Author: coxy

  • Top 100 albums of 2021

    Top 100 albums of 2021

    We are mid-way through 2022 and I came into the office, opened Apple Music and started playing a playlist; 🎙️ Piccadilly Records: Top 100 Albums of 2021 And that’s when I realised that I usually post these yearly compilations to my blog – but had forgotten to do this one. So here we are — […]

  • טהרן

    טהרן

    The wife and I love to watch TV. Out of all the available streaming services we own, I really enjoy the original content on Apple TV+. There’s so many good shows, from Ted Lasso to Slow Horses, The Morning Show to the many nature documentaries, or even my daughter’s favourite, Helpsters. Now, we can add […]

  • Cinny

    Cinny

    It could be very unlikely that you’re using Matrix to message others, but it’s a nice little decentralised and end-to-end encrypted way of messaging friends and family. Two key things I look for in a messenger service. I run my own Matrix server because I’m apparently a nerd. This means if you have a Matrix […]

  • The Pond Skater

    The Pond Skater

    It’s been many years since I picked up my professional DSLR camera and tried to take some photos with it. But last week I got a few hours to myself, grabbed the camera and went to the local park. I took a few photos that I was quite happy with, but I think my favorite […]

  • Game ID – Your video game companion.

    Game ID – Your video game companion.

    Back in 2011, I had a concept for a videogame website. In a nutshell, it could be described as “IMDB for games” – but had a bunch of extra features to make it “better” and also a lot better than the only existing competitor at the time, MobyGames. It was the following year that I […]

  • Discover the real internet with Wiby

    Discover the real internet with Wiby

    In the early days of the web, pages were made primarily by hobbyists, academics, and computer savvy people about subjects they were personally interested in. Later on, the web became saturated with commercial pages that overcrowded everything else. All the personalized websites are hidden among a pile of commercial pages.  The Wiby search engine is […]

  • Books of 2021 📚

    Books of 2021 📚

    If you’ve followed my blog through 2021, you might have noticed that I tried to read more books. Back in March I was impressed with my ability to up my book completion to three books. By November, I’d read ten books and had a target of twelve. Well, the final two made their way onto […]

  • Stickers

    Stickers

    A few weeks back I ordered some oslo.town stickers from moo.com and as soon as they came, started applying those tacky little dots to various parts of Oslo. It didn’t take long before all 200 were stuck up and my pockets were empty. Hopefully, come the new year, I’ll order a lot more and continue […]

  • Charlie Goes Skiing

    Charlie Goes Skiing

    One of my favourite bands, Cassels, have released this super music video for their single ‘Charlie Goes Skiing‘. It’s a track from their upcoming album ‘A Gut Feeling‘ which is due for release some time in 2022. Soon. Anyway, watch the video. Enjoy.

  • 10 out of 12 📚

    10 out of 12 📚

    Back in March I eagerly wrote on this blog that I had read 3 books. The caveat here is that I was cheating my way to the end of each book by consuming it in audio format. Nevertheless, 3 books is more than I had finished in previous years combined. I was quite proud of […]

  • Mastodon for iPhone & iPad

    Mastodon for iPhone & iPad

    Did you know that I run my own social network? You might have heard me talk about oslo.town before today, either online or in-person. Behind the scenes, oslo.town is powered by Mastodon – a bit of free software. Every website that runs Mastodon should work pretty well on your mobile phone, but you can also […]

  • Searching… 🔎

    Searching… 🔎

    Where do you go when you want to find something on the internet? If you are like most people, you start at Google. Over the last year, a whopping 92% of searches conducted were with the Silicon Valley tech giants. But where do the other 8% go? There are actually many alternatives to searching the […]

  • A Gut Feeling 🎶

    A Gut Feeling 🎶

    One of my favourite bands, Cassels, have pushed their upcoming release to their Bandcamp page, available as a digital download, on CD and vinyl. With a release date of 1st January 2022, it’s a pre-order listing – but you should jump over to Bandcamp and give the available tracks a listen and support the band […]

  • New music playlist

    New music playlist

    For the longest time, I’ve leafed through the digital pages of DIY Magazine — a great site for music news, reviews, etc. Whenever they rated an album or EP a score of 4 stars or more, I’ve added a track from that release to an Apple Music playlist; 🎧 DIY ★★★★☆ or more Now, that […]

  • We bought an apartment 🏡

    We bought an apartment 🏡

    Today, my wife and I officially took the jump on to the housing market and agreed a deal with the existing owners of a nice little space in Rodeløkka, in central Oslo. I’m so excited about the purchase and proud to have saved up the money for the apartment myself. Now it’s a case of […]