Henrik Carlsson's Blog

Bruce Lawson’s personal site : In praise of Internet Explorer 6

It’s impossible to imagine a world now in which developers proudly browser-sniff to check that the customer is using the “right” browser on the “right” operating system, while they race to code applications that revolve around non-standard “extensions” thereby locking themselves and their users to one browser because it temporarily has the shiniest proprietary extras. That’s absolutely unthinkable as we approach 2011.1

AirPlay in Mountain Lion

Could the AirPlay mirroring in Mountain Lion1 maybe be Apple’s idea of the future in video editing? Instant wireless previewing on the HDMI-input-enabled monitor of your choice?

A small but important piece of UI design in OS X Mountain Lion

It looks like Apple nailed an important thing in “Notification Center” in OS X Mountain Lion (see 28 seconds into the video on their product page). The desktop slides away and reveals Notification Center underneath the regular UI, as opposed to the iOS model where NC drops down on top of whatever you’re currently doing. […]

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Ny leksak! #utrustningsromantik

Ny leksak! #utrustningsromantik

Ny leksak?

Ny leksak?

John Gruber on Walter Isaacson’s ‘Steve Jobs’

With just five words, “Design is how it works” expresses succinctly and accurately that engineering should and can be part of the art of design.1

John Gruber writes a great article about Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs Biography, and about five simple words that could easily be used as a replacement for Apple’s “Think different”-tagline.

Why I think DVDs suck (and how I solve the problem)

DVDs suck! They really do. The basic idea was great and when they were news they were actually good news but today DVDs (and Blurays as well) suck. Why? The main reason in my opinion is their reliability, or lack thereof. The optical media is extremely delicate. If you are obsessively anal retentive about your […]

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How Peter Gabriel makes an album

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BneruaJqlsY

This is a great documentary about how Peter Gabriel wrote, recorded and produced the album Security, back in the early eighties. If you have even the slightest interest in music production, this is mandatory watching.1

All four parts can be found on YouTube:

Storing Data the Simple HTML5 Way (and a few tricks you might not have known) | HTML5 Doctor

This article1 has been lying around in my Instapaper cue for what feels like half an eternity. I while ago I finally read it and it contained som really good stuff on sessionStorage, localStorage and the storage event.

New kent single – 999

kent is probably my all time favorite band. Yesterday they released a new single called 9991. So far I think it’s a great song. It’s an unusually euphoric, almost Coldplay like, ”freedom rock” song. It’s definatly worth checking out.

There is also a video that you can watch:

Bättre beskuren(?) variant av bilden på @juliamy.

Bättre beskuren(?) variant av bilden på @juliamy.

Idag firar vi @juliamy’s 18-årsdag. Grattis (två dagar i efterskott)!

Idag firar vi @juliamy’s 18-årsdag. Grattis (två dagar i efterskott)!

Kvällen är räddad!

Kvällen är räddad!

Nu jäklar ska det mixas!

Nu jäklar ska det mixas!

Comixology let’s you update comics to HD for free

If you own a comic that gets upgraded to CMX-HD format, you’ll be prompted to re-download the comic in the higher-quality format. There’s no upgrade fee, nor do HD-capable comics cost more than other comics.1

That’s the way you role out an HD upgrade.

A great Lego campaign

This1 is a really great Lego ad campaign. It shows how much you can do with a little bit of Lego and some imagination.

Can you see the Ninja Turtles?

Sanslöst smaklös kudde på hotellet i Örebro.

Sanslöst smaklös kudde på hotellet i Örebro.

The iPad at work – part 2

(This is the second part of my short series about the iPad at work.) The first day of the conference is about to end. I’m currently in my hotel room, writing this blog post. So far the iPad has worked great as my main computer-like tool for the conference. I’ve mostly been taking notes, which […]

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The iPad at work – Introduction

I’ve previously written a bit about using the iPad (and before that the iPhone) as an entertainment device while on the road. This is the first post of a short series about using it for work. I’m not the first to post about this and I will certainly not be the last, but I think […]

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Sista tonen på årets sista Arenakväll. #statligtjobb

Sista tonen på årets sista Arenakväll. #statligtjobb

John Gruber’s review of the new iPad

If you’re interested in the new iPad, you should definitely check out Gruber’s review of it.

