Author: coxy

  • Elon Musk buys Twitter, people move to Mastodon.

    Elon Musk buys Twitter, people move to Mastodon.

    The title says a lot. The world’s richest man, Elon Musk, bought the social networking website Twitter at the end of October 2022 (BBC News). As a result of that purchase, a lot of users were unhappy and fled. The alternative? Mastodon. It’s not run by one single user, but anyone can install the software […]

  • Top music from September 2022

    Top music from September 2022

    Welcome to the monthly music round-up for September — the month in which the weather in Oslo turns to a crisp fresh coldness and the scalves and hats start to appear. But what’s been blaring from my speakers and down into my earholes? Let’s take a closer look at the Last.fm monthly report. Games We […]

  • Related Articles

    Related Articles

    The other day I was reading an online article about how funny-man and UK national treasure Bob Mortimer was naming cats for the feline charity Cats Protection. Bob Mortimer is a favourite of mine, and so are cats. Each of the cats names listed in the article were the paragraph headings, accompanied by a picture of […]

  • Top music from August 2022

    Top music from August 2022

    I’ve been a Last.fm user since about 2004 and each month they generate a listening report for you to see an overview of what you’ve been listening to. As an excuse to have more content for my blog, I’m going to share a few highlights each month from the listening report – so I get […]

  • 105

    105

    This will be a very brief post to share with everyone reading that Firefox 105 has been released and is available to download. Is this big news? No. Probably not. There aren’t that many new features that are going to blow your socks off – but too many people use Google Chrome and this is […]

  • New British Artists Oslo

    New British Artists Oslo

    My good friend Tim, also known as the King of Frames, recently held an exhibition at his workshop in Oslo for his new venture – NBA Oslo. NBA Oslo (or New British Artists) is a collaboration between Timothy Raison, with the assistance of Selena Støback, and various British-based upcoming artists. The goal is to bring […]

  • 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.