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USB-C everywhere is a good thing, an iPhone without a headphone jack is not

Followers of this blog, or people who have been having coffee and nerd talk with me for the past weeks, know that I don’t like the absence of a headphone jack on the iPhone 7. I don’t think Apple removed it to mess with us or to squeeze us for some extra bucks for adapters1. […]

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”Resilience” – View Source Conference Closing Keynote by Jeremy Keith

Every working web developer should listen to Jeremy and consider his approach. No, he doesn’t say that you shouldn’t use JavaScript. No, he doesn’t say that you can’t use Ember to Backbone your React into your Sassy SPA.

What he does say is that you/we should build websites that last, websites that embrace the inherent unstableness of the web, rather that relying on perfect conditions.

But Phil Schiller really needs to do something about his innovating ass. We need new Mac Pro’s NOW.

That being said, the new MacBook Pro’s from Apple seems quite cool as well but I’m more impressed by Microsoft at the moment.

The Microsoft Surface Studio looks really cool and I’m especially intrigued by the Surface Dial.

A video of me playing Zooropa, using a Mooger Fooger Low Pass Filter, Line6 Echo Park delay and a Boss ME50

So I’ve made a YouTube video. I’ve been pondering the idea of making a video for a while now, mostly because I like to try out various ways of expressing myself online. (Which is the reason why I also occasionally do a microcast.) I’ve made a few videos for work that I’ve put up on YouTube but I wanted to make something that wasn’t for work, something where I speak into the camera vlog style for at least a part of the video.

So the thought of making a video has been spinning around in my head and little over a week ago I finally stumbled upon something to make it about. Here’s what I wrote in the description on YouTube:

An attempt to make a sound similar to what the Edge has on Zooropa, using a Fender Telecaster, Mooger Fooger MF-101 Low Pass Filter, Line6 Echo Park, Boss ME50 and a ZVex Nano Head amp.

A few weeks back I watched a video from Pro Guitar Shop where Andy played Zooropa using a ZVex Super Seek Wah and two delays and I got really fascinated by it. It made me realize how simple the actual playing in this song is and made me think about making my own version. Then the other day I recalled that we have a bunch of Mooger Fooger pedals at work and I started to wonder whether the Low Pass Filter with an envelope could be used as the auto-wah effect.

The answer, in my opinon, is yes and this is the video I made using the Mooger Fooger and two delay pedals from my ”collection”.

Maybe this is the only video I’ll make, maybe it’s the first of many. Right now I don’t know but I do know it felt good to hit publish on this, even though I have a lot of complaints to myself about the technical quality of the video, but I’ll save that for another day.

First Look at Nintendo Switch (NX) https://youtu.be/f5uik5fgIaI Looks cool!

Awesome, in the true sense of the world, matte paintings from The Empire Strikes Back. http://imgur.com/gallery/mLraW

Zelda – Twilight Princess

Last week I started playing Zelda – Twilight Princess. I’ve had the game for quite a while, over two years I think, but haven’t really felt like I had the time to get deep into it until now. When I started playing last week I saw that the only save file I’ve used was last […]

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Jag tyckte att Majora’s Mask var dystert och bitvis läskigt men Twilight Princess tar definitivt dystert och läskigt till en helt ny nivå.

Regarding Apple’s suspension of Kapeli/Dash and the discussions of the matter on ATP and Core Intuition

On this weeks Accidental Tech Podcast (191: The Failure Mode of a Train), Casey, John and Marco talked about the controversy around Apple closing the App Store account of developer Kapeli. (I’ve mostly been out of the loop on this thing so most of my knowledge of it comes from said ATP episode.) The discussion […]

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The endless frustrations of using Siri

There’s a dearth in my podcast cue at the moment, so I’ve been relistening to some old podcasts. Currently I’m listening to Hypercritical #38: ”Virtually Spotless” and early on (Overcast link with timestamp) John and Dan talks about Siri which I assume had just been released when this episode was recorded. Anyway, it’s interesting to […]

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Jag har varit så förtjust i min telecaster på senare år så att jag lätt glömmer bort hur grym stratan är. Nu plockade jag ner den från väggen och plinkade lite och det kändes väldigt naturligt att spela på den. Vi passar bra ihop, jag och stratan.

Linn är utsocknes hela helgen, Iris sover och det är ordning och reda i huset. Nu ska jag äntligen ge mig på Twilight Princess, efter att det legat på hyllan alldeles för länge.

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How to make an Old Fashioned Cocktail, by ”Cocktail Chemistry” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsE_igrPXZs&list=PLflDIgzn3VNlo9-84fhAUh2STivL3Yspp