Jag har 2 barn. Dom är lite grann
som alla andra barn. Högt och lågt
och kors och tvärs så fort så att man
aldrig har en tillstymmelse till chans
att hänga med.

Dom gör mig glad, arg, irriterad,
lycklig och flera andra känslor,
men ibland känner man hur
pappahjärtat smälter.

Jag sitter som vanligt uppe sent
så in i bomben, häckar framför
datorn och petar med lite grejer
till jobbet när jag hör dom små
släpande stegen i hallen som
indikerar att någon av grabbarna
är ute och vandrar i hallen. Ljudet påminner lite grann om valfri zombie’s gång.

Jag reser mig ur stolen samtidigt som ett litet rufsigt huvud plirar förbi dörrkarmen.
-Pappa, va gör du?

Hej David. Pappa jobbar lite.


Säger han och vänder och går mot sitt rum. Jag följer efter och frågar om han vill kissa.
-Men pappa, jag har redan gjort det.

Ok, tänker jag. All well and good.
David kravlar upp i sin säng och lägger sig på kudden.

-Ja, gubben?
-Kan du hjälpa mig med täcket.
Hm, tänker jag. Han brukar inte vilja ha täcke, men ok, jag bäddar om honom och pussar honom
på kinden.

-Godnatt David. Pappa älskar.

Där, där kommer dom orden som smälter vilken machopappa som helst.

Med sömnig och viskande röst.
-Pappa, jag älskar dig åsså.

Där glider David tillbaka in i sömnen och jag kan bara stå och titta på sonen som slumrar.

The value of various types of art

The value of various types of art

I ran into an interresting piece of thought this morning. Or rather, one of the people I follow on twitter
pointed me in the right direction. One half of the dynamic duo that is Penn & Teller pointed me to
a youtube video, here is the actual tweet:
Tweet from Teller





And me being the youtube junkie that I am, of course followed the link and was instantly awarded
with someone creating a stunning piece of art, inspired by Penn & Teller’s trick “Shadows”.
Now, I generally like to read the posters intentions for a video, because that can make the video
worth more and most of all, mean more then simply taking up some of my time. I think it is called
“Food for thought” and this video actually had a couple of thoughts that I couldnt help think about.

First off, here is the video:


And here is the posters cause and thoughts about the video:

I was reading through an Art discussion forum a couple of days ago, and came across the usual “Digital Art vs Traditional Art” topic. And while both sides had good arguments, one point really grabbed my attention and made me think:

“Traditional Art will always have more value over Digital because it is a one-of-a-kind piece. A digital piece can be easily reproduced and printed hundreds of times and used for anything (T-shirts, signs, posters etc.). It’s just data and pixels on a screen.”

I agree with the statement that a traditional piece is a truly one of a kind item. You can scan it and photograph it all you want, but It’s real. It exists in a solid form, It can also be destroyed and lost forever, whether it’s by a house fire, or a glass of water accidentally being spilled over it. But so can digital art. If not handled correctly, the document can become corrupt or lost in a hard drive crash.

I wondered, how could I make a digital painting (that is data and pixels on a screen) truly a “one of a kind”?

I’ll paint a digital picture, print one single copy, then erase it completely off my hard drive!

So this film and the one print sitting on my desk is all that remains of the painting. No pixels, no data. Just a single hard-copy of the painting.

The image no longer exists, so I suppose the entire video is the art piece now. It hurt me a little to destroy it, but do you think the (physical copy) painting has more value and artistic merit now that it is truly a “one of a kind”?

Peace out.
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Real time; 3-4 hours
Based off and a tribute to Teller’s (of “Penn & Teller”) signature magic trick “Shadows”

(To the author of the video, please note that I retained all your links as a small token to show my respect)

My thoughts in the matter really isn’t rocket science. The value of art, regardless of form for me is the effort
that the creator actually put into the art. Art in itself is supposed to touch you and stir thoughts and emotions
and regardless of form, or way of distribution, should be appreciated. But this also leads us into a speculation
on how to assess value on our own thoughts, because well, paint, canvas, painbrushes and such do cost money
but so do software licenses, wich albeit reusable, has a higher purchasing cost.

The creator of the Teller portrait has also the single existing copy of this image, since the file is deleted
and the only copies that remains are worse quality snapshots like mine. So how is the original valued?
Is it valued the same as a traditional artwork? Most likely not yet, but how about in a few years? Probably
still not as much. It is, as you may surmise, a paper with ink or laser toner spewed out over it. But the
effort remains the same, wouldn’t you agree?

