An Amsterdam Sunday

Stendhal syndrome, Stendhal’s syndrome, hyperkulturemia, or Florence syndrome is a psychosomatic disorder that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, confusion and even hallucinations when an individual is exposed to an experience of great personal significance, particularly viewing art. We did three museums in one day. That’s really pushing it. But we stayed ahead of the above […]

An Amsterdam Saturday, a sketch

Amsterdam in harsh, punishing sunlight. A pre-cold is threatening my weekend, reminding me of bodily frailty, as I and my companion trudge through cobbled streets fraught with traffic peril from onrushing bikes, their bike bells a-clanging. The street scenes in the city center were the ones I’d been told to expect: tourists toting tourist gear, […]

TODO: Buy a Cinemateket Malmö card today!

Analog film is dying. Digital film is slow in creation. A percent perhaps, of all film, is digitally available. It’s becoming harder to borrow film from archives. So, not even the places showing old films know how it’s going to be. Therefore, Malmö’s wonderful film club Cinemateket will sell half-year memberships now. 200 SEK to […]

Colonist!

I have begun planting vegetables at a good spot called Valdemarsro. My town Malmö owns most of the allotment plots available, around 5000 of them. “Awe-inspiring”, my Canadian friend remarked. To get your own allotment plot in Malmö, get in line at the municipality’s website. It costs between 450-650 SEK for a year. This is […]

Kiswahili Add-on for Firefox

Kiswahili (SW) Language Pack, an add-on for Firefox. A while ago I joined a Tanzanian mailing list called eThinkTank Tanzania (no longer online; 2018 update), which sports 1200 subscribers. It’s my source of cool East African IT news. I’ll try to republish good stuff here, and in my Delicious bookmarks feed. Some stories need some […]