General

  1. Probabilities and knowledge

    2016-01-24

    Probabilities are all relative to knowledge. We cannot know the outcome, without knowing how things work, and we cannot learn that before it has happened. The best thing we can do, is guess, based on what we've seen before. Eventually, when we have learned, there are no probabilities, only thruth.

  2. Socialism and humanity

    2016-01-20

    Socialism tries to add a little bit of humanity to counter the law of the jungle, which is capitalism. They are not opposites, but complementary.

  3. Some thoughts on taxation

    2015-11-20

    Being a bit fed up about current complex tax systems and the growing inequality, which is a big topic nowadays, I read about a few suggestions on alternate tax systems (in the USA) a while back. [...]

  4. OOP and dependencies

    2015-01-10

    OOP is a paradigm that for a while now has left a certain bad after taste for me. It's not exactly caused by OOP itself, but how OOP is typically practised, or I dare say, misused. [...]

  5. A reflection on software projects

    2013-09-23

    I'm currently attending a class in project management, and many of the topics being discussed makes me reflect my own experiences from working in the software industry. I'd like to share my thoughts so far. [...]

  6. Android tablet impressions

    2012-07-17

    I have recently had the chance to make my very first acquaintance with an Android tablet and thought I'd share some of my initial impressions. I believe tablets are worth attention, but they're not without problems. [...]

  7. Scientific deception

    2012-06-14

    Something that in itself seem to make sense, can very well be a deception, by intention or not, if other alternatives are ignored or insubstantially discredited. A critical eye is the key to real progress.

  8. Template languages and separation

    2012-06-11

    Today, it's common to use template languages to produce markup code. My recent work on data and UI separation on the web, made me realize that this technique offer poor separation between design and implementation. Can we use a different approach? [...]

  9. A thought on mental and legal accountability

    2012-06-08

    Character enlightenment or character assassination? Healthy or sick, normal or abnormal? These are difficult questions, and maybe much more importantly; who shall decide where the the boundaries are?

  10. Website version 2 is up

    2011-10-20

    The new design is up and running. Hopefully I'll be able to fix any errors the coming days. So far it's looking good, though.

  11. The retirement of HTML

    2011-09-25

    HTML is a technology that emerged in the beginning of the 90s, and the current version (4.01) dates back to 1999. Lately, HTML5 has been a big buzzword, but I must say it's overrated and definitely not a new silver bullet. HTML5 defines some new tags, but that's basically it. The vocabulary is still as limited as the current version of HTML. Vocabulary is only one of HTML's limitations. The time has come for something new. [...]

  12. A simple class loader for PHP

    2011-06-09

    While playing around with the CodeIgniter library on my LAMP server, I found a need for automatic loading of classes. CodeIgniter is a neat little thing that handles loading of MVC parts, but has no real support for helper or simple data classes. I wanted my models to retrieve data from the database through entity classes by using an ORM library (Doctrine). And like in a typical JPA/Hibernate setup for Java, pass those entity objects to the view. [...]

  13. A taste of semantic web and RDFa

    2010-10-08

    The amount of data stored on the web is vast. Traditionally, most of this has been restricted to human interpretation. The next step is the semantic web. Imagine software that can tap into this enormous source of data and perform queries for you, presenting it all in one single place. This is conceivable by introducing semantics to web content. [...]

  14. My new blog

    2010-08-05

    Finally, my new blog is online! Welcome! [...]

  15. A take on modularity in JavaScript

    2010-08-05

    Making code modular and solid is always a challenge. Recently, when re-developing a small application, I wanted to focus on modularity. After fiddling a bit with my JavaScript files I came up with a better and simpler way to modularize my code. [...]