And as an afterthought. First off to Mr Penn Jillet and Mr Teller. Whatever you guys do, you will have me
as a fan, ever since the day you ran over Teller with a truck and showed how it was done.

To the creator of the video: Wouldnt Blue Man Group’s “Shadows part II” work wonders with this vid?


Who is really leeching on who?

Who is really leeching on who?

Now, I am no Apple fan by any stretch of the road, but read this out fully before
you mac addicts burst up in flames.

iTunes is a vampire/leech/whatever bad description you can think of.
It has been stated by record companies aswell as artists, the self same companies
are also bashing spotify, however, they themselves own a majority in spotify.
It seems that the record companies really are scared that they are becoming
obsolete and that people are starting to realize it. Here’s a little thing about
those comments of “leeches” and similar that the record companies probably
doesnt want you to read, since reading may be caused by independent thought.

Ok, I can see that the artists that create a song wants to generate
a revenue stream. I dont begrudge them a revenue, but it is not something
that can be considered a “right” that just because you made a song,
you will make money of it. Let me give you a case in point:

The swedish edition of Absolute music 66 consists of the following lineup:

1. Born this way – Lady Gaga
2. In the club – Danny Saucedo
3. Just the way you are – Bruno Mars
4. Leaving home – Nicke Borg
5. Oh my God! – Moniker
6. Indestructible – Robyn
7. Price tag – Jessie J
8. F***in perfect – Pink
9. Like a prayer – Jay Smith
10. White light moment – Tove Styrke
11. Idiot – Lena Philipsson
12. 25 – Oskar Linnros
13. What the hell – Avril Lavigne
14. Heart and I – Robbie Williams
15. Loca – Shakira feat Dizzee Rascal
16. Are you leaving – Erik Hassle
17. Alive – Linda Pritchard
18. Desperados – Pernilla Andersson
19. The king – Playtones
20. 7 days and 7 nights – Brolle
21. I’m in love – Sanna Nielsen
22. E de fel på mej – Linda Bengtzing
23. Spring för livet – Sara Varga
24. Popular – Eric Saade
25. S&M – Rihanna
26. Me and my drum – Swingfly feat Christoffer Hiding
27. My heart is refusing me – Loreen
28. Hold it against me – Britney Spears
29. Higher – Taio Cruz feat Travie McCoy
30. Yeah 3x – Chris Brown
31. Dance alone – Love Generation
32. Baksmälla – Petter & September
33. Blow – Kesha
34. Just can’t get enough – Black Eyed Peas
35. Rocketeer – Far East Movement feat Ryan Tedder
36. I just had sex – Lonely Island feat Akon
37. More – Usher
38. Turn around – Flo Rida
39. Please don’t go – Mike Posner
40. Invincible – Tinie Tempah feat Invincible
41. Follow me home – Killabite
42. Animal – Neon Trees
43. The hunter – Melody Club
44. Like suicide – Christian Walz
45. I’m so happy – Salem Al Fakir feat Josephine Bornebusch
46. Jag vet vilken dy hon varit i – Håkan Hellström

It’s 46 songs, not bad you say, but take a look at the lineup again,
how many of these are songs that you actually would like to have in
your collection? For me, there are 1 song (maybe 2 if i stretch it)
and I will push it, its “Lonely Island Feut Akon – I just had sex”

But if I buy this cd, I will be paying off both Håkan Hellström
(in my eyes, a swedish version of the plague) and Britney Spears
(The american version of the plague) aswell as Salem Al Fakir. Nothing
personal about him, but …. no, i wont even start because I wouldn’t be
able to stop.

Now the price for this setup is as follows: (note that I am not a record
company executive, so I cant tell if these are actual numbers or not.)
Lets assume for simplicity that the artists on the disc will share what
the price is for the disc, IE not calculating store profit, cost for
packaging etc etc etc.

The CD in itself is 159 SEK, estimates to roughly 18-20 dollars.
There are 46 tracks. So, 159 divided by 46 is 3.45andalotomoredecimals.
So each artist is entitled to 3.45 per song. Some of these have dual
artists, so then divide 3.45 into with two (you have a calculator on your
computer, you do the math here) 3.45 ish or half of that per song…
3.45 is about 53 cent or thereabouts.

