Thursday, August 30, 2012

Selah Sue performs tonight at Huvilateltta. I am pretty damn excited about it because I’ve been playing her self titled album repeatedly.  There’s also Liz Green which is definitely a bonus. Helsinki Festival brings interesting artists to the town every year - thank you!

Kilpailijoiden tehtävänä on koodata oma tekoäly eli botti, joka liikuttaa kaksinpelissä mailaa kuten 70-luvun suosikkipelissä Pongissa.

I love this site. Hello World Open - Reaktor

Samsung has released a full range of Windows 8 gadgets. It really seems like Nokia does not have any kind of advantage on that oh-so-close relationship with Microsoft, because they were not able to bring their W8 phones out first.

(via Samsung ATIV)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Bronzemurder is still friggin amazing story of one game of Dwarf Fortress. Too bad the game itself is so difficult I never got into it. Should I give it the third shot?

(via v0.31:Stories/Bronzemurder - Dwarf Fortress Wiki)

If you only had 49 hours to spend in San Francisco, what would you spend it doing? With so much great food, activities and sights to see, it may be hard to make a decision. But we’ve got you covered. We took a poll around the office and here’s what GOOD staffers love that can only be found in San Francisco.

GOOD’s 49 Hours in San Francisco - Cities - GOOD

Posh is the New Swag

Oh, I bet you think you know it all don’t you? You’ve seen the Odd Futures. You’ve watched Yonkers. You’ve had the argu­ment about whether say­ing “fag” is OK or not (even though when Cart­man said it in last week’s South Park you laughed, …

Article about Metro Zu on Noisey.

I want to see Cosmopolis when it’s out on 31. of August here in Helsinki. 

Everything Dibs has ever done is essential listening to those enjoying that good old antifolk vibe. Or just great vibes in general. That’s why I’m pointing you towards a journey that starts with his new album 5AM Awake in Bed.

(via 5 AM AWAKE IN BED | Dibs)

Monday, August 27, 2012

Yeah! That new album from Stars can be pre-listened on NPR. I love it already.

(via First Listen: Stars, ‘The North’ : NPR)

Mishka Bloglin » Blog Archive » Jack Black Is Murderously Brilliant In Linklater’s Bernie

The cast­ing of a movie can be pre­dictable and sur­pris­ing, but some­times it can be down­right genius. Such is the case with Jack Black in the title role of Richard Lin­klater’s tri­umphant com­e­dy Bernie. Black, who worked with Lin­kla…

Jack Black in Bernie.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Wow. That’s a bit scary even when that swimming pool is just 33 mieters deep.

(via Nemo 33 world s deepest swimming pool | Other | Gear)

Metro Zu beat tape - out now for five bucks or more. Highly recommended for all of ya’ll.

(via Metro Zu)

A prominent group of scientists signs a document stating that animals are just as “conscious and aware” as humans are. This is a big deal.

Animals Are as With It as Humans, Scientists Say : Discovery News

(via Ne saalistavat öisin « Tattooing by Jussi Kokkarinen)

The National Security Agency’s Domestic Spying Program -

Link: The National Security Agency’s Domestic Spying Program -

Pretty crazy how huge Stellar Wind seems to be.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Joey Bada$$ Feat. CJ Fly - Hardknock (Official Video) (by HipHopTwentyTwelve)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

I’m not the biggest fan of decorative glass items but this glass figure of Eurasian Eagle Owl makes my heart go BOOM! (via Iittala - Tuotteet - Sisustaminen - Birds by Toikka - Uhuu 160 x 260 mm)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

But, alas, somebody ultimately noticed. The price peaked on April 18th, but on April 19th profnath’s price dropped to $106.23, and bordeebook soon followed suit to the predictable $106.23 * 1.27059 = $134.97. But Peter Lawrence can now comfortably boast that one of the biggest and most respected companies on Earth valued his great book at $23,698,655.93 (plus $3.99 shipping).

(via Amazon’s $23,698,655.93 book about flies)

We wish to help our clients to develop better mobile services, and therefore we have prepared a comprehensive information package on the Finnish mobile content market.

Idean » Idean’s report analyses mobile trends in Finland 2012 - 2015

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012

JPL C Coding Standard

Link: JPL C Coding Standard


The Mars Science Laboratory has 500,000 lines of C running on VxWorks and following these rules, including:

  • no dynamic memory allocation (all stack, no heap!)

  • no functions longer than 60 lines

  • no recursive functions

  • no mutexes

  • no goto :(

  • no crashing

Kantakaupungissa asuva joukkoliikenteen käyttäjä taas näkee sen, kuinka tiiviissä kaupungissa liikkumistarpeet hoituvat kävelyn, pyöräilyn ja joukkoliikenteen yhdistelmällä - ja lähiöiden autoilijat tulevat tuhoamaan viihtyisän kaupunkiympäristön autoillaan.

Mikko Särelä: Liikkumistarpeista

(via The Abandoned Bikes of New York City)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Nykysysteemissä kaikki siis voittavat - paitsi verottaja. Tämä on kreikkalaisen verojärjestelmän saareke keskellä ankaran verotuksen Suomea.

