My latest book: Microservices Best Practices for Java

May 22nd, 2017

Its a book, but work related, not leisure at all. Read it to get a grasp of IBM WebSphere Liberty.

6000'th celebration

May 16th, 2017

Just noticed my email recycle bin

First bike ride last Tuesday - Elk(-s) at sunset

May 11th, 2017

Had my first bike ride this year three days ago, nothing really special about that, just me not wanting to go bike riding when its cold...which makes no sense since it was only 3-4 degrees above celcius that day, but enough about that. What made the ride a bit special was the amount of wild life I saw during that long hour I was outside. One dog, which was a bit to curious and almost seemed to want to block me. And then three rabbits running scared in front of me (why run in front of me on the road, why not just go left or right and hide in the bushes?). And then a flock of mooses, not really sure 5 to 8 I think, it was a bit dark so it was hard to tell. Then later I meet the one on the picture, standing in the field next to the road and just as I was next to it, he decided to start to run slowly (but in the same pace as me). And after 100-150 meters out on the road and stopped in front of me. What seemed to be several minutes, but most likely was just 30 seconds, we had a staring battle before it decided to continue to run and then leave the road. A couple of minutes later the same happened again, but this time I was able to get by it so it could not block me.

Weather pictures - Snow in May

May 11th, 2017

It has happened before, 7 years ago on the 4'th of May I was not able to drive due to snow, but this year on the 11'th of May, so 2017 beats 2010. #3 said to me "Dad, the trampoline is not broken, it just isn't working today!!".

And yes, it makes sense when the police warns you about driving with summer tyres, it might actually be slippery

The chldren's day at Eksismoa

May 7th, 2017

Yesterday it was children's day at Eksismoa http://www.nmkah.no/ Lovely day, really nice weather and a lot of children waiting in line wanting to try out motorcycles and ATV's.

First time mowing the lawn this year

May 7th, 2017

Weather forcast said rain today so yesterday I mowed the lawn for the first time this year. Not so much for the grass being to long, but I did not mowe it last autumn so it was pretty much dead grass from last year I needed to get rid of. Easiest was then to mowe it. Then it was much easier to rake the lawn. Did also get some help when doing that.

Glad to be back

May 7th, 2017

After having been away for more than a week our cat suddenly came home again. She ate a lot and when done she was totally relaxed.

Error Bad Gateway 502 made pretty

May 7th, 2017

Trying to access http://www.dagbladet.no/ just now it responded with Error Bad Gateway 502. Whatever reason for the error, I found the custom error page really nice

Bysprinten Mosjøen 2017

May 1st, 2017

Two days ago, Bysprinten Mosjøen 2017, for the 11'th time with my mother in the arrangement committee each year it was finally time for me to actually be there. Had a great time, nice weather all the time made it a superb event.

The start of the prologue

The race

Øystein "Pølsa" Pettersen and Nils Ingar "Nilsie" Aadne realized that they had no chance winning, so in the final they headed right to the hot tub.

Exploring Sund / Sundsmarka

May 1st, 2017

Spent last Friday working from Sund, the place where I grew up just outside of Hemnesberget. After having spent several hours troubleshooting it was a relief that I finally could head out for a quick run. Still a lot of snow in the mountains so running to the hills was not really an option, but then I realized that I could not even remember having been to Sundsmarka ever, always a first time for everything. So first goal was Sundsfjellet, photo taken towards Hemnesberget with Sundsholmen in the middle.

And here at Memmerhaugan (never knew the name, but found it on the map) towards Prestenget, Ramnflåget and way behind Snøfjellet