The folly of the Ombudsman

Published on Mon, 2007-06-18 - 02:15

An interesting case concerning the Danish Ombudsman, Hans Gammeltoft-Hansen, and our Prime Minister, Anders Fogh Rasmussen (AFR), has been in the media a couple of times lately.

The story of the matter is that there is a certain journalist from one of the Danish tabloid newspapers that the Prime Minister have refused to be interviewed by for years.

There's been a number of attacks on AFR for this reason, especially from the communist party "Enhedslisten". They claim that AFR…

The Adobe hegemony

Published on Fri, 2007-05-11 - 14:56

I am currently at the Adobe Creative Suite 3 Launch Seminar at CinemaxX, Fisketorvet, Copenhagen, Denmark. I've been here since 09:00 watching the Adobe employees presenting their new creations.

It is very impressive. Profoundly riveting. Neigh unbelieveable. They have made many changes to their immense software line-up, and while none of them are particularly earth-shattering, it is very impressive how well they've managed to get everything working together coherently.

The new features demonstrated today are going to save armies of…


Published on Wed, 2007-04-11 - 14:47

I can't believe the news today. The danish bus drivers are on strike again. They want higher salaries, but then who does not?

It's all thanks to the labour unions. They've made a big deal of whipping their members into a frenzy this year, talking about how Denmark can "afford it". To me, that's a completely ridiculous notion. The Danish workforce has gotten so used to this twisted thinking that their salaries should always increase faster than the inflation.…

Summer is coming

Published on Sun, 2007-04-08 - 21:04

Its officially a very long time since I last blogged here. The year 2007 has proved to be very interesting so far. There's been a lot of activity at my church lately, and work has also been busy. Our fiscal year ended december 31st, and since then, we've been quite busy in the accounting department. On top of that, I have all the technical stuff to take care of as well.

Servers needing maintenance, printers needing fixing, offices needing relocation,…



Published on Sat, 2007-01-06 - 20:48

My recent trip to USA has certainly been educating. I got many of my presumptions confirmed over there, but I'd have to revise some of them. Which is good. I like to get my perceptions and paradigms challenged. Reminds me that I'm not perfect.

Nevertheless, I am impressed by American society in many ways. Sadly, I live in a very anti-American society (socialists does not like America, for obvious reasons), a country where "American conditions" means something like "too much",…

Blogging over the Atlantic

Published on Tue, 2006-12-26 - 17:12

So, here I am at almost 11 km. above surface level, not far from the coast of Iceland. We have been in the air for a little more than two hours. Still 7 more hours to go until we touch down in Chicago, and then I'll fly American the rest of the way to Kansas City.

Annoyingly, my hind quarters are already getting sore. We just had the in-flight meal, and since we're flying Scandinavian, we had mashed potatoes with…


A warning about (mt) Media Temple

Published on Tue, 2006-12-19 - 04:08

Well, I do not do these kind of things very often, but I feel compelled to warn you to stay away from (mt) Media Temple and their much touted (gs) Grid Server service.

I read about their service on the web somewhere and decided to try it out. It sounded too good to be true (and it was): 100 GB of storage, 1 TB of traffic, 100 individual sites.

I talked my boss into doing a test with it, and…

We're back

Published on Thu, 2006-12-14 - 18:37

After a rather nasty episode with a DDoS attack and a lot of trouble with my webhosting-provider, my site is finally back.

In other news, I've disabled comments on the site, since I currently don't have the time to deal with all the spam that's coming in.

The fate of man

Published on Sun, 2006-12-03 - 01:06

I've been watching the blogosphere a lot these last six months, and I've seen some rather disturbing things that have more than confirmed my suspicions of the contemporary political systems.

Most of the videos I've seen comes from America. I think the people over there are simultaneously worse and better off than the people in Denmark, though it is hard to evaluate.

I've seen three videos I'd like to recommend

Where there is no vision, the people perish

Published on Fri, 2006-11-10 - 18:21

I've taken an interest in Danish politics, and a thing that really bothers me, is the apparent lack of vision in all Danish politicians.

When I say apparent, it is with the realisation that politicians are (probably) human somewhere beneath the carefully groomed image of a good, honest and just person. And I'd like to think that most people have visions. Or at least a vision. A craving deep down to accomplish or attain something. If only a weak idea…