Tuesday, December 29, 2009

pixmania - på lager == de bestiller varen fra et annet land

for noe tull, jeg bestilte noe fra pixmania og det sto at varen var på lager. på ups pakkesporing viser det seg at varen ble sendt fra frankrike!

Monday, December 14, 2009

cool colin powell quote

i don't know if he really said this, but who cares, the quote is cool:
pissing people off is both inevitable and necessary. This doesn’t mean that the goal is pissing people off. Pissing people off doesn’t mean you’re doing the right things, but doing the right things will almost inevitably piss people off.

source: The Benefits of Pissing People Off

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

dropbox

a friend recommended dropbox to me the other day so i signed up to check it out.
got a mail from them today:
We noticed that you signed up for Dropbox a while ago, but never installed the software.

hey dropbox, did you also notice that you offer 2GB disk space? when you offer 5TB, then i'll lift a finger.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

blogger/blogspot get with it already! links to links!

why the heck doesn't blogger autoconvert urls to clickable links? such a pain to highlight a url text and then paste in the same text just to make it a hyperlink. get with the times google!

Monday, November 2, 2009

risenga svømmehall hjemmeside

holy crap, det tok lang tid å finne frem til denne siden. her finner du hjemmesiden til risenga svømmehall

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

mx44 tutorial

mx44 is similar to zynaddsubfx in the way that you control it using midi and it produces synth sounds.

to install it just do:
sudo apt-get install mx44


to use it:
1. start qjackctl
2. start vkeybd
3. start mx44
4. in the jack connections window (in qjackctl) connect mx44 to system in the Audio tab and then vkeybd to mx44 in the ALSA tab
then start pressing keys in vkeybd to hear sound

Monday, October 5, 2009

locked in locked out

our car has keyless entry/start which means that we just have to have the key in our pocket and we push a button on the door and it opens. we turn the ignition and the car starts, without a key.

when i drove home today and got everything out of the car and pushed the button to lock the car it locked, but i immediately felt like "how is that possible, i don't remember having had the key?"

when i needed to get my jacket out of the car later that night i noticed that the key was sitting on the drivers seat. i tried pushing the button on the driver side door to unlock the car, but nothing happened. i prayed that i would be able to get the door open, but nothing happened right away. i went back inside the house. later on i felt like i should go out and try one more time and that i should try to rock the car and push the button at the same time. i got to the car, grabbed the roof rail by the driver side and started to rock the car back and forth as hard as i could while pressing the button on the door at the same time. after about 5-6 "rocks" the door opened =)

today we signed the contract for the sale of our property in ormåsen. i'm waiting to take down my ads until the money is in the bank though. we also sold the baby buggy after we got home. 2 good sales today =)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

ikke kjøp fra meeter.no

http://www.prisguide.no/shop_review.php?shop_id=300&act=review
mange dårlige erfaringer der
jeg skulle kjøpe 8gb microsd kort fra dem siden det sto at de var billigst, men jeg er glad jeg leste reviewsene før jeg bestilte...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Nicotine patch, the human body, sex drive and ADHD

notes from an email from a doctor in the USA in response to our telling him we give our son a nicotine patch to treat ADHD (recommended to us by an ADHD/Autism expert in Stavanger, Norway):
There are 3 sets of nerves-------Somatic--largest---Motor nerves to muscle.

-------------Sympathetic----mediated by Norepinephrine (a close relative of Adrenaline)--stimulates heart, blood vessels, gut, etc.

-------------Parasympathetic---mediated by Acetylcholine (AC)---controls automatic body functions---breathing, heartbeat, peristalsis, etc. When stimulated, AC is released at the nerve Junctions (Most nerves have 2 or 3 segments, rather than 1 long nerve) & at the nerve endings, where it produces a response in the end-organ. There are receptors in many organs in the body & also the brain, which then respond to the AC that is released.(The AC is then quickly inactivated by an Enzyme---Chlonesterase, so the reaction does not continue unless further activated from the Brain. The Receptors are of two kinds, Nicotinic (react as if given Nicotine) & Muscarinic (react as if eating certain mushrooms), & the response depends on which receptors are more prevalent or are stimulated more (not all respond in the same way).

I have found a good listing of the Nicotinic & Muscarinic effects in the Brain, but unfortunately the effects are all listed together, so I don't know for sure which is which, but since [your child] has been diagnosed with ADHD, then I think the Muscarinic effects might be some of the following------difficulty concentrating, restlessness, anxiety, or emotional lability. In any case, the Muscarinic effects could be counteracted by Nicotinic effects, which actual Nicotine could provide. Of course in the USA that is too easy, so there are drugs which cost an arm & a leg to treat Children or Adults with ADHD.


i personally use the nicotine patch to lower my sex drive and it seems to work great. i use half of a 7mg patch. my weight is about 77kg, if that has any value. i found out that the patch can reduce sex drive only by accident, because my wife told me to wear the patch myself to see how it affected my body since we were going to give it to our son.

in the meantime i have found this article about nicotine being bad for the arteries:
Your Sex Drive: 6 Essentials | Anti-Aging | Reader's Digest
where they say among other things:
Nicotine, on the other hand, is an enemy of the arteries. Nicotine not only promotes the formation of atherosclerotic plaque in the penile blood vessels but also constricts them.


i wrote this doctor in the USA to ask his opinion and this is his reply:
Though I have not treated Autism, or prescribed the Nicotine Patch, I can give my thoughts from reading of Medical Articles.

