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February 14, 2006

VamPus

Through an interview in Dagbladet I just discovered a whole new piece of the Norwegian blog-o-sphere. Political blogs with a twist, the article (in Norwegian only, unfortunately) introduces Heidi Nordby Lunde, writing as VamPus. [...] MORE...


February 07, 2006

La´citÚ in Norway?

There's an interesting article in Aftenposten (in Norwegian only) today about freedom of speech and the recent cartoon issue: [...] MORE...


December 13, 2005

'Norwegian Voices' - or how to spoil a great opportunity

Terje Isungsset - scratching his pieces of stone and shaking pieces of wood - and Sidsel Endresen howling a piece commissioned especially for the event - brought listeners' faces to grimaces... MORE...


June 29, 2005

Google Maps Norway available (almost)

Google Maps now has satellite coverage of Norway MORE...


May 17, 2005

S°kemotoroptimalisering & neteffects.no

What triggered me to write this rant on an already too much talked about subject? Last night someone started commenting on my photoblog with the 'name' S°kemotoroptimalisering and the URL www.neteffects.no. I have mailed them about it, saying that despite it just being one comment, the name chosen leads me to believe they are attempting a moderate comment spam attach, and that I will moderate any further comments with links to their domain. MORE...


Happy Birthday Norway!

It's 17th of May again; Norway's day of independence! MORE...


April 27, 2005

Norwegians: please consider this request

I got this email from a trusted friend who knows Bengt. Bengt has been diagnosed with Leukemia and is looking for suitable bone marrow donors:[...] MORE...


January 13, 2005

Skeptics alert: Astrology and Leadership

Formerly known as NIF, the professional organization for Norwegian master engineers, Tekna, is now organizing a training in 'Astrology and Leadership' - Yep you read right! [...] MORE...


December 09, 2004

Norwegian expats in London

There appears to be a whole lot of stuff going on among Norwegians living in London. I've lived here for about 2 years now without really taking part in any of this: [...] MORE...


November 30, 2004

Norwegian Christmas Tree @ Trafalgar Square

Anyone living in or visiting London in Christmas time will have noticed the impressively tall Christmas tree on Trafalgar Square. Traditionally 23-25 metres high, it's an annual gift from the people of Norway to the people of London. Tonight (Tuesday 30th November, 6pm) the lights will be lit and the Mayor of London and the Mayor of Oslo will give speeches, choirs will sing carols etc. Enjoy. MORE...


November 16, 2004

UK catching up on the smoking ban front

The British Government has released a white paper on benefits of implementing a smoking ban in public places to combat the risks of tobacco smoking. [...] MORE...


November 03, 2004

On daring to be different in Norway

Many foreign countries embrace the fact that kids have different abilities in different subjects; some being sports-talents and getting extra attention for that, others being intellectually stronger and getting their thirst for knowledge quenched in special schools or separate classes. In Norway, being different is bad. [...] MORE...


October 25, 2004

OperacafÚen

A combined restaurant and 'opera ß la Carte'-concept, it was an opportunity to catch up with my old friends, sample some decent food and broaden my horizon with live opera performances by local freelance artists all night. MORE...


October 04, 2004

Price model crash for online and mobile music

In Norway, you can legally rip your music from CDs for free. One CD with maybe 10 tracks would cost US$ 43 from mobster. iTunes would sell this for competitive 10 bucks, the local Platecompaniet often would sell you the physical disc for less... MORE...


May 17, 2004

Gratulerer med dagen, Norge

Happy birthday, Norway! May 17th is the Norwegian constitution day. MORE...


April 30, 2004

Something I wonder about

A tidbit: according to the mullah's and Shabana's religious beliefs, contact between unmarried men and women is prohibited. In Norway it is not. When the mullah is threatening to sue Shabana - will Islamic laws enter the Norwegian courthouses? MORE...


April 19, 2004

C! No! D! ?!

Fierce competition in the magazine market in Norway has really triggered the creativity in the branding departments [funny photo] MORE...


February 04, 2004

Before RIM Investment Management

A classical ''hole'' in the CV... MORE...


February 02, 2004

Sometimes...

Sometimes I'm not particularly proud of being Norwegian: [...] ''A Norwegian politician has proposed the Prime Minister and George W Bush for a joint award in recognition of their achievement in ensuring the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. [...]'' MORE...


January 30, 2004

Telio.no beats Skype in a heartbeat!

Top this: they have a WLAN phone! Yeah! That's right! It works like a mobile phone when you're in a WLAN covered area. Is that cool or what? With your old landline number routed to it! MORE...


September 06, 2003

The Transparent House

As the Sun was setting over the harbour area of Stavanger, this house's reflective windows made it look 'transparent'... MORE...


September 05, 2003

Norwegian Contractors, Hinna

The leaning tower of Hinna (a suburb of Stavanger, Norway) used to be a symbol of technological leadership in offshore oil platform construction. Nowthis company is shutting down their operation in the Norwegian oil capital, and I took a walk around their formerly busy site... MORE...


The Baptism Fountain, Stavanger Cathedral

The baptism fountain of the almost 900 years old Stavanger Cathedral shot bathing in natural sunlight... MORE...


May 28, 2003

"The NTH Ring"

Abroad, several people have asked me about nature of the single piece of jewellery I wear. This blog entry contains excerpts of the interesting history of the NTH Ring + an illustration. MORE...


May 17, 2003

Happy Birthday, Norway!

May 17th is the Norwegian national day. In the history of Norway, 17 May 1814 marks both the country's declaration of independence and the triumph of constitutional government.[...] MORE...


September 05, 2002

A Dutchman went to Norway...

A Dutch colleague of mine has returned from a family vacation in Norway and sent me this tragic yet humourous email about his experiences (and the changes he's noticed since he was there last time). MORE...


August 14, 2002

Kristen Nygaard died Saturday

Kristen Nygaard, co-creator of Simula - the first object oriented programming language, died August 9th 2002. New York Times writes: Kristen Nygaard, Who Built Framework for Computer Languages, Dies at... MORE...