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.
Thinking about all the things that happened in 2013, it's hard to fathom just how many things one can experience in one year, places to see and things to do.
I never really got to write a post about my 2012, but I was quite happy with my my Summing up 2011 post. This time around, I contemplated what I wanted to cover and share, and came to the conclusion to focus on travel and places.
One thing that I also realized is that I've been blogging far too little this year, and rather just sharing small stories and anecdotes on Facebook (and some of the stories below are taken/inspired from those posts, marked as quotes). In 2014 I really want to get going with writing more here, and I hope I'll live up to it!
Traveling and speaking
Since I started to keep track a few years back of how much and far I travel, 2013 was the year with most travel days and kilometers so far: 99 travel days, 211,074 km covered, visiting 27 cities. A big amount of that was covered in the fall, which was packed with lots of interesting trips and experiences.
I've spent the last days categorizing and gathering my pictures from 2013 in a good structure, and all photos are available on Flickr - there you'll find both all travel pics as well as those from other things I did throughout the year.
When it comes to speaking, I became Lanyrd's most well-traveled speaker, with having given presentations in 27 countries at 66 events. That number has now gone up to 29 countries and 72 events; I really look forward to my 30th country I will speak in! Any takers? :-)
Starting the year in a good travel fashion, I had to get up at dawn January 1st to fly to San Francisco, and then go down to Mountain View. We were giving our very first Firefox OS workshop to invited developers, teaching and hacking away.
Checking into a US hotel (in Mountain View now):
Turn off the air condition, to avoid room temperature below freezing.
Unplug the fridge, since it sounds like a hippo is trying to make love to it.
Try and act grateful to the receptionist for the makeup remover (and thinking of asking for a hair brush as well…).
I also managed to squeeze in some time in San Francisco:
Best quote in San Francisco today:
A clerk in a store couldn't believe Apple products are much cheaper in the US than Europe, since "Europe is so much closer to China than the US"…
A couple of weeks later, it was time for our second workshop, this time in London. It was a good event, and also one where we learned a lot about the platform from people in the Mozilla community, such as Luca Greco, and I finally got to meet him in person.
Hotel gym offers Very Personal Trainers. I don't want to know what that means...
Flight home cancelled. Heathrow doesn't seem to like snow. Will hopefully get home tomorrow! (great help from British Airways, though!)
"…around 260 flights are due to be cancelled on Sunday after 2-6cm of snow was forecast"
2-6 centimeters? This really sounds like a joke for Swedes…
In the end of February, I went down to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, which is a massive event within the mobile sector. I believe there was around 90,000 visitors and the halls were enormous.
About to fly to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress. We're on Vueling airlines, and Patrick Finch has already made jokes about them re-vueling the plane. It's gonna be a long flight...
We worked day and night for about a week, talking till we were blue in the face. To me it was really great to be there, to meet all kinds of people with very different backgrounds, and talk to them about Firefox OS and the Open Web, the possibilities and implications for the future.
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We’ve flown five hours overnight, and the two people sitting next to me got into a fight twice over encroaching each other’s space – once during take-off… Naturally the Swede tried to mediate the situation. The result was of course that the guy sitting in the middle got our shared armrest and some of my space…
I managed to get some sleep in a weird position and now my body hurts everywhere. After we had landed I got to see a new first: someone flossing in the restroom. The high life of a traveler…
We’re now in a lounge, which was nice to have access to, but the “coffee” being offered looked like a horse had had diarrhea, so I managed to find a Cuban restaurant where they only spoke Spanish, where I could get a proper espresso.
Our current discussion is about Colombia, our assigned bodyguards and the sort of surreal lives we lead. That’s my life.
Family vacation, and celebrating my oldest daughter's birthday by going on a dolphin safari, where we got to see tons of them and a turtle as well!
Toronto, Canada [August]
Quick work days as the beginning of a longer trip.
Night woes. I had a noisy fridge in my room, preventing me from sleeping, waking me up all the time. Eventually I decided that enough is enough.
I got out of bed to unplug it, but realized that the space between the cupboard it was standing on and the wall was to small to fit my arm. I really tried, but couldn't reach the outlet. And the cupboard was far too heavy and big to move further away from the wall.
Then I tried with a hanger, but at 2 in the morning, really drowsy, I quickly came to the conclusion that playing with a metal hanger around an outlet probably wasn't a good idea.
After a while, I managed to see there was a small hole in the cupboard, where the cable went from the fridge out to the outlet. Success!, I thought and managed to squeeze in my arm, reach the cord, and gently unplug it. However…
When I tried to pull my arm out again, I was stuck. Really stuck. By the elbow. I couldn't budge the fridge, I couldn't find a good angle to ease my arm out again. Like a trapped animal I tried to pull harder and harder, really hurting myself.
After calming down and trying to carefully asses the situation, I managed to achieve a successful combination between arm angle and pulling hard. I was free!
Liberated, with a very aching arm, I went to bed and feel asleep.
Great day in Rio de Janeiro! Fábio and I went to the Sugarloaf Mountain, a most outstanding part! We took the cable car all the way to the top, watching all of Rio, Christ the Redeemer and the sun setting behind it.
I've been lucky to see many places in the world, but I have to say that the coastline here in Rio is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen!
Today I got to meet him again, and I have to be honest and say that it is a special feeling of accomplishment, when he seeks me out after his talk to sit down and talk about it, and a lot of other things.
Arrived in Lisbon, Portugal. As a nice surprise, the conference organizers had an offer to speakers and attendees to go surfing in the Atlantic this afternoon! Of course I had to take them up on that, and together we were five brave souls: me, James from England, David and John from Ireland and Matthew from Slovakia, and we were helped by the excellent surf teacher Luis.
We had wetsuits and the water was about 20 centigrade - not cold at all, to be honest. It's been a LONG time since I surfed last, and it was such a great time doing it again! You do get a good beating by the water, but when you manage to stand up it's all worth it!
I was also reminded that when you surf and get thrown in the water a lot, you swallow a lot of air, since you hold it in. So on a regular basis you need to burp; I felt like I sounded like I was calling seals at times…
Checked into the hotel, where I got the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory room. Now time to go to a pre-conference party! That is, after a very long shower to get warm.
Good day in Toronto with the Mozilla Summit, bringing together employees and community members from all over the world. Got to hang out with my dear friends Stuart Colville and Chris Mills, pose with a fantastic ice Firefox and see a… well, unparalleled… karaoke version of Bohemian Rhapsody.
Wow! Last night Mozilla had organized for us to play an ice hockey game in the historical Maple Leaf Gardens here in Toronto, the venue for Toronto Maple Leafs between 1931 to 1999. About 22 years ago I came to Canada to play ice hockey for two weeks, playing games against a number of local teams.
What was special back then was that I got to go and see a NHL game in the Maple Leaf Gardens. So to come back now and be able to play a game myself on that ice was a fantastic moment! I used to play ice hockey for about ten years when I was young but I have only skated a handful times since I was 18.
Skating came back to me fast, though, but I'd say that the puck handling wasn't as good as I wanted it to be. Also managed to get a hard tackle/hit, so I'm a bit sore today, but it was great fun!
Great day yesterday in Toronto with fantastic friends! We went on a full-day excursion of the city, naturally including a visit to the CN Tower (which was the highest in the world for 34 years!).
Nice day yesterday here in Guadalajara, Mexico, being guided through the city by Jorge and Paulina! Eating local food, getting the authentic Mexican experience! Some things spicy, some interesting beer mixes and lots more!
Happy to have done a great Firefox OS workshop yesterday in Guadalajara, Mexico!
Then we went out with the attendees and organizers in the evening, having a good time and the necessary tequila when in Mexico (only one for me, thank you).
