lørdag, oktober 29, 2005


I have really been working hard the past .. months I guess so not a lot of updates here lately. I got Singstar a while back and I can only say it has rocked my world! Countless parties and nachspiels have been a total blast when I pack up my ps2 mini and rig it all up! Next up is Singstar 80-ties, how can it fail?!

fredag, oktober 28, 2005

Weekend: Kaizers and more..

Looks like a good weekend is coming up; I'll start the evening with at company sponsored dinner for the project I'm working at a local sushi-restaurant. Its a pretty good bunch, so it'll be a nice way to recouperate after a pretty intense couple of months.

Later tonight I'll pop by an event for the members in the local jazz club I am on the board of. We'll play some old records, chat, eat and drink.

Then later there is a jazz concert which I don't know too much of, but I bet it'll be good!

Tomorrom is the big day: I got massive response when I asked if anyone wanted to join me and some friends on a Kaizers Orchestra concert Saturday - so we are like 12-13 ppl just from work and many more ppl either of my friends or some of the others. We'll do a quick vorspiel at Rasmus' place to get in the mood and then venture out at about 23:00.

Looking forward to it! (Guess I'll have to record Beat for Beat/Lyrics board

Kaizers lyrics.

Some pics for last time I saw Kaizers at a MSDN Live kickoff:
(will fix this later on)

Update1: Leaving in 10 minutes, here is the last setlists: http://www.drmowinckel.com/setlister.php?tid=24&vis=
This is gonna rock!

torsdag, oktober 27, 2005

Letterman Show getting a bit too serious?

(Sorry, norwegian only)
Jeg skulle se hvem som var gjester på Letterman Show ikveld og fant denne fiffige beskrivelsen:

(Late Show with David Letterman) Amerikansk talkshow med David Letterman og gjester fra studio i New York. De mest ettertraktede stjernene innen film, TV, teater, musikk, politikk og sport lar seg intervjue av den populære talkshow-verten. Det arbeides for fullt i FN for å unngå at den kritiske situasjonen i Kongo skal utvikle seg til en ny Rwanda-katastrofe. Vi følger prosessen i de innerste kretsene, og i felten med FNs fredsbevarende styrker.

Jeg foretrekker det gamle formatet ;-)

Det viste seg å være Madonna og to hester - bra episode!

Visual Studio 2005 & .Net Framework 2.0 released!

Yeah baby!

fredag, oktober 14, 2005

Post-it tatoo

One of the reasons I started writing on this blog was that I have a tendency to write down scribblings on anything and anywhere I happen to find suitable. That includes my body.

One thing that I don't to, however, is get tatoos - no particular reason, I just don't.

If I ever would have a tatoo, it would be an empty post-it note so that I would know what place of my body I wrote my last "remember" note!

On this issue, check out:


tirsdag, oktober 11, 2005

k750i emulating w800i

(photo: Jaran)

Check it out, Jaran successfully managed to convert his k750i to a w800i by replacing the firmware. Now maybe we can even convince him to write up a tutorial.. ;-)

Don't want to sound like a partypooper, but I still think the w800i looks über-sweeter than the dull k750i.. :-D

fredag, oktober 07, 2005

Multiplayer GTA: Liberty City Stories for PSP

Is it freakin' possible?! Multiplayer GTA finally?? Seems so according to this VG-blog.. For old GTA fans Liberty City Survivor is quite funny ;-)

The news is (norwegian):
Rockstar annonserte nemlig i dag at det vil bli multiplayer i spillet via
WiFi. Det blir syv forskjellige moduser,som opptil 6 spillere kan delta i, med 60 forskjellige karakterer å velge mellom (man starter med 9, og får flere etter hvert) . Les mer for info rundt de tre kjente modusene.
Get Stretch - En modus som fungerer som capture the flag, bare at flagget er en stretch limo, kjent fra GTA-spillene. Det er to lag, og hvert lag skal prøve å stjele det andre lagets stretch, og kjøre den tilbake til sin egen base uten at motstanderene stjeler deres.
Protection Racket - To lag mot hverandre, det ene laget skal forsvare en base, mens det andre skal angripe basen. Angriperene skal ødelegge fire strecher før tiden går ut. Når de har klart det, byttes rollene, og de nye angriperene skal prøve å slå den gamle tiden.

