Morning coffee and a cute, truly naked, brutalist html quine.9:08 am on Sep 25, 2022
Morning coffee and a cute, truly naked, brutalist html quine.9:08 am on Sep 25, 2022
The Search Space BETA is out and ready to be installed! 🥳 My latest plug-in will help you in your quest to find long-lost posts and replies on your Micro.blog.
Thanks for testing, and good luck! If you get stuck, I'm here.
6:11 pm on Sep 22, 2022
The beta arrives tomorrow, but you can play with Search Space right now (on my blog). Here are some ideas to get you started…5:55 pm on Sep 21, 2022
My upcoming plug-in will suggest search terms based on the content of your blog posts and replies. Pretty neat!
11:59 pm on Sep 20, 2022
Ever wanted to search through all your replies? Well, soon you can! A new plug-in is brewing, with support for searching your posts and replies. I'm calling it Search Space.
Let me know if you're interested in beta testing. @JohnPhilpin, maybe? 😉
12:28 pm on Sep 19, 2022
Last weekend, Sanna and I constantly gravitated towards the neighbor's garden because… puppies! 🐶 🥺5:55 pm on Sep 17, 2022
Saturday is market day. Today's haul. 😋
4:25 pm on Sep 17, 2022
It's Friday, close to tapas, and I just emptied my feed reader.
I just packed this cutie and will soon mail it to the next owner. That marks 20 packages sent in the last month. And there's still stuff left! 😅 Check out my online yard sale if you haven't already.
4:06 pm on Sep 7, 2022
Monday morning tidbits.
I just emptied my RSS reader and learned three things.
Bedtime!10:47 pm on Aug 29, 2022
Last week we trekked up the hill Stenshuvud (Sten's head). According to local folklore, the hill got its name from a giant living in a cave nearby.
1:23 pm on Aug 28, 2022
A huge green beast roams the land not too far from my place. 🦖
3:40 pm on Aug 24, 2022
I moved my desk to face the window instead of a white wall. And… it's nice! I can get used to this. And yes, a plant in this photo needs watering. 😅
1:16 pm on Aug 24, 2022
What a day! After 20 years as girlfriend and boyfriend, Sanna and I got hitched. 🥰
11:36 pm on Aug 17, 2022
I've really mastered the art of setting timers. 😅 Pretty much forced to, when electricity prices vary like this during the day:
Should I start the washing machine or charge the car at the wrong hour, I will pay 15 times as much compared to being smart about it. 😱9:52 pm on Aug 11, 2022
To answer my own question, having a yard sale on a blog is totally doable. Yesterday I made my first sale! A pair of Bang & Olufsen headphones will soon arrive at a new home. 🎉12:20 am on Aug 11, 2022
The Hackers on Planet Earth conference was held again back in July. Unfortunately, I missed it, but videos are up on YouTube now. 🙌11:36 pm on Aug 9, 2022
Is an online yard sale on a blog doable? Let's find out! I have 26 things for sale: MacBook Air, Commodore 64, AirPods, e-readers (Kindle, etc.), RØDE Podcaster, iPod Shuffle, PS5 controller, and more.
I ship worldwide, but it's probably easiest if you're in the EU. 🇪🇺
9:42 pm on Aug 8, 2022
Today we took a short stroll to Västra torget – Jönköping's market square. Every Saturday, it's crammed with stalls, goods, and people. Lots of people. Flowers, berries, and mushrooms ended up in our bag.
7:30 pm on Aug 6, 2022
Turns out our neighbors enjoy reading. A lot! Especially romance and nordic noir. What have you read this summer?
