Archives for: "June 2013"

Things to do on a Saturday evening

June 30th, 2013

During heavy rain showers air comes up from the sewer, which is no good and needs to be sorted out. So - things to do on a Saturday evening

Weather pictures taken yesterday

June 30th, 2013

Happy summer! Heavy rainshowers twice yesterday.

Moose close to the road

June 29th, 2013

Out driving with my father-in-law when we spotted two young moose walking close to the road eating leafs. Drove past them, stopped and backed and stopped and watched them for 2-3 minutes, they did not bother at all. Photo taken with my iPhone, so bear with me

And what a summer

June 29th, 2013

Wednesday afternoon...

Notice the need for head lights in the middle of the summer

Stuff I do not do - move a piano

June 29th, 2013

Money well spent - getting my neighbour which is doing this for a living - to move the piano.

Space toilet

June 23rd, 2013

Do you love shooting stars? Really??

My latest book: Øyvind Strømmen - Det mørke nettet

June 13th, 2013

Gjennom bruk av en rekke konkrete eksempler, tegner Strømme et sammensatt, men tydelig bilde av det anti-islamske Europa - fra konspirasjonsteoretikerne til demografipanikerne, fra forfatterne Oriana Fallaci til høyreskstreme partier som Vlaams Belang og Front National, i tillegg til en hær av islamkritiske bloggere, med norske Fjordmann som en av de mest markante stemmene. Forfatteren forteller også historien om høyreekstrem terror de siste tiårene, som bomben i Oslo i 1985, brannstiftelser mot asylmottak på 1980 og 1990-tallet, og om andre typer politisk vold fra ekstremhøyre, som de to lasermennene i Sverige.

Read more at (both in Norwegian)

Visting Teddys Softbar in Brugata

June 12th, 2013

Last Saturday, starting the bachelor party for Espen at Teddys Softbar in Brugata. Collage from the toilet walls

Toilet doors

And where to find them, in the backyard.

The woman behind the counter (not elderly in a small town) serving "El Morte": Tequila, absinth and a dash of Tabasco Sauce. Gets you started.

Using Notepad++ and regex to search and append text

June 7th, 2013

Needed to search an access.log file from Apache where each line started with an ip-address. Due to a limitation in AWstats, see I did have to update the current log file (and later update httpd.conf to get rid of difference in # of fields)

Anyhow, in order to get a workaround I needed to add the missing hyphen '-' for all requests that does not use the load balancer. Pretty simple, many blog posts on how to do it, e.g To append, use \1 (and \2 etc if needed). My regex expression was


Confirmed by using
Problem was that the '\1' did not work...until I RTFM. I needed to add a parenthesis to create a collection so that Notepad++ (Or more correct the Regex-engine knew what I refer to when using '\n').



Make no mistakes - start listen to Queens of the Stone Age

June 5th, 2013 clockwork...

Makes my day go round

One of many reviews

I am not a good drawer

June 5th, 2013

I am not a good drawer, but when my son asks me to draw a self portrait I do try my best, pretty close or what?

Trans Germany - Now "Bike Four Peaks"

June 2nd, 2013

Just had to check, Trans Germany have not switched name to Bike Four Peaks. Had to check the website to freshen up the memories from last year. And what do I see, one of the banners

There he is, me!

Anyhow, good thing that we did not plan to go this year, the race is heavily affected by the flood . Freaking weather, scary!