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Weeknotes

2022-04-30: Hauska vappu!

2022-04-12: I don’t see the need to share these every time I solve one, but this was fun. ⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩 …

2022-04-11: The One About Me getting a Haircut Ever since I wear my hair short (it used used to be different, and now there are no pix and my …

2022-04-10: Today’s stage looking nice.

2022-04-10: At the soundcheck for the 110 Year Gil Evans tribute concert with soloist Jukka Eskola. This is …

2022-03-31: At 3:20 the cats were of the opinion that I had slept enough. Little did they know.

2022-03-23: I switched around some things during my vacation and did the inevitable and set up Elfeed as well. I …

2022-03-20: Classic backstage before the concert with the Carling Family.

2022-03-12: Re: my Reading-List My plan has worked out well and I finished the books on my Reading-List. As some of the books I …

2022-03-09: Manton Reece in: Part 2: Foundation - Indie Microblogging My blog is one of the most important …

2022-03-07: What about a game of soccer?

2022-03-02: Soprano Blues To be honest, I’m mostly angry at the moment and don’t feel like sitting down to write …

2022-02-23: Winter: Best enjoyed inside….

2022-02-20: Thanks to all the talk about personal libraries  I somehow remembered that thanks to Libby I can …

2022-02-20: Weeknotes #15 Since the my last very-not-weekly posts plenty of things have happened and by now I am not done, but …

2022-02-14: If you try the cricket-bar you don’t have to eat the carrot. A sentence I actually said. (Found in …

2022-02-13: The finished 1989 Batmobile We started building this exactly three months ago (it naturally gathered some dust in the meanwhile …

2022-02-13: My upcoming Reading List - A plan I have a “problem”: I get quickly obsessive about things in general and additionally …

2022-02-12: From todays trip to the bird watching place.

2022-02-09: How great is that! Neil Gaiman has his own Neil Gaiman themed Wordle: the Neverwherdle 2 5/6 🟨⬜⬜⬜⬜ …

2022-02-09: I finished reading “The Fires of Heaven” (book #5 in the WOT series) by Robert Jordan …

2022-02-06: Parked sleds.

2022-02-06: While cleaning some folders I ran into to some design drafts that I did for the header of my …

2022-02-05: I have spent a significant amount of the afternoon re-naming files, organising my documents folder …

2022-02-05: My daughter and I made some progress with the Batmobile this morning. We’re about 2/3rds in at the …

2022-01-29: On this day, 12 years ago... I launched in addition to my photoblog (From 10 to 300mm), my “personal” blog which ran …

2022-01-26: Ha! Even though accident, this was a first in a while. I haven’t had this score neither this, …

2022-01-26: It didn’t took nearly as long as I initially thought but just finished reading: The Shadow …

2022-01-22: Trying to Find a Plain-Text Task-Management System... again Every now and then I get bored/frustrated with Pen/Paper task-management and start to look into some …

2022-01-20: Kaweco Steel EF vs Premium EF Nib - A quick Comparrison Over time I have become rather peculiar about my preferred fountain pen(s), nib-sizes, ink colour …

2022-01-19: I should be doing something different but instead listening to audiobooks and also got an idea how …

2022-01-16: I’m merely pretending to be able to.

2022-01-15: I prefer to use cartridges with my pocket pens and since I can’t buy them anywhere near …

2022-01-14: The Books I Read in 2021 Compared to the previous years, 2021 had not been a good year for reading. It is possible that I …

2022-01-13: After finishing book 3 of the series I naturally started to the read the 4th book: The Shadow …

2022-01-12: I'm almost there I think I might be (almost) done with the re-design of the Blog’s theme, at least for now. At …

2022-01-10: And the third Corona shot is done. 💉

2022-01-09: Finished reading: The Dragon Reborn: Book Three of ‘The Wheel of Time’ by Robert Jordan. …

2022-01-07: New Pen Day It's the first one this year! I have been waiting for the pen to arrive and today my new Kaweco …

2022-01-07: We have visited an actual Café. This was a first in longer than I can remember. Related: first Dirty …

2022-01-06: New Year, New Journal Setup I’m using the Bullet Journal Method for task-management now in the third year and aside two …

2022-01-01: New year, first post. Door.

2021-12-24: For Christmas a picture of our youngest, rather mischievous, family member doing just what …

2021-12-17: Performing with the Oulu All Stars Big Band feat. Jarkko Martikainen On Saturday, 18th of December 2021 at 19 o’clock we will perform with the Big Band feat. …

2021-12-13: This Years' Gingerbread House While I was off on a rehearsal the other day my wife and the kids finished this years Gingerbread …

2021-12-06: Two books that I read lately A few weeks ago I started to read Robert Jordans “The Wheel of Time” and in the …

2021-11-28: Weeknotes #14 Looking back at the weeks since my last Weeknotes it is safe to say that at the least on this blog …

2021-11-23: The Return of the Baritone I haven’t played the baritone sax for at the least 15 years and had some fun today working on …

2021-11-21: The other day we went to see the Lumo Light Festival and watched this beautiful installation. It was …

2021-11-21: Signed up for Prime (again) to be able to watch “The Wheel of Time” and was happy to …

2021-11-20: Flu shot: ✔️

2021-11-14: The 1989 Batmobile… Let’s do this.

2021-11-10: Don't expect updates anytime soon well, at least on reading-updates or possibly on things I watched. Thing is that we got HBO-Max and …

2021-11-06: Showtime: minus 50 min.

2021-11-05: @Korundi Jazz Festival Tomorrow on the 6th of November 2021 the T:M:Q-Quintett feat. Nina Mya will perform on the Korundi …

2021-11-04: Finished reading the audio-book of Clive Barker’s “Mister B Gone” during the …

2021-11-03: It took me less than a day to be reminded as to why I stopped using digital for my task management …

2021-11-03: Weeknotes #13 I missed the obviously best opportunity to publish the 13th edition of the Weeknotes on Halloween, …

2021-11-03: I have been using pen and paper with the Bullet Journal Method successfully and efficiently for more …

2021-10-31: It’s that time of the year, another carved out pumpkin. Some how I feel the design is the …

2021-10-29: As I’m tinkering with my blog’s design I realized how much is now possible with the new …

2021-10-28: New Nib-Day My fountain-pen hobby addiction extents now to nibs as well. From the day I got it the Kaweco Brass …

2021-10-25: It took only a couple of months for him to be in charge of the remote.

