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360 Video With Blender

The Ricoh Theta is a fun toy, but to really play with it you need to be able to edit the video you capture. Blender being my favorite tool for this, I decided to try to add some functions I thought were missing to it.

The Least Photographed Day

Over the past 15 years I've only taken a total of 14 photos on February 10: It's the "least photographed day".

This statistical nugget comes from a feature of the photo organizing software I use where you can sort photos by month and day for an instant "throwback Thursday" experience. (It's up to 88 now; and February 16 is at the bottom with 20 photos.)

The Industrial Landscape

The "industrial landscape" of Norrköping where the Motala river (Motala ström) was used to power mills and other industries.

Magnificent Desolation

Some overcast days are quite impressive. These two definitely made me appreciate them more.

A Glimpse of Winter

The temperature dropped to below freezing and we finally got some snow.

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Cookie Consent

While certain blue muppets may find the idea of having to consent to cookies to be as absurd as having to consent to breathe, the EU's "cookie law" is clear on the point that for some cookies, you must get at least implicit consent.

Visti Spatial Search

While walking to the grocery store I had an idea: could I implement spatial searching in Visti? When I got home I sat down and looked at the API reference and the code - in that order - and was given a late Christmas gift from past me: I had already implemented spatial indexing.

So I quickly wrote up a small Javascript function that will launch a search for any item within 1km of the browser's position. Great if you either want to find out more about the object in front of you, or want to find the nearest runestone. Go to Visti and click on Near me to try it out.

Nynäs Palace

A palace with a fascinating little stream.

A Foggy City Morning

After the night out in the fog around Granholmstoppen, I set the alarm for "sunrise" and went out. I was not disappointed.

A Foggy Night Out

I hesitated a lot before going out with the camera, but finally reminded myself that I've never regretted doing so. Indeed, I was rewarded with a nice, thick fog covering all of Järvafältet.

Eager Beaver

A beaver has set up shop under the subway bridge. As a result, the water level of Igelbäcken is substantially lower to the south than to the north of the dam.

K-samsök - a Very Cool Search Engine

I had the idea to add images to Visti, and a quick Google later I ended up at K-samsök. This is a very cool and very easy search API to cultural heritage from Swedish museums and other memory institutions! About one hour later I had an implementation for Visti - and most of that hour was spent getting the HTML flexbox layout right. See the results at U74 - Visti.

Barshällskällan

The Barshäll spring, which probably was the reason why the Barshäll croft was situated where it was, has drinkable water. I was amazed when I heard about this spring, as I had been biking past it too many times to count but never noticed it. (Just proves how focused I was on biking, I guess.)

Hägerstalund Runestone (U73, RAÄ Spånga 146:1(3))

U73, or Hägerstalundstenen, is one more of Visäte's stones in Norra Järva. Written sources note its existence in the late 17th century, but it is likely to have stood in the same place as it does now since the mid 11th century when it was carved. The road it stands next to was the old district road and was in use from prehistoric times until it was replaced by Norrviksvägen in the 20th century.