Hello there mateys!
Guess who’s back? That’s right, the most fabulous, the extremely amazing, the one and only… ME!
If you’re following me on Twitter you already know the reason to my absence but for the rest of you, one word: school. Yes, unfortunately I haven’t been absent because of amazing adventures but rather because I’ve been studying, studying and then studying some more. I’m now done with my two very first university courses ever. Yay for that! I made a (ugly) site for my CSS class which you can look at here and a really god damn crappy movie for my Flash class which you can view here. I will keep the site I made for my CSS class but I will change the layout. The current one sucks so bad but this assignment was about code and not design so I just focused on incorporating all the codes my teacher wanted us to use and then some more just to shine. So, code-wise it’s excellent. My first semantically correct layout ever. That’s what I’ll try to do with Whirlwind next, make it semantically correct because right now semantically it’s a complete mess. The list of my books on the site isn’t complete yet by the way. There’s some fifty more to be listed. Most of my antique (19th and early 20th century) books that is.
Anyway, moving on! I got some great news the other day. I got a job at this years Hultsfred festival! If you don’t know what that is, it’s one of Sweden’s biggest rock festivals with 20 000 – 30 000 visitors every year which, that’s right, takes place in my home town. Living here sucks big time but once a year it’s really great! So, I got a job as a stagehand at the Hawaii stage. That’s the biggest stage (where obviously the biggest bands play) and I’ll work backstage! Can you say absolutely fucking amazing?! This is the job I wanted and this is the job I got! Talk about unbelievably good luck considering there’s many different jobs at the festival. I think I got it because of the fact that I’ve worked backstage at the Hawaii stage before, back in 2008. I loved that job so that’s why I wanted to do it again and now I get to!
To even things out and make sure my life isn’t too good of course something bad had to happen to balance things out. So, my external hard drive crashed. Actually it didn’t just crash, I think it short circuit or something because there was a spark, a poof and then my apartment went pitch black. The worst thing is that since the HDD was connected to my (brand new) laptop it damaged that one as well. The DVI socket to be exact, which means that I now can’t connect my external screen to the laptop. I hope the warranty covers this because I need to be able to use my 20″ screen. That’s what I’m used to so the 15″ one on the laptop really isn’t enough. I wouldn’t even have bought a laptop if it wasn’t for the fact that it’s possible to connect a external monitor to it.
Speaking of computer stuff, I bought two new domains. www.whirlwind.se and a domain with my full name, which I’m not going to write here since I don’t want people who google my full name to find my site. Doesn’t make that big a difference really since I’m not exactly hard to find but still, at least it’s a little harder to find me now than it would be if my full name was written somewhere on the site. I don’t mind people I know visiting my site nor strangers. It’s those people I don’t know, that don’t know me but know of me that I don’t want here. Basically people who aren’t my friends or acquaintances but know who I am who just visit to snoop around.
I got a interesting mail by the way, from a company that wanted to take over whirlwind.se. I said thanks, but no thanks, only if you pay me a couple of hundred dollars. They weren’t interested which didn’t surprise me. I kind of expected them not wanting to pay that much for it but that’s fine because I don’t really want to sell it. I would never let go of it for less than a couple of hundred dollars. I now own whirlwind.nu and whirlwind.se, which besides .com are the most common top domains in Sweden. That’s great. Now I only need .com as well but that one’s taken.
Last but not least I want to show you my new lamps. After buying the lamp I posted a photo of a few entries back I became obsessed with the idea of replacing all the lamps in my living room. There’s nothing wrong with my old lamps but I wanted something more elegant looking for the living room. My old lamp for the ceiling was moved to the hallway and the desk lamp and lamps for the window are now retired. I got all of those when I was thirteen or fourteen so it was about time. So here’s the lamps I bought. The first one is for the ceiling (obviously) and the second one will hang on the wall above my couch bed.