When I grew up as a child we had what was called computer knowledge on schedule. In fact it was not that much about computers though as it was creating a muscle memory for where each key is in a qwerty styled keyboard. We got a paragraph of text and we were to repeat it. This was computer class back then. Today the educational space of gaming has changed a lot.
I am currently in a situation where I am actively looking for a new challenge professionally. The reason is my current employer is moving business to another country and by doing so downsize the office I’m in. With all this going on the question arose in my mind on what it is that I want to do and were my strengths lie. For a long time I’ve had a bunch of ideas that I would like to wrap a company around and try my own wings but I have not yet been able to get a solid enough business plan to do so. While in these thoughts I asked myself, what can really a single developer or IT person do? Where are the limits for a small size software company?
This is more real then we all want to admit.
Sometimes there is a rapid development in technology which opens up a gap between the consumer and the industry. The consumer wonders what the new technology has to offer and the industry see it as a quick way to generate an alternate income stream. In some cases the sad part is that the industry keep on beating on a dead horse even though the consumers have left it a long time ago. This is about 3d movies in cinemas and on your TV at home.
With HBO Nordic opening up very soon I got a notification this morning that Netflix now officially opened up their doors in Sweden. I just got a quick glance of the content they provide and by the look of it there wont be that many fresh series or movies. My guess is that content owners stick to a “theater, dvd/blue-ray and then online” policy on providing what they own to customers. I guess they might continue to do this for one or two more years before the physical media rental business might be gone.
Anyhow; looking forward of testing out Netflix as an alternative to Voddler, Headweb and iTunes! Since I am also a paying customer to Spotify, it’s said that I will get an even longer trial period of Netflix – the rest of 2012! To claim the offer, follow the link over at Netflix.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a book that received a great deal of media coverage when it was released. I did however have a massive backlog of books I wanted to read before I was ready for this so it has been waiting for me for quite some time. This however gave me a chance to read it outside of the review spotlights taking out its toll on my perception of the book.
The story is about a young man hunting for the good life and fast cash in the coke driven parts of high society Stockholm. It is a crime/gangster drama set off in current time and even though it shines through that Mr Lapidus is fresh on a literary basis he do succeed in showing of a world that feels realistic.
There is a main plot and a few sub plots which the reader is tagging along and I do enjoyed it. At the very last part of the book I however did get a feeling of a rushed ending but since this is something I often feel it might be as much my own reading as the authors story that created this feeling.
I rated the book above average and I believe that it is a score that would be shared with readers who are looking for a crime drama set in a cold and hard part of the Swedish society.