I really should write here more often.
Lately, I've spent lots of time coding. Java has been on the plate, but I really want to learn the power of c++. Sure, I've done some coding in it before but that was years ago.
So because of that, I've decided to give it a whirl. I'll post my progress as I progress :)
For some time, I've been looking at picking one of these babies up. I'm not in any way a good drummer, I wouldn't even go as far as calling myself mediocre, but I've always wanted to learn and for that I needed a decent sounding set that wasn't acoustic. So the Roland TD4 set has a fairly OK price tag. Pricey, yes, but not unreasonably so.
I try to avoid writing non-English on this blog but I have to share this in a Scandinavian language. Wouldn't work translated!
Har lyssnat på ett stycke som spelas av norska gruppen Vamp - Tir n'a Noir. Blev tipsad till detta stycke tidigare i sommar men har inte lyssnat mycket alls på det. Klart rekommenderat även om det är på norsk ;)
Skriven av Kolbein Falkeid och tonsatt av Øyvind Staveland. Här under följer texten och en länk till låten på Spotify.
Det e svart novembar, havet knuse mot strand
Ein forliste drøm fra et sommargrønt land.
Men eg huske ennå vakre Mary McKear,
Longt vest i Tir n’a Noir
Va du drøm? Va du te? Va du hud? Va du blod?
Eg kan hørra deg le. Eg kan huska eg lo.
Så forvitra og glir
E du mi,
Mi Mary McKear.
Når min rustne kropp går i bakkane tungt
Hørr’eg nåken hviska bakom vintrane ungt:
Kom tebage, venn, ifra kneipar og svir.
Kom igjen te Tir n’a Noir.
Kom te hud. Kom te sinn ifra alt så e grått.
Eg ska stryga ditt kinn, gjera blikket ditt blått.
For bak horisontar,
Så forvitra og glir
E eg di,
Di Mary McKear.
Så når kvelden komme og eg stilt går ombord,
Og min livbåt blir låra i seks fot med jord,
Seil’ eg vest i havet te Mary McKear i
Det grønna Tir n’a Noir.
Te drøm og te kinn og ein himmel av trøst
Kor allting e sinn og eg hørre di røst:
Horisontar fins ikkje.
Alt du tar på forblir
Eg e di ,
Di Mary McKear.
Today's the first day on my well needed vacation. What to do? Relax? Not really... A trip to visit my cousin, then to my sister, then to Linköping, then Motala and then Falun. Phew! Will be busy! But so worth it :)
Some wise words for today:
Einstein is quoted to have said: "Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity."
In the US prison Guantanamo Bay, prisoners favour the Harry Potter series as their literature. I do find it funny that the Swedish article mentions Lord of the Rings and Twilight as one of the top books being read, while there is nothing saying that this is on the top of the list. Here's an excerpt from the Time article:
Current favorites include Islamic texts and books by John Grisham, Agatha Christie and the Harry Potter series, as well as travel books that feature large colorful photos of the outside world.
Alright, it's been way too long since I last updated this blog, and I'm going to take it up again, I promise. Just for fun, I created a blog for the online game EVE Online which I have taken up recently. Take a look, it's a bit of everything about EVE. If you haven't played it and like the sci-fi settings, do give it a chance. It's incredibly advanced and has a depth beyond any online game I've played. A word of warning, though. It is a game for the patient.
You can find the blog here.
A fake pilot has been arrested at Amsterdam, as he was preparing to fly a passenger jet of a hundred passengers to Turkey. This was announced by the Dutch police yesterday. According to Corendon Airlines, the pilot had been flying for them for two years.
The news article explains that the pilot was Swedish, had been flying for European airlines for 13 years and had over 10,000 hours of flight time. I'm appalled to hear a thing like this, and it makes me wonder how the airlines failed to look up his history and certificates. It also makes me wonder why he did something stupid like this, but I'm sure we haven't heard the last of this.
While reading the article, I found a link to a less serious but quite similar situation of a chinese man in -07 who tried to pass as a pilot to get a free flight home. Take a look at the article, and make note of the fine he was given!
Starting today, march 1, users of Microsoft Windows will be asked if they want to install another browser instead of Internet Explorer. This his the fruit of a ten year struggle between the European Union anti-trust regulators and Microsoft.
But what does this mean to the average user?
Last week I made the decision to kick my old evaluation copy of Windows 7 out the door. Since it was going to begin with shutting down every two hours after the 1st of march, I felt that keeping it would be a hassle. At the moment, my budget won't allow me to purchase the license so therefore I left the Windows world behind for a while.
On a Thursday in September 1982, I saw the first light of day. I grew up in a village outside of Falun, Sweden, where I gained my great interest in music. Both my older sisters were singing in a band, and I remember the late summer nights when they were practicing in the garage. Sometimes I even got to stay up and listen!