The evening also included recreating the Evolution of Man chart and ending up in prison…
Also got the chance to have my Walter White/Breaking Bad moment!
Being a massive fan of pyramids, one of the places I've wanted to visit is the Teotihuacan area in Mexico City. Thanks to Miriam Leon and Jorge Diaz I finally got to do that yesterday!
They were kind enough to spend their entire day taking me there, and patient enough to watch me climb a lot of pyramids - I do like climbing stuff. Walking down the Avenue of the Dead, and got to get up on top of the Pyramid of the Sun and as far as was possible on Pyramid of the Moon.
I did, however, have an experience I've never had before…
Jorge and I walked for about an hour to a massive local market, packed with people. I was the only non-Mexican for miles, and not sure I'd gone there on my own. Then he looked up this medicinal place where I was to get a "Limpia" - a "spiritual cleansing, used to cleanse the body, mind and soul of negativity".
When they do that, the person performing it and the one being cleansed have to be alone in the room, so I walked up these VERY small stairs into a back room, where I was alone with a guy speaking only Spanish (and while I love speaking Spanish, my level leaves a bit to desire). I can confess that I was just slightly worried…
Then he used raw eggs and some what I believe to be small branches with leaves from a tree to cleanse me, mumbling words and trying to explaining things to me (suffice to say, I didn't understand).
Afterwards, he let Jorge in and explained his impressions of me. It was an interesting conversation about dealing with things that I have on my mind, envy in the world, me always getting up again when I'm down and more.
Mozilla Developer Engagement Leads work week in Boulder, Colorado. Discussing goals for next year, possibilities, metrics, defending the Open Web.
After a long day of meetings yesterday, I blame/thank Luke Crouch for taking us to the local Avery Brewery here in Boulder, Colorado. We had a few tasters and some of them were really good!
The 16% Mephistopheles Stout, though, was good but at the same time almost like drinking tar.
Went on a lovely hike today in the Rocky Mountains, just outside of Boulder, Colorado. It was -7 Celsius, so quite a refreshing walk.
It took me to the Settlers Park and the Red Rocks Trail, where people came in the 1850s, looking for gold. I also saw a lot of squirrels and one woodpecker, but none of them were unfortunately interested nor kind enough to pose for a few pictures.
Boulder is a nice little town with about 80,000 people, and it has a few historical buildings and places to look at as well.
Luckily I got upgraded (again) on the Denver to London flight - an early Christmas present from British Airways, I guess - so I could lie down and have a proper sleep.
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 have no false assumptions that I know so much, but I do love talking to and meeting people. I am a happy and social being. And if I in any way can share my knowledge and experiences with people, and me taking the time for them and listening will in any way help, I have to do that.
I've found my way to use my ambition to help out and genuinely care about people, and turn that into something constructive; something that's appreciated. And I am immensely grateful for the little positive difference I can make in peoples' lives.
Thank you for being there, and thank you for all that I learn from you.
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!
The conference organizers put together a great video of the first day of the conference, to give you a feeling of what it was like:
And then came last night. Wow… After the conference, all of the speakers and a good number of the conference attendees were taken to a barbecue place, abundant with meat. All good!
However… On stage there were local dancers performing, and a number of the male people - gaúchos, if you will - did fast dancing but also a trick with metal balls/weights spinning on a line. The main performer would best be described as Mel Gibson on crack.
My "friend" Fábio convinced them to take me up on stage, blindfold me and spin this wire with the balls around me. For each time it spun around it was so close it was touching my beard, almost getting tangled. At one point it got so close it knocked the blindfold right off my head!
Then the performer moved on to putting a cigarette in my mouth, knocking piece by piece off it. Eventually there was only a small piece left, and he instructed me to pout with my lips, while he also blindfolded himself as well. He spun, I heard it getting closer and closer, and finally it knocked the cigarette stump out of my mouth.
According to people watching, it looked terrifying as hell. For me, initially when you realized how close it was, it was a bit intimidating but it wasn't that bad once I got used to it. I actually had full trust in the performer (I had too, right?). It was more about not understanding what they were saying, only speaking a few words of English, that was more worrying. You know, not knowing what was going to happen.
Once I got off the stage, though, that's when my pulse went up. When I realized what had been going on, and when I saw the pictures and videos of it. It's an interesting human way of handling things - once you're in it, you're so focused on getting through it. It's not till afterwards when you start reflecting that it really hits you.
A friend in the audience also said she was afraid I'd be upset with the performer and the risk, and to stand my ground and refuse. I explained that, being Swedish, that wouldn't be my approach. The Swedish way would rather be:
Sorry my face hit your metal ball
All in all, though, it was a great new experience and memory!
Thanks to Leonardo Balter for the video and Josh Holmes for the great pictures. And "thanks" to Fabio for making it happen.
Updated: Here's a full video of the last part of the show, shot by Giovanni Keppelen Dos Santos:
My life. It's currently about 7 in the morning local time in Miami, where I'm sitting with my manager Mark Coggins waiting our next flight to Bogotá, Colombia. One day ago I was in San Francisco watching Billy Idol and Steve Aoki playing at a Google Party.
We've flown five hours overnight, and the two people sitting next to me got into a fight twice over encroaching each other's space - once during take-off… Naturally the Swede tried to mediate the situation. The result was of course that the guy sitting in the middle got our shared armrest and some of my space…
I managed to get some sleep in a weird position and now my body hurts everywhere. After we had landed I got to see a new first: someone flossing in the restroom. The high life of a traveler…
We're now in a lounge, which was nice to have access to, but the "coffee" being offered looked like a horse had had diarrhea, so I managed to find a Cuban restaurant where they only spoke Spanish, where I could get a proper espresso.
Our current discussion is about Colombia, our assigned bodyguards and the sort of surreal lives we lead. That's my life.
First day in Colombia
Spent the first day in Bogotá, Colombia. Entering the country went well and easy, and we met up with your security people/bodyguards, so we now have three dedicated guards taking us in a van everywhere. Feels a bit awkward, but their leader is fun and easy to talk to.
Bogotá is surrounded by mountains, and it's very pretty. Most local people only speak Spanish, and while the few Spanish words I can muster entertains them for a little while, I can't actually communicate as much as I want to.
This afternoon we had a nice lunch trying some local dishes and then went to the venue to set up for tomorrow's Firefox OS workshop. Back to the hotel (in our van that somewhat looks like the Mystery Van in Scooby Doo), work, going over the agenda for tomorrow etc.
Dinner, and then I went to the spa part of the hotel (which is very nice) and spent a long time in the jacuzzi - felt SO good finally being warm after having spent the entire night on air planes.
Back late at the hotel
I'm in Bogotá, Colombia, and it's a bit after midnight. Had a full day of workshop, then dinner with everyone. Coming back to discover that the hotel has decided to have a party tonight - on the floor just above mine.
They are playing fucking Macarena and the walls are shaking… The elevators are filled with glitter.
Only have a few hours to sleep before I need to get up tomorrow. Walked down to the reception and negotiated to get another room.
Now I'm in a suite with two massive rooms, one bar and two bathrooms. The ironic thing is that I got asked earlier tonight which has been the fanciest room/hotel I've had, and I believe this is one of the biggest ones so far.
Going up Monserrate
Got up early this morning to get the chance to visit Monserrate, a 3152 meters high mountain in Bogotá, with a church on top of it. We got to the bottom of the mountain after some windy roads - at one time in a sharp curve, the driver let go of the steering wheel to hold on to the window ledge instead…
There were two options of going up: cable car and funicular. The group jointly decided to go for the cable car, although at first sight it seemed quite steep. Going up we had an impressive view over the city and there was a huge beautiful rainbow.
