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Twitter

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In a break from studying today I thought that I had never tried this Twitter thing, even though it’s a few years old. So…I signed on, and you can now follow me here, and maybe have me follow you, if you twitter as well.

It’s free, easy and so far pretty fun.

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June 14, 2008 at 8:21 pm

Lazy dude

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Today I should be finalizing the last few details on a college report on digital theory and analysis. What I am doing instead is eating chocolate and wathing youtube videos. I am positive that I will get the job done (the report) tonight, but it would be so much nicer if I actually had the balls to go ahead and do it now. Oh yeah, and them I am also blogging in english on a blog that no one is reading (this one, yay!). How productive.

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May 29, 2008 at 3:25 pm

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message board culture

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A few days ago I was so unfortunate to share my not too warm feelings towards a well known American drummer ( I wont mention him here), on one of my favorite message boards. He posted a lengthy piece about how much it affected him that certain people (at this point I hadn’t written 1 word yet) on this here board didn’t like him. The guy has a message board of thousands of fans, but feels that he needs the universal thumbs up from everyone and anyone…I guess. The nature of his post was that it was unfair that people didn’t like him (his drumming, that is). How can that be unfair? That’s a matter of personal taste, and in my case, I went online and backed up the guys who had done the initial critiquing of him. BAD FUCKING MOVE. His fans was like bloodhounds and within a few hours I had recieved more than a couple threads about having my teeth kicked in. WOW. I mean…just WOW. What the hell is going on?! Can’t people voice their opinions anymore? It’s just different tastes for different people, come on!

I’ve met him once and he came off as a drunk goofball to me. I don’t know him.

TO ME (Just to underline that this is MY fucking perception of him, not some holy undesputed truth!!!), he is to the art of drumming what McDonalds is to fine dining: NOT related.

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May 28, 2008 at 8:30 pm

She’s all that

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I still very much enjoy reading Heather Armstrong. She continues to be the single “best read” out there in the blogosphere. I’ve been reading her for about 4 years now, and recently she’s been highlighted in all sorts of national and international media. If she were ever to write that her husband had died (bless him, he seems cool too!!) I’d buy an airplane ticket right away and head on over to Utah to woo her. Seriously. She’s hot, cute, adorable and very very funny. A couple of years older never bothered me.

– That danish dude

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May 14, 2008 at 10:53 am

Passwords

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I have about 15 online profiles with login features. This means 15 passwords. Yes, I tend to use the same few ones a lot, even though it’s stupid, and yesterday my own personal website got hacked, and I lost a bit of stuff – not much, though. So today I went through all my different online login procedures and changed all the passwords. I am sure this will be an absolute nightmare for a couple of weeks or so. But I also think I’ll have to do it on a regular basis – change them every now and then. Tonight I’m heading out to see my friends from Lilyphone perform. Check them out.

– That danish dude

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April 10, 2008 at 6:18 pm

A fresh start

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The is kinda exciting. My very first blogpost in english.

I’ve been blogging in danish for about 3 years, and have had many good experinces with that. I actually still do both corporate and personal blogging in danish. I just needed a few new angles on my blogging.

First off, unlike one of my favorite bloggers ever, Heather B. Armstrong, I do not have the guts to blog about my personal family, with them knowing about it. I need this space in english to express myself more freely.

Secondly I also like the challenge in trying to express myself in english rather than my native tongue. I found myself thinking that I am doing well in english. This blog will either prove me right or wrong. In any case, if YOU are fluid in written english, please do not hesitate to correct my spelling, grammar and so on, here.

In fact, I welcome it!

I guess I should try to explain that thing about my family. It’ll be a nice blog-opener.

A year and a half ago I wrote this lengthy piece on my decision to quit my job and go to college, age 28. I was thrilled and buzzing with optimism. When blogging about this, I touched the subject of my mom’s former job. A job that had drained her of will to work (something I had become increasingly worried about with respect to my own job situation), and a job that had given her serious issues about her confidence and her mental health. I wrote about how awful I thought it was that the group of women she worked with didn’t manage to stick together against a tyrannic boss, who basically saturated their days with fear, bitterness, thus creating a working place not fitted for people with feelings.

When I wrote that, my parents had just started reading my blog and my mom was furious and very hurt that I had included her in my online-writings. She had a mental image of my blog as a thing that probably all internet users were reading on a daily basis. Unfortunately not the case. I never managed to explain to her why I thought that it was important to be able to discuss such topics, and that there might be others out there with similar issues, who might get encouraged to read that once my mom “got out”, she improved her quality of life by several thousand percent! To this day, my parents keep reading my blog in danish, and my mom is always checking if there is anything “on” her. In my opinion, she doesn’t “get” what I am doing. She’s very afraid that someone will read my blog and think less of her. This couldn’t be further from the truth, but her mind is made up. Blogging about issues, fights, debates, discussions and feelings is bad. End of story. So instead of upsetting her on a weekly basis, I’ll make this language transition, and give it a go in english.

Any comments on my blogging are more than welcome.

Cheers!

That danish dude

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April 6, 2008 at 6:25 pm