Thursday, May 31, 2007

video is latin for i see

Video meliora proboque deteriora sequor - I see the better and acknowledge it, but I follow the worse (Ovid)

Friday, May 25, 2007

middle key

on a normal keyboard you have a home and an end key that put the cursor at the end and the beginning of a sentence when working with text. i would really like a middle key that puts the cursor in the middle of the sentence.

Monday, May 14, 2007

315 served

i checked the stats for my album MiksenMætsj on NRK's Urørt and my songs have been downloaded 315 times since the end of march =)

Sunday, May 13, 2007

my song on the TV show Amigo

2 different parts of my ThunderCatInTheHat song were used on the norwegian tv show Amigo yesterday (fast forward to 13:30 and then again to around 20:25)!

it was pretty crazy. granted i used some loops from apple's garageband, but both the piano AND the organ from my song are used in this show, which was how i put it together in my song, so it seems to be too big of a coincidence....i'll just think that anyways. my songs are hosted on NRK's Urørt service and this program is made by NRK, so its not a far stretch that the music guy on the show has listened to my songs...

Thursday, May 10, 2007

multi-language phrase book

I'm so happy about my multi-language phrase book i just started. I've gotten a lot of positive feedback and help from many people already, but it's ever growing and i'd love all the help i can get so if you're reading this and would like to help, then please send me your email so i can add you as an editor =)

so far i've got 351 english and norwegian phrases and am trying to translate them into the following languages:
swedish danish finnish polish latvian russian portuguese spanish italian arabic german french dutch welsh mandarin chinese japanese korean

Sunday, May 6, 2007

before you use our spreadsheet, big brother needs to know even MORE!

i am going to make a list of common phrases that i say in english so i can use that as a basis for my own foreign language phrase book, to translate that all those phrases, words, etc, into the target language i want to learn. i knew that google had some kind of software for online documents. i want an online spreadsheet for this so i went to and there it said, funny enough:
"Welcome back, nick. Before using Google Docs & Spreadsheets, we need to know a little more about you"

so i ask, "what more could google possibly want to know aout me?" =) they know what i search for, the website i visit and all content of most of all my mails i send... =)

sunday night sparks of wisdom

we watched some church history videos tonight after the kids went to bed. i learned (or was reminded) of a cool thing:
we were watching one about the doctrine and covenants and it made me think back to the time i saw the south park episode about joseph smith and the book of mormon. it was pretty funny, but their intention was to cast doubt on its truthfulness and showed how (according to them) nobody saw the plates and that joseph smith was just making up stuff while looking into a hat. what they didn't show was a reenactment of all the times joseph smith dictated to oliver cowdery visions/prophecies he received directly from God without anything else (props) around him (and also they failed to mention the Testimony of the Three Witnesses, who claimed to have been shown the plates by the angel Moroni, and the Testimony of the Eight Witnesses who were shown the plates by Joseph Smith).

Take A Picture

We had a karaoke night at church on friday. Here's my attempt at Filter's Take A Picture.

I recorded it with my phone. It was fun just to sing again =)

Saturday, May 5, 2007

today's funny musical lyric - beyonce - survivor

"i'm not gonna diss you on the innernet, cause my momma taught me better than that..."

i can see it in my mind, riiiiiiiight, "now beyonce, don't you eva let me catchoo dissen nobody on da innernet..." =)