2021-10-24: (Very) Slowly going back to Emacs During the last few weeks I have spent some time re-learning and configuring EMACS again. I already …

2021-10-22: I have read quite a few books by V.E.Schwab during the past few years and today I finished …

2021-10-20: And a quick shot while walking the dog as little addendum to my previous post.

2021-10-20: At the shop to get the winter tyres on, just in time for the first snow that made it appearance …

2021-10-01: While I doubt I will manage through the whole month, I can at least try. October Photoblogging …

2021-09-28: On the weekend we went for a quick visit at the bird-watching-tower, which would have involved more …

2021-09-21: Comment Styling for Marfa theme Now that I relaunched my Micro.Blog and posted my first post in a year it seemed reasonable do some …

2021-09-21: I know, it's Been A While After re-launching this blog and updating it with a whooping six posts this year, I also re-launched …

2021-09-21: During the last year I grew very tired about all things Social and eventually stopped posting …

2021-07-21: Another Trip to Hailuoto

I’m afraid the summer vacation is coming slowly to an end but the other day we spontaneously …

2021-06-15: Weeknotes #12 It now little more that a year since the last post in this category. Is it time to stop calling them …

2021-04-20: Fragile My Baum-Kuchen Studio delivery arrived and contained, amongst a few other things, also this nice …

2021-03-09: A short trip to Hailuoto Nice! I knew that the feature had been in the works and now the new Story feature in Wordpress had …

2021-03-06: Looking Up The other weekend we took advantage of the nice weather and went to the beach again. The light was …

2021-02-13: Cold We had some real nice weather today and had a short visit at the beach.

2020-08-02: Photoblogging Challenge Day 2: It’s not 100% on the point I would but it sure contains something …

2020-08-02: Had the First rehearsal for an upcoming Salsa gig today. The vacation is therefore almost over.

2020-08-01: August 2020 Photoblogging Challenge: Up

2020-07-31: Finished the audio drama adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman”. It’s as great as one might …

2020-07-31: Been walking the dog in the night the other day.

2020-07-16: Koitelinkoski in Monochrome Yesterday we took opportunity of the nice weather and drove out to Koitelinkoski. I have visited …

2020-07-14: Almost a new Domain My update-process continues and as such I updated/changed/edit (delete as appropriate) my …

2020-07-09: Limminka-Bay We took a short trip to the bird-watching tower in Limminka and captured this panorama shortly …

2020-06-26: Hailuoto Beach An image from yesterday’s trip to the beach. In the past I would have needed a tripod and my …

2020-06-09: At the Beach Even though it had been colder than it looks, we took a trip to the beach in the morning.

2020-06-09: Weeknotes 11 During the last week this blog had been rather silent, for the obvious reasons. I had, and still …

2020-05-26: Weeknotes No 10 During the weeks since my last weeks not much had happened, and mostly everything was, like for …

2020-05-16: A Frozen Cake One of our daughters’ birthday wishes had been a “Frozen”-cake and my wife had …

2020-05-01: Hauska Vappu 2020 It sure is a different “Vappu” this year, but my wife prepared, as every year, some nice …

2020-04-20: 2000 Pages of Sandman While I more or less binged the rest of the series beginning from Vol.5, the first four volumes I …

2020-04-06: Weeknotes #9 It’s “Corona Lockdown: Week 3” (I believe) and with it another week is done, …

2020-03-30: New Ink Day - Diamine Earl Grey I had been looking for a nice grey ink for use in my Bullet Journal as I start to feel the black I …

2020-03-30: My long overdue "The Books I read in 2019" post I’m rather happy with the outcome of last year’s list and I managed to read quite a few …

2020-03-28: Weeknotes #8 Since the last instalment of this series again a few months have passed, but I took a bit of a …

2020-03-20: And my .com Domain is History as well The other day I let yet another un-used domain I own(ed) expire and with it got rid of yet another …

2020-01-23: The Thing with Instagram Over the weekend I gave in and installed for the first time in about two years or such Instagram on …

2020-01-05: Every time I open Musecore after a little break I wonder why I shell out for Sibelius every month. …

2019-12-30: The Last "Reading-Update" for 2019 After reading Richard Matheson’s Nightmare at 20000 Feet, which I thoroughly enjoyed (if that …

2019-12-26: Morning Walk

2019-12-24: Merry Christmas Merry Christmas (or any other Festivo of your choosing for that matter)!

2019-12-19: On Support Chat Over the course of the last few days I had to spent some time in a couple of sessions in a …

2019-12-15: Weeknotes #7 It is time for a long overdue edition of the Weeknotes. Life and my newly found extensive journaling …

2019-12-14: This Year's Gingerbread Village I almost forgot to put the picture’s up on here but Tiina and the kids’ have built this …

2019-12-13: And some more recently read books During the last few months my every so frequent blogging-streak from the beginning of the year, …

2019-12-02: Light-River From the recent light-show event in the city. I like to believe Kylo Ren’s lightsaber to have …

2019-11-22: The Thing with the missed Blog-Anniversary The beginnings of this blog are a bit in a grey zone but I remember starting blogging more or less …

2019-11-20: The Ocean(s) at the End of the Lane(s) Much to my surprise my expected, and already delayed delivery of the illustrated edition of Neil …

2019-11-16: A few days ago Since the weather turned rainy, grey and generally dreadful a quick reminder of just a few days ago.

2019-11-13: Another Update on my Reading List Even though time is limited I try to read on a daily basis and additionally routinely forget to …

2019-11-06: And suddenly it's Winter

2019-10-31: More new books - Just in time for Halloween Upon first glance the “Annotated Lovecraft” is spectacular and I’m sure that I …

2019-10-22: The forgotten Reading-List updates It’s been a while since my last update, but in fact I read a lot during the last few weeks but …

2019-10-21: My Neil Gaiman Book-Collection is Growing Even though it was not planned in any way, my daily habits and doings are getting more and more …

2019-10-12: Still Empty Still empty. Kids’ concert starts in two hours.

