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14 November 2006 @ 01:18 pm

For that other political perspective.
02 November 2006 @ 10:42 pm
I have been anticipating the release of Neverwinter Nights 2 for...well, a long time. Since it was released. So I was excited when I discovered that it was released today in stores. Picked up my copy, went home, installed it, downloaded the patches (how about that, multiple patches available for you before the game has even been on the market for 24 hours?) and clicked the executable. It chugged along for a moment, before a message pops up: "Emulator discovered. Turn off all virtual players and other emulators" (or something to that effect). Well, I had both Nero and Daemon tools installed and running, so I turned them off. Started NWN2 again. Same message. This time I go into the tool management and turn off every non-vital process. Start NWN2 again. The.Same.Freaking.Message.Again.

The new rage in copy protection is apparently something called Securom. It's great, because hackers, leechers and software pirates can't use the game, at least for a while. The drawback is that innocent people who have bought the game the legal way frequently can't use it either.

In a couple of days, a no-cd patch will no doubt appear at gamecopyworld.com, and maybe then I can play the game. No thanks to Atari or Securom.
Current Mood: infuriatedinfuriated
01 November 2006 @ 07:13 pm
I totally have the manlove for Peter Forsberg. Like so.

Current Music: The Pipettes - Pull Shapes
02 August 2006 @ 06:56 pm
The World Series of Poker main event is in full swing, and a whole bunch of Swedes are participating, and giving the bookies nightmares. Or what do you say about these three players that qualified for the second day of play?
  • Peter Hedlund $53,550
  • Peter Hedlund $45,475
  • Peter Hedlund $47,900
Current Mood: amusedamused
24 July 2006 @ 10:32 pm
I thought I had stopped doing these "song of the day" thing, but then Röyksopp jumps at me with their What Else Is There? and it must be the song of the day because I can't stop listening to it.
Current Music: Röyksopp - What Else Is There?
23 July 2006 @ 05:06 pm
Fuck this website.
Current Mood: amusedamused
23 July 2006 @ 04:52 pm
I posted this (in a slightly different version) on a message board where nobody read it. I guess I should take the clue, but I'll post it here too.

With Youtube, Google video and countless other services, you can find pretty much any music video you can think of. Lately I've been listening to a lot of Swedish artists, slightly amazed at how good it is. A few of them:

Timo Räisänen

Fear no Darkness, Promised Child - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gmgZ2t0LaE

The Knife

Heartbeats - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZatCZ1YWQeI
Marble House - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAu8HYtoFAQ

Hello Saferide

Long Lost Penpal (feat Firefox AK) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZOiZ6bZ_KM
My Best Friend - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJU1bbBC3g8

Firefox AK

Love to Run - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEbA32RK7Ts

The Concretes

The Chosen One - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq4SsH5375E

Mando Diao

Sheepdog - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeNu2GdQz9M
Mr. Moon - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hUnTTkBCfc
Down in the Past - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCdQzSOcFQA
Paralyzed - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKgKSh3UNbs
The Band - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5_DhKzQPEg
Current Music: Mr Bungle - Platypus
09 June 2006 @ 04:03 pm
A good friend of mine, an old classmate from elementary school organizes a music festival in my hometown every year under the name Peace & Love. It's been a great event right from the start with a lot of nationally well known artists appearing, and a few smaller international artists as well.

Despite that, I almost died from a cough attack during the coffee break when I read in the national newspaper that my friend had been in touch with Patti Smith and explained what the festival was all about, and she had immediately agreed to appear.

I don't know who I love more right now, Patti Smith who I have admired for like, forever, or my friend for having the good taste and the initiative to bring her to our little podunk hometown.

I already knew it's going to be a good summer and a good festival, but apparently it can get better.
31 May 2006 @ 11:41 pm
Song of the day has turned into song of the month, or something like that. Today it's Hot Chip - Over and Over. Good stuff.
Current Music: Hot Chip - Over and over
24 May 2006 @ 06:40 pm
Slowly, slowly is the Swedish summer approaching, mostly with frequent rain showers in store. For me, summers consists of memories attached to pieces of music, and odds are, these two festivals will contain much of that music. Bolded some groups I'm particularly looking forward to. Popaganda is especially nice, since it's all free... ;-)  Peace & Love has a much bigger selection of good bands, but then again, they actually charge their visitors... Plus it's a good reason to go back to my hometown and visit the folks and some old friends too.

Popaganda, Stockholm May 25-27

Peace & Love Festival, Borlänge July 7-8


Current Mood: chipperchipper
Current Music: Pavement - Stop Breathin