SOFFA

When we moved into our house 2 1/2 years ago we spent a fortune on furniture and interior decorating. One of those things was a soffa from Ikea for about 10.000 Swedish crowns.Now, after our cats and son have done his part we’re totally in agreement that we need a new one and this one in leather. Hopefully the hair from the cats won’t build up like a massive core and everything our son spills will just clean right up.

So we spent last weekend looking around on the web and this weekend we spent going to all the furniture stores we could get to without Sam throwing a complete fit. It wasn’t easy but eventually we found a soffa in leather that felt good and was big enough for us to lie in comfortably. And it cost us about 20.000 Swedish crowns. !!! I know, right!

I just hope that in 3 years time we’re not back at this problem having to buy another soffa for 20.000 or more again!!

CLEANING FACEBOOK

I haven’t really decided to go totally off the Facebook grid ’cause I still enjoyed getting information on what’s happening with friends and stuff. But I really do hate their Timeline thing.

So for now I’ve removed all of my friends (except my sis and wife) while I clean up my Timeline. And I may add everyone back later, not sure. But kudos to Facebook that has a feature for downloading all the info they have on you, I didn’t know they offered that. I downloaded it and it was over 30 megs. Let’s hope that includes alot of videos that I’ve “Liked” over the years or that is alot of information!!

ANOTHER "I HATE"-POST

Wanna know what I hate? People on trains / busses with backpacks!!

Somehow when strapping on a backpack just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it aint there! Hardly a day goes by that a guy (and this is almost only guys!) backs into me with his backpack or stands in the way of the door not thinking that his backpack is sticking out another 10 inches. And since you can’t give it a small nudge because the person carrying it can’t feel anything smaller than a good push!

And then it gets even worse when it’s jampacked! The other day one train never showed up so the next train was jampacked and ofcourse people had their backpacks and was standing in the way left and right. One was standing so badly that one person on each side wanted to get off the train and not seeing the other one they squeezed his backpack between them and more or less carried him off the train. It was fun to see but pretty scary for the person with the backpack!

So please, if you’re gonna go on a train or buss or something with alot of people and have a backpack – don’t have it on the back! Take it off and carry it in your hand where you can see it and stop it from being such a bloody obstacle!

FACEBOOK TIMELINE

It’s that time again. Time for some big player to decide how the rest of us should think and behave to better suit their business ideas. This time it’s Facebook deciding that we have to have the Timeline feature to display our Facebook profiles. I wouldn’t be alot against it if it wasn’t for the fact that they a) are forcing it upon us when we don’t want it and b) that alot of messages sent to my wall as private messages before summer 2009 are now tagged as “viewable for friends” which means I have to go through several year removing more or less private messages in my Timeline to remove alot of stuff that the people who sent them might not want.

But I’m taking the time to do it but still thinking if it’s not just time to delete my Facebook account. I just which there was some other nice way to tell everyone of my friends and family what’s happening and show pictures of my son and stuff. Can’t really ask people to check in my Imagevuex gallery everyday. And not every picture is posted there, most photos taken with my mobile is just for Facebook-fun…

Not sure what I’ll do…

IN TIME

I recently saw “In Time“. It’s labelled a “sci-fi action thriller” on IMDB. I’m no huge fan of Justin Timberlake, but Olivia Wilde was in it so I gave it a shot. A bit of a spoiler about the premise of the movie here so if you don’t want to know anything about the movie stop reading now.

* SOME SPOILER SPACE *

The premise is that in a not too distant future we will not have money. Instead the currency of choice is time. Everyone is born with one year that is activated at 25, meaning if you’re a lazy poor person you’ll die at when you turn 26. This in itself is an interesting idea and then you add how the “upper class” is using this system to control the lower class people and keep them in check. Simply raise the interest if you want to decrease the population in the slums etc. And then ofcourse there’s a “Timekeeper” to make sure the system isn’t tampered with.

All of this would have made for atleast 2 seasons of a good science fiction show. Instead they crammed it into a 2 hour movie and it just never got as deep as the idea deserves.

I don’t regret seeing it though…

STOP SOPA & PIPA

There are two bills in the US congress that threaten the very core of the internet – FREEDOM!

First we have the very publicized “SOPA” which is a very broad reaching bill that will enable copyright holders like the movie studios to censure websites in the states if they in any way host copyrighted material, talk about how to illegally obtain copyrighted material or even link to anything that has copyrighted material. That bill is being redrafted since there was so much opposition to it but as Jimmy Wales said in his tweet – “it’s not off the table”. And then we have PIPA which isn’t that bad but would still make it possible to force sites like NataliePortman.com to go overseas and censure it for the people in the US.

I support them in spirit of what they are trying to do. I mean if I spent a fortune producing a movie only to see it on a torrentsite for download day after release I’d be pretty pissed off to. But they are still so broad and cover so many things that they would change how the internet works since people that run websites would need to go through them almost non-stop to make sure there are no copyright infringements anywhere. How much would YouTube have to work to keep it clean? And Facebook? And google search (cause let’s face it, google is a great searchtool to find torrents.. if you’re into that).

Everytime a dictatorship like oh I don’t know … say China blocks the internet for their citizens the west are quick to condemn it, saying “what gives them the right to control what their citizens can see on the internet”. Well this will give the US government that power. And it won’t be political but $$$.

So on wednesday some sites like Reddit and Wikipedia will be offline. As will NataliePortman.com. There isn’t that much that we, as non US citizens can do, but this we can do!!