In case you missed it, here's how we built our own little library. 📚
4:06 pm on Aug 5, 2022
Congratulations, @manton, I saw your book made it to the front page of the orange website today.2:27 pm on Jul 4, 2022
I just had a fascinating conversation with Stan S. Stanman over at returntomonkeyisland.com. 🥰11:14 pm on Jun 28, 2022
We did it! Sanna and I built our own little library. Okay, we hacked a toolshed into a library. 😅 But anyway, now it stands there in all its glory. Looking out over the lake, ready to be explored by any booklover who happens to pass by. 📚11:45 pm on Jun 25, 2022
I've had a lot of fun the last week exploring Robin Sloan's cozy new (proposed) internet protocol, Spring '83. So many cool things are happening: poetry, link sharing, bots. And, lots and lots of experiments. Early web vibes!
12:29 pm on Jun 23, 2022
It's lunchtime, and I just emptied my feed reader.
Just emptied my feed reader, and now I know three things:
Andy is on a five-month journey, hiking along the Appalachian Trail. And blogging about it on his glorious pixel art website. A Trail Tale is a must-see. 🌲
9:01 am on Jun 12, 2022
Endurance is most essential when hanging out with my nieces. Here's three of them and yours truly during a theatre rehearsal. When they write the script, I often get the role of a horse. Day 31. Photo by Sanna.
11:57 pm on May 31, 2022
Robin's tap essay from 2012 is about a dead fish. But also about the difference between liking and loving something on the internet. Day 30.
9:22 pm on May 30, 2022
If you haven't checked out Sarah Andersen's webcomic, you should! Stripes for day 29.
9:55 pm on May 29, 2022
September last year: working, fueled by wine and fair weather. Day 28.
10:37 pm on May 28, 2022
Luckily, we stumbled upon this written communication during our stroll today. Day 27.
5:15 pm on May 27, 2022
When this post goes live, overdue will change from 3 to 2. Day 26, schedule.
10:19 pm on May 26, 2022
Hiaklitten is probably more of a hill than a mountain. But, for day 25, it will have to do.
11:48 pm on May 25, 2022
I love when intricate patterns emerge from simple rules and mathematical formulas, like this bit field. It appears so complex, but the math is concise:
(x ^ y) % 5. 👌 Check out Martin Kleppe's thread from last year if you want to go down a rabbit hole.
11:33 pm on May 24, 2022
On the twenty-third day, we had sweet potatoes and salmon for dinner. Accompanied by this avocado dip. The recipe? Mix green peas, avocado, and plain yogurt until smooth. Salt and pepper to taste.
10:08 pm on May 23, 2022
Six years ago, Sanna and I visited the Textile Museum in Borås for the exhibition Game Over by Per Fhager. Seeing the games we played as kids – and to be fair, still do – blown up big, crossed stitched, warm and fuzzy was fascinating!
12:19 pm on May 22, 2022
With just about an hour left of the day, Music's Autoplay serves this one up on a silver platter. Symmetry for day 21. Phew. 😮💨
11:21 pm on May 21, 2022
Today's smoothie: frozen raspberries, banana, and vanilla oatgurt. My typical afternoon beverage. 😋 Day 20.
4:47 pm on May 20, 2022
11:08 pm on May 19, 2022
Day 19 – comics indulgence.
9:08 pm on May 19, 2022
Day 18. There are 875 entries by 116 photographers in the May photoblogging challenge. You will be taken to another random photo by tapping my entry below. 👇
(Or click here if your Micro.blog client doesn't support linked photos.)4:17 pm on May 18, 2022
Oh, man, we had friends over, and I almost missed today's photoblogging challenge. 😅 Hold – day 17.
11:56 pm on May 17, 2022
Let's go back in time for day 16.
9:38 pm on May 16, 2022
If you open the pendulum door and peek inside, you will find a piece of paper with typewritten words. Signed by my grandpa. The clock was a gift to him from his wife in 1961.
Every tick-tock reminds me of them.
Clouds – day 15 of the photoblogging challenge.
7:16 pm on May 15, 2022
Carrot cake and fences on a fika last year. I think Sanna borrowed my phone to snap this shot while I was away fetching napkins for the spilled coffee.
9:57 pm on May 14, 2022
One of the great things about the internet is that you will always find your community, no matter how niche your interests are. I'm into programming the 33-year-old Game Boy. Seems pretty… obscure, right? Well, when I write this, 821 souls are online on the gbdev Discord. 😮
10:25 pm on May 13, 2022
Tranquillity for day 12.
