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Way too messy lecture-streaming setup.

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Both Linn and the kids fell asleep on the couch in front of the tv, so I guess I’m treating myself with a white lady and some short-stories.

Nice work this week, Henrik. Nice work! patting myself on the shoulder

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The second part of my Christmas gift for myself arrived today; an Electro Harmonix Little Big Muff. Glorious sound!

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A late Christmas present (from me to me) arrived today. It’s a Korg Minilogue XD. I’ve just started playing with it and it sound great.

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Now I’m unwinding from the day by playing some Mario Maker. Though right now I’m probably winding myself back up over this hellish course. (Not the one in the photo.)

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Today the film and television students made a tv production of a floor ball game. It was an outside broadcast production, so they had to set up all their gear in the arena. I was there as a handler, for the first time on one of their outside broadcasts. It was quite a lot of fun.

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Great find at the supermarket today. Perfect start to the year of buying things on plastic discs.

Today I’ve been at home with the kids. It’s been a “study day” at their preschool, which means that the staff have meetings and courses so the kids need to be at home.

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Stayed up way too late tonight watching tv. After an episode of Netflix’s Messiah I started watching the Fyre Festival documentary and it was really fascinating. So many tasteless, clueless idiots.

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A week or so ago I ordered some electronics stuff that arrived today. Yay! I’ll get back to making the Raspberry Pi music player soon.

As for today it’s been a day of nothing but administrative tasks. The nice part was that I got to work from home which I always try to do at least once a week and it’s a nice change of pace.

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Today was another day of mostly administrative work. I did have one two-hour lecture on Mastering Music for Streaming Platforms but other than that I was mainly at my desk.

I did manage to complete scheduling and room booking for the next course that I am in charge of, even though it doesn’t happen until April. That made me happy and I now feel that I have many administrative things under control.

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Today we stayed indoors for the whole day, except for a quick walk that I took in the late afternoon. We’ve done som laundry and general tidying up of stuff and packed for tomorrow, the first proper work and school day of the year for all of us.

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At Mall of Scandinavia.

Today we spent some time there after a hotel breakfast and then we headed back home to Sundborn. Overall the trip to Stockholm was nice. Everybody had a good time and it feels good to be back home now.

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Today the whole family is in Stockholm. Linn and Iris went to Disney on Ice while Ebbe and me walked around the Globe area before heading for our hotel.

Right now we’re strolling around in Mall of Scandinavia.

Quality Hotel Friends
169 79 Solna
Sverige

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This is my office at work. I share it with a colleague but most of the time he’s not there so I get to have it for myself.

Today I spent quite a bit of the work day here. Many small things that needed to be done. Also we tried out some surround sound things for the tv studio which was fun and successful.

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First work day of the year. Today was the first proper studio session of the education for a few of the first year students. We/they recorded a kind of Nine Inch Nails sounding thing that I wrote some years ago.

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New Year’s Day is Pizza Day in Sweden. It is the day where pizza sales are the highest of the year. This year we made our own.

Happy New Years!

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Season 3 of Jessica Jones is really improved when combined with a healthy helping of bourbon.

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So I guess this is the single most important piece of tech I own right now. It’s a good thing that it fits in the guitar pick pocket on my jeans.

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A silly amount of computing devices.

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Okay, let’s give this a try then!

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Right now is my favorite time of the year.

The kids are asleep after a long day of playing in the sun and I’m sitting on the deck, programming and blogging.

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My somewhat ridiculous setup for listening to music outdoors today; a Raspberry Pi running PiMusicBox and Spotify Connect connected to an external speaker and being powered by a power bank.

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Kvällspromenad

Varvsgatan,
Arvika

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Sälviksvägen 1
Fjällbacka

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Sushi till middag, på Heat. 🍣

Södra Hamngatan 9,
Strömstad

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Vi började förmiddagen med en tur ner till havet.

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Trevlig utsikt på lunchen.

Ångbåtskajen,
Strömstad

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An incredibly beautiful sky tonight. The photo doesn’t do it justice at all, but I had to at least try.

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The third “handyman” project of the summer, a playhouse (is that the correct term) for the kids. The foundation is almost finished now!

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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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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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Scary!

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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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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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Really weird spring weather in Sweden.

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Another Friday, another remote production.

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I was way too optimistic about my schedule this week, so to compensate I had to go back to work tonight after the kids went to bed and record a video about one of our mixing consoles.

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OMG, I actually started writing a song today!

For the first time in a very long time I started writing a song today. Not an ambient chord progression experiment, not some synth fiddling, but an actual alternative rock song with soaring guitars, pounding drums and lyrics about heartbreak.

To be clear, nothing about it is done yet and long time (really long time) readers of the blog will know that the biggest hurdle for me is always the lyrics. My inability to write lyrics have resulted in a lot of thrown away melody lines and riffs, but this time I’ve got a very clear theme for the lyrics and a persona to write them from. I also have a basic melody, some guitar parts and the outline of an arrangement and instrumentation.

I guess this counts as my ”doing something fun at work” this week, since I worked from home today and the song writing happened when I was about to start working.

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