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Þór Sigurðsson
Works at Samgöngustofa
Attended Reykjavik University
Lives in Reykjavík, Iceland
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So, I'm pretty sure someone has gone through this before me (no, I don't believe in the phrase "I can't be the only one that..." :) )

I need a launcher for Android.

A launcher that has the following traits:
* It's for kids, so the interface is very simple
* It's supposed to be managed by a tech-savvy daddy, so the management interface has all the bells and whistles
* It must allow filtered incoming phonecalls! (I want to be able to call, but I don't want Joe Random to call).
* It must allow filtered (preset numbers) outgoing calls

The first two seem simple enough to find, but the latter two nigh impossible....

So, dear internet - do I have a snowball's chance in Hell - or is there hope ? :)
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Note to self: In OpenIndiana Hipster, create /..../root/etc/sysding.conf after zoneadm install, but before zoneadm boot.

Otherwise the zone will be smelly.
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我在GNOME这个写了.

In other words - I got SCIM and Chinese input working in Ubuntu Gnome 15.10. And, it was less of a challenge than getting IBUS working in the same OS (as in - I didn't get that to work!)
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Í tilefni af „degi internetöryggis 2016“ bættum við 2 GB af ókeypis Drive geymslurými við Google reikninginn þinn vegna þess að þú laukst við öryggisskoðunina.

Do your safety checkup on accounts.google.com and get 2 more gigazbytes on google drive.
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Today Google made me a dregree to the north happier than usual - they have finally enabled YouTube for "Google Apps" domains. Wo-hooo!
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For Iceland that is.... (in case you already could use it)
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When I said it would come to an end in the not too distant future, people called me crazy.

http://www.ianwelsh.net/as-bitcoin-falls-apart/

Oh well, some people tend to notice an impending forest fire - and some people just enjoy seeing the world burn.
It seems Bitcoin is skirting disaster. They need to increase the amount of memory allocated per block, but have refused to do so. The result is that transactions can take hours to occur. To manage this, fees for bitcoin usage are increasing, to the point where it costs more than a credit card.
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My basis was trust. Trust in the platform, trust in the technical limits, trust in the human factor and trust in the backing of the currency.

When as now the trust in the technical limits fails, backing will fail as well. When that happens the human factor is gone and the platform as such is bread.

Not a very deep observation - more of a long-time experience of human behaviour :p
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In the light of autism in infants in many cases being a result of the guttal flora gone awry - and in light of Clostridi­um Difficile infections and the cure - 50 cases in Denmark - perhaps cleaniliness is the problem?

I don't remember seeing many autistic children in the developing parts of China, and I don't remember hearing about many cases of infant autism in Iceland either - when my parents were young.
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I guess calling ISIS members "goatfuckers" isn't slander or slur anymore, but an earned title... o_O
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Well thank you so very very much for not supporting my Windows Server 2008 under the pretense that it has the same support level as Windows Vista, and thus forcing me to use IE. If you'd at least honor the same support time-frame as the OS's vendor for each particular OS, that'd be great!
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+john degrodt Oh yeah, there is always a bright side to everything.  We are fortunate for sure.  That does not fix this problem.  You only made the point that there are folks out there with less than we possess.  That does not fix our problem.
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Wunderbar! PostgreSQL is no out in version 9.5.0 with lots of new goodies! And for those that run locally on their Macs - PostgresApp.com is also out in the latest version! 

Much happy! Wow! So much SQL! :)
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  • Reykjavik University
    Computer Science, M.Sc., 2008 - 2011
  • Reykjavik University
    Computer Science, B.Sc., 2006 - 2008
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Other names
Tor Nilsen, Þór Nílsen, 索尔 (我的中国名字), ソール (私の日本語の名前)
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我思,故我。
Introduction
Went to Iðnskólinn í Reykjavík in the late 80s and early 90s. Briefly studied and worked in Sweden in the early 90s. Finally got my degree at Reykjavik University in 2011.

Traveled to many places - many places still needing travelling to.
Bragging rights
Immensely proud father of 1.
Work
Occupation
Programmer @Samgöngustofa
Skills
Software development, design, systems design and management, problem solving.
Employment
  • Samgöngustofa
    Programmer, 2013 - present
    Samgöngustofa varð til við sameiningu Flugmálastjórnar, Umferðarstofu, Siglingamálastofnunar og Vegagerðarinnar. Ég er einn þriggja forritara Umferðarstofu sem erfast inn í nýtt afl samgöngumála.
  • Umferðarstofa
    Programmer, 2012 - 2013
  • Belgingur
    Computer Scientist, 2008 - 2012
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Reykjavík, Iceland
Previously
Keflavík, Iceland - Vogar, Iceland - Kópavogur, Iceland - Hafnarfjörður, Iceland - Sandgerði, Iceland - Hellissandur, Iceland - Höfn í Hornafirði, Iceland - Neskaupsstaður, Iceland - Klippan, Sweden - Ängelholm, Sweden - Malmö, Sweden
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