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Here are things I've created myself.
Play Reversi!
2016-05-02: Site News

Play Reversi!

I added a Reversi (a.k.a. Othello) game to my site. The AI will improve in a few weeks, once the genetic algorithm I've written has had time to optimize the parameters.

2016-02-24: Site News

Site update

There's a new page about my favorite illustrators, a page about my Java games (although it's difficult to get Java applets to run in browsers nowadays), I've added a cake recipe (in Swedish), and there's a new image in the portfolio.

I've made some corrections to the site code; some minor functions are still missing, but as of this update, the site seems to be working more or less as it should, and I'll start concentrating on adding more content.

Also: It turns out I had forgotten to include the file responsible for saving portfolio image ratings. Go rate my portfolio images!

Elvis
2016-02-22: Portfolio

Elvis

A caricature for Caricaturama Showdown 3000

I bought some comics!
2015-04-24: Journal

I bought some comics!

I received a package today! For the first time in a long while, I've ordered comics from Yesasia and Amazon, including Åsa Ekström's new book about culture clashes and misadventures in Japan. Now all I need to do is to learn these stupid languages.

2014-12-23: Site News

Site redesign

I decided to switch to a new layout before everything was ready, partly to force myself to finally get it done, and partly to stress myself out for no good reason. Come back in a week or so, and I'll have much more content up. You should probably be celebrating Christmas now anyway.

Example layout
2014-04-26: Portfolio

Example layout

An unused layout for a project

Example layout 2
2014-04-26: Portfolio

Example layout 2

An unused layout for a project

Judi Dench
2014-03-18: Portfolio

Judi Dench

A caricature for Caricaturama Showdown 3000

Crow girl
2013-11-01: Portfolio

Crow girl

Pig robot
2013-05-23: Portfolio

Pig robot

My friend Anna likes pigs and robots.

Nothing Personal
2012-12-01: Portfolio

Nothing Personal

Cards for the board game Nothing Personal

Big Mary
2012-11-01: Portfolio

Big Mary

Bette Davis
2012-09-28: Portfolio

Bette Davis

A caricature for Caricaturama Showdown 3000

Chaplin
2012-08-27: Portfolio

Chaplin

Trädfällning & Trädgård
2011-07-21: Portfolio

Trädfällning & Trädgård

A new site design for Trädfällning och Trädgård with a specially adapted CMS; eg you can drag an image to the CMS, and it will automatically upload it, resize it, create thumbnails and add it to a lightbox gallery.

ELA
2010-07-09: Portfolio

ELA

Smakverket
2009-12-18: Portfolio

Smakverket

Christmas card 2008
2008-12-12: Portfolio

Christmas card 2008

A morbid Christmas card I made for my friend Alice

Forgotten Lands: First Colony
2008-06-21: Portfolio

Forgotten Lands: First Colony

Some graphics for the game Forgotten Lands: First Colony

The Aviator
2008-06-13: Portfolio

The Aviator

Found

Fun or interesting things from the internet.
2016-12-08: Music diary

Benjamin Biolay - Miss Miss

2016-12-04: Music diary

Bad Lip Reading - Bushes of Love

2016-11-21: Link blog

The EM Drive works, according to NASA's first round of tests

The Electromagnetic Drive is a propulsion system that uses microwaves instead of rocket fuel, and which seems to defy Newton's third law, yet it continues to work in test after test. The explanation could be that the the pilot-wave interpretation of quantum mechanics is correct, or just experimental error. The next step for the EM Drive is for it to be tested in space, which is scheduled to happen in the coming months.

2016-11-17: Music diary

Benjamin Biolay - Palermo Queens (feat. Sofia Wilhelmi)

2016-11-15: Music diary

Screaming Trees - Ash Gray Sunday

2016-11-05: Link blog

Adobe VoCo lets you synthesize speech from any person

Based on 20 minutes of voice samples from a given speaker, Project VoCo analyzes the speech, breaks it down into phonemes, and allows you to easily generate new speech in that person's voice. Can you find 20 minutes of speech from a politician? You can now have him say anything.

2016-10-21: Link blog

Popular misspellings of "pregnant" in discussions of pregnancy on Yahoo! Answers

It turns out that "How is babby formed?" wasn't some kind of weird outlier – that is just how people talk about pregnancy on Yahoo! Answers.

If a women has starch masks on her body does that mean she has been pargnet before.?

2016-10-15: Music diary

Stephane Carreau - Est-ce ainsi que les hommes vivent

2016-09-11: Link blog

Frown

Some English-speakers use "frown" to mean "a wrinkling of the brow in displeasure or concentration", while others use it to mean "turning down the corners of your mouth". These two groups are largely unaware that the other group exists.

Seriously, this has blown my mind. 39, American, frown has always meant a mouth thing to me. I had no idea a different definition or usage even existed.

2016-09-01: Link blog

Places with more men than women do not typically experience higher rates of social instability

According to a University of Utah study, surpluses of men are associated with higher levels of marriage, relationship commitment and paternal involvement, a contrast to prevailing theories that an abundance of single men lead to outcomes of crime, violence and broken homes. 

"You get more unmarried men when there are fewer [men]. Men may be less interested in settling down with a single partner when there are multiple options available."

