Henrik Carlsson's Blog

I had totally forgotten that not only is Pokémon Go really fun, it’s also incredibly addictive.

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Preparing the headsets for our VR exhibition.

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And now the second screen is done as well.

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The second summer project, privacy screens for the deck, is halfway done. Working on a second one for the other side of the deck as well.

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Want to watch a Swedish movie about a well-known Swedish person to celebrate National Day? 🇸🇪

I highly recommend Borg or Borg vs McEnroe as it apparently is known internationally, about tennis player Björn Borg.

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Hans Rosling, internationally famous Swede. 🇸🇪

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Why so happy about Sweden 🇸🇪, all of a sudden?

Mostly I think it’s superficial things that make me appreciate it right now, and thereby also think about the truly great things as well.

Superficial things like that summer is here. That it’s 30 deg C. That I led my final seminar for the school year yesterday. That my kids are happy and playing in the kiddy pool. That it is my beautiful house, and my beautiful wife. (Well technically my fiancé.)

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Want to celebrate Sweden’s National Day with some great Swedish music? Look no further then kent, my favorite band in the whole world. 🇸🇪

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I’m feeling unusually patriotic today, so there will be a couple of posts celebrating Sweden coming up. 🇸🇪

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Glad nationaldag! 🇸🇪

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Just as I decided to skip the opening credits on Westworld tonight, they pulled the rug from under my feet and featured a pre credits scene.

Well played, Westworld. Well played.

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Also, knowing that the computer is doing a bunch of work that I would otherwise be forced to do manually is so satisfying.

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I feel like such a 1337 h4x0r when the stars align and all my workflows, Compressor droplets and various other things works in such a way that I’m able to do a task in mere seconds that I know my colleagues would spend multiple minuts doing.

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↪️ Reply to: Accidental Tech Podcast: 329: Mac Pro Day

I tend to get so frustrated when these kinds of topics comes up on atp and similar podcasts. There’s a whole world of pro audio and video with people who desperately wants a Mac that they can stick PCI cards an similar things in, and companies willing to make and sell those cards. That world has been trying to get by using worthless and expensive piece-of shit Thunderbolt-PCIe enclosures, or changing there stuff to use Thunderbolt instead of PCI for the past couple of years.

Take a look at BlackMagic Design, or Aja, or Avid for instance.

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↪️ Reply to: Accidental Tech Podcast: 329: Mac Pro Day

Not only is it still in use, it remains the best way to handle licenses in the kind of production environment where these computers power will be put to use.

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Finished my rewatch of the first season of Westworld tonight and loved it just as much as the first time. With hindsight, so many of the twists and turns are so clearly layed our before the view.

Tomorrow it’s on to season two!

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Walls for the garbage cans, the first of many projects this summer is completed.

The unexpected thing is that getting a house has actually made enjoy these kind of projects. I’d never thought that would happen.

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Mulholland Drive movie poster

🎞 Earlier this week I watched Mulholland Drive and now I can’t stop thinking about it. What was it that I saw? What did it mean? And why was I so moved by it?

I’m planning to watch it again soon. Also, I read this great analysis of the movie by Film Crit Hulk Smash.

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If you vote now, you can complain about the result and the way things are run later. If you don’t vote, nobody care about you complaints either.

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Remember to vote today, fellow Europeans! 🇪🇺🇸🇪

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Analog(ue) #157: I Just Want People to Like My Stuff

I tried Vignette briefly yesterday and this was the problem for me. It’s not the fault of the app. Seems like a nice app but not for me, given what my contact list looks like.

With that said, the way the in app purchase is setup is great. It found very few photos for me, I figured it wasn’t for me and because it doesn’t charge me money until I want to save the contacts, I hadn’t lost a dime.

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I almost got the HTC Vive working as a video slave for the FB360 VR/Ambisonics tools, but there’s something very weird about the motion tracking of the audio.

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Scary!

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Is there anybody out there with experience/knowledge of live streaming audio from MacOS?

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🎞 Watched: Thor: Ragnarok

I totally forgot to write about it when I watched Ragnarok some time ago. Anyway, I loved it. My favourite movie in the MCU so far.

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I really need to update my Gravatar

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I’m setting up a simplified microphone shoot-out to teach my students about the Web Audio Evaluation Tool tomorrow.

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325: Relive Your Calculator-Watch Dreams — Accidental Tech Podcast — Overcast

Please Apple, please don’t “update” Mail like you updated QuickTime, iPhoto or Final Cut. Mail works perfectly fine and doesn’t need to have half its functions removed in the name of progress.

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325: Relive Your Calculator-Watch Dreams

I am one of the people who might actually search for a simpler reminders app if apple updates theirs.

Reminders really only has one function to me and that it to be a simple grocery list. It’s super simple but also incredibly important. Important enough to earn it a permanent spot on my home screen.

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Tonight seemed like a good time to try out Overcasts new clip sharing functionality and this clip from Upgrade #244 seemed like a good one to share, since I have similar feelings to Jason.

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A very well-deserved drink

After four days straight teaching in the tv studio at work, and one full day of teaching post production for tv news prior to that, and on top of that the VR-project, I certainly deserve this old fashioned.

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I’m working on a spatial audio mix for a VR/360 video. A fun project but I’m constantly reminded of how immature the tools are and how much of my time is spent fiddling with the setup rather than mixing.

But then again, fiddling with the tools is hard to do and I’m good at it so it is at least part of the reason why I get paid for doing this.

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Really weird spring weather in Sweden.

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I never got around to finish watching the second season of Westworld and I’ve been meaning to do so for quite some time now. Today Linn and I decided to give season two a go together, since she’s watched the first season but didn’t join me for the second one on my first attempt. So today we said we’d start with the final episode of season one and then go for season two.

However, as Linn fell asleep on the couch and as I tried to remember as much as I could about the first season I decided to instead go all the way back to the first episode. So I’ve just finished rewatching the very first episode of Westworld and oh my it’s a good show. So cleverly plotted!

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Also, this Alfred workflow seems to be the perfect interface for me to work with Toggl on the Mac.

(Thanks Cortex subreddit user VanillaChief for the tip.)

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Tonight I’ve defeated Ganon in Breath of the Wild.

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I’m carefully dipping my toes into Volumio.

Still some settings to tweak, but it looks promising.

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🎞 Watched: Guardians of the Galaxy

My watching of this one was stretched over way to long time. It was only two sittings but almost two months apart. Why? Well, life got in the way in the most mundane ways.

Anyway, I liked this one. I don’t necessarily think it’s as great as some people seem to think it is but I like it. No, it’s not ”The Star Wars of this generation”.

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I really want to like Media Composer, but Media Composer sure as hell doesn’t like me.

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Another Friday, another remote production.

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