2019-10-07: A Walk Through the Woods Autumn will soon over and yesterday we used most likely one of the last chances of this year to have …

2019-09-22: At Koitelinkoski It was mostly grey in the morning, but for a brief moment the weather improved a bit. It helped that …

2019-09-21: Two finished Books I finished the audiobook Margaret Atwood’s “The Testaments” the other day and …

2019-09-19: A few more Books I had pre-ordered both the Neil Gaiman “Snow, Glass, Apples” and Randall Monroe’s …

2019-09-10: The Book Thing Last week arrived a delivery of a collection of mostly used Neil Gaiman books and the other day I …

2019-09-04: Insta-Graphic-Novel-Purchase We are performing with the Big Band tonight and after the soundcheck I went over to the comic book …

2019-08-30: The One with the new Pen - Part 3 I have been looking into a few more pens recently, and was looking for something that is somewhere …

2019-08-08: My Star Wars Lego Family My wife surprised me with some new additions to the Lego Star Wars Family for my birthday which go …

2019-08-02: @Elojazz2019 Performing tonight at 22:00 o’clock on the Elojazz Festival with the OASBB feat. Jukkis …

2019-07-29: At the Kierikki Stone Age Center We had planned to go there for a while, but today was the last possible day for us to drive out to …

2019-07-25: The Road to Å During our first visit to the Lofoten nine years ago, I was not able to take this shot with my DSLR …

2019-07-24: The Falcon found a Home For the past few years the Falcon had, due to the unavailability of a decent place to store it, …

2019-07-21: A Stop at Kabelvåg After spending the first night of the trip along the way, we arrived, after about 24 hours of travel …

2019-07-18: Vintage Writing Desk A vintage, how-to-minimal, writing desk. Sadly not mine though.

2019-07-17: New Pen: The Kaweco Student 70's Soul It’s a couple of months ago, that I started to get into fountain-pens and then got me a Lamy …

2019-07-15: Don't Bite There was a lot of dried fish on the Lofoten, but this one at the Glashytta was a rather stunning …

2019-07-14: Ramberg Beach It was rather stormy that evening, and at one point we started to wonder whether the tent would …

2019-07-12: Performing in Luleå At 20 o’clock tonight we’re hitting the stage with the newly formed Arctic Pulse Jazz Orchestra at …

2019-07-09: Vikten Another beach, this time in Vikten. Spectre.app performed great.

2019-07-08: Lofoten Beach An image from the beach last night. This was another great place to spend the night.

2019-07-07: Mountain View The weather has changed for the better, and what a nice way to wake up.

2019-07-04: An update to my Handwriting practice I’m rather satisfied to notice that my handwriting slowly improves. It’s not there where …

2019-07-02: Weeknotes #6 The vacation time around here, brings it with that not so much is happening of course. One major …

2019-06-28: The (other) One with all the Domains There’s got to be a name for that behaviour, but I moved all things back to WordPress from …

2019-06-27: The One with the "Conjuring" universe Just before going to sleep I was catching with my feed-reader and read an article on Tor.com about …

2019-06-25: The Devil’s Soup Bowl Over the weekend we went to visit the Hiidenkirnut, a leftover landmark from the ice-age. The place …

2019-06-23: With Spectre.app at the Tivoli During a visit to Tivoli with the kids I used the opportunity to play around with Sprectre.app a …

2019-06-22: Continental A vintage typewriter that we ran into the other day.

2019-06-20: I Know it's Been a While There is this place with three lakes just placed in the middle of the woods and I have visited them …

2019-06-18: The Case of the Full and Empty Notebook The other day I wrote on the last page my Leuchtturm 1917 and with it filled my first ever journal. …

2019-06-13: Three Boats In many cases the light was a little bit too harsh in the middle of the day to take pictures, but at …

2019-06-12: Apps that I relied on the most in 2018 part 1 – Stuff on the Phone My app-usage is as fluctuating as ever and I tend to experiment a lot to find just the right apps …

2019-06-09: Oxford Blue I wouldn’t have thought that to be possible a few months but I washed my fountain pen today …

2019-06-07: Turkansaari During the morning we took opportunity of the nice weather (and the not-so-hot-morning) to take a …

2019-06-06: First Stop First stay on the trip to Lofoten.

2019-06-05: Weeknotes #5 Truth to be told, vacation has started and there is not much going on in the first place, so I guess …

2019-06-01: Beer Menu Probably the most beautiful beer-menu that I have seen so far.

2019-05-29: Only minor Action required I have yet to re-read the book, this time with a pen to make some notes, but I can already say that …

2019-05-25: My Reading List for the Summer Holidays The other day I finished Jeffrey Konvitz’s “The Guardian” and now I have the …

2019-05-24: Morning Routine It was a rather spartan hotel room the other day, but at least it had a table. I had a coffee and a …

2019-05-19: Weeknotes #4 Since last week’s Weeknotes was amiss, this is more of a two weeks’ note. Truth is, not …

2019-05-18: The Real Cat If you read the book you know what I’m talking about.

2019-05-12: One more Year, one more Ninja Cake To celebrate our daughter’s 4th year birthday, Tiina made another great Ninja-Go cake.

2019-05-10: New Pen Actually it is the first fountain pen I got myself since, I guess, 4th grade or such. I didn’t …

2019-05-06: Weeknotes #3 This weeks’ Weeknotes are going to be much shorter than last weeks. It was a rather busy week …

2019-05-03: About my next Read and an Interview After finishing the Themis Files series the other I was looking for the next thing and when Tim …

2019-05-01: Hauska Vappu Hauska vappu everyone!

2019-04-28: Weeknotes #2 The beginning of the week was a bit busy but I got some work done and currently I’m up in the …

2019-04-24: Trying to find Balance with Music, Podcasts and Audiobooks Podcasts, for many years had been a steady companion in my daily life, so much so, that I listen to …

2019-04-21: Weeknotes #1 It’s a bit crazy right now. It’s getting warmer every day (which is great) it also feels …

2019-04-02: The Long-ish Day I can already predict to not to be able to finish the post I started a few days ago, so a picture of …

2019-03-21: How I prepare Semolina (Manna) Porridge in the Microwave I like to have a bowl of Semolina, or how it’s called here, Manna, porridge for breakfast from …

2019-03-18: Lego Batman The Bat-Wall in the kids’ room got a new, very appropriate addition.

