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Mikko Vähätalo
Works at Guimikko. I'd rather be skiing/mountainbiking, however, designing cool stuff and implementing awesome web front end pays the bills. And the gear.
Attended University of Lapland
Lived in Rovaniemi
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Kiitos! Joo, meillä se on tuttavallisemmin feismask (facemask) harrastajien kesken.
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Narrative: Consumerism

Generation Y
$20 billion in online purchases each year.

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Rovaniemeläiset hallintotavat...
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Too bad the comment from the head of this organization is missing here, as it is pure gold. He says he doesn't have a clue about the technology used, so he refuses to comment. Yet, this dude thinks it is his job to promote the enforcement of technical restrictions on the internet.
An anonymous reader writes "Finnish copyright lobby TTVK Ry (which earlier ordered the artist promotion site The Promo Bay to be censored as 'thepiratebay subpage' before later admitting that it's leg...
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Ahh, nothing like coding a nice little 250 lines of php ordering form with validation to liven up a Friday afternoon.
<label for="tgif">TGIF</label><br>
<p>Thank god it's <span class="bold">Friday</span><br>
How much beer would you like?</p><input name="tgif" id="tgif" type="text" class="textbox" value="<?php if(isset($_POST['tgif'])) echo $_POST['tgif'];?>"><span class="amt">bottles</span>
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Ok, I'll send some right away.

Yeah,  even grabbed a copy of Powder magazine that ran a cover story headlining 'Why do the best skiers keep dying?' Good insider-introspective, although in some way ironic considering they're part of the same machinery promoting the 'extreme' lifestyle, view on things and much better than that hindsight story by NYT about the Tunnel Creek avalanche. Apparently too many chances being taken nowadays in back- and sidecountry even by experts.

Should be good here, too, haven't been yet, but should now my shoulder is finally ok again. Slopes are fine and fun, but get boring sometimes.
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Wendy was kind enough to notify me of this, aka this is a rather sophisticated and elaborate scam.
Dear Sir or Madam,

We are a senior domain registrar in Hong Kong.

1.On Dec.6, 2012, a company named Stream Investment Co. applied for registering the following Top-Level-Domains with us. 

2.Whether did you consign Stream to register these Domains? Or are they your subbranch?

Should you have any questions, pls do not hesitate to contact me.

Tks & br,

Wendy Cheng

Tel: +852_3050 _6765

Fax: +852_3069 _7409

Dear Wendy,

Firsteval, as for the truthfulness of your claim of being a senior domain registrar in Hong Kong, I'd expect you to be aware that gmail, regardless of what is the domain suffix, belongs to Google Inc. I'm actually quite sure you've heard of them. If not, google it up. They are, in fact a publicly traded business enterprise, who would not in any case apply for a government domain (.gov) of any country.

This alone is enough to cast serious shadow of doubt on your level competence, and even your level of intelligence, but I'll leave it that, and move on to my second point.

Secondly, trying to pull a scam like this I'd at least do a little bit more research to make it seem more legit and credible. (See my first point) Good job with the website though, that is above and beyond the call of duty in my book, regardless of it being nothing but a scam front. Nevertheless, my hat goes off for that effort.

- Mikko Vähätalo, Guimikko
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Thanks for sharing. Was just contacted by these guys and immediately suspected a scam - now verified. Thanks!
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Rovaniemeläisen harrastekiekkojoukkueen tähtisentterin valmistautumista peliin.
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Reidars kohtaa tänään 18.9. kello 22 illalla HockIT:n tarunhohtoisessa Lappi Areenan kisakaukalossa. Avausottelusta on tulossa äärimmäisen tiukka ja periksiantamaton kun kaksi tiivistä ryhmää taistelee voitosta ja oikeudesta aukoa päätä aina seuraavaan peliin asti. Tällä kaudella
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Nyt Palloliitto hoi! Lahdelle sanktioita tästä toiminnasta!!
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‎1) open this gif - 2) open this link in a new tab in the background - Daft Punk - Technologic - 3) diddely doddely motherfucker
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Lapland rocks. Yep, even I was involved in one of the iddy biddy shots on this bad boy showreel.
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Skibum/bikebum, General Smart-Ass and entrepreneurial web dev/des. In that order.
Entrepreneur, web dev/des, skibum/bikebum, Laplander and all-around General Smartass.

Dual Mac/Windows power-user since 98/99 who just happens to prefer Macs any day. It's not bias, it's just common sense.

Arts and design major who does quite a lot of technical web stuff, sitebuilding and front end. Luckily, I also handle Photoshop quite adeptly after 10+ years of it.

I speak fluent Finnish, English and Swedish and somehow understand some Danish/Norwegian, too. I also speak some French and German, well enough to ride a train through those countries and read ski and bike magazines without resorting to a dictionary too much.

Just for the record: I'm a liberal-leftist-greenish, that's pinko commie liberal treehugger for US republican wingnuts, btw. :P
I just try to keep off politics in here.
Bragging rights
I'll crowdsource this s**t, it'll be more honest that way. If you have suggestions on my bragging rights, let me know. Oh yeah, does getting telemarketers themselves often hang up the phone instead of yours ruly count? Men's Bronze Medal in the Finnish american football top tier Maple League back in 1999 is still worth bragging, don't you think?
  • University of Lapland
    Arts and Design, Media studies (major), Multimedia and Video Expression (minors), 1998 - 2008
  • Vernonia High School
    Exchange Student, 1994 - 1995
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Entrepreneur, my own boss and freelance web dev/des of awesome stuff
  • Guimikko. I'd rather be skiing/mountainbiking, however, designing cool stuff and implementing awesome web front end pays the bills. And the gear.
    Guimikko, consultant, web dev/des, 2008 - present
  • Ounasvaara ski resort
    Ski instructor, poor pay, but the best gig ever. How cool was that?! Ice cold!, 2006 - 2007
  • Suomen 3C Oy
    Specialist, implementing multimedia systems and stuff on the MultiMaker platform, assistant project managing, designing and lead designing, you know, 2003 - 2005
  • Company M Software Ltd. (Suomen 3C Oy)
    Designer, implementing multimedia systems and stuff on the MultiMaker platform, assistant project managing, designing and lead designing, you know, 2001 - 2003
  • Freelance
    Video and web oddjobs to keep from starving, 2004 - 2008
  • University of Lapland
    Part time teacher, short gig to teach wonders of photoshop and web design, 2000 - 2001
  • University of Lapland
    Designer of all things web and some print, 1999 - 1999
  • Suomen tekniikkaopisto
    Teacher, few short gigs teaching people how to use Windows and Office, 2009 - 2009
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Rovaniemi - Stockholm - Vernonia, OR
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