Kilometrikorvaus - ihan kuin kreikkalaista verotusta ja siksi niin ihanaa - Uutiset - Talouselämä

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Textmate 2 goes Open Source

Link: Textmate 2 goes Open Source

If you ask me this is most likely the end :(

Here’s What Happens To Google Employees When They Die
Meghan Casserly,

It’s no sur­prise that the employ­ee ben­e­fits of Google are among the best in the land—free hair­cuts, gourmet food, on-site doc­tors and high-tech “cleans­ing” toi­lets are among the most talked-about—but in a rare inter­view with Chief Peo­ple…

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Ruudolf - Jalokivii tiputtelen (by CocoaHelsinki)

Oh wow, 29C3 will be held in Hamburg! That means I’m going there in the end of 2012 if I’m not spending my holiday far away. Kudos, Hamburg is a wonderful city, too!

(via Why did you move the CCCongress to Hamburg (of all places)?)

"Shed Some Skin" kickstarter - please give what you can

Link: "Shed Some Skin" kickstarter - please give what you can


Dashan Coram was a musical inspiration and dear friend to many. He passed away this spring, and left behind a huge collection of music he wrote and recorded, but his Secret Salamander record “Shed Some Skin” was his last, beautiful, weird, incredible gift to us. We need to share it with you. Please take a look at the kickstarter and donate whatever you can!

Compromising On "No Compromises"

Link: Compromising On "No Compromises"


Tom Warren on Office 2013 RT for Windows RT (which sounds as ridiculous as “C++ for You++”):

To optimize for Windows RT, Microsoft has made the decision to remove a number of features from its Office 2013 RT release to ensure battery life and reliability are not impacted on tablet devices.

Windows chief Steven Sinofsky, a year ago talking about designing for Metro (a codename all along, we swear):

Our design goal was clear: no compromises.

He’s technically making the argument as to why Microsoft decided to include the don’t-call-it-Metro component alongside the more traditional desktop component in Windows 8. But isn’t it a little odd that Microsoft is so adamant about “no compromises” (he goes on to say it four more times, with exclamation marks!) and yet, with WIndows RT, it seems to be all about compromises? 

For good measure, Sinofsky further down:

Windows 8 brings together all the power and flexibility you have in your PC today with the ability to immerse yourself in a Metro style experience. You don’t have to compromise!

Right. Unless you buy a Surface or any of the other ARM-based tablets. Then you will have to compromise!

I continue to believe this is going to be a giant mindfuck of confusion for consumers.

Monday, August 6, 2012

No Doubt : News : Settle Down (Major Lazer Remix)

Link: No Doubt : News : Settle Down (Major Lazer Remix)

Oh yeah: Major Lazer remixes No Doubt!

How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking

Link: How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking

Mat Honan,

In the space of one hour, my entire dig­i­tal life was destroyed. First my Google account was taken over, then delet­ed. Next my Twit­ter account was com­pro­mised, and used as a plat­form to broad­cast racist and homo­pho­bic mes­sages. Here’s th…

Great piece about the Honan Hack story onWired.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

This ski mask is pretty damn cool - and very scary.

Good morning to me!

Pixel art and the art of preserving pixel size

Link: Pixel art and the art of preserving pixel size


I’ve made three games whose art style could be described as “pixel art”. What is typically meant by this is “graphics that exaggerate pixels”, with images built of “blocks” larger than the smallest points the display can show. “Big pixels”, right?

I’m often asked this question about those games:

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Not all “local” suggestions are for locals only.

That’s why you should read this New York Times blog about Helsinki. In Helsinki, Going Where the Finns Go -

It’s hard not to argue with this photo.


Exclusively on “This [film] is about patient and dedicated teaching, about learning to look and visualize in order to design, about the importance of drawing. It is one designer’s personal experience of issues that face all designers, expressed with sympathy and encouragement, and illustrated with examples of Inge [Druckrey]’s own work and that of grateful generations of her students. There are simple phrases that give insights into complex matters, for example that letterforms are ‘memories of motion.’ Above all, it is characteristic of Inge that in this examination of basic principles the word “beautiful” is used several times.” Matthew Carter, type designer, MacArthur Fellow “This film is absolutely beautiful. I’m so impressed with it and learned so much in such a compact piece. I feel like it picked up were Helvetica left off with the subtle principles of typographical balance and some early history stemming from the human hand. Your wonderful teaching approach comes through loud and clear and stands as an inspiration and model for others including myself. This is fantastic.” Luke Geissbuhler, Cinematographer of Helvetica and other films “A great documentation of the visual values we hold dear.” Roger Remington, Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design, RIT “A fine, insightful and educational documentary. It captures Inge’s work as a designer and educator, her thinking and her SEEING, in a wonderful and most perfect way. Truly Inspirational!” Hans-Ulrich Allemann, Designer/Educator “A great story beautifully told.” Ken Carbone, Designer, Chief Creative Director, Carbone Smolan Agency

Reincarnated is a must-see documentary (or mocumentary?) of Snoop Dogg - or should I call him Snoop Lion these days? Anyway - Calvin Broadus is one amazing musician and now he’s collaborated with no other than Diplo for the whole album. Crazy!

Wood Wood is one of my favorite brands right now. Tony led the way to see their excellence and now I’m kind of hooked on their materials, cuts and playful color schemes. They’re nicely Scandinavian but they’ve got edge that I love. They’ve got sale going on and I got three sweaters for myself (two striped ones and one that’s multicolor madness) which are inspiring, and little something for Ako, too.

Three new levels of Angry Birds Space changed everything on the leaderboards. Before I used to be on ranked 1870th out of 6.3 million, but after three-starring those I’m now on place #427 out of ~6300000. Pretty cool, but I know my boy Thomas is coming right at me…