Snow

Snowy saddles

Snowy winter, this one. And snow at -12 is rather different. He.

Talk about singing

Måndag, Tirsdag, Onsdag, Törsdag, Fredag är vi här
Lördag, Sondag hemma
Lördag, Sondag hemma

(Daughter brought this song home from school. Repeat ad nauseam)

Word(s) of the day

The days of the week, of course. The song simply states that Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday we are here (meaning at school), Saturday and Sunday home. I'm not sure this song is widely known, used, sung, or if it's some local teacher going musical, but I'm pretty sure it works, as we are just singing it all of the time. More than I would like to.

Marrying the proper way

We just got news that friends of friends are getting married in the Winter.

She's local, meaning from Småland, he's from up North, some remote small town up in Norrbotten.
Of course this is enough to qualify him as kind of weird, or different, or 'else', when it gets down to chitchatting in front of a cup of coffee. It's definitely a small world if we talk stereotypes. Anyway, Per-Herik, or Pelle as the nicknaming goes, seems to be an amazing nice guy, as we never hear about him. In Swedish-speak, this is actually a sign that he's awesome. Nothing bad to say.

Deteriorating conditions

From The Local (http://www.thelocal.se/):

Authorities also feared for the life of a third man whose girlfriend reported him missing in the waters around Stockholm.
He eventually returned home in good health after a secret trip to Spain, though his condition may have deteriorated after his girlfriend got her hands on him.

Rugs

Apartments across the lawn
Circles of women, all of them black-dressed, all of them wrapped-up in veils. Chatting and smoking and drinking from huge thermos. All at the same time.
It's a hot day, rugs and tapestries have been taken out to breath some fresh air. An ordered line over the wooden frames that encircle the benches and tables, they start out persian and kilim and end up ikean, in the traditional swedish striping.

Syncretism is a major step towards integration, it seems.

My Dad's portable Underwood

Big rock small rock

Information architecture, way-finding, user experience, and design.

Usability banzai

Title says it all. The Takeshi's Castle of web site usability

Life in the tech lane

I used to be a sysadmin, and I still rsync now and then.

Daglig Svenska

The undersea adventures of getting settled in Sweden. Just details from a very small picture.