Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag

Alright. Finally. I’ve been looking for a new look for my blog for a long time. I did really like the old one, but it was based on a one column design, so I have been looking for a two column solution that were both good looking and clean. It’s been surprisingly difficult to find a theme that fills all my criterias, but today I stumbled upon Ocean Mist 2.0, and after some heavy editing and tweaking, I’m fairly happy with the result.

The park is now open

The blog has been offline for a while. I forgot to renew it, and when it went offline I wasn’t in a hurry to fix it. But now it’s back up, and I’m happy it is.

I’ve already updated the photo blog – I walked around downtown when Obama was here, and took some pictures of the people and the demonstrations. I think the people of Oslo’s message can be summarized in “earn it”, as stated in the picture above.

Yes. Earn it. You have a long way to go to earn that prize, Obama, with two wars on your hands. On a related note, I was thoroughly unimpressed with your performance at the climate conference in Copenhagen. China and the US were apparently the main reasons why the conference’s end result was a very lame document, with hardly any new binding goals.

Earn it. Take some of your brilliant speeches and transform them into action. Earn the trust you have recieved from the western civilization.

We are the music makers

We are the music makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams;—
World-losers and world-forsakers,
On whom the pale moon gleams:
Yet we are the movers and shakers
Of the world for ever, it seems.

Arthur O’Shaughnessy, “Ode”.

From Blogger to WordPress

I’ve switched my blogging engine from Blogger to WordPress, and I’m quite happy with the result. WordPress seems more powerful and flexible, and has a much larger pool of templates to build upon. The development of Blogger seems to be in a near coma-like status, while WordPress appears to be going strong.

It was a bit tricky to make the switch, expecially as I have my own domain and host the blog myself. But after some tinkering, I managed to get all the posts and all the images transfered from one system to the other. The embedded videos stopped working, but fixing them manually was rather quick.

I’ve also found a good template that I tweaked a bit. Looking good, no?

She’s coming here

I really have very little to say, but I say it in many words. From now on, I will say it in english. I’m sure I’ll change my mind and switch back to bork-bork-bork soon enough, though.

Lena is coming here in a few days. However, this time she won’t stay just for a few days – she’ll be with me for 6 weeks. I’ve been looking forward to it, and I think it will be a great time. Sanity will remain intact, I think, even though the apartment is as small as a freezer (and a freezer is what it lacks).

Work is going pretty well. I’ve just started writing a couple of smaller quests, and it is cool to do something else besides the ultra-complex-scripted-holy-shit-I-have-no-clue-what-
kind-of-monstrosity-I-have-created-quests for a while. Even though I really love working with them as well.