The angel of spring, tiny as he is, slowly but tirelessly, digging his way, inch by inch, out of what's left of winter. It's been a long, cold wait.
I use an iPhone and an iPad, and subscribe to 200 GB of iCloud storage which I also sync to my Windows 10 computer using the iCloud sync software. This means that the files I store to iCloud from my two Apple devices are also available on my PC. The problem is that Apple's iCloud... Continue Reading →
"It has to stop. And spare me your Second-Amendment arguments. It’s all you’ve got. If you don’t have any other practical solution than MOAR GUNS, then you don’t get to participate in the conversation about what we do next to make this stop." — Jennifer Gadd I'm the son of a teacher, and indeed my... Continue Reading →
My dear wife and daughters got me something absolutely wonderful for Christmas: a beginners' astronomical telescope! Alas, since then, the weather has gone out of its way to keep the night sky veiled and thoroughly hidden around these parts. Only last Sunday did I catch a momentary break in the cover, and an opportunity to... Continue Reading →
Monday Morning Sleepy Sunrise Revealing the Red Eye of the East. January 8th, 2018, at a quarter to nine. Technical: Shot in RAW and edited on iPhone SE using Lightroom Mobile.
You may or may not have noticed the current Facebook trend, which revolves around posting a black and white photo of, well, anything you like, every day for seven days, one photo per day, and with each photo you will challenge or nominate someone else to do the same. Everyday B&W Photo. “Seven days, seven... Continue Reading →
"This American solar eclipse, a terrific eclipse, believe me, and I know this, and it's one hundred percent American, not Mexican, and not Chinese, even if those fake news sites will have you believe so, which happens just in my first year as President, an amazing year so far, is far more spectacular, amazingly spectacular,... Continue Reading →
So you're another one of those sheeple who actually believe that the super hyped solar eclipse is really going to happen, just because “the scientists” said so? Well, think again! Ok, so it's a satirical article, but here's what I would've said if it and the stuff I wrote above was intended to be serious.... Continue Reading →
Praised be two-factor authentication! Thanks to that, my Steam account was not hijacked by someone who, according to Steam Guard, had both my correct username and my correct password on hand. What on Earth am I talking about? What is this 'Steam' thing? Steam is a gaming network, where I buy, manage and play most... Continue Reading →
If you're born in a Western country like England, Germany, Norway or USA, chances are that you're well aware of such little details as your date of birth. Being born and raised a Norwegian, besides remembering being thrilled whenever we celebrated my birthday as a child, I rarely give my date of birth much thought,... Continue Reading →
In the several years since we got it, we've never actually caught Suri using her basket weave cat bed. We still haven't. This is the neighbour's cat's identical bed that she's taken up residence in. Poor Caesar isn't allowed to use his own, and she sure as heck won't let him use hers either. The... Continue Reading →
The Trump administration and the Department of Homeland Security now want visitors to USA to surrender their social media login information before being allowed through security. "We want to get on their social media, with passwords: What do you do, what do you say?" [Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly] told the House Homeland Security Committee.... Continue Reading →
So it's not perfect, not by a long shot, but as the author puts it, “a work in progress”, aiming for an ideal goal which, though perhaps not quite entirely reachable, helps guide us towards an increasingly beneficial society which works for, if not absolutely everyone, then at least as many as possible, and leaves... Continue Reading →
For as long as I can remember, I've been fascinated by the Universe — both the very, very large, and the very, very small — and found great excitement and pleasure not only in seeing the beauty that exists both without and within, as mesmerizing and terrifying as anyone could imagine, but also in the... Continue Reading →
The evening of August 27, 2016, was scheduled to feature the conjunction of the planets Venus and Jupiter shortly after sunset, a marvellous mere ½ degree apart, the same as the apparent diameter of the Moon, which is pretty darn close in a big, big sky. That's a must-see in my book! As a last... Continue Reading →
One side wants women to be objects of property, the other wants women to be objects of sexual desire, both of which are hardly different from the other in terms of respect for women as human beings. There needs to be another version of this animation, where the woman slaps both men silly, then proceeds... Continue Reading →
Moons have many names. Blue Moons and Harvest Moons, and Blood Moons and Hunter Moons — but they all tend to be full moons. This is the Second-Last-Night-Of-July Moon of 2016, and behold, it's not even half. As for what I was doing out on the balcony taking pictures of the moon at four o'clock... Continue Reading →
Taking a much needed minor mental break from U.S. Presidential Elections, world-wide terrorism and a thousand other terrible things in the news, with a handful of photos that I took in 2007 of the old outhouse at my aunt's summer cottage in Sunde, Sunnhordland, Norway. This is about as countryside as it gets. This outhouse... Continue Reading →
Although terrible things happen in the world, and terrible people make them happen, all is not terrible, that there are wonderful and beautiful things still in the world, and that we need to see and remember those wonderful and beautiful things or else the terrible things may make us forget them, and choke us with fear and horror.
Today, according to the company database, 16 years have gone by since my first employee email account was created. My 0x10* anniversary, if you like. * The computer term 0x10, or 1016 or 10h, means hexadecimal 10, which is 16 in human terms. This reference only proves what is already well known: that I am... Continue Reading →
I find it diffcult to be certain whether the scenario in the article is an entirely accurate account of what happened, and if it is, whether it's due to a mistake or a misunderstanding on the part of the author. Working in tech support, my experience tells me that is as likely, as if the... Continue Reading →
Life is best when taken with a little bit of salt. From my breakfast table to yours: May The 4th Be With You! Photo & composition © Bjørnar Andre Haveland
I've no idea where this apple comes from. It could be locally grown here in Norway, but then again it might as easily have been picked in an orchard in Spain or Argentina, or anywhere else for all I know, and transported halfway across the world to end up in my hand. (I'm making a... Continue Reading →
I have a one hour bus ride home from work, and yes, the windows today were pretty dirty. That didn't matter much, because there was something of a fog as well. Now, fogs can be amazing, as they do all sorts of things to your surroundings, from artful to downright spooky. Then again, they can... Continue Reading →