Tuesday, 22 October 2013

How many projects must collapse, before they are forever patched

How much further will various organizations, governments and corporations accept experiencing massive failure after failure with their implementation of 2.0 ways of E-merging us and our data with their services.....Computing is a science, a little known fact it seems....can't just wish it to work Even the spry Mr. Obama hasn't got a dedicated cabinet member in charge of public IT....and what did we in Norway just get? A dedicated IT minister to guide the billions of NOK we spend on developing sub-par IT tools? No, we got : "Statsråd med ansvar for Kommunal- og regionaldepartementet, Fornyings-, administrasjons- og kirkedepartementets avdelinger for bygg, sikkerhet og tjenester, statsforvaltning, IKT og fornying (med unntak av bredbåndssaker), samer og nasjonale minoriteter, administrasjon og kommunikasjon, og planavdelingen i Miljøverndepartementet" Seriously, that's the closest you'll come...hope they'll be able to shorten his title somewhat though....

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Et fylkes mandat har så mange stemmeberettigede bak seg

Østfold;209139;9; Akershus;394503;17; Oslo;435146;19; Hedmark;148306; Oppland;142256;7; Buskerud;193496;9; Vestfold;176783;7; Telemark;128489;6; Aust-Agder;81926;4; Vest-Agder;126382;6; Rogaland;309143;14; Hordaland;357683;16; Sogn og Fjordane;78405;4 Møre og Romsdal;187858;9; Sør-Trøndelag;222299;10; Nord-Trøndelag;100052;5 Nordland;179683;9; Troms;118700;6; Finnmark;53351;5;

Friday, 16 August 2013

Bank of Mum and Dad

Thankfully, things haven't deteriorated as much in Norway...yet...

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

My must-have settings in Windows 7 compilation

Show "ghost" hardware in Device Manager (stuff that's been connected, still has fluff left in system to some degree) 
SET DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES=1

Create Open Command Prompt Here : 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Folder\shell\Command Prompt]
@="Open Command Prompt Here..."

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Folder\shell\Command Prompt\command]
@="cmd.exe /k pushd %L"


Right-click, new... :
- HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.txt\ShellNew
- Make a "Data" key to give default content : 
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.htm\ShellNew]
"Data"="<html><head></head><body></body></html>"

Shortcuts :
F4 - open address bar drop down(explorer)
Num Lock + * - Open all subfolders (left side explorer)
Alt + Space - Window Menu (minimize etc.)
Win + F - Open search
Ctrl + Shift + Esc = Process Explorer (or Task Manager...)

To make shortcut(instead of moving the file(!)) to Start Menu, right-click+drag and choose "make shortcut here"
ADD COPY TO AND SEND TO CONTEXT
Navigate to: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
Using Registry Editor; now add to key named as:
{C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}
{C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell]
"FolderType"="NotSpecified" 

If you have many folders with strange views you can try resetting them all at once by executing the following registry file.   

-------------------------------------------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU]
[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell]
"BagMRU Size"=dword:00004e20

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell]
"FolderType"="NotSpecified"
-------------------------------------------------------
LeftClick+Shift on Folder gives "Open command window here"

System -> Advanced System Settings -> Environment Variables (User or Machine) -> Add "devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices" with value 1

Run (Win+R) .. - Opens C:\Users
Tricks for command line :
http://www.instantfundas.com/2009/04/6-windows-command-prompt-tricks-that.html

Open old .hlp files :
http://blog.komeil.com/2009/06/windows-help-program-winhlp32exe-for.html

Network Security : 
Allow Local System to use computer identity for NTLM - from Not Defined to Enabled

Network access:
Let Everyone permissions apply to anonymous users - from disabled to enabled

Folder Structure :
Application Data that applies to all users are stored in %systemdrive%\ProgramData
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows - Holds SendTo, Start Menu etc.
while C:\Users\Public\..... holds for all users

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

(In Progress) How to get from Oslo to the innermost arm of Sognefjorden, Årdalstangen, on a bicycle

Planning the route

As I have no maps besides Google's I'll start by scouring the web for people having experience cycling this route and get to know some "roadmarks" to hang my hat further on in my scheme to ride west.

