I’ve used the internet since I was 13, back in 1996. I’ve had my own site and internet journals, both on my site and elsewhere, since 2000. I call it internet journals because back then that’s what blogs were called.
Between 1999 and 2005 I had internet journals written in Swedish at three Swedish online communities; Lunarstorm, Skunk and Helgon. First at Lunarstorm, then at Skunk and Helgon simultaneously (same entries posted at both places) and then only at Helgon. I also had a journal written in English at Livejournal during 2004-2005.
I’ve had a personal website since 2000 and in 2005 I decided to start blogging on my own site rather than doing that through online communities. Between 2005 and 2007 I had two sites and blogs, one in Swedish and one in English, both on the same domain. In 2007 I discontinued the Swedish part of my site and have since then only kept a site and blog in English. My current blog archive only goes back to 2008 since that’s when I switched blog system to WordPress.
My site and blog hasn’t undergone any big changes in years now because I like my domain and I also like WordPress. In a while I’ll begin another blog though. One in Swedish. Do not worry dear international readers, this will remain my main blog. The new blog will be a secondary one where I’ll most likely write more about the typically Swedish things.
There’s so many things I don’t blog about here since I try to avoid writing about things my international readers can’t relate to. That’s why I want this Swedish blog. A place where I can write about Gudrun Schyman’s comeback into politics. Or the fact that I read about Ebba Hultqvist in the newspaper today and came to think of that TV-series she was in during the late 90s and then came to think about Swedish TV in general during the late 90s. If you’re not Swedish you most likely know nothing about either those people or Swedish TV and that’s the reason I wouldn’t post a blog entry about any of that here. It would be nice to have a place to post such entries though.
So that’s at least the thought I have behind this new blog which will be presented in a few weeks time. I hope you Swedish readers will follow that blog as well. This blog will continue as usual and will be updated just as often as it is now. Nothing will change here.
This notion some men have that women foremost exist for their pleasure, don’t you fucking hate that? When men you don’t know give you sexually explicit remarks. When they ask you for nude photos online. When they mean such things are to be taken as a compliment rather than the sexual harassment it in fact is.
Someone just messaged me on DeviantART asking for nude photos of me (on my hands and knees looking into the camera). There is nothing on my DA profile or in my gallery which would suggest I’m into taking nude photos and even less to suggest that I if I did would be interested in sending such photos to strange men.
He got a reply in which I told him exactly what I thought about gross misogynistic stupid fucks like him.
I recently watched a documentary called Sexy Baby which explored the effects the porn industry has on young girls and women. One of the people they followed in the documentary was a twelve year old. This twelve year old and her friend took sexy photos of themselves which they posted online. I was like what the FUCK?! When I was that age the concept of looking sexy didn’t even exist to me. Pretty yes, with pretty hair and clothes I liked, but not sexy.
The first time I took a photo in which I deliberately tried to strike a sexy pose I was eighteen years old. Years before that I loved dressing up in nice outfits and taking photos of myself but I only tried to look good on the photos, not sexy. No bedroom eyes, no cleavage exposed just for the sake of it and no weirdly positioned legs and arms or pushed out hips. Even if I’ve since the age of eighteen taken the occasionally sexy picture of myself looking through my photo folders I realize they are rare.
Apparently these days even twelve year olds take sexy photos of themselves though. And what’s worse, post them online. It’s a whole new bizarre world. I’m glad I grew up during a different time.
Fujuitsu announces a computer for women. The Floral Kiss computer comes in three colours; Elegant White, Feminine Pink and Luxury Brown. The computer is marketed as something very elegant and they go on and on about things like “the power button is adorned with a pearl-like accent”, “An exquisite gold ring frames each key on the transparent keyboard”, ” the outtake and intake vents all feature a floral motif design” and “the power status LED and Caps Lock key are decorated with diamond-cut stone”.
What they fail to mention is basic things on the performance like the size of the computers RAM, type and size of the screen, type of graphic card, battery time, what kind of ports the computer has and so on.
However they go into great length describing the custom-designed applications that comes with the computer. Scrapbooking, journal and horoscope apps that is.
Great job there Fujitsu. Because as we all know women are completely uninterested in computer performance. We care more about what a computer looks like and pointless horoscope apps.
Do I need to mention I am not impressed?
I have many blog buddies. People who’s blogs I’ve followed for years. People who have followed me for years. It’s amazing to think about. That I’ve known many of you for five years or more and we’ve followed each others lives for so long without ever meeting in real life. It’s a bit sad also. That I know so many interesting people who won’t ever be a part of my circle of friends because you live so far away. It would be awesome to hang out and be real life friends. I would have loved that. Thanks for being part of my online life for so long, all of you amazing blog buddies who I go way back with. Perhaps I get too meet some of you in real life some day.
I really like this layout. A lot more my style than my last one. Monochrome once again. The plan was actually to make an autumn layout in red, orange and yellow with autumn leaves in the header but as you can see I changed my mind.
What do you think?
I’m working on a new layout for Whirlwind. It’s going to be rather simplistic since I quickly got tired of looking at my messy desk layout. I like it because it’s different from everything I’ve done before but that’s also the reason I dislike it. This isn’t my style.
I have nothing more to say so I’ll leave you with this photo I took today. Autumn in my parents neighbourhood.
Et voila, a new layout! I realize desk layouts are pretty old and that the professional web designers did this type of design like five years ago. Still I wanted to try my hands at it myself even though it’s a pretty old concept.
As usual, after having stared at this layout for days while working on it, I’m already sick of it. I’ve been working on it for eighteen hours straight and before that maybe another eighteen split over a couple of days. Just finding the stock images took probably five or six hours. The only photos which aren’t stock are the wallet and mouse, those are photos of my things.
Input? Also, let me know if you find any errors.
I’m working on a new layout for Whirlwind. So far it’s going well and I think it’s going to look awesome once it’s finished. As usual when I design a new layout I started with a rather vague concept which evolves through the process. In other words I’m not one of those who make a sketch of a layout and then create a layout looking exactly like the sketch. I’ve always been like this when it comes to web design. It’s a creative process and I never know where it might lead me. I considered posting a sneak peak image of the layout but since I’m not at all sure what I have now will look anything like the finished product I decided not to. You get to see the layout once it’s 100% finished. I’m not sure when that will be. Maybe in a week, maybe in a month. Depends on how much time I can spend working on it every day.