February 23rd, 2009
During Critical Mass in NYC this summer, a cop ran towards a biker and tackled him onto the curb for no reason what so ever. But since everyone likes to film everything these days, this seemingly pointless act was captured on camera and it seems that the cop has now been fired, with the tackling incident being the reason behind it. Read more.
In other news, the MASH crew unofficially rode the Tour of California on their fixies, and Garret Chow was tackled by a rent-a-cop when attempting to cross the finish line. Some people should simply never be given even the tiniest hints of having authority or responsibility. More talk.
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August 5th, 2008
Despite the heavy rain I decided to ride my bike to work. I was wet and dirty, but enjoyed it very much!
Tomorrow the weather is supposed to clear up, I hope so, cause I’m going to get a haircut and all.
August 4th, 2008
Our mission bicycles have finally arrived. The excitement was total and we assembled them post haste.
There were some disappointing factors. I felt that my bike was a little to large for me, despite sending exact measurements.
Also the front fork clanks quite a bit, there are gaps in the assembly. I’ll have to take it to a local shop to be looked at.
As for Vlad’s bike, it was perfect, except that both front and rear rims had some scratches on them. Hard to say if it was due to rough shipping or bad packaging, but when we opened up the box nothing looked out of place.
Other then these minor (and some not so minor) issues, the bikes handled like a dream and we rode them through the pouring rain with joy.
Just our luck that after days and days of tropical heat, today had to be the day that the tropical rain started.
It better not rain tomorrow!
Update 2008-09-04: Mission is sending me a new frame and replacement parts so I can fix the problems with my bike! Yay!
June 26th, 2008
Above is my new ride, the Clark Kent. Below is vlad’s madness machine.
Two pieces of awesomeness.
May 19th, 2008
365 days - 365 photos. I saw it, read about it, and decided to go for it. Already today, setting up my camera for the shoot, I learned a little bit about what effect different aperture settings on my lens have on the look of it’s bokeh. Cool eh?
Follow along here.
May 7th, 2008
Cory Doctorow once again shines with a fine analogy on how to best spread your creative works in this age of the internets.
1. Your work needs to be easily copied, to anywhere whence it might find its way into the right hands. That means that the nimble text-file, HTML file, and PDF (the preferred triumvirate of formats) should be distributed without formality — no logins, no e-mail address collections, and with a license that allows your fans to reproduce the work on their own in order to share it with more potential fans. Remember, copying is a cost-center — insisting that all copies must be downloaded from your site and only your site is insisting that you — and only you — will bear the cost of making those copies. Sure, having a single, central repository for your works makes it easier to count copies and figure out where they’re going, but remember: dandelions don’t keep track of their seeds. Once you get past the vanity of knowing exactly how many copies have been made, and find the zen of knowing that the copying will take care of itself, you’ll attain dandelionesque contentment.
2. Once your work gets into the right hands, there needs to be an easy way to consummate the relationship. A friend who runs a small press recently wrote to me to ask if I thought he should release his next book as a Creative Commons free download in advance of the publication, in order to drum up some publicity before the book went on sale.
I explained that I thought this would be a really bad idea. Internet users have short attention spans. The moment of consummation — the moment when a reader discovers your book online, starts to read it, and thinks, huh, I should buy a copy of this book — is very brief. That’s because “I should buy a copy of this book” is inevitably followed by, “Woah, a youtube of a man putting a lemon in his nose!” and the moment, as they say, is gone.
I am often very interested to see the statistics on who and what reads what and where. But I totally agree with what Cory has to say there. Let that shit fly like it has never flown before.
April 29th, 2008
I just finished a neat homepage for my favorite café: Mauro espressobar. I’ve been there more or less every day since I came back from Japan in august.
Excellent espresso from a man dedicated to creating excellent expresso. They also have other stuff like damn tasty focaccia and other fancy café foods and sweet sweet cakes.
Go there asap and get your espresso fix. It’s at Odengatan 52, near Odenplan where Odengatan meets Sveavägen.
I think the page and pictures turned out quite nicely.
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April 27th, 2008
My latest commission was to develop a therapist search engine. It’s pretty much done now, barring a few bugfixes and optimizations, as well as some much needed involvement from the client.
You need therapy. Find it here: http://hittaterapi.se
PS: It’s currently Sweden only.
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April 25th, 2008
Mathoonika is way of life based on the idea of the Mathoonikan Dream. The Dream in question is of a life where the most life can be lived, with the least possible effort.
In other words, live your life in such way that you can sip a cappuccino at any time of the day. Your income should preferably also be above that of humans that do not follow The Dream.
March 24th, 2008
I started a new blog on the side. This one is about music and art. Therein I shall post stuff that some may find artsy and nice.