Yes, long term, heavy use could lead to Arterial damage in any arteries:, penile, renal, coronary, carotids. This applies mostly to heavy smokers for 20-plus years. With [your child], the considerations are these:
1): If there is an imbalance in body Chemistry, the bad side effects are less likely to occur. The difficulty here is knowing how much to give. The smallest effective dose is the goal & it may be acceptable from time to time to reduce the dose to see if symptoms recur, because over time he may need less.
2): As stated, use the smallest effective dose & not for more years than necessary. Some effects of overdosage or toxicity are: dizziness, falling, sleeping problems, vivid dreams, rapid or irregular heartbeat, or diarrhea.

Since your doctor is a specialist in Autism, my advice would be to follow along with him. Nicotine does not always work, but the same is true for the high-powered new drugs on the market, & they also have side effects. So if the Nicotine is working, I would say stay with it for a long period, but at a minimum dose.


UPDATE: i just read up on atherosclerosis

Cigarette habituation: A major and modifiable risk factor for atherosclerosis and is associated with an increased relative risk of dying from vascular disease. The mechanisms are complex and likely multifactorial and result in endothelial dysfunction and a relatively hypercoagulable state. This increased relative risk rapidly and significantly is reduced with smoking cessation. The relative risk is reduced to the extent that the incidence of coronary heart disease in people who have recently quit smoking is similar to that of people who have not smoked for at least 2 years. It should also be mentioned that air polution in recent years has gained increasing recognition as a contributing modifiable risk factor in the urban communities. The mechanism is thought to be through the participation of combusion derived nanoparticles acting through proinflamatory or alternatively direct cardiac toxic pathways.


it seems to me that this is talking about physical smoking of cigarettes, not the nicotine drug itself, since they bring up air pollution.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

tele2 sheriff - 15 kr for å laste ned forsiden til vg.no i mobilen sin nettleser

tele2 sheriff skal liksom være billig, men les først datatrafikk priser.

12 kr per 1 Megabyte

forsiden til vg.no i dag var på 1.3 MB så det blir ca 15 kroner for å besøke vg.no i browseren. jeg tror det koster like mye å kjøpe avisen.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

tesla bailout

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvzOdYVw6Pw
i like emforty2's comment:
we should have given tesla the $45Billion GM bailout

=)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

hdr - booooooooooooring

anyone else getting tired of hdr pictures? man i am...

Thursday, July 30, 2009

gmail, youtube and funnordie.com all not working

is something seriously wrong at google?

gtick - ubuntu linux metronome app

pretty handy little bugger:
sudo apt-get install gtick

yatm - linux cli audio player - increase decrease playback speed in realtime

...without effecting the pitch! really cool =)
on ubuntu linux:
sudo apt-get install yatm
press + or - during playback
run man yatm for reference guide

you can also do this same effect using audacity: effects > change tempo

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

flickr groups about linux music production

here are some groups i've created on flickr regarding music production in linux:
Music Production on Linux
Audacity - free audio editor and recorder
Hydrogen - advanced drum machine for gnu/linux
Ardour - digital audio workstation (daw)

tempo rubato - changing / variable tempo

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubato
tempo rubato is a tempo where the speed changes, it can get slower or faster and is not constant like l'istesso tempo, which means keep the same speed.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

fiddler on the roof, sabbath prayer scale

from what i can hear, the scale used in the song is (i haven't analyzed the whole song so maybe there are additional scales used):
C D Eb F# G A Bb
C D Eb (e flat) F# (f sharp) G A Bb (b flat)
can also be written like this:
C D D# F# G A A#
C D D# (d sharp) F# (f sharp) G A A# (a sharp)

download the midi file

from what i can find on the net this scale has several names:
Hemavati
Blues (Rag Madhukant)
Romanian, Gnossiennes
Dorian Ukrainian \ Romanian \ Gnossiennes - Heptatonic
Harmonic Minor - Mode 4
Bb Augmented
Dorian #4 (Harmonic Minor)

it is a beautiful sounding scale =) a definite favorite =)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

c minor scale on korg kaossilator


choose the Aeolian scale. it is the c minor scale.