We walked around up there, followed the path of Christ, visited the and went through a small market. The nice thing is that I was the only person out of a lot of people up there who had really white skin - they must've thought I was an albino, or something.
We also had a cup of coca leaf tea - good for medicinal purposes, they told us…
It rained a bit, but later it cleared up and we got a beautiful view of the city! Really happy I sacrificed sleep to go there!
Then we took the funicular down, and went to the airport, where I'm now sitting and waiting for my flights home: first to Miami, then to London and then Stockholm.
I've had a great trip this last week with fantastic people, but now I'm really looking forward to coming home to my loved ones.
Arrived in Miami. On my flight from Bogota here, I had a new experience: I sat next to a woman who had a dog with her on the plane. It was wearing a small red west reading "service dog". Not sure what kind of help - at least it wasn't a guide dog.
It smelled dog a bit on the plane, but not too much. The dog behaved well overall, although it tried to run away a few times and had one occasion of "the barking". Its master was also very friendly, so all good.
Even though I'm only connecting in Miami on my way to London, I still had to go through US customs and get my bag, to enter the US, then leave the bag and go to my next flight…
However, that wait pain went away when I saw a small boy and his mother on one of those small cars that drive people through the airport. He was smiling and pretending he was driving it.
Now time to board the next flight. Have a good night/day, wherever you are.
All pictures and videos
All the pictures and videos can be found on Flickr:
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Conference information and presentation slides
Here are all the links to the events mentioned above and also to my presentation slides:
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Let me just tell you, when a garbage truck decided to drive down that street as well, chaos almost broke out...
At about two in the morning, I felt I really had to get back to the hotel to get a few hours of sleep before going home. Got back to the hotel room, packed, and slept maybe three hours, before I got up at six in the morning to go to the airport.
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After such a great time in Lisbon with lots of nice people, it was a bit disheartening to see the Lisbon airport in action. Everything had a long line and seemed to go extremely slow: check-in, baggage drop, security, just buying something in any store... Anyway, since my plane was a bit late, I got enough time to endure the queueing and bought some gifts for my family.
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Steve gave a talk very similar to the one he gave at Øredev, but my impression is that he was more on fire here, and that the crowd seemed to be more onboard with what he was talking about. Always inspiring!
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Even Faster Web Sites - Steve Souders
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Design to Development - Collaborating and Communicating on Interaction Design - Theresa Neil
Needing a break from code, I decided to see Theresa give her talk about user experience and different approaches to common problems. As a fellow presenter, I also liked her new slide deck design!
How Exactly Can Developers Create a Compelling User Experience. - Ben Galbraith
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After the conference, the organizers were offering dinner at the venue together with some beer - I think this is a great idea, to keep everyone around and still mingling even though you are several hundred people. During dinner, Remy showed up, since he was due to talk the day after. We had some dinner together, and then later some beers at the pub, but both he and I were quite tired, both from escapades before the conference, as well as upcoming adventures.
Morning after, I left to go home and meet the family, before embarking on my next conference adventure (which I will cover in my next blog post).
The Øredev Conference review
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If I ever get the chance to go again, I would say yes without hesitating. Thanks for everyone making it such a great event, and especially to Michael Tiberg for making this happen.
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Understanding the hints, we started walking downhill again, and got to the Strahovsky monastery - unfortunately, it was closed when we got there. However, outside we met two people from the Mozilla community in Barcelona, where can i find SEROQUEL online, and decided to make company.
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My tourist day in Prague was fantastic, and I'm truly happy I took the time to do it.
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Tristan is the President of Mozilla Europe, SEROQUEL online cod, and he welcomed us all to the conference and went a little into what it would contain.
Keynote: Glyn Moody
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Jan Odvarko of the Firebug team walked us through new features in the upcoming Firebug 1.5. Being a Firebug extension developer with Firefinder and Inline Code Finder, I would had hoped for more information about extending Firebug, but I think the right thing was to talk about general features. After his talk, it was great to finally meet Jan in person, talk a little and share the challengin experience of, SEROQUEL use, as an extension developer, trying to understand Firebug... :-)
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Anant Narayanan did a very interesting and inspiring talk about Weave, where they are today and possible future plans. SEROQUEL alternatives, We spoke a little after the presentation about Opera Unite, possible interest in offering similar things to users and such.
Aza Raskin was supposed to give this talk, but his plane was late (or something), so Anant and someone else (missed the name) had to step up and hold an open discussion. What is clear is that Jetpack is most likely the future extension model for Firefox, phasing the old one out (at least for most use cases), but it will take some time and there are a number of things to work out before we reach that point.
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Saturday evening boat ride on the Vltava/Moldau river
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Brian gave me a good talk which really inspired me on the way back to the hotel - thanks, Bri. :-)
Keynote: Seth Bindernagel
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Steve Lau presented Songbird, which is an open source music player based on XULRunner, SEROQUEL price. Quite interesting, and I liked Steve's cool, calm presentation approach. He demoed the extension capapbilities, skinning etc and I for one sure hope it becomes popular.
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That was all I saw during the Sunday, and it was followed by trying to make sure to get the time to say good-bye to everyone before it was time to go to the airport.
Two small buses were chartered to get us to the airport, work courtesy of FuzzyFox who probably had enough stress for a year organizing it all. Once at the airport, I sat down and had a talk with Anthony Ricaud, before it was due time to bug (even more) gifts to my loved ones and then board the flight home.
Thank you Mozilla and everyone attending for a great event, and I hope to see you all again soon.
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Brian Johnson will turn 62 this year, and Angus Young is the youngest member at 54. AC/DC started out back in 1973 and have been around for an astonishing 36 years. Very impressive, but also makes me think that this were perhaps their last great tour. There might be one more, if we're lucky, but then they will probably retire.
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The event starts
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I had a great time in Berlin, lots of fun meeting the Mozilla people and the developers at the event, eager to learn more about add-on development. I sure hope to get to do something like this again, because it was fun. :-)
Also, If anyone's interested, you can take a look at my pictures from Berlin (only taken with iPhone, next time I'll bring a real camera).
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Anyway, I really appreciate grateful customers, so naturally I agreed to go on the trip. We were about 20 persons going on this trip (I think), and the plan was to have two sailing boats and do some match racing in the Swedish archipelago, to our destination Sandhamn. With me on my boat was two colleagues who I like very much: Visar Ulaj and Clark Kent (aka Jonatan Larsson), who joined the projects for the last couple of months.
Unfortunately, though, there was no wind. No wind at all. And then it started raining. We made a lunch stop and watched the Olympics in our sailing boat, drinking beer and generally having a good time. After lunch, the clouds actually started to disperse, but still, no wind.
With us being good sports, this naturally meant mocking the people in the other boat, their instructor and each other. While drinking more beer, of course. :-)
Jonatan constantly bugged the instructor to get to steer the boat, and was indeed very proud when he could do it with a certain "technique". His words and the sight of it still echoes in my head:
Look, no hands!
Luckily, Visar (arm on the left) quickly showed him that that's not an acceptable behavior:
After some hours getting literally nowhere, the sky once again darkened. And this time, it blew up to a storm, in the exact direction we were going! Soon the rain was pouring down and lightning started to strike down closer and closer to the boat. Throughout the thunder and increasing wind we could hear the skipper cry out:
Whatever you do, don't hold on to any metal!
He told Jonatan to steer with just one hand now, in case the lightning actually did hit us, and trust me, Jonatan didn't seem at all interested in the no-hands method now...
We counted seconds between the visual of the lightning and the roar of thunder, and it got so much closer in such a short time that we eventually had to cancel the race, and sail of in another direction, and consequently run by engine instead.
