Thursday, December 8, 2011

1957 Chrysler Diabol - what a futuristic vision.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011



Yeah. Metru Zu is bringing it again!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fifa 12

Dear Electronic Arts.

Why do you make me do the following each time I launch Fifa 12 and want to continue my season?

  1. Select English as my language

  2. Press start

  3. Select A so that I confirm Autosave to be okay (I have no other possibilities)

  4. Select career mode - and to move up twice to continue career instead of creating a new one or loading another career.

  5. Then I most of the time have to confirm all the unsaved progress might be lost.

What the hell EA - did you guys ever try to play a season yourself?

Thursday, September 1, 2011


This is genuinely Microsoft’s idea of a “streamlined”, “optimized” UI for Windows Explorer. They were so proud of it they wrote a blog post about it.

The post is a sort of masterpiece of crazy rationalization, but I think my favourite part may be this screenshot:

Here, they proudly overlay the UI with data from their research into how often various commands are used. They use this to show that “the commands that make up 84% of what users do in Explorer are now in one tab”. But the more important thing is that the remaining 50% of the bar is taken up by buttons that nobody will ever use, ever, even according to Microsoft’s own research. And yet somehow they remain smack bang in the middle of the interface. The insanity is further enriched by this graph:

Again, this is Microsoft’s own research, cited in the same post: nobody — almost literally 0% of users — uses the menu bar, and only 10% of users use the command bar. Nearly everybody is using the context menu or hotkeys. So the solution, obviously, is to make both the menu bar and the command bar bigger and more prominent. Right?

Microsoft UI has officially entered the realm of self-parody.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Stanga Cycling: Miksi Länsiväylä on poikkeus?

Link: Stanga Cycling: Miksi Länsiväylä on poikkeus?

Juuri näin, hyvää materiaalia.


Jonkin verran on puhetta Länsiväylän muuttamisesta kaduksi, mm. Facebookissa ja Soininvaaran blogissa. En varsinaisesti koskaan ole ajatellut, että Länsiväylä tunkeutuisi erityisen syvälle kaupunkiin, kunnes katsoin karttaa ja vertasin Länsiväylää muihin moottoriteihin:

Jostain kumman…

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The 2009 “remake” of The Prisoner (a TV series from 1960s) is surprisingly good. It might have gotten bad reviews in Metacritic but I seem to enjoy it anyway.

Whee, those photos look cold. Lake Baikal is one of the places I want to go - mostly for all the reasons you can see when you browse through English Russia’s photos.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Remember that sandstorm in Phoenix? Well it also got captured by talented photographers who got things quite right. See Flickr Blog for the handpicked few.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Beyonce is more or less awesome every time she performs. “Run the World” from Billboard awards includes crazy projected graphics combined with real dancers and so on. Watch it in full HD.

Beautiful plans for a passenger terminal building + bridge in Hong Kong. I really like how it all is combined into a multilevel complex that also has a park on top level. Oh, and it’s been designed bu Czech company Edit!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Where are my feeds?

I thought my recommended items from Google Reader would show up in Tumblr but it seems there’s some sort of mechanism that requires me to do some frequent logings / posts to the site itself so the feed could be live. Not cool.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Windows 8 preview video? Why not! Here’s one of the first ones I saw: production wise it’s not great but the UI itself is neat.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

New Coldplay track? Overproduced. I somehow dug Viva La Vida (maybe Brian Eno had something to do with the production values?) but this one is… Meh. Like Pete P. said they’ve changed a lot since Parachutes came out.

The seven signs of failure for internet startups

Link: The seven signs of failure for internet startups

Interesting article from Venture Beat. There are huge differences in how the startups grow depending on the way they’re founded and how everything is running for the first year.

Afrikan Tähti - Capetown (Taken with instagram)

I really hope that Mango is a good competitor for Android and iOS. I dig the snappy UI and there are definitely many interesting features. I still think W7 will either live or die with the application ecosystem so grab your popcorn and wait for the phones to be released by Nokia and other vendors…

Here’s a preview video (title says review but it’s from Microsoft so I’d not go there…) So: Windows Phone 7 Update 7.5 Mango Review (by AlxTiburon)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011



Urban Sql injection. WIN!

This just made my morning.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Makkaraa (Taken with Instagram at Unicafe Chemicum)

Snow (Taken with Instagram at Helsingin Yliopisto, opiskelijakirjasto)

Sunday, January 30, 2011


My treemap visualization of the most commonly used words in the latest iTunes TOS. The interesting stuff starts happening around the third or fourth level, in my opinion. I wanted to get a view of what Apple was really trying to say because (despite having to accept a new version of these terms almost monthly), I, like most people, have never read the text. Well, here it is in its essence. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

DJ Error presents Superstitious Technomix

Link: DJ Error presents Superstitious Technomix

Yay. Superstitious was most definitely one of my favorite labels of the mid 90s. Kirkkokatu massive!


  1. Velocity - Future (Superstition) 

  2. Jens - Loops & Tings (Remix) (Superstition)

  3. Marmion - Schöneberg (Marmion Remix) (Superstition)

  4. Paragliders - Paraglide (Blue Sky Mix) (Superstition)

  5. Steve Maison Experience Movement - Let There Be Rhythm (Mix To Heaven) (Think Green)

  6. Three´n One - Reflect (Misjah Remix) (Low Spirit)

  7. Lords of Octagon - Open da House (DMD)

  8. Virus - Sun (Jam El Mar Remix) (Perfecto)

  9. Quench - Dreams (Sirius Music)

  10. The Hypnotists - House is Mine ´96 (Baby Doc Remix) (Rising High)

  11. Lunatic Asylum - Meltdown 2000 (Hitch Hiker & Dumontdt´s “Love” Mix (Nebula)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Motivus Fitness Center has the possibility to pre-book seats from classes - like indoor cycling or bodypump. It seems their application (WebAikuri) doesn’t know anything about the classifications they’ve defined. That means I have to run the extra mile to remember if I actually have my monthly plan or 10x card set up the right way and I don’t have to pay any extra for the class I want to attend.