Okay so I couldn't sleep.

Sometimes I am a young boy - who plays a game all night.
Sometimes I am the cup of tea, with rain and candle light.

And then I am the young man, romantically rare.
Unfettered, spontaneous with tenderest of care.

Some days I am the inner child, so mesmerized by light:
The sun in waves, a piece of ice. All sparkles of delight.

Reflecting in a brook of spring, I am the silent thought
Though this I gladly share with you, no silence is for naught.

And moments later I can be, the heart that sings so bold.
A love song flowing from my lips and sometimes well - I'm told.

Sometimes I am a sparkle in the corner of an eye.
But it can be a tear sometimes, though rarely do I cry.

I am The Gentle Nice Guy, but hey I can be rough!
But only when you ask me to - until you've had enough.

at times I'll be a verbal rain, a flow of words release
But only whisper 'I Love You' when you expect it least.

For these are words I treasure much and want them to be true.
And thus I never give them back, by adding in a 'too'.

At last I must admit a flaw, a huge affinity.
For writing run-on sappy rhymes

...of sing-song poetry.


Youtube linking tutorial

I thought I'd write a very small guide with some handy links for posting Youtube links, let's get right into it:

Long links:

Often Youtube will tack on information to the link, information you really don't need and that makes the link unnecessarily long. Let's look at two examples:



Basically, all you need is the link up to the first & mark, just strip the rest off, as such:



There, doesn't that look much nicer?

Selecting the format:

Some videos will be available in a higher quality/higher resolution. You can tell from the lower right corner of a video having a small button reading either HQ or HD:

Now, all you need to watch the HQ or HD version (High Quality has a higher bitrate i.e. looks better; and HD also has a higher resolution (larger picture)), is to click that icon, but what if you want to let the recipient see that version automatically? Just tack on '&fmt=18' at the end of the link for the high quality version, or '&fmt=22' for the HD version, like this:


and they end up on the better version available automatically.

Linking into a specific moment in a video:

Sometimes you want to show off something that is in the middle of a video. No problem, you can do that too! Just tack on #t=XXmYYs to the end of the video. Where XX is the number of minutes into the video, and YY is the number of seconds. Here's an example:


Note that you can combine these tricks, but the time have to be at the end like this, where we both specify that we want to watch the HD version, and jump into the a specific moment of the clip:


So, there you have it!


And there she is!

Spring. Slow as molasses but sure enough - there she is! Rubbing her eyes and stretching her arms while yawning wide enough to scare the flowers out of their sleep in the ground. Winter has been one gothic emo girl this time around and she has been in a constant state of fluxuation, earning her the name Urban Slush Puppy in my book. Spring seems perky and willing to wake up though and we went from just a few degrees Celsius, to a whopping +16 in just a few days. Granted, as I type this it's just +3 and 6 AM, but you got to hand it to her, that was a commendable effort on her part!

Now I just wish for the gravel to be swept up so I can see if my inlines are still usable at all. That and a cup of tea, but the latter can easily be procured.

Good morning Spring - you've been sorely missed!


A slightly surreal trip

I've disliked Holidays for many years now, mainly due to the fact that my relation to my parents and siblings are utterly broken and only held together by blatant denial. Let's just say I don't approve and do not wish to participate in any games of faux holiday joy which only leaves me feeling drained, sad and bitter. This year was really OK though and I have several friends to thank for this. I am currently on my way back home to Gävle after being a guest of Gaijin. With five hours to go and recuperating after food poisoning I will try to nap now.

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The awkwardness of Miranda

Miranda's file transfer messages have always been a bit screwed up, to say the least. But sometimes I wonder how they get 1+1 to become 2. This doesn't make any sense at all (and the file transfer actually failed):


Thought of the day:

For some reason, I really really dislike chromed plastic.