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Focusrite RedNet AM2 audio interface

Maybe I get more impressed by the Dante technology than I should but I find it super cool that I can patch any outgoing signal in our studios or lecture halls into this Dante headphone amp and monitor them live in my office, without ever leaving my chair.

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@colinwalker This is an interesting coincident. My streak has been far, far shorter than yours but I was hoping to at least keep it up for a few more days to earn the Daily Blogger pin on Micro.blog. However yesterday I didn’t get around to post.

I was thinking about it multiple times during the day. I even knew what to post but due to the things we were doing in the family yesterday, which was also going to be the subject of the post, I never posted anything.

This morning when I realized that I’d broken the streak I actually posted the photo that I was supposed to post yesterday and tried to set its date to late yesterday, when I had intended to do it. It worked for the blog but Micro.blog still (correctly) registered it as a post from today. Initially it bummed me out but then I read your post and realized that the streak is not that big of a deal and then I changed the date of the post again to be the actual posting date, not the intended date.

So thanks for your post!

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Time to paint the tv room. Iris is eager to help out!

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Today we’re preparing for a remote production. The cameras and mics will be on location while the control room, video and audio mix etc. stays in-house.

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Santa arrived early at work this year.

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Art at Stockholm’s Metro Central

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Tonight I’m packing for a conference about the music business and I’ll be in Stockholm for two days. That means I’ll have my first night away from Ebbe tomorrow. That will feel strange.

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Started watching Better Things yesterday. Seems like a fun show. It’s always great to have one of those ”half hour” shows to watch with Linn, in addition to any other longer show we might be watching or that I might be watching by myself.

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I enjoy the second season of Stranger Things a whole lot less than the first one. Not sure if it is because it actually is a worse season, or because my standards tv shows have been raised by West World and Twin Peaks this year, or because it was a novelty that just worked once.

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@jeremycherfas I agree that the main thing that Twitter and Facebook are good for are marketing, but I disagree that my example is an example of marketing.

Sending out a tweet when a podcast starts live streaming or when a new episode is posted makes sense. It helps a lot of people noticing. But telling the listeners of the show that the best way to contact the hosts is via Twitter seems less true. e-mail, a Slack channel or subreddit would work just as well.

I think that especially if a more or less recurring segment on a show is complaining about how twitter is a toxic hell stew that more or less enabled Donald Trump, a person that the hosts paints out to be more or less Lucifer himself, to get elected as POTUS then the hosts really, really should reconsider whether they want to funnel more communication through twitter and thereby helping the service continue on.

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1968 by Jan Guillou
Henrik is currently reading 1968
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Jan Guillou

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I did it!

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I’ve been at home with Ebbe for most of today and he’s been quite cranky so I haven’t had much time to think about today’s photo. Just as I was heading for bed I looked around and as I was about to give up I encountered a familiar shadow.

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Moving my blog from a shared host to a VPS really improved its speed dramatically which in turn made blogging, especially photo blogging, a whole lot more fun.

I think the takeaway from that is that the indieweb needs to be as fast and easy to post to as the silos.

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This photo seems like a good seasonal one, since the season is quite ambiguous here right now. The calendar says it’s fall but the sub-zero temperature and the frost and snow doesn’t seem to agree.

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This is my liquid for the photo challenge. A plain and simple Coke as I’m sitting down behind the trusted old Yamaha 01V96 to mix a discussion panel on filmmaking. Good stuff!

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Up close with a Focusrite ISA preamp.

I had originally planned to make a similar photo with a mixing console that I introduced to my students today but time ran out and I needed to get home before the kids bedtime so this was the closest thing I could find in my office.

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Today I’ve taken one of our cars, a Saab 9-3, to the repair shop for some service of the block heater. Important stuff when the Swedish winter is approaching.

This photo is my contribution to today’s theme for the photo challenge is ”On the move”

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Two parts gin, one and a half part Cointreau and one part freshly squeezed lemon juice. Shake until freezing cold and you’ve made yourself a White Lady, a truly tasty cocktail.

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Speaking of Twin Peaks: The Return, that is a show that I just can’t get out of my head. I think about it almost everyday, trying to make sense of it.

I don’t think it’s the best tv show ever but certainly one of the most memorable.

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I pass this wire pole almost everyday when I’m walking with Ebbe for his nap and I’m fascinated by how it looks. There something about it that reminds me of Twin Peaks: The Return.

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Turns out the problem with webmentions was due to my new VPS not having the mb_string extension for php installed and that caused the semantic linkbacks plugin to fail which in turn caused the webmentions plugin to do as well.

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The only squares I’ve spent much time with today are the square keys of my MacBook Pro as I’m trying to figure out why my blog suddenly refuses to receive webmentions.

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Can someone test by sending a webmention to one of my posts? For instance this one: http://blog.henrikcarlsson.se/2017/11/9520/

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Test signal.

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It seems like my site has lost the ability to receive webmentions since I moved it to my VPS. I wonder that the F is going on…

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I just watched a Kurzgesagt video on how far we’ll ever be able to reach into the universe. I didn’t know and had never thought about the things in the video. Not only are we limited in how far we’ll ever be able to reach in the universe as a species, as time moves on the rest of the universe won’t even be observable from our corner of it.

Even thought I, and anyone who’s likely to read this, will be long gone before this will matter it still made me feel melancholic. I guess sometimes I just don’t want to be reminded about the fact that everything will eventually end. Not just me and everyone I’ll ever known, will know or interact with, but every living thing – the universe itself – will eventually and.

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Lego League in Borlänge

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Testing a photo blogging workflow

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Doug Lane has a fun idea for an informal photo challenge on Micro.blog. I love the idea of something that makes me post more photos on the blog/Micro.blog, so I’m definitely in.

I’ll tag my photos as snapshots and maybe even some special challenge tag, but I’ll get back to you on that.

Here’s the themes for the photos:

  • Day 1 (Sat): “Squares”
  • Day 2 (Sun): “Tasty”
  • Day 3 (Mon): “On the Move”
  • Day 4 (Tue): “Up Close”
  • Day 5 (Wed): “Liquid”
  • Day 6 (Thu): “Seasonal”
  • Day 7 (Fri): “Shadow”

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Allowing rewrite of permalinks on WordPress

Turns out the problem I was having with everything except the front page was due to permalink rewrites not working. It seems three things were incorrectly setup.

First, the WordPress folder wasn’t writable by the www-user.

Secondly, this needed to be done:

You have to edit the Apache conf file (in Ubuntu 14.04: /etc/apache2/apache2.conf) and change the AllowOverride setting from None to FileInfo

<Directory /var/www/>
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride FileInfo
Require all granted
</Directory>

You may need to enable the Rewrite module:

sudo a2enmod rewrite

Brian Milnes on StackOverflow

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It appears things only semi-work on the new server. All the backend stuff works and the front page works but no other page or feed does. Strange.

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Yep, the site is moved to the VPS now and it is indeed faster now than before.

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Holy smokes, it seems like it worked!

(This boring picture is mostly for testing purposes.)

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DNS records are now changed. Waiting for propagation and trying not to bite my nails.

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Also, I need to change my gravatar.

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I’ve been putting off moving my main site from a shared host to a VPS for what feels like an eternity. I know I got to do it because it’ll make the site a lot faster and thereby making blogging more enjoyable.

Maybe tonight’s the night when I start the process?

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Control Center on the iPhone X | Becky Hansmeyer

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If you’ve been thinking about getting in to podcasting, this is a great chance to learn some new things and check out our studio!

Things are coming together with the STREAMPDX podcast studio! … • Aaron Parecki

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