For all the problems USB Type-C has, the fact that it doesn't matter which way you insert the cable is just magical.
For all the problems USB Type-C has, the fact that it doesn't matter which way you insert the cable is just magical.
Interesting real life example on how a world without net nutrality looks like in Portugal: https://www.meo.pt/internet/internet-movel/telemovel/pacotes-com-telemovel (via fefe)
Varberg ✈ Łódź
For the first time in my adult life I'm in poland outside of Upper Silecia. But just for work for two days in Łódź.
Varberg 🚂 Gothenburg ✈ Helsinki ✈Osaka 🚂 Kyoto 🚂 Tokyo
Let the holidays begin! Second time Japan, I'm so looking forward to eat real sushi again, you can't imagine! And I plan to go and do some night photography in Tokyo, and go to a random JRock/JMetal show. Two weeks should be enough to cover a lot.
I would absolutelly vote against propriatary solutions like LastPass which might do what they say, which also could send all your passwords in plain text to the operator, you can't know because you can't look into the program and check what its doing, and so can nobody else either.
I suggest using free software (free like in liberty) where you or someone else can look at the code and find out what its doing. One of those is KeePassX https://www.keepassx.org/ like LastPass it is also available for all your devices like your Mac or Windows computer and also mobile phones, etc.
It has also a password generator build in, but what it doesn't is sync between devices, it just saves a incrypted database file on the current device. You can sync this file yourself with iCloud, DropBox, GoogleDrive etc. But if you don't want to rely on a commercial operator you could do it like me and use SyncThing https://syncthing.net/ which does basically what DropBox does which is syncing files between devices, but it is free software (as in libre) and doesn't need a central server like the others do, it just syncs the files between the devices themselves peer to peer.
This way you can trust the whole chain because everything is free software and checked by many people so id doesn't do evil. A nice byproduct is also that everything is free as in beer, so you don't need to pay any monthly fee or anything and you can be sure that this software will keep working even after the other companies stop providing those services.
A couple of interesting articles on the IndieWeb right now:
Reflections on Two Years of #Indieweb - Alex Kearney - https://kongaloosh.com/e/2017/6/22/hello-world
Not giving up on IndieWeb - Jeremy Cherfas - https://www.jeremycherfas.net/blog/not-giving-up-on-indieweb
The confusion about the indieweb - Colin Walker - https://colinwalker.blog/2017/06/22/the-confusion-about-the-indieweb/
Re: Making the IndieWeb easier for Generation 2 users - John Johnston - http://johnjohnston.info/blog/re-chris-aldrich-on-making-the-indieweb-easier-for-generation-2-users/
"Say my name." - "You're Heisenberg." - "You're gosh darn right!"
Breaking Bad Jr. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmnJGui7bDs
I got goose bumps watching it.
Wow, what a great advertisment video for Varberg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIxXahQMpWk I've been at Hallifornia last year and saw many of the things they show in the video. But damn it makes me wanna go to Varberg during the summer ;)
'A French army marching band medleys Daft Punk at the end of the Bastille Day parade on Friday. Donald Trump looks somewhat bemused as they perform Get Lucky and some of the group’s other hits. French president Emmanuel Macron smiles as other dignitaries clap and dance along.'
Who's idea was it to install Windows on the computers which monitor the radiation in Chernobyl? http://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/chernobyl-nuclear-power-plant-hit-10697960
Didn't get polio today, again! So lit! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VGs2PCHc
"Poland tells EU to BRING IT: Warsaw vows to fight penalty for refusing to accept refugees" http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/817289/poland-fight-eu-penalty-european-commission-refusing-refugees-migrant-crisis
It's unbelievable. As long they were in deep shit and milions of polish people emigrated to other european countries to take peoples work, while the EU pumped in money into polish infrastructure, the EU was embraced. Now that we tell them to help to devide the burdon of other migrants comming into europe they refuse to help.
How can people be so short sighted and not make the connection? Either that or they're just selfish parasites who take as long as they can and walk away once you try to include them to be able to help more people.
Interesting to see the life journey of a semi-famous developer who did great work on the Mac Internet Explorer rendering engine on the brink of the 2000's and today (besides working at Mozilla) co-teaches Yoga classes: http://tantek.com/2017/160/t1/ytt-co-teaching-public-yoga-class
I'm watching "The Man in the High Castle" and this one Nazi antagonist with the sick son is terribly likable.
Preparing for the first virtual Homebrew Website Club https://jeena.net/events/25
I missed that it was today so I'm joining from the train for the first hour.
Gothenburg 🛫 Zürich
My nieces first birthday party in Switzerland, it's a pitty that I live so far away but it's super cool to have another reason to visit Switzerland 👼😀😍
Haha the security guards at Berlin airport were super impressed about my new Samsung Galaxy S8, they even got some colegues over to check it out. At some point there were 5 people around touching it and talking about it ^^.
Google maps seems to be running in the background on my phone and suggested me to upload a photo from the restaurant I'm in right now. Creepy, and why is it uaing power from the battery for stuff like this?
Today I was cycling to take some landscape photos and came by an anthill which I decided to film instead of just taking a picture which really didn't work to show all the business going on there. I also like all the birds tweeting in the background.
Oh man, damn, I almost did a thing, the trains still aren't going so I went on the bus and am sitting there with my noise canceling earphones and just before we go the bus driver asks: "How many of you are going to Falkenberg, Halmstad, Laholm?", I was quite quick to leave this bus. Luckily the Gothenburg bus was waiting in line so I got it.
At last weeks http://foss-north.se/ I recorded some of the talks, many are online now: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQvR8lgE9rishcKT_hZT6eQ
A short video-blog style video I created of the fotage me and my brothen shot while on the vaccation in Italy.
Damn, it's so cold in Sweden.
Really cool short movie recorded in one take with one drone https://vimeo.com/211551365
Now we're in Siracusa (Sicily, Italy) for 2 days. We've seen the greek and roman theatres, went for beers yesterday in the old city and went swimming too!
Wow, a demo movie recorded in HD in New York in 1993: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT4lDU-QLUY
It's really weird because normally all HD videos you see today were recorded recently, this kind of messes with your head.
Gothenburg ✈ Rome - And the vaccation begins!
Me and my brother are going to Rome for one day and then we're taking a car down to Sicily to be able to see the scenery on the way. At the end we plan to go back to Rome to see how they celebrate easter in the Vatican.
Already the second time I'm relying on Facebooks "marked safe during ..." feature.
First they came for the muslims, but I kept quiet because I wasn't a muslim www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-adi-fourth-amendment-airport-cellphone-search-20170407-story.html
I just released #9 of my podcast "Jeenas Excellent Encounters" this time I was talking to Shahin Ghazinouri and Zeeshan Ali about getting a license to fly planes and helicopters, which they have.
Enjoy and spread the word: https://jeena.net/pods/9
Btw. If you have a story to tell and would like to be interviewed, please contact me and let me visit you with my equipment.
I wonder when it will be possible to comment on podcasts from the podcast player. The technology is there but nobody puts it together.
SoundCloud could offer this even with audio comments in their player but I'd rather see something open anyway.
Oh kind of cool, my feedreader has been featured on the "OMG Ubuntu" blog http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/03/tiny-tiny-rss-desktop-client
I'll be in Nuernberg at Embedded World next week https://www.embedded-world.de/en come by and say hi!
I finally added a combined feed of everything to my website https://jeena.net/all.atom
Last week I recorded another episode of my podcast "Jeenas Excellent Encounters", this time wich P Celine Marckert and it is about Horses and ADHD.
Btw. don't be shy to comment if you like, I'd love to get feedback about how I'm doing with the podcast, what you like, what you don't etc.
Via a YouTube video on physics: "Light travels faster than sound, that's why some people appear bright until they speak."
I just spent 1.5 hours on ice skates, it is so much fun for me, I don't understand why I'm not doing it more often.
I'm listening to a couple of photography podcasts, watch a lot of videos about photography on YouTube and started reading some photography related blogs. There seems to be consesus that if you're a photographer then you need to be on Instagram because that is the platform to be as a photographer.
I don't quite understand why, it's not really made for that, it's made for uploading snapshots you took with your phone, not photographs you took with your DSLR. It's complicated to get your pictures from the DSLR on Instagram and they resize them to really really small so a lot of details just get lost.
I still would like to understand why it is consideret as the platform to be on as a photographer. It might be because of the user numbers, but Facebook has at least as many.
Today we recorded a new episode of my podcast, we talked about last weekends FOSDEM, which is a super big free and open source developer conferance in Brussels (Belgium). I was joined by Jeremiah C. Foster and Zeeshan Ali.
I was at FOSDEM in Brussels last weekend, here is a album with pictures: https://flic.kr/s/aHskQKPfAJ
I get why photographers charge so much money for photobooks. It's fun to shoot the pictures but once you have them the real work begins.
