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I love writing, computers, puns... and can sometimes be spiritual, or mindful.

Google translate is safe…

It seems Google Translate has little to fear from the competition. The site poses the following question on one page:

How to say “hon wisperd säger ord i mitt öra att förbaskat nära made my toes curl” in…

The short answer: you certainly do not… at least not in Swedish, or English, who both seems to be parents of the above monster child of a sentence…

A full “translation” to English would be something along:

How to say “she whispered says word in my ear that damn near made my toes curl” in…

So, yes… Google Translate is still pretty safe in the translation business…

Fear of the Dark piano tribute

In celebration of the Winter Solstice (the shortest day and longest night of the year – in the northern hemisphere), I’ve come across a youtube vid to get you through… and maybe even make mom and pop dig Maiden! 😀

Although, I’m not certain a Chopin or Mozart aficionado will find this overly impressive. Maybe it’s just as well to keep it hard rock and add some strings instead, like Metallica…

Or how about a … country/classical orchestra/”Celine Dionish”/”Mariah Careyian” version?

Those who think they’re not communicating….

I came across a quote some years ago. I wasn’t able to find it now but it went something along the line:

Anyone wanting to send a message in film should go to the telegraph office instead.

My spontaneous thought is:

Those who think they can open their mouth – or even stick their head out the door – without communicating something, are fooling no one but themselves… And the likelihood of these people communicating anything of interest is probably purely coincidental.

The last special date in 89 years is right now…

As I said around three years ago (September 9, 2009) there have been some special dates since 2001.

Basically moments in time when year (ah well at least the last two digits of the year), month, day, hour, minute (well I guess seconds and milliseconds and so on as well) have been the same. E.g. 01-01-01 01:01:01… for first of January, 2001, one minute and one-second past one.

However, this moment… the 12th of December, 2012, is the last such moment in 89 years… When there will be 2101-01-01 to have… (January 1st, 2101) So why not do some partying! 😀

Okay, to be infernally strict about it, the party should probably have started say the first of January, year 101 A.D. Or how about years before then? But on the other hand, nobody knew it was 100 B.C. Because if they did, they’d been time traveling. Imagine then… some archeologist finds an inscription saying:

He died a hero in the … lords? unlordly? … year 189 B.C.

Then we’d know… time travel! 😀

Anyway, so then there’d be another party on February 2, 202… all the way to December 12, 1212…. Then I’m guessing if you’d be strict about it, the next big date should be January 1, year 10101 (10101-01-01).

Hey, how about U.S. dates… They’re typed as month-day-year, right? So …um doesn’t matter much, there would still be the same logic. If you really get off on dates, have a look here for a more thorough discussion of the topic!

Okay, anyhow… let’s go have a party! (I’m fearing not many girls will find the specialty of the date that appealing though hahaha!)

Header image: by Setaou_ on Flickr

Aspies have to think, all the time…

I feel I have to spend so much time thinking in social situations (and many others). Is there a reason why Aspies have to think all the time? Perhaps even an evolutionary one?

I had a really interesting thought a couple of weeks ago: Whenever I’m in a social situation I always have to “figure things out”. I have to think, analyze and make almost calculated guesses about what’s going on – and I still fail to catch some things anyway (and I actually hate guessing as well). As far as I have understood, when you are an NT (Neurotypical – normal, I think I have used and explained that term before…) you don’t have to analyze and intellectualize so much, you just “have a feeling” and go on your “gut instincts”.

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Winter has come!

Snow covered trees in Sweden

This morning the whole world was covered in snow! Very nice looking. Very bad for commuter traffic! But closer to Stockholm it was mostly slosh and puddles.

I just felt I had to share this picture since some Swedish winters are just so gorgeously beautiful. They say this winter will be! The weather service actually warns of -25 deg C this weekend! I get to use my “alpine” winter jacket! Hurray! 😀

I tried to make a banner from that picture even though it’s been taken with a mobile (that didn’t even show the picture in the gallery until I hooked it up with my computer… crap!) I should get my Nikon and get busy tomorrow, perhaps I’ll get a decent picture because the mobile version is not really fit for bannerism… :D!