9:27 pm on May 12, 2022
This one has to pass as maroon for day 11 of the photoblogging challenge.
9:42 am on May 11, 2022
During one of my adventures in Death's Door, I stumbled upon this fella named Pothead. He is cursed by a witch, so his head is nowadays a pot with firewood underneath. Hence his name, I guess. Day 10.
8:32 am on May 10, 2022
Yes, yes, I'll admit. Unfortunately, today's challenge ended up being a rush job. ☺️ Day 9: bloom.
10:15 pm on May 9, 2022
On the eighth day, I present the union of egg, cream, spinach, psyllium husk powder, and a pinch of salt. If everything goes according to plan, this will end up as an omelet wrap.
1:50 pm on May 8, 2022
Located on the eastern shore of Lake Vättern, you'll find Omberg Eco Park with fascinating nature and half a dozen trails to be explored.
We took the Ellen Key Trail and ended up at her old villa, Strand. What a view she had!
1:38 pm on May 7, 2022
Matchbox silhouette on the sixth day of the photoblogging challenge.
1:30 pm on May 6, 2022
Day five. Should I be forced to write down my top three places on Earth, the forest of Tiveden would easily make the shortlist.
11:40 pm on May 5, 2022
Day four of the photoblogging challenge: thorny. This one is still on my to-read pile, so I can't tell you much about it other than that it looks gorgeous. 📚
10:09 pm on May 4, 2022
A couple of years ago, I teamed up with a robot for experimental doodling. The paper lantern was drawn by me in Sketch, inspired by a 1912 children's book by May Audubon Post.
My pen plotter did the rest (guided by the human). 🦾
This marks day three of the challenge. 📸
9:20 pm on May 3, 2022
A photo of me, taking a photo of Sanna taking a photo of both of us. Did I get that right on day two of the photoblogging challenge? 😅
10:43 pm on May 2, 2022
I've put a sticker picturing myself on the back of my Joy-Con set. You know, so that I can bring the right pair back home after a night of Switch gaming with friends. 🤓
This is day one of the May 2022 Photoblogging Challenge. Let's see if I can keep it up.
10:24 pm on May 1, 2022
5:29 pm on Apr 20, 2022
Today I have to watch where I type to avoid squashing my new ladybug friend. 🐞 My grandma insisted ladybugs have magical power, like the ability to predict the weather.
Is this one telling me I should… escape?
12:01 pm on Apr 14, 2022
My copy of Fungirl by Elizabeth Pich arrived the other day. It looks gorgeous and just moved up to the top of my reading pile. 📚
1:44 pm on Apr 13, 2022
In a pinch for a birthday present? Desperate for a going away gift? Buy a pot, a cucumber, toothpicks, chocolate, and candy to make a… candy cactus?! 😅 This one was for my brother's 44th birthday.
10:48 pm on Apr 9, 2022
If you grew up on the internet making websites, reading this lovely webcomic by Amy Wibowo will make you smile. Go read Home Sweet Homepage.
10:22 pm on Apr 7, 2022
A new Monkey Island from Ron Gilbert! Whipped up over a weekend, apparently. Woohoo! 🏴☠️ grumpygamer.com6:27 pm on Apr 4, 2022
I just learned Dagny passed away; 109 years old. She was such an inspiration and always spreading joy. In her last blog post back in January, she wrote:
ser fram emot att fira min 110-årsdag i maj, gärna med en liten fest
Wherever you are, Dagny, I hope there's a party. 🎉10:33 pm on Mar 24, 2022
Micro Camp 2022 is just eight hours away! 🥳 On day two, I will share a short story from my life and this one weird old trick that will make your future blog post more accessible.
I look forward to hanging out with all of you in the chat!
10:52 am on Mar 11, 2022
The snow made a comeback.