2019-03-15: Device No 17 I read about Dropbox’s newly introduced three device limit for free accounts about 5 minutes …

2019-03-13: Bird's Nest I had some unplanned time available and used that to purchase the new Charlie Parker Omnibook Vol.2. …

2019-03-10: Mario Day I understand it is Mario Day today, so this image fits right in.

2019-03-09: A Case of minor Whisky Nerdery Almost two years ago I read an inspiring article about single-malt whisky which set me to the road …

2019-03-08: Teddy Bear Store The window of a teddy-bear store.

2019-03-01: The One with All the Subscriptions I have this file in my text-editor in which I list my active subscriptions. I know it is a growing …

2019-02-25: The Book-Log Earlier this month I published my reading list from 2018, and in the process realized that putting …

2019-02-14: My “The Books I Read List for 2018” I started out rather strong and finished a couple of books right in the beginning of the year, and …

2019-02-13: A Fishing House Along the Road Totally unrelated to anything at the moment, but I found this in the archives and realized that I …

2019-02-10: The Thing with “The View From The Cheap Seats” I discovered Neil Gaiman’s writing a few years ago and since then I consider myself a huge fan of …

2019-02-07: The thing I forgot to write about yesterday As far as I know it was more or less sold out and we played well and our soloist(s) for this gig, …

2019-02-04: On the Micro-Monday Podcast I had the pleasure to be invited for a chat with @macgenie for the Micro-Monday podcast. The episode …

2019-02-03: Nallikari Since it was nice and cold yesterday we took a trip to the beach. Why wouldn’t we?

2019-02-02: Some Stats for 2018 As in the previous year(s) I enjoy to have a look at the numbers. In this post I have put together …

2019-01-26: Today’s view from the Hotel Window It’s been long ride, and by now it’s pitch black outside. So yes, I’m currently at the Ylläs Jazz …

2019-01-25: The One with the Case of Bag-Fever I want a new bag but I don’t necessarily need one. The storage room in the cellar is filled with …

2019-01-20: Another “Woods in Winter” panorama It was rather chilly outside the other day (somewhere between -15 and -24 in the night), and snow …

2019-01-16: My Todoist Report 2018 It’s that time of the year again, STATS! The fine folks over at Todoist had done again an amazing …

2019-01-08: An accidental blog-post about my Task-Manager situation All I wanted was to write a little post with all the apps that I am currently using on the phone. As …

2018-12-31: More Winter-Panoramas Today, on the last day of the year we took the opportunity for a quick trip to Koitelinkoski. We …

2018-12-27: A Winter Panorama A lot of snow came down a few days ago and covered the landscapes with a couple of centimetres of …

2018-12-25: Visiting the Moomin Snowcastle Over the weekend we had some fun with a spontaneous visit to the Moomin Snowcastle at the Santa …

2018-12-24: Merry Christmas I could not think of a better image to wish you a Merry Christmas with than one straight from Santa …

2018-12-21: The one with the "Murderbot" and other Novellas I posted a short micro-blog the other day, when I started with the Murderbot Diaries, and in the …

2018-12-20: As I just started another Stephen King novel, I was reminded again how much I enjoy the prefaces he …

2018-12-16: Seven years and 70 socks For our seven-year wedding anniversary my wife surprised me fittingly with seventy pairs of socks. …

2018-12-09: Gingerbread Castle My wife has finished this year’s gingerbread house, or castle in fact. My idea of simply wrapping …

2018-12-07: 5.0 and waiting for Twenty Nineteen Now that WordPress 5.0 has landed I’m eagerly awaiting for the new default theme Twenty Nineteen to …

2018-12-06: It’s still a work in progress… My wife started to built this year’s gingerbread house. It’s still under construction but it is …

2018-11-25: Last Gig At the last soundcheck on this trip.

2018-11-24: Kaunis Pää We used a bit downtime to walk up to the top of Kaunis Pää. What a nice view from here.

2018-11-22: Arctic Circle Gigging way up in the North today. Even though I crossed the Arctic circle uncountable times, it for …

2018-11-17: Frozen Rhubarb Frozen over rhubarb surely is stuff out of Lovecraftian dreams.

2018-11-11: Stuff I watched during the last few weeks The other week a nasty virus took me down and I had been on sick-leave for a couple of days. Since …

2018-09-14: The Audiobooks and one other thing that I listened during the last weeks Since finishing the The Complete Sherlock Holmes I have read a few more books, but, aside the Herbie …

2018-09-04: Finally new glasses After sitting on and breaking my previous glasses, and sticking with crap glasses from the …

2018-08-03: The finished Lego BB-8 The other day I got the Lego BB-8 as a birthday gift and we had a blast putting it together. Some …

2018-08-02: 8 Years on Wordpress.com The other day I got the notification that I joined WordPress.com 8 years ago. Cool! As great as …

2018-06-28: Koitelinkoski Panorama On the weekend we took advantage and went to Koitelinkoski to grill. It was nice weather and despite …

2018-06-20: The One With All The Hama Beads I think my wife has started this Hama-Beads-craze around here by un-digging the Hama-Beads which lay …

2018-06-13: The Falcon The Star Wars exhibition at Legoland is very nice. Some real great models there. Especially this …

2018-06-12: Approaching Stockholm A panorama taken approaching Stockholm.

2018-05-14: Ninja-Cake For the 3rd birthday of our daughter, my wife made her a cake of her favourite Ninja.

2018-05-11: Ninja-Go Lego Dragon Spend a good time of the morning yesterday building this with our son. This turned out very nicely.

2018-05-01: Hauska Vappu! Update: Next time I put on glasses when uploading an image, so to pick a sharp one. Image replaced.

2018-04-25: Rocky Shore on Senja I was supposed to prepare some images needed for work today, when I realized that my Lightroom …

2018-04-19: At the Särestöniemi Museum On the way to Levi we had a quick stop at the Reidar Särestöniemi resort, which is now a museum. He …

2018-03-30: Walking the Dog While walking the dog.

