Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Mammoth skiing was awesome

I've just come home yesterday from skiing on Mammoth Mountain which was totally awesome. I wouldn't say it compared to skiing in the Alps, but definately better than anything I've tried anywhere in Sweden.

While there I also met up with anothe bunch of Swedes who came from San Diego so now I'm on a mailing list for Swedes who live in Southern California who likes skiing. I met them by sporting cleverly suddle clues to my origin (Like having a Peak Performance ski jacket and a Tandådalen lift ticket holder).

I also manage to completely screw up my sunblock (Well, actually I didn't use any) so today I'm hurting... A lot. So I've got some kind of aloe gel that they recommended in the pharmacy when you got bad sun burns.

It seems that my last post regarding going RTM was kind of premature. Even though it seemed a sure thing when I wrote it a bunch of last minute bugs crept up plus we suffered some "drive by management" which was close to cancelling the entire project at the end of the second to last day (Or at least postponing it for 6 months) due to the fact that we were needed on another project that needed help keeping another dateline. It's interesting how sometime the project priorities can change on a day to day basis. Anyway, we did manage to get the release done last friday though so all is well that ends well.

Thursday, April 7, 2005

Went RTM with my first product today

I went RTM today. If you don't know what it means, don't worry about it I didn't know it before I started at Quest either. It means either "Release To Marketing" or "Release To Management" or "Release To Market". Anyway, it basically means that we ship our product. I've done it once before, but that was just an adaptation of TOra (The product I sold to Quest) and it was never a commercial product, only a free offering.

So the plan is going drinking tonight and going to Mammoth skiing during the weekend.

Welcome to my new website

Welcome to the newest feature of my webpage, a blog. Due to the fact that all my friends who until recently worked at Bahnhof Internet have quit I have decided to move my hosting to a new location and in the process I have take the opportunity to also include a complete overhaul of the entire site.

For the tech savvy reader I've decided that since I update my webpage about once or twice a decade I've tried to keep it as platform agnostic as posible. Removing all ties to databases (The MySQL support broke the old homepage in the end). I'm also removing the annoying parts of the website that generated traffic, most specifically the "Anti SJ site". I also removed the Swedish language because it is simply too much hastle to maintain a two language site, and everyone I hang out speak english at least passingly.

New on the personal front is the fact that I have booked a trip to St Thomas in May for a week and a half with a bunch of friends. I have also more or less pinned down the dates for my vacation back home in Sweden to the 18:th of August all the way through to the 29:th of the same month.

I'm also hoping to be able to make a quick trip to Mammoth Lakes for skiing for an extended weekend relatively soon. So in short I have the whole vacation thing down for a while now.

Also new is the fact that I am selling my appartment back home in Stockholm. The reason for that is that first of all Stefan Rindeskär has bought a house and will be moving out. Also given the fact that I think it is pretty good times to sell, coupled with the fact that I am pretty sure that when I get home I will want to have a bigger appartment (It's easy to get used to the 1000+ square feet I have now).