2021 Archive

2021 Archive


First Frost at Djurgårdsbrunnsviken[a]
The previous evening was cold, and the night colder. Winter is here!

My first tune.

Hack Music Theory Songwriting and Producing by Ray Harmony[c]
Once you have read and understood Hack Music Theory Part 1 you should get this PDF. If the aforementioned book is the best ten dollars a beginning musician can spend, this PDF is easily the next best ten dollars.

Hack Music Theory Part 1 by Ray Harmony[d]
A must-read. The best ten dollars you can spend as a beginning musician.

Maqam Machine[e]
A little app for exploring Arabic and Persian modal music systems.


Programmable Keyboard for Less and Windows UI Automation[f]
Adventures in UI automation and remote control.

The UN Monument at the United Nations Day[g]
In the service of peace.

Tomb of Seuthes III[h]
A subterranean tomb of an ancient Thracian king.

Roses and Candles[i]
Two of the graves at St Clara Church have received flowers and candles.

Buzludzha Monument[j]
It looks like the ruins of a concrete spaceship.

The House of Humor and Satire[k]
A one-of-a-kind museum with a history that is as interesting as the museum itself. Well worth a visit.

Autumn Colors at Djurgårdsbrunnskanalen[l]
The weather has been mostly overcast, overcast, and some more overcast - so when the sun did peek out from behind the clouds I went to see some autumn foilage.

Sliding Drawer for Musical Keyboard[m]
How to build a sliding drawer for a musical keyboard.


Vazova Trail[n]

Hagia Sophia Church[o]
A church from the 5th-6th century, abandoned in the 18th century.

The cave is about 300 meters long and contains ten halls. Its name "ledenika" means "icy" or "glacial", and the cave is quite a lot more chilly than the outside.

Church of St Paraskevi[q]
Built either in the 10th century or 13-14th century.

Church of the Holy Saviour[r]
Built in 1609, this a small former-church (it's de-consecrated) most notable for its wall paintings.

Church of St John the Baptist[s]
A cruciform church from the 11th century.

Shipka Memorial Church[t]
A church built as a memorial dedicated to the soldiers that died in the Russo-Turkish War (1877-78) which resulted in the liberation of Bulgaria.


Devetashka Cave[u]
A huge cave with an underground river.

The Stone Ships[v]
The "stone ships" are two rock formations just off the beach in Sinemorets.

Sunset Over Gabrovo[w]
Watching the sun set.

Krushuna Falls[x]
A series of waterfalls with a short hike to the cave where the river springs.

Church of St Stephen[y]
One of many churches in Nesebar.

Some bad Google Maps routes have a silver lining.


The Cliffs[aa]
There's a nice (but sometimes rough) path closer to the water that goes between Villa Adolfsberg in the east to Fredhällsbadet in the west.

The Magic Trash Can[ab]
A green waste container in a magic wonderland of junk.

Summer Evening at Järvafältet[ac]
Warm and long days are perfect for biking.

Summer Evening at Skeppsholmen[ad]
The days have been warm and long.


Ghost Tree[ae]
The bird-cherry ermines have wrapped two trees and are working on the rest.

The Warmest Summer Evening[af]
The temperature shot up to 28 degrees and the effect on people was predictable.

The Flowers of Djurgården[ag]
The flowers are really blossoming this year.

Partial Partial Eclipse[ah]
Partially seen behind the clouds.

A Walk Around Skeppsholmen After the Rain[ai]
An evening walk.

Bigsh0t in Stereo(graphic)[aj]
New version of Bigsh0t.


The Towers of Thor[ak]
Officially the "northern towers", but the original name ("Tors torn") sounds a lot better.

The Fluffballs of Råstasjön[al]
The little goslings are busy exploring the beach.

Wood Anemone Solo 2021[am]
If the previous weeks were a duet of blue and white anemones, then the forest is now one giant solo of white wood anemones with the odd blue one.

Royal Birthday Flight[an]
Team50 flyby in honor of the birthday of His Majesty the King.


Igelbäcken at Dusk[ao]
A couple of photos as I was biking home.

Anemone Duet 2021[ap]
The spring of 2021 came late and was colder than usual.

City Abstracts[aq]
Seeing the city in a new light when walking about.

Tills alla dör by Diamant Salihu[ar]
A brilliant nonfiction book that could well fit into the horror genre, if it weren't for the fact that it's a true story. It is a giant of a book in a small package. Well researched, well written, and not shying away from difficult topics, it is a must read for anyone trying to understand the events in north-western Stockholm and the social challenges there.

The First Rainy Days of Spring in Hansta[as]
It's been a wet few days, but the little flowers seem to enjoy it.

Bigsh0t Zenith[at]
Zenith correction and optimizations.


Dusty Hazy Spring[au]
A walk around Djurgårdsbrunnsviken.

Ricoh Theta SC2[av]
The Theta SC2 is the follow up to the entry-level Theta SC and brings mainly much improved video, but also some very useful ergonomic features to the stills.

Part of the very popular triangle route Kungsholmstorg - Söder Mälarstrand - Klara Mälarstrand.

First Ladybug[ax]
The first ladybug of the year!

A Springtime Gathering[ay]
Someone set up a bird feeder, and it turned out to be quite popular with the intended guests and others.

Martenitsa Kamila[az]
Celebrating the return of spring.


Ricoh Theta Video Metadata[ba]
The Ricoh Theta SC and Ricoh Theta SC2 stores orientation information in the video files they produce. Extracting this information is helpful when editing, since it lets you do a first-pass zenith correction and get the footage somewhat stable.

Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse[bb]
Swim due west and you'll end up in Charleston, Georgia.

Love Locks on Riksbron[bc]
Love locks under snow on Riksbron.

Winter Storm[bd]
A windy evening on Granholmstoppen.

Valley of the Nuns[be]
A valley in central Madeira with a small village surrounded by near-vertical cliffs.

Levada do Moinho and Levada Nova[bf]
A walk with a spectacular waterfall on the way back.


Storm Filomena[bg]
This storm passed by the Canary Islands and Madeira on its way to Europe. It's been raining almost continuously since New Year's.

Pico do Arieiro[bh]
Hiking from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo and back. 300 meters down, 300 meters up, and worth every millimeter.

Paul da Serra[bi]
A high plateau on Madeira.