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Autumn writings

The (quite strange) year is winding down, so time to write down some random thoughts again just for show. David Bowie’s new single Blackstar is in my mind one of the best tracks he has released for some twenty years. It is unusual, yet very listenable and I totally dig the music video too. In … [ read more » ]

How Gymnaestrada 2015 hit me as an outsider

Wait a minute, I feel like writing again. Better seize the moment while it lasts. This week was a very special week for Helsinki, as a gymnastics festival called Gymnaestrada took over the city. I knew that it was coming for a few years in advance, but I didn’t really pay attention to it as … [ read more » ]

Alternative April photo set

Continuing the now questionable tradition of posting a monthly alternative set for last year’s 365-project, many of these photos are rather generic snapshots. I guess these were the first signs of project fatigue. Lately I’ve been trying to revive my photography hobby by carrying my camera with me more often and indeed I have been … [ read more » ]

Alternative March photo set

Here is another alternative set for last year’s 365-project, this one covering March. I’ve barely touched my compact camera lately, which underlines how effective the 365-project really was. I do see scenarios where I might have taken a shot, but I have to say that the iPhone’s camera is as expected pretty lousy compared to … [ read more » ]

Alternative February photo set

I’ve hardly taken any photos with my compact camera lately and the ones I’ve taken with my smart phone are mostly lazy snapshots. Instead I’ll try to hide the void by making another alternative set for last year’s 365-project, this time for February. All photos were taken around Helsinki. Yup, a rather grey shaded month … [ read more » ]

Gadgets and activities

Let’s write a blog post about something else than last year’s 365-project, shall we? I’ll let the mind flow and type whatever pops up. The new little helper A few months ago I ditched my old Nokia 6290 phone I used for over seven years in favor for a iPhone 5S. As one might imagine, … [ read more » ]