Posted by Jarsto in Category 42, Meta
May 28th, 2015 | No Comments »

Do you ever look at your website/blog and sort of shudder at the thought of how long it’s been since you’ve updated it… Maybe it’s just me, but let’s say that yes, for all the good intentions I keep having about blogging more it seldom seems to happen.

Posted by Jarsto in Category 42, Site News
September 22nd, 2013 | No Comments »

Once again I haven’t been active on this blog in far too long. I’m looking at being more active online in general again, which includes this blog. But I still have some thinking/balancing work to do to figure out what I want to do where online.

Posted by Jarsto in Technology, Writing
October 8th, 2012 | No Comments »

I recently switched to SpiderOak as my new backup solution for a lot of things, including everything I write. In this blog I want to give you some of my reasons for doing backups as well as my reasons for choosing SpiderOak. If you’re considering getting SpiderOak yourself you might want to use my referral link. This means I get 1GB extra storage when you sign up, and so do you (so you start with 3GB free instead of the normal 2GB SpiderOak gives you).

Posted by Jarsto in Photos, Site News
July 8th, 2012 | No Comments »

After dealing with the new photos from the Hortus a few days back I decided to kick myself in the butt to finally get another set, taken during a holiday in London last Autumn up on the site as well.

Posted by Jarsto in Photos, Site News
July 6th, 2012 | No Comments »

It’s been a while since I added anything to the site. But a trip to the nearby botanical gardens yesterday yielded a beautiful set of photos, the highlights of which I’ve selected and uploaded here.

Posted by Jarsto in NaNoWriMo 2011, Writing
November 13th, 2011 | No Comments »

Well it’s that time of the year again – I mean of course the month of November – and as usual NaNoWriMo has me writing like a madman.

But nearly two weeks in, and already well past the target for the entire month, there’s time to do a bit of blogging. In many ways I have to admit I feel like I’m still recovering from the first two days of the month. Given the fact that my decision to attack my one day record – which had been just over 16k since 2008 – ended with me reaching 50k on November 2nd.

Posted by Jarsto in Site News
June 2nd, 2011 | No Comments »

After thinking about it for what seems like forever I’ve finally decided to go ahead and import everything from my old blog into the new setup. This means that officially no longer does anything, so I’ve gone ahead and set up a .htaccess redirect for it.

Posted by Jarsto in Books, Media
May 11th, 2011 | No Comments »

I’ve been doing something new (or at least new to me) this year: I’ve been trying to keep track of all the books I read. Actually I only started doing this around the 18th of April, but I’ve managed to reconstruct the list for pretty much all of this year so far. But I do have one problem: I can’t quite define ‘book’ in a way that really satisfies me.

Posted by Jarsto in Photos
May 9th, 2011 | No Comments »

It’s been far too long since I’ve done anything on this site, something I keep meaning to remedy but never seem to quite get around to. Finally some activity today though: I’ve managed to make a selection from the photos I took on a trip to Andalusia with my father about a month and a half ago and put them up in the Photo’s section.

Posted by Jarsto in Politics
September 29th, 2010 | 4 Comments »

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.

This saying is commonly attributed to either Mark Twain, or Benjamin Disraeli. I was tempted, given the subject of this post, to look for some statistics on which is the more frequent attribution, but finally decided not to bother. I’ll be introducing one set of statistics shortly, and one is really enough. Judging by the length of this post, more than enough.