Thursday, August 31, 2006


I knew it! There had to be a word for it.

tarantism (TAR-uhn-tiz-uhm) noun

An uncontrollable urge to dance.
[After Taranto, a town in southern Italy where this phenomenon was experienced during the 15-17th centuries. It's not clear whether tarantism was the symptom of a spider's bite or its cure, or it may have been just a pretext to dodge a prohibition against dancing. The names of the dance tarantella and the spider tarantula are both derived from the same place.]

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

for the big brother who's got it all...

And when his hamster's been bad, you bring this? Or?

Friday, August 25, 2006

wikipedia on the ipod

Yes! After some fidgeting I too squeezed all of wikipedia into the iPod. It clocks in at around 1GB without the pictures, leaving enough space for music. A word of caution: experimenting with the iPod probably voids all warranty, do it at your own risk. I can't offer any support, but here's how I did it and where I got the info:

1. Begin with installing Linux.
2. Do what they tell you here. If you got a PC-iPod, that could be enough. However, I've got a Mac-iPod and had to do the following:
2.1 Open the iPod from Finder/desktop (ie not through iTunes).
2.2 Manually throw away all folders but "Calendars" and "Contacts". (First drag to Trash and then empty Trash).
2.3 Drag-and-drop (copy) everything (16 objects) in epodia-base-system-0.9 straight into your iPod. Please observe, an invisible (17:th) object "iPod_Control" cannot be replaced, but that's not a problem. Just copy everything else.
2.4 Open your newly copied folder "mnt". Inside of there, create a subfolder called "data".
2.5 Into ipod/mnt/data/ put all of language pack ie a folder called "encyclopodia" (which contains the subfolders "system" + "library").
2.6 Into ipod/mnt/data/encyclopodia/library put e-book of choice.
2.7 Disconnect and reboot (press menu + play/pause), then press reverse to boot Linux = run Wiki (pics no, hyperlinks yes).

3. If you get a "not found" when searching, try and press reverse before entering letters, the search field sometimes starts with a blank space. Step back and you should be in business.

Best of luck and great thanks to Wikipedia, Linux on iPod and Robert Bamler.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

no end of fun in this small town - baddaren!

Sunday, August 06, 2006

dance dance dance!!!

One Saturday night. One small northern town.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

big city: new definition

The definition of "big city"? Any burg where people try and ride a one-wheel bike in torrential rain in the middle of the night now qualifies.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006


Now I'm on Saatchi too. Click pic for my gallery there.