Harry Potter abused in Christian propaganda

Organist Michael Servant (left) and kapellan Per Chr. Solberg (right)

There has been a special Harry Potter® service in Berg kirke in Fredrikstad, Norway.

I don't know if they had the proper licensing for the trade marks Harry Potter® and Galtvort®. Nor can I see why they would want them, the fight between good and evil is universal, not at all Christian. And magic that is not by God, is considered evil in the Christian belief system, but certainly not at Hogwarts.

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Fahrkunst

Fahrkunst This little animation is my contribution to the public's understanding of the noble .


Who's Got My Keys?

Newsweek International Edition

In Who's Got My Keys?, Newsweek's John Sparks hopes that

By the end of the decade, biometric security measures could put the keyloggers out of business

Sorry - biometrics are of little use in protecting transactions from a home PC. You can steal the input from a biometric device just as easily as from a keyboard.

While my password is secret, my biometrics are more or less public. My fingerprints are all over the place, my DNA can be picked up from my coffee cup.

I do not use the same password at my bank and on suspect discussion boards. But I only have two eyes, once I have used my retina to identify at one site, that site can impersonate me at another.

While we wait for a total remake of input device security in the operating systems, one-time passwords provide a low-tech, but much safer solution than biometrics. One-time passwords can be stolen by hand, but not wholesale by spyware.

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Spot the error in the Fahrkunst

Spot the mechanical error in the . (You will need to look at the full size animation.)

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128 milligram memory stick

The lightest USB memory yet:

BARENAKED ON A STICK!
... is a USB flash memory drive containing songs, videos, and exclusive content from the Barenaked Ladies, and will go on sale November 22, 2005! Essential for any BNL fan?s collection, the 128mg USB flash memory drive (about the size of your pinky finger) is a fast and easy way to share music, videos, pictures and other data.


Valravn: krunk

New EP from Valravn is out: .

Valravn: krunk

http://hoppa.com/Medieval/ http://hoppa.com/Goth/


Google Base v. microformats

My comment on Google Base v. microformats

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Stephansdom

Stephansdom - Vienna's least gothic web site.

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Designkriterier for ei CD-hylle

  • Mest mulig av volumet skal vre CD'er (ikke luft eller hylle).
  • Veggarealet skal utnyttes, dvs at hylla skal vre ca 180 cm hy.
  • Det skal vre lett f tak i en CD. Ettersom jeg ikke vil ha luft rundt CD'ene, betyr nok det at hylla skal vre omtrent en halv cm grunnere enn juvelboksen.
  • Det skal vre plass til vanlige juvelbokser, dobbeltalbum og bokser, singler og konflutter, og pappomslag om hverandre.
  • Det burde vre undvendig si, men etter ha sett en del CD-hyller: CD'ene skal ikke delegges. Ikke ripe opp juvelomslagene, og ikke lurve til kantene p pappomslagene.
  • Platene skal kunne ha fast plass. (Det kan de for eksempel hvis de str oppreist som bker i ei bokhylle.)
  • Platene skal kunne bokmerkes. (Fx ved trekke dem et par cm ut av hylla)
  • Hylla skal ikke skrangle, selv om den str nr en basshyttaler.

Ei ganske streit bokhylle med de rette dimensjonen ville klare jobben. Men det er visst ikke utfordring nok for selvbevisste designere. Det er tydeligvis ikke nok (og heller ikke ndvendig) at hylla fungerer, den skal helst si B&O.

Et hjertesukk over et utgtt produkt.

(Dette er en sttte til de som mener at 'norsk form' og 'design' er noe jleri. Mindre design, er bedre design. Norsk Form har en formlsparagraf som nevner kvalitet foran nytenkning, men det virker som om den ideen seiler i motvind.)

Jeg lover solid lenking til godt formgitte hyller. Om jeg kjper en, er ogs et sprsml om pris.

tags: design style function form minimalism CD-shelf norsk form


base.google.com: invalid Atom

Fixed

One of Google's example Atom feeds is not wellformed XML because it contains

<g:label>Staffing<g:/label>

The correct code is of course

<g:label>Staffing</g:label>

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Ung i Norden 2006

Ung  Froyum Se ung i Norden p upcoming.org.


Selvsagt er bildet manipulert

Om det er manipulert fr eksponeringen (oppstilt) eller etterp (Photoshop) synes ikke jeg er srlig interessant.

Erna bader

For meg er det viktigere om bildet snakker sant, enn om og hvordan det er manipulert. Jeg har ikke sett originalartikkelen, bildet alene formidler ikke noe politisk budskap til meg, og er snn sett ikke noen politisk lgn. De eneste forslagene jeg har til tolkninger som kunne vre lgn, er:

  • Da jeg ruslet en tur i skogen, kom jeg tilfeldigvis over en politiker som badet
  • Solberg har ikke vannskrekk
  • Jeg er en klpper til manipulere vann i Photoshop

Denne besettelsen med at bilder ikke skal manipuleres, bygger p en naiv illusjon om at 'umanipulerte' bilder ikke kan lyve.

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Chessmaster for the Xbox

In my innocent attempt to find a chess program for our (PAL) Xbox, I found Ubisoft's Chessmaster

System Requirements:

Supported in Xbox 1-2 player and online multiplayer (online play requires subscription to Xbox Live sold separately)

No problems there, so I happily click Buy Now!.

Near the end(?) of the shopping process, I get the choice between United States or Canada.

After some communication with support, the conclusion from techsupport@ubisoft.co.uk is:

There are no chessmaster titles available for games consoles.

Kind Regards,
Ubisoft Technical Support

The web sites pretends to be willing to sell Chessmaster for Xbox, but won't.

The support email is?as far as I can tell?an outright lie.

Chessmaster

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