Now lets bring in the price for shipping, subract VAT (moms) and also,
the cut for the record companies and I am pretty damn sure that the take
would be a lot smaller, probably around half or even a third of those 53
cent so we are below 25 cent per sold disc per artist. And they think
iTunes is a leech? I dont know how much iTunes takes to list a song, but
I pretty much guess that at 99 cent per song, the artist will earn more per
sold song then these “collection CDs”

So .. since the price of this collection CD is about the same as a standard
one artist full length CD, it is still the same equation when you take in
effect that I mostly do not want ALL songs on a disc, there are 1 or 2 that
I really want. So, I have to by 12 pieces of what I consider to be crap
to get those songs. Not bloody likely. I would then rather listen to the
song through youtube or spotify, but guess what …. that is getting restricted
so, I am relegated to using iTunes or piracy, or if the device I choose
to listen to has streaming capabilities, spotify.

Now who is the leech? Itunes, or the record companies?

The timetravel back to 1984 begins (swedish)

The timetravel back to 1984 begins (swedish)

Att ladda ner ca 2800 låter är numera jämställbart med
en barnvåldtäkt eller brutal misshandel .

Detta har nu ifpi fastslagit tillsammans med tingsrätten
i och med domen mot en 60-årig man i uppsala idag.
Detta gör att de av oss som har laddat ner mer
än X antal filmer med andra ord kommer att tilldelas samma
straff som någon dömd för dråp eller liknande
enligt samma straffskala.

Detta ger också polisen (Jag vet, dom gör bara sitt jobb… eller
nej förresten, jag ska förklara det sedan.)
rätt att kräva ut uppgifter angående ett IP nummer av leverantörer.
I förlängningen innebär detta att FRA och IFPI tillsammans kommer
att trängas i våra internet-rör och avlyssna trafik för
att sedan stämma var och varannan liten finnig tonåring som
helt enkelt vill se om en film kan vara intressant innan
dom besöker biografen.

Så, vart fick jag då barnvåldtäkt och grov misshandel
ifrån Jo, härifrån:

Varför gör polisen inte sitt jobb då?
Eller snarare, varför tycker inte jag det?
Jo, för att svenska staten helt enkelt svänger efter
företagens pipa och låter sig styras av en gammalmodig
organisation med föråldrade distribueringskanaler och
panik då de ser att det går att sprida kultur genom
andra kanaler än deras egna.

Monetära organisationer tvingar med lobbyisters samarbete
polisen att gå deras ärenden och ta resurser från brott
som faktiskt har reella offer, och dessutom att få en sådan
straffsatts på ett brott som skulle kunna klassas som spridandet
av kultur. Ska vi hårddra det till att kräva att alla olika
avbilder av Mona Lisa ska brännas eftersom någon annan
äger rättigheterna.. Oj, förlåt mig. Leonardo har varit
död i mer än 75 år, men ni fattar poängen.

Hela systemet med lagstiftningen kring fildelning är
rutten och genomsyrad av finansierade intressen som
styr debatten åt än det ena eller än det andra hållet
och rättsväsendet som i mångt och mycket inte förstår
vad det innebär nickar snällt med mössan i handen
och hoppas att mer pengar kommer att skjutas till.

Jag skulle dock vilja veta om vi alla är lika inför lagen.
Enligt LAGEN själv är vi det. Per Gessle delade ut 9000 låtar,
lite styvt 3 ggr så mycket som mannen i uppsala, och erkände
det med, men är det någon här som har härt att Gessle har
suttit 4-6 år i finkan? För med tanke på mängden
så måste ju brottet klassas som grovt, inte sant?

Men vänta nu. Han är en artist. Han får fildela eftersom
skivbolaget inte vill bli av med en kassako…vääääänta
nu. Hur var det med lika inför LAGEN

Vissa kommer nu att debattera om att “brottet” begicks
för länge sedan. Jo, de kan måhända stämma, men lagen
om fildelning fanns redan PÅ PLATS NÄR DETTA SKEDDE
men ingen anmälan har formellt gjorts av skivbolaget
trots att GESSLE HAR ERKÄNT både för bolaget OCH för
media. Så, är man artist i ett stort skivbolags stall
så är man tydligen exkluderad lagen.

Betyder det att om jag börjar tillhöra jobba på trafikverket
att jag kan ha fri fart och ignorera kamerorna, eftersom
vägarna är trafikverkets “skötebarn”? (dumt och kanske galet exempel
men det är det bästa jag kommer på med så kort varsel)

Jag skulle vilja ha en prövning.
En LIKA INFÖR LAGEN prövning. Där artister och skivbolagsfolk
SAMT styrande politiker som röstade igenom fildelningslagen
får sin lagringsmedia kontrollerad av såväl MPAA, IFPI samt
BSA (Sök på Google om ni inte vet vilka det är) och att straff
utmäts till var och en enligt samma straffsats som mannen
i uppsala. Helvete, varför begränsa sig. Vi kan lika gärna
ta ALLAS datorer SAMT stänga av alla domäner. För vi har
ju redan fått veta att det är olagligt att länka med hjälp
av HTML, PHP, ASP samt annat scriptspråk.

