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Fantasy Book Review – Steven Erikson – The Crippled God – Part 2

Read about 1/3 of the book now. Here is part 1.

The Review

There’s a lot more ‘Books’ in this one compared to the other one. I’m already at the fourth one. This also means that there is a lot more jumping between sub-stories in this book than all the other ones. It’s really tangible this time: that there’s this huge ‘meeting’ (ok I forgot the word used by Steven Erikson, it’s a big one that starts with co-) of the forces.
Some groups are mentioned maybe once per book, some are not mentioned at all but ‘between’ the lines in some of the other sub-stories’ paths. As usual in the beginning of the Malaz books there is a lot of introspection – not so much action – but instead focus is on building the characters.

This is important but it’s a slow and steady progress which always gets me a bit bored. But then again, a whole book of just action takes the fun out of it, especially with so many characters that it’s hard to keep them separated. I need to have some kind of connection with a character before the action gets interesting. I mean in the end it boils down to some sword/magic fights right? And in earnest just a lot of that sword-hacking is just not for me.

Another thing I enjoy is that it’s not about the same guys in each book! OK, there are some guys that keep on coming back and take quite a central role in the story line(s) – but the actual story is not primarily done through introspection/thoughts by the same characters. This gives the reader the opportunity to get to know some of the other people, surrounding the Bridgeburners & Bonehunters..  they’ve been in basically all books so really – you don’t want another 1000 pages about the same Bridgeburner – it’s just fine with a chapter or snippet here and there – to keep the intrigue up. Also I think there’s a plausible maximum amount of thinking a character can do – or maybe there are these kind of people out there but I guess you never know – this is what’s good with books I guess :)

There’s an abundance of ‘good’ guys in this book. I mean the only really bad folks aren’t really bad (if you discount gods then), they just have a not-so-nice plan to scour the planet of humans. There are evidence/happenings earlier in the series where humans have caught gods unawares (Feather Witch’s stealing of the eye for example) and had  them suffering.

The Kindle

As how’s it going with the Kindle I must say I really enjoy it, except when doing a review like this. It’s just not even close to as handy to jump back a random amount of pages to see what went on there – as it is in a book. But the Kindle wins when it comes to reading while you’re doing other stuff  –  like at lunch – then it’s very handy to just put it on the table and keep on eating and reading at the same time. Just a brief pause every now and then to click to the next page.

Fantasy Book Review – Steven Erikson – The Crippled God – Part 1

Warning: this post contains spoilers if you haven’t read Dust of Dreams or the previous books in the series Malazan Book of the Fallen.

This post is part of a series, I will create additional one throughout the book (basically I’m just testing which is best: use one post and make updates or create new one every now and then? What do you think?)

End of Dust of Dreams: I didn’t particularly enjoy the K’Chain Che’Malle early in the book (read: before the last three-four chapters). But then I kind of started to like them. Why are they so uncomplicated? There’s a lot of unknowns at the end of this book – which is nice. Some folks haven’t even been clashing yet – Draconus/Ublala – Torrent/Mappo/Setoc – Silchas Ruin. Which proves that the next(last) book is going to be very very exciting. What happened to the Bonehunters? How crazy was Yil’s shadow dance? Is Quick Ben really dead? Was this the meaning? Is Icarium the Azath? Or did he close the gate that the Sky Keeps came from?

When Sinn/Grub arrived at the end and with fire stopped some Sky Keeps, before that there was another poem heard about Held/Rutt and Badalle where she spoke with Icarium. They are connected somehow?

So much unknown going on here. Maybe it will all make sense in the last book? At least some of it I hope will be explained :)

Crippled God

Cover

The Crippled God

Read the end of Dust of Dreams on the Kindle – liked it a lot. Especially when sometimes there is a word I don’t understand I can just point to it and then get a definition. I will read this book completely on the Kindle – what better way to get a good feel for the e-book reader than to give a behemoth like this a go?

 

 

 

 
There are a few tricky words in Erikson’s books.
Off the top of my head I am fond of this word but rarely get the use for it:
susurration (low continuous whispering sound)
altruism (opposite of selfishness)

At this point I feel happy that I’m reaching the end of this series. Will there be more books related to this world by Erikson? The co-creator Ian C Esslemont should come out with three more books (six in total).