12:31 pm on Feb 19, 2022
My list of books-I-want-to-read-before-I-die is lengthy. And that can make me feel… intimidated? Overwhelmed? So I decided to stop looking at it for a while and instead go back to the classic book pile. Three books. The next one is on top. Less overwhelming. 📚9:20 pm on Jan 28, 2022
One more from our ice escapade yesterday. And a unique behind-the-scenes look of yours truly, snapping photos in the most dignified and graceful way possible.2:33 pm on Jan 23, 2022
We went out for a photo session on the ice today. 🧊5:13 pm on Jan 22, 2022
Wouldn’t it be cool with a shortcut from your blog post directly to its entry on the Micro.blog timeline? Like a “Reply on Micro.blog” link. You can have that!12:27 am on Jan 9, 2022
🎲 Surprise me! has graduated from beta to the official directory. It's a "take me to a random post" plug-in for your blog. Pretty fun!
And, in case you missed it, ✍️ Reply by email is there as well.10:17 pm on Jan 5, 2022
See that 🎲 Surprise me! link in the screenshot above? Every time it's clicked, the visitor is taken to a random post in the archive. You can have this too! Just install my new Micro.blog plug-in.11:24 pm on Jan 4, 2022
Computed tomography scans of old Game Boys made me smile today. 🕹4:35 pm on Jan 3, 2022
Sanna made this delicious celeriac soup for us today. Mmm! Topped with browned butter, dill, and hazelnuts. So tasty. 😋
1:37 pm on Dec 31, 2021
A beta version of my new plug-in, Conversation on Micro.blog, is now available. If you want a "Reply on Micro.blog" link on your blog posts and are brave enough, check out the installation instructions.
4:19 pm on Dec 30, 2021
Want "reply on Micro.blog" links on your blog? I have a working prototype running on my blog.
Should I pack this up as a plug-in? Let me know if you're interested in helping out with testing.
12:14 am on Dec 30, 2021
Humans, exploiting the fact that Lake Viken is currently frozen. 🧊
1:47 pm on Dec 29, 2021
My Reply by email plug-in is now available in the official directory. 🎉 Check it out if you want an easy way for your readers to comment on your blog posts using their default email app. Thanks, @manton.
10:34 pm on Dec 28, 2021
It's book launch day! My favorite author (and soulmate) just released her first short story collection. Does cozy Swedish horror pique your curiosity? Then go check out Sanna Lund's Arkiv för upphittade anteckningar. For yourself or a friend. 📚
9:31 pm on Dec 13, 2021
Hate typing on keyboards? Miss fiddling with pens and pencils? Wish you could publish a handwritten note to Micro.Blog? Thanks to Shortcuts and Live Text on iOS 15, you can go from scribbles to blog post in seconds! 🖋3:24 pm on Nov 26, 2021
Bent over backward to get this view of Saint Katarina's church ruin in Visby. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get this shot straight. My back must be crooked. 😅
9:07 am on Nov 25, 2021
Not for me, but maybe something for the 🖋️ community to checkout? 😊
10:06 pm on Nov 11, 2021
A new way to build websites with pen & paper.
Are you yearning for a feel-good quick read about a bunch of quirky people repairing printers and other Apple hardware? Of course, you are! It would be best if you read LaserWriter Ⅱ by Tamara Shopsin. 📚
12:38 pm on Nov 5, 2021
A couple of weeks ago, I finished Bubble. A nicely illustrated, action-packed, sci-fi adventure; seasoned with a pinch of social satire. The elevator pitch? Hmm. 🤔 Monster-hunting in a gig economy graphic novel! 📚
12:14 pm on Oct 18, 2021
Here in Sweden, the word hygge is a clear-cut area in a forest. So that can cause confusion in conversations with our neighbors in Denmark and Norway. 😊
1:44 pm on Oct 11, 2021
5:38 pm on Oct 10, 2021
I love discovering the less talked about features in new iOS releases, like that you can get cozy rain and dark noise playing in your ears. 🤩 Set it up by going to ⚙️ Settings️ → Accessibility → Audio/Visual → Background Sounds.
