Thursday, November 27, 2008

people letters video (a more perfect union)

this was an interesting idea:
http://vimeo.com/434919

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

wordle.com

this is a wordle of this (my) blog

Sunday, November 23, 2008

ways to affect lighting in (digital) photography

my camera is a nikon d80. i've been messing around with a lot of different functions and i've compiled a list of things i have found that affect the lighting and look of a photograph:
1. iso value
2. flash, flash strength, type of flash (normal, slow, rear)
3. white balance
4. aperture
5. shutter speed
6. exposure compensation
7. distance between the camera and the subject
8. available light outside of the camera
9. subject motion speed

Sunday, November 9, 2008

daw - i finally remembered this word again

Digital audio workstation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
i knew that a word like this existed, but i had forgotten what it was until i saw a monome video and the guy in the video used it. wooohooo! it's great to remember somthing you've once forgotten =)

vignette - a cool word

define:vignette - Google Search
A vignette is an image that does not have a definite border around it
usually fades into a white background

Friday, November 7, 2008

how can a circumference be pi?

on the wikipedia page for pi it says "When a circle's diameter is 1, its circumference is π"
but if pi's decimal form "never ends or repeats", how can it be a circumference of a circle? a circle has a definite circumference length.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

smart sms dictionary for mobile phone

i would like the sms dictionary on my cell phone to automatically add words that are written in ingoing sms that i receive. that would make things a lot better for me.

Monday, October 20, 2008

furl for bb forum

what i would like is a bulletin board forum software that, when you link to an external webpage in a thread/post, it saves the page as an attachment to the post. it sucks when you think you've found an answer to a problem you're having only to get a 404 when you click on a link linking to the supposed answer.

does this exist anyone?

Monday, October 6, 2008

crash n slide

today was the first day of ice on the road although i didn't see it until i was laying on my side and trying to hold on to my scooter =) i was turning the corner into the hydro texaco gas station and wham! suddenly i was slidding on my left side and barely holding to my bike with my right hand. luckily the bike (and myself) had no scratches, no damage whatsoever that i could see =) luckily i was only going about 5-10 km/t so it wasn't a big deal. it was just a little scary, but i think it's time to put the bike away and start riding the train... piss...

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

computer related books i want

computer book 01
computer book 03
computer book 04
computer book 05
computer book 06
computer book 07
computer book 08
computer book 09
computer book 10
computer book 11
computer book 12
computer book 13
computer book 14
computer book 15
computer book 16
computer book 17
computer book 18
computer book 19
computer book 20
computer book 21
computer book 22

here's the list, prioritized:
JAVA GENERAL
01 http://www.amazon.com/Java-How-Program-Harvey-Deitel/dp/0132222205/ref=pd_ts_b_13?ie=UTF8&s=books
05 http://www.amazon.com/SCJP-Certified-Programmer-Java-310-065/dp/0071591060/ref=pd_ts_b_4?ie=UTF8&s=books

DATABASE
02 http://www.amazon.com/Troubleshooting-Oracle-Performance-Christian-Antognini/dp/1590599179/ref=sr_1_33?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1222782623&sr=1-33

JBOSS
03 http://www.amazon.com/JBoss-Action-Configuring-Application-Server/dp/1933988029/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1222781390&sr=1-2
21 http://www.amazon.com/Seam-Framework-Experience-Evolution-JBoss/dp/0137129394/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1222781390&sr=1-1

JAVA SPECIFIC TOPICS
04 http://www.amazon.com/Enterprise-JavaBeans-3-0-Bill-Burke/dp/059600978X/ref=pd_ts_b_16?ie=UTF8&s=books
11 http://www.amazon.com/Java-Concurrency-Practice-Brian-Goetz/dp/0321349601/ref=pd_ts_b_7?ie=UTF8&s=books
12 http://www.amazon.com/Java-Persistence-Hibernate-Christian-Bauer/dp/1932394885/ref=pd_ts_b_12?ie=UTF8&s=books
16 http://www.amazon.com/Harnessing-Hibernate-James-Elliott/dp/0596517726/ref=pd_ts_b_17?ie=UTF8&s=books
15 http://www.amazon.com/Definitive-Guide-Terracotta-Hibernate-Scalability/dp/1590599861/ref=sr_1_30?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1222782623&sr=1-30