Not surprisingly, there is the usual randomness involved when obtaining information on semi-fringe issues only Norwegians would be interested in, and only they post and converse...but do so with a 2 year interval....our near universal lingual penetration of English may have some of the blame, I fear they all spend it at VG or YouTube, commenting drivel (I should know, ha!)

But, I found some info :
Especially the tip sounding like : "Meld deg inn i Syklistenes Landsforbund. Der får du sykkelkart som viser de fornuftigste rutene å velge for sykling rundt om i Norge" should be investigated further...might my papa be a member and have that nefarious tome of mappings...hmmm....


Planning the packing...

Friday, 3 May 2013

Hvorfor benytter ikke norske lovgivere seg mer av åpen data (en titt på Nosk Samfunnsvitenskapelig Tjeneste)

I land vi vanligvis liker å sammenligne oss med, særlig når vi føler vi er best, er det mulig å finne ut hvilke saker en folkevalgt politiker har fremmet og støttet. Slik kan vi i et moderne demokrati, hvor kompiskorrupsjon fortsatt regjerer byråkratiet mer enn regjeringen, ha åpenhet om politikk i praksis, og ta begrunnede valg når vi gir vår tillit til en som skal representere oss i lokal, regional og nasjonal politikk. De fremste forkjemperne for åpenhet og inkludering i den politiske prosess burde selvsagt være våre eksisterende politikere, men når man ser situasjonen slik den fremstår etter noe googling, banning og forbauselse - virker ikke norske politikere særlig interessert i å holde velgerne informert... I fjor åpnet data.stortinget.no med åpen data og eget API, og gjorde i det minste situasjonen noe bedre enn hva de som tidligere har hatt til oppgave å forvalte bl. a. våre representanters data, Norsk samfunnsvitenskapelig datatjeneste. De gir ikke data ved dørene, og jeg viser til et eksempel som kan antyde en noe sluttet brukerkrets :
Filene kan leveres for ulike statistikkpakker som f.eks. NSDstat, SPSS, SAS og Stata. Det er også mulig å bestille analyser (uenighetsindekser) eller utskrifter av enkeltvoteringer på papir.
NSD sin svært smertefulle web-fødsel kan muligens tilskrives at organisasjonen med ansvar for
å sikre dataformidling og tjenesteyting overfor forskningssektoren.
har vært ledet av samme mann siden "datatjenestens" siden unnfangelsen i 1971 , Bjørn Henrichsen, og selv med en årslønn godt over millionen, ville det vel være litt for mye å forlange at han (altså, direktøren for Norsk Samfunnsvitenskapelig datatjeneste) vil være noen proponent for åpenhet rundt disse data...som så mye annen informasjon om norsk byråkrati og bestemmelse, er det lille som er åpent av informasjon gjort så universelt ubrukelig som å bli presentert i PDF...

Teknisk småplukk

  • Søkefunksjonaliteten er gitt av Google, men er allikevel nede...kanskje en link til <a href="site:nsd.uib.no">søk hos nsd.uib.no</a> hadde vært mer nyttig?! 
Søk fungerer ikke hos NSD

  • Hvorfor har robots.txt "Disallow: /data/dataindex/"

Thursday, 2 May 2013

147 TV shows of the last 15 years you must see!


It's a must see, if you have a decade and can't be bothered with reality....reality tv that is...

