Should I get a Facebook account?

Long have I resisted, long have I clinged on  to the statement  that I don’t need a Facebook account, that I am social enough in other ways. Also, many of my friends are also on Helgon.net, where I have been a member since 2002.

But it feels like everyone has a Facebook account these days.  And apparently a lot of party invitations and just plain contact-keeping is swarming around there. More so than on Helgon, which is becoming more and more stale.

On the back side of the coin, I tend to get addicted to these kind of things. And I don’t want to feel the need to check it several times every day. Especially not at work.

Help me out here, vote in the poll and tell me what you think I should do.

Poll: Should I get a Facebook account?

  • Yes, and I want to be your friend there! (60%, 9 Votes)
  • No (33%, 5 Votes)
  • Yes, but I don't want to be your friend there... (7%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 15

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Edit: It seems that to be able to vote, you have to use the frankjohansson.com domain. frankjohansson.se or killersnail.com will not work. If you still cannot vote, please leave a comment so that I can fix it.

Edit2: Now it seems to work with frankjohansson.se but not with frankjohansson.com! Strange. Will have a look at it during the weekend.

Edit 3: Seems that there were conflicts with having multiple domain names using the same IP, which confused the poll code. Or something like that. I have changed the DNS settings for frankjohansson.se and killersnail.com to forward to frankjohansson.com. This should also help my google rank a bit. Anyway, poll should be working now.

Make your own 3D paper figurines

Yesterday I discovered cubeecraft, a site with lots and lots of templates for making your own figurines out of paper. No glue or tape is required. All you do is print an image, cut along the edges and fold it together. I made a Bender from Futurama in about 20-30 minutes, and it was really fun seeing it come together!

There are a lot of characters to choose from; most are from movies or games, but there are also political ones (see the Obama figurine in the gallery below)

Oh, do yourself a favor: If you want it to survive cleaning and moving around, use thicker paper. The 80 gram paper I used worked, but was definitely on the limp side.

A few samples:

Lots more can be found on cubeecraft.com.

Another site with similar paper figurine templates is Toy-A-Day. A bit flatter, but also with a big selection.

Frank’s Spicy Vegetarian Stew

Hi everybody – It’s Sunday cooking time!

Today I made a neat vegetarian dish that I thought I should share. Images are clickable.

This dish is enough to feed 4 grown men with good appetite, which should translate to 6-8 “ordinary” servings. The leftovers (if any) are fine to freeze and just microwave when you are in a hurry/lazy.

Things I would have added if I had any at home:

  • Carrots
  • Mushrooms
  • Chinese water chestnut

Men vs. Women Flowchart: Going out

Call me sexist or whatever, but I found the following flowcharts (originally found on Gizmodo.com) very funny, and I think they held a great deal of truth. What do you think?

Men vs. Women Flowchart: DrinksMen vs. Women Flowchart: Going to the bathroomMen vs. Women Flowchart: Sex

By the way, I am starting to have regrets about my New Year’s resolution. The nicotine abstinence I can handle (although I eat a lot more), but I so want to go out and party (in an alcohol-intoxicated state)! I will at least try to stay sober until my 30:th birthday (3 more months), but we’ll see how it goes.