TESTING
10 http://www.amazon.com/Next-Generation-Java-Testing-Advanced/dp/0321503104/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1222781666&sr=1-1
17 http://www.amazon.com/Software-Testing-Quality-Assurance-Practice/dp/0471789119/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1222781720&sr=1-12
20 http://www.amazon.com/Testing-Network-Integral-Approach-Activities/dp/3540785035/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1222781720&sr=1-5
19 http://www.amazon.com/Pragmatic-Software-Testing-Effective-Professional/dp/0470127902/ref=pd_cp_b_1?pf_rd_p=413864201&pf_rd_s=center-41&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=0471789119&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1T8G6D9XYKGT3AQQV2JN
18 http://www.amazon.com/Test-Driven-Acceptance-Java-Developers/dp/1932394850/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1222782769&sr=1-1

AJAX/JAVASCRIPT
06 http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Dojo-JavaScript-Experiences-Programmers/dp/1934356115/ref=pd_ts_b_32?ie=UTF8&s=books
14 http://www.amazon.com/JavaScript-Design-Patterns-Recipes-Problem-Solution/dp/159059908X/ref=pd_ts_b_25?ie=UTF8&s=books

DESIGN
07 http://www.amazon.com/Delivering-Using-Java-Enterprise-Platform/dp/0321492153/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1222780604&sr=8-2
13 http://www.amazon.com/Dynamic-Application-Development-using-Java/dp/1844805417/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1222781390&sr=1-4
08 http://www.amazon.com/Head-First-Design-Patterns/dp/0596007124/ref=pd_rhf_f_i_cs_3

PROJECT ORGANIZATION
09 http://www.amazon.com/Maven-Definitive-Guide-Sonatype-Company/dp/0596517335/ref=pd_ts_b_5?ie=UTF8&s=books

Friday, September 26, 2008

were my children abducted by aliens last night?

ok, this is kind of spooky. yesterday i saw some interesting UFO videos and read this article about EBE's:
Our Government Sold Us to the Greys
last night at about 01:23 i woke up and my youngest son was crying
i got up and went to the boys' room.
when i walked in i saw something pretty weird/scary. i have 3 sons. the youngest was in his baby bed crying. he was laying on his stomach. his blanket was not covering him
the two older sons lay in beds parallel to each other. both were laying on their stomachs in the opposite of normal direction (their feet were on their pillow, both were laying with their heads towards the window). both of them had their arms at their side, their blankets were off them too and both their heads were turned to the left, and they were pretty much laying exactly in the middle of their beds, widthwise. it was creepy. i should have taken a picture, but i was just focused on taking up my one child who was crying. i put him in our bed and went back to the boys' room and got them up to take them to the bathroom so they could go pee and so i could have a look at them. they both seemed fine, but it was sure a weird scene. i have never seen anything like that in the 6 years they've been alive. i hope the thought of an alien abduction is just a thought and not a reality... nonetheless i think we'll buy a baby call to put in their room.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

wicked awesome gimp artistic plugins and effects

GIMP : scripts for photo effects
this is a must have for all gimp users interested in spicing up their pictures
http://users.telenet.be/ev1/ev_iccii_photoeffects_24.zip

Friday, September 19, 2008

People of Great Andamanese

People of Great Andamanese
an old almost nearly extinct language
very interesting

Sunday, September 14, 2008

0 pattern E pentatonic blues scale

is cool too =)

Kunsten at græde i kor

a pretty jacked up danish movie. i don't recommend it. normally i like danish movies, but not this one. in fact, this is the first danish movie i didn't like.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Monday, September 8, 2008

skyteam st50-8 monkey bike helmet cam

i think the guy riding his bike downhill at the end was going twice as fast as i was =)

Friday, September 5, 2008

Monday, September 1, 2008

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

nick is eeeeeeevil

Definitions of nick
n. - An evil spirit of the waters.*

* comes from the OPTED public domain English dictionary, based on the public domain part of 'the Project Gutenberg Etext of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary', based on the 1913 US Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. As this dictionary dates from 1913, many of the definitions are archaic or obsolete.

Friday, August 15, 2008

scooter kostnader priser i norge



helt ny scooter (honda monkey [skyteam ST50-8], 2008 modell, 4hk (?), (49cc) 50 cc motor): 5900 NOK

årsavgift (mopeder) 380 NOK


omregistreringsavgift (mopeder): 597 NOK
hvis den allerede har blitt registrert. ifølge finn.no annonsen er registreringsavgift inkludert.
linket fra denne nettsiden på tollvesenet



"Kjennemerker til personbil koster fra 300 til 500 kroner pr. sett. For andre typer kjennemerker, ring din region for pris."
(jeg brukte "spør ida")
så ifølge annonsen på finn.no koster skilt (kjennemerker+vognkort) bare 129 NOK

forsikring: 720 NOK årlig
siden vi er totalkunde i nordic insurance. de opererer med fastepriser for mopeder og scootere (kanskje motorsykler også)

jeg fant ut at det er 8,3 km mellom huset mitt og jobb og jeg leste at monkey-en bruker 0,16 liter per mil (10km).