Pay attention to the details

If you showed TiVo to Steve Jobs, his head would explode1 Last weeks episode of Hypercritical featured a truly epic rant by John Siracusa about the TiVo Premier Elite. I listened to it this morning and thought it was really great. Apart from the pure amusement of hearing someone complain so passionately that you as […]

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#utrustningsromantik

#utrustningsromantik

Och från sidan.

Och från sidan.

Behold, Fritz!

Behold, Fritz!

Vad kan det vara i den stora lådan?

Vad kan det vara i den stora lådan?

Det här är fortfarande jävligt coolt.

Det här är fortfarande jävligt coolt.

Oinspirerande outboard.

Oinspirerande outboard.

Nu med mera prylar.

Nu med mera prylar.

Tillbaka i studion där allt började.

Tillbaka i studion där allt började.

Tennessee High String

Tennessee High String

How to change your Apple ID email

Some people have problems with their Apple IDs being associated with the wrong email addresses. MacWorld has a solution.

Give it five minutes – (37signals)

Learning to think first rather than react quick is a life long pursuit. It’s tough. I still get hot sometimes when I shouldn’t. But I’m really enjoying all the benefits of getting better.1

This is something that I need to think about. I can sometimes argue against a point made by someone else without thoroughly thinking about what that someone meant. Even if you ultimately still disagree, thinking through the other persons argument and points makes your counter-argument so much stronger.

The Apple TV Set — Not Again! | Monday Note

As discussed in previous Monday Notes (here and here), there’s one strong, clear reason to bet against an integrated or smart Apple TV set: To perform the expected magic, a computer must inhabit the otherwise “dumb” TV. Very quickly, in a year or two, Moore’s Law will obsolete that computer. To get a new computer — more powerful, more fun –  you’ll need a whole new TV set. We might be willing to buy a new phone, tablet, or laptop every other year, but not a new 47” HDTV.1

Jean-Louis Gassée makes a great case for why Apple will not release a TV set.

Some hopes and dreams for this weeks Apple event

On March 7 Apple is hosting a press event. The invitation makes it pretty clear that the event will be about the iPad 3. I will not rehash the rumors about retina display etc. since they are already all over the internet, but I will make some other predictions/guesses/wishes.1 According to sources (as well as […]

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Peter Weyland on TED2023

An intriguing piece of marketing for the upcoming movie Prometheus; a video of Peter Weyland’s, the founder of Weyland Corporation, speech at TED2023.1

(Unfortunately it requires Flash for embedding, so I didn’t, since that made it look weird in my own, non-flash, browser. MP4-downloads is available from the page.)

Love whoever you want!

I’ve been forced to explain homosexuality to my kids (aged 3 and 4) because their uncle is gay. This incredibly difficult and traumatic experience went as follows:

Child: Why does Uncle Bob go everywhere with Pete?
Me: Because they’re in love, just like Mummy and Daddy are.
Child: Oh. Can I have a biscuit?

We’re all scarred for life. Scarred, I tell you.1

A wonderful comment on a equally wonderful article about the gay marriage issue of Archie selling out, despite boycott threats from conservative groups.

John Goldwater, The co-CEO of Archie Comics, also has a great comment:

As I’ve said before, Riverdale is a safe, welcoming place that does not judge anyone. It’s an idealized version of America that will hopefully become reality someday.2

There are so many things about the USA that I love. In fact I could definitely see myself living there. However some Americans narrow-minded views on others lifestyle choices is just frightening. Big thumbs up for Archie Comics for standing up for peoples right to love whoever they want.

Nu kör vi.

Nu kör vi.