Music of the Day – 30th of June – poprockindie

Young the Giant – My Body # I like the first comment on the youtube – “When i heard this song for the first time i automatically loved it. Not very many songs can do that.”. What I didn’t like was was written on the blog where I found the song:  “That’s a pretty amazing endorsement from a man that most of us view as a God.”. Morrissey? God? Drug-addict. Crap. Saw him in Marlay Park in Dublin some years ago and it was just pure crap. Good thing that The Magic Numbers were on after :) Best ever! Haven’t heard about em you say? Check em out.

(Actually double-checked in my old resdagboken.se so I didn’t write false words).
I wrote that me and Oskar were going to the consert, and I ended with the Morrissey is cool. So a bit of reverse of onion there, good, turns out I’m improving after all.

Another good song there: Heartbeats. Ever heard the Knife’s or Jose Gonzalez’s version? One of them was in a commercial. There is another cover on there now by a Ellie Goulding. For me it’s hard to beat the Knife’s version – as it’s pretty awesome – and it has much more synth in it. Also Ellie’s voice annoys me a little bit. Checked out some more songs, still annoying. There probably are more covers of the heartbeat song though, check em out!

Also – if you just found some good music – I’d love to hear! What are you listening to now?

Buying Kindle in Finland

On the 28th I purchased it around 1900. Today on the 30th at 0820 it arrived in the airport in Helsinki. Also yesterday somebody called and said it would come this week.

*** Update: It’s now on the way to my work! Got it around 12 or so. Less than 48 hours to get the Kindle (and it came from Reno, NV, US!).

 

Purchase

I got it from the American amazon.com – where it cost 140$ – totally it came to 240$ (got a black cover without light, shipping and VAT charge as well). Cheapest? Maybe not, but the dollar is pretty weak at the moment.

The amazon.co.uk price is 111£.

Currency converted: 140 USD is worth 96.6 EUR. (1 USD : 0.69 EUR)
Currency converted: 111 GBP is worth 123.21 EUR. (1 GBP : 1.11 EUR)

So I’m pretty confident that those 30€ is worth it, it still wouldn’t be free shipping it from the UK page. But it’s on the way!

Thoughts

Have been looking forward to this a while now, but after I tried reading a little on a friend’s Kindle (larger screen) I just had to go for it. I went with the smaller screen because I don’t want to carry something in magazine size. Pocket size now that’s more like it.

But I wonder if I will miss reading large ass 1000 pages books like ‘Dust of Dreams‘ or ‘Game of Thrones‘? What I won’t miss is carrying that book around though maybe it does make my arms a little stronger? =)
First book I’m going to try is ‘The Crippled God‘ by Steven Erikson.

Unwrapping & First sight

It comes in nice no-tape boxes (well the larger package does but not the smaller ones inside). Environmentally friendly – I like.  I never held one of this size in my hand before – but it feels pretty good. Not heavy at all (in comparison to my normal books), not too light either.

It’s a little uncomfortable to write things on it (tried to set up wireless access). So I’ll have to do that when I come home and are sure of the passwords/logins :)
Set the wireless up when I was at home, worked great. No problem at all. I think the writing on it just takes a little bit to get used to. It’s not buttons like on a keyboard, it’s more like round thin buttons.

kindle bottom

kindle bottom

Eject on Linux

If you run linux on your PC – you cannot start using it from scratch. It will tell you that you need to eject the Kindle before – and it’s not charging. The command you type is:

eject /dev/sdb1

/dev/sdb1  can vary. I just hit ‘dmesg’ and saw that there was a 3GiB device connected on
[sdb]. Be careful not to eject your other disks :)
You may have to have root access to do this, if so, try: sudo eject /dev/sdb1

In the end of ‘dmesg’ you should see this after you connect the kindle:

scsi 5:0:0:0: Direct-Access Kindle Internal Storage 0100 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
sd 5:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] 6410688 512-byte logical blocks: (3.28 GB/3.05 GiB)
sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through

This was on my RHEL 6 – Red Hat workstation. The syntax is the same for Ubuntu so it sounds more like a Linux thing than a distribution specific thing. Of course you might also be able to do it graphically – depending on your window manager.

Reading

Also did some reading with it in the sofa and in the bed and it’s just perfect. Thinking that maybe when I’m at home I don’t need the cover – which would make it less heavy – which is good when lying down.

