zoom ins, to tell them apart when they were fighting. It was a far cry from the human like fist fights and shootouts from the original.

Thursday, July 05, 2007


An old friend of mine is a nutritional expert and he has started a blog here. Might be worth checking out if you're trying to get into shape. There are a few valid pointers.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Earn pocket change

I used to be a member of a service that paid you for online time, but after a while they lowered the payment so much so the processing power probably cost more in power than what you earnt from it. But now I got an email that they raised payment by 60 %, so it might be worth taking a look at again.

With full processing time you can earn like 1,15 bux/day, so no huge amounts still.

Link here

The bigger money is pretty much in the referals.