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Posts of year 2010

A cold New Years Eve in Budapest

A cold New Years Eve in Budapest

Since Sweden has had the coldest December month in 110 years, I thought it would be at least a bit warmer in central Europe. But the streets of Hungary’s capital are absolutely freezing. Fortunately there are lots of places with hot goulash to escape the chill, and not to forget the famous thermal baths all over the city.

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Walking across America
Esfahan

A journey through Iran

Some time ago I traveled around in Iran with friends. It’s about time to write something about the journey and maybe inspire someone to visit this secluded country.

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The magic of green screen

The magic of green screen

I often get travel inspiration from exotic scene locations featured in movies. Scarlett Johansson taking the Shinkansen to Kyoto, Matt Damon driving a vespa through a vibrant Tangier, Jake Gyllenhaal sipping booze on a balcony overlooking Djemaa el Fna in Marrakesh and so on. But unfortunately most of it is fake.

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An idiot abroad

An idiot abroad

Travel hosts tend to come in different flavors, but most of them are curious, positive and charismatic. Everybody loves Michael Palin in his quirky British way and Megan McCormick is adorable even when she’s wading through a mosquito-infested swamp. But what about all those people who just don’t have the talent for it?

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Google Places versus Facebook Places

Google Places versus Facebook Places

Google are certainly not resting on their laurels. A few days ago they announced a preview of Google Places API, about the same time that Facebook released write access to Facebook Places. I can smell a hairy fight coming up between the giants, but hopefully the winner will be the best one for users and developers.

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So long Mandelbrot and thanks for all the fractals
Warsaw from above

Warsaw from above

I’m writing this at a window some hundred meters above the streets of Warsaw, the capital of Poland. Staying at the five-star hotel InterContinental Warsaw which offers a good view of the city. Even though it’s only the 55th tallest building in Europe, it’s the tallest hotel in Poland and the third tallest in Europe.

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Report from Døgnvill festival in Tromsø

Report from Døgnvill festival in Tromsø

Døgnvill is a kind of arctic, yet urban, music festival. Tromsø is located 500 miles above the Arctic Circle and it was definitely the coldest festival I’ve ever been to. You could see snow-capped mountains from the festival area and cold air vapor were clearly visible from the singers!

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Live streaming of the Apple event

Live streaming of the Apple event

Tonight was the Apple’s Fall Music Event, broadcasted live from San Francisco on the web. We watched it in the office on a Mac, since the new cool HTTP streaming is so far only available for Mac OS X 10.6 running Safari. The obvious choice of food were Big Macs (I would have asked for a Big Mac Mini if the burgers weren’t so small to begin with).

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