Halloween: Min yndlings amerikanisering

Posted on Sunday 2018-10-28 in Family • Tagged with Halloween, Horror

Día de Muertos

Af alle vores importeret højtider er Halloween klart min favorit. Især nu hvor mine børn er blevet så store at de også kan se det sjove i det, og ikke længere synes det hele er alt for skræmmende.

I den danske udgave af Halloween er der blevet mixet alt muligt godt i, så det er ikke kun den Halloween vi har set i film og på TV.

Især min datter har fundet en niche i "Día de Muertos"1 fra Mexico hvor man sagtens kan være skræmmende og princesse på samme tid. Det kræver selvfølgelige en masse Halloween makeup2, og en god portion tålmodighed3 for at få til at blive rigtigt godt. Alt i alt tog det godt en time at få gjort hende først hvid i hele ansigtet, og så få tegnet et mønster der ligner et skelet så godt så muligt4.

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Open as in OpenSSL?

Posted on Thu, 10 Apr 2014 in Security • Tagged with SSL, TLS, Heartbleed, Cryptography, NSA, 1Password


As the dust settles around the Internet1, and all the sysadmins around the world is finishing the huge amount of work involved in cleaning up after the Heardbleed bug, we as users of the Internet now have an equally large work load2 ahead of us.

I'm not going …

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Paw HTTP Client

Posted on Thu, 27 Feb 2014 in Apps • Tagged with HTTP, Testing


When developing Web apps you spend a lot of time in the browser, and before long you have a crap-ton of open tabs which slows the system down and is a total pain to navigate around in.

I have previously used HTTP Client when testing JSON APIs, it did the …

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Testing with "latest"

Posted on Tue, 25 Feb 2014 in Development • Tagged with DevOps, Testing, Perl, Continuous Integration


A few months ago I gave a small talk at the Nordic Perl Workshop 2013, about a clever way of combining cpanm and local::lib to test your CPAN modules with the latest version of its dependencies.

I have a few perl modules on CPAN, which is mostly feature complete …

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Please update your PGP keys

Posted on Fri, 13 Sep 2013 in Security • Tagged with PGP, GnuPG, Cryptography, NSA


After Bruce Schneier reviewed the #nsa crypto documents for the guardian newspaper, he generated new #pgp keys with 4096 bit. You should too

You can find my new public key here.

Oracle Instaclient finally on OS X

Posted on Fri, 01 Feb 2013 in Technology • Tagged with Oracle, Instaclient, OS X, Perl, OCI


If you use OS X to develop anything that connects to Oracle, then today is a good day!

The Oracle 64 bit Instaclient is finally available in a non crashing version on OS X!

It only took 2 major OS X releases, and one major Oracle release1 for Oracle …

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TextMate Redux

Posted on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 in Technology • Tagged with TextMate, Open Source

TextMate 2

Guess what? - I'm back on TextMate. I've been using TextMate a my primary editor since 20051, which means I have been using it for a little over 7 years2.

For a long long time, TextMate 2 has been living up to it's tagline: The Missing Editor in the …

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Amateurs vs. Experts

Posted on Wed, 22 Aug 2012 in Technology • Tagged with quote

If you think experts are expensive,
you should see how much amateurs cost.

Howto get a 24h clock on the login screen

Posted on Thu, 26 Jul 2012 in Apple

I'm using a slightly modified locale on my Mac because I like everything to be in english1. However, I do not like the english date formats using AM and PM2, so I fixed that by customizing the locale.

Unfortunately this customization doesn't fix the clock on the login …

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ACTA, SOPA and Piracy

Posted on Tue, 06 Mar 2012 in Politics • Tagged with ACTA, SOPA, piracy, Cinematography

I just read a very long rant by Asger Leth in the danish paper Politiken about Film Making and Piracy.

The gist of the rant is this: Download is stealing, We should make more laws that prevent this and "It is not a human right to have a particular movie …

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