My take on Mass Effect: Andromeda

Being a huge fan of the first two Mass Effect games (and at least mostly satisfied with the third), getting the fourth game in the series was pretty much inevitable.

I’ve just managed to finish the game (according to the game stats, 66 hours in, 76% of everything completed, 35/55 achievements. I've finished the main story line, levelled my character up to level 50, visited all the places, talked to almost everyone).

The high points

  • Huge open world. The previous…
mikl Fri, 2017-04-14 - 08:35
The worst kind of publicity

Flying to and from DrupalCon Dublin, I noticed something new in the preflight briefing. It's been widely reported already, but it was the first time I heard it in person, and it made me wonder if this is not in fact the worst kind of publicity possible.

The message was something to the effect of:

Please note that the use of Samsung Note 7 phones is not allowed on this flight.

…and going on a bit about how said device…

mikl Sun, 2016-10-09 - 13:12
Please stop saying “Not all X are like that”

I'm so tired of seeing “Not all X are like that”. Not be cause its untrue. But because it is stating the obvious. It is completely unnecessary to say.

I wish humanity could progress to the point that it was understood that generalisations do not apply to everyone. It's a bit like me saying “ducks can fly” and you protesting this with a story about a duck that can't fly because it's broken a wing, or lost its feathers.

Please…

Anonymous (not verified) Fri, 2015-01-09 - 00:07
Catalonian independence

First, congratulations to the people of Catalonia, on their referendum yesterday. The right to political freedom is essential in any non-tyrannical society, and I find it very instructive to see how the central government of Spain is trying to deny the people of Catalonia that freedom.

The message could not be more clear. The plebs are allowed to vote on which politicians gets to lord over them from afar, and through the EU, also allowed to vote for giving more…

Anonymous (not verified) Mon, 2014-11-10 - 10:48
Something weird, in the neighborhood

This blog of mine has been a weird fixture of my existence. I started it in 2005, and since then it been through quite a few iterations.

If memory served, it started out based on Fundanemt, a long-dead Danish Open Source CMS made by the merry folks at Tankegang. Then I moved to, Mambo and when it was forked from Mambo, Joomla! I quickly gave up on Joomla! and used Drupal for many years, then to Django Mingus,…

Anonymous (not verified) Sun, 2014-02-09 - 21:50
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On Gratitude and Taxes

One of the most damaging ideas of recent history is the idea that taxes are about paying your debt to society.

Originally, taxes was for services rendered. You paid taxes to the king, and he in turn protected you from enemies and enforced law and order. At least, that was the idea.

However, socialism has introduced the idea of taxes being something you owe society by your very existence. At first glimpse, this sounds reasonable. But as we have seen…

Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 2013-08-08 - 19:44
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Presenting the Opening Hours Module

Opening hours on Copenhagen Public Libraries’ web site

Do you need to tell your visitors when you are open for business? Your office hours, when the service desk is open?

Then Opening Hours might be the module for you. In this post, I'm going demonstrate how the module can be used, as well as some of the API capabilities for extending it.

The backstory

In the autumn of 2011, Copenhagen Public Libraries decided that it was about time they got a better solution for their opening hours.

Since…

Anonymous (not verified) Sat, 2013-07-20 - 15:42
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Installing LedgerSMB with Homebrew on OS X

Published on Tue, 2013-07-16 - 22:25

I use LedgerSMB for doing the finances for Drupal Danmark and Högh I+O. I recently moved my installation to a Mac, and reinstalled it with Homebrew.

I thought my installation notes might be useful to others, so there they are. Shell commands are denoted with $. The $ is not part of the command, so leave it out if you copy and paste.

This assumes that you have Homebrew set up and configured, so it will use…

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American comedy movies – idiocy distilled

Published on Sat, 2013-06-08 - 21:42

A concept that periodically fills me with dread, wonder and frustration is American comedy movies, or perhaps just a certain subgenre of it, depending on where you draw the line.

You probably know the kind of movie I'm talking about, where the protagonist, usually a male white anglo-saxon protestant, usually around 30 years of age, is trying to woo his potential or keep his current girlfriend. And the supposedly funny part is where at crucial plot points, he act in…

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How to configure Octopress for Drupal Planet syndication

Published on Mon, 2012-09-17 - 12:32

Since I moved my blog to Octopress, I've been struggling with my blog posts not getting picked up by Planet Drupal.

When I started using Octopress, it only had a site-wide Atom feed, and despite my little experience with Ruby or Liquid, I managed to hack together category-specific feeds for Octopress. These were merged into Octopress core, so if you get the latest version from the master branch, you should have these.

Sadly, despite my feed