What gems have you found in iOS 15?4:18 pm on Sep 21, 2021
Our favorite late-afternoon-wine spot on the in-laws' porch. The weather was exceptional this weekend. The garden view was… interesting. 😅
12:14 am on Sep 14, 2021
Just before sundown yesterday, we packed the camera and gear in a knapsack and biked to the edge of the forest. Then, by foot, we followed a trail to this spot. Sanna needed material for a new photography course. I tagged along for company, coffee, and a beautiful sunset. 😊
5:40 pm on Sep 9, 2021
Today I read Everything's Fine by Matthew Pridham. 📚 You know that meme of a dog getting engulfed in flames while proclaiming that everything is fine? Well, Pridham's short story takes on the same theme, in a way. Loved it!
11:26 pm on Sep 5, 2021
Another one from our trip to Haväng; a mini-wave coming for iPhone 12 mini. 😅 No smartphones were harmed in the making of this video. 🌊10:33 pm on Sep 5, 2021
This sticker was waiting for me in the postbox. Look at that beauty! 🤩 Thanks, @jean.
10:36 am on Sep 4, 2021
Close to where I tried photographing waves the other day lies this shed called Vedalaboden. It's an old ålabod; a place to take shelter and store gear when fishing for eel.
10:06 am on Sep 4, 2021
Yesterday. A trip to Haväng for a swim in the Baltic Sea. 🗺 We also caught waves on our image sensors. As one can imagine, Sanna had no troubles. Me, on the other hand. Well, let's just say my sensor ended up more below water than above.
10:43 pm on Sep 3, 2021
Today, our MINI Cooper SE passed a funny milestone: 23,456 kilometers on the road. 🎉 Powered by wind, water, and solar. 🔋 Tomorrow, it will take us to the hills of Brösarp. 🗺 Keep it up, Skogsbullebilen!
10:54 pm on Sep 1, 2021
Four months ago, we visited Åkulla beech forests and stumbled upon this spectacular view during our walk. The hiker in the photo is Sanna, and the hill she just conquered is called Hiaklitten.
11:50 pm on Aug 31, 2021
The other day, @zorn mentioned ROM hacking which threw me back to the summer of 2018. One hot evening, I asked myself: what if Tetris only had the straight tetromino? So, I fired up my hex editor and hacked together this thing. 😅 🎮
11:08 pm on Aug 30, 2021
Feel these words: bulletin board systems, dial-up noises, Commodore, and Nintendo. Now, this sentence: "a comic about '90s kids making bad decisions over the early internet".
Yep, you should add Incredible Doom on your to-read pile. 📚
12:49 pm on Aug 30, 2021
Let's see if we can transform these ingredients into a tasty lunch. The frozen chunks may look like sorbet, but it's not. Homemade chicken stock and… cava. 🍾
12:14 pm on Aug 29, 2021
This grandfather clock means the world to me. If you open the pendulum door and peek inside, you will find a piece of paper with typewritten words. Signed by my grandpa. The clock was a gift to him from his wife in 1961.
Every tick-tock reminds me of them.
12:16 am on Aug 29, 2021
Kantarellpizza: chanterelle, gruyère, and truffle mayo pizza. Mmm. 😋 What kind of pizza are you eating tonight? 🍕
8:31 pm on Aug 28, 2021
Would you like links to the previous and next posts on your Micro.blog? I put up a short tutorial on the Help center yesterday. Check it out!
2:23 pm on Aug 27, 2021
My view outside our kitchen window right before bedtime yesterday. Installing pipes for district heating looks like hard work! The folks down there worked through the night and were still at it when I drank my first cup of coffee in the morning.
9:37 pm on Aug 26, 2021
Sanna read a couple of pages from The Labyrinth to me during breakfast this morning. Is it possible to start the day off in a cozier way? I don't think so. 😊 Reading aloud to each other is underrated.
9:04 pm on Aug 26, 2021