Decay

Published on Tue, 2006-10-03 - 15:51

The perhaps greatest curse of this world is how everything decays. Wear and tear, aging. Everything withers, fades, falls apart and corrupts. The only thing humans create that doesn't require maintenance is thoughts, ideas. If it can be written down, or digitised and thus copied, it has a chance of escaping the jaws of time.

I had a nasty reminder of that recently. My old computer gave up after a thunderstorm. Now it boots very slowly and crashes randomly. It's…

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Percussive maintenance

Published on Wed, 2006-09-20 - 20:46

I just managed to stumble over Officeslang.com -- although I've seen most of them before, there were some funnies I'd like to share:

  • Percussive Maintenance -- The fine art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work again.
  • Seagull Manager -- A manager who flies in, makes a lot of noise, shits over everything and then leaves.
  • Ohnosecond -- That minuscule fraction of time during which you realize you've just made a terrible error.…

Eventful days

Published on Fri, 2006-09-15 - 17:31

I got my new camera yesterday, a Canon PowerShot A620. It's brilliant. I'll post some pictures some time. Shortly after getting the camera and playing with it, me and my colleague, Andreas went for a waterside lunchbreak. Which we came to regret.

We drove down there in a borrowed car, a two months old Toyota Avensis. A really nice car. Parked it on a side road to “Strandvejen”, the road that runs along the coast from Copenhagen to Elsinore.…

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Awake at dawn

Published on Sat, 2006-09-02 - 06:04

I don't remember when I last was up this early. It's a long time ago, anyways. I've been up since 3:30 this morning, so I'm feeling quite dizzy.

Right now, I'm working on setting up a new file server for the office. I'm going to deploy with Gentoo and SELinux. It's my first time with SELinux, so this is going to be interesting. I hope it works out.

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A new home - and where I didn't want to go today...

Published on Wed, 2006-08-23 - 20:23

So, we've finally moved into our new house in Gentofte (an up-scale suburb of Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark). We were finally done moving stuff around at 2 in the morning. Then I got a few hours of much needed sleep, whereafter I had to get up to return the van we rented to move all our stuff in. Then off to work. Work was as it usually is. Chalenging, demanding, rewarding. Good.

So, now I'm in my new bed…

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Navision is teh crap

Published on Fri, 2006-06-23 - 09:36

I'm so unfortunate to be using Microsoft Business Solutions Navision in my daily work. It is normally rather good for a Microsoft application, but look at it's latest trick. Yes, the sidebar has decided that it should take up the entire workspace -- even more than that, since the resize handle is not available either.

I tried to call Microsoft to hear if there were perhaps any bugfix releases or something like that, but they just informed me that I'd…

TurboGears is brilliant

Published on Wed, 2006-06-21 - 22:46

Some time ago, I wrote a small piece about TurboGears, with a link to a review I read on O'Reilly.

Since then I've studied and played with it a lot, and I can only say it's changed my worldview quite a bit. As those who know me, know, I've tinkered with programming for the web since autumn 2002, where I started with some rather immature PHP-hacking. Since then, I've learned a lot. Studied "real" programming languages, like C,…

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Open standards, hooray!

Published on Thu, 2006-06-01 - 22:24

So, it would seem that we're really getting open standards in Denmark. A majority for a new law is forming in our parliament, Folketinget.

If it passes, all public authorities are required to start introducing open standards for communication by 2008. You can read more (in danish) here.

I'd think that big Bill won't be pleased. I most certainly don't pray and hope that Microsoft won't get their new document standard ratified by ISO. If so, this might…

Of new designs, updates and monstrous printers

Published on Thu, 2006-05-25 - 13:49

As you might have discovered by now, I've changed the theme for this website. I downloaded a theme named niftyCorners, and now I intend to customize it. I look forward to getting a design with a bit more character on this page.

Also, Drupal was updated yesterday, so I've updated all my sites to 4.7.1. It went like a breeze. Good job, Drupal-people.

In other notes, we got a new printer at the office yesterday. It's a wizzy color laser…

Moving to greener fields

Published on Tue, 2006-05-23 - 07:42

So, I've changed webhosting-companies. Now I use TextDrive.

I won't go into a long story about what has driven me to this, but all I can say is that I've had a lot of trouble with hosting in the past, and now I've gotten to the point where I've realised that cheap hosting is... cheap. And for a reason.

So now I pay a lot more for it, but at least I'm sure it works the way I want…

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