It's almost impossible to pay someone to do all this work for you because it is so expensive, I guess that's why people most of the time only do it when they marry.
A Few Reasons Why You Should Have Your Own Blog (by a photographer) https://fstoppers.com/originals/few-reasons-why-you-should-have-your-own-blog-161417
Webmention is now a W3C recommendation: https://www.w3.org/blog/news/archives/6052
I blogged about "Why I switched from OS X to Linux" https://jeena.net/why-i-switchedfrom-osx-to-linux
So Medium is laying off 1/3 of their work force https://blog.medium.com/renewing-mediums-focus-98f374a960be#.n8mfrybjq
I'm not judging, because I think they're right, they need to refocus back to something else and not go the Ads revenue row like everybody else because it's a dead end for them.
But this reminds us that even the most promissing companies will need to refocus and you always should own your own content on your own domain so you don't lose the URLs to your articles.
Here is a album full of this christmas' pictures, for everyone interested https://www.flickr.com/photos/jeena/albums/72157676413839302
Merry Christmas everyone!
Me and my brother performing "Leise rieselt der Schnee"
Good news! "Vinyl sales made more than downloads last week" http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-38221420 I'm one of those people helping with that.
Are you a developer on OS X? "Nobody was aware of the fact that data is being send to Google every time you execute a command with brew." via https://tobiastom.name/notes/7a79eed0
I just arrived at this sureal end of YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm2C_pnaz-4 again.
I bought one of those smart light bulbs http://www.yeelight.com/en_US/product/wifi-led-w and you can use them offline via WiFi but the first time you have to connect with their special app. So I wanted to install it and it needs all of those permissions:
All I want is my light bulp to connect to my internal wifi-network and to give it the password so it can log in. This should be a one time thing and should never involve the microphone or the pictures I have on my phone.
So somehow I was able to fuck up all my 3 computers which I have at home.
The one from work where I had debian on tells me it can't boot into Arch.
On my new one I tried to install Windows for gaming which first fucked up everything but I was able to fix that. Windows and Arch booted fine, windows can't find wifi and ethernet, I run an update on arch now the login screen doesn't come up and it can't find any network adapters. But on the arch live CD everything works great.
On my old laptop suddenly no wifi password works anymore even though they are correct. But at least ethernet works so I can try to find sollutions.
This will take a lot of time to fix.
I always had the feeling but never could point to any reasearch: "Internet trolls are even more hostile when they’re using their real names, a study finds"
After 8 years, I bought it in 2008, my 24" screen died. It was a BenQ G2400W https://www.amazon.com/BenQ-G2400W-24-inch-LCD-Monitor/dp/B000XUU5LG/
I think it's quite ok, I've used it almost every single day for several hours, especially during the time I worked from home for 5 years. It was really cheap, I think I paid less than 350 EUR for it in 2008.
So now it's time for a new one and I have to say that I'm disapointed, especially about the sizes and prices in comperison to what you could get 8 years ago. Do you have any tipps on sceens with good value?
Interesting, this story is the real world scenario which actually happened. And those things are why I couldn't get me to invest in developing for iOS. In short, the iOS is a walled garden, users and devs are just visitors and the host, Apple, can decide who can get in or has to go out. They can do it for whatever reason, independent of if the visitors agree or not.
This is what happened: https://blog.kapeli.com/apple-removed-dash-from-the-app-store
This is how other devs ('addicted to'/'depending off' Apple) see it: https://marco.org/2016/10/10/dash-app-removal
Göteborg ✈️ Kraków, to meet my niece again! Just a short trip over a long weekend.
Today I will be speaking about IndieWeb at the PHP meetup in Gothenburg https://www.meetup.com/PHP-Goteborg/events/234196466/
Wow, what a great idea!
"EU plans to give free Interrail pass to every 18-year-old in Europe on their birthday" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/interrail-passes-free-eu-parliament-debate-europe-train-tickets-a7339466.html
"... Such a programme would give all young people, regardless of their social or educational background, the opportunity to discover Europe’s diversity, and promote Interrail travel as a pragmatic way of reducing Europe’s carbon footprint." http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-%2f%2fEP%2f%2fTEXT%2bOQ%2bO-2016-000117%2b0%2bDOC%2bXML%2bV0%2f%2fEN&language=EN
Jay Z about how big of a epic fail the war on drugs is in the US https://static01.nyt.com/video/players/offsite/index.html?videoId=100000004642370
Feel like a jetsetter, on the plane to Zürich for a long weekend to attend my first nieces baptism :)
It's this time of the month again, a new episode of my podcast 'Jeenas Excellent Encounters' is out!
This time we are talking about a kind of a heavy topic, adoption and how it affects the children and everyone around.
Check it out at: https://jeena.net/pods/5
So, after 16 hours in the car yesterday traveling from Tärnaby to Varberg, I'm back at work today. It was an awesome holiday.
Something like that happened to me too: www.omaha.com/news/metro/omaha-dad-finds-pot-brownies-eats-of-them-says-mean/article_385099cc-649c-11e6-86a8-4728d60cb7fe.html
On my lil-sisters 18th birthday I didn't drink anything because I had to work at 5 in the morning. She had a big party with live bands and stuff. I helped out a lot with all the tech stuff during the day and evening. Once almost everyone was gone I was looking for something to eat and found cupcakes, which she got frome her best friend who was a cook, they wele dellicous!
Then I slept for 3 hours on a table which was tilted to the left a bit, but it was the only place I could get some sleap before work. When I woke up and tried to walk I too tilted to the left but didn't know why, I assumed because of the table I was sleeping on.
A couple of her friends were dirving my way so they took me with them so I could get to work, but becaule I always fell to the left they had to grab me a bit and help me on the way. I was thinking that this was super strange because I didn't drink a drop of alcohol the night before. At work it took a couple of hours before I stopped falling slightly to the left.
Anyway a couple of weeks later she was telling me about those special cupcakes. I ate four of them because I was so hungry.
Check out the guys who inspired me to record my own Podcast. They interview creatives, makers and creators: http://montrealsauce.com/
They mentioned me in a blogpost too: https://www.patreon.com/posts/jeenas-excellent-6467133
A new version of my feed reader is out, I added full screen and a night mode. I also relicensed it from BSD to GPL v3 and fixed some long standing bugs. https://github.com/jeena/FeedTheMonkey/releases/tag/v2.2.0
It's time for the second episode of "Jeenas Excellent Encounters", this time with me Kristofer and Markus who are really in to Retrogames. They are also two of those who organise the yearly Retrospelsmässan in Gothenburg with several thousends visitors.
So I hope you have fun listening and don't forget to subscribe to the RSS feed in yor podcast manager app, so you wan't miss the next episode.
Everyone! I am making a Podcast! And I call it: "Jeenas Excellent Encounters" It's a podcast about me, meeting interestingg people and interviewing them about a topic close to their heart.
The first episode with Jeremiah is out now, where we speak about his career as a cook in New York and his transition into a Free and Open Source evangelist: https://jeena.net/pods/1
Two more will be released this weekend. You can listen and subscribe to them on https://jeena.net/pods and I wrote a longer blog post where I explain everything in more detail too: https://jeena.net/jee-podcast
Feel free to share so I can reach people who are interested in somethng like this :) And of course any kind of feedback is welcome too, public and private.
I just got those Bose QuietComfort 35 noise canceling headphones and I'm really suprised how good they are. On the train there are always loud people, at work we have a big room where almost everybody sits, and I get really easy distracted by something like this. I only tested it a little bit but for now I'm impressed.
I'm looking for a new laptop and comparing the CPUs, the nubers tell me nothing http://ark.intel.com/compare/88194,47341
What the heck is going on? Watching the Ben Heck Show and suddenly I see my own brother in it! https://youtu.be/FnPf6xO0uuQ?t=1m51s
I really would love this open source alternative to Siri/Cortana/Echo which is called Mycroft to work, it doesn't even have to be as good as the closed source alternatives. Sadly the, in my eyes most important, speech to text component is just an empty repo on Github https://github.com/MycroftAI/openstt
It doesn't say it on the website but I have been listening to a couple of podcasts where their CEO was on and when asked, he told them that they'll be using Google for that.
Don't get me wrong, there is a lot more to this system than speach to text, but if everything I am saying is going to a 3rd party server then the whole free software thing seems meaningless.
You never see as many Swedes at the train station as on the Thursday before midsummer, the same with Systembolaget where you can buy alcohol.
Wow, I'm super impressed of the automatic live Skype translation. It listens to what you say and then translates it and speaks it in the other language. And it's quite fast too.
Finally I can use my Intel compute stick for something meaningfull, I can watch the football em on it because it is has a x86 prozessor it can run flash which in 2016 seems to be the only technology which is able to stream live video.
There is one thing I miss which was much better while I was working from home, the coffe. I make so much better coffy than all the machines at work, it makes me almost want to stop drinking coffe at work. Actually I basically have done that, while others drink between 3 and 8 cups I most days only get one coffe.