When we reached Sandhamn we were all drenched, even through our rain clothes, and for some reason the crotch area seemed to be the weak part in our set of rain protection pants. A big group of men walking of a sailing boat in the harbor with wet crotches isn't really the kind of entrance one wants to do...
After that, though, we had a great evening with jacuzzi baths, a great dinner and lots of fun events. During dinner, at one time I laughed so hard I thought I'd stop breathing, so if a good laugh prolongs life, I'm sure to become a lot older than those yogurt fetishists in the Kazakhstani mountains.
One of my other favorite happenings during the evening was when one of the guys in the team got rather, eh, ingenious, and was going on like crazy: disliking the DJ's songs, the apparently lame crowd and other assorted things. He wasn't violent at all, just upset that he didn't get to do all the proper dancing he wanted to.
Me and a guy named Peter shared room, and he had this idea to drink about a gallon of water before going to bed, to avoid feeling ill the next day. I went to bed and feel asleep, very tired and fairly drunk. After having been asleep for just a short amount of time, I heard someone running into the bathroom.
My father instincts kicked in right away, and I got under the impression that it was my oldest daughter Emilia, 4 years old, in the bathroom. To make sure everything was ok with her, I jumped out of bed, yelled "Emilia", and ran to the bathroom door and pulled the handle. As soon the door started to opening, it was jerked closed again rather curtly, and I heard a groan from a very deep voice in there.
Man, Emilia has gotten a very dark voice
I thought, and slowly it dawned on me. It wasn't Emilia at all, it was Peter in there...
I withdrew very quickly and quietly to my bad, and didn't say a word when Peter got out again. After that, Peter went to the bathroom at least once every half hour, since his body had decided he needed to pie out that gallon of water before sunlight.
The morning after
We were awaken in a nice harmonic way: garbage trucks backing up and emptying dumpsters with glass bottles. Hallelujah! Apparently some of the people living on the other side of the hotel were instead awakened by cannon shots, so I guess we can call it a draw.
I had decided to get up in time to get some hotel breakfast before the trip back home again, and, lo and behold, I was actually the last person to get to the restaurant. Either all the other people have great stamina or they just don't live as hard as I do. :-)
The day after: A picture of Peter, my room mate. He was a bit quiet all day... :-)
At 11.30 we started our journey home, and that was the end of the trip. If anyone's interested, I've published pictures from the Sandhamn sailing trip (unfortunately none from the storm, for obvious reasons).
Thinking briefly about the speakers and who I were missing, the only person who came immediately to mind was Dean Edwards. Aside from that, it was truly a perfect line-up.
Note: The links will go the presentations themselves, and this post will be updated with the missing ones as soon as I get a hold of them.
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Mike did a talk from a designer's perspective, seeing new technologies emerge and trying to adapt to them. He then got into designers writing test cases, test-driven development and agile methods.
I spoke to Mike after and told him that I was a bit disappointed. Not because of his presentation, but rather of my own expectations I had set up. I've worked with so many different designers throughout my career, and I had hoped it would be solely out of an Art Director's view, not understanding technology, and how we could help them get better.
Problem was, Mike's too good at his job and to open about trying to understand new technologies, so his general knowledge is, I think, far above the general designer's.
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He also made a reference to the great approach of forcing an update to the virtual buffer in JAWS, invented and described in Improving Ajax applications for JAWS users. All-in-all, great talk and impressive work getting the crowd completely focused.
Stuart went off on a complete rant of how to misuse technology, sometimes only in the slightest, and the enormous repercussions it can lead to. He sometimes seemed like a Winnie the Pooh on crack up there on stage, and I'm afraid that some of the people in audience were a bit taken by this, and perhaps missed some of the excellent points he made.
One of them was that unless we completely use up the end user's broadband (everyone's got broadband connections, right?), evil horse porn will do it instead. There were continuous references to horse porn throughout his presentation, but he really took it up a notch when he came to a slide showing horses, arguing that unless we use up the bandwidth those poor creatures on the pictures would get hurt. Hilarious!
Another thing he argued against was people letting their inner hacker loose within iterations in a project, innovating new things, and that that was the time to only deliver what had been decided previously. I questioned this, but completely agreed with his explanation that what he mainly meant was people changing code in the last minute or inventing new complex features, without talking about it in the team, and having an overall agreement about it.
He has had a long and strong interest in history and genealogy, and he went wild with enthusiasm and inside jokes within the topic. To me, it was very entertaining, because a presentation gets so much better when the speaker is talking about something he truly loves talking about, as opposed to just doing a talk he's obliged to do.
John is the creator and lead developer of the extremely popular jQuery library, and he presented the basics of it and how to improve the interaction in a web page. I think he had great examples, and he was completely willing to change the slides and the code during the presentation, to illustrate a point or better answer a question from the audience.
It's an impressive library, and John definitely came off as really knowing what he's doing.
Alex was supposed to make a talk about Dojo, but decided to first make a very philosophical approach to the web, how it's evolving and what we do to meet those demands, possibilities and challenges. He took the Maslow's hierarchy of needs and applied it to web developing and products, and how it would change over time.
At the end of the presentation he came to Dojo and explained how all that he had talked about before had formed the decisions they had made with Dojo, and that it was his genuine hope that libraries wouldn't need to exist one day, and was completely open to scrap his project in that case.
Some very good points were the responsibility that library authors should per default take, and also that he regarded HTTP as one of the best inventions ever in the history of mankind.
Discussion Panel - Jeremy Keith
Jeremy was the moderator for a discussion panel consisting of Brendan Eich, Douglas Crockford, Alex Russel and Stuart Langridge. It was an ok talk, although there were no real surprises or revelations. Jeremy did his best to involve the panelists, but at first they seemed pretty reluctant.
It was truly uplifting to see the messages expressed from the speakers, which everyone agreed on, were:
Accessibility is indeed important to serious web developers.
Not that much AJAX
Something I would have liked to see, though, is a discussion about AJAX and usability. How do people cater to back button behavior, history handling and so on? How do we use AJAX and at the same time avoid breaking web browser basic usability?
What's in a name?
No Microsoft people
What was truly strange is that at this conference, lots of the people attending were hired by Yahoo!, and then only one of the speakers were from Google. Are Yahoo! the only company amongst the web giants caring about web standards, and cutting edge development? Where are all the Google and Microsoft web developers, and when do they get in touch with reality and other web developers?
If there will be a conference as strong and giving as this one next year, I sure hope I can go. Single speakers beat panels any day of the year, and specialist conferences is extremely rewarding. Any conference keeping this high standard is bound to succeed. I'm so glad I went!
I'm just back from @media Ajax, which was a great experience! I thought I'd split up my stories in two posts: this one about the journey and social aspects, and the next one about the presentations. This post will be long enough anyway, so get a drink, lean back, and enjoy the ride. :-)
Flight and airport
Sunday night I was flying alone to London with SAS, with the destination London City Airport. Emil had already gone to London on Friday, with a special friend, so we had scheduled to met up at our hotel. The flight went very well, except for the landing part, which took forever, and was a bit, eh, wobbly. Apparently, previous to my arrival, there had been a sort of gale blowing for some days so I can imagine flying a plane wasn't great fun.
We landed and naturally there was some problem with the getting out of the plane and having somewhere to dock. Luckily, I was sitting pretty close towards the back of the plane and since they opened the back door instead I got out pretty fast. That is, down the stairs straight out into the rain on the tarmac, with basically no clue where to go but following the other drenched people. Security didn't seem to matter that much, since I literally had to run across to the closest building before I got hit by a gargantuan tank truck.
