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The building for just one browser thing

When I got started with blogging back in 2005, I had been an interface developer for the web since 1999. The big challenges back in 2005 were convincing developers and companies to make sure that things worked in more than one web browser, and that JavaScript wasn't evil and actually pretty competent. And now, in 2018, it's back to the cross-browser support story again (JavaScript seems to be doing fine).

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One million kilometers later

One million kilometers. That's a pretty long distance. Going through my travel statistics recently, I discovered that is how much I've traveled during the last few years.

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On #MeToo

I’ve been following the stories on #MeToo, listening and talking to a lot of people, and have been trying to gather my thoughts.

First, no one should ever have to feel unsafe. Ever. I’m so saddened to hear all the stories and testimonies, women being treated unfairly, as less worthy or as just being there for men’s entertainment. Why I’m so grateful about #MeToo – despite all the terrible stories – is that it has finally gotten to a point where everyone is listening. Where women feel brave, empowered and supported enough to share what has happen, to dare to say no.

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Travel in 2016

Travel. Such an amazing chance to see the world and meet lots of fantastic people! In 2016, I traveled:

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Adding HTTPS to your web site

For a good and secure web – and also for faster performance, new APIs on the web such as Service Workers, better search ranking and more – using HTTPS for your web site is key. I’ll walk you through how to easily get started with that here.

I’m not a security expert or server guy, so this was both an interesting exercise for me, as well as documenting it so anyone else can quickly do it as well. Including some hiccups, it only took me 20-30 minutes in total.

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow & new devices, Accelerated Mobile Pages, Google Cardboard reach + more! – Latest From Google #10

Lots of new releases, both in the form of software like Android 6.0 Marshmallow and hardware, in the form of two new Nexus phones, 2 Chromecast devices and the Pixel C. Also Google Cardboard success and news about Nest.

This is part 10 in the Latest from Google series.

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Launchpad, Google’s Data Center Networks, YouTube Newswire, Real-time-data in Trends + more – Latest from Google #6

Summer has come here to the northern hemisphere and the world keeps on spinning with interesting things. 🙂

I’ve spent my last time organizing a week for mentors and startups this fall in Finland for the Google Developers Launchpad program, which is outlined below, and we also have news on handling Revenge Porn in Search, real-time data in Trends, a peak into Google’s networks and more!

This is part 6 in the Last Week at Google series.

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Latest from Google #5 – Brilliant Minds conference, YouTube Gaming, Google Diversity numbers & more

Lots of things happening both in the world of Google and in the technology sector as well – and that goes especially for the Nordics region! In this blog posts I outline a few of the events, and at the end I always have a quick list of interesting things – basically, scroll down fast if you just want links right away. Otherwise, you are more than welcome to read the entire thing. 🙂

This is part five in the Last Week at Google series.

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Joining Google!

Time to announce my new job: I’m joining Google! My role will be Developer Relations Program Manager for the Nordics.

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How to become efficient at e-mail

For many years I’ve constantly been receiving hundreds of e-mails every day. A lot of them work-related, a number of them personal. And I’ve never seen this is an issue, since I have an approach that works for me.

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Douglas Crockford speaking at Geek Meet September 2014

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Douglas and I have talked about him speaking at Geek Meet a few times when we’re ran into each other at different conferences in the world, and we’ve said that if he’s nearby Sweden, we just make it happen. Now is that time!

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The day Santa died

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?

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Eric, I am so very sorry

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.

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Geek Meet April 2014 with Sam Dutton

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With people working with developer relations, leading busy lives, it can sometimes be hard to find a good time for a meetup, syncing schedules and more. That’s why I’m glad we finally managed to find a date for the speaker of this upcoming Geek Meet!

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I just want to read

There seems to be this assumption with web sites nowadays that it has to be “rich media”. Animations galore, sound playing, videos autostarting (really?). And I’m having a sort of backlash reaction to all of that.

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The Letter

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.

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Geek Meet January 2014 with Ade Oshineye

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It’s finally time for another Geek Meet! Man, it’s been a while, but now it’s actually happening again!

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Why I travel

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.

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