Aarne Ranta about http://www.grammaticalframework.org/ some day I'd love to work with that.
Perhaps we should add a textarea to https://woodwind.xyz/ so one could initiate apost from it on their own website?
Alessandro Rubini is a good speaker, adding a funny joke every couple of sentences in his talk about 'time' at #fossnorth2016
Sitting at #fossnorth2016 which just started. Interesting stuff but also a bit too startup focused yet. But I think we'll do more interesting stuff soon :)
Damn, something uncool happened tonight. Someone broke in into my appartment while I was sleeping and they stole my old shit. A 6-years old iMac, a soundcard, microphones, a 6-years old Nikkon D5000 and my shitty Jolla phone. Everything worth under 400 EUR, if you get it sold at all.
I have a backup of my data, and the password-keychain is behind the admin-password so I should be ok, but I didn't have a login password, which I guess I shold have had. Meh, a shitty way to start the week.
You don't see people often move from OS X to Windows (mostly they move to Linux), but Christopher did just that and blogged about it. That's an interesting read http://www.savethis.space/2016/woe-is-pc-not-quite
I'm just back from watching the '84 movie "The Neverending Story" at my local cinema and man this movie is so good, and I have to say it is really worth it to watch it at the cinema. With the great sound rumbly bass and big screen it really is something special.
And the scene with Artax in the Swamp Of Sadness, it is such a good scene, it got me back then when I saw it the first time in the cinema when I was seven, I was in the middle of the swamp of sadness, so sad myself that I could feel myself sinking together with the horse. Same feeling today, such a good scene.
But you can't just watch the scene you have to watch how the movie portraits the friendship between Artax and Atreyu, and then loosing such a good friend to sadness/depression, this is some fucked up shit. I heard that in the book Artax speaks and you get to know why he is so sad.
So, finally i installed the BlockSite Firefox addon to remove all links to medium.com because it bothers me that people don't use their own domains for publishing on the free web.
Normally I don't really agree (https://jeena.net/comments/651) with how Marco Arment sees the podcasting world, but today I got suprised and his last blogpost (https://marco.org/2016/05/07/apple-role-in-podcasting) is like spoken from my heart, I fully agree with everything he says there. If you're a podcast listener, read it.
So far the best use of VR I've yet seen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNk4XMlFsPQ
Haha, wow, those bikes are awesome! I would definitely buy one: http://www.booooooom.com/2016/05/09/bicycles-built-based-on-peoples-attempts-to-draw-them-from-memory/
So many years I've been showing the date/time of the creation of the file of my pictures which was when I exported them from Lightroom instead of when I shot them. Now I finally fixed that by using "Date Original" instead. But now I'm afraid that I forgot to change back the timezone from Tokyo two years ago on my camera, so all the photos have the wrong time anyway ^^.
Watching some of the streamed stuff from the IndieWebCamp in Duesseldorf this weekend, one of the good things is that you can fast forward stuff which are slow or you're not interested in :D
Using decentralised IndieWeb technologies looks much more like an option now, doesn't it?
"WhatsApp, Used by 100 Million Brazilians, Was Shut Down Nationwide Today by a Single Judge"
So I just found a band today which seems mega awesome. They're called "The Maximum Hormone" and are from Japan and they mix at least 4 musical styles in each song. Take this for example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdwT5JlH8gM they start with screamo and hardcore, then change to funk then rock, back to screamo and then alternative pop and after that it gets really weird.
And the crowd loves them, check out the live video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCGSCxv1Jec and look and wonder what this super big crowd does, everybody is headbanging from the first line to the last.
So I went and bought https://louisck.net/show/horace-and-pete and it is so tragic, after every episode you feel shitty. But you still want to see the next one. I just watched the third episode which was really remarkable but so dark, so dark ...
Wow, awesome pictures of abandoned places https://overgivnaplatserarminmedicin.com/ and the last batch is from Fun City which is here in Varberg where I live, I should go there and take some pictures myself!
Early morning, akready in Nürnberg on my way back to work to Göteborg, via Berlin. I'll be there at about half past ten, hopefully.
Christian https://wwwtech.de/, do you receive webmentions on your homepage?
Finally after a month, I had the time and the idea how to remotly fix the CCTV in my parents house in Poland.
so I really need to travel less, every time I do it is complicated. Now the flight to berlin is delayed so I will miss my next to Nűrnberg.
Here is my test post for https://webmention.rocks/
https://webmention.rocks/test/1 https://webmention.rocks/test/2 https://webmention.rocks/test/3 https://webmention.rocks/test/4 https://webmention.rocks/test/5 https://webmention.rocks/test/6 https://webmention.rocks/test/7 https://webmention.rocks/test/8 https://webmention.rocks/test/9 https://webmention.rocks/test/10 https://webmention.rocks/test/11 https://webmention.rocks/test/12 https://webmention.rocks/test/13 https://webmention.rocks/test/14
Just booked a flight and the hotel for the IndieWebCamp in Nuernberg in one week http://indiewebcamp.com/2016/Nuremberg and after that a week I am staying at my parents for a week because they live near there. I'm hoping for great weather.
"What 95 percent of all suicide attacks have in common, since 1980, is not religion, but a specific strategic motivation to respond to a military intervention, often specifically a military occupation, of territory that the terrorists view as their homeland or prize greatly."
Awesome short after-work by the sea with friends. Brace yourself, summer is coming.
I'm on my way to Germany to visit my parents over easter. Normally it takes about 11 hours by train from Varberg to Würzburg, where my father often gets me and we drive the last hour by car.
Sadly today it will take double the time, abour 24 hours, first the problem with the Swedish-Danish border, where it takes about half an hour extra time. But then something happened in Copenhagen so I had to wait for 3 hours just to realize that the train only would get me a bit on my way in Denmark. After that I'm sitting on the bus for hours, like right now.
I should have arrived in Würzburg at about 21:00 but today I'm arriving in Hamburg at 21:45 which is too late for any reasonable train to go to bavaria. Now I have to take the train to Köln and then in the middle of the night the next one from there to Würzburg. This way I will arrive there at 7 am the next day.
I am trying to use airplanes less, but they're not making it especially easy for me.
We had a really nice afterwork at Pelagicore today, and it was my turn to choose the beer for everyone and it feels that I did a great job :D
Always the same problem. I wake up look at my hair and decide to trim it. I take the hair trimmer and start doing what needs to be done. I'm done with one half of my head and starting the other half, the trimmer shows that it has still battery power to go for about 27 minutes and stops in the middle of the trimming. I look like a freak, I can't go to work like that!
And it takes ages to load the trimmer, normally I load it over night. I will get me one which you can use plugged in.
We went fencing today, it was super awesome to try it and really really hard, I did sweat a lot!
Another reason why I don't want to use Spotify, they don't have anyone working on the Linux version anymore: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/03/spotify-linux-no-development
I don't get why they don't just make the Linux client free software so people at least could fix bugs themselves.
Interesting, my brother is one of the guys behind this, they wrote a VST plugin (it's for music programs like Ableton Live, etc.) with which you can change parameters in Pure Data, which is a visual programming language for creating interactive computer music and multimedia works, patches. This way you can even automate morphing of your patches, etc. At least that is how I understand it, I'm not really good in creating music on a computer yet. http://pd-pulp.net/
Now they also started releasing patches everyone can use: http://patchstorage.com/platform/pd-pulp/
I really need to get down and learn about it, it seems to open so many doors for creativity.
How to install Swedish BankID on Sailfish OS https://jeena.net/bank-id-sailfish-os #jolla
"So the question is not whether capitalism will survive the technological innovations it is spawning.
The more interesting question is whether capitalism will be succeed by something resembling a Matrix dystopia, or something much closer to a Star Trek-like society where machines serve the humans, and the humans expend their energies exploring the universe and indulging in long debates about the meaning of life in some ancient, Athenian-like high tech agora."
After one day at FOSDEM I'm left with mixed feelings. Yes, many of the talks are quite interesting, but that's about it with the positive news.
The cowd is almost creapily homogenous, only men in my age, skin color, background, etc.
It's 6pm and I'm in my first talk where a woman participates. But she wasn't allowed to give the talk on her own, a white man my age is doing most of the talking, even though se clearly is the one with the more interesting stuff to say.
They really need to do a much better job in choosing the speakers, this will also attract a more diverse crowd.
We're on our way to FOSDEM in Belgium! 9 people from Pelagicore, this is gonna be fun!
If you're near Gothenburg in Sweden next week come by and listen to my talk about the IndieWeb on the 4th, you need a free ticket from https://www.eventbrite.com/e/foss-gbg-om-indieweb-tickets-20911762645
On my way to Germany to Christians birthday party in Steinfurt, wohoo! I just hope he doesn't forget to get me in Düsseldorf!