Well inside, I walked through seemingly endless corridors before I walked past something that vaguely looked like a conveyor belt where, I guess, baggage could supposedly be put. Instead, I went to take a leak and then kept on walking, 'cause surely that couldn't have been where I was supposed to collect my bag, right? Wrong.
Before I knew it, a dazed and confused Robert was standing in the arrival hall, without his bag. I told some staff that I missed my bag and had to get back in to collect it. The reply:
No sir, you can't go in there.
Dammit! So, they had to make a call in for someone to bring out my bag once they had identified it etc. It didn't take that long, though, and then I walked out into the rain to get a cab.
I think all my life I've seen documentaries that London taxi drivers are the best in the world, basically finding their way anywhere. They have to pass this test called The Knowledge to verify their superhuman skills. With this in mind, I walked up to the taxi stand and to the first cab in line.
Seeing it was a female driver made me happy, since I haven't met many women driving a cab. The conversation went like this:
-Hi, I want to go to Comfort Inn Victoria
- I have no idea where that is. Thinking that the name isn't that explanatory, my stance is "Fair enough" and I say:
- Yeah, ok. The address is 18-24 Belgrave Road.
- I have no idea where that is. Ok... Getting a bit worried now. She goes:
- But get in and I will find it.
So, I got in, told her the postal code as well, and she entered into her hidden GPS navigator. I also asked if she accepted credit cards. I only got a mumbling back, but assumed that it was an affirmative answer and that of course they take credit cards, this is 2007, right? Yeah, sure...
At every red light, I saw her closing her eyes just a tad too long, not making me feel any better. Also, she never really told me about the GPS navigator, so I never got any feedback that she actually had any clue to where we were going. Anyway, I know my way a little in central London and I could tell that she was going in the correct general direction at least. Finally on Belgrave road, she seemed to completely ignore that I had told her the street number of the hotel, so she instead persisted stopping at every house on Belgrave Road before we got to the correct one. Needless to say, naturally we had started in the wrong end of the street, just to make it even more challenging and "adventurous"...
We found the hotel, at last, and I gave her my credit card to pay. She looks at me, and sneers that she doesn't accept credit cards, that she told me that before. Therefore, a lot of my Â£ cash was lost very soon. Left no tip whatsoever, and I soon got out of the cab just to get into the hotel and calm down.
I checked into the hotel, met up with Emil and then got settled into my room. My friend Stuart unfortunately couldn't attend the conference, but at least we made plans to meet up and have dinner. He came by the hotel close to 20.30 and we went to this local pizza parlor, who served one funky (as in weird) garlic bread. It was great seeing Stuart again, and after dinner we went on to have ourselves a well-deserved pint of Guinness. Stuart insisted on paying for everything, so I definitely owe him. Luckily, he'll probably never come to Stockholm, so I should be home free. :-)
Once back at the hotel, I got to bed and tried to make it comfortable. Almost asleep, the fire alarm just above the bed goes off with a terrible noise, basically throwing me out of bed. Being a guy, I hope it will all go away if I go and take a piss. That only seemed to make things worse, though, hearing the fire alarm going off in every room in the entire hotel. Went back to bed, sure that it was just a malfunction, and hoped it would all stop soon.
Lying there for a while, leering towards the door of my room, I start to wonder if the light coming in under the door is a somewhat stronger shade of orange than what is healthy or normal. I decide to call the front desk to check whether there's actually a real fire, or if it's just a technical mishap. A man answers, and sounds a bit stressed, to say the least. He informs me that indeed there's a technical problem with the fire alarm and that they're working on it.
Feeling a bit better hearing that, I turn out the lights again, and soon enough the fire alarm is gone. Next morning, I go down to have breakfast, and the fire alarm goes off once again...
After going through the pouring rain to the conference (Emil: my shoes are water proof. Perky bastard.), we got there in good time to register and get our goodie bag. Well, rather just a bag. A note pad and a pen isn't really goodies for me... :-)
We got some good seats and watched the conference start. A small personal note here is that it was a problem with the wireless connection, as it always is at conferences. Wireless is great in theory, but it sucks in practice. Ethernet cables to the people!
There was great catering so between every second presentation or so, we had the chance to get tea/coffee and something to eat to keep us happy. I'm fairly sure I overdosed on tea during the two conference days... First break the first day, I met up with my good friend Chris Mills and Bruce Lawson, and that fundamentally sick sense of humor really threw me off that early in the morning. Great blokes, though, really.
On the other hand, it was good to meet Marco again after he left Sweden and his Yahoo! colleague Tom Hughes-Croucher (who interviewed everyone but me for Yahoo! TV... :-( ); say hi to Derek and Jeremy Keith once again and also seeing Frances Berriman who, for some unexplainable reason, is nice enough to read my blog now and then (really, Frances, despite your stern "Let's-get-everyone-out-of-the-catering-room-NOW" attitude, I'm sure you can do better than me ;-) ).
After the first day of presentations, pretty much everyone gathered at a nearby pub with an @media tab to make us even happier, and it was good to have casual talks with a lot of people. I had a chat with John Resig, trying to convince him to take jQuery off the market so I could get some more wind in the sails for DOMAssistant, but he seemed reluctant. Damn those genius CSS selectors...
A guy from Finland, Harri (spelling reservation here) also came up to me, telling me that he reads my ramblings and expressed interest in putting together a Geek Meet in Finland. Great idea, and if anyone is interested, let me know and I'll try to get you in touch with each other.
Something that really made me happy as a child was the amount of recognition I got during the first day. I mean. sure, I know a few people read my blog, but to know that all the people and their work which I tremendously look up to, actually also know who I am is wonderful! I've worked hard to get decent at what I do, but I still get touched if in any way have helped someone out or just slightly influenced them whatsoever.
And really, I'm not a famous name in the web development community. I can't handle people who I don't know who they are coming up to me and saying that they like what I write. So, I usually apologize for having wasted their time, but also humbly thank them for reading.
After the pub, me, Bruce Lawson, Jim O'Donnell, Chris Mills and PPK (Peter-Paul Koch) went and had a nice dinner at this hidden-away Japanese place that Bruce knew about. What was truly amazing during the dinner was that at times there were the ugliest word in man's vocabulary flying around, dirty jokes so far below the belt and just general nastiness, and then suddenly the conversation would go into what an impact you will have on children as a teacher, and the situation in Burma and the history which has lead to the current circumstances.
I truly love people who are so versatile, and don't just act as expected, but instead as real human beings with very different interests. After the dinner, we got back to the first pub where PPK was kind enough to treat us to beers, and then some of us went on to yet another pub.
Chris and I were telling each other horrid stories from our past, and really, I'm happy to say that no one other heard the things we were talking about. When we meet, we turn into giggly little school girls, and the secrets we reveal to each other are really meant to be hidden forever from the public eyes and ears.
Anyway, Chris was crashing at Jim's place, so being a good friend, I advised them to have a safe word for their upcoming deviant night activities, to make sure no one got harmed... ;-)
Also, Bruce's father instincts kicked in when he got a cab for us back to our respective hotels and made sure young little innocent Robert didn't get lost in the streets of dangerous London. Thanks, Bruce!
No rain! I truly think that Tuesday morning was the first (and only) time when it wasn't raining. The everyday weather in London just about matches the worst thinkable fall weather in Sweden. Then we get snow and have a beautiful white landscape. They don't.
Dinner and taxi ride
Me, Emil and his company on this trip had a dinner at a pub next to our hotel before the taxi ride to the airport. I think I probably had one of the dishes with the most cholesterol in the world. It was a meat platter with fried chicken, onion rings, sausages and, to top it off, garlic bread with slices of bacon on it, and then dipped in melted cheese.
