Over the weekend we had some fun with a spontaneous visit to the Moomin Snowcastle at the Santa Village in Rovaniemi. The snowcastle is rather large, yet not so much a “castle”, but more of an exhibition of snow-carvings, which in my opinion is much better and more entertaining.Continue reading “Visiting the Moomin Snowcastle”
Funny how, after a few days of cold between -25 and -30, multiple people insisted it has gotten really warm today. I had been -18 degrees at that time. I guess it’s called positive thinking.
So, the post I had planned to publish today, didn’t come out, instead you get this one.
Today I intended to write something clever, or at least mildly informative, about a case of bag-fever that I am apparently suffering from, or finish my already-started-and-still-half-finished yearly stats, or maybe post and update on my reading list. And, you guessed it already, all you get is this:
Today I learned that my bluetooth headphones have a reach up to the elevator. Somewhere in the ballpark of 10 metres and a closed door in between.
I figured that out, when the audiobook I was listening to suddenly stopped mid-sentence when I entered the elevator. This shall also be known as the moment, I realized my phone was still inside the apartment, right next to the keys of the latter.
It goes without saying, that also no one but me was at home at that time, except for the cat and the dog perhaps. The latter was right next time on his way out, with me.
Short rest of this: we waited until my wife returned and during that time I came up with the idea for this post. Blame the headphones if you will, with a cabled headphone, this wouldn’t have happened. Just sayin’, but I wouldn’t want to go back to headphones with cables either.
And yes, you also get this: a picture I took during the only time of this day, when I was out and in daylight at the same time:
Glad that Star Trek Discovery is back. I enjoyed the first show of the second season, and caught myself thinking frequently that is kind of more exciting than many of the movies. Looking forward to the next episode. 🖖
This one is conveniently taken next to the parking-lot in front of the house.
It was rather chilly outside the other day (somewhere between -15 and -24 in the night), and snow was coming down very gently during the day and nicely sticking to trees. I always like it when that happens, and I like how the tree trunks always stand out then.
To create a panorama I tried simply walking along the path and keep the panorama-mode of the phone running. I had to to try this a few times until it I got a decent composition and later took one from a static vantage point. I think this was one of the first type. I edited this app simply in Google Photos.
Note: There seems to a be bug with not loading the correct image size, causing them to upscale and the blur. I figured out a workaround but will have to file a bug report.
Yikes. Feels like -32.
Two articles caught my attention the other day and I quickly found myself reading, bookmarking post after post, watching videos on what probably already has become my new favourite blog.
At the moment I already have the feeling I link almost daily over to Jazz Wax, but he posted a Jackie McLean documentary which I’m eager to watch.
And the next one is huge.
The premise of the blog is an attempt to chronologically puzzle together the year of 1959 with it’s events and releases in Jazz history and to give some more information about them. Think liner-notes, photography (I mean seriously: check out these from a Charles Mingus gig), excerpts from newspapers… Simply fantastic.
We might not have been there, but we can put a record on, close our eyes, and imagine.Natalie Weiner in the About-Section
The other week I wrote about how I like to see in a task-manager all related info related to a specific task, when opening said task. So I was happy to notice last night that the folks at Todoist are already working to implement just that. Can’t wait for that to roll out since that would solve a lot for me.