Posts in the "Personal/life" Category
Today, just as we prepare for an Easter break, I heard my youngest daughter arguing with her older sister, and then the younger came running to me.
Dad, does the Easter Bunny and Santa exist?
I’ve known about it some time, and Eric has been writing and sharing what has been happening along the way. I’ve been wanting to say things, have felt so sad for him and his entire family, have wanted to find a way to just make it go away.
Packing to move very soon. Tucked away in a cupboard I had saved an old jacket, for nostalgic purposes. I took it out, folded it to put it away, when I felt that there was some kind of paper in the pocket.
Now 2013 is over, 2014 has started, and it’s a new year with new possibilities, challenges and experiences. I thought I’d take a look back at what 2013 was like for me.
After I week in India I’ve been reminded why I travel around, meet people and give presentations. I see this amazing opportunity as a blessing, a unique chance to go out there and try to share and help people.
I’m currently in Porto Alege in South Brazil, to speak at the BrazilJS conference. It’s an excellent event, and speaking in a cinema to almost 1000 persons is very inspiring!
Recently I was traveling to San Francisco and Bogotá, Colombia, and I wrote frequent updates on Facebook. It seemed to be appreciated, so I’d like to share it in a collected form here.
People are always on the hunt for efficiency and control over the massive information flow they’re facing, and the latest fix for actually getting things done. Amidst all techniques and approaches, I thought I’d outline what at least works for me.
Today I got the tip on Twitter about a slide deck with information on how to create interesting presentations. Sounded like something I wanted to know more about, but when I went to the page and saw the first slide, I lost my interest.
In the world of social media, and with self-proclaimed experts on it popping up everywhere (some actually full of experience, some full of… something), it’s interesting to see how people act and how they value a Facebook Like.
This article is also available in Czech.
Reading the heading, you’re probably thinking: “It’s a typo, it should be ‘Mobile and Social’”. But no. What I wanted to talk about is the behavior, the phenomenon, if you will, of the complete dependency people seem to have developed for their mobile phones, and how it affects their social behavior.
I sat there looking down on my hands. One day they would be as veiny and skinny as the hands on the old men sitting in the row in front of me. Over time, they will decay, hopefully with still some sense of proudness left in their owner.
Pearl Jam. I’ve always thought they are a good band, but not at the top of my list. However…
Last night I got to see something purely magical during their gig in Stockholm! They were amazing! Mind-blowing!
I’m currently in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and last night I had a very humbling experience.
Since I lead a life with attending a lot of events and conferences, there’s something that has been on my mind for some time. But when you just think and don’t blog about it, you can be sure someone else will cover the topic before you, and in this case Ryan Funduk did so in Our Culture of Exclusion.
This post is co-written with Cecilia von Schedvin.
This morning, we were talking about the KONY 2012 movement, various reaction around it and how easy we share things without even looking at it. How our gut reaction is to act without even knowing what we’re acting on or reflect on what it means.
(If you want to delve deeper into the KONY 2012 topic, you can, for instance, read Kony 2012: what’s the real story?).
What we want to cover here is the greater scheme of things, social media and how people react.
The end of a year. There’s so much to say and look back on, and at the same time I am already certain that I will temporarily forgot some of the amazing things that happened to me this year. For it was indeed a fantastic year!
If you’ve ever seen any of my presentations lately, I’ve been using these lovely Star Wars-inspired pictures to emphasize a point or just for plainly visually improving my slides. Today I’d like to tell you a little more about the pictures and the person behind them.
Today I turn 37 years old.
Last week I introduced Robert’s read and now it’s time again for my reading list for the latest week.
I’ve always been interested in reading all kinds of inspirational articles, blog posts and just fun things on the Internet, and most of the time I just tweet about it. But now, both for my sake and yours, I will write a weekly blog post listing the links for the latest week.
I’m glad to say that I am just about to start my summer vacation!
Last week my aunt, my father’s sister, Lena Nyman passed away.
The year is coming to an end, so what better time to take a nice cup of tea and go into nostalgic mode to write up a summary.
I have something I feel I need to tell you. It’s personal, so don’t read if you don’t want to hear about things like that.
Seasons come and seasons go; life turns in a constantly changing manner. But, as after every summer, I’m back and I long to write for you!
My dear friends, it’s once again summer and it’s time for me to take a break.
The TV Show Lost has aired its last episode ever. Sad times for me, and I thought I’d talk a little about what it has meant to me. WARNING! Below I will mention things you don’t want to know if you haven’t seen all episodes yet.
Yesterday one of, if not the, best heavy metal vocalist of all times passed away.
We rush away in our lives, whining about slow computers and constantly have more and more demands. Maybe it’s time to take one step back and look at the consequences of our desires.
I hope you are all having some nice time off; I just wanted to take the time to reflect on 2009 and what it was like for me.
It’s that time of year that should be spent with your loved ones no work, no obligations, just share some happiness with people who are special to you.
Tonight a friend of mine and my family passed away.
As I am sure all of you are aware of, Patrick Swayze passed away Monday night.
At the end of April, on my way home from work, I got caught for speeding.
Today I turn 35 years old.
This article was originally written by me in Swedish for Mindpark: Vad är en upplevelse värd?
Experiences. We’ve all had them, right? Things that changed our lives, shaped us as human beings; they might have inspired us, or made us avoid something forever.
Wow. I can’t really believe these are my first words of blogging again in almost two months. It always feels a bit funny getting back in the saddle, but once there, I’m as happy as a butterfly on a flower!
If you have followed my ramblings for some time now, you know the drill… It’s summer, and time for me to take a break from the web.
Yesterday, Michael Jackson passed away.
Last weekend, me and my brother embarked on a journey to Gothenburg to see AC/DC play at the Ullevi arena.
Tomorrow, all of Sweden is celebrating Midsummer. If that’s a new concept to you, allow me to explain.
Not exactly today, but about a month ago marked my four-year anniversary as a blogger.
I’m sure this has happened to you as well: meeting an old friend you haven’t seen for quite some time, and you’re really excited about it!
Today I thought we’d talk about privacy and how Twitter messages and status updates affects that in a manner you probably haven’t thought of.
If he had been still alive, my father would have turned 70 years old today. All the things he did and feats he accomplished in his life has been very inspiring, and I hope to carry on in that spirit.
We miss you, dad.
As most of you know, I was in Berlin last weekend, giving a talk at Mozilla Add-Ons Workshop :: Berlin (MAOW Berlin 2009). It was great fun, and I thought I’d tell you more about the event and the trip.