Tuesday, July 31, 2012

What am I looking at? Some Korean “rap” it seems, but this one’s a horrendous track with polished video. Be warned. PSY - GANGNAM STYLE (강남스타일)

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Flegmaatikot: Näijjoo. That’s one dope beat.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Last month, The New York Times reported that Facebook has been working on a major overhaul of its iOS app, seeking to improve performance by transitioning from the current HTML5-based app to a native Objective-C one. At the time, Facebook was said to be releasing the app the following month.

Facebook’s Team of Former Apple Engineers Focused on Improving iOS App - Mac Rumors

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


I love the new glass dock!

And I love Mountain Lion. It seems to be snappier than Lion - and the Notifications feature is pretty damn awsum, too. Let’s see if it replaces Growl for me.

I saw the trailer of Ted the movie yesterday, and this particular scene of THUNDER SONG stuck with me for the rest of the evening.

When we started planning the next version of Office, it was clear that touch was going to be a big part of how people used Office in the future, and we were excited about the opportunity to add a delightful new dimension to our apps. (via Office Next - Using the new Office with touch)

I’m curious to see how this one works out.  

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Rainy. I love summer rain.

Beetle Rock. Sequoia National Park. 2012

Scary umbrella man.

Whoa. That’s a great cover for an album. Also, Bat For Lashes is one of the better things to listen to.

(via Bat For Lashes – “Laura” Video NSFW The Haunted Man Cover - Stereogum)


Hot Chip - Look At Where We Are (Major Lazer vs Junior Blender Mix)

What a perfect summer track.

Open doors can be fatal. Protect Bicyclists. Before getting out of the car, look back for oncoming bicycles.

Today I started to listen to the albums listed in the coffee table book “1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die”, as I found this thick piece of light music trivia from a local book store for eight euros. The book starts off with Frank Sinatra’s In The Wee Small Hours (1955) which had not been heard by me before this evening. Next up? The first album of Elvis Presley…



communication is selfishness

“Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.” (Proverbs 17:28, NIV)

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Gotta love that Roks on the right.

Bigg Jus - Machines That Make Civilization Fun | Laitdbac Records

Link: Bigg Jus - Machines That Make Civilization Fun | Laitdbac Records

Bigg Jus - Machines That Make Civilization Fun

This album is the bomb. Aggressive, cold and very damn interesting.


Link: Strava

Strava is a cool service for tracking and sharing your bicycle rides. I love the simple design that both their site and that IOS app have. When you’re riding around you might get a time on a segment your friends have ridden through which makes it even more exciting when you get to compare your performance with them.

I’ve changed the name to The Return of 12 Play: Night of the Living Dead. I think it’ll be an R&B-like thriller album, if you will.

R Kelly - Page - Interview Magazine

R. Kelly interviews can be interesting - and this one most certainly is.

Hövding - the invisible-ish bicycle helmet seems to be pretty cool but I’m still not sure if this is an option easier than having a helmet with me. It kind of looks like a scarf which doesn’t really fit my style.

(via Hövding Invisible Bicycle Helmet)

Whoa. Light shines through the holes in the clouds.

Apple Airport Express

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Finland's Jolla Will Be The Ferrari Of The Smartphone World - Forbes

Link: Finland's Jolla Will Be The Ferrari Of The Smartphone World - Forbes

"That’s fine though – if there is demand for a Finnish designed Linux smartphone and Jolla can deliver that, I see no reason why they can’t make this a success."

Friday, July 20, 2012


smiley drop (by bamboozledbren)

As soon as I’m done with the higher level pimping of my Swobo Del Norte, I’ll get to the details. Now I’m pushing it towards all red and black color scheme and getting rid of the spacey silver parts.


New Alchemist song “Flight Confirmation” featuring Danny Brown and Schoolboy Q from the new album Russian Roulette. The song is ok, but the video is mind-boggling to say at least.

Hot track but like WAGAN said - mind-boggling video.

Thursday, July 19, 2012




shit’s all over the McDonalds drive-through rap

Vanessa Place - Global Conceptualisms. I am American.

Link: Vanessa Place - Global Conceptualisms. I am American.


List of Authors Whose Copy­rights Have Expired

The Flem­ish lit­er­ary pub­li­ca­tion nY (for­mer­ly Yang) is putting togeth­er an issue around the cen­tral theme of authors whose copy­right has passed because they’ve died more than 70 ye…

Wow. Lots of PD stuff.

Flickr Tells Internet to ‘Help Make Us Awesomer’
Stephanie Haberman, mashable.com

The Inter­net sound­ed the alarm and, so it appears for now, Flickr has answered the call. The photo-sharing site respond­ed on Thurs­day to a cam­paign cry­ing out for a revi­tal­iza­tion of the once-great ser­vice.

On Tues­day, the web­site…

Yes, let’s fix it. Should I apply?

Hello there crow.

Going going gone.

Awsum antigrav tricks.

