Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year 2011!!!

Happy new year everyone!!!

2010 has been a long and painful year, but also a year filled with experiences that have changed me as a person. Like all the years in ones life, it was filled with joyous occasions as well as painful ones. But all in all, I can happily rid the old and embrace the new.

Many people all over the world will have their new years resolutions set. And I shall be no exception. This year I have 3 resolutions, 2 of which I will focus extremely hard on whereas the 3rd will be kept if the first 2 are met. My first resolution is to make 2011 MY year. What do I mean by that? Well for the past 7 years, I've been living life in a bad way. Bad in the sense that it has not been under my own circumstances nor demands. I have continuously adapted my life after the surrounding rather than the other way around. This year I will stop with that. My first resolution is to grab the new year by it's horns and make it my year.

My second resolution is to take better care of myself. This means living a healthier life. I already started during the summer and I will continue to do so. I only live once, but it doesn't mean that life should end at 30. :P

So what do I expect from this 2011 then? Well first of all, hopefully not the same mess I had with 2010 haha. One thing I do know, and that is that it will be a successful year. In 1 year's time from now, I will write another post similar like this, telling you off how I succeeded with this. Because believe me I will.

2011 is the year of the Buzz. It's my year. And should the world end in 2012, I can at least die knowing 2011 was awesome!! :D

Now, let me reiterate a few eloquent words shared by Nike back in the day with a video to go with it;
"Everything you need, is already inside."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ae3tFI8wXE


Happy new year!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Birthday, Language class and financial chaos!

Well well, let me start off by giving myself a pad on my shoulder again for turning 23.

I'm born at 11.20am on 11th December 1987. Crazy road to where I am now! But anyways, the weekend was packed with parties and a lot of contemplating hours.

I was spending a vigorous amount of my time trying to ask and answer some simple questions in my head. I mean there were things I said I would do, especially projects that I would undertake, that I've completely neglected to take care of. And I always seem to have some kind of excuse to avoid diving in.

So anyway, here comes one of the projects official announcement;
I'm starting a Swedish language class for anyone who wishes to learn.
At first the spots will be limited, as will the course material (which I will prepare myself on the go, or perhaps purchase something useful).

I know some people have shown interest in moving to Sweden once we're done here. And well, if I can help in any way I should!

More info about this will be posted later. As of now, I haven't really figured out exactly WHEN to start with the classes, but I figure I'll wait until after the Xmas period and the exams. So expect something probably in february?

Interested?
You know where to find me!!


EDIT:
I forgot to mention I'm going home on friday. Can't wait!!!!! It's going to be LEGENDARY!!!


Au revoir!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Sanna Nerstrand och mänsklighetens hopp

Jag läste en artikel idag på Aftonbladet med tillhörande reportage klipp där man får höra berättelsen om en hjältinna som var villig att riskera sitt eget liv för att rädda två små barn. Jag blev så pass tagen av reportaget att jag kände att jag var tvungen att nämna hennes namn i ett inlägg här, för att uppmärksamma alla om vilken underbar bedrift hon åstadkommit.

Sanna Nerstrand, var ute och solade med sin kusin och sin mamma när hon plötsligt hörde lite skrik och sen såg en tom gummibåt. Vid närmre titt så såg hon att det låg två barn i vattnet som inte kunde simma. Utan att tveka, slängde hon sig ner i vattnet och simmade mot barnen, som vid det här laget låg under ytan. Hon såg inte barnen längre, utan chansade lite på känsla över vart hon tyckte sig såg barnen sist och simmade dit och sen dök ner i djupet för att försöka hitta dom.

Och efter andra dykningen så såg hon två figurer, som sedan klarnade till två barn som låg i vattnet och höll om varandra. Hon tog tag i dom samtidigt som barnen kramade om henne hårt under vattnet, innan hon simmade upp till ytan och sen mot land.

Ibland befinner man sig i lite sämre stunder, man kanske är omgiven av en negativ energi och känner sig nedstämd, och så läser man något som Sanna Nerstrand lyckats med. Man blir helt enkelt varm inombords av att veta att det finns människor som hon ute i världen.

Jag önskar dig all lycka i världen Sanna, och jag vet att barnen du räddat kommer att vara dig evigt tacksamma.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Lasermannen 2.0

Lasermannen.
Bara namnet får en att reagera lite off. Antingen så tillhör man den generation som var vid “socialt utvecklad” ålder där man upplevde terrorn som denne psykopat spred. Eller så tillhör man Generation Y, som ser namnet som något av en lite bisarr komiskt fenomen. Nästan lite som en action filmtitel.

Huruvida man tillhör Generation Y eller inte, så kan man inte bortse från det förskräckliga som sker i Sverige just nu. 15 människor har fallit offer för den här psykopaten. Som med liknelse till den originelle Lasermannen, oxå profilerat sig genom att sikta sig in på invandrare eller människor med utländsk bakgrund. Två kvinnor blev senast beskjutna genom köksfönstret in i lägenheten. Framför barn och hela köret.
Det är förfärligt. När jag läser sånt som läkarstudent, så kan jag inte hjälpa mig för att känna medlidande, sorg men även ilska. Inte bara för de som blivit beskjutna, utan för den rädsla som nu sakta men säkert får grogrund hos ungdomar.