Monday, June 8, 2009

classical plagiarism?

http://open.spotify.com/track/3F8L8q8LUe9kBsnEXrJsnp

i just downloaded a song called:
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra / Polytech Male Choir / Leif Segerstam, conductor - SIBELIUS: Finlandia, Op. 26 (version for male choir and orchestra)


and 3 parts are practically identical to things i have heard before:
00:00-00:10 - from one of the star wars movies at about 10-11 seconds i expected to hear a high-pitched flute tone. also this is very similar to a garageband loop.
05:35-07:58 - some music used in a mormon/lds church video where it starts out with the words "come". maybe both are using some old hymn/music, i don't know (i never looked either if the lds video credited anybody else or not).
8:01-8:38 (i don't know where i've heard this before. i think a song with a toy gun popping sound, i'm not sure)
(time values based on this version: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra - SIBELIUS: Finlandia, Op. 26 (version for mixed chorus and orchestra))

Saturday, June 6, 2009

hebrew song music from lds jesus christ video

in this certain video about jesus christ, made by the lds church, there is a scene where jesus and his disciples are sitting up in a room, i think on the night before he went to garden of gethsemane, and they were singing a cool tune with words like haleluja. i think this is what they were singing:
a c a# a
a c c
c a# a# a a f# f# a a
c d d# d c c
c a# a# a a f# f# a a
a# a a f# f# d# d# f f
a f# f# d# d# d d

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

vlctube.com

somebody needs to make a new youtube that plays everything that vlc can play.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

mistress of spice - cassandra's dream - d:centia

i loaned a cassandra's dream dvd from asker library and when i put it into my laptop the dvd label was "mistress of spice". the only text i found on the back of the actual dvd was d:centia
the only movie close to the dvd label is the mistress of spices
as tone loc says in ace ventura:
somethin ain't stirrin the kool-aid man

Sunday, May 24, 2009

the commercial cock top level domain

today's hilarity is the commercial (general use) tld for the cook islands: co.ck
simply hilarious =)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

openlabs neko xxl

neko xxl
NeKo XXL’s optimized Windows OS natively supports virtually any music application or plug-in developed for a PC. From Pro Tools™ to Nuendo™, Native Instruments™ Komplete™ to Spectrasonics™ Omnisphere™

and where's the "open" part about it again? =)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sita Sings the Blues (2008)

sita sings the blues by nina paley
sound design greg sextro
music todd michaelsen rudresh mahanthappa masala dosa nik phelps rohan

a cool movie with cool music

Friday, March 6, 2009

british comedy shows

a colleague at work suggested these british shows:
black books
only fools and horses
last of the summer wine
the young ones

i'll have to check them out

Friday, February 27, 2009

which came first the total recall or the matrix?

after watching total recall tonight on the telly i realized that matrix kind of copied ideas from this film. matrix......more like the faketrix....jk, i love the matrix, but the pill scene was an obvious rippoff....unless total recall ripped it off someone else's hairy film chest.

short survey from hong kong

a telemarketer called the office today and asked my boss for his name so he could address him in the right way....interesting angle =)

the other day someone from india called and asked for the manager (he actually used some different term, i can't remember what it was) so i told him straightaway that we weren't interested and he said in a rude voice "excuse me, excuse me, i didn't ask you those questions", then i raised my voice and said "hey you can't call here and then be rude" and he hung up on me before i could finish... =) what a crappy job that must be, but i can't get too annoyed either actually since there is so much poverty in the world and these people are just trying to work and survive.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

nick nicely

my friend halvor "introduced me" to nick nicely (not personally) a couple of days ago. check out at least his songs called:
49 cigars
hilly fields
on the beach

they are really good.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Norges Internettforum moved to The Nick Humphrey Forum

I've moved the Norges Internettforum to The Nick Humphrey Forum, on a new domain:
http://nickhumphrey.net

Saturday, January 10, 2009

cool experience with prayer

i was walking around with my laptop while it was on and the battery fell out and turned off the computer without a proper shutdown.
for a long time now, every time something like this happens, that i don't shut it down properly while it's connected to the wireless internet then it takes me forever to figure out how to get the wireless connection working again. i usually spend about a half hour trying different tricks like restarting the network manager, enabling disabling just the wireless, modprobing something. this time i tried everything i could think of and couldn't get it to work. i went down to warm up some pizza and while i was waiting i prayed "dear heavenly father, please help me to figure out how to get the wireless working again" and just as i said the word "working" an "audible" idea was "injected" into my head saying "try pushing the wireless button first then run the modprobe command" i had tried before:
sudo modprobe -r iwl4965 && sudo modprobe iwl4965

i did exactly that and it worked immediately =) cool stuff =)

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Det ligger både barneskole og barnehager i gangavstand på området, og ellers tilgang til offentlig kommunikasjon. Ca 15-20 minutter til Drammen, og ca 15 minutter til Kongsberg. Ca 5-10 minutter til Vestfossen og Hokksund sentrum.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

funny quote

Configure the Update Manager in Ubuntu Linux | Techthrob.com
I'm not afraid of death -- I just don't want to be there when it happens. -- Woody Allen