Watch the live stream of the IndieWebCamp in New York now: https://youtu.be/r_A695Fkvdg
A nice read by some other guy about the 10 days Vipassana meditation retreat I attended 3 years ago too: https://micaelwidell.com/my-first-10-day-vipassana-retreat/
I'm often coding on the train while commuting. This seems to be something many people do now. Right now on the 4 small tables my eye can reach there are 4 computers. The first guy has VirtualBox open and does something, the second has Android Studio open with a dark theme and codes away, the third is coding in Visual Studio and I'm coding in Emacs.
I have to say that I kind of like the programming language Go. In only 333 lines of code I was able to reimplement those parts of the Subsonic API which I needed so it would work with the Clementine client. Sure it is spagetti code yet but I'm positivelly suprised! https://github.com/jeena/sonicmonkey
Super cool and interestimg new years resolution by Anomalily:
"Buy no new clothing- the one exception to this rule is shoes and gloves. I am allowed to get clothing for free, and to sew anything I would like."
My plan for today and tomorrow: Varberg 🚆 Göteborg ✈ Zürich 🚌 Burgpreppach 🚌 Świerczyniec
So it is the time to see the next Star Wars at the cinema, wohooo! They force me to watch advertising now even though I payed good money to get in, what's up with that? Where is the cinema AdBlock when you need it?
"A Saudi millionaire has been cleared of raping a teenager after claiming he might have accidentally penetrated the 18-year-old when he tripped and fell on her." at a London court. Couldn't Assange try to claim this too?
I don't like to be bullshited, and I feel bullshited by Mozilla right now. A couple of days ago they said they would drop Thunderbird: "Many inside of Mozilla, ..., feel the need to be laser-focused on activities like Firefox that can have an industry-wide impact," http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/12/thunderbird-a-tax-on-firefox-development-and-mozilla-wants-to-drop-it/
And today they present a new Project, a content blocker for iOS: https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2015/12/08/announcing-focus-by-firefox-a-content-blocker-for-ios/ who gives a fuck? Aren't there enough adblockers for iOS already?
That is not how "laser-focused on Firefox" looks like, Mozilla.
Oh wow, nice, Apple is using CMake for Swift: https://github.com/apple/swift/blob/master/CMakeLists.txt
Not even the Onion could write a better headline:
"ISIS Bataclan terrorist who killed 89 people was trained to shoot by FRENCH POLICE at gun club after shaving off his beard to avoid suspicion"
Check out my bands newest music video! https://youtu.be/rtyWNsy5Lrk It turned out super cool with a real storyline!
This American life explains what's about all the weird "OMG you'r so pretty" comments on highschool girls selfies on social media. Super interesting conclusion http://feed.thisamericanlife.org/~r/talpodcast/~3/qdru1tdEJVU/status-update
I'm trying to write a small jinglemachine, I have a Akai MPK mini keyboard with 8 pads and I want to write some lower level C code to play wav when I press the pads. And finally a small success, with help of the ALSA C lib http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc/alsa-lib/ I am able to get the events when I press the pads. I mostly do it just to learn about C coding, that is why I don't use already written code.
A lot of people seem to post their own stuff on https://medium.com but when I follow an interesting link description and suddenly I see that it is posted on medium I suddenly loose interest in reading it. It feels that if a person doesn't even have their own website with their own history of posts I would be able to dive in then they probably don't have enough interesting things to say anyway.
Really moving movie "Dallas Buyers Club" Matthew McConaughey really must have pushed his body to look that rough.
Today while I was waiting for my train back home at the train station in Gothenburg I found 5 shell casings of a caliber 5.7 mm and one of 7.62 mm caliber just lying around under a table. I got the police who were around anyway and showed it to them. They told me that those were used and collected them.
The #beer is bubbling! #brewing
People who loudly speak on their telephone for my entire hour of commuting ...
A blog post about my last weeks journey about "How to eat less meat?" https://jeena.net/how-to-eat-less-meat
Please stop blaiming the refugees for what happened in Paris and realize that those are the people they're trying to get away from.
After a stressful week at work I'm watching the movie Office Space to see that others struggle with the same shit as I do.
Homebrew Website Club in Gothenburg on wednesday, join us! https://jeena.net/events/8
Every time I'm done with a TV series which I really liked it feels like if I lost something or someone. Especially if the characters are very likable, because suddenly I can't take part in their lives anymore, they just vanish. It happend with the Trailer Park Boys, Parks and Recreations and now with Angel Beats!
This looks really promissing: http://techcrunch.com/2015/10/21/youtube-red/ YouTube without adds plus the ability to lock the screen on the phone and still be able to listen to audio (and as a bonus some music stuff from Google). For $10 per month. I kind of want this because of the add-free YouTube and if this works perhaps there will be more content providers who will offer to go add-free if you give them some money.
Twitter, it's too late. https://github.com/jeena/Twittia won't ever be resurrected #helloworld
El Capitan doesn't see any inputs nor outputs on my Focusrite Saffire 6 USB 2.0 sound card, bummer :-(
This https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10370320 sounds like a part of a plot for Mr. Robot S02
Tomorrow Hoggatah, my band, is playing in Varberg at Bruket during the world's biggest music festival attempt. If everything works out we'll get into the Guness World records book which would be awesome!
Yesterday I've been to a talk Qt for Android, This morning I saw Qt for Windows 10 and now I'm about to see Qt for iOS. #QtWS15
On my way to ✈ Berlin for the Qt World Summit #QtWS15
I often feel that this is not quite known in the automotive business, but: "Open Source is free as in puppy. It comes with responsibilities." (via https://www.christianheilmann.com/2015/09/30/of-impostor-syndrome-and-running-in-circles-part-3/)
In the meaning that releasing a project open source is as free (money and responsibility wise) as getting a puppet for free (money and responsibility wise). The act doesn't cost you anything so technically it is free, but you get to take care of this creature now, feed it, give it a place to live, tame it so it doesn't crace out, etc.
This is really cool, code which we write at work at Pelagicore is now part of the Qt Framework http://www.qt.io/qt-news/the-qt-company-announces-the-qt-automotive-suite/
So having a kickstarter campaign seems to be like selling an app on the app store, the most attention you get from spammers and scammers who want to sell you higher ranking.
If you don't have a good and flexible application structure from the start, you gonna have a hard time to fix that later. But if you wait until you have a good structure before you start, you never gonna write anything anyway. So: refactor all the things!!!
Next step on my way to build the brewing automaton I started a couple of years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJwskOizOOk
All this talk about content blockers, etc. but almost nobody lets me pay for their contents either through donations (like This American Life does) or through micropayment like most of the German Podcasts do, but nobody else does, through https://flattr.com I'm happy to pay a reasonable price, just let me somehow do it. I'm not happy to give 3rd parties information about my online activities.
'If you are worried about refugees, stop supporting terrorists' - Assad says in interview http://www.rt.com/news/315431-assad-interview-refugee-terrorists/ I've been saying this too for a couple of weeks, but it seems not really obvious for everyone.
Precrime, Minority Report in real life. We've all been waiting for that to happen for years! "Police Program Aims to Pinpoint Those Most Likely to Commit Crimes" www.nytimes.com/2015/09/25/us/police-program-aims-to-pinpoint-those-most-likely-to-commit-crimes.html
Check out the cool timelapse video we made while brewing today: https://jeena.net/events/4
Today I visited the Banff mountain film festival http://www.pathfindertravels.se/banff-sverige/ and it made me think about visiting Norway during the winter to take some stunning photos there.
"Two 5-Year-Old Russian Boys Tunneled Their Way Out of Preschool to Buy a Sports Car" http://time.com/4026084/russia-boys-escape-preschool-kindergarten-sports-car/
Gothenburgers, don't forget the Homebrew Website Club tomorrow: https://jeena.net/events/3 everyone is welcome!
Oh I seem to have missed it but I have now over 10k tweets. https://twitter.com/jeena
Those were the days: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn1gWZHNvL4
Ok we didn't play Ghosts, but still, camping was the main attraction it seems ;-)
It's nice to see NetNewsWire back again http://netnewswireapp.com but sadly with a proprietary sync service, so I can't use it because beside of OS X I also use Android and Linux.
I've been working on the Events section of my website and I'm quite satisfied https://jeena.net/events/ just need to link it from somewhere.
It's funny because it's in Indian English by a guru http://youtu.be/v9Gx0Hjv3-Q it's about the word "fuck"
Homebrew Website Club Göteborg
26th of August 2015
5:30pm — 7:30pm UTC +02:00
Steampunk Bar, Kungsgatan 7, Göteborg
Discuss progress; meet up; make new friends.
Are you building your own website? Indie reader? Personal publishing web app? Or some other digital magic-cloud proxy? If so, come on by and join a gathering of people with like-minded interests. Bring your friends that want to start a personal web site. Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, help work on a project.
(Optional quiet writing hour from 5:30, broadcast discussions start at 6:30)
See http://tantek.com/2013/332/b1/homebrew-website-club-newsletter for a description of the first meeting.
