Mink Machine

Posts of year 2010

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Sweet sixteen

Sweet sixteen

Recently Mink Machine turned sixteen years old. In a way it doesn’t feel like a long time, but when one considers that 1994 saw the death of Cobain and the inauguration of Nelson Mandela, it’s really been a long road.

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Review: Adventures of a Continental Drifter

Review: Adventures of a Continental Drifter

Elliott Hester sold everything he owned in 2002 and has been traveling around the world ever since. This book tells the tale of his first year on the road, spanning six continents and a countless number of weird encounters.

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Google drops Wave

Google drops Wave

About a year ago Google introduced a new collaboration technology called Wave. It was unlike anything we had seen so far, a strange mix between chat and bulletin board. As with most things by Google, there was a great hype but unlike previous products people had an unusual question: what should it be used for?

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Review: Imperium

Review: Imperium

Ryszard Kapuscinski passed away some years ago but his legacy stays with us. He is perhaps better known for The Soccer War, an account of tensions in Central America. It is also a good read but in my opinion not as inspiring for travellng as Imperium.

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Review: All Inclusive

Review: All Inclusive

I have been subscribing to Swedish travel magazine Vagabond for more than a decade, where Johan Tell used to be one of my favorite regular writers. This book is a collection of his small stories previously published in Vagabond, describing hilarious issues on the road.

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Back from Brussels
Review: Shantaram

Review: Shantaram

Shantaram was one of the most hyped books a few years back. It tells the tale of former bank robber Gregory David Roberts, who escapes from a high-security prison in Australia. After a while he arrives in Mumbai and fall in love with the city. The whopping 900 pages initially describes his early encounters with the locals at infamous bar Leopold and how he fall in love with a mysterious woman at first sight.

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The spell of sports

The spell of sports

The largest sports event of 2010 is without any doubt the Soccer World Championship in South Africa. Events like these make the world grind to a stop when it’s getting close to kickoff, as people are spellbound at the arena, at a pub or in the sofa. The audience stare at 22 men running around on a field of grass, chasing a round object made from the skin of an animal.

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Google adds more caffeine

Google adds more caffeine

Google has just updated their indexing machine, calling the new system Caffeine. This has been in the works since last summer. To honor its name, the index is refreshed much faster than before. Or should I say more often, since the word fast is a bit relative when it comes to Google.

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Rammstein live at Metaltown

Rammstein fires up Metaltown

The 2009 edition of Metaltown saw artists such as Marilyn Manson and Slipknot. It was alright, but I was more looking forward to this year, since it was time to finally be welcoming back the German fire monsters of Rammstein.

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