1600 Penn
18 to Life
24
30 Rock
American Dad
An Idiot Abroad
Archer (2009)
Arrow
Awake
Being Human
Big Love
Boardwalk Empire
Bored to Death
Boss
Boston Legal
Breaking Bad
CSI
Californication
Camelot
Caprica
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Comedy Central Roast
Community
Continuum
Cougar Town
Criminal Minds
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Damages
Dark Blue
Derek
Desperate Housewives
Dexter
Doctor Who (2005)
Dollhouse
Don't Trust the Bitch in Apt 23
Eastbound and Down
Entourage
Eureka
Family Guy
Firefly
Flash Forward
Fringe
Futurama
Game of Thrones
Gary Unmarried
Glee
Grimm
Happy Endings
Haven
Hell on Wheels
Heroes
Homeland
House
House of Lies
How I Met Your Mother
How Not To Live Your Life
Hung
Ideal
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
Jon Benjamin Has a Van
Justified
Last Resort
Legend of the Seeker
Legit
Lie to Me
Life (US)
Life's Too Short
Living In Your Car
Lost
Louie
Luther
Mad Men
Men of a Certain Age
Merlin (2008)
Misfits
Modern Family
New Girl
Nikita
Nip/Tuck
No Ordinary Family
Nurse Jackie
Outsourced
Pan Am
Paradox
Parks and Recreation
Party Down
Penn and Teller: Bullshit!
Person of Interest
Persons Unknown
Psych
Rake
Real Time with Bill Maher
Rectify
Rescue Me
Revenge
Robot Chicken
Shameless (US)
Sherlock
Shit My Dad Says
Sleeper Cell
Sons of Anarchy
South Park
Southland
Spartacus: War of the Damned
Suits
Supernatural
The Big Bang Theory
The Big C
The Cleveland Show
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
The Following
The Gates
The Glades
The Good Wife
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
The League
The Life and Times of Tim
The Mentalist
The Middle
The Mighty Boosh
The Office
The Office (US)
The Pacific
The Pillars of the Earth
The Ricky Gervais Show
The Soup
The Walking Dead
The Wire
Through the Wormhole
Top Gear
Torchwood
Tosh.0
Touch
Treme
True Blood
Ugly Americans
Undercover Boss
United States of Tara
Unsupervised
V (2009)
Veep
Vice
Vikings
Weeds
Wilfred (US)

Sunday, 28 April 2013

My saturday workout / trauma

Endomondo Cycling Workout: was out cycling 5.96 km in 41m:36s using Endomondo.

And when I arrived at home, flat out of breath and legs more acidic than the lakes in Chernobyl
I discovered that the plastic shopping bag I had spent many a kilojoule transporting on my handle bars
had gotten fed up with the beating and thrown the cold, delicious Coca Cola and the so-so, yet yummy enough, fish gratin / casserole / thingy of First Price origin out of a newly created hole in the bottom!

I must have looked a giant fool, coke bottle tumbling down the street, me biking at full power with Deftones in my ears....well, at least the bottle of ketchup I was going to make the fish gratin edible with, somehow stayed in the bag...so it must have happened pretty close, but no way was I going looking for it....probably stumble upon a drunken flock of young women who had seen the whole mishap/tragedy/well-I-got-something-to-write-about...

...and, the lock to the bike was in the bag, now not, so I didn't get my usual workout of going the stairs, had to bring the bike home, not bad for a saturday :-)

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Studentsamskipnaden i Oslo, SiO, avdeling bolig - wtf? (work in progress)



For å si det som det står på den fancy ringeklokken tilhørende SiO Sogn Studentbys høyblokk,
bygget i 2012 :
"Trykk for og ringe på"

Jeg forventer ikke at denne studentorganisasjonen skal gjøre alt riktig, men gang på gang viser de en så slepphendt, uengasjert og inkompetent "fasade" at jeg må lufte min frust..... 

I løpet av de ca. 45 dagene jeg har bodd her har jeg mottatt to mailer som begge kan tyde på at SiO ikke har hatt kontroll på at nybyggingen har vært av god kvalitet (finn ut noe om rutinene til SiO rundt utsetting og oppfølging av oppdrag + navn på subcontractors)

Først denne, som jeg ikke har hørt noe mer om - selv finner jeg det helt ok lydisolert, i allefall en enorm forbedring sammenlignet med nr 18...men det er vel nesten å forvente siden det vel er 60 år mellom de to bygningene ;-)

Til deg som bor i nye boliger i Sogn studentby

Vi har dessverre avdekket at lydnivået mellom boligene i de nye boligene på Sogn ikke er tilfredsstillende. Sammen med entreprenøren vil vi derfor foreta lydmålinger og eventuelt prøvemontere lydfeller i noen utvalgte boliger. 