2018-03-19: Stuck Got stuck?!

2018-03-17: Vibes Vibes…

2018-03-14: Homescreen for March 2018 I know it’s been a while and I needed to search a bit until I found the last home-screen post …

2018-03-05: From 10 to 30mm - Screenshot A screenshot from my blog in 2009. While moving my site I had the idea to browse through my long …

2018-02-20: Currently Reading I have been listening to audiobooks plenty before but since I started to use Storytel I have been a …

2018-02-19: Morning Panorama I’m quite impressed with the panorama function of the Nokia 8 camera. It did handle the …

2018-01-30: What's next on my Reading List Many things work better for me when I have a goal, a deadline or something like this and finding …

2018-01-27: Breakfast View View at breakfast today.

2018-01-12: My Todoist Report for 2017 Just as last year, Todoist has released the stats of the users usage. And you know how much I like …

2017-12-28: The Books I Read in 2017 The stats from Goodreads came in the other week and I was happy to realize that I reached my …

2017-12-24: Merry Christmas Merry Christmas everybody!

2017-12-04: At the official 100yrs gig Had fun the other day performing with the OASBB at the official 100year celebration of the Finnish …

2017-10-31: A Pumpkin instead I planned to publish a short-story but all you get is a picture of a pumpkin. Happy Halloween!

2017-10-30: First Snow First snow for this Winter.

2017-10-05: A BeBop-Scale Loop I like to come up with looping exercise like this, because they are a quick way to learn some new …

2017-09-17: Room with a View

2017-09-16: What's next in my Reading List The other day I finally (I’m sorry to put it this way) finished “The Night Ocean” …

2017-09-10: The Road to Narvik Fast as always I finally came around to process some of the images from last year. Took this one on …

2017-08-26: Aikuinen Nainen Aikuinen nainen. Great concert today with OASBB!

2017-08-14: Fishing Cottage A fishing cottage on Senja, Norway.

2017-08-07: Jerry After the Big Band concert I had the chance to meet one of my all-time heroes Jerry Bergonzi

2017-07-22: Cottage Rocks and cottage in the mountains between Norway and Sweden.

2017-07-22: Beach A beautiful white beach at Bøvær.

2017-07-13: Cape North Cape North is even foggier and stormier than last time. One day we might actually see something.

2017-07-11: Vantage Point A vantage point on the way to Bøvær.

2017-07-10: Abisko On the way to Norway in Abisko National Park.

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2017-07-04: Home-Screen for July 2017 It’s almost as it was a few months ago, but in between there were a lot of changes On the …

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2017-05-26: "You may be drinking something that gives a burn from top to bottom" Matt Gemmell in Whisky: Whisky, like any non-clear spirit, is an acquired taste - and I mean …

2017-05-21: Superhero Cake For the 2nd birthday of our daughter, Tiina made her a cake of her two favourite superheros.

2017-05-11: Ouch! Ouch! Of course the mouthpiece had to break in the morning, just before a concert.

2017-05-01: Hauska Vappu

2017-04-10: "1000" Another milestone here on the blog. I almost didn’t notice, but my last post also turned out …

2017-03-12: Windows It was long coming but I made the switch back to a Windows machine the other day, and it’s …

2017-02-13: The next books on my Reading List I’m taking a short break from the Expanse series. I just finished reading the 3rd book in the …

2017-02-10: New York State Of Mind: Tenor-Solo A transcription of Richie Cannata’s tenor solo on Billy Joel’s New State Of Mind A …

2017-02-03: #shotononeplus

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2017-01-12: Home-Screen for January 2017 New year, new home-screen. Sort of. My monthly home-screen is already two months late, which is …

2016-12-16: 5th Anniversary My wonderful wife got me a great gift for our wedding anniversary. I believe under normal …

2016-12-04: The Books I finished in 2016 Two years back I realized that I by far don’t read enough and started to do something about …

2016-11-22: Sven's.blog I was eyeballing this domain since it was announced and got almost the one that I wanted. Wordpress …

2016-11-05: 106 Days My time back on iOS didn’t lasted very long. 106 days to be precise. In the beginning of the …

2016-09-28: At the Toy Store We visited a toy store and obviously everyone had some fun there. I like the cartoonish images one …

2016-09-03: A Road Trip through Norway: Part 3 Some more images from the trip.

2016-08-04: Lego Carbon Freezing Chamber A great birthday gift which is fun to look at and was fun to built.

2016-07-18: Software Boxes I found some old software buried deep in some boxes: The time, one actually went out and bought …

2016-06-26: A Road Trip through Norway Summertime is Road Trip time! This time I took the kids for a round trip over to Norway. It went as …

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2016-06-22: 7 Years Later: It's still there

2016-05-10: Things to consider when trying a new Mouthpiece It’s that time of the year when I am trying a couple of mouthpieces for the alto again. I grew …

2016-04-22: Coffee-Break is Over Two weeks ago, I had my first cup (actually three) of coffee and one Latte after four months and 9 …

2016-04-17: So, I went to take pictures I un-dusted the camera and took it for a quick walk. For the first time in years (the last time I …

2016-04-06: Home Screen for April 2016 One of my main motivations to switch over to Android, was to be able to set up the device just the …

2016-02-03: Similarities or Universal Truths? As a musician and a person who enjoys to write (which in fact is more typing) I am always trying to …

2016-01-30: Coffee Withdrawal As you rightly guessed by the title of this blog (note: Then ‘Too Much Latte’), I really …

2015-12-30: Some Stats One of the fun things of running a blog here on Wordpress.com is the yearly report at the end of the …

2015-12-24: Merry Christmas

2015-12-17: The Books I Read in 2015 I remember how I realised at the end of last year how few books I have managed to read during that …

2015-12-16: 4 years Today it’s four happy years with much more to come.

