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Blood Red Sunset

The sunsets (especially the hazy summer ones) are amazing from here.

2019-06-07More

Deltaco TB-135

I have many times wished I had my laptop with me for writing longer emails. While I like compact cellphones, sometimes I really wish for a proper keyboard. But hauling a laptop around - even the small 10-inch laptop I have - is a bit of a bother. So I decided to try this foldable, super-compact bluetooth keyboard and see if it plus my cellphone could be some kind of in-between step between only carrying a cellphone and carrying a laptop.

2019-06-01More

The Freeze-Frame Revolution by Peter Watts

After Blindsight, I went on a Peter Watts spree and after reading his masterful short story The Island I ended up with The Freeze-Frame Revolution.

2019-06-01More

Schweizer Kamel

High up on the Swiss alps, you'll find... a camel?

2019-05-18More

A Tulip at Klara Church

I think it's a tulip.

2019-05-18More

The Dandelions at Akalla By

Hansta has wood anemones, Akalla has dandelions that shoot up at about the same time.

2019-05-18More

Layali Dance Academy Student Show, Spring 2019

Since last, the Layali Show Group have been touring Europe and picked up first prize in every competition.

2019-05-18More

Wood Anemones Blooming in Hansta

About a month after their blue siblings, the wood anemones cover the ground in Hansta.

2019-05-18More

Cherry Blossoms 2019

This year's cherry blossoms - a bit later than usual but just as beautiful.

2019-05-18More

An Evening Walk Around Riddarholmen

A beautiful sunset.

2019-05-18More

Godox TT350

I decided to get a better flash for better portraits, and with the Godox TT350 being available for only $120 at the local photo store, I took the plunge.

2019-04-17More

Puluz 45cm Round Diffuser

I knew I wanted a big diffuser to go with my Godox TT350. The salesman at the camera store recommended a $140 Joe McNally Ezybox Speed-Lite 2 Plus, but given that the flash unit itself only cost $120 I balked.

Would a $25 diffuser do the job? Turns out it did, and very well indeed.

2019-04-17More

Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage

The same low price as Amazon's Glacier, but with instant retrievals and a cost structure that you don't have to be a superhuman AI to understand? Backblaze's B2 Cloud Storage has a very compelling offer.

2019-04-10More

Silverdals Griftegård

An old military cemetery.

2019-04-09More

Signs of Spring in Hansta

Spring is here - and it's the blue siblings of the wood anemones that are first up through the layer of last year's dead leaves.

2019-04-07More

Blindsight by Peter Watts

I think Peter Watts is trying to tell us that he isn't conscious. Besides being a science-fiction version of The Ego Tunnel by Thomas Metzinger, Blindsight is a story that sets out the author's argument that consciousness is an evolutionary mistake and that we would be much better if we would just let our unconscious get rid of that slow and unnecessary awareness.

The book is good enough that I'd be willing to buy that argument if he'd reveal that it was written unconsciously.

2019-04-05More