We got into the pre-booked taxi to the airport, when I suddenly couldn't find my camera. I convinced the taxi driver to go back to the pub, completely sure that I had dropped it out of my coat pocket there. Emil kept on nagging that I should check my pockets again, and I just wanted to tell him to shut up, when I found the camera in a pocket I (thought I) had already checked. I told the cab driver to never mind, and please take us to Heathrow instead.
Airport security again
Once at the airport, I went through the security check, got my coat and cell phone, went through the passport control and on to the shoe checker machine. When I sat down to untie my shoes, I realized: where's my backpack?! Sure that I must've missed it at the security check, I walked up to the passport officer and told him that I forgot my bag. His reply:
On the airplane, I got to sit alone, since it was so crowded that there weren't three seats available next to each other. Instead I, interestingly, ended up sitting next to the principal of the Swedish School in London and we had a good conversation.
I asked him about statistics of Swedes living in London, and found out that officially there are over 50 000 Swedes resident in London. I'm pretty sure you can almost double that figure to get a correct number.
Airplane trivia: an air plane is always slightly slanting, in case you haven't noticed, so if you drop your water bottle in the aisle (completely hypothetical, of course), it will roll all the way back to the back of the entire plane. Just so you know.
Taxi ride in Sweden
Once at Arlanda airport in Sweden, I got a taxi to go home. Me and the driver, who was originally from Iran, got into such an interesting conversation about his country of origin, that when we got to my house, we sat in the car and kept on talking probably as long as the cab ride was. Eventually we got out of the car, got my bags, and we actually shook hands and hoped we would run into each other some day in the future. How often has that happened to you?
And, oh, this taxi accepted credit card payments...
The last days have been truly fantastic, and coming home late last night, I had a hard time falling asleep. First, I was so happy about all the interesting people I have run into in such a short amount of time, and then extremely happy to see my my beloved family again.
The moral to all this is: talk to everyone you met! You never know when it will be the conversation that changes your life.
November 18th-20th, I will be in London to attend the @media Ajax conference.
Are you going?
Recently a minor number of Apple Video iPods were shipped with a virus, namely RavMonE.exe. What do Apple do? Well, blame Microsoft, of course.
Taken from the Apple web support site:
As you might imagine, we are upset at Windows for not being more hardy against such viruses
Seriously, are you fucking kidding me?! Apple, here's how it is:
You shipped the product
You were responsible for testing it
Just because some of your employees has used a Windows machine (oh, the irony) and didn't how to protect it from viruses, and consequently gave this virus to some small poor iPods, you can never ever blame Microsoft. Microsoft aren't responsible (as far as I know) for starvation in the world nor for when you do a piss-poor job.
This is exactly the reason why Apple have such a hard time being accepted by large companies all over the world: total lack of professionalism.
If a kid is playing in the sand together with another kid, and he then suddenly hits the other kid with the shovel in the face, it sure isn't the the poor flat-nose-and-sand-all-over-the-face kid's fault for just sitting there. Grow up, Apple.
When I first heard about Flickr I liked the idea, but being the rebel I am, I was a bit reluctant to use it since everyone was hyping it so much. However, for those of you that haven't noticed the little Flickr icon and link I've added to this web site: I now have a Flickr Pro account.
During this summer I decided to finally take the plunge, and this post is about what I think is good respectively not-so-good with Flickr.
First, let me just tell you a little about my pictures: I've done a pretty good amount of traveling in my life and I have lots and lots of pictures from various places I want to share. When I started uploading my pictures a couple of people immediately started to add pictures of Fredrika to their favorites. This is cool, I suppose, but when I say their other favorite pictures (we're talking "yeah-let's-spank-my-monkey" type of photos), it felt kind of weird and queasy that they were looking at her like that.
I mean, it goes with the service, but for me she's the mother of my daughter; not a sex object just because some pimpled teenager finds her in a bikini in one of our travel pictures when she's on a beach. Oh well...
Anyway, this lead to me desperately protecting any picture of Emilia, so none of them are publicly available. Fredrika's a grown up, she can take care of herself, but I definitely don't want any closet Flickr pedophile to get off by watching Emilia: hell no! Only family contacts can now see the photos of Emilia.
But don't fret: at the time I have 2,575 photos publicly available, so there should be enough for you to look at (especially if you're a travel fan). I recommend that you start with looking at my photo sets to find them chronologically ordered by the place they're taken at. My main photo page is also a good way to start browsing around.
First I thought I'd just list what's good with Flickr and why I chose to buy a Pro account:
No storage limit: Basically, you can upload as many pictures as you want; all you have to do is abide the monthly 2 GB bandwidth limit.
You can edit photo titles, tags and create photo sets.
Interaction: visitors can comment on your photos, make notes within the pictures and watch photo sets as a slideshow.
Visitors can subscribe to a RSS feed with your 20 latest pictures.
Your images will be resized for viewing on the web site, but you always have a safe and permanent backup of your original images.
It's cheap: $24.95 per year is practically no money at all for all the functionality and storage you get.
The Organizer is overall a very competent tool for working with your images.
It's a very well used photo service if you want to get your pictures noticed by others.
There are countless of third-party tools and software to work with your pictures.
I will go into a little more detail here what is missing or isn't so good; not to whine, but instead it's meant as constructive criticism to make Flickr a better service (the customer is always right, right? :-)).
There are many many ways to upload images to Flickr, but no official tool to batch download them. Naturally, it's a given that this has to be offered to at the very least Pro account holders.
If I do a lot of work with my images in the Flickr web site (e.g. giving them good titles, tags etc), I want to be able to download them with all this info, so countless hours of editing wasn't spent in (almost) vain.
When watching a set page (take the Bora Bora set as an example), a couple of things are missing:
You have to hover every image to see its title/caption. There should be a link for the end user alternatively a setting for the account owner to automatically display them as text adjacent to the thumbnails.
You can only see the images in a certain size. It would be nice to be able to choose between, say, small, medium and large, to faster get an overview of the images or, granted that you have the necessary broadband, crank it up to large and watch all the images in a set in just one page.
When watching a specific picture, you have the the set/-s it belongs to in the right-hand column. However, the image you're watching is mysteriously removed from that set (instead of selected) and you have to click the previous/next image to go to that one. Of course there should be very clear and visible previous/next links; so many users are altogether missing this photo browsing functionality.
Also, when watching a specific picture, I miss not being easily able to see the rest of the thumbnails in the set/-s it belongs to.
How about keyboard navigation support? It would be nice to, when watching a picture, just press down the arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate amongst them.
The default title for an uploaded image is its file name. I think that it should be optional to have a title at all, and the default title should be empty or the name of the set it belongs to.
No way to give multiple images the same name: I have thousands and yet thousands of images to share, and there's no way I'm going to give each and everyone of them a descriptive name. And, of course, I don't want my images to have titles like "IMG_4465.jpg"...
The thumbnails in the slideshow are too small and it's not that intuitive that you have to hover the current displayed image to see the slideshow controls and thumbnails.
I really miss not seeing the current image's title/caption in the slideshow, and it was one of the reasons I created JaS and its functionality (yes, Flickr, you're allowed to use it; just give me some credit for it :-)).
Sorry for being blunt here, but the Flickr Uploadr sucks (on Mac, at least). There's still not any Universal Binary-version ready (to me, it's not that big an application to port), it crashes every second time I use it and there's no way to turn off the preview of images that can at times be slow. The batch editing features are very limited; for instance, you can't batch edit image names.
No export functionality from iPhoto is offered (Flickr should really offer this in some way), but instead everyone have to resort to the, in my opinion, overpriced FlickrExport (it costs almost as much as the Flickr account itself).
