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May 18, 2005

Rikskjendis!

Eller kanskje ikke helt... men jeg er ihvertfall på trykk i landets fem største aviser!
På bakgrunn av mitt verv som Nestleder i Nettverksgruppa og som student ved Sivilingeniørstudiet i Kommunikasjonsteknologi ble jeg intervjuet om hvordan livet er for en aktiv og avansert bruker av mulighetene som ligger i å ha bredbåndstilkobling til internett.
Jeg har fått nesten en helsides artikkel i alle, samt visningi nettutgavene til et par av dem. Både Aftenposten og Bergens Tidende gav meg forsideplass, og i tillegg finner du meg i Adresseavisen, Stavanger Aftenblad og Fædrelandsvennen.

Writing in Norwegian today because I am beeing featured in the 5 largest newspapers in Norway talking about broadband usage and features.

June 3, 2004

Petals Around the Roses

rose.gifI just found a game called Petals Around the Roses. As always I'm very intrigued by brain-teasers and challenges so I naturally had to keep trying until I solved it. Took me about 15 minutes but thats not important.
The game is simple, one person (the leader) that knows the rules of the game throws five dice. Anyone can then guess at the answer, before the answer is given to them by the person knowing the rules. Then the dice are thrown again, and the answer for the new dice throw provided.

The players (other than the leader) are only allowed to know 3 things:
1. That the name of the game is 'Petals Around the Roses'.
2. That the answer to any throw will always be zero or an even number.
3. The answer to any given throw of the dice.

The point of the game is then for the players to figure out the rules that determine the answer, and prove it by beeing able to guess the correct answer 6-8 times in a row. Once one has figured out the rules, one qualifies for membership in the Fraternity of Petals Around the Roses.
To try out the game without having to search for a leader, play this javascript version online. Remember not to tell anyone the answer if you figure it out, let them have the challenge to figure out for themselves. Also the page has a cool story about when Bill Gates was frist tried in the game.

March 16, 2004

Save Sam&Max!

samandmax.pngLucasArts have recently said that they were producing followups to several of the really big Adventure-game hits of the 1990's. A year ago the message came out that Full Throttle 2: Hell on Wheels had been cancelled. A few weeks ago we got the same message concering Sam & Max 2: Freelance Police right out of the blue. Gamers of the world unite! We can't let them get away with cancelling a widely anticipated game just months before its release when everything was going according to plan! Help Save Sam & Max!

February 23, 2004

Why iLove Apples

Excellent article about the beauty that is Apples designer packaging!

February 10, 2004

Gjenoppdaget bloggere!

Åj åj åj!
Jeg har lenge lurt på hvor det var blitt av folkene i Verdens Navle. Siden har kun gitt Forbidden i månedsvis uten at jeg fant noen forklaring på hvorfor. Ikke at jeg letet så mye heller, jeg håpet mest at den skulle dukke opp igjen av seg selv. Nå fant jeg da plutselig via Lexidh og Nettdagbok ut at den er lagt ned for godt grunnet udugelig webhostselskap, og at både Eirik og Veronica har kommet med hver sin blogg!

Uhm. Engelsk ja. Det glemte jeg visst... sorry you english guys. I forgot :P

Read on...

January 26, 2004

The Tyranny of Copyright

A quite interesting article in the New York Times today about copyright. Sums up both sides of the argument, which is good. Personally I agree with the copyleft movement; Give someone a certain amount of time to reap the fruits of anything they create, say 20-30 years, and let it expire to the cultural commons afterwards wether anything was earned or not.
This would ensure public access to the sum of human creativity, while still giving the creative ones a chance to live off what they create.

August 30, 2003

Democracy and government conspiracies

Today I ran across some very interesting texts through Dagbladets weblog.
The first one is about the Jonestown massacre, and tells about what really happened that day when 900 people were killed in Guyana. The other one is a summary of how to create a *real* democracy, with a presentation of important things that needs to change. I agree with lots of these ideas, and have even stated similar views on my own accord several times in the past.
Both are written by John Judge, and more texts on similar topics can be found on the site.

August 12, 2003

Yowie

Have you seen a Yowie lately?
They are the Queensland edition of the more famous american BigFoot and himalayan Yeti. These mysterious primates have been seen all around the world for thousands of years. There have been sightings all over the world, on all continents, and in most larger cultures except the european ones, so personally I think it is kinda strange that they have not yet been scientifically found and categorized.

July 29, 2003

Boobalicious

Ever wanted a message written on a pair of boobs? No I don't mean computer manipulated like those scripts making it look like something was written on the boobs, I mean for real!
Check out Read My Boobs :)

Link was found in Ralph magazine.

July 26, 2003

Is it really?

You think it's moving, but its not!
Link is courtesy of MetaFilter.

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