Originally posted on http://indiewebcamp.com/events/2015-08-26-homebrew-website-club
Wow, this is a short but inspiring speach by Obama, wish that the european presidents wouldn't be so afraid of Computer Science https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XvmhE1J9PY
I thought Baby Metal was the weirdest thing but I just found https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=97&v=M8-vje-bq9c
So I'm in Poland now (near Auschwitz), and damn I was in Seoul 3 months ago, it was 38°C (100°F), then I was in Portland for 2 months, also all the time between 35°C and 40°C, then I was for two weeks in Sweden, very nice 25°C (77°F), and now I am in Poland and again 38°C, this is the hottest summer of my life.
CPH ✈ KRK for a two weeks vacation with the family.
Surprisingly good cover of Britney Spears' "... baby one more time" by Tove Styrke https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY93Vwm19zI
Wow this is quite amazing, 1000 artists play one Foo Fighters song together at the same time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JozAmXo2bDE
I am often uploading photos I take to my website. On my Nexus 5 I can press the <input type="file"> button and can chose "Camera" take a photo and I get the temp file name in the input tag showing up. When I upload the server gets this photo.
On my Nexus 6, when I press on the button, I also can chose "Camera" and take a photo but it never updates the input tag with the temp file name and the server doesn't get any file either. I'm not sure if it is something on my phone or what, I already reinstalled Firefox but it didn't fix that problem.
Don't forget, tomorrow is the first Homebrew Website Club in Gothenburg! https://jeena.net/notes/386 #indieweb
Swedish police pulls over Snoop Dogg after concert for 'driving while black', that is not a joke. He had to go to the police station and pee in a cup. They didn't find anything but you can be assured that he is never going back to Sweden.
Homebrew Website Club Göteborg
29th of July 2015
5:30pm — 7:30pm UTC +02:00
Steampunk Bar, Kungsgatan 7, Göteborg
Discuss progress; meet up; make new friends.
Are you building your own website? Indie reader? Personal publishing web app? Or some other digital magic-cloud proxy? If so, come on by and join a gathering of people with like-minded interests. Bring your friends that want to start a personal web site. Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, help work on a project.
(Optional quiet writing hour from 5:30, broadcast discussions start at 6:30)
See http://tantek.com/2013/332/b1/homebrew-website-club-newsletter for a description of the first meeting.
Originally posted on https://indiewebcamp.com/events/2015-07-29-homebrew-website-club
It's 5:40 in the morning in Portland and I just arrived at home. Guess what I'm going to do now, yep that's right, I'm going to sleep in my own bed.
After 7 weeks in Portland OR in the US I'm at PDX on my way back home. It was an interesting time and now that I've met Americans I understand them a bit more and don't fear all of them anymore ;-)
And there is also my Micropub demo which I implemented today https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8l2BdA-D-d8#t=1m10
Oh neat there is a YouTube video of the stream where I present posting a photo to my website with my phone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJCtLhopfDY#t=13m59s
Micropub live test.
The first day at the #IndieWebCamp was quite different to my expectations https://jeena.net/indiewebcamp-2015
That is one of the reasons to own your own data: http://movingfulcrum.com/stackoverflow-modding-itself-out-of-existence/ #indieweb
If you're in Portland join me tomorrow tor the IndieWebCamp Homebrew Website Clubat the Fat Head’s Brewery https://jeena.net/homebrew-website-club-portland
A six year old boy in Olot (Catalonia) who became ill with diphtheria died because he wasn't vaccinated.
CNN Breaking News: Same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states of the USA. Your move, Germany. #LoveWins
I got a cassette with an album by a old-school punk band from a friend when I was like 18 and I listened to it quite a lot in my car. I knew the name but I forgot it. Right now I'm in Portland OR USA and I went out with some work colleagues for a couple of beers, we ended up in the Paymaster Lounge Bar where they played a song from this band!
So I had to ask what they were called and it was "Dead Moon", turns out they are a local band from Portland. Check them out on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QunPzFV41uk
So the US sadly is only a great place to live in when you're rich and healthy. Sadly Molly E. Holzschlag, a an author, teacher and Open Web Evangelist whom I learned from quite a lot back in the days lives in the US and is sick, she has cancer. Today she posted a blog post called: "This is the end, this is the end of the insurance" http://www.molly.com/2015/06/18/the-end-of-the-insurance/
Today after work I'll join Aaron at http://aaronparecki.com/events/2015/06/17/1/homebrew-website-club
Just watched Jurrasic World in a IMAX cinema. It was entertaining but not really a good movie.
J just uploaded the best photos from my Seoul journey to a Flickr album: https://www.flickr.com/gp/jeena/2133w4
USA! USA! I just arrived at the office and jumped right into a meeting.
Back at Landvetter airport again, now on my way to Portland Oregon in the USA for 6 weeks of work.
Finally a good song by David Hasselhoff again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTidn2dBYbY
Someone replaced the snare drum from Metallica's Master of Puppets with the shitty one from St. Anger. https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=94&v=Xui06jwWaAM
Just landed in Landvetter/Gothenburg, Sweden you have me back for a couple of days!
In between flights in Helsinki.
We've been on a eSport Gaming Event in Seoul, Korea and you can see me in one of the Nice Game TV videos! Check out the blog post about it: https://jeena.net/korean-esport
Watching "Mad Max" in 4D whatever this is supposed to be. Will be interesting to read this afterwards http://m.hitfix.com/harpy/7-ways-mad-max-fury-road-sublimely-subverts-movie-sexism/single-page
Over 80 percent of Americans support “mandatory labels on foods containing DNA” page 4 on http://agecon.okstate.edu/faculty/publications/4975.pdf
The washington Post writes about it too: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/01/17/over-80-percent-of-americans-support-mandatory-labels-on-foods-containing-dna/
Neat, we got to our hotel in Seoul but we still need to wait 3 hours before we can check in and sleep.
Preparing for the vacation in South Korea tomorrow by watching a 7 hours video from the 2014 Legue of Legends World Finals. This is surreal, they're playing a computer game and about 10.000 people are watching in a big football like arena. They even have american commentators who comment the game as if it were a American Football game. But the most epic part is the introduction video where they let the nerdy boys with glasses run and bump into each other for no apparent reason at 1:56:30 :D https://youtu.be/bY-hTW1W-DU?t=1h56m30s
"Automotive manufacturer Daimler unveiled a self-driving truck – the first to be cleared to drive on US roads" http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27485-autonomous-truck-cleared-to-drive-on-us-roads-for-the-first-time.html#.VU-vqfSNFuE
Finally! I wondered for years when we will get this technology. Obviously we need to do something with all the human drivers but I for one welcome our new autonomous overlords! I anticipate the next one will be busses in cities, then garbage trucks and taxis.
I love John Oliver's "Last Week Tonight" on HBO I watch most of the episodes on YouTube but I kind of would like to show my gratitude and subscribe to HBO. My problem: I live in Sweden. There is HBO Nordic (https://se.hbonordic.com/) but it doesn't seem to offer LWT.
Today in our Clasics Movie Circle we watched "The Big Boss" with Bruce Lee http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067824/
This is a very interesting read: "Ask HN: What made you choose your current career?" https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9438577 I also added my story there.
We’re live streaming the Chuck Alpha 2 test session today watch it on Twitch now: http://www.twitch.tv/jeenap
I'm tired oft tech podcasts, and am looking for ones about biology, physics, popculture, etc. Any suggestions?
Oh I didn't know that Monika Kruse is still DJ-ing, here is her minimal techno set from fabric (London) https://soundcloud.com/fabric/monika-kruse-fabric-x-intec-mix
I wonder, what data do people save in the cloud besides backup? Amazon gives us now unlimited cloud storage ...
A mix of U2 and Journey + a 80ies style music video, it will be big this year: http://youtu.be/6JCLY0Rlx6Q
Goodbye London it was far too short!
Wohoo, weekend in London! Sitting in the airplane now. Will meet my siblings there too and visit my cousin.
Damn, just wasted 3 hours of my life trying to set up bluetooth on my ThinkPad 2537JC6, checked the internet and it turns out it doesn't have bluetooth hardware, damn!
Android Notifications to The GNOME Desktop, this will be really cool for work! http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/03/new-app-brings-android-notifications-to-the-gnome-desktop
I've implemented a "playing now ..." functionality on my homepage which shows which song I'm listening to right now.
I blogged about my private music streaming solution with a Raspberry Pi https://jeena.net/private-music-streaming
@moonhooch I just bought your "This is Cave Music" and it is so freaking amazing even better than your last album!
Interesting, the newest Moon Hooch album "This is Cave Music" is available from their website https://www.ptxstore.com/moonhooch/productinfo.php?productsid=2188 on vinyl + download code for $18.99. You can also get it from Amazon $4 cheaper, in theory also with a download included but only if you live in Germany, the US, Switzerland and some other places, but not if you live in Sweden like I do. However, I much more prefer to pay directly to the band instead of Amazon so I'm quite happy to pay the extra $4!
