Archive | December, 2005

Postiljon; a surprisingly good Swedish beer

If you’re one of those trying to avoid the (annoying) Swedish habit of ordering a “stor stark” when entering a beer ‘n’ ale establishment in Sweden, or if you don’t know what that means but still like to drink beer while in Sweden, I can warmly recommend “Postiljon” from Jämtlands Bryggeri. It is a very traditional pale ale for which the Jämtland brewery has won many awards.

There are, of course, a number of other good beers available in Swedish; even some from large commercial breweries, like Red Lager from Spendrups; but you may have a hard time finding them in many pubs here in Sweden.

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Age of Empires III

It must be me; surely, so many people just can’t be wrong. So I gave AOE3 a go; and granted, at maximum detail and resolution, it’s a fabulous example of gorgeous interactive computer generated art. If you have the hardware for it, that is.

What I don’t get is what all the noise is about?! Sure, the game is lightyears away from and ahead of its two predecessors — but at this level, I expected more. All too soon, I get the feeling of “been there, done that, and I even scored a couple of t-shirts”. Man, what a disappointment. I think the AOE-team is losing track and sight of their audience; or perhaps they’re gunning for a different audience?! The one that I’m not in? 🙂

(The screenshot was borrowed from www.ageofempires3.com)

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You know you’ve been too long in Sweden when..

  • You pass a supermarket and think “Wow, it is open, I had better go in an buy something!”
  • You refuse to wear a hat, even in minus 20 degree weather.
  • You know that “religious holiday” means “let’s get pissed.”
  • You find yourself debating the politics of the social democrats.
  • You start eating egg and bacon instead of bacon and eggs.

More of this can be found here: www.coolabah.com/sweden/youknow.html.
Aussies in Sweden can be found here: www.coolabah.com/sweden.

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The Jacket

Just finished watching “The Jacket” starring Adrien Brody and Keira Knightley among others; way cool movie! A bit weird, and a bit slow, but for being an “angel-life-after-death-get-the-message-and-live-while-you’re-alive” type of movie, it did good!

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Wow, a whopping 9%

A humiliating view.. and I can’t even claim to have examined every square centimeter of these countries.
Want to create your own worldmap? Head on over to world66.com and go crazy!

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Daemon Tools and Windows XP SP2

So the wonderful Daemon Tools have started acting up on my computer, and I really can’t figure out why. Having a quick peek @ Google doesn’t seem to do much good. Daemon Tools is a really nice little tool that allows you to mount a CD or DVD image file, and make Windows think an actual CD/DVD is present.

My guess is that this has something to do with one of the nine gazillion “fixes” that keep coming from Microsoft. Regardless, Windows fails to load. Removing the Daemon Tools device driver “fixes” the problem. But I want DT back! 🙁

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Here

“Here”

I am here
I am here for you
I am here for us

When the fire burns
When the roof caves in
When the wind is howling around you
and when the rain never seems to end

Then I am here
Then I am here for you
Then I am here for us

Me and You

(joho)

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Här

“Här”

Jag är här
Jag är här för dig
Jag är här för oss

När elden brinner
När taket rasar
När vinden viner runt dig
och när regnet aldrig verkar ta slut

Då finns jag här
Då finns jag här för dig
Då finns jag här för oss

Jag och Du

(joho)

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