Fantasy Book Review – Steven Erikson – Dust of Dreams

Dust of Dreams

Dust of Dreams

Grabbed this book a week or two ago and have been steadily pulling myself through it. Not done yet, some 300 pages left. I have crappy memory so if I write down what’s going on right now, maybe that will help me remember the book later :)

It is the 9th book in the series (there are other novellas before, in between these if you look at things chronologically) and it’s happening at the same time as Toll the Hounds and it’s in a ‘pair’ with The Crippled God – the fabled last book of the series.

Beware – this post contains spoilers. If you haven’t read the previous works in this series you probably shouldn’t keep on reading.

I like that whenever people see me reading an Erikson book they always say wow it’s so big and then their jaws drop when I say it’s the 9th in the series :p
Some of the books do feel longer than others, it all depends what is happening, perhaps if there are long stretches in the book about characters that I don’t like or feel a ‘connection’ to, the book will feel longer.

Moving on – closer to topic:

The Akrynnai vs. Barghast war in this book I don’t feel much for and I’m kind of relieved now when it appears to be coming to a conclusion (some 300 pages left). Maybe that’s because I hope the Malazans will do something. Or maybe this will start making more sense in the 2nd book.

There was a lot about the Bonehunters in the beginning of the book but pretty soon they set out on a march – and there’s not much about the march – as there’s been quite a lot about that in the previous books I can understand why there’s less of it, not that I particularly like it. Things like scorpion matches/bets and the dark humor might be what I like best, majestic battles do get a bit boring/repetitive? Or maybe have I also turned into one of the veterans in the Bonehunters? Been there, done that, “just get on with it for feck sake”.

The other groups I do actually enjoy – the Taxilian/Ghost investigation inside that huge mechanism – the snake of children walking in the desert (I actually read longer poems here, which I must admit I usually don’t when they are in the beginning of each chapter, although if I paid more attention that would probably give me more clues as to what is happening). Do you read the poems? Do you ever read poems? Any ideas / tips for how to get my interest up a bit? Please comment or drop me an e-mail :)

Music of the day 22th of June (vinyl café edition)

My favorite English language radio-show is the Vinyl Café with Stuart McLean. It’s a CBC radio show and the hosts travel around Canada (and now also US) having live shows, live music, stories sent in by listeners and also their own stories of course. I guess you could say it’s a show with stories, often fun ones.

I first stumbled onto it when sitting on the bus from Vancouver to Calgary, in the middle of the night I woke up in a valley near Banff. I was on my way across Canada by myself. It was one of the shows when the crew travels across Canada on the train – where they have live shows on the train but also speaking with people on the train, asking for their stories. Reflection about traveling, stuff like that. Of course I was caught and have been listening to almost every week’s podcast since then (summer 2008). Apparently there are many other shows but

The music they play is most of the time by independent musicians (monetary reasons I believe) so what you here are often eeexcellent live music. More often the music is singer songwriter style (one person) but sometimes a little band comes on the show and gives a great performance.

When I get to plan a visit to Canada I will try to go see one of these live shows :)

Today I’m listening to the 4th June episode

Luke Doucet and Melissa McLelland sang some duets. Just pure beautiful.

Last Exam Day

Ever been there after your last exam?

You’ve just started a new job and some time ahead into the job you need to take the plunge, make some big changes, upgrades, something you haven’t done before or just something that has a big impact. Maybe it’s the day you do some actual work.

Maybe it’s like a Game 7 in Stanley Cup?

I like to think so. And I’m trying to prepare for it like that as well. Stay on your toes!
As many contingency plans as possible :)

P.s. Extremely well played Bruins and I do not regret getting up at 3am this morning to watch the game. Also hats off to keeper Thomas.

Bruins

Bruins

Music of the Day 13th June (Uncut edition)

Another round of applauds please!

Just got back from the holidays and grabbed a copy of Uncut – Bob Dylan’s 70th Anniversary edition because I had just enough of moneys in that foreign currency to get rid of.

CD kind of sucked though, bunch of happy birthday songs. The songs didn’t sound like Bob Dylan but then again, neither does Bob Dylan so who am I to complain?

Some good stuff:

The Monochrome Set  – Espresso : Great stuff. Apparently bands like Franz Ferdinand, Belle & Sebastian, The Smiths sound a lot like them. I would agree. Also they are from the 80s so they were before everybody! Yay. Original? Can’t tell but honestly, it sounds pretty good. Good tempo, occasionally sad voice on the singer and some happy guitar solos. I’m there.

Ringo Starr is apparently famous, I liked the interview with him, he sounds like a happy person even though he was in the Beatles and did(present tense?) drugs. It’s him and the All Starr band – with lots of great musicians – also he’s a drummer. What’s up with drummers? They seems to last forever. Music is poppy.

