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, 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 domain. or 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 but not with! 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 and to forward to 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

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 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.


BBC has added a neat collection of Bushism in their News section.

For those of you unaware of the term, Wikipedia states Bushism it as “…a neologism that refers to a number of peculiar words, phrases, pronunciations, malapropisms, and semantic or linguistic errors that have occurred in the public speaking of United States President George W. Bush…“.

So basically, stupid things said by Dubya, the misunderestimated president (as he said about himself).

Some of my favorites include:

  • “There’s an old saying in Tennessee – I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee – that says, fool me once, shame on… shame on you. Fool me – you can’t get fooled again.”
    Nashville, Tennessee, 17 September, 2002

  • “You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.”
    Townsend, Tennessee, 21 February, 2001

  • “I understand small business growth. I was one.”
    New York Daily News, 19 February, 2000

  • “It’s clearly a budget. It’s got a lot of numbers in it.”
    Reuters, 5 May, 2000

  • “Will the highways on the internet become more few?”
    Concord, New Hampshire, 29 January, 2000

  • “I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully.”
    Saginaw, Michigan, 29 September, 2000

  • “I have a different vision of leadership. A leadership is someone who brings people together.”
    Bartlett, Tennessee, 18 August, 2000

  • “I’m the decider, and I decide what is best.”
    Washington DC, 18 April, 2006

And a few that didn’t make it to BBC’s page but is included on the Wikipedia page on Bushism:

  • “I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family.”
    Greater Nashua, N.H., Jan. 27, 2000

  • “Before I arrived in President, During I arrived in President”
    December 1,2008

    And finally:

  • “Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.”
    Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004

Ah, well. In 12 days it’s finally over.

Seven things to do in Iceland

Nomadic Matt’s Travel Site has an excellent post titled Seven Things to Do in Iceland (Why You Should Go Right Now!).

As a group of us are getting together to go there this Easter, this is a nice place to quickly read up on Iceland if you are interested in joining us. Keep in mind that while the tickets and hotels are still very cheap, they tend to run out sooner or later, and you can already see the prices rise on a daily basis.

Gallery: Seven things to Do in Iceland

Worth adding is also Whale Safari, where a large number of different whales are often sighted all around the Icelandic coast.

New Japanese Watchmen Trailer

Trailer Addict just added a new Japanese Watchmen trailer that looks awesome! Lots of new footage, and most of the scenes gives you that hey-I-recognice-that-from-the-graphical-novel feeling. At least if you have read the graphical novel written by Alan Moore. 😉 If you haven’t, do it!

Trailer: Watchmen (Japanese trailer)

See also my previous post regarding the Watchmen movie (including the two previous trailers)

Iceland – Everything booked

We have now booked flights and hotel rooms for the Easter Iceland trip! 🙂

Everyone that wants are still welcome to join us, but by now you will have to book the flights and hotel yourself.

For us the total price ended at 4288SEK, but you can get it even cheaper depending on how/where you will stay and where you book. We recommend booking everything at

For further details about times and seating, leave a comment and I’ll get back to you.