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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.
2021-09-07: Music diary

Selfsteam - Sushi

2021-08-14: Music diary

Centaurworld - What You Need

2021-08-10: Link blog

Anti-Racist Graphics Research (SIGGRAPH 2021)

Many of the basic research problems we take for granted in computer graphics contain insidious assumptions about race. These troubling issues pre-date computer graphics, and can be traced back to the film technology and techniques from the analog era. Far from being incidental, they directly determine the physical formulations and numerical algorithms we use to depict virtual humans today.

2021-07-28: Link blog

Fluentcards

A convenient site for exporting words you looked up in a Kindle e-book reader to Anki and other formats. It includes the sentence the word came from and can provide translations into many languages.

2021-07-27: Link blog

The Salmon Sushi Conspiracy

The Japanese only started to eat salmon sushi in the 90s due to a Norwegian PR campaign, but you could find it in the US as early as 1975.

2021-07-20: Link blog

Hear what you want

2021-07-20: Link blog

Only 90s kids can understand the husk

two or three hundred feet tall, appeared for like a month every summer over the Empire state building. so much fun kneeling under it with my friends eyes rolling back into my head but kids these days would rather watch tiktok than worship the husk

2021-07-10: Link blog

Freespin - The world's first 1541 disk drive graphics demo

A demo with music and graphics that runs on the Commodore 64's disk drive without the actual C64 being connected.

2021-07-07: Music diary

Sophie Zelmani - My Song

2021-07-03: Music diary

Susanne Sundfør - When the Lord

2021-06-28: Link blog

Reversals in psychology

Some of the psychological effects or claims whose evidence turns out to be weak:

  • The Dunning-Kruger effect
  • The marshmallow effect
  • Stanford prison, Milgram, Robbers Cave experiments
  • The "hungry judge" effect (massively reduced acquittals just before lunch)
  • Expertise attained after 10,000 hours' practice
  • Tailoring teaching to students' preferred learning styles has an effect on objective measures of attainment
  • Multiple intelligences exist
  • Lots of screen time is associated with low wellbeing
  • Left/right hemisphere dominance correlates with personality differences
  • Stereotype threat suppresses girls' maths scores
  • Brains contain one mind per hemisphere
  • Facial feedback (smiling causes good mood)
2021-06-18: Link blog

Top 100 3D Renders from the Internet's Largest CG Challenge

2021-06-14: Link blog

r/badhistory on Mother Teresa

I intend this neither to be a defense nor a vindication of Teresa; rather, adding some much needed nuance and assessing some bad-faith approaches to the issues. My major historical/ sociological research here deals with the state of medical care in Teresa's charities.

2021-06-11: Link blog

Where did the microchip vaccine conspiracy theory come from anyway?

In a Q&A session, Bill Gates suggested that eventually, we would have digital certificates to show our health records (which is something that could be implemented on our smartphones). The next day, a Swedish website for biohacking advocates, always looking for excuses to implant chips, claimed that Gates meant microchip implants.

A Baptist pastor read the biohackers' fabrications, identified the supposed chip as the mark of the beast from the book of Revelation, and talked about it in a video that quickly got 1.6 million views, calling the chip a "vaccine implant". The conspiracy theory then spread, helped by former Trump advisor Roger Stone, who on radio claimed that Bill Gates may have created the coronavirus as an excuse to microchip people.

2021-06-11: Link blog

QAmom - Confronting my mom's conspiracy theories

My mom got sucked into the world of internet conspiracies so I made this little movie about it.

2021-06-11: Link blog

This $2,700 robot dog will carry a single bottle of water for you

Chinese firm Unitree Robotics revealed its latest creation: the Unitree Go1, a robust-looking four-legged bot that’s remarkably cheap, with prices starting at just $2,700. (For comparison, Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot costs $74,500.)

2021-06-11: Link blog

China has created a dystopian hellscape in Xinjiang, Amnesty report says

In a 160-page report based on interviews with 55 former detainees, Amnesty said there was evidence the Chinese state had committed "at least the following crimes against humanity: imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty in violation of fundamental rules of international law; torture; and persecution."
 
The report follows a similar set of findings by Human Rights Watch, which said in an April report that it believed the Chinese government was responsible for crimes against humanity.
2021-06-11: Link blog

Photopea

A Photoshop clone written in Javascript that runs in your browser.

2021-04-25: Link blog

National fight between guys named Josh won by very small Josh

2021-04-23: Link blog

Malaria vaccine becomes first to achieve WHO-specified 75% efficacy goal

A new malaria vaccine is 77% effective in a phase II trial. If results from phase III aren't much worse, then it could soon save hundreds of thousands of children's lives each year.