THAT’S MY 2 SICKDAYS FOR THE YEAR OVER AND DONE WITH

I very rarely stay home sick from work. Usually some cortison-based lotion, pill or spray helps with most things that go wrong with me. Last year when I had the shingles I still went to work, had to pop some Iprens towards the end but went to work regardless. But last week I got hit by a really nasty cold and woke up very early thursday morning and not only a soar throat – a really aching throat. Some Vicks and painkillers, an hour sleep and I then gave up on the idea of going to work. Took the son to kindergarten and went back to bed. And it was goooooooood! I stayed home on friday as well because I wasn’t fully operational and maybe even contagious (have you seen Contagion yet? 🙂 ) and got a lot of gaming done and just enjoying 8 hours off from work, wife and son.. well as much as you can while sneezing and wiping your nose all the time!

But now my 2 sickdays for the year are over and done with. I hope. ‘Cause I think over the past 10 years that should be my annual average.

ME ON THE RADIO

Today I finally MP3 coded the radiointerview with me and Godzilla. It’s about 10 MB big, but man was it fun making it! Check out my bio to read about this interview. Credits go to my sister who taped it.

EGO

I’ve gotten some complaints that I don’t have any stuff or any interesting things on this site. Well I’m sorry, but this is “my very own domain”, and mostly it contains info about me and some very few special others, so you can complain all you want, but this is my place.

So what’s new in my life? Not much I’m afraid, trying to keep everything rolling at work. Other than that, Sweden was knocked out of the European Championship in soccer. Surprise? Not very… But on the upside, Schumacher won the Canadian Formula-1 GP 🙂

BUSY

Sorry I havn’t written anything here in a while, but this time it’s because I’ve been too busy. A week ago I got the honorable mission of redoing the natalieportman.com websites imagegallery. About 1500 pics, categorized and all with thumbnails and texts and everything, took a loooong time but now it’s done and I’ve done my part for peace on Earth. You think?

STILL ABOUT NATALIE

I got a couple of “sure you know Nat’s real name” letters. But now I can prove it. If you do a Yahoo search on her real name, “My Dedication to Natalie Portman” is the first page that will come up. During the very, very booring weekend I had I finished a Flash-anim dedication to Natalie. You can find that here. As I said, this weekend was very booring, but it was a long time ago that I had a weekend without any plans whatsoever (except the Monaco GP).

25!

Yeah, I’m finally 25 years old, or as my brother-in-law called me, “quarter of a century”.  And this was a super slow day at work, let me tell you! Thank god for MP3 🙂

I’ve started a small flash dedication to Natalie. Mostly I needed to learn the program, but I hope you’ll like it. And speaking of Portman, the extended version of “Léon” is coming out on Region 1 DVD in august. YEAH!

NATALIE PORTMAN

Sorry I haven’t written anything here, but you see…. nothings been happening in my life. I’VE GOT NO LIFE! Damn!

Anyways, tonight we’re gonna party! We’re going on Silja Festival boat to Åland for a 24 hour cruise and I’m probably gonna be sorry tomorrow morning. And another victory for the great Internet – a guy at work challenged me to find a bit of information on the net, specifically Natalies last name. Kris + Internet 1 point, and $50 bucks richer!

I know there’s a big “invasion of privacy” issue involved in that undertaking, but to my defense I only used public databases, and also I’m a firm believer in “informations wants freedom”. and the info stays with me! So no, don’t ask for it. If I can do it so could you if you really care that much.

REDUX

I wasn’t at all happy with the Natalie-page I put up so I did a more extensive one located here. Enjoy !

STILL BORED

After another very booring day at work I decided to make a nice little tribute to, what I consider to be, one of the most beautiful people I’ve ever seen, Natalie Portman (most famous for playing the Queen in SW Episode I, although I still think “Leon” is her best movie yet. Then again, I haven’t seen her latest, “Where the Heart Is”).
And when I say “beautiful”, I not only mean that she’s great looking, but almost everything I read or see about her is just… beautiful ! Don’t know why I did it, I mean, she’s never gonna see it and there are 100s of Natalie sites around, but it just felt like a nice thing to do.

BORED

Had a totally boring day at work, so I updated the menu and fixed the CSS. That’s how boring this is.
If it wasn’t for “Städdagen” wednesdays are way too BORING !

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST

So Denmark won the Eurovision Song Contect 2000. Read the story about the song, “Fly on the Wings of Love”. And do I agree with that guy or what, women are the most beautifull creation _ever_ ! All I have to do is walk into our reception at work to have that confirmed. Don’t you just love women!!!!
(although I have the outmost respect for gays, I could _never_ be one…)

VISITING FRIENDS

Just got home from a weekend in Finspång, a countryside town in southern Sweden. Tomas van der Poll, a fellow trekker friend of mine, had a 31st birthday party. A very successfull party with lot’s of eating and socializing. Thanx to Jenny, his wife, for the great food, and everyone who attended for the company. Especially Eva and Bosse for the ride over there.

I HATE FINLAND

It’s official – I hate Finland ! Not only do they win Formula 1 all the time, nor is it enough to take Malin away from us but now they beat us in the quarter finals in the ice-hockey World Championship in S:t Petersburg! And I’m going there in two weeks, and I really hope I’ll meet a nice finn for a change. But I wouldn’t count on it.

GLEN KILLING

Our department at work was invited to go see the Glen Killing gang at Gran Hotel, something I really wanted to do. But something, or rather someone, came in the way of those plans and I had to cancel, which turned out to be a pretty good choice. Besides, I have a really hard time saying “no” to women.