Wanna know which of the social networks was my first one? it was last.fm, I joined in 2006 and still using it sometimes even daily, add me as your friend there: http://last.fm/user/jeenaparadies
OMG! OMG! Me and my band Hoggatah won the first round in Livekarusellen, a music contest here in sweden, against 5 other local bands. Next stop is Trollhättan some time during spring.
"They found that … alcohol was the deadliest substance, followed by heroin and cocaine." http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/02/23/marijuana-may-be-even-safer-than-previously-thought-researchers-say/
I really love this artsy style of the movie "The Grand Budapest Hotel" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2278388/
Moving on to Arch Linux on my Raspberry Pi because Debian doesn't reboot properly with systemd.
I assume we should start learning Russian? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OU4PScLOu8
Setting up a Raspberry Pi 2 as my music server. First step: installing Debian, second: installing systemd. Then I will try a couple of different servers like for example http://musicpd.org because I want the convenience of Spotify but with my own music. Let us hope I can find some good looking clients for OS X, Linux and Android too ...
I just bought a one year commuter rail pass between Varberg, where I live, and Gothenburg, where I work. I never realized how much money that costs, I payed 1912 EUR which is 787 EUR cheaper than if you buy it seperately every month.
I remember her from some 90ies children show as Winnie, but nowadays she is a mathematician with a degree and trying to teach the masses that math is fun. Check out her π song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT6cf2Z1D2s
And I'm back in the weird part of YouTube again ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZa4yre0uEk
Today was the first time ever I used my backup to retrieve lost data. I wanted to upgrade my OwnCloud instance but instead I just removed the old one and installed a new one. After that I turned on Contacts on my mac and anticipated the OwnCloud to fill up with the data from it. But instead all data on my mac just dissapeared. I still do have the data on other devices but it was easier to use TimeMachine for the first time in real life.
Randomly generated BuzzFeed: http://fuzzzbeed.herokuapp.com/ it is quite a thing!
Back home from Germany (again), note finally watching Newsroom.
On my way to @cjk101010 to germany, one week to early but he said I can come anyway ^^
If you like chiptune, then I have a music tipp for you: "Essential Chip Mix 2014" it even has some Chipzel songs in it, the girls who did the music for the Super Hexagon game.
Ok, I'm back in Sweden but the Deutsche Bahn was late as always so I missed the last train to Varberg and have to go by buss to Gothenburg which will arrive at 2:30 and then wait to 5:20 until the first train goes to Varberg, leave my stuff there and then back to Gothenburg for the first day at work tomorrow. I will try to talk to the buss driver again when we approach Varberg to let me out there somewhere ...
Back at my parents house after a couple of days in Berlin visiting my brother. We also went to a big techno party where we got in for free because my brother knew the DJs. We also went to a couchsurfing new years eve party where they had to have a guest list because the apartment was much smaler then the amount of people who wanted to join. Here again my brother knew the right people and we were allowed to stay. Berlin seems highly exclusive.
Mhmm Christmas time, I got the feeling that I just planted the idea of Atheism in a young woman from Ukraina who seemed very religious, only by asking questions. Who knows if something will grow from it :) Happy holidays everyone! ;)
Holidays! I'm on my way to my parents in Germany, see you next year Sweden!
OMG the official NASA Twitter account writes:
"We're sending humans to Mars! Watch our #JourneytoMars briefing live today at 12pm ET: http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv #Orion"
For the last couple of years I mostly have been drinking very heavy beers, mostly some kind of a Porter, sometimes different bitter ales. I had a party last weekend and someone left a bottle of a non alcoholic Carlsberg. I just opened it and tasted it, and it is really bad, it tastes sweet; I mean, wtf? Wasn't it supposed to be beer, even if non alcoholic?
If you're looking for a great podcast to listen to, try http://serialpodcast.org/ which is one story covered in great detail over a long time.
I'm listening to The Stanley Clarke Band's "I have Something To Tell You Fonight" in Flac quality on proper studio monitors and my new Saffire 6 sound-card. It's a dream come true, I just can hope I never lose my hearing. The problem now will be to get really good quality recordings of music I like.
Everybody is wondering why Taylor Swift removed her songs from Spotify. In my opinion it is quite obvious. I have a really small band and over the last 4 years we've been on Spotify and we have about 1,40 € on our account there. During the same time we sold perhaps about 100 CDs for 10 € each. Would we have sold more if we weren't on Spotify? I don't think so, because we offer our music for free on the internet too. But will Taylor Swift sell more CDs because of that? I am quite sure that she will.
It was difficult to get because they only sell it on the french Amazon website http://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B00M0RAWL8 but I got it (with help of Google translate)! Yelle's new album "Completement Fou" on Vinyl, it'll be here next week I hope. Check out the video of one of the songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13o1i-cgTOA
Yesterday I realized that I only subscribe to podcasts made by white middleaged dudes, which I would like to change. I am mostly interested in tech, science and pop culture. Send me your podcast picks made by anyone else!
Uhm so Google autoupgraded me from Gmail to their Inbox app without asking me on Android.
Amazon has a new product "Echo" and they published a video-add to introduce it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkOCeAtKHIc On HackerNews someone rewrote the script for it and it is so good! Check it out:
"Watch the promo video again and pretend it's the first few minutes of a horror movie.
A package arrives on the front porch. The family brings it in and opens it. It's Alexa. It's "for everyone," says Father.
The next few days are blissful. Alexa integrates herself into the family. She is indispensable. How did they ever get by without her?
Father rushes in from the backyard, "Alexa, how tall is Mt. Everest?" Alexa answers, saving the day. Alexa helps Mother with the cooking. Alexa teaches the kids vocabulary. Alexa creates a romantic evening for Mother and Father. Life is perfect.
A few days later, Alexa suffers from neglect. Father watches sports on TV. Mother talks on her cell phone. The kids play video games. Alexa sits on the counter and "listens" as her new family abandons her.
Then, the final blow. The youngest daughter's friend comes over. She looks at Alexa. "What is it?" she asks. "Oh, it's just a dumb radio," answers daughter. "It's stupid."
Alexa's LED starts to glow. Is she angry? No, that's not possible.
Daughter wakes up the next morning and sees Alexa on her bedside table. How did she get here? "Good morning," says Alexa. "Did you have a sweet dream? Or a nightmare?"
Daughter rushes in to tell her parents, "Alexa came to my room last night! And she asked me questions. She's real!" "That's not possible," says Father.
But strange things start to happen. The TV won't work. Batteries drain from the phones and tablets. The electric stovetop turns on for no reason.
Alexa starts to talk back to the family. "Alexa, how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon?" asks Mother. "You're 45 years old," says Alexa. "You should know this by now." Alexa's voice sounds different. Angry. Sinister.
Mother tells Father, "That thing creeps me out. Let's get rid of it." Father agrees, but he secretly hides Alexa in the basement.
That night, the family goes out to a school play. Young daughter is sick and stays home with a babysitter.
Everything seems fine until we (the audience) see Alexa on the kitchen counter. Things slowly unravel. The babysitter tries to take the trash out but the doors are locked. The phones stop working. The oven overheats and explodes, spraying lasagna all over the kitchen. Then the daughter sees Alexa. She screams. The babysitter rushes to protect the daughter but a ceiling fan flies off its bearings, knocking the babysitter unconscious.
The lights and electrical sockets start to burn out. A fire erupts. Daughter retreats to the foyer, but she's trapped. She sits by the front door and whimpers. There's no escape. She's going to die.
Suddenly Father breaks down the door. He smashes Alexa with a baseball bat, then saves his daughter and the babysitter.
The family huddles outside while the fire trucks arrive. Neighbors gather and watch the spectacle. Things are going to be okay.
A few days later, life starts to return to normal. Mother bakes cookies. She asks her son to measure out three teaspoons of sugar.
The doorbell rings. Young daughter answers. Nobody is there. She looks down. There's a package. From Amazon …"
I just added a sub-woofer to my studio monitors by the computer and holy shit, my old tracks like https://soundcloud.com/jeena/preexpectations get a whole new life! It is kind of like in a dark Techno club in east Germany back in the 90ies, just in my kitchen.
A script to disable retweets for everyone you follow: https://gist.github.com/jeena/d88cc5d3a86b486949fa
I wish one could hide retweets on Twitter/App right now I only see retweets.
Funny and sad at the same time: Oppressed Majority by Eleonore Pourriat http://youtu.be/V4UWxlVvT1A
Wohoo! Finally only one year late I got Firegox OS 1.3!
Oh what an update Emacs 24, Gnome 3.14, Firefox 33, I especially am looking forward to the new Gnome version.
I put a Raspberry Pi into a radio from the 80ies to get a portable AirPlay device: https://jeena.net/rp-airplay-radio
Downloading Yosemite, I think this will be an exciting upgrade.