***********************
engangskostnader: 5900+129 == 6029 NOK
årlige kostnader: 380+720 == 1100 NOK
drivstoff kommer i tillegg og er vanskelig å beregne her i norge fordi jeg synes prisen varierer så kraftig fra dag til dag og fra by til by

***********************

her er noen videoer jeg fant på youtube:

Skyteam Monkey 49cc v8 speedsource
dubbele ixil - skyteam monkey 50cc
monkey skyteam
Skyteam-Monkey ajo
Monkey skyteam rétro smart bike
monkey

i will hopefully be posting my own (way better quality) video soon! =)

andre relevante ord er kr, kroner, pris, kostnader, kostnad, hva, hvor mye koster det å kjøpe moped, motorsykkel, mc, scooter, i året, norway, toll, avgift

Sunday, August 3, 2008

friends see more

i stumbled onto a questionable photo on flickr where it read "friends see more". people put out a semi-nude picture then comment or title it with "friends see more" where they most likely....well you get the idea...
must be some new trend/way to get people to look at pornografi

Friday, July 11, 2008

no youtube for turkey

my friend in turkey told me that youtube has been banned in turkey because somebody criticized an old turkish politician there so a judge banned it like 2 months ago. i thought only china did stuff like that? guess not...

Friday, July 4, 2008

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

man from uncle


i am finally an uncle! thank you B and N =)

Friday, May 30, 2008

norwegian word containing a c

there are not too many norwegian words that have a "c" in them:
http://www.dokpro.uio.no/perl/ordboksoek/ordbok.cgi?OPP=%25c%25&bokmaal=S%F8k+i+Bokm%E5lsordboka&ordbok=bokmaal&alfabet=n&renset=j
(that link only gives you one page of results, there are more then what is shown there)

the one i just thought of now was:
scene / scenen

how to be an IT consultant

1. trial and error
2. google.com
3. rtfm
4. pray for help =)

in that order.

Monday, April 21, 2008

homonym: polish and polish

i just realized that polish and polish are homonyms =)

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

eclipse suggestion - search only for text that is/is not commented out

i think this would be an awesome function to have in eclipse, that you could search only for text that either is or isn't commented out.

anyone else feelin' my vibe?

Thursday, April 10, 2008

upload video to flickr!

hurray! this is cool. now if they would only do audio we'd have a complete package =)

Friday, April 4, 2008

ccleaner - crap cleaner irony

pretty hilarious, crap cleaner (ccleaner) is supposed to remove unwanted crap that is taking up space or slowing down your machine, but during its own installation it asks you if you want to install the yahoo toolbar in your browser.

hilarious =)

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

how to get blogger to automatically convert urls to a href links??

am i just thick in the head (no need to answer that) or is there no way to make blogger convert an http url text automatically to a clickable link when publishing a post? this is frigging annoying!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

how did ubuntu linux get so popular so quickly?

What was the reason for Ubuntu's stunning success? Firstly, the project was created by Mark Shuttleworth, a charismatic South African multimillionaire, a former Debian developer and the world's second space tourist, whose company, the Isle of Man-based Canonical Ltd, is currently financing the project. Secondly, Ubuntu had learnt from the mistakes of other similar projects and avoided them from the start - it created an excellent web-based infrastructure with a Wiki-style documentation, creative bug-reporting facility, and professional approach to the end users. And thirdly, thanks to its wealthy founder, Ubuntu has been able to ship free CDs to all interested users, thus contributing to the rapid spread of the distribution.

http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=major

Monday, March 31, 2008

trip down memory lane

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_E._Neuman
i had forgotten about mad magazine, which was a part of my childhood =) i also loved the far side and spy vs. spy now that i think about it....

i just got a spam mail with the subject "Gadzooks!". i haven't heard that word in years....

