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Made

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.
2017-01-28: Music diary

Annie - Back Together

2017-01-27: Music diary

Ralph Myerz Feat. Annie - Take A Look At The World

2017-01-26: Link blog

Stem Cell Therapy Gives Paralyzed Man Second Chance at Independence

After the accident, Boesen could only move his left arm up and down, and his hands were stuck in a clenched position. He couldn’t hold a fork to feed himself or use his arms to operate a wheelchair. He couldn’t use his legs, either. (...) For Boesen, being part of the clinical trial was life-changing. Within months he could lift weights, write his name, operate a motorized wheelchair and feed himself.

In other news, Donald Trump has nominated Tom Price, outspoken opponent of stem cell research, as head of Health & Human Services.

2017-01-24: Link blog

We’re really bad at judging risk to kids. We’re really good at judging parents.

 We found that people consistently, but unconsciously, increase their estimates of the danger facing unsupervised children to better justify or rationalize the moral disapproval they feel toward parents who leave those children alone, even briefly. In other words, people don’t just think that leaving children alone is dangerous and therefore immoral — they also think it is immoral and therefore dangerous. 

The process may have started with the expansion of the news cycle throughout the 1980s and 1990s, when dramatically increased coverage of tragedies befalling children led people to overestimate the frequency of such events. As it became widely accepted that “good” parents don’t leave their kids alone for any reason, inflated perceptions of risk and increasing moral outrage became mutually reinforcing. To better rationalize or justify the condemnation of parents who violated this new norm, estimates of risk to children left alone became inflated. Those higher estimates of risk generated even greater outrage against parents of unsupervised children, producing in turn even larger estimates of risk to those children and so on, in a quickly escalating process.
2016-12-31: Link blog

I don't know, Timmy, being God is a big responsibility

 A short story about simulating the universe.

2016-12-30: Music diary

Moniker - Milestone 2 (Skux Life)

2016-12-11: Link blog

Satori Reader

Japanese reading and listening practice; I tried it out, and so far, it seems excellent.

2016-12-11: Music diary

The Weeknd - Six Feet Under

First Dinosaur Tail Found Preserved in Amber
2016-12-09: Link blog

First Dinosaur Tail Found Preserved in Amber

Inside the lump of resin is a 1.4-inch appendage covered in delicate feathers, described as chestnut brown with a pale or white underside.

The current study concludes that if the entire length of the dinosaur tail was covered in the type of feathers seen in the sample, the dinosaur would likely have been incapable of flight. Rather, such feathers may have served a signaling function or played a role in temperature regulation.

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.