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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 thou…

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;

Bank of Mum and Dad

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

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) 

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... :
- Make a "Data" key to give default content : 

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 h…

(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 :ørde/ 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...…

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 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 …

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
30 Rock
American Dad
An Idiot Abroad
Archer (2009)
Being Human
Big Love
Boardwalk Empire
Bored to Death
Boston Legal
Breaking Bad
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Comedy Central Roast
Cougar Town
Criminal Minds
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Dark Blue
Desperate Housewives
Doctor Who (2005)
Don't Trust the Bitch in Apt 23
Eastbound and Down
Family Guy
Flash Forward
Game of Thrones
Gary Unmarried
Happy Endings
Hell on Wheels
House of Lies
How I Met Your Mother
How Not To Live Your Life
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
Jon Benjamin Has a Van
Last Resort
Legend of the Seeker
Lie to Me
Life (US)
Life's Too Short
Living In Your Car

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 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'…

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 ogringe 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 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 entr…

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 &…

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)

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 Schwarzenegg…

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 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'…