October 24, 2003
On this day
Our pointy-nosed friend, the Concorde, makes its last journey today.
An end of an era.
Also, we congratulate the Librarian who’s one year older. Just for him, this recipe for a mouth-watering Chocolate Tweed Cake
Posted by Nicklas at 12:02 AM
September 12, 2003
Posted by Nicklas at 02:20 AM
March 01, 2003
The Action Sampler
My four-lensed plastic - Made in China - camera arrived with special delivery yesterday, and this morning I went to the park with T to try it out.
Since the cameras trigger button stopped working after a few minutes and the shutter made it’s little mechanical turn on simply winding the film I managed to fire off 36 shots in a pretty rapid pace, creating no less than 144 small squares of photographic evidence.
On the way home I payed an extra £2 to get the film developed in 30 minutes at a quick-photo place and forewarned the lady behind the counter that the result might seem slightly weird. Some time later when I picked up my pictures I got a nod in agreement.
The pictures where weird. Blurry, divided in four, and lacking in focus.
That’s the way I want them, I said.
I managed to fix the shutter button on the camera, which had just got stuck in the open phase and I bought two rolls of 800 ASA film.
I got 4 good photos out of the first roll, and another 8 decent ones. About 12 really stank, and the rest where not really worth mentioning. Things can only get better.
Posted by Nicklas at 11:29 PM
February 26, 2003
More Ready than ever
The Librarian sent me some links
It seems like the world is taking a great interest in ready.gov
Posted by Nicklas at 11:44 PM
February 25, 2003
Make A Plan
Posted by Nicklas at 11:54 PM
January 29, 2003
I have been listening to an audiobook - the second coming of steve jobs - for the last day or so. It covers the rise of the desktop computer, amongst other things, and over and over again the same four letter acronym crept up; PARC - the Palo Alto Research Center.
If the theory that current technology - including Velcro and TV dinners - where given to us by alien creatures from another world, far more advanced than ours, then this is where they all must be working.
I must investigate this further. Also - the masonic link need researched. I feel like I’m on to something here.
As I’m writing this the server, (or is it my internet connection?) starts acting strangely. Everything has slowed down to a grinding halt. I can’t upload this page on the first or second attempt. It’s like they’re on to me. If I’m never heard from again, let this be my everlasting statement…
Posted by Nicklas at 11:05 PM
January 28, 2003
I spent the day ripping my hair out over a form tickbox that would show "True" instead of "False".
At twenty to five i realised that a blank space had made it's way into the database, resulting in the erroneous reading.
sometimes it's the small, insignificant things in life that are the most annoying.
Posted by Nicklas at 10:21 PM
January 17, 2003
This could be the start of a beautiful Project
I met C in early 2000. He was responsible for an interesting website, I had just started takete.
We found that we had a lot of ideas in common and decided early on that we had to collaborate on a project. We weren't quite sure what the project would entail, but we both new it had to be done.
Three years later, yesterday to be precise, the project finally started. It's still incredibly embrionic, but I'm sure it'll be worth the wait. Stay tuned.
Posted by Nicklas at 11:57 PM
January 11, 2003
Sounds like "The Shining"
The sound of the pedal car going across the floor, onto the carpet and then down onto the hard floor again, riding throught the hallway in the Overlook Hotel in The Shining is an outstanding example of how sound can drive a scene, proving that cinema doesn't have to be a purely visual medium with a Hollywood Symphony Orchestra providing a boombastic wall of shlick emotional backdrop.
Someone told me that Mr Kubrick died before all the sound editing was finished on "Eyes Wide Shut". I can't help wondering what the film would have been like with different sound.
Maybe it would have been the masterpiece we'd all been expecting?
Posted by Nicklas at 11:37 PM
January 07, 2003
Apples new browser Safari has been available for a few hours now.
It's based on the open source konqueror project.
On first impression it's a really nice browser. Better looking than most, and with features similar to the current version of Chimera. All I miss is the tabbed browsing, something that versions of konqueror has enjoyed since June 2002, so it might be in the pipeline.
January 05, 2003
Daily Photo Project
I really like this site.
I wish I had an ounce of the (obsessive compulsive) determination needed to persevere year after year with a project like this one.
I like to abandon my projects after a couple of months. Always.
December 13, 2002
Morten Conroy - Christmas in Shanghai is the only seasonal music you need. Trust me on this.
Today is Lucia, the Swedish festival of getting drunk and falling asleep in a pile of snow. I will celebrate with a small glass of punsch.
Skål Kosmonauter. (and happy birthday mum)
Posted by Nicklas at 11:48 AM
December 03, 2002
Corduroy Fetishists Unite
As I read all Uncle Tweeds mail, I was privy to this email, recieved the other day:
To: uncletweed @ takete.com
I am "frenchbaldman" and was absolutely enthousiast at seeing that you made a link to my personal profile where I write that i am very into corduroy fascination.
Who are you? where are you?
How to share our common passion for corduroy?
Take care of you.
The question is - what should I advice Uncle Tweed to do, and what should his reply be? The seedy underbelly of the world of the Corduroy fetishist is a dangerous place to dive into. Please Advice.
Posted by Nicklas at 10:42 PM
December 02, 2002
soma fm back on air
rejoice, rejoice! somaFM is back on the air with the radio stream of choice, Groove Salad again facilitating headphone bliss provided a healthy internet connection is at hand.
Internet radio is one of the main reasons I would consider upgrading my retro 56k connection to something a bit faster.
Posted by Nicklas at 05:17 PM
November 15, 2002
D found Mr Scavelli whilst searching through the U.S. Postal Inspection Service Most Wanted records.
Scavelli is wanted " FOR UNLAWFUL POSSESSION AND DISTRIBUTION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES (LSD) THROUGH THE MAILS"
and is "Known to frequent Grateful Dead Concerts"
Posted by Nicklas at 11:07 PM