Ungdomar som redan är utsatta, ungdomar som redan är segregerade och känner sig utanför samhället. Att redan vara inställd att vara på defensiven, och sen samtidigt bli attackerad så här, är inte bra. Just nu så har de lokala myndigheterna ett ypperligt läge att både förbättra relationen till dessa människor. Genom att aktivt vara delaktiga i krishantering, stödhjälp och rättshjälp så kan den bristande tilliten hos dessa människor som känner sig utsatta återställas. Och då kanske vi rör oss mot en mindre besvärlig situation för alla parter där. MEN! Skulle inte de lokala myndigheterna uppmärksamma dessa människor tillräckligt mycket så finns det en risk att denna misstro växer sig ännu starkare.

Men denna tragedi är inte det enda som fångade min uppmärksamhet. Utan det jag kanske finner mest komiskt med rikstäckande debatten är Sverigedemokraternas senaste utspel.

Sverigedemokraternas partisekreterare Björn Söder tycker att
det skrivs för mycket om våld mot invandrare.

Hur kan man säga något sånt? Vi pratar om människoliv. Hade våldsbrottet däremot skingrat sig under andra omständigheter(läs: invandrare som terroriserar svenskar) så hade nog rubrikerna inte varit tillräckliga för att beskriva situationen kan jag tänka mig.


Jag vill påminna människor att det är samma Sverigedemokrater som under år 1992 arrangerade demonstrationer där folk skanderade ”Lasermannen – skjut för att döda!”


Läs artikeln på aftonbladet -> http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/article7999379.ab

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Freedom.

It seems that there has been an extremely vivid trend moving towards the disbandment of personal freedom in favor of corporatism.

I remember 4 years ago, just after the elections in Sweden, how laws were being drawn up to limit the individual rights on the internet. Sweden used to be one of the few countries in the 1st world where you could use and do pretty much anything on the internet. This changed obviously. Starting with the ban on downloading copyrighted material (yes it used to be legal to DOWNLOAD whatever you wanted from the internet, but sharing it was illegal) and now we've reached a phase were all communications are simply monitored by the FRA (Försvarets Radio Anstalt).

It's all messed up. But in light of things, I came to think about Facebook, Microsoft and proprietary software.

It's scary, but it's becoming more and more evident that companies and lobbyists are trying to corner the freedoms of the individual in all aspects within the IT world, in a way to simply spy on the end-user and their habits.

The endless debates regarding facebook's privacy EULA, the continuous class-act lawsuits against Microsoft. Maybe it's time to start advocating a move away from proprietary services from companies who wish to spy on you?

Maybe we should, as consumers, act on this to preserve the integrity and the freedom of the internet by discontinuing the use of Windows and Windows Live Messenger and Facebook on behalf of more free software choices.

Ubuntu Linux, XMPP protocol with Jabber for instant messaging and perhaps the new Diaspora social-networking site?


All I know is that I'm going to spend some more time contemplating, and preparing for a move away from WLM, Facebook and Windows.
I value my freedom more than some replaceable services.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Ubuntu 10.04

Just thought I'd make a quickie here about Ubuntu 10.04 (www.ubuntu.com)

I have to say I'm mighty impressed as to how far the development has reached regarding this distribution. I mean, 9.04 was pretty OK and 9.10 seemed pretty much an updated version but 10.04 is really really getting that "final touch" to it.

Last year when I tried 9.04 I only lasted two weeks at the most before switching back to Windows Vista. And after trying Windows 7 in October (which I went to after a short spell of 9.10) I really never thought I'd switch again because Windows 7 was SO much better than 9.10. But I have to say that this new release is really amazing.

It's got that nice user interface thing going for it, you know the whole "first impression" thing is completely covered compared to other releases. And the gap between Windows only software and software that works on Linux has gotten much smaller meaning you hardly notice the inconvenience. Sure there's that odd Windows Live messenger not working fully or whatever, but beside that most things "just works".

Kudos Mark Shuttleworth. I admire your efforts and I sincerely hope you continue in this path of trying to get Ubuntu OS right into that mainstream PC usage.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The new VOIP on the block.

OK Guys.
I'm going to do something quite unorthodox now, but what I just came across is so amazing I simply have to share it with everyone, everywhere.

I just stumbled upon a VOIP program called Mumble. It's amazing. I sincerely believe that if the development of this project continues, this program will dominate the gaming scene completely.

It's completely free, AND open, which means that you won't be having any issues whatsoever with licensing problems like you do with Ventrilo, nor will you have annoying setup screens and delayed sound as you do with TeamSpeak 2. Mumble is simply amazing. It's very easy to setup, the sound quality is extremely good and it even supports 3D sounds in-game for a bunch of games.

If you are an avid gamer, or if you just happen to enjoy chatting with your friends over Ventrilo/TeamSpeak2, I strongly suggest you to give it a go. Trust me, you won't regret it.

The final frontier.

Once more, my fellow compatriots, I shall stand with you.
Once more, shall I bestow you with my endless rants, facts and nuisance.

With time, one understands that some things in life are inescapable. And as such, I have once more vacated my sanctity at my Fortress of Solitude, to spread more entertainment, knowledge and joy amongst thee, my fellow compatriots.

This entry marks the birth of this blog, a grand voyage into the unknown dimensions of ourselves. I welcome you, and hope you will accompany me in my endeavours.

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