Cornershop (Brimful of Asha – do you remember?) – there is/was a religious Sihk in the band – cool! So that song was about the love for vinyls. Be sure to check out some of their other songs, there are some really cool remixes with their songs.

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Numbers in Finnish

What I found/find really hard was separate kahdeksan and yhdeksän, because cmon, they are pretty similar!

English – basic – genitivi

One – yksi – yhden
Two – kaksi – kahden
Three – kolme – kolmen
Four – neljä – neljän
Five – viisi – viiden
Six – kuusi – kuuden
Seven – seitsemän – seitsemän
Eight – kahdeksan – kahdeksan
Nine – yhdeksän – yhdeksän
Ten – Kymmenen – kymmenän

But then I got this great tip the other day:

yhdeksän on yksi minus kymmenen
nine is one minus ten

kahdeksan on kaksi minus kymmenen
eight is two minus ten
And as I hope you can see, the genitive form of the numbers one and two are basically what is the beginning of nine and eight!

Happy numbering!

Music of the Day 22nd of May

Dying is Fine – Ra Ra Riot – Sounds a lot like Morrissey occasionally, but not often enough for me to start hurling, so I liek. Beware of their main web site http://www.rarariot.com/ – you can get epilepsia for free there. Wild bass in the song Boy – check it out, nowz!

 

Whoa oh oh oh – The Ascetic Junkies – not only with a mandarin ;) – From Portland? Kind of make sense, definitely a hippie vibe to it :) They call it ‘whiskeystomp’ for no good reason! Is that a good reason?

 

Ascetic Junkies

Ascetic Junkies - borrowed from t61.com

 

The Whigsnice rocking motion, especially in the beginning of “I am for real”. Not so many tunes on t61 but there is youtube as well ;)

Great Intro – \”I am for real – The Whigs\”

Server and Storage Tips from the ITRC

Just a good howto – tip – solution. It’s a little hard to find good threads.

Hard to find something.. should probably write it in here when I think of it.
Also the ITRC are moving to another platform in June 2011 so maybe these won’t be available after this.

** Update 2011-06-27: Yes, these do not work after the ITRC move. They take you to the main page of the new forum. Tried to find the posts again but couldn’t on the first two so I’ve given up :/

Storage

EVA Parity Groups – RSS
EVA Control RSS position while replacing disks.
Command View EVA cannot find EVA
SCSI Sense errors with HP SC11xe and Tape Drives
EVA DR resume
Go from PID Extended Edge to PID CORE format with Unix.

Servers

How are the ports mapped in a a HP BladeSystem c-7000 with Flex-10 Fabric Interconnect modules.

Operating System

How to remote to a Red Hat server:

 

Songs of the day 17th of May

From the front page of thesixtyone.com

Just Pretend – Hayley Sales – Soft and nice. I like the part when the bass is more pronounced with about 50s left.

Train Song – Felix Fables – Folk Frenzy? Doesn’t sound very folky to me. Maybe the background tunes and vocals are. Quite down to earth music anyway.

The Way I amIngrid Michaelson – Hearty and warm. Valentines day music?

Tea with Cinnamon – Katzenjammer – Now this is folky. Fast paced jumpy and happy music. Great for grill party. Also they are apparently Norwegian. They also have another song on t61 – “A Bar in Amsterdam“. Insane start. I love it. When the chorus kicks in, it sounds like lyrics of a power metal song a lá Iron Maiden. Great!

La-La-LushMegan Elizabeth Heise – Not much web sites about this one, but I found it in the open mic section so that’s OK I guess :) Pretty nice actually!

She’s All About The Love – Annie McQueen – singer/songwriter. Folky.

What do I do?

Hard to tell.. but if you see this pretty cool 6min movie: http://www.phdcomics.com/comics.php?f=1430

you’ll see that they mention a collider.
This thing sends out lots of data from each collision.

I administrate a system that gets a little bit (very little) of that data so that the scientists can look at it and maybe find out what’s going on :)

Songs of the day 28th of April

The Submarines – You, Me and the Bourgeouisie – Lovely swing, great song to start the day with. Found a review on the Washington Examiner. Her voice sounds quite a bit like The Cardigan’s – Nina Persson. Or maybe Hello Saferide. Just beautiful anyway. … “here we are in the center of the first world”.