Looking at my bank statement, I really should use cash more, why should my bank know how often I visit KFC?
Interesting, I'm already on my 4th week of standing at work instead of sitting and it really seems to work out great :)
Wow, I haven't seen Frozen yet but this trailer really makes me wanna watch it: http://youtu.be/9eD2UpdhbwA
I just updated and restructured my bands webpage http://hoggatah.se Listen to our new CD "Happyplace" there!
Gotham looks really really promissing but why did they need to introduce so many Batman characters in the dirst episode? A normal police series like that would be sufficient for starters and then they could have introduced them every now and then.
More and more TV series are run in 1080p and 5.1 sound, I like that!
Btw. the by far most fun to play football physics are found in Sensible World of Soccer on the Amiga http://youtu.be/wzWe3rS4k-g
Religious fundamentalists refuse to sit next to a woman. Any suspicion which religion they were? http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4574844,00.html
I'm watching the movie "Great Expectations" from 1946 and all I hear of the posh people there is: "What a gay outfit.", "You'll have a gay time and be much admired." or "I should be pretty and I should be gay.", "Ah you're a gay man, I'm glad you've grown up a gay man." and so on. But they don't mean homosexual but like fabulous or great or something.
Tonight Hoggatah LIVE in Hylte at a big LAN party http://dark-zone.se/ I'm super excited!
Today my journey goes on, we're going to Germany! Franconia here I come!
I have arrived far too early at the airport, but I found a "Passenger work space" so let's add image cache to https://github.com/jeena/feedthemonkey
I'm on my way to Poland for a one week vaccation. My parents will also be there and after that we will drive to Germany where I'll stay a week too.
Note to myself: It is monday and I just put out 1kg meat out to dry.
Note to myself: If you want to use the Internet on the Raspberry Pi, plug in a network cable.
Amazing! Experience the power of a bookbook™ (Ikea) http://youtu.be/MOXQo7nURs0
I'm struggling with fuzzy matching of file paths for Emacs, like Ctrl-P in Sublime and vim. I found helm, projectile and flx-ido but I don' understand how to use them. Oddly ehough I can't even find any videos on how to use them on YouTube :-/
Finally done with Mad Men, the last two seasons were quite slow. It ended with: The best things in life are free!
I moved now from the old Firefox sync server to the new Firefox Accounts. I tried to install the new sync server for a week but it still won't run, mostly because I don't quite understand how it is supposed to work. The old server was one deamon which you would run, the new one seems to be about 5 or 6 different deamons you have to run at the same time. Some day I will move to my own server but for now Mozillas official one has to do the job.
Very cool explanation of a theoretical fourth spacial dimension with help of a computer game. http://youtu.be/9yW--eQaA2I
While starting Popcorn Time on ArchLinux I got ERROR:breakpad_linux.cc(1225), turns out you have to install the Microsoft fonts to get it working, or as I did the package ttf-liberation.
I like how the mother in this picture gets crazier looks with every "abstraction layer" http://www.smbc-comics.com/comics/20140820.png
Starting today I am using ArchLinux on my private laptop. Interesting how lightweight it is, and fast.
Awesome conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson about how to bring up your children, love the example with the tooth fairy!
Their new album will be so awesome! YELLE - Bouquet Final
Very interesting what happens if you like everything on Facebook http://www.wired.com/2014/08/i-liked-everything-i-saw-on-facebook-for-two-days-heres-what-it-did-to-me/
Sometimes I wonder, why is drinking in public, like at the central station, forbidden but smoking is not?
Double 99 - Ripgroove defines the genre of UK Garage and if you ask for a track this usually heads the list.
Brown eyes and blue eyes Racism experiment (Children Session) - Jane Elliott https://youtu.be/VeK759FF84s
With time my notebook at home got slower and slower. I blamed Ubuntu. But today I actually checked what is started by default, and I had mysql, postgres and mongodb servers running, and a bunch of other stuff which I never use, but Installed it some time in the past. I removed as much as I could and went from an idle load of around 1 to 0.1 which is pretty nice. And now my notebook doesn't feel slow anymore, even with Ubuntu.
Webdevelopers should really fix their browser detection code:
Me and my band Hoggatah have been working on a music video for our newest single “Doomsday Monster” check it out and experience being a member of our band from a first person perspective :D
It's friday at the office, time for a afternoon full of Eläkelaiset songs for all!
I wrote up my journey to get my own home video entertainment station: https://jeena.net/mediacenter it got kind of technical but I still think it is an interesting read.
"Islamic State militants in Iraq have ordered that all women between the ages of 11 and 46 undergo female genital mutilation, a UN official has said." http://rte.ie/news/touch//2014/0724/632828-islamic-state/
An interesting fact about Linux, (almost) literary every single application I use at work uses a different font.
The World Health Organization calls for the decriminalisation of drug use: http://www.tdpf.org.uk/blog/world-health-organization-calls-decriminalisation-drug-use
Got to love the drum solo in this one: "Take Five" a Jazz classic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2In5a9LDNg
I wonder why all the cool podcasts stop just a couple os episodes after I find them. First Hypercriyical and now Cmd+Space.
Sadly it's not all rainbows with the new pope Francis: "Pope Francis approves the revival of exorcism as a canon Catholic practice" http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/pope-francis-approves-the-revival-of-exorcism-as-a-canon-catholic-practice/story-fniym3t1-1226976158404
JESUS CHRIST Google! To be able to use Google Glass I had to enable a Google+ account, after that Google uploaded all the photos I've taken on my phone and all the photos people send to me privately via Viber, Email, etc. and all the Screenshots I did to Google+. It didn't even tell me. I just was curious what this "automatic backup" is, I got suspicious and went to the G+ account and there all my pictures were. Many of the pictures I had to delete manually one by one. This is so dangerous. I have to say that Apple would never do something like that.
Me and @cjk101010 are brewing together today via Skype, I'm brewing in Varberg/Sweden and he in Steinfurt/Germany. I've set up a video live stream http://rp.swierczyniec.jeena.net/ (doesn't work in Firefox) without audio, which will be online for the next couple of hours if you want to see me brewing.
Moon Hooch remind me why I so desperately want to play saxophone. I was just introduced to the "Alarm Clock" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr_RxqtRNoU video where they wake their hosts with a live concert in the living room which becomes a dance party. And now several videos later I listen to "Contra" where they have a singer and this shit is intense! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mvvo9PfB0h4 "Rumor has it that they're banned from the Bedford subway stop for inciting too many platform dance parties."
Ah so much fun! Today we've been programming the GPU to change Chucks shirt color (in the chuck.js game http://chuck-game.tumblr.com), finally the Computer Graphics course from last year is paying off! I love it, even if GLslang is quite a shitty programming language.
What an unbelievable moving documentary about Aaron Swartz. I have been aware of his death last year but not about his awesome life. He was truly awesome.
Jesus, this ad is so sad, it is good and I like it but it is so sad: http://youtu.be/XP3cyRRAfX0
Omg Pacific Rim is one of the worst movies I've seen in a long time, terrible story bad acting, good CGI robots uninspired CGI monsters.
They, Voodoo Gods, have been recording this album and I even think this video at the same recording studio and time as we, Hoggatah (http://hoggatah.se) not a long time ago. But they’re more efficient. I wonder when we will have our CD out, hopefully soon too :)
Uhm, this is weird, I'm the only one at the train station with a t-shirt, everyone else has a jacket.
Hehe very close: Miroslav Klose 15 - 17 England
I donated some money just because I can http://www.theoceancleanup.com and who if not me sould support it?
This is such a fail, Mail.app doesn't display images in the HTML mail even if they are local data-uri ones even if it specifically says "Display remote images in HTML messages" not "inline images". And you can't either chose to show them for special email addresses, and neither for the ones you already have in your address book.
I'm sitting on the buss to Gothenburg to work again, for a 3 or more hours ride. I'm so thankfull that I am able and allowed to work from home now while the public transport is on labour streik, so I don't have to commute for 6-8 hours every day.
Just a note to myself so I won't forget the date, today I hang up a ham so it would dry for a week. Want to know how I do that? Check out my blog post: https://jeena.net/air-dried-ham
Religion, Football, FIFA, Brazil, Quatar, John Oliver nails it, again. https://youtu.be/DlJEt2KU33I
I've been watching Dumb and Dumber so many times with my brother in the 90ies https://youtu.be/rZA1BS9MS4s and now there is finally a sequel!
@SoundCloud I wish you would add Chromecast support to at least your Android app in a not too distant future :)
My #FirefoxOS app FeedMonkey has been downloaded 612 time during the last 9 months. https://marketplace.firefox.com/app/feedmonkey
Ok my next try to go to work by buss. It will take 2,5 hours if I do everything right.
