Thursday, October 27, 2005

2,5 kg.. of keys.

It would seem nobody wants your keys, but some will go a very way to get an imprint.

A few years back they found 2,5 kg worth of replicas. Not bad.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

raz-buried shock-late mousse

... The Anarchists' [national] anthem is an international anthem
that consists of 365 raspberries blown in very quick succession
to the tune of "Camptown Races". Nobody has to stand up for it,
nobody has to listen to it, and, even better, nobody has to play it.
-- Mike Harding, "The Armchair Anarchist's Almanac"

At 27.10.05, Blogger joshua said...

the anarchist thinks you should tack on a better comment form so people will leave more comments

yah. he smiles.

At 28.10.05, Blogger nomad said...

like so?

At 29.10.05, Anonymous boy said...

much better. and youi can have the most recent comments in the sidebar all pretty like. if you wish. or an ugly ass tagboard like i put up (but nevertheless quite enjoy).

yes. hope you are exellent.


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Tuesday, October 18, 2005


vantar, mössa, halsduk,
vantar mössa halsduk,

gloves, hat, scarf,
gloves hat scarf,

she's here alright.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Bad habits

This Meme is brought to you by:
Speed reading -> D.H. Lawrence - Women in Love -> Zen Budhism?

'A very great doctor taught me ... that to cure oneself of a bad habit, one should force oneself to do it, when one would not do it; - make oneself do it - and then the habit would disappear.'

Saturday, October 15, 2005

art of war

your strength can be augmented with the strength of your opponent


tea: instant herb, rosehip chai, regular chai, black (assam), fruit
coffee: instant, middle roast, colombia...the beautiful italian stuff with the name I can't remember ran out of course
hot chocolate: instant, and real choco

candels: 12 small ones, 1 big one, and the smellylamp

is it because we live in the north?

At 15.10.05, Anonymous m said...

Great choice of colors.

At 18.10.05, Anonymous M said...

i calculated my coffees and here is the thing, you BEAT me at teas.

At 18.10.05, Blogger nomad said...

i also live further north?

At 25.10.05, Anonymous M said...

Yes, it's just horrible.


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Friday, October 14, 2005


Thursday, October 13, 2005


you know you are teaching your students properly when you are learning

At 13.10.05, Anonymous Nir said...

An it definitely makes things more fun for the teacher too...


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Sunday, October 09, 2005

Here's looking at you kid.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Spread the word

At 11.10.05, Anonymous Marianna Sometimes said...

I did and when exactly are you planning to join stumble upon?
Come on now it's not too late to seak a new world.

At 11.10.05, Blogger nomad said...

i am not joining any more internet communities - my mailbox is full, my phone is ringing and I do not have enough time for anything...

umm...what did you say it was again? =D

At 11.10.05, Blogger nomad said...

ah, i see, yes VERY cool. I love it.
Damn you! ;)


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Mr. Hillary

If nothing else, just the fact that a man is rarely "as ambitious as a woman", at least in popular media. ;)

"He's positioning himself for the co-presidency," she said. "He has an overweening ambition, as large as his wife's. . . . When people see him doing something, they think of her. It's almost as if she's cloned herself. He's Mr. Hillary"

Hej Svea!

Sweden is seriously aiming to get rid of oil it seems:

Heja Svea!

Yes - the goal is 2020. Translating the header:

We will be the first (country) in the word to break our dependency with fossil fuels, writes Mona Sahlin. Starting next year, private home owners will recieve economic support to change from oil to reusable energy. The support is part of a national program oil dependency. It includes, among other things, increased backup for research on sustainable energy and effient energy usage, writes Minister for Sustainable Development Mona Sahlin.

Vi ska bli först i världen med att bryta beroendet av fossila bränslen, skriver Mona Sahlin. Från och med nästa år får småhusägare ekonomiskt stöd för att byta från olja till förnybar energi. Stödet är en del av ett nationellt program för att få bort oljeberoendet. Där ingår också bland annat ökat stöd till forskning om förnyelsebar energi och effektivare energianvändning, skriver samhällsbyggnadsminister Mona Sahlin.

At 6.10.05, Anonymous Anonymous said...

translate please ? Sweden rid of oil by 2020? Is that right?

HEh, I -also- don't have a lease :) No worries, things will be sorted shortly. When can we expect a visit?

How can I put word verification on my comments? Hjalp!


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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

The wonders of C or in other words...lesson learned....

a) Define the size of your bloody arrays, and initialize them. This will rid you of many a Segmentation Fault.

b) Habit earned from functional programing (and elsewhere) - Send in strings as arguments. Call by value rather than call by reference. No more disappearing values!

Though in all honesty, during the time it took me to remember these two very basic C wisdoms I really wished I was far far away from this planet.

Marianna - change degree before it's too late!

(hiho hiho off to teach I go)

At 5.10.05, Anonymous Nir said...

I'm worried about (b).... call by value is slow... and often isn't that useful as you can only return 1 value. And sending in strings means parsing them, which can get nasty for complex data structures.... Then again... whatever floats your boat :)

Working backwards, the best way to get around (a) is to avoid using C in the first place.

Sorry to be a pedant... I'll reply to your e-mails when I'm in a slightly more normal frame of mind :)

At 6.10.05, Anonymous the case of missing int said...

You know what? I ENJOYED programming before I had to, I will change the major, natually, that's what I do, but I'll get it to run before anything else.
I just don't want to go through life with some validation error all over my forehead!

Hey Nir, you missed a ; once too, sorry for being a pedant!
Blame OKCUPID! I do, for everything.


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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Almost cute

(image courtesy of,
now CLICK it! )

At 6.10.05, Anonymous M said...

could you already maybe download stumbleupon,ext or would you like me to ask you again?

At 6.10.05, Blogger nomad said...



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DND - she's already disturbed

you DO realize...
hexadecimal notation is just SUCH an efficient way to store large numbers?

...and I spent 30 minutes stressing over the upper limit for signed integers - until I realized I for once could take advantage of the fact that is was a system dependancy....

(hope to resurface some time next week)

At 4.10.05, Anonymous Arabic Easter Bunny said...

I wrote 986 lines of code for a social security number checker, this is not a profession, it's a suicide.

At 5.10.05, Blogger nomad said...

makes you wish it was suicide

damn, must have taken you forever as well.
*support support support*
remember, there's a real world and people out there too, and some of it really is not all that bad. ;)

At 6.10.05, Anonymous M said...

You know what i miss most about smoking? GETTING OUT OF THE HOUSE at least ONCE IN TWO DAYS!


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Sunday, October 02, 2005

Sign language (Oliver Sacks does it again)

...meaning lies not in the individual words but in the relation between them...

Bali, again?