Posts from year 2008

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Marrakech

The year in cities

I love to spend time in cities, immersed by the creative chaos of mankind. This year I’ve seen a fair share of them. Tokyo, Marrakesh, Ulaanbaatar, Novosibirsk, Seoul, Amsterdam, Beijing, Inverness, Irkutsk, Kyoto, Moscow and many more.

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Thåström

Best concerts of 2008

I tend to visit a lot of live concerts, since most bands manage to create something special on stage that make them come alive, in a way never achieved by the flat compact discs. Here are some of my favorite concerts during 2008.

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Street view of Stockholm

Street view of Stockholm

Three years ago I wrote about how some guys drove around in San Francisco, shooting millions of street-level photos with geolocations. With a bit of Ajax you could explore the city online and maybe even do some window-shopping.

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Immersive movie experiences

Immersive movie experiences

Yesterday I went to see the U2 3D movie at cinema Roy, which has been reopened and refurnished with 3D equipment. While I’m not the biggest U2 fan in the world it was still quite entertaining to wear the silly 3D glasses. At one point some in the audience joined in the applause and I almost did as well.

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Relocated VPP folders in EPiServer R2

Relocated VPP folders in EPiServer R2

One of the new features in EPiServer R2 version is the relocation of system folders. In previous versions they were stored in the same folder as the other site related files, but now they seem to be installed in Program Files by the new Installation Manager.

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Intellisense for jQuery

Intellisense for jQuery

JavaScript has experienced a revival during the last years. While some of it is due to the hyped Ajax technique, another important factor is the emergence of competent, lightweight framework libraries.

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Under an Azure blue sky

Under an Azure blue sky

PDC08 kicked off today with the expected keynote by Ray Ozzie. He presented Azure, a web platform hosted in data centers all over the world. It will host web applications in “the cloud”, supposedly the best thing since sliced bread if we are to believe Ozzie.

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Godzilla in Tokyo

Godzilla in Tokyo

I walked alone in the streets of Tokyo and felt like a benign Godzilla. Everywhere I went, people stopped in their tracks and stared at me. I started humming on the song “Big in Japan” by Alphaville as I was a six-foot-five gaijin in a sea of short people.

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Alone in Kyoto

Alone in Kyoto

It is a strange sensation to wander around in a Japanese town as a six foot four gaijin, a foreigner excluded from the language and everyday rituals that everyone within sight silently obeys.

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Torii gate on Miyajima island

The gate of Hiroshima

The name of Hiroshima will forever be connected to the horrible event in 1945. On August 6, the first nuclear bomb to be used against mankind detonated 580 meters above the city, killing hundreds of thousands of people.

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