Let’s go 2019!

Happy New Year!

Well, hello there – yes, the blog is still alive (just barely) and as much as it has been neglected in the previous years, the more I want to do something about it… finally!

Scrolling through the archives there’s plenty of half-assed attempts at trying to push some new posts through the Ol’ WordPress but not something coherent or contextual. It’s a random post here and there. Not really entertaining, interesting or impressive.

Here’s my pledge for the coming year: This blog will be much more active and the first’n’final resting place for some of the things I’ve been meaning to write about in the past.

At the same time, this blog is going to narrow the focus and not trying to be everything to everything (there will be other blogs for that). Instead, this blog will cover more in-depth matters, the bigger picture, the half-baked ideas and thinking out loud.

So let’s here it for a new beginning – rebooting and going for 365 days of uptime in 2019! Cheers!

It’s still alive!

It’s been ages since I last updated this blog and that’s a bit of a shame. Not because of lack of ideas for topics or posts but mostly lack of time – or more correctly, a lack priority. Hopefully this is about to change since there’s plenty to write about and document.

This is just to confirm that although the blog is a bit stale it still hasn’t reached “best before” date – and I will be updating these pages soon.

So stay tuned! More to follow!

A foreigner in LA

I’m at work right now and as many times before that means traveling. Not that I mind that at all. In fact, with winter full on at home with temperatures around freezing and practically no sight of sun it’s quite nice to spend some time in a more hospitable climate.

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Not to mention, a taste of the big city although is becomes clear that I’ve become accustomed to living in the country – but not surprising the contrast is clear between a small village in the Scandinavian countryside and one of the worlds most iconic metropolis’ Los Angeles.

Came here for the first time a year ago and now on the 5th visit – this time longer than anytime before since I’m staying for a month (33 days to be exact). That’s a month of sunshine, meeting old friends, working with great colleagues and plenty of new experiences – it’s impossible to stay here without something not planned happening. Anything else is would be odd in a city of roughly the same population as all of Scandinavia combined.

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A “winter” day in February in Los Angeles

But of course it’s not all fun’n’games. Being far away from home and family takes it’s toll and not having your own bed to end the day in adds a bit to the stress of traveling. All this – though – is a small price to pay I must say. The challenge and adventure is more than enough to outweigh the negative and five weeks fly by quite quickly.

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Posting via mail

WordPress is pretty cool – you can mail your blogposts in and get them published automatically. And if you – like me – really like your mail client for writing and editing it couldn’t be easier 🙂 Give it a twirl! I use Postie and that’s a recommended module.

So, what’s happening?

I’ve made a few updates to the system and did some ‘house-cleaning’ so maybe this time I can start to blog a bit more.

As of now the overall language is English but there will be posts in Danish and even Swedish. It’s hard to be multi-lingual when most tools are only built for one language at a time – and support for more languages is only possible through shaky 3rd party add-ons. Well, let’s see how it goes – the new Drupal 8 has best-in-business support for multiple languages so I might change to that soon – so far, I’m going with WordPress.

See you in the comments.