Removing a tree stumb

August 25th, 2015

Had to remove an old tree stumb which had turned into an ants home. Spent 20 minutes of digging around it and also used the handsaw to cut some of the roots preparing for the big pull

All ready, the towing rope attached to the tractor

And voila, did actually go much easier than I had thought. Not a big hole either, good one.

Getting to ride a Ducati

August 25th, 2015

Last Tuesday I went together with my friend Kjetil to pick up his new Ducati 851

And I got to ride his Multistrada back home, must admit that I did not hesitate when he asked me for that favor

Being He-Man

August 7th, 2015

Trying to be He-Man, pretending to have the power of the universe. My tractor being Cringer, the fearless battle cat, helping me protect Castle Grayskull (our yard) against the evil forces of Skeletor (old garbage)

If you need to refresh your memory or add new skills about cartons from the 80´s, watch the video

Forest road tending

August 7th, 2015

The yearly duty has been done, the forest road has been taken care of.

Visiting Høgås Fort

August 4th, 2015

Together with Atle and the boys we went to Gan and visited Høgås Batteri today. Very nice and easy accessible, just park by the road and an easy walk for 5 minutes.

View over Øyern

And a lot of blueberries as well

Powershell - Bad numeric constant error

August 1st, 2015

First one up this morning, nothing else to do than enjoying myself with a bit of Powershell-scripting. Got stuck for a while, my script did not run due to the error "Bad numeric constant error". Turned out that I had a variable starting with a number...which apperantly is bad. Removed the number and voila, all fine.

How to show the dbm-number (signal strength) on iPhone

July 31st, 2015

My iPhone 6 seems to be a bit crappy when it comes to do what you expect a phone to do - that is being able to call someone. The most obvious reason seems to be the antenna being...crappy. I wondered if I could be able to see the signal strength as a number, so as always Google to the rescue. The solution which worked for me was found here Numbers instead of signal dots?

  1. Dial *3001#12345#* on your iPhone then press Call.
  2. You'll now enter Field Test mode. You'll notice a signal strength indicator on the upper left hand corner of your screen. You can toggle between signal strength bars and a number by simply taping on it
  3. At this point, press the home button to exit the app or if you would like the feature to be permanent, continue on. Don't worry, the process is completely reversible.
  4. Hold down on the Power button until you see the ‘slide to power off' bar. Do not power off the device
  5. Press down on the Home button until the app closes and you return to your home screen.


  • You can switch between signal as dots or numbers by double clicking on the indicator
  • Note that the number is negative, the closer you are to 0, the better, all explained here at Stackoverflow in full details "What is meaning of negative dbm in signal strength."

Travelling alone - pitstop in the mustache capital

July 30th, 2015

Travelling alone by train to Mosjøen today, going to pick up my two oldest boys, they have been on vacation for almost a week now. Pitstop in Trondheim, the mustache capital. This time, instead of eating at Burger King I went for Indian food, strong off course. And to drink I picked the most expensive beer I've ever tasted (as I remember), 0,6 l for 129,- NOK, was good!

Kick- and motorbike

July 26th, 2015

Had my motorbike for service a while ago, and to get from the dealer to work I brought my kickbike as well. Seemed a bit strange at first maybe...

Preparing the pasture

July 26th, 2015

This week I have been preparing pasture for our neighbors horses. My dad has helped me out (together with my neighbor and my brother). We have prepared the electrical fence and also did some forest tending using the pasture chopper (?).