[2012-12-20] Bellamy Brothers - Old HippieA tribute to Pi and the old man...
[2012-12-05] - Carl Michael Bellman - Fredmans epistel n:o 81 "Märk hur vår skugga"A wonderful piece by the Swedish poet Carl Michael Bellman, performed by a quite talentful young girl imo.
[2012-11-19] - Exercise
[2012-11-19] - V
I was pissed after watching a couple of episodes of the new (well.. 2009) version of V yesterday. Belonging to the 80-generation I was one of the kids who appreciated the original show and sure, I know that everything good that was ever produced and released for theater or TV when I was young will eventually be destroyed either by their makers or by someone else who buys the god damn rights to it. Also, I realize the reasoning behind how business models and target groups have changed to become much broader and to make money the plot has to extend to this and that but I just don´t care.
These motherf***ing marketing yuppies have destroyed everything from A-Team & Karate Kid to Conan the Barbarian, Miami Vice, Knight Rider and now V. I can´t understand that they have to sacrifice the entire credibility of the plot of just about any series on TV just to incorporate the Gilmore Girls fan club in the market group.
Let me explain the V example. A load of alien mother ships approach the earth and as the aliens proclaim they desire peace and exchange of services with humanity the worlds leaders agree on diplomacy with the aliens who are in secret working to enslave and finally exterminate the human race for the benefit of acquiring the earth for themselves.
Similar to us humans, the aliens have their leaders and theirs is called Anna (replaces Diana in the old series although Diana was just one of the leaders). The following contain spoilers...
Anna has a daughter whose mission is to find a boy for some purpose of which I am not yet sure since I haven´t seen more than two episodes. Nevertheless, she has a mission to find "the one", and naturally this "one" is the son of the main character in the series - Erica Evans, an FBI-agent who become the front line leader of the human resistance. Imagine the probability of this actually happening by coincidence, which it does in the series. Of all the aliens is has to be Anna's own daughter who gets the mission of finding the "one" and of all the boys on earth she could pick, she picks the son of the human resistance leader. I feel it´s the same with pretty much any series on TV nowadays. True Blood, Lost, Prison break you name it. Everybody is somehow related or have a very intriguing and intertwined relation to everyone and everything. It´s completely and utterly ridiculous.
In the old show the "hero" was a reporter whose son was nothing special but one of thousands of alien snacks stored in one of the many mother ships for future cozy TV-dinners. There was a silly part in one of the finals where there was a race mix girl who had supernatural powers that she somehow used to bring peace between the humans and the visitors. But that did not happen in the second episode and was way more elaborated and probable. Plus, the mother was just a regular white-trash American and the alien dad was just one of the soldiers. No relation to nor Frank Sinatra or Diana.
I just wish I could send a red cross packet with modern computers to the creative minds of the 80's.
[2012-11-10] - Gbg & hangover
Sums it up!
[2012-11-07] - Udir Panorama, early winter
[2012-11-03] - Bed time
Spent one night in the forests around Hällersåker, outside Göteborg.
[2012-11-01] - Ajungilak Denali
Todays purchase, the Mammut Ajungilak Denali - a sleeping bag with a tolerance down to -49°C and with a comfort zone between +10°C and -25°C.
[2012-10-31] - Me
A truly vintage photo from sometime in the 80's.
[2012-10-31] - Winter morning 2
[2012-10-30] - Winter morning
[2012-10-29] - Survivalism and Bushcraft
I found some really inspiring videos by this Swedish guy, Michel Blomgren. In this particular one he traverses Island by himself and from what I can gather from this and his other videos he´s more than a decent survivalist. The video work is not very good but you get the point and in the end that is what´s important. Also, check out his tutorial work - Survival with Michel Blomgren. Note: In Swedish.
[2012-10-29] - Oslo by afternoon
[2012-10-27] - Fall @Guldbergsvei
Fall @Guldbergsvei 10, Oslo - Home
[2012-10-26] - Udir Panorama
View from the office terrace at my office in downtown Oslo.
[2012-10-19] Joel Wolter - The cat
[2012-10-18] Work » Home
[2012-10-17] Redneck repeat music
Currently annoying my roomie.
[2012-10-17] Germany - Sweden 4-4Gotta love the german commentators reaction to the 4-4 goal around ~7:50.
[2012-10-16] RMA system - Revenio 0.9 releasedBeen working on a PHP framework to support generic RMA solutions. Today I released the first functional version. Below is the conceptual component diagram. It´s been slightly changed but the general idea was pretty accurate already on the pre-modeling stage. Applied in different scenarios but primarily available here.
[2012-10-16] Wise words from Alan Watt
Marcus Nordquist is, as you undoubtedly already guessed, my name. I am a 29 year old software engineer currently working from Oslo. This site works as a virtual dropbox for anything I would like to share and can´t find any other appropriate forum for.
Professionally I specialize in agile software solutions and processes. Like many others I come from a Java background but became a .NET developer. Although I don´t focus too much on specific languages or tools there is always something very beatiful about the sense of control that more primitive environments provide. The most important skill for any developer is still the ability to solve problems efficiently while delivering quality.
To keep sane I need to distract myself from computers and technology from time to time. This tendency has led me to my interest in survivalism/bushcraft at which I am an enthusiastic beginner.
regrads, [N] & doland