Starting My Own Business

Late last year I started resenting my job as IT system administrator. On paper it was a good solid corporate job, and I guess it was in reality too. It was just that I didn’t have my heart in it, and I sucked at it. So much so, that I got an official verbal warning from my boss. That really stressed me out, and through november I started to notice my memory not working right, I forgot things, and felt a bit hazy at times. [Read More]

In the Dentist's Chair

Today I visited my dentist to have her look at a suspicious tooth she had discovered a few weeks ago when I had to have a root canal done in a tooth that I broke. She couldn’t quite make out what was wrong on the original x-rays, so had a new one taken today, and it was still not conclusive, so she just had to anaesthetize and start drilling to see what was wrong. [Read More]

Meditation

Last sunday I sat at Soulhouse in Copenhagen, meditating in intense bliss, tears of happiness and gratefulness running down my face, in The New Tantra’s Step 9. Absolutely one of the top experiences of my life in itself, and a deep imprint that will no doubt reverberate through the rest of my life. It was, in other words, profound. The deceptively simple—but not easy—trick that Alex Vartman and Apollo taught was this: sit and meditate, and take the perspective that you’re dreaming. [Read More]

New Job at Grundfos

Finally I found a job. And not just a job to have a job, but a job that is right up my alley. Right from when I first saw the job I had a good feeling about it. It was mine. So I sent off the job application, and then waited. Finally I got called in for an interview last thursday, which went really well and felt real good, and then within an hour of arriving back home I got a call and was offered the job. [Read More]

Going to Hell in a Fruitbasket

I’ve had a draft of a blog post titled “Applelandia Exit Strategy” lying around for 6 months or so. It is about how I will be leaving the lands of Apple and live the super sexy and free open source lifestyle with a Linux laptop and Cyanogenmod on my Android smartphone. Alas, it is not to be, not for the foreseeable future. I have a very short list of Mac software that I have a really hard time finding an adequate replacement for on Linux; 1Password & Soulver. [Read More]

The Machinery of Freedom

I stumbled upon this talk by David Friedman about how you could construct a society with no government. You could call it anarchy, but Friedman seems to call it “radical capitalism”. He wrote a book named “The Machinery of Freedom”, and this talk is based on that. Fullscreen is recommended. There are more details about the economics of it in The Market for Law (video link doesn’t work, so go for the audio), including the weaker sides of such a system. [Read More]

The Meaning of “Chop Wood, Carry Water”

The title of this site may seem a bit weird, unless you know the full Zen Proverb: Before Enlightenment chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment chop wood, carry water. And that might still be a bit weird… Enlightenment, in the buddhist sense, changes nothing on the outside, you still have to chop wood and carry water. This is not to say that I think I am in any way, shape or form, enlightened. [Read More]

Website Ported to Jekyll

I think Octopress is a bit too complex for my needs, so when something broke—again—I took the oportunity to port everything back to good old jekyll. I think I like it. For simplicity’s sake I just use the default jekyll templates with some minimal changes, and I’ve written a Makefile and a new_post.sh script to manage stuff, and that’s it. There are no doubt some things that broke in the process, but going through all 700+ blog posts is a bit much to ask, I think. [Read More]

Reinvigorate your iPhone

My iPhone 5 is getting old, but I have given it a new lease on life. The battery didn’t last for a full day of normal use, and most frustratingly, it wouldn’t charge unless I jammed the connector in real hard, at just the right angle. Lately not even that was enough, sometimes it would indicate it was charging, but the battery would still be draining. It was so incredibly frustrating. [Read More]

The Joy of LaTeX

By LaTeX I don’t mean just latex, but LaTeX, the document typesetting system originally developed by Leslie Lamport. Being unemployed means I write job applications quite a bit, and I’ve used Pages.app for it, but one day, which turned in to 2 days, I took the plunge and rewrote my Curriculum Vitae in LaTeX, both a Danish and an English version, using the absolutely excellent ModernCV class by Xavier Danaux. You can peek at the TeX sources in Danish and English if you wish. [Read More]