Mikines in English
Photographing the Faroe Islands
J°rn thinks that you get good photos from the Faroe Islands by simply removing your lens cap.
He knows nothing about it, because he has only been here in summer, and summer is the most dull-looking season. I returned from my first two Faroese summers, damning my over-exposed Kodachromes. The third summer, I looked around, and realized that the place does indeed look like over-exposed Kodachrome on a dry summer's day.
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P✪ppK✪rn - a more unique tag
Daylight savings time: Not that easy
The W3C working group note Working with Time Zones correctly identifes the problem that local time in a time zone with "daylight savings time" part of the year can not be specified by offset from UTC, because that offset is not constant. So the time zone must be identified by a TZID.
They suggest that two <datetime, TZID> pair can be compared,
by computing the offsets on that date and at those times, using the TZ database.
It is not that easy. Each spring there is an hour that does not exist (and all trains are suddenly one hour late). That is not a computational problem, because a datetime is still unique within its time zone.
But each fall there is an hour that appears twice (causing all the trains to be one hour delayed). No time zone database can possibly tell if a datetime falling within that hour is the first or the second appearance of that datetime.
So I see no other solution than this: Don't mess with time (leave that to Hermione Granger) but keep the offset from UTC constant in each time zone. If daylight savings time must be used, use it all year round. Anyone suggesting other solutions, should provide a computational method to convert local time to UTC.
If rational arguments are not enough, let me remind you that daylight savings time was introduced in Norway during World War II by Vidkun Quisling.
Vienna's least gothic web site.
Faroese banknotes ? hard to get
La Islanda Faluslogia Muzeo
What language is this from http://www.phallus.is/megin.php?val=0&tunga=er?
La Islanda Faluslogia Muzeo estas probable la sola muzeo en la mondo kie estas kolektitaj falusaj (penisaj) specimenantaj al la diversaj mamulaj specioj de unu sola lando.
"er" is the country code for Eritrea, but there is no "Eritrean" language as far as I know?
┼ge writes about the danger of everything looking the same when old industrial waterfront is converted to residential or business use during a short period.
When I started working in Oslo in 1983, the shortest route from the train to my office was on the waterfront, in front of the City Hall. But to avoid the polluted highway between the City Hall and the sea, I walked the detour, via Karl Johansgate. With very good help from an undersea road tunnel, Aker Brygge did reconnect Oslo to the sea. And while much of the place was built within a couple of years, it did not look too planned, it looked like a naturally grown cityscape.
Sandviken Brygge in Bergen is the opposite - like Aker Brygge, it is very nice for those who can afford to live there. But unlike Aker, Sandviken is blocking its inland neighbourhood from contact with the sea. Sandviken is not the only - not even the worst - culprit in the area. When I visited in 2001, the only breathing hole in the waterfront barrier, was the pier by the KPMG office.
Kilen Brygge in Sandefjord looked plain ugly, last time I saw the place and the plans.
...we saw descriptions of the binding ceremony and it just seemed so beautiful," she explained. "We are not followers ourselves, but...
Congratulations! This sounds just like your average Christian wedding.
Gun 42 added to my gallery
Gun no 42 at the Tˇrshavn Citadel
BL.5Ě50CAL Mk.I HOLMSTROM C.O.W.1916 No.42
SUV Culture - Iceland vs. US
Census for the village Eii, 1870
Still under construction, but it generally works.
Click a house in the image, or its name in the list.
┌r Eiis s°gu on the best-seller list
Roof over M˙rurin
Kirkjub°ur, is in bad need of a roof. It will crumble if not protected from the weather. With a roof, it will aslo become a good place for concerts and exhibitions. (There is no need to use the building as a church, the village is well served by the older St.Olav's Church.)
There is a proposal for a low roof. I don't like it at all; it makes the old cathedral look like an outpost for the Nordic House. While I admire the Nordic House, I think M˙rurin deserves a taller roof, more in keeping with its sacral origins. Which is why I took the liberty of drawing one on the proposed model.
There, and back again. (Sensaura headphones)
RailwayStation is a nice piece of figurative music.
Through the use of the crosstalk cancellation process,
these recordings are intended to be listened to using a stereo speaker setup.
So to listen with headphones, the signal has to be processed back, with e.g. Dolby Headphones.
The original recording probably sounds better than a signal that has been processed by Sensaura, and then reversed with Dolby Headphones?
As a technology demonstation, it would also be interesting to compare the Sensaura signal on speakers, whith the original on headphones?
With multichannel SACD, downloable MP3 etc., I don't think Sensaura sound should ever be published alone—it should always be followed by the original version, to make it suitable for headphones.
To me, the
unadulterated original product of a dummy head recording,
is listening to the original recording with headphones.
Apocalypse Now! redux
But they water down the "real" Apocalypse Now!
- Burlesque comedy, like the stolen surf board, damages the credibility. In the original, I can believe that Kilgore is not court martialed--in the redux, I can't.
- Romantics, complete with syrup strings. Ain't no strings on my old soundtrack double LP.
- The added political and historical dialogue is probably OK, even if it doesn't clarify much.
If you cut from the core Apocalypse material to get the redux version down to reasonable length, it would become a good Hollywood movie.
A virgin logo is hard to find
The state flag of Cruisania - on stage
The Captain is blind, and he cannot see
- HŠttisliga Hulda: SofÝa Nols°e Mikkelsen
- Piratos: Sj˙rur Simonsen
- Skiparin Einoygdi: Marius Thomasen
- Vippu Viggo: Rˇald Johannesen
Triumph des Willens - Amazon slalom
The only reason that Triumph des Willens is of interest in the UK, is that it is illegal in Germany?