No plans for next few months/years? Read on, it's pretty inspiring

No plans for next few months/years? Read on, it's pretty inspiring.

29 life lessons learned in travelling the world for 8 years straight
Eight years. That’s 416 weeks, or almost 3,000 days. This is the amount of time that I have not had a fixed home; moving to a new country, culture and

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"Instagramfilter" till photoshop – när man vill lägga filter på högre upplösta bilder, t

"Instagramfilter" till photoshop – när man vill lägga filter på högre upplösta bilder, t.ex. Vilket jag skulle kunna tänka mig att göra, ja. :P

dbox – Instagram Filters as Photoshop Actions
Instagram Filters as Photoshop Actions. I recently did a google search to see if anyone had “converted” instagram filters to photoshop actions. After not finding any results, I decided to see if I cou…

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Alfetta GTV 1978. Almost mine…

Ever since I found out that Swedish Alfa Club is going to take part in the Alfa Romeo Centenary I had this fantastic idea to buy an old, nice Alfa and drive it to Milano.

I’m going down with my whole family of course, so that wasn’t really all that practical idea. Mirjam is going to be 2yr old by then and little David is going to be, well… still very little. There’s still a chance that Jeppe and Katrin will join us and they have a nice (well, kind of) Mazda 6. My idea was that Jeppe and me can ride in the Alfa and gals and kids in the Mazda.

To say the least that proposal was not very popular.

Anyway, I was watching the ads at CARs site and Blocket (swedens largest buy’n’sell site) for a while. There are always some nice old Alfas on sale, but I was looking for one that I could just fill up with high octane gasoline and drive all the way to Italy. Most of the GTVs and Giulias that were on sale had lots of problems to deal with and/or were way too expensive for my budget.

And then, suddenly, there she was…

Sandros Alfetta GTV 1987
Sandros Alfetta GTV 1987

A beautifully restored 1978 Alfetta GTV. The owner has done really good job with it, he invested some €5.000 in it during last few years.

The price was really good too, especially considering the amount of cash he invested in it. I could have bought it for just €3.500.

Reason he sold it was that he (lucky bustard) has a friend in Italy that saved a nice Montreal for him. Damn, I need that kind of friends too. Anyone? Please…?

I was almost on my way down to his place to buy it the next day, but he needed to fix an issue with tires or something so we postponed it… And of course I was unable to get down there the weekend after that because a boring trip to Stockholm. So my beautiful madonna went to a nice couple that wanted to have a nice weekend car. For those two sunny days we have every summer here in Sweden.

Damn. It’s just so typical. I was so disappointed that I probably won’t take any Alfa down to Italy. But then again my dearest can consider it as a very nice and mature decision from my side. And the only positive thing about all this is that I actually can buy a new Alfa in Italy.

I sure hope You’ll really enjoy the car you nice old couple you :(

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Vicky Cristina Barcelona - BluRay version

Nice movie, really nice. I always liked Woody Alen’s movies, and this one is not an exception. Penelope, Scarlett and, well, just everyone did a great job. Nice little story told with great passion and with all those lovely details…

I’ve watched it in Full HD, it’s really beautiful, don’t spoil it by watching some stupid cam or screaner…

There is even a beautiful Duetto in it… Just another lovely detail for us that have extremely good taste.

Read all about the movie here. I gave it a clean 8 on imdb, it’s a must see movie that just makes you feel good every time you watch it. You can see a trailer at the official website.

Lovely music, especially the main song, Barcelona by Giulia y los Tellarini. There’s an official video that you can watch here.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3

While ordering my new TV set, I decided to get myself (or, actually my wife) a new digital camera. I still have the very nice Sanyo Xacti C1 which still produces good enough images (at least in a daylight) and some nice movies (in mpeg 4 format) but I thought it’s about time to move on. I was pretty unsure of which one to go for. There are some really nice Canons out there, I was really interested in two of Ricoh models, and I wanted to at least get some Sonys and Fujis into account.

I ended up with a Panasonic TZ3 model, the one in black finish…

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3
I really like it a lot… The 10x optical zoom is extremely good, and we were able to produce some really nice shots even tho we never bothered to open the manual and check all those settings.

So why did we opt for this model? Well, I do like Panasonic cams even tho I never owned one myself. I had few IXUS models and I was pretty happy with Sanyo Xacti too. The most important reason for buying TZ3 was a really good widescreen mode and a 10x optical zoom. Now there is a Panasonic LX2 (10.2 Mpix) model too that has more of everything and even better widescreen movie capture, but the noise levels were way too high on that one. I bought that one for a customer who needed the movie options and a good overall camera. It’s really good, especially it’s raw mode, but I wanted something else… So, after reading an extremely good article on megapixels I decided on TZ3 which has 7.2 Mpix display.

I highly recommend reading that article btw, it’s well written and easy to grasp. Probably won’t change consumer behavior, but it’s a good effort.