2016-08-30: Link blog

Reviews based on predictive text

Reviews, manuals, scripts and warnings from a program that tries to imitate existing text without understanding it. Quotes from its review of the Paris catacombs:

i have visited the graves of the tour groups who died from being embarrassed to be underground.

don't get sunburned in the catacombs where the bones are creepy and the ceilings are allowed to touch you.

i got an audio headset for €5 but it said only a fraction of what i thought it would say. it said that the city of lights was worth a visit. it said that i was lucky to be cool. not sure why it said "kids arrive in winter."

it took 12 hours to read the history of bones. i heard that bones are real and are actually a good health hazard that you need in your face.

2016-08-14: Music diary

Carpenter Brut - What We Fight For

2016-07-31: Link blog

The best games of 2016 so far: A Gameological catch-up guide

2016-07-28: Link blog

One hour of physical activity per day could offset health risk of 8 hours of sitting

Contrary to earlier studies, a new meta-analysis says that the increased risk of death associated with sitting for 8 hours a day could be eliminated for people who did a minimum of 1 hour physical activity per day. Examples of physical activity were brisk walking at 5.6 km/h or cycling for pleasure at 16 km/h. 

Our message is a positive one: it is possible to reduce - or even eliminate - these risks if we are active enough, even without having to take up sports or go to the gym.

In 1995 Wal-Mart pulled a "Someday A Woman Will Be President" t-shirt because it was seen as offensive
2016-07-27: Link blog

In 1995 Wal-Mart pulled a "Someday A Woman Will Be President" t-shirt because it was seen as offensive

“It was determined the T-shirt was offensive to some people and so the decision was made to pull it from the sales floor,” Jane Bockholt said. Ann Moliver Ruben, the 70-year-old psychologist who designed the shirt and sold them to the store, said the retailer’s response means “that promoting females as leaders is still a very threatening concept in this country." A buyer at the company reportedly said that the shirt "goes against Wal-Mart's family values."

2016-07-20: Link blog

A final response to "Tell me why Trump is a fascist"

Trump openly calls for the U.S. to commit war crimes and advocates for the murder of innocent women and children. After veterans speak out claiming U.S. soldiers would not commit war crimes or torture children, Trump insists that they will if he orders them. He calls for the U.S. to start torturing prisoners in any way ISIS does. He says he would declare a world war, and he doesn't rule out using nuclear weapons in Europe. He promises to forcibly seize foreign oil fields in foreign countries. He encourages his supporters to use violence, and defends supporters who assault others. Etc. Etc.

2016-07-04: Link blog

Re-reading Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow

Thinking, Fast and Slow is an excellent book – but one with many flaws. First, there is the list of studies that simply haven’t held up through the “replication crisis” of the last few years (for example, the first substantive chapter is on priming). Also, Kahneman describes hot hands as a "widespread cognitive illusion", whereas newer studies have found that there is a hot hand. And on organ donation rates, Kahneman describes the difference between European countries as being due to differences in form design, when in fact those European countries with high “donor rates” never ask their citizens whether they wish to be donors.

2016-07-03: Link blog

Milk and Other Surprising Ways to Stay Hydrated

Oral rehydration solution, milk, and (to a lesser degree) orange juice had a significantly higher hydration index than water. Normally when you drink, it signals the kidneys to get rid of the extra water by producing more urine, but when beverages contain nutrients and electrolytes, the stomach empties more slowly with a less dramatic effect on the kidneys.

Furthermore, drinks containing moderate amounts of caffeine and alcohol or high levels of sugar had hydration indexes no different from water. The exceptions are very strong coffee drinks or strong alcoholic drinks like distilled spirits.

2016-07-03: Link blog

How Children Went from Worthless to Priceless

In 1896, the parents of a two-year-old killed due to the negligence of the Southern Railroad Company of Georgia asked a judge for compensation. They argued that their child performed errands worth two dollars per month, but they received nothing beyond the cost of a burial. The judge concluded that the child was "of such tender years as to be unable to have any earning capacity, and hence the defendant could not be held liable in damages."

In 18th century Europe, the death of an infant or a young child was a minor event, met with a mixture of indifference and resignation. Viviana Zelizer, in her book Pricing the Priceless Child, argues that children became “sacralized” in the late 1800s and early 1900s — transforming children from un-sentimentalized but economically useful little people to economically useless yet emotionally priceless treasures.

Colonial Americans buried infants without fuss, but in the 20th century, parents read books that advised them on how to cope with the unbearable loss of a child.

2016-06-22: Link blog

Lenin was a mushroom

Lenin was a mushroom was a highly influential televised hoax, first broadcast on 17 May 1991 on Leningrad Television. Sergey Kuryokhin, impersonating a historian, narrated his findings that Vladimir Lenin consumed large quantities of psychedelic mushrooms and eventually became a mushroom himself.

Soviet television had, up to that point, been regarded as conservative in style and content. As a result, a large number of Soviet citizens (one estimate puts the number at 11,250,000 audience members) took the deadpan "interview" at face value.

Perhaps the most notable result of the show was an appeal by a group of party members to clarify the veracity of Kuryokhin's claim. In response to the request one of the top regional functionaries stated that "Lenin could not have been a mushroom" because "a mammal can not be a plant."