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Great design!! I would buy this t-shirt immediately, if it went on sale. :-)
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Last day at work. Almost Christmas. :-)
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Google's built-in Android keyboard just leveled up. Also they fixed the dead "Ä" key on the Swedish keyboard layout. I'm happy again.

Actually the dead "Ä" key while glide typing made me so desperate that I tried to switch to another third party keyboard. I installed Swiftkey, which had served me well on iOS. But compared to Google's keyboard, is kind of crappy. Basically Google have shamelessly copied everything that was great about Swiftkey, and made it much better. I'm extremely relieved to switch back, now that they've fixed the bug.

And by "leveled up", I mean that it's now the same Gboard that's been available on iOS for months before it came to Android. Which is weird, but it's very like Google.
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So thats why the keyboard has been acting like crap lately? Was going nuts! I have the updated app now and it's a whole lot better.
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Disaster awaits. :-(
The world was making fragile progress on global warming. Trump wants to blow it all up.
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Matt has a new dancing video out. :-)
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Så här roligt kunde Parlamentet vara för 15 år sedan. :-)

(Swedish political comedy show. No subtitles, sorry.)
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"Arrival" is one of the best movies that I've seen this year. I'll try to avoid any spoilers here, because I hate spoilers myself.

I watched Arrival yesterday at the theatre, and was very impressed. In fact, I went home and read the original short story "Story of Your Life" by Ted Chiang directly after, and I'm even more impressed with the film adaptation. I'll say that I enjoyed the movie more than the novella, and it is certainly a very worthy reinterpretation that I believe stays true to the original story. Some aspects are changed (simplified or expanded) for the big screen, and in some cases I think it improves on the storytelling. I'm not saying one is better or worse than the other, but they do emphasize different aspects. Without spoiling anything, I'll say that I loved how beautifully the movie handled the writing, for instance. That simply wouldn't have worked on the big screen the way it was told in the novella, and they found a wonderful solution.

On to strengths and weaknesses.

One weakness is that this movie will not appeal to all viewers. It is slow, beautiful, and intellectual, so please mind whom you watch it with. It effectively alienates most of those simply looking for cheap entertainment or a good popcorn action flick. There were some teenage boys sitting in front of me, and they were immensly frustrated upon exiting the theatre, adding comments like "What the heck happened" or "that movie sucked so much". I think they were hoping for something like "Independence Day", and "Arrival" really, really isn't that kind of film. Well, other than that I can't think of anything to complain about, really. :-)

Besides the core story, adapted from Ted Chiang's award winning 1998 novella (which I liked, and will not spoil here), the movie has some real strengths not found in the source material. These strengths are also present in many other science fiction works to varying degree; I think mostly of Carl Sagan's "Contact" which still stands as one of the best first contact stories I've ever read. Even the lesser, flawed movie interpretation of "Contact" has these strenghts -- capturing the zeitgeist, the current view of the state of our planet, and how we might realistically react to an actual first contact scenario. It is interesting and depressing at the same time. I loved the news footage, and the geopolitical events triggered by the alien presence, and this makes the movie into something so much more than only the textbook first contact story of the original novella. This additional element in the movie was brilliant, and I loved it.

In summary... Watch it on the big screen, and by all means, read the novella. Preferably in that order, and try to avoid all spoilers. This is great, great stuff, which has a lot to say about the world today.
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Wonderful write-up. :-) Glad it landed this well with you, too.
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Forskning om öppna kontor, flexkontor, utomhuskontor (!), och traditionella "cellkontor". Öppna lösningar kan vara trivsamma och bra för snabb problemlösning, men de hotar också förmågan till koncentration och analys. Bäst tycker forskaren det är med kombikontor, där man har både egna rum och stora gemensamma ytor.
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Flexkontor är en stark trend inom arbetslivet. När allt finns i datorn behöver vi inget eget skrivbord. Nu menar vissa forskare att vi borde flytta ut ...
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"Fångad av en stormvind"... :-)
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Carola Häggkvist fastnade i snökaoset. Hon var tvungen att lämna sin sminkväska, sin kandelaber och sitt stativ i taxin och i stället ta t-banan. – Jag pla
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I'm Fredrik. Many colleagues and internet friends call me "traal". I live in Göteborg, Sweden, and I work as computer systems administrator at Chalmers University of Technology. I grew up in Oskarshamn, and I lived in Nyköping for one year.
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Excellent beach, and a generous lawn for games and playing.
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Sjyst ställe att luncha på. God mat och snabb service. Fräscht och hög kvalitet. Har mix-varianter av alla rätter, med både kebab- och kycklingkött.
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Jämfört med den nya Filmstaden Bergakungen så är allting lite mindre, lite äldre, och inte riktigt lika bra. Men Biopalatset ligger väldigt centralt och nära både hållplatser och matställen. Och deras stora salong 6 håller fortfarande hög kvalitet. Jag går ofta hit för att se filmer utan 3D.
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Lika gott och hög kvalitet som på de andra två Gourmetkorv i Göteborg. Populärt lunchställe, med olika dagens rätt varje dag. Mängder av olika korv och tillbehör att välja på. Man kan äta på plats, eller ta med sin mat.
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