About this blog…

I am employed by Netnod as head of engineering, research and development and am among other things chair of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee at ICANN. You can find CV and photos of me at this page.

As I wear so many hats, I find it being necessary to somewhere express my personal view on things. This is the location where that happens. Postings on this blog, or at Facebook, Twitter etc, falls under this policy.

The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of Netnod or any other of the organisations I have connections to.

Another broken ATM-machine

Of course also Rio have broken ATM Machines. This time it was HSBC that had trouble. The good thing was that this machine was inside one of those small rooms with 5 different machines, and the other 4 where working. […]

Cows in Amsterdam

In Amsterdam, on Dam square, there is a newly opened shop. A tourist trap one can say. Sell things that has relations to Netherlands — such as specially designed scooters(!). And it has cows in the ceiling… […]

Same timezone at all locations at LHR?

When I passed LHR the other day, I saw this on a monitor. The gate opens after the flight is leaving. Not good for passengers for Delhi. […]

Problems with electricity, or diesel, or both?

When there is a power outage, and it does not happen very often, your diesel might be surprised when it suddenly actually runs with load instead of just being tested that it starts. At todays power outage one of the ISPs that also do hosting of computers had their diesel give up. What you see on the picture is part of the diesel, and the wall to the right — with diesel on it. […]

Nokia in ad-war against Apple?

I presume the campaign Nokia has launched at https://nseries.com/open tell people that their N-Series phones are not locked, while the iPhone is. Kind of interesting campaign that I think more point out the difference between how cellphones are sold in the US and in Europe. Many US sales tricks like locking a phone to a provider are more popular in Europe when tying to 3G than traditional GSM. SIM-lock exist all over the place of course, but prohibition of installing software? Whether I would buy an iPhone? Sure, of course I would, but not as it is now. I have no idea how many friends have asked me whether I was first or not with an iPhone. They have been surprised when I have told them I do not even have one. […]

European Commission working on renovating a PC

I guess one day they have renovated this enough to actually use it. […]

Floppy?

I thought floppy was something we used while working on Web0.9, in the previous millenium? This is an error that a friend of mine got when using Word in Vista. […]

More nice Windows installations

This time at Kastrup (CPH). LG Electronics is making a nice ad on how good things they do! They at least use VLC, but…the installation is not so stable as it seems. […]

Most uninteresting competition so far?

At the ICA food store in Sjöbo, I found this juice that had a folder attached to it. One could when buying the juice win a trip to Österlen. For those of you that know the geography of Sweden, you will know that the winning price could have a value of about $2 for the bus ticket the 5 miles one have to go to reach Österlen. I bet they sold the same juice in Simrishamn, center of Österlen, or Kivik, where the juice is produced (note that the URL https://www.kiviksmusteri.se/ works, but https://kiviksmusteri.se/ does not)… I guess this is what happens when companies like ICA is buying millions of cans of juice, ship them to some central location in Sweden, and ship them again back to the stores. Lots of CO2. Dear ICA, you can do better than this! […]

"Perfekt tajmat" – an investigation on distribution of time in Sweden

I have been a member of an investigation on time. Specifically on how to distribute time, and of course a description on how important it is that people agree on what the time is. The report itself is not public yet, but part of the report will be translated to English so when it is ready, it is hopefully interesting for many people. A lot of people say of course they think it is important they know what time it is. But do they implement that correctly in their computers, cash registers, wall clocks etc? They do not? To some degree I because of that think the problem with correct time is similar to the problem of ecological food. On news this morning I saw 75% of the people asked want to buy ecological food, but only 3% do so. The photo below is from Rosenbad. The building that hosts the prime ministers office. In one of the meeting rooms (Rotundan) that is often used for external meetings the Government hosts, the wall clocks where, hmm…not really correct. […]