The last day of work before Christmas has contained some major
breakthroughs in the project. I’ll post these on the blog when they are
But also there has been time for some fun greetings from friends. Here
the best one so far - with me dancing which is rather unique:
Pictures from caroling in Old Town
Here are a picture from the caroling in the Old Town of Stockholm, which
i’ve mentioned. It was quite dark but that how it is in Sweden these
days, and yes - we don’t have any snow. To much work with the shovel so
we just removed it once for all :) We’re all “dreaming of a green
Christmas, just like the ones from 2006”
The definitive handling of phone salesmen
If you are like me and don’t approve of phone salesmen here’s one
way to handle them… if you can hold you’re giggle.
Thanks Magnus for the tip
Or you can register with NIX - but that is the
boring Swedish way. :)
Caroling done for this year, almost
Yesterday we did the last Caroling-gig (you know; the Salvation Army playing with a pot for coin collection, as seen in many films) for this year with the Vasa Band. And that was something special i can tell you: Apparently this has been going on for a while now but the Old Town in Stockholm is organising a advent-calender in the famous buildings around the Old Town. So for example door 13 was in the castle and the King and Queen went to do their little thing (mostly waving of hands). Yesterday we took part in the opening of door 19 and there were about 200 people there to see us. I was very surprised, but happily surprised. The last Caroling for my part will be on Christmas eve when a traditional gig will take place in Södertälje with the Salvation Army there. Will be very nice to see all...
Free courses from Microsoft
This is not to often but these courses are in fact totally free of
charge AND a good introduction. I have taken them and had great use of
By the way - here’s a good site for us who want to check in on .NET
3.0 - http://www.netfx3.com/
And finally - a real good presentation by my housegood Juwal Löwy:
When I wrote
the list over weird things to do this
i forgot the most heartwarming thing; yesterday i went to the St Görans
Hospital with Elin and a friend. Elins father works there as a hospital
priest. We went around about 5 floors and sung carols and some
euphoniumplaying sneaked it’s way in there too :)
It was very rewarding although not too many people had the strength to
come out - which you can understand. But I could almost feel their
appreciation out the place where we stood.
First Santa - completed!
Yesterday did my first Santa-performance!
Since it was on party for Elins workplace and didn’t know anyone I was a
bit nervous. Also they are nurses on a “urology”-department i was a bit
nervous to read the rhymes on their present. :) And I was right - some
of the rhymes had to do with the parts of the body that they work with.
Nothing to bad though…
To the right is not a mugshot of someone robbing a bank, but rather me
in the Santa outfit.
a little bit to much time on their hands…
Marcus - the presenter
Here are some pictures of me doing the presentations this weekend. I
would like to think that i have at least a small Bond-look…
YBS - alive and kicking?
read that the YBS Band are looking forward and keeps a positive
attitude. That’s what i like! See the positive - even in the dark
Read more here
I know about a story about the times when Watson took over Black Dyke.
After two rehearsals the band consisted of only 5 players. But that
didn’t get them down. Apparently Robert Childs said: “Great - now we can
build the band we want!”. That’s cool!
I still cheer for YBS. Keep going!