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Passar på att grilla.

Passar på att grilla.

Rapid sales on Amazon’s new eReaders/tablets, because they’re good or because they’re cheap?

According to SplatF Amazon’s new Kindle Fire is their best-selling electronics device, even though it’s only available for pre-order. However, what surprises me is this:

The new $79 Kindle is no. 2, and various Kindle models actually make up the top 12 gadgets on Amazon right now.

The Kindle is available in three versions, the color-display tablet called ”Kindle Fire”, the touch screen eReader ”Kindle Touch” and the no-touch but cheap ”Kindle”. The $79 model that Dan Frommer mentions is the one that’s basically the same old Kindle as before, i.e. just a cheap eReader without touch and likely with crappy controls.

Based on this I guess that a lot of Kindle customers are very price-sensitive, so it’s likely that even the Fire will compete on price rather then features.

There will not be an iPhone called the 4S!

Next week (Tuesday, to be specific) Apple will host an iOS-related press event. As far as we all know they will likely talk about the finished version of iOS 5 and reveal one or more new iPhones. There has been a lot of speculation over what the new iPhone(s) will be like. A popular theory […]

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Jag postar den här igen eftersom det blev en sån strålande ”accidental penis” på väggen bakom kandelabern.

Jag postar den här igen eftersom det blev en sån strålande ”accidental penis” på väggen bakom kandelabern.

More iteration

The iteration of this sites design is slowly progressing. Out of the four points I presented in my original post about the design update, one is now complete and the others is in progress. Take unnecessary text out of the main content area and move it to the sidebar. (in progress) Make sure the content […]

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Iteration part II

The other day I wrote a post about some things that needed to be changed on this blog. That change-process has now begun. Some content has been removed from the content area and moved to the sidebar.

You’ll need a Facebook account to sign up for Spotify

According to information directly from Spotify you can no longer sign up for a Spotify account, be it an ad financed free account or a premium account, unless you have a Facebook account. Unfortunately you will need a Facebook account to access Spotify from now on, unless you already have an account set up. A […]

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Men så här fint blev det.

Men så här fint blev det.

Det positiva är att det inte kan bli rörigare än så här.

Det positiva är att det inte kan bli rörigare än så här.

Iterating the design

As I wrote earlier today, this blog needs some sort of design re-make in order to better distinguish the actual post content from all other page content. What to do? This is a list of what I think needs to be done. Take unnecessary text out of the main content area and move it to […]

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Time for some redesigning?

When I made this blog a couple of months ago I hoped that the no nonsense, text only design would be great for readability. However, this seems to not be quite true. I feel the content is hard to separate from the sidebar, footer and everything else. I guess it’s time to slightly rethink my design of the blog.

Första testet i loopverkstan

Första testet i loopverkstan

The iPhone 5 will be announced on October 4?

According to AllThingsD:

Tuesday, Oct. 4.

That’s the day Apple is currently expected to hold its next big media event, according to sources close to the situation, where the tech giant will unveil the next iteration of its popular iPhone.

AllThingsD also states that Apples new CEO Tim Cook will be the one leading the keynote speech at this, and all future, Apple events. I think that is not necessarily correct. Cook will likely lead this one to show everyone that he really is the new man in charge. However in the future someone else might be better qualified to do the keynotes. To paraphrase John Gruber, Steve Jobs didn’t do the keynotes because he was the CEO. He just happened to be both the CEO and a really great keynote speaker.

More facts on usage of iOS vs Android

Here’s another report of iOS vs Android use. According to Mobile Marketing Watch iOS represents two thirds of the mobile traffic that hits Google Search.

Passar på att baka lite muffins på min halvlediga dag.

Passar på att baka lite muffins på min halvlediga dag.

”The perils of possession without utilization”

Horace Dediu makes a chart of ”Possession vs. Utilization for Android and iPhone”.

This data seems to support the hypothesis that Android users are disproportionately less willing to spend money (note that the data does not say that users don’t have money, but simply that they are not spending it).

Which is why my current idea for a smartphone app will be realized as an iOS app, not an Android one. (Click through to the original post to se the actual charts.)

New 5by5 podcast – The Web Ahead

The great 5by5 podcast network has recently launched a new show called ”The Web Ahead. It is

A weekly podcast about changing technologies and the future of the web, discussing HTML5, mobile, responsive design, iOS, Android, and more. Hosted by Jen Simmons.

The first episode was published last week and featured Peter Lubbers who told us a great deal of information about web storage/local storage/web databases etc. and I thought it was awesome. This weeks episode is a long talk with Ethan Marcotte about ”Responsive Web Design”.

I highly recommend you all to start subscribing to this (and all other great 5by5 shows).

Dagens kolesterolkonstverk: pastagratäng med både ostsås och riven ost.

Dagens kolesterolkonstverk: pastagratäng med både ostsås och riven ost.

#daladevelop

#daladevelop

More Google+, a response to Emil

A while back my friend Emil responded to my post on Google+. I should have answered it right away, but lots of stuff got it the way (mostly work). Here is what Emil wrote. Men det går alldeles utmärkt att köra google+ utan javascript! Och för den delen tror jag du hade tyckt om Google+! […]

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Linn och jag firar 8 år med vardagsmys hemma. Just nu, chockladpudding.

Linn och jag firar 8 år med vardagsmys hemma. Just nu, chockladpudding.

Looplabbet lämnar en del att önska vad gäller mysighet.

Looplabbet lämnar en del att önska vad gäller mysighet.

Är jag konstig som direkt tänker på ”Plants vs Zombies”?

Är jag konstig som direkt tänker på ”Plants vs Zombies”?

IPad och Mac samtidigt. Försöker sakta men säkert att lära mig Objective C.

IPad och Mac samtidigt. Försöker sakta men säkert att lära mig Objective C.

Alla buntband och några av de sladdar som hängde under mitt skrivbord. Dags att olja.

Alla buntband och några av de sladdar som hängde under mitt skrivbord. Dags att olja.

Lagar mat, äter naturgodis och lyssnar Europe.

Lagar mat, äter naturgodis och lyssnar Europe.

Map of Moscow, live at ”Granny Goes Street”

Map of Moscow played at the ”Granny Goes Street” festival this weekend and I took some photos. Here is one of them. More can be found at my flickr.

Fotoalbumet kompletteras med putslustiga texter.

Fotoalbumet kompletteras med putslustiga texter.

Map of Moscow. Fler bilder finns på http://flickr.com/synvila

Map of Moscow. Fler bilder finns på http://flickr.com/synvila

Mer än ett halvt dygn försenad fyllemat. :)

Mer än ett halvt dygn försenad fyllemat. 🙂

Map of Moscow på ”Granny Goes Street”

Map of Moscow på ”Granny Goes Street”