Comforting Sounds is one of my favorite shoegazing tracks. Too bad Mew hasn’t been that great on their latest albums - maybe I should give them another try this weekend?Here’s a live version of that track they did for Yahoo.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I drove to Porvoo to eat at a wonderful restaurant, Bistro Sinne. Here’s a video from one of my favorite rock bands for several years, Nada Surf. Their latest album is pretty amazing - great for long summer nights in the archipegalo. (Video by nadasurf)

Hiivaspelttileipää #bread #bistro #restaurant #Porvoo (Taken with Instagram at Bistro Sinne)

Monday, July 16, 2012

Tallinn on a rainy summer day

Elka X Norse Projects raincoat

Me and Thomas spent the rainiest summer monday yet in Tallinn. It takes just about 90 minutes to reach our southern neighbors but man was that catamaran ride bumpy. Japanese tourists were emptying their stomaches left and right when the vessel was spinning around all X, Y and Z axes.

But how did we spend those 10 hours in the city? There was endless talk around such topics as traveling, games industry, partying, movies etc. - and more. But where?

  • Reval Cafe at Viru Keskus: weird club sandwiches (apricot jam with chicken) + cappuccino. 2/5

  • Beer House: I had forgotten that it’s Oktoberfest every day in this joint, but man was that mustard hot! My sausage pan of four different sausages and beans was pretty tasty. And yes, their locally brewed beer was still excellent. 3/5

  • Reede: shopping! I found myself a stylish rain jacket (Elka X Norse Projects) that’s cut in the shape of classic parka and is pitch black. 5/5

  •  Josephine Cafe: dark and comfy grandma type (or 1930s Paris) of coffee joint with tasty truffles and heavy chocolate cheese cake. Coffee was tasty, too. 4/5

  • Mad Murphy’s: well - it’s an irich pub and we watched some Tour de France over there while having some drinks. The ale they had on tap was tasty and cost just 3.5€ per pint. 3/5 

  • African Kitchen: one of my favorite spots to eat in Tallinn didn’t let us down. Wara was tasty, piri-piri chicken was tasty - 4/5.

We didn’t get our free crates of beer (I had spotted us a weird deal that included the day trip and two crates of A. Le Coq -beer, though, as the stormy weather made Linda Line cancel our cruise back home. Luckily we got seats from Tallink Superstar which was way more comfortable way of travelling back home.

Saturday, July 14, 2012


If you’re into finnish rap you could check the album of my cousin. (via Myskii | Pikkolo & Jaarli)

Tagging posts

Tagging my recent Tumblr posts can be quite a challenging task to complete. Luckily it’s sunday and I’m listening to my favorite tracks on Spotify - and am tempted to play some Red Dead Redemption on my Xbox360…

Friday, July 13, 2012

Home internets

Now let’s see how frustrating it is to have two separate internet connections at home:

  • one that is symmetric 50/50 (living room) - Zyxel (modem /) wireless router

  • one that is 24/2 ADSL (hall) with a D-Link modem / wireless router

There’s a dozen of wireless networks that I can see from here. Most of them are on other channels than 1, 6 or 11. I guess our living room walls are so thick that this Zyxel box of mine fails almost all the time. On another hand that D-Link gives strong signal to every room which makes me think I should somehow route our faster connection to the hall instead of living room. 


We’ve recently heard from many loyal Apple customers who were disappointed to learn that we had removed our products from the EPEAT rating system. I recognize that this was a mistake. Starting today, all eligible Apple products are back on EPEAT.


Apple - Environment - A letter from Bob Mansfield



Ralls’ Fine Ice Cream, 1934

Cadillac parked in front—about a 1930, though, I’m no Cadillac aficionado.

They used to sell Krylon at Stockmann.


Whaling Ships..

Raccoons washing their hands. Cute overload! (by nancylanestudio)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

This bandwidth cap on my mobile devices kills all the fun in mobile internet. It doesn’t kill the holiday mood, though. We’re under a constant attack of millions of mosquitoes which is annoying but this somehow belongs to the Finnish summer.

That video is from 2009 when I spotted a mole on the lawn.

Monday, July 9, 2012

#Holiday, additional tags would be #cloudy and #rainy. But luckily I’ve got a few books:

I was supposed to bring a ton of half/un-read magazines (Time, Fast Company, National Geography, Fortune, Pelaaja) but I forgot them on the floor of our living room…

Thursday, July 5, 2012

I love this BW photo.


Neil Young - Old Man

“About that time when I wrote (Heart of Gold), and I was touring, I had also — just, you know, being a rich hippie for the first time — I had purchased a ranch, and I still live there today. And there was a couple living on it that were the caretakers, an old gentleman named Louis Avala and his wife Clara. And there was this old blue Jeep there, and Louis took me for a ride in this blue Jeep. He gets me up there on the top side of the place, and there’s this lake up there that fed all the pastures, and he says, “Well, tell me, how does a young man like yourself have enough money to buy a place like this?” And I said, “Well, just lucky, Louie, just real lucky.” And he said, “Well, that’s the darndest thing I ever heard.” And I wrote this song for him.”
—Neil Young