Within my start page, it would be nice to be able to control what images are visible there, and not just the default behavior with showing the pictures that were last uploaded (a setting to have only your sets instead the pictures would also be nice).
To add a contact, you have to hover that person's image to get a menu with actions; no visible link anywhere else. Not very intuitive.
It would be nice to get e-mail notifications when someone has commented on one of your pictures. As of now, I have to visit the site or subscribe to a RSS feed for comments.
Tools I use
After a lot of usage trying to make the presentation of my pictures as good as possible, I've come across a number of helpful tools to make your Flickr life easier:
Despite what impression this post might give you, I do like Flickr. I just think there are some fundamental things that they should address, and others that are very easily to attend to. Please write a comment if there's something missing in my lists, or if you are of a differing opinion.
This is actually the first time I've bought any web service online, but given my overall positive experience, I'm definitely open for doing it again. Within the next week or so I will also review another web photo service that I really think has potential. Stay tuned...
Please give my pictures a chance now, add me as a Flickr contact, and write comments, Comments, COMMENTS on them! :-)
Ok, this post is kind of overdue, but I ought to write it since I want to tell you that I'm back from the SXSW Interactive Conference. I have had a great time, but at the same time I'm glad to be back home.
The web is already riddled with people dissecting every panel so I won't put to much effort into that. Instead, in the next five posts or so, I will describe day by day what went on, to which panels I went to and what I thought of them, people I met etc. My hope is that it will be interesting to you even if you weren't there and not just all about the panels.
My first gut feeling when I got home was that I didn't want to touch a computer. I was sick of them, although I was one of the few that didn't use one while in Austin, as opposed to all the other people live-blogging, taking notes and so on. I think the conference was just like an overdose to me, too much computer geeks in one place. There were also things like meeting people with too little self-distance or people not being as humble as they should be that kind of got me down. I really have to say, though, that most people were a delight to meet!
Also, I think I realized that while it would be great to work with any of the persons attending SXSW, where everyone knows about web standards, accessibility, are also already sick of the term Web 2.0, I would have to go home and meet a lot of customers and web developers that are nothing of the sort. People not interested in doing a proper job, just in getting paid and then scurry on home. For some reason, certain people in life seem to think that being good at something automatically means working 80 hours a week. That's not the case, just learn to do things right and feel the rush of actually being proud over what you do.
All in all, the people and events I will tell you about stood out and made it a wonderful experience, so I'm genuinely happy I went. My only hope is that people reading my blog and then meet me in person at SXSW don't feel like they found out that I'm nothing like they expected and that I disappointed them; that while they like my writing I bored them in person.
I would also direct thanks to Daniel Hansson, my friend and travel colleague, who always seems to end up in the most peculiar and entertaining situations.
There are some people I really want to mention for being such outstanding individuals, for making my visit the great time it was and for being as good persons as I want to be. If you ever get the chance, make sure to meet then and talk to them, or alternatively, read what they write (the ones that blog, that is). Trust me; they will most likely enrich your lives. This is not meant as name-dropping, but rather just a guide to great people. They are:
It's hard to find a more friendly, nice and caring human being. Always happy, constantly eager to please, and doesn't seem to hold a grudge for anyone in the world. Texas inhabitant together with his lovely family.
Stuart is a very funny and happy English bloke that certainly has got a tough skin and a good distance to things. We had many long nightly talks about things and seem to agree almost a little too much.
Tomorrow morning I will embark on a journey that contains of 12 hours on a plane (actually, two planes) that will eventually take me to Austin and the SXSW Interactive Conference. I'm not traveling alone, but with my colleague Daniel H, so at least I will have some company.
There will be days of meeting old and new friends, a chance to finally meet people I've known for a while in person; of learning, networking, partying and chilling. There will also be bowling. Also, one thing I definitely have to do is to meet up with Carl Camera and have a burrito with him, still blushing from the nice words he once said about me. But Carl, please, let me pay! :-)
Whatever happens, telling by the weather forecast at least it seems like I won't be freezing. :-)
Naturally, I will miss Fredrika and Emilia so much it will hurt, but I think this is an opportunity that I can't miss out on, and I hope they can manage for a week (question is: can I?).
Please don't expect live blogging or any of that crap. I'm there to have a good time and relax so don't expect any post here within 1Ã‚Â½ - 2 weeks.
Till then: enjoy!
In March, the biggest web event of the year (at least in my eyes) is taking place in Austin, Texas, USA; its name is SXSW Interactive. There will be speaking performances from virtually every interesting person in the business, and the networking possibilities are infinite. And now I'm lucky enough to announce that I'm going! :-)
I spoke to Roger the other day, and he informed me that he had decided not to go. I guess that means I'm the only Swede, no, correction, the only blogging Swede that I know who is going; I'm traveling there together with a Swedish colleague, Daniel. He is a hilarious guy, so I'm fairly sure that we will have a lot of fun trying endure all the hours on different flights (yes, it's a pretty long journey from Stockholm to Austin).
Anyway, I do hope I can be a good representative for Swedish web development, and I look forward to learning a lot and to meeting very inspiring people as well a number of friends I've made in the web development community, almost too numerous to mention. And if I did, you would just regard me as a namedropping freak, so I won't do that. :-)
So, what the hell do I look like then? How do I find Robert Nyman? Well, I look something like this:
I'm staying at the Hilton, where a number of cool people are also staying. Are you going? Write a comment and let me know!
Google Earth must be one of the coolest applications I've ever seen! With me loving to travel and a vast interest in seeing the world, this was a real eye-opener.
And just think about the implications! I really wonder where all this will end!
A tip: hold down the left mouse button to drag the map around, and the right mouse button while dragging up or down to zoom in and out.
PS. Thanks to Faruk for bringing this to my attention. DS.
I'm back! Feels good to be home again. Actually, I've been home a little bit over a week, but that week has been spent going to a party with my new employer, attending a wedding and also starting at my new job. During that week, I have also been building and setting up our Rome trip web site, optimized for IE 4 and later (just kidding, ok?). We had a great time and you can find travel stories, pictures and video clips in the web site!
Since people found out that I had come home again, they started asking me when I was going to start blogging and write my next post. This makes me really happy, to see that people appreciate my writings!
A friend of mine, Per at Gamepepper , pointed out to me that I have at least reached #3 in the Lifecycle of Bloggers. :-)
However, I must confess that I've flirted with a lot of the other points as well...
I have come to the conclusion that I won't be writing a new post every day, Monday - Friday, but maybe somewhere around 2-4 posts per week. This is not due to not having enough topics to cover or lack of motivation, rather just that I have to spend more time with my family and doing other things than just sitting in front of the computer (no, this is not a faux "retire").
Also, writing every day has lead to some people missing a few of my posts, since they just don't have the time to visit my web site/read the RSS feed every day (however, what would be more important than that, I have no idea... ;-)).
So, with this move I hope my posts will become better and I aim to write really interesting pieces in the future!
I would be very happy if you were to write a comment what you think about the Rome trip web site, or my move to writing fewer (and hopefully better) posts!
Update! For you web developers out there: Resize your web browser window in the Rome trip web site and look at the dynamically sized masthead image. Also, take notice of the fixed navigation bar that even works in IE 5!
The old saying is true! I'm going to Rome with my family tomorrow and we will stay there for eight glorious days! I really need to spend more time with them and less with computers, so it feels good with a break. No blogging, only carrying (extremely heavy) luggage around (and seeing and doing amazing things, of course :-)).
I'll be writing my next post in the beginning of June, don't know any exact date. I recommend that you subscribe to my RSS feed to find out when I'm back in the saddle.
