Monday, 27 December 2010

Obligatory snow photos

We're leaving Sweden today, heading back to the UK for the next leg of the Christmas extravaganza. Before heading off I thought I'd upload a few of the photos I've taken here in the last couple of days.

The weather here's been great: lots of snow (42cm as I type), biting cold (pretty much constantly below -10'C) and good spells of blue sky to show it all off. The company has been great too - as ever, we've been looked after fabtastically by Lisbeth and Lasse (tack sa mycket!).

Torpet peeks out of the snow

A few more photos are up on Flickr.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

New Taste Deep Love

Discovered this little gem while tidying up the spare room, a great example of machine translation picked up while I was in China.

New Taste Deep Love: On the sunny afternoon, your face is like an angel's face, your dream is like a pink rose...

For the record it's a pineapple-flavoured snack.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Indispensable Mac software - my list

Just been setting up my Macbook Pro and thought it a good opportunity to make a note of the OS X software I've found myself relying on over the last year or so. Of course there are the multi-platform standards such as Evernote, Firefox (no Chrome man me!), Spotify, Tweetdeck etc, but whilst great those aren't what I want to cover here.

Now is the time, and this is the place, for those little Mac-specific helpers...
  • Growl - the notification system other apps hook into to quietly tell me what's going on
  • Burn - a great freeware DVD burner, it just does the right thing every time with no fuss
  • Caffeine - a killer when presenting or showing off photos, when engaged it stops the screen switching off or the screensaver kicking in
  • AppCleaner - tidies up orphaned files when deleting apps
  • Loginox - just because I want my own customised log-in screen background image :-)
So, Mac users, what am I missing?