Archives for: "May 2006"

The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline

May 31st, 2006

I'm currently watching the program "Extreme Oil: The BTC Pipeline" Read more at http://www.pbs.org/wnet/extremeoil/journey/btc.html . You can also read about the pipeline at this webpage http://www.wsws.org/articles/2005/may2005/oil-m31.shtml . I found it very interesting! Oil and water will make wars, no doubt!

Thin Lizzy - Whiskey in the Jar

May 28th, 2006

It's been a while since I bought this album, just haven't found the time to publish it here. Bought it when driving to Sunnmøre this easter. Thin Lizzy is still playing, just see http://www.thinlizzylive.com, but if you ask for my opinion Thin Lizzy is Phil Lynnot, and since he is dead, Thin Lizzy is best to be remembered for their old hits. Their story can be found here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thin_Lizzy

Thin Lizzy

The most fattening coctails

May 28th, 2006

You won't be drinking after this, or at least, you realize that when drinking you don't need to eat :-) http://www.forbes.com/health/2005/08/10/cocktails-calories-lifestyle-cx_sy_0810feat_ls.html

Renovation - New doors

May 26th, 2006

Today we have had help from Per, the carpenter they used when renovating Elins home. The door bell rang at 06.50 A.M!! God damn that's early to start working, especially since we sat up late last night watching Magnolia. Anyhow, the doors are now mounted, and I just needed to go to Maxbo seven times!!

Just started, one door mounted

Door1

From inside the bathroom

Door2

Per and Anders working, this door gave them quite a lot of headache

Door3

The main entrance door, finally!!!

Door4

Regain control of your computer

May 26th, 2006

Wondering if you should install a programe, check this site first, for instance Kazaa...no, no, no!!! http://www.stopbadware.org/

Banger Racing at Eksismoa

May 26th, 2006

Today, or more correct - yesterday, Espen, Elin and me went to Eksismoa http://www.eksismoa.no, despite Anders Glende lack of acceptance, to watch banger racing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banger_racing. We had a lot of luck, it rained cats and dogs right until ten minutes before we arrived, after that it was no rain and a bit of sun. We also meet Bunæs there, and joined him and his friend. Elin loved it!!

Espen explaining Elin about Banger Racing

E and E

Elin, Daniel and Kjetil

John Deere

The cars speeding around the track

Racing

It's raining frogs

May 26th, 2006

In the film Magnolia it rains frogs at the end of the movie. I had to search the Internet and find out why - here is an explanation http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/ask-teacher/6315-idiom-raining-frogs.html.

Elins opinion was that this was mentioned in the bible, so I had to do a new search. So from this site "The secrets of Magnolia" http://kempa.com/articles/mag82/ I found

Exodus 8:2 in the bible reads: "And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs." Supposedly there are over 100 occurances of the numbers 8 and 2 within the movie, foreshadowing the coming 'storm'. The '100 references figure comes from the following interview excerpt:

In Norwegian:

Fra Andre Mosebok 8.2:

Da sa Herren til Moses: «Gå til farao og si til ham: Så sier Herren: La mitt folk fare, så de kan tjene meg. 2 Nekter du å la dem fare, vil jeg plage hele landet med frosk.

Fant dette på http://www.bibelen.no, jaggu var de glade i frosk i Andre Mosebok gitt!!!

Release concert

May 25th, 2006

Yesterday we went to the release concert for the band Orangos new EP. Quite good, read more about them at their own webpage http://www.orango.no It was down by the time I wrote this, hopefully they get back up and running real fast...

E-Norge and Open Standards

May 23rd, 2006

From a mail I got here the other day

Hei

Jeg er lei meg for at det har gått så lang tid før du har fått svar fra oss.

Spørsmålet om bruk av åpne IT-standarder er noe vi arbeider intenst med her i departementet om dagen. Som du har sett av rapporten fra i fjor (og høringssvarene) så har det vært stor interesse omkring dette. Det er mange statsetater og kommuner som er opptatt av om det kommer føringer og krav som vil koste penger. Mange utenfor offentlig sektor blir også berørt. Derfor må vi passe på å vinne forståelse for saken i relevante miljøer og legge til rette for gode analyse- og beslutningsprosesser som instansene kan ha tillit til. Med andre ord er det et betydelig forankringsarbeid som må gjøres. Regjeringen har behandlet saken, se pressemeldingen fra 7. april:
http://odin.dep.no/fad/norsk/aktuelt/pressesenter/pressem/071001-070013/dok-bn.html

Neste steg er, som det fremgår av pressemeldingen, å etablere et eget standardiseringsråd som kan utarbeide anbefalinger på konkrete problemstillinger. Jeg regner med at du vil se flere nyheter om dette i løpet av sommeren/høsten, men jeg kan ikke være mer konkret akkurat nå. Etterhvert som vi får dette apparatet til å "rulle" vil vi ganske sikkert legge opp et nettsted hvor alle interesserte kan følge med på det som skjer angående IT-standarder i det offentlige.