While I'm away, I recommend browsing through my categories to find something that interests you. Some of my more popular posts, and the ones I feel most content with, are:
This is one of those Fridays where I'll write about something else than developing, so if that's what you were hoping for, stop reading now. However, if you feel that there's more to life than web development and the internet, please keep on reading. Like off-topic posts? Love 'em, hate 'em? Let me know!
As I've written before, my girlfriend and I went on a long trip in 2002. One of the places we went to were Easter Island, which is really an amazing place! I had wanted to go there since I was a kid, when I read a "Kalle Ankas pocket" (Donald Duck comics in a paperback format) that took place there. Seeing all those gargantuan ominous-looking stone heads made a shiver ran up my back, and with that tingling feeling I knew I would travel there one day!
Easter Island, also known as Isla Pascua or Rapa Nui, is one of the most isolated places on Earth, located 3700 km from the Chilean mainland. You can go 1900 km in any direction from the island without coming across inhabited land (that's about 1178 miles for you US readers). The earliest settlers called it "Te Pito O Te Henua", meaning "Navel of The World". It's a tiny island with a population of only around 2000 people. There are also two giant volcanoes on the island, where I really love the immensely beautiful Rano Kau!
We flew there from Santiago, Chile, but unfortunately we didn't have seats by the window. Of course, everyone wanted to see the statues from the air plane but as I remember it, no one saw them from the plane. Before we left Sweden, we had booked a guide and a three-day programme for seeing and learning as much as possible about the island. When we landed in the afternoon, our guide, Hermann (I don't think he was originally from Germany, but he spoke German, Spanish and English), met us at the airport, and a driver of his with a mini-van drove us to our hotel.
Once at the hotel, we asked if there were going to be any activities that afternoon, but we got no as a answer. After we had settled at the hotel, I decided to go look for a statue. I mean, I had been longing to see them since I was a child, there was no way I could wait one more day! Fredrika, my girlfriend, wasn't as eager as me, so she decided to chill by the hotel pool instead. I looked at the hand-drawn map I got earlier (which didn't have any statues marked on it) and took off in the direction that felt right, with a bottle of water to keep me going. I started walking along the coast, up an enormous hill. After about fifteen minutes of walking I encountered a small run-down fence. There was no way I was turning back now, so I climbed the fence and continued.
I walked further and further up the hill, and every time I reached a ridge that I believed to be the top, another higher part of the hill revealed itself to me. After about two hours of walking, and no water left, I finally fought my way through some bushes and came upon a gravel road. I followed it to the right and came to a stone fence after five minutes of walking. There was a sign that said it was a national park and that I had to pay an entrance fee to the guard in the small stone house. Since I a) didn't know what was on the other side of the fence, and b) already had paid for a tour, I didn't think it was a good idea.
Instead I managed to get my way through some shrubbery and got my first, half-obscured, look of Rano Kau (see first picture in this post). After the long walk I was exhausted, and walking the same two hours back the way I came didn't feel like an option. I could try and walk the gravel road, but I wasn't sure how far that would be, nor where it would lead me. Standing hesitantly by the end of the road, by the stone fence, pondering my options, I spotted a guy with a cap and a moustache. Seeing the raggedy state I was in, he asked me if I wanted a ride back. Man, did I!
I hadn't seen any statues after all my efforts, but by then I just wanted to get back to the hotel.
He got into his jeep, and on the way back I learned that he was a photographer, traveling around the world to places like Easter Island, taking pictures and then selling them. That's a job I'd love to have! He dropped me off at my hotel and I stumbled towards the hotel pool. No Fredrika. I went to our hotel room. No Fredrika. I went around to the back, looking in from the patio door. No Fredrika.
I managed to push the patio door open using my nails, since it wasn't locked, and got into the room. On the bed lay a note:
Gone on a tour. Don't know when I'll be back.
WTF!!! My best bet was to walk to the central part of the small town on the island, which was a 25 minute walk for a dehydrated Swedish tourist. Then, of course, in the city center (where I at that point hadn't been yet) there was a statue (they're actually named moais).Not the most impressive one (rather one of the most beaten, worn-down ones), but still, a statue! Mission accomplished! Now I just had to find Fredrika...
I didn't find her in the city center, so after some moseying around, I walked back to the hotel again. After sitting apathetically on the bed for a while, Fredrika walked in through the door. It turned out that there was indeed a tour that afternoon, and just after I had started on my strenuous walk they had come to the hotel and driven her and some others around to see some moais (statues) and the museum on the island (where I still, to this day, haven't been...). So much for being the adventurous and ambitious one...
Eventually, though, we got to see a lot of moais and it's a visit I'll never forget! It even exceeded my expectations I'd had for twenty years or so!
Today I officially dub Friday the off-topic day, i.e. the day when my post won't be about web developing. Fridays will contain different anecdotes, maybe some general opinion about something or so, but no web techniques discussed. Let me know if you think off-topic Fridays are a good idea!
Three years ago, my girlfriend and I went on a long trip around the world. We were away for almost five months, and pictures can be seen in our travel web site documenting it. Unfortunately for you non-Swedish speakers, the accompanying diary extracts are in Swedish, but if we meet one day I'll be happy to tell you all about it!
Just the other day, I told a short story from that trip to a couple of my colleauges at work, and since I like the story, I thought this would be a good place to re-tell it.
We were in Santiago, Chile, for a couple of days, mostly just waiting for our flight to Easter Island. Since we had some non-scheduled time and being that close to the Andes, the vast mountain range that is stretching across the majority of South America's west coast, we thought: "Why don't we go see them". Trying to get around on my extremely simple knowledge of Spanish, we started to ask people how to get to the Andes. Surprisingly enough, no one understood us. At all. But finally, someone we spoke to nodded and said: "Ah, los Andes!". And I thought: "Well, los is plural and Andes sounds fine, so yes, we must talk about the same place here". We got directions to the bus terminal from where we were supposed to take a bus.
Once at the bus terminal, we eventually found out what bus to get on, and boarded it. The system they have there for tickets is a conductor on the bus that asks you where you're going and charges you accordingly. So when the conductor came up to us and told us the price, naturally, we didn't understand him at all. The Spanish got a bit too complicated and their currency isn't worth too much, so the number he gave us was too high to understand (once you're past "cinco", which means five in Spanish, you've lost me). We tried to ask him in English, but his knowledge in the English language was, shall we say, somewhat limited. He just kept on saying: "More money, more money" in a thick accent.
But then I came up with a brilliant idea: "Let's give him some paper and a pencil, and then he can write the figure down for us". So I handed it to him, thinking the problem was solved. He accepted it, jotted something down on the paper, and gave it back to me. I turned the paper over, and it literally read: "More money"...
Anyway, after (probably) paying the correct fare, we eventually got going with the bus. After a two hour bus ride we were finally at our destination. Or were we? I looked out of the bus' window, and saw a village sign that read: "Los Andes". It was the name of a small pueblo (village in Spanish), not the actual mountain range. But the village was located at the foot of the actual mountains, so it was close enough. Unfortunately, though, it wasn't actually up in the mountains, where we wanted to go. So after talking to the (not one, but the) woman in a small tourist information office, she advised us to take a local bus to something called Rio Blanco.
After one hour on the local bus, which was so overheated the bus driver's son had to fill water into the engine all the time, he announced to us that we had reached our destination. We got off the bus and realized that Rio Blanco basically just consisted of a gas station and a river (guess the river's name...). We took a short stroll up in the mountains, looked around and got back down to take the local bus back half an hour later. Three hours later, we were back in Santiago, after having spent a total of 6 hours on buses that day.
Interestingly enough (maybe some subconcious connection), I'm going to have a salary negotiation today with my boss, and what the heading reads comes to mind...
PS. Have a nice weekend, next post will be on Monday! DS.