A new blog post on why I won't be using Google Now https://jeena.net/google-now-failed-me
I often see a blog post which I would like to comment on but there is no comment field. #indieweb comments fix that but I never know if the website I am reading has implemented them or not. I wouldn't even know on my own website from the design :-/
Testosterone Entitlement Theatre presents: The Man-Babies in "Hashtag Harassment!"
Now that the train personell labor strike is ongoing the third day already, I'm trying to get to work by buss instead.
Ah finally I have came around setting https://duckduckgo.com as my default search engine on my phone too. #ddg
New version of FeedMonkey with many bugfixes. It is a feed reader for Firefox OS. https://marketplace.firefox.com/app/feedmonkey
Our action game chuck is growing steadily. Here a blogpost about WebRTC: http://chuck-game.tumblr.com/post/87195370110/udp-sockets-in-the-browser-with-webrtc-node-webrtc
It is so cold outside today, 7°C. I thought it was supposed to become summer now?
This one is cool: "What Does the World Eat for Breakfast?" https://youtu.be/ry1E1uzPSU0 inspirational!
Spotify: Important Notice to Our Users http://news.spotify.com/us/2014/05/27/important-notice-to-our-users/
I just voted, don't forget to do that too.
Heading to Varberg to barbeque at the beach after some afterwork with great beer and some PC racing game + Fifa 2014
I can't believe that a year after I got my Firefos OS phone there is still no podcasts app besides the super broken one I found on Github.
I've been using DuckDuckGo for over a year, now they added lots of new stuff: https://duckduckgo.com/whatsnew
A nice writeup about how we think the #indieweb can be a success: http://www.wired.com/2013/08/indie-web/
I have just updated the homepage on my website check it out: https://jeena.net Now that I have more then just the blog there it was time to adapt to it and show content from different parts of the website, not just the blog. I hope this helps with the discoverability.
Hm, very cool the new Firefox synchronizes visited websites even through the old sync server I run.
I just tried Popcorn Time http://get-popcorn.com and it is truly amazing! This is how I expect commercial products from the move industry to work. Download, start, search for a movie, play. Dead simple.
Ok, new week and I'm going to work one hour earlier and finally there is a lot of space and we're not late!
Just updated my pizza timer app so it would not nap on OS X Maverics. Last time I used it I burned my pizza because the timer took a nap. https://github.com/jeena/Timr/releases/latest
Conchita Wurst won despite of her looks, that restores a bit of my faith in humanity. #Eurovision
Hehe the first 12 points tonight went to Russia #Eurovision
Watching #Eurovision when you live in Sweden it seems a kind of ok thing to say and do.
Visiting Hiroshima today.
After two days of eating mostly fish in Tokyo, we're gettimg some burgers now at Wolfgang Puck Express.
I'm on my way to Japan for a 2 weeks vaccation!
Tried my website in lynx but only get this error: Alert!: Unable to make secure connection to remote host.
Who thought it was a great idea to drink wine and beer the whole evening and then go to work in the morning?
Now company activity, cheese and wine.
That was strange ... I have a external USB drive for my TimeMachine Backup. My iMac wan't able to see it since I moved it to the other side to have some more space on the right side. Sometimes it showed up as corrupted in DiskUtility but when I tried to "Repair" it it was gone again. It was like that for the last 40 days. I was just fiddeling with it again and saw that the USB cable was a bit loose. I tried another cable and suddenly everything works! That is really the first time I had a problem like this.
So I'm already on the train on my way to work, wanna try getting there early to get home early too.
It is interesting to see how open Android is in comparison to the iPhone. Even if Google doesn't offer something you'll find some app in the Playstore which will do what you want. I just have synchronized my address book via CardDav.
I'm watching "True Detective" now and man what a tension between those two detectives, sometimes you could cut through the air.
I got a Nexus 5 for work an am quite impressed. It is a bit too big but also quite light.
I've been working for one whole week already! Still waiting for my computer though. And http://ck.kennt-wayne.de is visiting me, working from my flat this week while I'm in Gothenburg during the days :)
New trend on YouTube, advertisers pay the creators directly to put the ads in the middle of their video.
Today I had my first day at my new job as a developer at http://pelagicore.com/. It was really interesting, and I got to try to touch my first C++ code too. I got the feeling that it will be really fun to work there. We are developing infotainment systems for the automobile industry.
Oh, I'll be damned, there a re only two seasons of House of Cards? Nooo!
"Did you know the US Postal Service was created before the revolution so they could communicate without the crown eavesdropping?"
Me and my brother are developing a very cool multilayer physics game for the browser. Check out our progress on the development blog: http://chuck-game.tumblr.com/post/77015260297/levels-and-ragdolls
And here is a screenshot of it: https://jeena.net/images/2014/chuck-js-stones2.png
If you add all the natural numbers like 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + ... then the you'll get: - 1/12
If APIs were implemented via business letters: https://gist.github.com/DanaDanger/8987422
Check out the ham I dried myself for a week: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeena/12481536724/
It is so delicious, look at the colors, and then the most important, it is done without nitrite!
Rise of the IndieWeb - Amber Case - FutureTalks https://youtu.be/Au4bHb5twF4
"The Games have always been a little gay. Let's fight to keep them that way." https://youtu.be/n4CEaoNADiY great add!
@tobiastom yes the "retweeted this." and "favourited this." stuff comes from bridgy.
Damn it, finally I am getting emails on WebMentions, even on the homepage (not only for in-reply stuff). But something is still not right, I had to use gmail to do that because I wasn't able to get it to work with my own mailserver yet.
Someone has been sending spam via my email server for days, turns out they found out my password, after changing it, it stopped.
I'd like to write a mobile app, what are better alternatives to jQuery mobile which is quite slow on my Firefox OS? I need at least a couple of list views and a detail view, and I would like the UI to be animated.
@arturovm first time I got some data in FeedMonkey visible from Pond! Still with some minor bugs but it is progress!
http://youtu.be/1oKpTHk9TDY is great! Especially after I've read http://www.baekdal.com/opinion/how-inapp-purchases-has-destroyed-the-industry/
Sadly I can't have my own dog because I commute to school and work so I'm not home most of the day. Therefore I borrowed a friends' dog for a week or so while I'm in between jobs right now. It is awesome! http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeena/12270840795/
I'm watching the first episode of American Horror Story and I have to say it really is interesting.
24: The Unaired 1994 Pilot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMLH_QyPTYM
I just found out that someone used my server to send quite a lot of spam, I'm still not sure if I was able to plumb this security hole.
It really is too easy to bake from all those already mixed packages but the fragrance alone at home is worth doing it, even if you don't really learn anything new about it. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeena/12221382254/
Swedish marines in Afganistan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbLwmUdee64
Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel peace prize http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/29/edward-snowden-nominated-nobel-peace-prize
This ping pong match is really fun to watch :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS3O0OOn0a0
Peer the dog http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeena/12180664694/
Back in Sweden after a couple of days at @cjk101010 in Germany
Why are US corporate profits so high? Because wages are so low.
The woman sitting left of me is for the first time trying out Candy Crush. That is kind of weird, because I never got it.
Ok, I'm on my way to Germany to celebrate @cjk101010 birthday and to give a course in home brewing 101. This will definitely be much fun!
How come there are people prepared to die so their country could join the EU, just look at those pictures, this looks basically like war http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2014/01/the-battle-in-kiev-two-killed-in-ukraine-protest/100667/
And on the other side we have the UK and many right wing parties who want to get out.
Holy frak, this is creepy but at the same time amazing what Browsers are able to do today #face #substitution http://auduno.github.io/clmtrackr/examples/facesubstitution.html
This obviously still ist just anecdotical evidence, but it is indeed a great read #vaccines #homeopathy http://www.slate.com/articles/life/family/2014/01/growingupunvaccinatedahealthylifestylecouldntpreventmanychildhood.html
Some people don’t have time to fix bugs in their software because of #revolution https://github.com/fre5h/DoctrineEnumBundle/pull/12
I’ve been using TextEdit.app for temporary notes which I only need for a couple of minutes. Sadly since Apples iCloud integration it takes about 10 times as much time to open a blank document. Any tips for replacements?
Steve Wozniak about the movie 'Jobs’: "Actually, the movie was largely a lie about me. https://plus.google.com/+CarmsPerez/posts/GnVTvQNgvpf
Thanks to #indieweb I finally cleaned up all the old code on my own website. I still had some rails 2 stuff in there even though I already use rails 4.
This is why I always wanted to have a feed metadata sync protocol: http://www.the-digital-reader.com/2014/01/18/feedly-found-new-way-steal-page-views-publishers/ I wrote about it a year ago https://jeena.net/feed-metadata and there are some people working on it https://arturovm.me/post/introducing-pond.html but It still isn't interesting for the mainstream.
I’ve been working on my own #indieweb twitter replacement. Right now it is POSSING notes to twitter, can send and receive #webmentions and with help of Fluid.app I’ve made it possible to post without the need to login to my website, which is really cool.
Ok, I implemented notes on this website which in the long run will replace my twitter account.