2015-11-17: Todoist Master I wrote a lot, if not too much, about my constant back and forth between various task-managers, but …

2015-11-15: Home-screen for November 2015 It is time for another home-screen post. In fact, no major changes compared to my last one. A few …

2015-11-13: The Laptop Epiphany Since the iPad had been released, and even before it was officially available around here I have …

2015-11-12: A Mobley Loop “Learn to BeBop on changes like Hank Mobley first. It tells you when to stop.” Those …

2015-11-05: The Paperwhite At the end of last year I wrote a piece about my inability to read as much as I would like to, and I …

2015-10-01: Home-Screen For October 2015 It’s that time of the month. The lack of difference between the current the one from July does not …

2015-09-07: Observations Nothing makes the end of vacation more apparent than the first few weeks at work. I guess that is …

2015-09-04: Hipster Workspace

2015-07-19: Ice Bear

2015-07-09: Home-screen for July 2015 I planned to publish this, or better, a post like this for a long time. My last home-screen-post is …

2015-06-28: Koski First time this year.

2015-04-28: A Quick Ulysses Tip for Custom PDF Styles As I am digging deeper into Ulysses and customize the app to my liking I ever so often discover some …

2015-04-24: Areena Processed with VSCOcam with c9 preset

2015-03-22: The Red Horn A concert with trombonist Nils Landgren was planned for many, many years and now it finally …

2015-03-21: Soundcheck

2015-03-10: Before They Disintegrate - Pt.2 The other day a few more T-Shirts arrived and they are already among my favourites. So, even before …

2015-02-24: Before They Disintegrate As a kind of digital preservation, and a reminder to myself which shirts I own. Think of it as a …

2015-01-04: A Looping Exercise Some of my favourite etudes that I ran into over the years are the Kröpsch Clarinet etudes, …

2014-11-27: Backstage

2014-08-03: A Session To Remember It’s rare enough of an occasion that someone like Joe Lovano performs around here, let alone …

2014-06-19: #vscocam

2014-06-03: A Complete Approach to Overtones - A Review Recently I shared some thoughts about the saxophone sound and some of the materials that I use for …

2014-05-18: Path

2014-05-18: Gone Fishing

2014-05-01: Thoughts on Sound To me sound is one of the most important things to focus on when playing and practicing the …

2014-02-19: Waiting again. #vscocam

2014-02-17: Writing Tools revisited In the recent past I haven’t writing much about one of my weak spots: text-editors. Mostly this is …

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2014-02-05: It’s totally one of those days again.

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2013-12-01: Sold out

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2013-06-22: A horse

2013-06-18: Fjord

2013-06-09: Taking it easy.

2013-06-07: Rivinnokka Yes it has been a while since the last update but now it’s more time for a fresh picture. I used the …

2013-05-09: Yet Another Absolutely Non Weekly Post Another week and another weekly… no, wait. Okay, by now it’s safe to say that I totally …

2013-04-14: I was listening to John Coltrane’s Lazy Bird and was thinking that I should transcribe that …

2013-04-13: Orchid

2013-03-06: Stop

2013-02-27: 333 Words and still going on

2013-02-24: The Not-So-Weekly Post Soon The Walking Dead is about to start, which means that it is time for another, well, …

2012-11-18: Adding some tweaks again.

2012-11-11: Burning the midnight oil. Not even half way done

2012-07-05: Bird

2012-05-28: Greetings to Ireland

2012-05-13: Cadillac

2012-04-01: Ice Walk

2012-03-31: There’s an app for that… no wait..

2012-03-29: A sign

2012-03-18: Only one more…

2012-03-18: Introducing Tolstoi!

2012-03-10: Take 2. First one was kind of cropped weirdly.

2012-03-09: New camera just in time for upcoming work trip to Norway.

2012-03-06: When distraction-free doesn't equal free of distractions Over the past few years, the act of writing has become somewhat of a regular task for me. In fact I …

2012-02-25: Waiting

2012-02-25: Trees

2012-02-17: Sports photography

2012-02-14: Bad winter weather window abstract.

2012-02-11: Rope

2012-02-07: Lamp squirl - soon also on the blog.

2012-02-07: Frozen Wall

2012-02-07: Warm light at -30

2012-02-04: Flower

2012-01-26: Break

2012-01-26: Grab a seat

2012-01-21: Line-up

2012-01-20: Colourpalette

2012-01-15: Things to come

2012-01-15: Medieval

2012-01-14: Seat

2012-01-14: Squirls

2012-01-12: Sketch

2012-01-10: The Mänty Sketches #1 It is now two years ago that I launched a project, which I called the Winter Trees-Project, which …

2011-12-27: Arctic Circle Gram

2011-12-23: Merry Christmas Today I would like to wish all of you who take their time to visit my site a Merry Christmas. This …

2011-12-16: I do

2011-12-11: And more snow

2011-12-10: Covered

2011-12-10: And more…

2011-12-09: Finally some snow. This was long overdue.

2011-12-04: A Very Much Belated Anniversary Post So, there you go. I missed it. For the first time in now four years I missed the anniversary of this …

2011-11-01: A Violin Teacher's Room - A Photo Story Summer, with all it’s landscape-photographic opportunities is but a distant memory and another …

2011-09-27: An Evening At The Harbour It appeared to become a perfect sunset when I left home - clouds and sun just right for taking out …

2011-09-13: Poro in Motion - A Project It takes me less than an hour of drive to the north to pass the so-called pororaja (the …

2011-08-30: The Korouoma Canyon After driving through heavy rain we arrived in the Korouoma canyon late in the night and finally …

2011-08-23: Two Tree Abstracts During the summer we took the chance and went out to one of my favourite locations, a wild stream …

2011-08-09: Just The Island A while ago I wrote about the importance of having a favorite location close by your home. I posted …

2011-08-02: Kiutäköngäs - A Series It was only planned to be a little road-trip, but in the end the resulting images became part of my …

2011-07-26: The Road Trip - #1 Summertime is road-trip time and we just happen to have returned (well at least by the time of this …

2011-07-12: Raptor Falls #2 The other week I posted the first image in this series and it’s time for the image which I …

2011-07-11: Squeezing in a rock wherever I can :-)

2011-07-05: Raptor Falls #1 The conditions played some tricks on me during my short visit to Norway this time and I’m …

2011-07-03: Darth Jell-O

2011-06-28: Bossoberget Falls I arrived in Norway after many hours of driving only to find the one road which was important to me, …

2011-06-27: A Slightly More Winding Road There are moments in landscape-photography when just about everything comes together perfectly: …

2011-06-21: Most Likely On The Road Already It’s time again for my second trip to Norway this year. It’s going to be a short again. …

2011-06-10: Where the sun don’t set …

2011-06-10: Summer in Finland

2011-06-07: One Night In Lapland I used a few days off to start my vacation with a short photo-trip to Lapland. It has become a …

2011-06-05: Actually doing this…

2011-06-05: Been here plenty before but never noticed this image. Need to come back soon.

