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
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
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
Whoa. That’s a great cover for an album. Also, Bat For Lashes is one of the better things to listen to.
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…
Monday, July 23, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
This album is the bomb. Aggressive, cold and very damn interesting.
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 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.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
"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
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.
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?
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)
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
A sweet list of people working on the New York Times graphics department. They’re the kings of the information visualization turf.
Monday, July 16, 2012
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
Friday, July 13, 2012
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.
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:
- Walking On Glass by Iain Banks
- A People’s History of the United States: 1492-Present by Howard Zinn
- Buddhism Without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening by Stephen Batchelor
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
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.”