Liberty City Survivor - God gammel deathmatch. Alle mot alle eller et lag mot et annet, om å gjøre å drepe mest.

onsdag, oktober 05, 2005

Xbox 360 Launch Lineup Announced

Here's the lineup for the launch of Xbox 360:

I've picked out a few items I think look good:
    • "Saint's Row" (THQ Inc.). Under threat from rival gangs and corrupt officials, the 3rd Street Saints must conquer the city of Stilwater or face destruction. From the spectacular opening battle to regain control of the local hood, "Saint's Row" offers an unparallel level of freedom to explore this living, breathing city. Players are free to engage in the multitude of different activates at their leisure, all while building up respect in a gameplay-rich world. Build enough respect and the 3rd Street Saint's lieutenants will trust the player with more dangerous missions.Mass Effect Crackdown
    • "Gears of War" (MGS-Epic Games Inc.). Blending the best of tactical action games with the best of survival horror titles, "Gears of War" is the first game developed by Epic Games exclusively for Microsoft Game Studios and Xbox 360. "Gears of War" thrusts gamers into a deep and harrowing story of humankind's epic battle for survival against the Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surface from the bowels of the planet.
    • "Mass Effect" (MGS-BioWare Corp.). Set 200 years in the future in an epic universe, "Mass Effect" places gamers in a vast galactic community in danger of being conquered by a legendary agent gone rogue. A spectacular new vision from legendary developers BioWare, "Mass Effect" challenges players to lead a squad of freedom fighters as they struggle against threatening armies to restore peace in the land. "Mass Effect" is the first in a trilogy of games with an overarching story, where the real conflict between organic beings and artificial intelligence comes to life in startling clarity.
    • "Crackdown" (MGS-Real Time Worlds). "Crackdown" pushes the action-driving hybrid genre into the next generation with the introduction of the first truly 3-D persistent playground, highly innovative cooperative gameplay, and an extensive prop interaction system all while taking place in a massive and highly stylized urban center. All strategies and tactics are acceptable provided players clean up the streets. Players roam a virtual city built to encourage and allow the full width, depth and height of the space to be explored and exploited. "Crackdown" will offer free-form gameplay, over-the-top action, and, for the first time in this genre, online cooperative play.
    • "Castle Wolfenstein" (id Software). id Software's newest chapter in the legendary "Wolfenstein" series will deliver players deep behind the enemy lines of a war-torn Germany, where Nazi experiments with technology and the supernatural threaten to turn the tide of World War II. Utilizing a revolutionary new graphics technology targeted specifically at next-generation hardware, this new "Wolfenstein" experience will draw players into a world of unmatched exploration, action and espionage.
    • "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 4" (Ubisoft Entertainment). "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 4" will thrust players into a new breed of gameplay that promises to innovate and revolutionize the "Splinter Cell" franchise. Ubisoft is taking the saga of Sam Fisher into entirely new territory, expanding the story and depth of his character.
    • "Quake 4" (Activision, id Software and Raven Software Corp.) is the sequel to the award-winning and historic "Quake II." In a war for Earth's survival, against an unrelenting enemy, the only way to defeat them is to become one of them. Built on id Software's revolutionary "Doom 3" technology, "Quake 4" also features fast- paced multiplayer competition modeled after the speed, feel and style of "Quake III Arena."

tirsdag, oktober 04, 2005

Calling in sick

Sick today - sucks! After drenching the bed in sweat I finally got up at 20:00 to grab some food and watch some tv. I have installed VS 2005 RC1 and might be checking it out later on. At the moment I have a headache of global porpotions after loosing a lot of fluids so I intend on doing nothing that being lightly entertained for the rest of the night ;-)

lørdag, oktober 01, 2005


I finally got my ass around to getting Singstar - I have no idea why it has taken this long!

I got the Norwegian one with the mic's, but I am awaiting Singstar 80's later this year!

Slow day..

This has to be the first Saturday night in ages I am not out, except from the weekends I have been working.. I have spent the day preparing a consert for tomorrow, tidying up the apartement, downloading some tv-shows and such.

I also bought a new wireless PCI-card for my "main computer". I have used a 3Com wireless USB adapter (hey, doesn't that sound cool: "wireless USB"..) that is utterly complete crap! I have to believe there is a production error on it, or else my repect for 3Com will plumit!
The new card is, as mentioned, a PCI-card made by Linksys. I didn't realize they were a sub-division of Cisco untill today. Well, it rocks and after some minor trouble it seems to be stable with powerfull signal. Me like!

Overall I have been a big 3Com fan, but I have had so much trouble with their OfficeConnect products I don't know what to think.. Actually I just discovered an old MSPaint.Net drawing I did a while back, so you can imagine I have had 3Com-trouble for a while now..

Next project is de-wireing the xbox, and possibly the ps2.

One step closer..

iTunes Music Store

Recently I woke up after a rather heavy bender at my favorite drinking spot and discovered 7 - seven - reciets for albums bought at iTunes Music Store at around 4 am ..

Confirmation box - why did you abandon me?!

The music was Sleater-Kinney and a live album of Rage Against The Machine, so it wasn't that bad after all..

Come rain, come shine

September in my part of the country has had the 4th most amount of rain since the measurements started 100 years ago! Only two days in September have been rainfree..

As the past month has consisted mostly of work for my part, I don't really complaign, and I must say it at some points has been my only reason for keeping at it for a couple of more hours on late night programming sessions at work.

Local newspaper

44 ppl busted in Bodø drug raid

Wow.. I knew my hometown Arendal had a pretty bad drug problem, but not like that up here :O

Local newspaper
Norwegian newspaper