## 2099-01-01

### Curriculum Vitae

I have made a CV so yee guys can get a better view of who I am...
bzr branch lp:~gustav-hartvigsson/+junk/CV

English version here (Updated 2013 02 27)
or Swedish version here (Updated 2013 02 27)

## 2013-04-21

### The paper crane and the abyss of terror.

"I Have a dark secret"
-- Someone

# On the bombing in Boston.

I have not been watching or listening to the news these last few days, I must admit. But I have been on G+ and watched others react: some were horrified some were concerned, not only for those that lost limb and life and the possibility of it happening again, but also of the apparent overreaction of the authorities.

This last point is where I will start.

## If I were the bomber

What was strange with this bombing was that no one claimed responsibility when it happened, so it was not rely an act of terrorism in that sense. That made me think that this was a lone crazy person (or a few).

It turned out that this was the work of an Islamist, young and disillusioned. more on this from ThunderF00t: here .

Any way... If I were the bomber, and I was a lone, crazy person, I would have been trilled to see the reaction of the authorities. A few dead and hurt is one thing, but having the whole city turned into a war-zone like place would have made me exalted because I would have caused fear and a living hell for the people in the city. Not only that but the loss to the economy would be great too. I would have won.

That is the point: the bomber won and the authorities lost, big.

The fact that he was arrested is of little importance here, the bomber won.

## Why bombs?

The reason why bombs are so widely used by terrorists and other nutters is twofold: 1) confusion and 2) chock and awe.

The confusion caused by a bomb is a bit thrilling for the bomber, it makes it hard for authoresses to gather a comprehensive picture of what happened. And a clever bomber would have placed bombs in such a way that when paramedics arrive they are taken out causing more confusion.

Shock and Awe is something that is at the root of some acts of terror, it is the act of trying to make the target (be it a city, a state or a person) come around to your point of view. This is why Islamist terrorists are use bombs, they see it as a good way to chock (and awe) people into submission.

## Aft word

I think I should make it clear that I think that bombing people is an act of cowardice. I do not condone the killing of others, at all for the matter (well perhaps a few).

So, what is my dark secret? I can put myself in the shoes of a mad man with his mind set on destruction. The colour red for anger, green for envy and black for murder is all they can see.

That is my secret.

Also: The latest Doctor Who was awesome.

## 2012-09-07

### The Paper Crane and The Living Image

"There is always a better way"
-- Someone

# I made some nice Vala tutorials

Short story long: I was on Youtube to look if anyone had made any tutorials on Vala, I saw none so I decided to make a few.

That is fine and dandy, but I have a problem: no one comments with questions. So here I am asking who ever is reading this to give me a subject to work with, and if anyone wants to collaborate on a set of videos.

The play list so fas can be found here.

And as (not) always, Comments are welcome!

//Gego

Ps. MathJax still work? $A_{1} \cup A_{2} \cup A_{3} \cup \ldots \cup A_{n} \Leftrightarrow \displaystyle\bigcup_{i=1}^{n} A i$

## 2012-04-08

### The Paper Crane and the Grim Reaper

"Life is short" -- someone

Here are a few of deadpool vala-projects that I think should have been saved and continued:

• Valum
• valum was an attempt at creating a webframework for Vala. Valum could have made vala a realy useful lanuage on the web.
• Dova
• Dova was an attempt at creating a new type-system for vala that did not depend on GObject. The problem with GObject is that it is so "stuck" in the C world, whilst Dova was written in Vala and was not uncombed as much with the C world.

There are probobly some other projects that need to be revived, and if so past a comment bellow with the project name and what it was suppose to do.

On the subject of vala projects, I have been working on a reimplimentation of javas processing library in vala, I call my project vProcessing (vala Processing). It is written in vala and utilises SDL (Simple Direct Media Layer) for rendering, but my goal is to have the code as backend specific as possible, so it that at a later date there could be a change of backends if needed.

Well I need some help with vProcessing in that I have a general idea but no idea as to what the class structure should look or what is needed.

## 2012-03-14

### The Paper Crane and the Cake

"[...] Pi is still wrong! [...]"
-- Vi Hart

# Happy half tau day!

So today is the infamous Half Tau Day... and as is compulsatory on this day you have to see Vi Harts "Pi is still wrong" video.

## 2012-03-01

### The Paper Crane and the Vast Ocean of Space

The sky calls to us -- Carl Sagan

It just truck me, that there are not that many people left in the world that can move us to tears over the beauty of nature, that can make us humble to the unimportance of the human species in the grand schema of thing. We are just an eye blink to the universe, not even that.

Carl Sagan has been dead for some time now, he died 1996 CE. Christopher Hitchens died 2011 12 15.

Those who do remain are old, they are, perhaps the last great philosophers of science, The last debaters of reason, the last to give science the place it deserves in popular media. This saddens me.

The rise of extremism and anti science policy around the world is frightening, it is in times like these when we need to stand on the barricades and speak... but what if no one is able to speak in a way that makes people think? -- This is why we NEED these people who can speak, who can move our non-existent soles to what this world is.

I would like the world to listen to the last philosophers of science, debaters and scientists of the era, to give it a thought and do what is right. Not to do what you are told by some desert scribblings.

There are new philosophers of this era, but they are drowning in a sea of the mass media, they drown in the noise of social media. They are drowning, we are drowning in stupidity of the religious.

One last thing: Be good for goodness sake, not out of ph34r.

Look what I found: it is Neil deGrasse Tyson on the subject:

"well shit.."

# Shit is not a swear word!

I come from the word "shit" is not considers a swear word.

I was on IRC today, on #ubuntu-offtopic on Freenode to be precise, and I said "shit", Well guess what, some person was like "Watch your language". I am so pissed when people say that SHIT is a swear ward that I always blow a fuse. b/c "shitting" is some thing we do! And why the fuck should they care? "It is in the rules", well, Why? "cus it is..".... WHY?!?!? any normal human above the age of five knows this word! How the fuck are you "protecting"? There are no 4 year olds an fucking IRC! How could there be?

Gawd damn it, English world, You have to make my life so fucking hard. I mean come on, "Shit" is something that is so low on my list of swear words that it is not one.

"Fuck" is a swear word, "shit" is not. Get your facts straight fucking moralist.

Something thot may, or may not help my case:

More on "correctness":