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Kåre Fiedler Christiansen
Computer Scientist, Software Architect, Digital Archivist, Geocacher, Geek
Computer Scientist, Software Architect, Digital Archivist, Geocacher, Geek

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+Mads Villadsen​ worth looking at? 
My friend +Kim Falk just announced an early version of his book is available. I have no expertise or curiosity in this area, so I haven't read it. That being said, I highly recommend that you rush to your nearest purveyor of e-books and buy this book immediately!

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The Danish Newspaper Online Archive is now online

After 200+ years of collecting all danish newspapers and stacking them in warehouses or copying them to microfilms, they can  now   be  accessed online for free!  At The State And University Library Aarhus we have been working on this project for years and are very happy to open it to the public today.

We have build a powerful search engine on top of all data so it is easy to find text matches down to a specific page with  highlighting and you can download the newspaper as a PDF. For historians this is a gold mine and  the general public will be able to search for family members or old articles they want to read again.

So far we have only 1 million news paper pages in the index, but this will increase to over 32 million pages over the next year.

You can only search in newspapers that are older than 100 years, unless you search from the computers within the State and University Library where there is no limitations.

The OCR (Optical character recognition) is not perfect and this is most evident in oldest newspapers, but we have several ideas how to improve this over time.

Since we just went live today there is a heavy load on the site - so be gentle :)

+Peter Mouritsen
+Toke Eskildsen
+Mads Villadsen
+Per Møldrup-Dalum 

And so my career as a mechanic ended poorly. My trailer has no lights. I now know where the fuse is placed (nothing wrong with it) how to change the light bulbs (all okay) and how the power cable from the car to the lights are connected (no visible damage to cable or connectors)
As far as I can measure power comes in at one end, but never comes out of the other end of the cable. Guess I need a new cable...

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Do you love libraries as much as we do? The say what we're all thinking:

Give a shout-out to your favorite libary or librarian!

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While I have no problem using my real name on Google+, I know a fair few in my circles who will be very happy with this new policy.
There are many legitimate reasons to use a pseudonym online, so this is good news!
When we launched Google+ over three years ago, we had a lot of restrictions on what name you could use on your profile. This helped create a community made up of real people, but it also excluded a number of people who wanted to be part of it without using their real names. 

Over the years, as Google+ grew and its community became established, we steadily opened up this policy, from allowing +Page owners to use any name of their choosing to letting YouTube users bring their usernames into Google+. Today, we are taking the last step: there are no more restrictions on what name you can use. 

We know you've been calling for this change for a while. We know that our names policy has been unclear, and this has led to some unnecessarily difficult experiences for some of our users. For this we apologize, and we hope that today's change is a step toward making Google+ the welcoming and inclusive place that we want it to be. Thank you for expressing your opinions so passionately, and thanks for continuing to make Google+ the thoughtful community that it is.

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I dag vendte skiltet på kasseapparatet hos McDonald's forkert. Så får man lige en indsigt i hvad McDonald's-medarbejdere kigger på hver dag.

(English readers: McDonald's turned their sign the wrong way round. Instead of advertising happy meals, it shows instructions to the staff about getting extra sales and smiling. So now I know a little more about what McDonald's workers face every day) 

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Current high score in +Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen's ASCII RACER:
Default game: 381 (I don't think it's actually possible to pass the obstacle at that point)
Random game: 406


Ifølge artikel på DR:

[SLUTORD= ... ------------------------------------------------------------- ...sagde Bjarne Andersen - ny SFer i byrådet i Favrskov.

Det er muligvis det mest interessante jeg nogensinde har set en politiker udtale!

Cc: +Bjarne Andersen

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W? T? F?????
Must remember to close the last remnants of Source Forge software... 
As I don't use win so often I didn't notice this up until now.

Only I can wonder W-T-F not only sourceforge can't throw proper errors when you try to get something that is not there (auto-fetching won't work much) but now they do this shady crap :(

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Lidl forstår at lave et godt tilbud! I det mindste er rabatprocenten regnet rigtigt ud...

Fantastic offer at Lidl! At least they got the percentage right... 
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