Mikael Lofjärd

New Drapes

I got tired of the old dark green design. It was too murky and spring is in the air, so I redesigned the site to be lighter and more "spring-y". ` `Inconsolata` is back as the source code font and `Open Sans` makes up the majority of the text on the blog now with the exception of headers which are set in `Racing Sans One`. All-in-all, I’m happier. And hopefully this can trigger my implementation of multiple pictures per post since I need that to report on my robot project progress. Summer is coming and summer means sun, and sun means solar power which in turn means that I need to speed things up if I want this project done before the (OMG spoiler alert!) new baby in the end of July….

4 Hours of Markdown

Wow, that was kind of exhausting. I’ve completed my rewrite of all my blog posts into Markdown. Somewhere in the middle I found why my inline HTML didn’t work and that made my old posts look almost acceptable, but the syntax highlighted source code di…

Marked Up With Markdown

Desperate, as always, for lowering my blogging threshold I implemented Markdown syntax for the blog. As I did this through use of the marked plugin I lost support for inline HTML (might be a setting though). For a few hours this means that my old blog…

Group Pressure

In a totally unoriginal move I’m now starting to wean myself off Facebook, starting by deleting the Facebook app from my phone and tablet. Since almost everyone else in the tech sector seems to have done the same thing at least once, I don’t feel that I have to post any particular reason for doing so other than being tired of it. Since I’m not going cold turkey right away I will still check in on Facebook from my laptop, but the number of "feed reads" will hopefully be few and far between….

OMG New Certificates

One might wonder where I’ve been or what I’ve been up to these last couple of months. One would be right to wonder why I, so close to the one year anniversary of this blog, suddenly stopped writing. The truth is kind of embarassing. I created a bu…

The Fabulous Pi

In March this year I took a great leap forward in performance when I built my in-memory cache. It took my blog from a paltry 5 requests per second to a whooping 62 requests per second. Well, since then I’ve made some changes… Since you already kn…

Maintenance In Progress

I’ve embarked upon my mission to upgrade my server installation. It’s probably going to take the better part of this week but I hope to be done by this weekend when my parents-in-law are coming to stay with us. Here’s my todo-list as of now. 1. Find …

Old But Not Dying

Tuesday the 25th of September 2012 marks my 30th birthday. Even though I might not be fresh meat anymore, I haven’t forgotten about my blog. I’ve just been busy (raise your hand if you’ve heard that one before). * I’ve been planning an article abou…

Jackrabbit

I’ve finally received my new laptop. It’s not the one I initially wanted (the Lenovo X230) since that on costs a small fortune in the configuration I wanted. Well at least it costs a bit too much here in Sweden with all the taxes and what not. Anyway, I settled for an Asus Zenbook Prime (UX31A) and had money left to take the family on vacation instead. My old laptop (crapdev) has served me well. I didn’t even pay for it since I just took it home with me when I received it’s replacement at work. Yes, I’ve been using my old work laptop as a private workstation for the last 2-3 years and it’s starting to show. I named my new toy "jackrabbit" as a nod to the restaurant from Pulp Fiction (Jackrabbit Slim’s). With the UX31A measuring only 18 mm at its thickest, and to be fair, 4 mm of thos…

Weekend Getaway

I’m leaving for Gothenburg in a couple of hours for some all-weekend-hacking-codapalooza-marathon-event-thingy (A.W.H.C.M.E.T?). It’s going to be awesome! Also, I’ll get to enjoy the company of some great friends and some great minds (not at all mutua…