Takk for interessen!

mvh
Henrik Linnestad
IT-politisk avd
FAD

Jet - Get Born

May 22nd, 2006

PeA introduced me to this band when he came back from Australia a couple of years ago. Now I've bought it. http://www.jetmusic.co.uk

Get born

Funny videos

May 22nd, 2006

My car has now

May 21st, 2006

...passed 40000 kilometres, and shiny as alway, Leon has recently polished it. For the record, the picture was taken on the highway, where the speedlimit is 100 KMH. 40000

Political censorship of two movies in America

May 21st, 2006

Go America, no wonder I did what I did yesterday http://www.filmweb.no/filmnytt/article100827.ece

Renovation - the small bedroom II

May 20th, 2006

Today we started tearing down the wallpaper in the small bedroom. It's boring, especially since this is the fourth room we are renovating now.

Elin working

Wallpaper

Luckily there are spots on the wall without wallpaper. Have teared down the lists as well.

Small bedroom

The entrance door, three inner doors and the laminate for the small bedroom lying in the living room waiting to be mounted

Doors

I've joined Amnesty

May 19th, 2006

After seeing the program made by Frontline http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/us/ about the war on terror I've accepted to become a supporting member of Amnesty. Read more at http://www.amnesty.no.

Amnesty

If you ever wonder what would happen if Bush and Rumsfeld would be able to do what they really want, you should see V for Vendeta http://vforvendetta.warnerbros.com/ "People should not be afraid of their government, the government should be afraid of its people"

Status message in Lotus Notes

May 18th, 2006

Did some stuff in our internal CRM system, when I noticed the following message while waiting for a response: Key thought of a response

wtf?

Renovation - the small bedroom

May 16th, 2006

Yesterday we started tearing down the wardrobe in the small bedroom. By the end of the week we hope to have finished the process of getting rid of the old stuff, so that we next week can start building it up again. By mid June we have to be finished when my grandmother comes to visit us.
The first picture shows me doing the fun part :-)

Wardrobe

Everything down

All down

New ventilator

Ventilator

Humans and daffodils

May 14th, 2006

Did you know that we share 33% of our DNA with the daffodil, and 50% with the fruitfly - jezzes...

Renovation - Painted bedroom and lists

May 11th, 2006

Elin has now painted the bedroom, first in some lilac kinda color, then changed it in to some light brown, latte color. The shades has come up, and I've done some listing inside the wardrobes. We have also had to do some filing in the hall because when mounting the wardrobe the carpenter had to attatch the ceiling on to the roof!! More pictures can be seen if you press "read more".

You can see the initial color on the wall here

Color

This is the wallpaper Elin has choosen, she was given full freedom of choice in this room

Wallpaper

The shades, 100% sunproofed!

Shade

The ceiling in the hall finally mounted :-)

Ceiling

And the list, I've done it all alone!!

List

Summer is here

May 10th, 2006

Yesterday my car lost the gangster cap, in other words the skiing roof box is off and the snow tyres are off. And on Friday it will be delivered to Leon at http://www.bilshine.com. I will have a new car by the time he is finished!!!

A quote from A-Magasinet

May 8th, 2006

In Norwegian

-Du skriver at folk i 30-årene er en generasjon arbeidsnarkomane med dagdrivermentalitet. Er det fordi vi vil forene uforenelige ting, at livene våre ikke går opp?
- Ja, jeg tror det er litt derfor. Vi er en generasjon som har identiteten vår sterkt knyttet opp til jobben, samtidig som vi jobber mindre og mindre overtid. For å få det bra i dag, må man godta at hastigheten er en god ting i seg selv. Går en og venter å finne roen, kan det ta lang tid.

Can't remember who was interviewed, but is was a Norwegian writer in this weekends A-Magasinet at least, and the journalist was named Tonje Egedius.

The Cardigans - Super Extra Gravity

May 8th, 2006

Nina sings - nuf said

Cardigans

Renovation - Voluntary communal work (dugnad)

May 7th, 2006

This weekend we have had voluntary communal work, in Norwegian "Dugnad" http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dugnad, in our housing cooperative. Some of the work was done on the windows in our appartement, so I consider it to fit in the category Renovation in my home page. Elin is reported sick until the 14'th, she sleeps more than usual, but is still able to do some work when awake. She has painted the bedroom today, more pictures to come from there. Anyhow, here are some pictures from this weekend, click "read more" see them all

Lunch outside on Saturday
lunch

Painting the windows outside, they need to be replaced in a few years

Window

The livingroom is complete chaos right now

livingroom

Barbie Bones - Death in the Rocking horse factory

May 5th, 2006

Another one for 20 at Platekompaniet, and a great memory for AJ, so I had to buy it
Barbie Bones

Renovation - the wardrobes

May 4th, 2006

Finally we are now finished with the wardrobe in the hall and in the bedroom. The only thing left now is the lists inside the wardrobe. We are pleased with the result! Click "read more" to view all pictures.

Bedroom

The hall, I even managed to finish the paneling yesterday.
Hall

Camaros - Glad, Evil and Bad

May 3rd, 2006

A Norwegian band, playing blues. Like it? ...not quite sure... http://www.camarosrock.com/
evil

Thirteen Senses - The Invitation

May 3rd, 2006

Just another album costing only 19.90 at Platekompaniet. Easy listening at work http://www.thirteensenses.co.uk/
Invitatoin

Concerned parent?

May 3rd, 2006

Are you afraid that your child will spend the weekend at high speed in your car? Now you are able to track every kilometer the youngster spend in the car by using Totalguard from the Norwegian company Guard Systems. Big Brother comes to your house :-) http://www.guardsystems.no/

Fifty years with the tuba

May 2nd, 2006