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» February 27th, 2008

Testing a mobile post.

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Me with cat in front of Kwik-E-Mart

» July 19th, 2007

Me with cat in front of Kwik-E-Mart

(Originally uploaded by popkick) finally makes it possible to become one of the yellow crew. Of course someone else should finetune your character, to make the caricature perfect. This one is all me. With Cat.

Via Wired’s Compiler Blog.

Open Source Detergent?

» July 6th, 2007


(Originally uploaded by popkick)

This box has been in our laundry room in the basement at least since I moved in. It might even be 64 bit…

Cooking a hotdog with electricity.

» July 4th, 2007

LED 1 (Originally uploaded by oskay)

For a nice show effect at your next party (including the fire, the panic, and the arrival of the fire brigade), how about cooking your food without those unnecessary intermediaries such as the stove and the oven. Just plug some raw power into those sausages and watch the magic. For real magic, you can even stick some LEDs into the wurst. So far, there’s unfortunately no mention on how to construct a wurst-based flip-flop, but it’s gotta be coming sooner or later…

When interrogated by the police and your insurance afterwards you can mention that I found this via Boing Boing.

Twitter Updates for 2007-07-03

» July 3rd, 2007
  • I’m drawing a schematic map of agricultural circles… #

Twitter Updates for 2007-07-02

» July 2nd, 2007
  • I am starting my 2 months vacation with a cleaning day. Monday is cleaning day, y’know? #
  • I just found out that Werder Bremen has a new main sponsor. Finally a big name, and no legal disasters or ventures into unchartered waters! #

Shower curtain mystery finally solved

» July 2nd, 2007

Why does the shower curtain move toward the water (and towards the current showeree)? Turns out that complex mathematical computations have finally revealed that the spray of the shower creates a vortex which in turn creates a low-pressure region that draws the shower curtain towards the water, and thus towards the body subjected to the spray. (via kottke)

A little bit of snow and a lot of trouble

» February 25th, 2007

Copenhagen experienced a temporary breakout of “extreme” winter weather during the last few days. During the snowstorm from Wednesday to Thursday, I’d estimate a total snowfall of around 20 cm. Now, although that’s a nice winter, It’s not really a lot of snow. What makes this cold period unusual to me though, is that – in spite of what this photo would suggest – there does not seem to be a single plow in all of Copenhagen. And instead of removing the snow, the Danes are combating the white force using salt, which works fine for a little snow and ice, but the result of throwing salt on this much snow is “white mud”.

Understandably, the heavy snowfall caused a lot of trouble for public transportation. Most S-Trains were canceled, and DSB allowed all passengers to travel free of charge on Thursday. Unfortunately, DSB seems to be as helpless as anyone else in coping with the white force. After 4 days, most of the lines are still completely canceled, and the remaining ones only run on a very irregular schedule.

Nevertheless, the last few days have offered very nice sceneries.


» February 8th, 2007

Some news from the personal front. Since last thursday, the first of February, I am in Copenhagen. I joined the Innovative Communications Group at the IT University of Copenhagen, and will be working on project on location based mobile services until the end of April. The ITU is a small and very young university focusing on reasearch and education in the field of information technology, especially on intersections to other fields, such as society, psychology, etc.

My master’s thesis is finally finished, and waiting to be accepted together with my graduation, which I hope will take place in March.


» December 1st, 2006