När du blir spårad på nätet, av Svenska myndigheter

Man undrar lite varför vissa webbsajter som drivs av svenska myndigheter skall inkludera s k “trackers” och “analysverktyg” från olika bolag. Tittar man t ex på verksamt.se, även när man är inloggad och redigerar sina företagsuppgifter, så finns bl a:

SiteImprove Analytics
https://siteimprove.com/product/

Google Tag Manager

samt

Web Service Award
https://www.webserviceaward.com/

Företag och privatpersoner sitter och “ojar” sig över s k “cookies” (eller “kakor”) för att man kan bli spårad när man besöker vissa sajter. Att man däremot använder betydligt kraftigare spårningsverktyg som teoretiskt sett skulle kunna läcka ganska mycket data, det är inte så viktigt, så länge som man kan få fina grafer och dashboards över sina besökare.

Varför krävs det inget samtycke av mig som besökare att dessa tjänster potentiellt registrerar känsliga uppgifter så som IP-adresser (som teoretiskt sett kan knytas både till företag och privatpersoner) och platser?

Skatteverkets och Försäkringskassans webbsajt har t ex inte detta problem.

Fuck Cancer, my version 2017

If you’re as tired of the “Ribbon Wars” and “Awareness Wars” as I am, perhaps these symbols and their text may be of use to you. Or not. Feel free to continue walking on by, or download them, or do whatever you want with them. I cannot for the life of me figure out how cancer, or the fight against it, can have anything to do with gender, be it he/she/it. All forms of cancer should be destroyed, eradicated, wiped out. We’re human beings.

And I’m by no means a graphics artist, so feel free to vastly improve on my work 🙂

You can download all the files in one .zip archive here. The .xcf file is a fully layered file for Gimp users 🙂

Original image:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_role#/media/Combotrans.svg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_role#/media/File:Combotrans.svg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Combotrans.svg

Rainbow filler:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gay_flag.svg

Original license:
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

I hereby release my work with the same license as the original.
Use as you see fit, but don’t claim it as your own.

 

Lightroom 5 cannot import images and crashes

LightRoom 5.x

I’m normally a LightRoom CC user, but on one computer that is “close to the camera”, I run an older version of LR (5.7x), just to have as a tool to do quick edits (and previewing what should go into the dumpster :)) This is a plain vanilla desktop computer, running Windows 10 Pro (64), Core i7, 32GB of RAM and an SSD disk.

All of a sudden, LightRoom would “Encounter a problem” (as Windows so elegantly puts it) and leave me with the only option to close the application every time I tried to import new media.

There are many suggested solutions to this problem on the Internet, but after having tried a few of them, I was about to re-install LightRoom 5. A “solution” I absolutely hate. Why on earth should I have to re-install an application to get it working again?! It’s 2017 FFS!

After reading a few more suggested solutions, I ran across one that didn’t make any sense at all. Until I tried it that is. It turns out I had my Android phone connected to the computer via a USB cable at the time. This is, apparently, a known issue. So I disconnected the phone and voila, imports started working again.

Adobe … seriously … really?

Are you missing some keys on your Lenovo Laptop keyboard?

As much as I hate editing Excel / LibreOffice Calc sheets, it is sometimes necessary. While doing so recently, I noticed I was all of a sudden scrolling the entire document with the arrow keys, as opposed to switching cells. I found out that this was apparently expected behavior, when ScrLK (or “ScrollLock”) is active. Only, I was using one of my Lenovo laptops at the time. It doesn’t have a ScrLK key.

So, after some searching I found out that the answer is, as it often is, the Fn key. The following keyboard combinations work on many Lenovo laptops:

Break (FN + B)
SysRq (FN + S)
ScrLK (FN + K)
Pause (FN + P)

Brolle: Elvis, Cash, The Killer & me

Oavsett om du är uppvuxen med Presley, Cash och Lewis eller inte så är Brolles uppsättning på Göta Lejon, “Elvis, Cash, the Killer and me” riktigt sevärd! Jag fick förmånen att vara med på ett genrep på Göta Lejon ikväll. Tyvärr hade jag inte med mig någon vettig kamera (trots att jag faktiskt fick tillstånd), ni får helt enkelt gå och se föreställnigen.

Under 1tim 45min tar Brolle (eller “Brulé” som den tecknade Jerry Lee Lewis kallar Brolle från filmduken bakom scenen) oss genom historien om dessa tre giganter inom musiken, och många av deras inspirationskällor. Det gör duktigt ont i själen när man blir påmind om hur mycket tragedi som ofta döljer sig bakom människor som vi “avgudar” på ett eller annat sätt.

Jag är själv uppvuxen med deras musik och jag antar att man kan säga att den kom med modersmjölken. Hur som helst, och på enklast möjligast sätt, Brolle & Co gör ett jävligt bra jobb! (Det är ingen kärnfysik att förstå vem Brolle helst vill låta som, men faktum är att när han drar ner på tempot och tar de lugna låtarna så låter det stundtals briljant!)

Jag måste också passa på att tacka Katja som fixade biljetter 🙂

Roadtrip Dalarna, destination Särna and Njupeskär

Great scenery and a lot of fun on the way, Särna, Fulufjället, and Njupeskär shows a fantastic (but small) part of Sweden.

As for living, I can really recommend Knappgården. Great ecological food and mindset!

Find the album here: flickr.com/gp/1968photo/7922X1

Guns N’ Roses; Not in this lifetime – Stockholm, Sweden 29-Jun-2017

Holy shit! That is the shortest summary I can muster, a few hours after the “Gunners” walked off the stage on Friend’s Arena in Stockholm, Sweden on June 29th 2017. I know a lot of people want to write GNR down with trash talk, and I guess everyone is entitled to their opinion. But to perform like they did yesterday, after all the turmoil and shit they have gone through (and put themselves through) is nothing short of magic. This is the sixth time I see them live since hearing the intro riff to “Welcome to the Jungle” on the radio in my car, back in 1987. I’m obviously damaged goods, but hey, if this is damage, then bring it on. If you haven’t seen them live, now is (possibly your last chance) a good time. The only concert I can think of with GNR that is on par with yesterday’s performance would be seeing them live at Wembley many many years ago.

Thank you Duff. Thank you Slash. Thank you Axl.

And thanks to everyone else in and around the band for making this happen.

The only outstanding question is now: Why is there no Slash emoji?! There should be a law or something about this …

#GNR #GUNSNROSES #ROCK

 

Dream Car Experience

After months of being on the waiting list, it was finally time to actually sit down in a Lamborghini and drive it. I realize these cars are ridiculously expensive “toys” that most mortals will never come close to driving, let alone owning. Perhaps that is why it was such a thrill. Unfortunately, the GoPro had not been prepared for this event, so there are only some clips of “coming and going”. Driving slowly onto the on ramp to the highway, and then flooring it, was a remarkable experience I will remember for a long time. “Way cool” 🙂