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

the c major scale on guitar

on my Eagle SI-30 BK electric guitar there are 22 frets.
the c major scale consists of the following barre chords:
0 5 10 12 17 22
0 5 10 12 17 22
0 5 10 12 17 22
0 5 10 12 17 22
0 5 10 12 17 22
0 5 10 12 17 22

so to me it looks like the pattern is this:
if the starting point is fret 0 (zero, open, no fingers at all on the frets)
it increases with 5 to get the next barre
it increases again with 5 to get the next one after that
it increases with 2 after that to get the next one
then starts again with increasing with 5
increasing with 5
then increasing with 2 (if there were more frets after the 22ndth fret)
so the pattern is:
5, 5, 2 (repeat)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

linux strings command

from the man pages:
For each file given, GNU strings prints the printable character
sequences that are at least 4 characters long (or the number given with
the options below) and are followed by an unprintable character. By
default, it only prints the strings from the initialized and loaded
sections of object files; for other types of files, it prints the
strings from the whole file.

strings is mainly useful for determining the contents of non-text
files.

it prints the printable characters of non-text files....pretty cool

Monday, March 10, 2008

flickr search for photos taken with nokia n95

here's the parameter i found to add at the end of my search url to find photos i've taken with my nokia n95
&cm=nokia%2Fn95


i wish there was an easier way to do this then by going to camera search then waiting to get to the results page and then having to choose "your photos"...
i wish i could list all pictures i've taken using my nokia n95 camera without having to specify a keyword...

Friday, March 7, 2008

drupal is a wicked awesome easy and free cms

if you want to make a quick website and don't want to spend weeks learning typo3 (like i have) then try drupal, i am already well on my way in redesigning my company's website. it is so easy to use if you have half a brain...

Thursday, March 6, 2008

watch ALL youtube videos on your mobile

on youtube's homepage today is says:
"New! Watch ALL YouTube videos on your mobile device"

i think that would be expensive to watch ALL YouTube videos, don't you? and who has the time to do that anyways?

fyi, i was shocked when i looked at my stats the other day and it said that i have watched a total of over 5,000 videos on youtube. crikey!

youtube quick capture is cool, but it sucks

cool because you can just upload right into youtube and even edit it there
sucks because you don't have a backup copy of your video...

my videos btw are here:
http://youtube.com/user/nickleus1977

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

new c-side sample: 1:57

here's a taste test of a new song Mihau and I have started on called 1:57

Friday, February 29, 2008

birthday wishes/dreams



well the old birthday is coming up soon.

something i really want is the zoom h4 microphone:
http://www.kickmusic.no/shop/default.aspx?ProdID=2144824

if you are loaded with extra cash and are feeling really generous i really want the Nikon D3 digital dslr camera:
http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d3.htm

otherwise i just want money so i can get myself the zoom h4

here's my complete ongoing wishlist:
http://del.icio.us/nickleus/wishlist

har jeg rett til påskeferie?

påskeferien kommer og noen spurte meg om jeg skal ha fri? jeg visste ikke.
jeg søkte på påskeferieloven, men fant ikke noe svar.
heldigvis fant jeg http://www.timeanddate.com/norsk/kalender.html
der står det hvilke dager er røde (de som alle har fri).
i år (2008) har alle fri fra og med torsdag den 20. mars til og med mandag den 24. mars.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

alaska: the last frontier

wow, alaska seems really interesting:
1. Alaska is also the only state to allow legal possession of marijuana: an adult may possess four ounces for personal use.

2. it is twice as big as texas

3. it has 3,5 million lakes over the size of 20 acres!

4. 82% of Alaskans are Christians. 5% of christians are mormon

5. If the state's westernmost point were superimposed on San Francisco, California, its easternmost point would be in Jacksonville, Florida.

6. Alaska was not granted statehood until January 3, 1959.

7. 75% of Alaska residents are white. 19% are American Indian or Alaska Native, the largest proportion of any state.

8. Its per-capita GSP for 2005 was $60,079, 3rd in the nation. Alaska's economy relies heavily on petroleum extraction, with more than 80% of the state's revenues derived from this industry.

9. while the cost of living has gone down, it is still one of the highest in the country.

10. Alaska has the lowest individual tax burden in the US[23], and is one of only six states with no state sales tax

11. The state capital, Juneau, is not accessible by road, which has spurred several debates over the decades about moving the capital to a city on the road system.

12. Prominent musicians from Alaska include singer Jewel

http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Alaska

Monday, February 18, 2008

Sunday, February 17, 2008

lds mormon scriptures for nokia n95 mobile cell phone

here's the ldsscriptures zip file:
http://www.mediafire.com/?dg9yneeqbym

unzip it into your Documents folder on your phone

here's the mobireader (mobireader.series60.3.sis) for the nokia n95 cellphone:
http://www.mediafire.com/?m4y5ygtjyxn

you just copy it to your phone then click on it to install.

let me know if these links don't work and i can mail the files to you...