Glasgow – Julia and the Doogans – check em out on bandcamp. Soft and sweet.

Making use of IBM Laptop T40 – Part 4

Logging in!

Wireless worked straight from the start.
It says that my battery probably is broken (only 28% capacity).
Some 2.6~GB is used by the default installation out of my 40GB disk. 1.6GB for swap.

Step 1 – set up Synergy.

This is so I don’t have to use the laptop keyboard/mouse but instead can just move the mouse from my desktop and I can then control the laptop. It is pretty awesome. To do this, go to the Applications/ubuntu software center and search for synergy. Then install QuickSynergy. I had to click on “use this source” first.

Then go to accessories and quicksynergy and put in IP of the machine where you have synergy and a screen name. Tada. I wonder if this works after a reboot. But doesn’t matter much, you can just drag the entry in the applications menu to the ubuntu desktop and then you’ll see it when you log in.

You can find more details on the Ubuntu community pages.

Trying this out, it’s a little tricky. Managed to bork the login with this. Cannot even get into recovery console. Probably a wrong character somewhere :/ If this happens, hit CTRL+ALT+F1 to get to the console prompt.

Anyway, follow that guide. But you do not have to have the while thing when putting the stuff in the gdm session files.
Instead you can just put the “sleep 1”. This means you’ll have a lag of 1 second. But it’s working.

/usr/bin/killall synergyc
sleep 1
/usr/bin/synergyc --name identifywithname IP.IP.IP.IP

Step 2 – Install Updates.

This popped up automagically. 302MB of extra updates does it want to install. I just went with the default, always good to have updates :) The root password is the same as your normal password, unless you’ve done something special.
During the updates the cursor when I was using synergy was lagging behind. But that’s because I’m using a poor wirless connection (maxes out at 580kB/s) and the update probably uses all it can get. The normal mouse works fine :)

You may have heard that ‘you don’t need to reboot in Linux’ this is true unless you make a change to the kernel. Which is what this update updated.

The rest – whatever you feel is important :)

hdparm – testing hard drive

I have some suspicion that the internal hdd is singing on its last verse.
The built-in tool to test IDE/ATA drives is: hdparm.
First though you want to find what device name your disk has.
If you type ‘mount’ you will see on top something like this:

/dev/sda1 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro,commit=0)

This will tell you that /dev/sda1 is where / is installed. / is root. The file system.

The syntax to test the hard drive cache:

martbhell@bottle:~$ sudo hdparm -T /dev/sda

/dev/sda:
Timing cached reads:   688 MB in  2.00 seconds = 343.59 MB/sec
martbhell@bottle:~$ sudo hdparm -tT /dev/sda

 

/dev/sda:
Timing cached reads:   774 MB in  2.00 seconds = 386.65 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads:  102 MB in  3.00 seconds =  33.95 MB/sec

So that looks good. I feel better now :)

webbrowser – ubuntu 10.10 comes with Firefox 3 and when I search it doesn’t find Firefox 4

So we install google chrome!

All you have to do is go use firefox and find google chrome page. Download the .deb package (ubuntu is based on debian). And open, this will open Ubuntu Software Center. Install.

DWM in Ubuntu

find dwm in ubuntu software center, also installing dzen2 with the add-on “i3status”.
When you install dwm you also get suckless-tools – which include dmenu and more.

To start it:

  • get to the login screen
  • select user
  • change from ubuntu desktop to dwm
  • login!
  • then in there, hit ALT+p – type quick, (you’ll see quicksynergy) – hit enter
  • set that up, and then you can use synergy in there as well
  • to log out: ALT+SHIFT+Q

To change stuff:

To change stuff in DWM you need to re-compile the package. Because I found dwm in ubuntu software center I was inclined to use that. But maybe the best option would be to do it manually..

Then, downloading it from suckless.org Making sure that the config.mk points to where dwm is not currently installed. (Maybe I should have uninstalled it first).

See /usr/share/xsessions/dwm.desktop
That is the file that starts dwm.
It’s also a good idea to point the xsession startup script to a script that runs xsetroot in a loop, if you want to update ‘xsetroot -name’ with time, for example.

You can see more details and my scripts in this blog post:

When I try to compile dwm, it complains that X11/cursorfont.h is missing. Probably because libx11-dev is not installed. After installing, it complains that X11/extensions/Xinerama.h is missing. Installing libxinerama-dev. After that it compiles just fine and runs just fine.

