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Posts of year 2006

Best coffee in Gothenburg

Best coffee in Gothenburg

Unlike many other parts of the world, Sweden has a fairly good tradition of freshly brewed, strong coffee. In fact, there is not a single Starbucks vendor in the entire country! However, there is good coffee and there is great coffee. Most worshipers of the black gold have their own personal favorites in their local area, and the following are my favorite coffee shops in Gothenburg.

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CSS specifications for IE7
War of the standards
Photosynth at SIGGRAPH

Photosynth at SIGGRAPH

Today’s coolest session at SIGGRAPH in Boston features Photosynth, a sneak preview held by Microsoft Live Labs. In short, it’s about assembling a lot of digital photos and then applying algorithms to extract distinctive features and link these together in a big kind of 3D-model, by calculating 3D positions from adjacent images.

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How to manage todo-lists

How to manage todo-lists

Many of us have some sort of ToDo-lists that seem to mysteriously grow larger for every passing day. Adding a lot of fun things to a list is easy, but later on it may become a burden.

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Unleash Firefox today

Unleash Firefox today

A friend asked me why I use Firefox instead of Internet Explorer 6. For a few seconds I was kind of baffled. Is there a reason not to use Firefox? IE is infamous for its inadequate web standards support and it is constantly a thorn in my side, but that’s probably an issue that doesn’t concern end users, only us web developers who have to struggle with it every day.

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The simplicity of RSS

The simplicity of RSS

During the last years, feeds have gone from nerd stuff to essential channels of information. Among other, I’ve been using the excellent web application Bloglines every day for several years now to keep track of my favorite news sources out there. My current list includes about 50 feeds that I subscribe to, with another 50 that are read occasionally.

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Welcome to Hotel Barajas

Welcome to Hotel Barajas

During the weekend, we revisited Madrid to say hello to a friend and have some tapas. That was the good part. The bad part was the flight home. Me and Emelie got up at 4 AM and catched a cab outside the Atocha station. That trip presented no problem and we arrived at Barajas two hours before the flight departure.

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WinFX renamed to .NET Framework 3.0

WinFX renamed to .NET Framework 3.0

As expected, WinFX has now officially been renamed to .NET Framework 3.0. It contains the same lovely ingredients as its previous incarnation: WPF, WCF, WWF and now also WCS (Windows CardSpaces, previously known as InfoCard). However, don’t forget that the .NET Framework 2.0 CLR is still lurking beneath all this… Microsoft has a wonderful tradition of confusing developers with their naming choices (ActiveX, anyone?), and this must be one of the worst I’ve seen in a while.

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Dark days at Wave-Gotik-Treffen

Dark days at Wave-Gotik-Treffen

As Whitsun arrives each year, tens of thousands of people dressed in black arrive to the the beautiful city of Leipzig. The annual Wave-Gotik-Treffen is one of the largest sub-culture events in the world. Fans of genres such as gothic, industrial, EBM and much more are drawn to the city where Johann Sebastian Bach once roamed the streets.

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