Till de som röstade igenom fildelningslagen har jag följande
att säga:

Ni säger att den som har rent mjöl i påsen har inget att dölja.
Seså. Öppna era påsar (datorer) och visa det rena mjölet.

6 reasons why the guy who is fixing your computer hates you

6 reasons why the guy who is fixing your computer hates you

This is a blatant theft of a post. The original is found here:
I read it, and frankly, I loved it.

By my calculations, about 96 percent of all computer repairs are done, not by the local computer guy or the Geek Squad, but by The Friend Who is Good With Computers.
Often that friend is nothing more than an average computer user who knows how to look up error messages on Google, but it doesn’t matter —

Once they become known as TFWIGWC, they will get the call every time something goes wrong. And they will fix it, probably for free, because TFWIGWC pities you.

Still, any time a bunch of TFWIGWCs get together and share their computer repair horror stories, you learn that there are certain things their “customers” do that make them want to ram their head through a wall.

So, before I touch your computer, friend who may or may not do me a favor in return for this free repair job, here’s what you should know:

#6. Future Computer Problems Are Not Automatically My Fault

This computer is yours. You know exactly who has used it. It is in its current condition without any outside interference, especially from me. I, on the other hand, am about to spend several hours of my own time trying to get it back into the condition it was in before you or someone you love screwed it up. So, two months down the line if I get a call from you, saying, “That program you installed messed up my computer.” I will beat you until it causes hydrogen fusion. Or at least I will imagine myself doing it.
This is how it’s gonna go down, chief.

See, the vast majority of the computers I fix are broken because of some bullshit the owner has installed, like Weatherbug, or some program that changes their cursor into an amusing animated kitten. Or, they’ve been playing some online flash game that just funnels in malware as fast as their connection and processor will allow. While fixing your computer I will explain all of this, and talk about how an entire industry of malicious free downloads thrives purely because so many Internet users are trusting souls like you. You believe all men are good at heart, especially on the Internet, so no amount of antivirus warning popups will convince you that the people distributing “Wild Bill’s Poker Roundup” for free want anything but the best for you.

So, I go through and strip out the malware and toolbars and Trojans, then install protection like Malwarebytes or something like it to help block this type of deceptive shit in the future. Then, two months later, I get that call:

“Yeah, I don’t know what you did to my computer when you were here but it’s so slow now that I can mow the lawn waiting for it to check my email. I need you to undo whatever you did.”

At this point I will drive over, again, imagining myself slamming the owner’s dick in his own laptop. Five minutes after I arrive, this exchange will occur:

“Wait, where’s Spybot? The program I told you to leave on there?”

“I uninstalled that. It was messing up my computer. It wouldn’t let me play any of my games.”

But at least you have this fake scanner.

Yes, it was Spybot. Not the programs that I told you would cause the exact problems we’re looking at right now, you impossible dipsh- “Wait, where’s the antivirus?”

“Oh, I got rid of that, too. My cousin was downloading music, and it wasn’t letting him open the files, so we had to get rid of it.”

“Sure, sure. Now, this is going to seem like an odd request, but for this next step, I’m going to need you to take out your dick, and lay it on your laptop’s keyboard.”
Anywhere around the “G” key will do just fine.

#5. Expect One More Person for Dinner

“Wow, I didn’t think it would take that long,” you’ll say as I’m into hour two, removing eight months’ worth of stupid bullshit from your hard drive. “Is it going to take much longer?”

Yes. It’s going to take much longer. Much, much, much longer. Probably. See, the thing is, I have no way of knowing how long it’s going to take me to find the problem. That’s why before I came over here, I canceled all of my plans for the rest of the day.


The only reason I’m not punching you in the neck right now is because I know this ignorance isn’t your fault. Despite owning a computer and probably using one at work, much of your knowledge comes from Hollywood, and Hollywood hasn’t got the slightest goddamn clue what they’re talking about. In movies, everything from hacking the Pentagon to creating Kelly LeBrock can be done in one flurry of keystrokes.

Oh, that reminds me, we’re going to need some bras.

In real life, the same symptoms could be the result of any of three billion different problems. Especially when the symptom is that the computer is “slow.” Or when the thing you’re complaining about only happens once every two days, and never when I’m around. If it’s a result of the malicious software and other bullshit I was just talking about, remember that it’s specifically designed to be hard to remove.

