Archives for: "May 2013"

Communal duty work on the rooftop ( shouting out )

May 30th, 2013

Last Sunday - communal duty work together helping Kjetil out with his roof.

Nice weather, but weather forecast promised rain so we had to work hard to finish up. And in addition it was the fear of flood, see picture here Luckily we finished the root and no flood reached his house either.

...and standing on the rooftop reminded me of

A small piece of happiness

May 30th, 2013

My oldest son had been playing with the scissors here the other day, cutting pictures from a magazine. After he was finished I found stuck on the chair a glimpse of all the happiness in the world.

First bike ride!

May 19th, 2013

This year is not like the past ones, today I had my first bike ride, 5 months later than for instance last year. But, what is better is the weather when riding the bike in May than in January.

A quick stop overlooking Maridalsvatnet.

Blog updated to latest version

May 15th, 2013

Smooth and easy as always, now running 4.1.7, mainly a security patch.

Things to do when in Rome

May 13th, 2013

The naumachia (in Latin naumachia, from the Ancient Greek ναυμαχία/naumachía, literally "naval combat") in the Ancient Roman world referred to both the staging of naval battles as mass entertainment and the basin (or more broadly, the complex) in which this took place....

Or what about diving horses?

More to learn if you listen to Sirkus at Radio Nova

Blog performance improvement

May 12th, 2013

I started to get preeettyyy annoyed by the bad performance of my blog. Did some research and decided just give the two lines a try in the .htaccess file


AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/plain text/xml
SetOutputFilter DEFLATE

And, damn! It seems to work immediately and provide a major performance improvement. Why have I not done this before?


Also added


<IfModule mod_expires.c>
       ExpiresActive On
       ExpiresByType application/javascript "access plus 1 week"
       ExpiresByType text/css        "access plus 1 month"
       ExpiresByType image/gif       "access plus 1 month"
       ExpiresByType image/png       "access plus 1 month"
       ExpiresByType image/jpeg      "access plus 1 month"
       # Now we have Expires: headers, ETags are unecessary and only slow things down:
       FileETag None

Just now I still have some performance issues, but I suspect that to be caused by the database server struggling, not the web server.

Spinning to Noah And The Whale

May 11th, 2013

Yesterday, spinning to Noah And The Whale

While writing this I found a review of the album saying

. I gave it three out of ten for the first two songs and the last one. All the music inbetween is aimed at 12-15 year old girls. I thought I was listening to the best of Australian Idol. Songs have no depth and are aim at a quick buck!!

Utter crap and is the worst album of my collection. The only positive is that I also bought the new strokes album which is gold.

I do no think it was that bad, meaning, it was easy listening, but I must admit that I got a bit annoyed of the lyrics. And that does not happen often, me paying attention to the lyrics.

Spinning to Wannskrækk and Kung Fu Girls

May 10th, 2013

Yesterday, spinning to two albums - first Wannskrækk and the album Riff (1980 - 1985). Good one, get better at the end as well, which is good when listening to it while spinning.

Then Kung Fu Girls and their album This is the Kung Fu Beat. Good one!

Windows - the SnippingTool

May 7th, 2013

I was not aware of this tool, the SnippingTool. After spending years using MsPaint when taking screenshots, I have now turned advanced.

Spinning to Astroburger

May 7th, 2013

Found the album on the newly released list on Wimp, needed an album that did not last for more than about 30 minutes, spot on. Have heard of them before, did not remember that I had heard them, not my cup of tea.

Remove lines from file

May 4th, 2013

While reviewing a SystemOut.log-file created by WebSphere I needed to remove all lines containing "SystemOut". Luckily I have installed Cygwin, so Perl to the rescue. Found this Q&A at StackOverflow.

Ended up with

perl -ni.bak -e 'print unless m!^.*SystemOut.*!' SystemOut.log

Original file > 80.000 lines, resultfile 195 lines...a bit easier to read...

Motorcycle adventure in the deep forest of Aurskog/Mangen

May 3rd, 2013

On Wednesday me and Kjetil spent a couple of hours on gravel roads close to Aurskog and Bjørkelangen. Here we have our first stop nearby Ulviksjøen.

Kjetil inspecting the ditch, actually he did need help to get the bike up, and he is the experienced one :-)

Next stop at Mangen Kapel, that it chapel, before we headed towards Bjørkelangen.

Heia Rye!!

May 1st, 2013

Me and the boys up at Haugerud Senter on the 1'st of May, standing on the bridge cheering at Rye Tempoen passing by, Jan Henrik is somewhere in the picture, so we shouted "Heia Rye, heia Jan Henrik!"