It Wouldn’t Be Saturday (Feb 26th) If I Didn’t...
First off, the ratings for this week’s songs: Alive - Linda Pritchard - ★★★★☆ (Another Chance) E det fel på mej - Linda Bengtzing - ★★★★☆ (Finalist) Dance Alone - Love Generation - ★★★★☆ (Another Chance) The Hunter - Melody Club - ★★★☆☆ Run - Anders Fernette - ★★★☆☆ Better or Worse - Julia Alvgard - ★★☆☆☆ Leaving Home - Nicke Borg - ★★☆☆☆ (Finalist) En blick och nånting händer - Lasse...
Ben Brooks on Chrome 10 →
Lots of Mac people are revisiting Chrome since the Chrome 10 beta has been made available, and Ben’s one of the few to have posted a review of it so far. I get why some Mac purists would hate on Chrome’s non-standard UI1, but calling Chrome 10 a 1.0 product feels a little extreme to me. Not only is Chrome insane (in a good way) from a technical perspective, but the user experience is in many...
Happy Xoom day. One question: Anyone know if the Google search box in the upper left of the Honeycomb home screen can be changed to other search engines? I know that as of Froyo, the Google search widget on phones can be changed to search any source exposed by third-party apps, so one could install Duck Duck Go for Android and then use the Google Search widget to search Duck Duck Go. It...
Yowayowa Camera →
A pretty Japanese photographer posts photos of herself levitating around town every day.
Breaking News: Man Tweets Without Really Thinking... →
At first I thought it was an Onion story. Then I saw it was from NPR. ._.
Dance in Neonlight - Lena Philipsson feat. Dead by... →
The best three minutes of music to come out of Melodifestivalen so far this year, and it’s not even in the running. I doubt any of next week’s contestants even come near how awesome this is. Here’s the pitch: Cheesy 1987 Swedish pop song meets badass metal. Please, please, please make this a single. (You’re also probably thinking, “Hey Yanik, when will you stop...
Lucky You (Studio Version) - Linda Sundblad →
It wouldn’t have been Melodifestivalen if a really great track got eliminated during the first wave of voting. Unlike last week’s Elektrisk, which was horrible live and great in studio, Lucky You was pretty much perfect on stage. I expected it to get a second chance at worst. Didn’t expect 6th place at all.
When You See a Long Title Like This, You Can Only...
Lucky You - Linda Sundblad - ★★★★☆ Spring för livet - Sara Varga - ★★★★☆ (Another Chance) Popular - Eric Saade - ★★★★☆ (Finalist) Tid att andas - Simon Forsberg - ★★★☆☆ Enemy - Sara Lumholdt - ★★★☆☆ The King - The Playtones - ★★☆☆☆ (Finalist) I Thought It Was Forever - Shirley’s Angels - ★★☆☆☆ (Another Chance) No One Else Could - Sebastian - ★★☆☆☆
If you go to a nightclub in any city in the world, the pretty girl has an iPhone...– Frank Meehan, CEO of INQ (source). Also, notably absent from pretty girls’ purses: INQ phones.
Ulterior Motive →
Just found this an hour ago; a nice Swedish company with awesome wallets and card cases (and neckties and cufflinks if you’re into that stuff).
Nokia Plan B was just a hoax all along →
Following is the post I was planning to put up about Nokia Plan B. Seriously, is this a joke? Nokia was a sinking ship. Symbian and MeeGo are both horrendous operating systems. Microsoft might not be doing so well with Windows Phone 7 when it comes to market share, but it’s way better than those travesties Nokia has dared to call smartphone operating systems. If this deal means Nokia...
Pack Light, Go Fast →
I’ve been reading Pack Light, Go Fast since a little after it launched and I absolutely adore this blog. Not only is the advice there superb, but Uri who runs the blog makes great recommendations; I bought a GR Echo and a Patagonia Houdini Jacket because of his recommendations and I treasure them both. I warn you, this blog will make you want to travel.
AT&T, here’s a suggestion: If you’re trying to sell a product, don’t make the ad about getting stalled at airport security and having to explain it because they don’t know what the hell it is. Of all the ways to explain the Atrix 4G’s laptop dock, why did you have to pick getting questioned at the airport? Seriously.
Guess who's going to Google I/O after all?
Sakurina: my milkshake brings all the boys to the yard
DHowett: and they're like "fuck you google i/o"
DHowett: i could teach you but WE'RE ALL SOLD OUT
Muslims are angry about something again, this time the evils of Valentine’s Day,...– this article on the totally NSFW Sankaku Complex (you have been warned!)
Studio version of Anniela's Elektrisk on SVT Play →
One thing ruined Anniela’s chance of making it through today’s Melodifestivalen semi-final: she can’t sing live. Whoops. Still, I’d rather listen to the live version of Elektrisk than any of the six other songs I ranked below it.
No One Cared Last Time, So Why Not One More Time:...
I’m In Love - Sanna Nielsen - ★★★★☆ (Finalist) Elektrisk - Anniela - ★★★★☆ My Heart Is Refusing Me - Loreen - ★★★☆☆ (Another Chance) 7 Days And 7 Nights - Brolle - ★★☆☆☆ (Finalist) Vaken i en dröm - Elisabeth Andreassen - ★★☆☆☆ Like Suicide - Christian Walz - ★★☆☆☆ Ge mig en spanjor - Babsan - ★☆☆☆☆ Oh My God! - The Moniker - ★☆☆☆☆ (Another Chance) Wow, this week’s songs were...
HP TouchPad →
I think everyone was underestimating what HP was going to show off at their event today. The TouchPad is a serious threat to the iPad. (And that’s good!) I really want to see the TouchPad succeed. Three things worry me though: It’s only coming out this summer. Apple hasn’t revealed their game plan for iPad 2 or iOS 5 yet, so that buys them time to narrow the gap between...
During the midnight news broadcast on the night of August 20, 2006, a hard core...– Wikipedia article for Rapport, one of SVT’s newscasts
Not That Anyone Cares, But My Song Ratings For the...
Me and My Drum - Swingfly - ★★★★☆ (Finalist) Oh My God - Le Kid - ★★★★☆ Try Again - Dilba - ★★★☆☆ Something In Your Eyes - Jenny Silver - ★★★☆☆ (Another Chance) In the Club - Danny - ★★★☆☆ (Finalist) On My Own - Jonas Mattson - ★★☆☆☆ Social Butterfly - Rasmus Viberg - ★★☆☆☆ Desperados - Pernilla Andersson - ★★☆☆☆ (Another Chance)
The day before the lunch, Tim emailed and asked if it would be okay if he...– Arianna Huffington in her piece on the HuffPo/AOL merger/acquisition thing. (In case you’re curious: I’ll eat anything but The AOL Way.)
A Revised List of iPhone Home Screen Minimalism...
A shorter, more to-the-point followup to 2009’s post. Two pages maximum. Aim for one. Always leave the last row of each page blank. Page 1 is for apps you use every single day. Page 2 is everything else. No folders on page 1. This will make you think extra-hard about what you put in those 12 spots. No more than 36 apps on page 2. You can fit all of the apps the iPhone ships with in two...
When you see Le Kid you can think about the first kiss you got when you were...– Johanna Berglund, singer of Le Kid, talking to Radio Sweden about their band’s participation in Melodifestivalen. They are responsible for the infectious pop track, Mercy Mercy. (listen: Spotify, YouTube)