Henrik Carlsson's Blog

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api-poster posted this note on 07 jul 20

↪️ Reply to: Disconnected — Brandon’s Journal

I don’t mean to sound smug, but it’s totally possible to still live this kind of life. The news, family drama, and injustices don’t invade our life today, we let them in. If we use less social media, turn off notifications, possibly even ignore our friends texts during the day, we don’t need to have these knee-jerk reaction.

Also quit Twitter.

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api-poster posted this note on 06 jul 20 and tagged it with Daily Activity
Henrik posted this note on 05 jul 20 and tagged it with iPhone

In reply to Jack, Chris and Patrick on Micro.blog. (And hopefully with the help of webmentions threaded as a reply in that conversation.)

Allow me to be somewhat of the contrarian here. To me the iPhone SE (and 4/4S and 5/5s) was the most beautiful iPhone. The look and feel of it was and still is exquisite. However I don’t think it’s the best one simply due to the nature of technological progress. There’s just been to much improvements to every part of the phone since the SE’s launch for that to be true.

Like Patrick I held on to my SE (and 5s before that one) for dear life but once it started falling apart, I decided to bite the bullet and get an iPhone 11. It was a rough transition to the bigger phone. For a whole day or two. I can still miss the portability of the smaller device but these days when I hold even Linn’s iPhone 6s in my hands it feels like a tiny baby-phone. The SE seems ridiculously small.

My ideal iPhone would be small like an SE in the pocket, but then I should be able to pull on its side and enlarge it so a 11 size once I use it.

That being said, we like what we like. If you (not pointed directly at either of you gentlemen) love your iPhone SE more than any other phone and want to keep using it, please do so. I hope it lasts you a really long time. :) If however you’re forced by entropy to change it for newer one you might find that the grass is if not greener, then at least an interesting different shade of green.1

  1. However, nothing that makes the 11 great would be less good if it still had an analog 3.5 mm headphone jack. Removing that is still one of Apple’s worst decisions in my opinion. 

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Henrik posted this note on 20 maj 20 and tagged it with Movies

I’m probably spending at most a forth of the time watching movies that I do watching Red Letter Media’s reviews of movies. Sometimes movies I haven’t even seen.

Henrik posted this note on 20 maj 20

@bix Yes, by HBO I off course meant HBO Nordic. Sorry about any confusion.

api-poster posted this note on 14 maj 20

Aaaaaaaaand it’s snowing. :(

Henrik posted this note on 04 maj 20 and tagged it with Independence Day


Good morning. [turns on mic] Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world, and you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. [pauses] Mankind. That word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can’t be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it’s fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom. Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution… but from annihilation. We’re fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared in one voice: We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!

– President Whitmore, Independence Day (1996)

Henrik posted this note on 01 maj 20 and tagged it with Blog Theme 2020 Narrating my work

Damn the torpedoes. Allow me to present, a work in progress – and absolutely not finished, a new look of my blog.

Henrik posted this note on 17 jan 20

Thanks Aaron. So far I’m happy with it, though I think I realised what I compromised on by buying such a comparatively cheap polyphonic synth (as compared to say a Prophet 12 or something). I would like a whole bunch more modulation, both sources and destinations.

My other synth is a DSi MoPho, which is monophonic and its modulation matrix is annoying to program but gloriously flexibel.

So far I don’t have any Volcas but several of those where on the table for me when I decided on which synth to buy. The Volca Modular har more of a Buchla approach to things, rather than a Moog style approach to things, right?

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Henrik posted this note on 16 jan 20

@odd That sounds like a reasonable approach to things.