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I miss summer


Time off work!

Since my last post nothing really big has happened. Only thing I can think of is some broken ribs and a fuckload of overtime, but considering I have (personally) successfully trained the new guy at work, we’re now one person more than before, and we can finally take some time off work (what Norwegians call ‘avspasering’), not to mention spend some hard earned vacation days! In 2014 I’ll have to blow about 39 vacation days. Gotta find somewhere to travel.. Maybe Bora Bora?

Oh, almost forgot, we’re getting a brand new NOC at work!

Update: Here’s the end result!
NOC


Tea time!

I’m finally done with the training period, and I’ve been checked out and found fit for duty! I had my first (12h) overtime shift yesterday! In totally unrelated news, I’ve bought a new car. Well, I’ve ordered the new 2013 version of Audi A3 2.0 TDI Sportback Quattro, it’ll be delivered sometime in March with a metric fuckton of equipment (that’s the whole point of buying a brand new car in my honest opinion). That means that next winter will be sooooo much cozier since the new car has a timed (and remotely controlled) diesel heater. This winter isn’t even over yet, and I’m already looking forward to next winter! I’ll update this post with pics as soon as it’s in my possession! Until then, here’s a pic of my cat! There’s no such thing as too many cat photos on the Internet!
Cisco (Lat. Rabiatus Umulius)

 

Update 12.03.2013 (exactly 6 months after I started the new job):
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ICMP Echo Reply!

Yes, still alive, just too lazy/paranoid to update until now.

Some (big) updates for the (official) Internet record:

1. I’ve moved to a much larger crib (from a dorm room to my very own apartment). Where I have my own parking space, two bedrooms and a nice patio where I can enjoy as many Cuban cigars as I wan’t. I’ve already gotten my land lord (a curent, soon to be former collegue) interested in cigars (accompanied by a lot of whisky, usually Macallan or Glenlivet)!

2. I’ve gotten a cat! Or kitten? He’s born i March, so probably not defined as a (grown) cat yet. He’s called Cisco and is currently a little hellraiser, just like I wanted. He’ll probably/hopefully get lazier as they usually do with age and neutering.

3. I’ve quit my current job of four years since I landed (no pun intended, ok, maybe a little) the dream job of a/my life time. I don’t start until September 10th, but I’m really looking forward to working in a proper NOC. It’s manned 24/7, year around, and a lot of responsibilities, but it’s just what I’ve always wanted. I just have to go through 6 months of training so I can understand whatever language (lingo) the air traffic controllers are using.


Spotify embed test (and .rpm file)

Just a simple test of the new Spotify embed function.

And seeing how Spotify seems to have discontinued the Spotify repository, here’s a .rpm Spotify version should you need it.


Operation No Compromise

Operation No Compromise is well on it’s way by the  Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and even though I should be cramming for my math exam tomorrow I opened Facebook while I got some food and found this awesome video. You have absolutely no idea, no way you can have a realistic idea, how enthusiastic this video made me. I really, really hope that this is the last season of Whale Wars (I like the show, but the whole point is to stop the whalers). Though, should it not be the last one, that just means I might some day join them in the fight.

Here’s the video. Enjoy. 🙂


Julian Assange

For once, there’s no need for a lot of words. At least no need for words written by me.
The picture below will probably tell you what you need about what I think about Julian Assange.

Julian Assange with V For Vendetta mask

W for Wikileaks

Though, if you want to read something (about Julian Assange), I’ll recommend this great article called “The Geek Who Shook The World” by Suelette Dreyfus.
If the article should be offline or something, you can get a print out here as PDF (for some reason WordPress thinks of postscript as unsafe/unsecure, FU WordPress).

Photo source: Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/56676642@N07/5249698237/


Wikileaks

I’ve been following and supporting Wikileaks for almost two years now, so I guess it’s about time I write something about why I support this organization.

My attention was first drawn to Wikileaks in February/March of 2008, when I read something in The Guardian about a whistleblower website being taken offline by court order. I remember thinking that this site must be worth watching if some evil corporation tried to silence them. I’ve always been skeptical when it comes to believing what I’m told by others, and ever since the movie The Pentagon Papers I’ve been noticing how there’s really no journalists left in the world. Freedom of speech is a bad joke at best, and the words free press isn’t neither free, nor a proper press. After some research (mostly googling and link hoppin’) I found out that this site had potential. Yes, it wasn’t a real Wiki considering not everyone could edit, but that was a good thing when it came to leaking classified/confidential/secret documents and exposing the truth. Anyways, sad to say, I didn’t donate anything to Wikileaks until they leaked the documents from the United Nations. I guess that was the thing that made me think “Holy shit, even the UN is doing this shit? How could I be so naive?”. Wasn’t that surprised when they leaked the documents about the war in Afghanistan or Iraq.

While writing this I don’t really know the point of this blog post, that’s probably a bad thing right?
I guess I just want it on the record that I’m on Wikileaks side, and that I support them both in ideology and economically. I wish I could do more. I also wish that Sweden would stop being Pentagon’s little bitch (here I had the Swedes pegged as neutral pussies) and drop the ridiculous accusations against Julian Assange. Though, I am looking forward to the next leak provided by Wikileaks, it’s supposed to be massive.


My Desktop

Seeing how I agree with AdamW on his thoughts about the graphical desktop look, I felt I also had to post a screenshot of my Fedora 14 Desktop.

Here it is, go fullscreen and go bonkers.

Screenshot Fedora 14


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