Half the time I’m going to wind up Googling for other people who’ve had the same problem, because none of the standard spyware removal tools will do it. Half the time, my search will take me to a message board and I’ll find this:


User: ComputerGuy

Posted: 8.1.11, 10:24 PM

Subject: Trojan, Malwarebytes and Combofix Don’t Detect It

Body: (Exact description of the same problem we’re having)


User: Admin

Posted: 8.1.11, 10:36 PM

Subject: Re: Trojan, Malwarebytes and Combofix Don’t Detect It

Body: (Request for more information, OS, HijackThis logs, etc)


User: ComputerGuy

Posted: 8.2.11, 8:15 AM

Subject: Re: Trojan, Malwarebytes and Combofix Don’t Detect It

Body: Never mind, I fixed it.


User: Admin

Posted: 8.2.11, 8:29 AM

Subject: Re: Trojan, Malwarebytes and Combofix Don’t Detect It

Body: Issue resolved. Thread locked.

OK, try it now.

You might notice me becoming steadily more frustrated as this process repeats itself eight or nine hundred more times. And you’re making it worse by being the kid in the back seat who’s constantly asking, “Are we there yet?!” I want to make it clear: I have no problem whatsoever bending you over my knee and spanking your ass until you shit blood. Go find a movie to watch, and I’ll let you know when it’s fixed.

#4. Assigning Blame Is Not a Priority

The subject of who is to blame for your screwed up computer is sure to come up. There are a couple of reasons — one, some people, usually douche bags, live in a world where everything is somebody’s fault. The computer can’t just break. Somebody has to have broken it. Nothing “just happens,” right?

But other times it’s just that whoever’s computer I’m working on wants to make sure I know that they didn’t screw it up. It’s, “I told my son not to install that Firefox thing.” Yes, Firefox broke your computer, not the 27 “free screensavers” websites that each came with their own toolbar, or the hundreds and hundreds of sketchy porn sites.
“Yeah, but you were shopping on eBay the other day!”

But the focus here should not be on blame — I don’t want to hear how stupid your wife is. It needs to be on repair and preventative action, so that we don’t have to go through this again. And by “we” I mean “I.” And, the thing is, there’s a good chance you’re not going to want to hear why your computer is actually in this condition. At least not from me. Let me talk to your son in private, and you’ll be a much happier person. I’ve tried the direct route with parents before about their teenage son’s porn use, and how he’s not old enough to know to keep to the reputable porn sites, and it never, ever ends well.

“Bobby?! He wouldn’t do that. He’s a good kid.”

“Yep. He’s also a teenage boy with a volcano full of dick-related hormones that require an outlet.”
“OK, what’s the cup fo- OH MY GOD!”

“I know my son, and he wouldn’t. Maybe a hacker did it.”

“Yes. A hacker, out of the blue, decided to break into your computer and place temporary files onto the system in the hopes that a repairman would see them and then report them to you. Evil hackers have it in for your son, and this is by far the best way to do it.”

But even that isn’t as bad as when there is no kid involved at all. Then I have to figure out which spouse has the poop fetish. Saying the wrong thing to the wrong person can cause an instant rift in a marriage. But saying nothing at all means that the activity will continue the second I pull out of their driveway. And a month later, I’ll be getting the blame for the computer’s relapse. “You know, eBay sure does have a lot of popups for shemale porn sites these days.”

Respect peoples property.

Respect peoples property.

AGAIN my bicycle has been stolen, wich causes a slight conundrum.
The problem being, getting the kids to kindergarten seeing as our car is in the shop, but we can solve it
by having my lady take the bus to work and ill use her bicycle.

However, it irks me tremendously that people really dont think about the consequences of their actions
towards their fellow man. Ok, its a bicycle, its not the entire world right?

But what if I am really dependant of that bicycle to puzzle up my life and my transportation?
Do you really care? Probably not, because if you did, you probably wouldnt have stolen the bike in the first

So, what causes someone to steal a locked bike? It couldnt have been desperation, because then this
someone would have looked for an unlocked bike. The lock wasn’t cut in place, seeing as there are no
parts of it around, so my guess is that they lead the bike away and then cut the lock. So desperation is
out of the question.

That leads to someone WANTING the bike. But why? It wasnt one of those high end ones that costs
a fortune, rather it was pretty much a low end one that suited my purpose. So, I am proably not very far
off in guessing that whoever took it, took it because it was the one you could take with the least amount
of sound.

The one who stole it will most likely ever read this, I am pretty sure that this person doesnt sit around
reading blogs, but hey: Think your actions through each time and what the consequences of them could
be, both for yourself and for your fellow man and ask yourself, are you OK with that?

I would dare to say that you would feel better about yourself at the end of the day.