Lydmålingene vil starte tirsdag 19. mars. Dersom det viser seg at målingene ikke er innenfor de rammer som er fastsatt, vil vi starte planleggingen av tiltak som må gjennomføres. Vi vil komme tilbake med ytterligere informasjon til deg.

Dette er en ”No reply” e-postadresse og det er ikke mulig å svare på denne henvendelsen. Vennligst ta kontakt med oss via www.sio.no/”Min side” eller via et av våre SiOsentre dersom du har spørsmål.
Vennlig hilsen
Studentboligene
  
To tenants in new accommodations in Sogn Student Village

Unfortunately, we have revealed that the sound level between the residences in the new buildings at Sogn is not satisfactory. On this basis we will, together with the contractor, conduct sound measurements and if applicable try installing silencers in selected residences.

The measurement will start Tuesday 19 March. If the measurement turns out to be outside the limits set, we will start the planning the necessary improvements. We will get back to you with further information. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for you.

Please note that this is a “No reply” e-mail address and it is not possible to reply to this e-mail. If you have any questions please contact us at www.sio.no“My page” or contact one of our SiOcenters.

Kind regards
Student Housing

Og så denne, som vel indikerer at beboerne har hatt strøm på SiO sin regning frem til 1/4-2013, beklageligvis blir det kun 14 dager for meg...men alle kroner teller, særlig når man bor hos SiO...(a bit harsh?)

Til deg som bor i Rolf E. Stenersens allé 38 A

Det er energileverandøren BKK som avleser og fakturer energi for bygget du bor i på oppdrag fra SiO Bolig. På grunn av tekniske problemer har ikke BKK hatt mulighet til å lese av alle målerne som gir grunnlag for fakturering av energi i ditt bygg. Dette har ført til at de heller ikke har kunnet gjennomføre fakturering av forbruket til deg som leietaker. Det har vært jobbet intenst med saken og de tekniske utfordringene er nå løst.  Fra 1. april har vi korrekte måleravlesinger som grunnlag for fakturering

I perioden frem til 1. april mangler vi altså måledata. Dette er beklagelig, og for at dette ikke skal få økonomiske konsekvenser for deg som leietaker har vi besluttet at du ikke skal betale for energi som er forbrukt før 1. april 2013. 

Fra 1. april vil alle bli fakturert for energi av BKK i henhold til sitt forbruk. Faktureringen vil skje på etterskudd og første faktura vil bli distribuert i løpet av mai.

Vi beklager de tekniske utfordringene som har vært, og at det har tatt tid å finne ut av saken før vi kunne gi endelig tilbakemelding om hva som skjer i forbindelse med fakturering av energi. Vi håper at du finner løsningen tilfredsstillende, og at du trives i din studentbolig.

Dette er en ”No reply” e-postadresse og det er ikke mulig å svare på denne henvendelsen. Vennligst ta kontakt med oss viawww.sio.no/Min Side eller via et av våre SiOsentre dersom du har spørsmål.

Vennlig hilsen
SiO bolig

Media






Morten Bergfall

Over en periode på over 10 år har jeg fått et skråblikk inn i SiOs utleiedrift gjennom egne og andres boforhold; og jeg må dessverre si at det for meg virker som en skute uten mål, sjømenn eller flyteevne...og de setter jo allerede ut f. eks. inkasso til private, også dette på en måte som får enhver privat utleier jeg har hatt med å gjøre som en fornuftig sjel...
Alt blir sakte men sikkert solgt ut fra det offentlige - og ingen har oversikt nå, og ingen sørger heller for å opprette gode oppsynsordninger drevet av dyktige, samfunnsengasjerte og markedskompenserte mennesker...
Kompiskorrupsjonen eller profittering på fellesskapets regning blir like ille føler jeg, og åpenhet rundt prosessene er den eneste veien å gå (hvis sos-demoen vår skal kunne overleve...)




Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Goodbye, and thanks for all the tabs, Opera

As a Norwegian and a long time Opera user turned developer, I've had a long, colorful and until a year or so back, a faithful relationship.

I remember the way it made me feel like I was getting just a little bit more from what was then a world where hardware and baud challenged....

