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David Flusfeder now blogging.

April 13th, 2009 · No Comments

My poker buddy (for lack of a better expression of people you know a bit through playing cards) David Flusfeder has started a blog. David is off to Buenos Aires to play in the Latin America Poker Tour. The blog will hopefully be better than most poker blogs as David is an author who plays […]

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Three things that would make me pay for Spotify Premium.

March 15th, 2009 · 3 Comments

MP3 support. Simple as that, it would allow me to take the music with me on the road (or in my case the train/tube). It would also make void any worries over the future of the company itself. Spotify could simply disappear (have a look at Music Ally’s list of 200 digital music start-ups or […]

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The Spotify A-Z quick CD test, score: 21/26.

March 11th, 2009 · No Comments

First LPs, then CDs. This time I took the last CD for each letter A-Z, stacked them up in front of me a checked if the albums are in Spotify (UK). The only disappointment is that there is no Stina Nordenstam at all in their library. It does not matter for me as I’ve got […]

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First episode of “Red Riding” disappoints.

March 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The series have been widely praised by TV critics and on the web, but I found the first episode lacking. I liked the dreamlike quality of the filming and the good acting, but this whole local-Mr-Big plot was just over the top: a man gets away with child murders for years (even having an ongoing […]

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Tumblelog redesign.

January 19th, 2009 · No Comments

I’ve spent a few hours of my weekend getting the tumblelog more to my liking. Getting there. When I am done there the intention is to suck out all the old mini-posts on this site and leave this as a site for longer post only.

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Mathew Gibson’s site is up.

January 11th, 2009 · No Comments

I’ve spent some time over Christmas helping artist and my on-off poker-buddy Mathew Gibson to get his website up. Mat’s site is using WordPress, the Elegant Grunge theme and a few plugins like Lightbox. I did also help (on a very small scale), to finally (?) bring David Flusfeder’s site up.

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Blogariddims at the end point. Episode 50 - Terminus.

October 5th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Download Blogariddims 50, 67:58 minutes MP3@192Kbs, 107MB The Blogariddims project has come to an end with this special 50th terminus-mix. It has seven-minute contributions from many of the 20 or so DJs, mixers and bloggers that have participated over the series (a meta-mix?). This is the blurb for part nine of the mix. DJ Flack’s […]

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Announcing tlog.halvorsen.org - my new tumblelog.

June 1st, 2008 · No Comments

To kickstart my online presence after a prolonged break I have set up a tumblelog at tlog.halvorsen.org. All short posts like links, quotes, YouTube videos etc will be posted there. The main blog will continue to be here at www.halvorsen.org and I plan to restore the bulk of the longer pieces I’ve written over the […]

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London cyclists using helm-mounted cameras to catch bad car drivers.">London cyclists using helm-mounted cameras to catch bad car drivers.

March 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

From the Evening Standard, London cyclists are investing in helmet-mounted cameras to record their daily commute, so they have video evidence against careless drivers if they are knocked off and hurt.

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One in ten American adults are in jail (Times).">One in ten American adults are in jail (Times).

March 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

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The Rhône is toxic (Guardian).">The Rhône is toxic (Guardian).

February 24th, 2008 · No Comments

The poisoning was not uncovered by the state but by Giroud, who sells his catch to African, Asian and eastern European immigrants in the local markets of Lyon’s grey suburbs and old industrial heartlands. Giroud, 35, is the only commercial fisherman on the Grand Large in Décines, bringing in 10 tonnes a year and selling […]

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Fish do sleep (Times).">Fish do sleep (Times).

October 18th, 2007 · No Comments

Researchers have now been able to show not only that the fish sleep, but that they can suffer from sleep deprivation and insomnia.

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Hurwics, 90, shares Nobel price in economy for mechanism design theory (Times).">Hurwics, 90, shares Nobel price in economy for mechanism design theory (Times).

October 18th, 2007 · No Comments

Mechanism design theory looks at the paradoxes that result when economic actors withhold information about their preferences. When one person wishes to buy a unique item, and another is happy to sell it, they both may have an incentive to lie about the true price they would be happy to trade at. As a result, […]

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