# Sunday, 25 January 2009

BookshelfSome time ago my colleague Morten Bock did a Beer & Learn session at Vertica about jQuery. It was a very inspiring session and since I hardly ever get to code at my work anymore, but still enjoy it, I decided to start a small hobby project just to learn a little more about jQuery.

The result has now been published, and is a small (read: minor) bookshelf application equipped with book I have read, and recommend for others to read. I have previously written two book reviews on this blog - Peopleware and In Search of Stupidity - but realized that I will not have a persistence to keep writing reviews of the books I read.

Instead I will add those I feel I can recommend to my bookshelf for everyone to see. The first 10 books have already been added spanning topics from software engineering in general to Web Design and Management.

One final note before the link to the bookshelf: I do realize I am not a UX designer :o)

Now go check out the bookshelf if interested.

Sunday, 25 January 2009 13:21:13 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |   |  Trackback
# Thursday, 18 October 2007

A few of weeks ago I got back from my summer vacation. For the first time ever I have been in South America - and it was certainly not the last time. With backpacks my girlfriend and I travelled around Ecuador for three weeks.

The diversity of the country is simply amazing, and that goes for pretty much everything: people, culture, climate, and nature. Truely a fantastic place. And we didn’t even do the Galapagos Islands. Not because we didn’t want to, but because it would have added another week to the trip as well as set us back another couple of grand per person. At some point you have to stop – and it’s also a great reason to come back :o)

The main stops during the trip were Quito, Napo Wildlife Center in the Amazon jungle, Rio Bamba, Baños, Cuenca, and Montañita. From Rio Bamba we did the famous Devils Nose train ride. Unfortunately due to an accident a few months earlier, there was no riding on the roof as is normally the standard practice. None the less it was a spectacular ride down the Andes.

Traveling with two digital cameras and a girlfriend very fond of photography, we ended up with 500+ photos. Digital cameras sure is a great thing, but it certainly also generates some hours in front of the computer sorting everything when you get back. It’s a nice way to relive the holiday though.

So far all I have managed is to have a small Ecuador photo gallery uploaded that you can check out if interested.

  

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# Thursday, 12 July 2007

All though I'm fortunate enough to feel as the title says about my job most of the time, this post is filed under Personal and thus not about my job. Instead it is a way of making that Orange Feeling last a bit longer, as I a couple of days ago came home after almost a week at the Roskilde Festival. I love live music and attend several festivals as well as isolated concerts every year.

This was my 13th Roskilde Festival and even though it was also the rainiest ever (with approx. 100 mm of rain during the week), already after a few days it is only the good experiences that are remembered. I know no better way of “recharging my batteries” than with good music and good friends, thus I thought I would post a couple of my pictures from the festival:

Although several of the bigger acts were rather disappointing there were countless excellent concerts, my favorites being:

Oh, and one it missing. I’ll through in a handful of kudos if you can guess which (hint: the post title :o)

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