2011-06-01: You don’t know the power of the…

2011-06-01: Episode V …

2011-06-01: Darth Cake - Episode 1 Successful

2011-05-30: After 6hrs of driving finally at location. Quick nap and while waiting for the right light.

2011-05-18: Sandfjordbukta It’s only a little while ago that I missed some gorgeous light on the coastline and I returned …

2011-05-18: Finished shooting for today. Let’s see how they look at home.

2011-05-15: The Golden Chocolate Triangle

2011-05-13: The first green. About time…

2011-05-13: Eggum View We’re just on the way back from the Lofoten with the direction to our home in Finland . We’re not in …

2011-05-08: Yellow Bike

2011-05-08: Ladder

2011-05-06: Lily

2011-05-05: St.Michael's Mount in the Dark Actually it’s just before sunrise but it just does sounds better this way, doesn’t it? …

2011-05-04: You know why…

2011-05-04: Waiting…

2011-04-28: A Smaller Kind of 'scapes I jump-started my photographic season (at least the more local one) for this year already a few week …

2011-04-25: Still Frozen…

2011-04-23: Finnish vegetable

2011-04-23: Spring

2011-04-16: Eventful day. Images turned out like I hoped and scouted for next time already. Sweet.

2011-04-15: At work, waiting, killing time…

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2011-04-09: Angry?

2011-04-04: Darth Cake

2011-04-03: M or M?

2011-03-30: Mountain Sketches After little sun during the morning, quickly more and more clouds started to show up and it started …

2011-03-27: Asterix

2011-03-26: Artist?

2011-03-20: Trunk

2011-03-16: Another Journey To The North 2/2 - Saana, you're looking good today Tl,dr: On last day of this journey I was able to get the image that I had envisioned a long time …

2011-03-14: Slam Dunk

2011-03-13: Duff

2011-03-11: Another Journey to the North Part 1/2 - Signaldalen During this trip I took images all over the area up to the island of Sommaroy, near Tromsö. But the …

2011-03-09: Saana looked beautiful this morning. Now back home.

2011-03-07: And I'm Off It feels like forever since I had posted a similar post like this and it’s actually long …

2011-03-06: Negative space for the beginning of holidays

2011-03-06: Persfjord: A Sunny Night At A Stormy Coast The storm lasted the whole day but just as the forecast had predicted, at 22 o’clock the …

2011-03-05: Coffee

2011-02-24: The Red Rocks This evening’s shooting started successfully a little while ago at a lighthouse a few …

2011-02-19: Tulip

2011-02-16: Oulangan Summer Sky Kuusamo, Summer 2009. It’s the beginning of June on a warm early summer night. I’m just …

2011-02-12: Who knew…

2011-02-12: Frosty Trees

2011-02-05: Waiting…

2011-02-04: The Flow #2 The other day I was just browsing through my Lightroom library and “found” this image …

2011-02-02: Reading and waiting…

2011-02-01: Bay #1: Re-imagined The sun just above the horizon as we’re driving along the coast and stopping ever so often to …

2011-01-27: On A Little Island - Winter The forecast for today didn’t look too good in fact and I’m up for a couple of hours …

2011-01-21: Fuzzy Pelican Another one from a fun trip to a local bird zoo… Already in my previous image from this trip I …

2011-01-20: On A Misty Morning Pt.2 Two days ago, on Wednesday, I posted the first part of images in this series of images entitled …

2011-01-19: On A Misty Morning Pt.1 It happens that every now and then, that when I browse through my archives I find some images that …

2011-01-14: The Green Mountain A long night with beautiful light and gorgeous sky is coming to an end. The sun rises and it’s …

2011-01-11: Troms Rocks We’re scouting for locations and exploring the island here in the north of Norway. Stunning views …

2011-01-10: Discovered In The Archive - A Sneak Peek Every now and then I browse through my archive it happens that I find some images that I have long …

2011-01-08: Featured on Photoshelter! I was just browsing through my Twitter feed in the morning I learned that yours truly is featured …

2011-01-05: Finally some sun. Was about time.

2011-01-05: Lofoten Summer It has been a long day at this moment already, and we’re still searching for the location we have …

2010-12-31: Dedication And now it’s almost here.. the year 2011. Traditionally at this time resolutions are made and most …

2010-12-24: Trails

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2010-12-21: Storvatnet Reflection #1 Lofoten Islands, Norway, June 2010 The outing for tonight is almost over and we are just on our way …

2010-12-14: The Second Frost It had been the third day with gorgeous light in a row, something that I believe to be happening …

2010-12-09: Summer Swamp It’s the end of July 2009, almost on my birthday, and by now I’m already photographing …

2010-12-08: Waiting…

2010-12-02: The First Frost “The first frost always feels the worse” were the words our local postman said to me in the elevator …

2010-11-24: Summer Nights I’m somewhere in the forests near Kuusamo in the east of Finland. It’s early June and …

2010-11-19: Australian Pelican Photography is all about opportunities, and while I usually prefer to photograph landscapes …

2010-11-17: Tromvik Boat It had been a long and eventful shooting this evening here on these islands north of Tromsø and …

2010-11-08: Hailuoto Revisited - November 2010 Hailuoto, Finland, November 2010 It’s early November now, about one and half month’s away from the …

2010-11-05: The Flow After I passed the border into Norway for a few kilometers my disappointment about the fairly …

2010-11-03: Tectonic Coast #2 Finmark, Norway, July 2010 By now the sun somehow has long “set” behind a layer of …

2010-10-27: Lofoten Nights It’s in the middle of the night by now. The sun, even though it’s not setting and is …

2010-10-25: Arctic Beach #2 April 2010, Tromsö, Norway Having arrived early in the morning in Tromsö, we head out in nice sunny …