It seems like ludicrous now, did I really use a browser covering a sizable part of my screen real estate for ads? And as the years have gone, I've always felt that Opera was that one sweet Norwegian geek pride, and that Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner has been a safeguard for the ever changing and scary browser market....even to the point that I invested my student load in Opera shares...

Turns out I wasn't wrong in fearing what would happen with the creator and parent of Opera gone...I think it's timing was shrewdly aligned with what almost seems like a reality now, Opera's demise on everything but fridges! 

I've never ever been remotely close to working on a project that had any sort of "version-skipping-feature" before, so maybe I'm missing something, but it feels like you've been bullied, or are ashamed for something....

This was originally published here :
http://my.opera.com/ODIN/blog/2013/03/05/opera-14-beta-for-android-is-out?cid=106767332&startidx=50#comment106767332

A free idea from me to thee, NOFX

more NOFXivision! just get an intern, stream it, beam it, I'd gladly pay 5$ for a live show with soundboard audio, ok-ish sound and some of that banter we all love so much  It's come to the point where I can recite Backstage Passport...and I'm not eidetic! (might be hyperbolic though)

Monday, 1 April 2013

Xbox 360 Live Games - bang for my buck

Poker Night 2 (800 points)
must be the worst poker iteration I've ever come across, at a screen or table... the mini game poker in Red Dead Redemption is addictive and likely to cause seizures of excitement compared to this, just some old characters from different Xbox titles (I won't bother with the names, it really doesn't matter...) who yammer on with no skip functionality, and though I only played two hands before I took upon myself to warn you not to even try this, it doesn't seem to be any real poker "engine" either... it's no poker game, it's an old-man stand-up fart-joke game! 800 points....Zynga Poker is probably better....stay away!

I'd rather break my controller than start the demo again...

Dust - An Elysian Tale (1200 points)
Though it's gotten a crazy amount of 10's and such over at Metacritic, this is nothing to bother yourself with. This game brings nothing new to a genre that had it's peak sometime about when Schwarzenegger and Van Damme were considered actors, the 2D shoot-it-all, and though the game brings very responsive controls and nice enough creatures to kill, it's just the same old blur...might as well play frogger with your frying pan.

Monday, 25 March 2013

My attempt at commenting a post with less lucidity and more length than the post


I might be a special case, but reading that I *should* cultivate any form of personal modification, have never done much more than either make me lament my inability, or scorn the confounding people (if they exist...and can prove it) who apparently ingest truisms and make it into some kind of osmosis based personal growth....so that is better as point 3.
Then we take a leap to something so much more tangible that it should perhaps not be presented in the same breath that said "lower those expectations, you'll never be warm again" :-)
But, I agree that being reminded to try doing nice things that involve some primal vacation-time from the grind.....I wonder if we not all need to feel somewhat connected to something we perceive as just being "us" from time to time - warmth, a walk in the what-ever-is-available with the soundtrack of your life in your ear-buds or, I mention with disgust, the solitary toilet break as a mans only respite from a world that doesn't seem to dig "us", but rather have many "these"....
Alas, I conclude this exercise in rant-review-something-itched-and-got-wrote with a suggestion of making the third advice, the only advice needed...after all, who can lower their expectations of themselves without a friend who's even more under-performing, or failing that, a kinder, gentler, mirror unto yourself....and I suspect the eastern European custom of men bonding in warm, non-office-cubicle baths with some Hookah in proximity has great merit that we western self-suppressed "angst Adams" lack....
But we've all got the Facebook or the other, and the single best feature of it all is that you can dig up a pal who helped amuse you through classes in Neo Norwegian essay writing.....or how about cousin Doris, they are all there....
Digital replacements of ourselves is what passes for society these days, but since we live we only live with the remnants of what "connectedness" must have existed when society in itself was both the answer to solving common problems of all sorts, and the bonus-thrill-ride of having an extended group of people knowing you for what you could contribute with, and the (must have been) tingly loving feeling of life worth living 
:-)


http://www.thedailymuse.com/health/holiday-blues-3-ways-to-cope-when-youre-lonely-this-season/#ixzz2OWXR2DMx