Going to Hell in a Fruitbasket

Aug 21, 2015 3 min.

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.

The Machinery of Freedom

Jun 24, 2015 1 min.

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.

The Meaning of “Chop Wood, Carry Water”

May 15, 2015 1 min.

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.

Website Ported to Jekyll

Apr 29, 2015 1 min.

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.

Reinvigorate your iPhone

Jan 10, 2015 2 min.

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.

The Joy of LaTeX

Jan 22, 2014 2 min.

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.

So, I got fired…

Aug 27, 2013 1 min.

I guess the euphemistic term is “laid off”, but I am not one for euphemisms. It is quite a gut punch to get fired like that, even on an otherwise gorgeous august monday morning. My boss had requested a “meeting” (complete with the quotes around) the friday before, and I had a bad feeling about it from the start. And I was right like a Jedi. There are no hard feelings whatsoever, either way.

Jels Duathlon 2013

Apr 7, 2013 4 min.

Today I officially started my 2013 multisport campaign by racing Jels Duathlon 2013 in 2:15:28.6. Files: First run, 5 km Bike, 44 km Second run, 5 km The format was 5-44-5 in probably the coldest and most miserable weather I’ve ever raced in. The only other duathlon I have raced, back in 1992, was warmer, but so windy lots of people had trouble staying upright on the bike. What is it with duathlon and the weather?

Weight Loss, So Far

Feb 25, 2013 2 min.

Since I started loosing weight early in November last year I’ve been averaging just over 0.6 kg/week, until late in January. All of February my weight has been stable around 83 kg, and nothing happened. About a week into February I lost energy, and completely failed to train several days in a row at one point. I thought I had a virus in my body or something, but it didn’t really feel like it.

Thy Trail ½ Marathon

Feb 24, 2013 4 min.

Yesterday I raced Thy Trail Marathon 2013, the ½ marathon distance. I was 61st out of 157, with a time of 2:04:38. Driving to the race I remember thinking “why did I change to the half distance when the full marathon distance would have been 10 times the fun?” Well, I did because I was afraid the recovery after a marathon would cost too much ironman training, so there was a good reason.