Friday, February 8, 2008

worse to look like a guy

i asked myself this question:
what is worse? a guy that can dress up as a girl and pass for a girl or a girl who dresses up like a guy and looks like a guy?

for some reason i think it would be worse for a girl who could look like a guy than a guy who could look like a girl. maybe i think that way just because i'm a guy?

Thursday, February 7, 2008

chinese new year

http://www.infoplease.com/spot/chinesenewyear1.html
my friend wayne gets a vacation from today to the 15th of feb... it is the year 4706 in china..


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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

cholera is some bad sh!#

i just found out that "cholera" in polish is a swear word:
http://www.dict.pl/plen?word=cholera&lang=EN

is there any relation to the name of the disease in any way?

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

singing blog

i haven't checked, but i'd be surprised if this hasn't been done yet: a singing blog
impromptu guitar songs/jamming talking about your events of the day or stuff on your mind...

a cool fun geography quiz game for linux

kgeography - i could play this for hours =)

recent places/locations/topics of interest

corsica (it is actually under french rule! i thought it was italian. the corsican language is similar to italian though)
prussia (they spanned across all of europe and i know nothing of it's (hi-)story)
kaliningrad oblast (a little russian exclave squished between lithuania and poland)

Thursday, January 31, 2008

debbie travis - not quite my style

i do not understand how this lady got her own show? much of the time her taste in style and colors is just a million miles from what i think is nice. she's on the tv (telly) and hilde is watching, and i am wondering why the heck debbie is wearing a pink tie dye shirt?! she is an ok program leader, but her taste sometimes just kills the whole show...and i totally understand the guy of indian (?) descent totally not agreeing with anything she is suggesting.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Goodbye President and Prophet Gordon B. Hinckley

You did a great job =)
http://newsroom.lds.org/ldsnewsroom/eng/news-releases-stories/beloved-church-president-gordon-b-hinckley-dies-at-97

recent statistics from the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints

13 million members (6 million in the US)
4th largest christian denomination in the US
build a new chapel building every working day
16 members of the church in congress, from both political parties

stats from M. Russell Ballard, from the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Friday, January 11, 2008

en helvetes pappa - english translation

here's the helvetes pappa poem in english:
a pappa from hell
i am and have been
it stings in my heart
all the terrible things i have done
have made you cry
cry tears so sad
i die when i think about
your scared, desperate look
my son, if you could (were able to)
i would let you hit me
and crush my face
so you don't have to live
in sadness and fear
a pappa from hell
i don't know any better
but that is a lie
i have little control
i'm an ugly troll from hell
i owe you happiness
and dreams never realized
i hate myself
can someone kill me
and save my children
from a pappa from hell
crush my body
and delete my soul
i don't deserve to live
please kill me

here is the norwegian text
and here is the music video by mihau

klatinScore


klatinScore
Originally uploaded by nickleus
klatin is a cool game on ubuntu. i got 100% right in a vocabulary quiz the first time playing =)

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Nickleus Chesnokov

that's my Second Life name. i'm finally on. it looked like something fun to try =)

Saturday, January 5, 2008

god morgen yoghurt - velg blåbær

blåbær yoghurten inneholder minst sukker, kun 6%, mens alle andre god morgen typer inneholder rundt 11%. jeg tror også at blåbær har minst fett.

nickleus classic e b-sides album on itunes in 6-8 weeks

i just submitted my album to itunes through songcast, so hopefully it will be available for purchase in about 2 months. i hope this works.. =)

Friday, January 4, 2008

faster (fast) air (+space) travel

i live in norway. when i want to fly to the west coast of the US i take a plane to london or amsterdam or copenhagen. from there it is usually a 7-9 hour flight (we'll say 8 hours, as an average) to washington.

according to this article:
http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/7622
satellites can orbit the earth in around 90-100 minutes

to orbit only half way around the earth (i assume that is a fair estimation from scandinavia to the US west coast. it is probably less since we fly over the top of the world, almost.) would only take 45-50 minutes.

it takes the space shuttle 8.5 minutes to reach orbital velocity. i assume this means to get into orbit around the earth. see: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/osf/faq.htm#24

according to this article:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A6381038
re-entry takes about 70 minutes from orbit to touch down (landing).

8.5+45+70 == 123.5 minutes
as opposed to 8 hours*60 minutes == 480 minutes (not including the flight time from oslo to london/copenhagen/amsterdam which is about 120 minutes, so 600 minutes total)

any thoughts (besides the obvious, the cost of such travel =)?

wine for symbian OS, how to run windows programs on symbian

so when is somebody going to develop a way to run windows programs on symbian OS? i wonder. i wa wa wa wa wonder..... when.