2010-10-20: Malangen Mountains Norway, April 2010. After a day’s worth of exploring the islands around Tromsö the light …

2010-10-18: The Last Chance Sometimes things turn out totally different from what you have planned. This morning I planned to do …

2010-10-06: Mysterious Pier Today’s image is a little bit different from what I usually post, or better, different from …

2010-09-29: Henningsvaer Harbour Lofoten Islands, June 2010. Upon our arrival the weather was, well, badly in need of improvement. …

2010-09-24: Unexpected Company Somehow landscape photography is always full of surprises. Every now and then something unexpected …

2010-09-22: Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise It’s time for a new image and another audio blog entry. I have posted one before already and …

2010-09-15: Storfjord Rocks By now I have passed this site along the E8 to Tromsö multiple times and yet it doesn’t seem …

2010-09-07: Purple Bay Rocks A little bay, somewhere along to road to the island of Sommaroy, Norway. It’s more than a …

2010-08-31: Storm St.Just. It’s the other side of the cliff and again I found shelter from the storm behind some …

2010-08-28: St.Just Bridge St. Just. The rain which just tested my now already torn looking 1,99£ umbrella stopped and I can go …

2010-08-25: St.Just Rock Geez, I miss the sea. There’s nothing more refreshing than a strong wind and heavy waves …

2010-08-18: Under The Midnight Sun It’s just around midsummer and we’re just coming from the first site of the evening, a …

2010-08-15: Berlevag Lighthouse It’s the second day up here in most north part of Norway. So far I drove about 1500 km of my …

2010-08-01: Fossil Rock Here I am in the Finnmark area way up in the north of Norway on a beautiful rocky beach. The weather …

2010-07-07: Rocked Tree Todays explore starts on a beach called Utakleiv on the north coast of the Lofoten islands. Waiting …

2010-06-24: A Short Trip to Kukkolankoski Kukkolankoski, 22 o’clock. The alarm shrieks me out of my dreams and I realize that I napped at …

2010-06-23: Scandinavian Summer I left at home in beautiful sunlight and the conditions seemed to be perfect for landscape …

2010-06-16: Little Cudden Cornwall Spring 2009 It’s my second day in Cornwall. It was a 27 hour journey to get here and …

2010-06-09: Arctic Beach #1 It was on our first day we spent in Tromsö. Even though the weather conditions were promising during …

2010-06-02: Rocks and Ropes The forecast announced bad weather for the next few days which made me changing my plans and head …

2010-06-02: Tide At St.Michael’s Mount Another photograph of St.Michael’s Mount, isn’t it a wonderful location? Back in Spring 2009 I spent …

2010-05-31: Waiting For The Light As time was limited only a rather close location seemed to be useful and I decided to return to that …

2010-05-26: Lyngen Fjord Isn’t this a wonderful location? Taken on our last day on the way home, we checked out a new …

2010-05-19: Vintage Boat Old fishing boats have something mystical about them. Is it the structures of the wood which is …

2010-04-12: Blue Hour Tromsö, Norway: The first day. The weather proves to be unpredictable, while having a beautiful sky …

2010-04-02: On The Road To Norway It’s around 12 o’clock when we pass the arctic circle. We planned to be at sunset in …

2010-02-10: This has all become a little too difficult.. I think this whole sharing links has become a little too difficult. At least for me here. More often …

2010-02-09: My Favorite Shortcut I totally like my new Magic Mouse, but for quite many operations I simply prefer keyboard shortcuts. …

2010-02-08: Keeping My Notes in Sync I like to keep things organized so, that I can have access from almost anywhere and to make sure …

2010-02-04: Little construction ahead As I launched my personal blog this week officially, it’s now about time to do some minor re-designs …

2010-02-03: It’s Only A Birthday… Here’s the thing… I like to use Twitter (being kind of busy at the moment and have not so much time …

2010-02-01: Something New So, here it is. I launched another blog. You ask why? Well, I’m not so much having an idea myself, …

2009-08-21: Norway Revisited It’s only a few weeks since I had been visiting the beautiful scenery of Norway, but it feels …

2009-03-21: Cornwall - The Last Days The alarm wakes me up at 4am. Not only do I realize that I have fallen asleep on the sofa again, I …

2009-03-15: Cornwall - The Next Few Days The alarm on my iPhone shrieks multiple times when I realize that I fell asleep on the sofa in front …

2009-03-12: Cornwall - The first days It’s eleven o-clock and I my train is leaving in little less than two hours when I to my surprise …

2009-01-18: Diary of a Shooting #1 - Hailouto-January 2009 After almost two months of an annoying mixture of snow/rain/ice the weather finally changed to the …

2009-01-03: The Flow After two months of desperately bad weather it finally changed and I had the chance to go out …

2008-12-13: Winter Birch Trees I decided to escape the frustration of being unable to do some winter landscapes, due to the current …

2008-11-29: Simply Kelp Before writing anything about this image, I would like to announce that my Blog “17mm”, …

2008-11-22: Green Wide World Those of you who are following me on Twitter, will already have noticed my continious weather rants …

2008-11-14: Calm Water I ran into this location late summer and this one taken a little earlier in the same area than my …

2008-10-09: Sixty Seconds At Sunrise Before I write something about this image, I would like to take the chance to thank all the visitors …

2008-10-02: On A Little Island Last Tuesday I got off very early before work and took a ride to this lake, hoping to capture a nice …

2008-09-19: Where The Grass Grows Green To my own surprise, I just realized that this is already my 99th image here on my blog! I took this …

2008-09-11: Floating Jetty After my last two experiments with panning still objects, I felt it was about time to post something …

2008-09-05: Birch Trees Here’s another try at using the panning technique on still objects. I went out during the …

2008-08-22: Being There Today I have a little announcement to do, before I write a little bit about this image. I tried to …

2008-08-18: Road trip to Ii Ever since I got more interested into photography I was exploring the area around me with my bike. …

2008-08-17: Wet Feet? Okay, I admit… I didn’t get wet feet here. I was standing very close to the water and shooting …

2008-08-08: Forest in Pastels I was recently reading an article about the impressionistic work of photographer Ted Leeming. The …