Posts from year 2022

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Tales of Turin

Tales of Turin

Some cities are often closely associated with a landmark or historic location. Most people think of Rome if they see a picture of the Colosseum, the Eiffel Tower is the ultimate symbol of Paris and the Statue of Liberty is arguably the most famous landmark among many others in New York city. But then there are some cities where the references are not crystal clear.

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Way Out West 2022

Way Out West 2022

Due to the pandemic, it’s the first Way Out West to be held in three years time. Last time was 2019, which featured a lot of rain and not too many exciting bands (at least according to this old grumpy).

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Review: The Art of Exploration

Review: The Art of Exploration

Levison Wood is a British explorer, writer and photographer. He is probably best known for his walking expeditions, including the Himalayas, the Nile and around the entire Arabian Peninsula.

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Internet Explorer has been retired

Internet Explorer has been retired

Today the browser Internet Explorer is retired by Microsoft after 27 years of service. At the time when I stopped using it in 2003, Internet Explorer had reached it’s peak with 95% of the users. A lifespan of almost three decades is unfathomable long in the world of software.

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The traboules of Lyon

The traboules of Lyon

Lyon is a charming city with lots of things to discover. For instance, the Fourvière hill has a stunning basilica with great view of the area, easily ascended by funicular. The old town features small alleys and the city is renowned for its great food. But one of the things that sets Lyon apart from many similar cities are the traboules.

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The perils of social media

The perils of social media

For the last decade, many seems have succumbed to the neural addiction of social media. Users are expected to be endlessly scrolling their feeds, or “doomscrolling” as it is often being referred to. It’s not unlike a slot machine, where people tend to pull the lever “just one more time”.

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