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Roskilde Festival 2010 Schedule as XML

@mortenjust and @claus have created the excellent Roskilde Festival Pocket Schedule Generator. They gave me access to their schedule data, and I’ve used that to scrape more tidbits from the Roskilde Festival website. Fields are: Name (all caps) Stage where band plays Time of performance (in UNIX and regular datetime) Roskilde Festival website URL Countrycode […]


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2 June 2010 @ 12pm

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Google sampled my voice and all I got was this lousy T-shirt!

I’ve just submitted a voice-sample to help Google in their efforts to build Danish-language voice search. See what voice search is about in this video. In case anyone is interested, here’s how Google goes about collecting these samples. The sampling was carried out by a Danish-speaker hired by Google for the specific task. The sampling was […]


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6 March 2010 @ 6pm

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Book: State of the eUnion

Last fall, I wrote a chapter for a book titled “State of the eUnion”. My chapter is called “Democracy 2.0” and is about how sites like Folkets Ting, OpenCongress and TheyWorkForYou get built and what features should go into them. The other chapters are about the challenges and possibilities of governments and the Internet in […]


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6 March 2010 @ 5pm

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Post with videos of me saying words

The whole Folkets Ting business has turned out rather well (even though the site is not currently updated — we’re working on it!) and I’ve been invited to speak on a few occations. Some of the talks were recorded, and in the interest of self-agrandissement they are included below in chronological order (except for the […]


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1 February 2010 @ 5pm

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Famous Danish Programmers

Denmark somehow seems to have hatched more programmers and language designers of note than one would expect of a country of 6 million. Since almost none of them live in Denmark, it is kind of easy to forget. Here’s a partial list (alphabetical, inclusion determined by my completely whimsical notions of famousness, reasons for inclusion may […]


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20 May 2009 @ 9am

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Folkets Ting beta launched

I’ve created a new web site on Danish politics in the tradition of The Public Whip and OpenCongress (although it’s not yet nearly as good as those guys). It’s called Folkets Ting and comes with a complimentary blog (both in Danish). Go check it out.


Randoom on the move

Right — after a few years on ITU servers, I’ve moved my blog to a separate domain hosted by Netplads. This was mostly for SEO reasons, so that I could build Google Juice on my own and not have my page rank muddled with whatever ITU does. The new host also allows .htaccess modifications so […]


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30 July 2007 @ 2am

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First Post

Welcome to my blog! After several false starts, I think I will now have enough material to post regularly. The posts will probably concern mainly LINQ (the subject of my master thesis), Dynamics CRM(which I work with daily) and C#/.Net/Web-tech in general — for the near future at least. While Hemingway’s prose will consistently make […]