Previous posts:

Part1 – thoughts before installing
Part2 – ultimate boot CD – for diagnostics
Part3 – Installing Ubuntu

Music of the day – 19th of April + Go Detroit Day

Dog Days Are Over – Florence and the Machine – Just awesome.

Satellite – Leila Boussard – Also quite nice. But not as nice as ^^

Happy Tuesday :)

Saw the 3rd game in the Detroit – Phoenix Stanley Cup series this morning.

Lovely to see Helm fight like a bull and the Mule got in a nice kicker in the top shelf with that goal of his.

gnome-screensaver uses a lot of memory

Just checked out a memory useage script (because honestly I find top a but too complicated).
I found one that looks good on asim.pk . The script is a nice little perl script. Just download it from the link and set chmod +x ps_mem.pl and you can run it with “sudo ps_mem.pl”, you need to be root for some reason to run this script.

My machine is a Lenovo T400 with a radeon card.

This told me that gnome-screensaver was using some 400MB. A bit of googling did not give me any real hints if there is a configuration change or so. So instead I decided to change the way I lock my workstation in dwm.

Now, I call upon a program I called “screenlock”, this I put in /usr/local/bin/screenlock:

killall gnome-screensaver; sleep 1; gnome-screensaver; gnome-screensaver-command -l

That’s it. (kills it, waits a bit, starts it, then locks)

Then in config.h for dwm this under /* commands */:

static const char *locksaver[] = { "screenlock", NULL } ;

and under keys

{ MODKEY, XK_l, spawn, {.v = locksaver } },

with all the spaces/tabs that is in config.h, unsure if it’s necessary but why take a chance :p

Now it stays around 10MB :)

NHL 2011 Playoff – Bets on!

Finally!

Time for some not so good sleeping rhythm in the next 8 weeks! Bye – bye circadian rhythm.
I like the 10.30pm games – means they start 5.30am here, which means early breakfast, watch game and then get to work :)

Who will fall, who will crush who, who will win!

The matches:

Eastern Conference

(1) Washington vs (8) Rangers
(2) Philadelphia vs (7) Buffalo
(3) Boston vs (6) Montreal
(4) Pittsburgh vs (5) Tampa Bay

Washington should not have a problem with Rangers.
My bets in this conference is that the Caps, Philly, Montreal and Tampa goes through to the next round. Would be nice though to see Rangers and Buffalo beat the team above but I think that might be to push it too far.

Western Conference

(1) Vancouver vs (8) Chicago
(2) San Jose vs (7) Los Angeles
(3) Detroit vs (6) Phoenix
(4) Nashville vs (5) Anaheim

Chicago has a lot of good players and they have a bit of experience from the last years. But is it enough? I don’t think they’ll be able to kick Vancouver down.
Sharks or Kings..  hm. So hard. Antti Niemi in goal in Sharks might make the difference, but by default I do not like the Sharks so have to side with the Kings on this one.
Detroit will beat Phoenix, again. Please. :)
Nashville.. nobody likes Nashville huh? Very even team. As far as I can tell Nashville hasn’t been this high up ever in the post-season. Nice to see them here. I’m going to side with Anaheim on this one though, like the players there more.

 

Sofiero Mörk

Ahh.

Beer.

I’m not a connoisseur when it comes to beer, I just usually like it :)

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/sofiero-mork-lager/65069/

Has some more discussions. Apparently it hasn’t arrived in Sweden yet? Not according to my sources in Växjö anyway – or maybe they are a little slow over there.

Sofiero brings nice memories from when I lived in Sweden.

Happy Friday here.

Checking out Florence the Machine and Glasvegas on the tube!

Update by bota!

http://www.guldmyr.com/blog/last-irc-post-of-bota-for-a-while/

They’re in Ontario :)
Almost the same trip I took in the summer of 2008.
Not that you have much choice going east.
Also I did not do it in a moving truck :p

A little update on their blog.

Also a google map is here, I’m trying to keep it updated, a little hard to keep track during the weekend but we’ll see :)

Last IRC-post of bota for a while

2011-03-30
17:00 < bo7a> well this shit just got real. taking down the desktop. I’ll log in from the lappy before actually taking off
17:01 < bo7a> cheers fuckers

The botashake and his wifey MJ is going on an adventure – live on an island!
Does it get cooler than that or what? :)

Well worth checking out and I hope all goes awesome!

I’ll be following them on twitter and www.bo7a.org – you should too!