June 10th, 2010
First reaction: glad I don’t live there. And then I made this comparison. It doesn’t differ that much actually.
CDA 14% – Konservative 10%
VVD 21% – Venstre 26%
PVDA 20% – Socialdemokraterne 25%
SP 10% – Socialistisk Folkeparti 13%
GL 7% – Enhedslisten 2%
PVV 16% – Dansk Folkeparti 14%
D66 7% – Radikale Venstre 5%
April 5th, 2010
I made a small inventorization of the liquor at home. Check my list! Cocktails or whisky anyone? Bring some nice bourbon, good tequila, or fine rum!
January 12th, 2010
Gotta love Danish politics.. They spend MONTHS (I don’t even want to know how much money has been spent on that) discussing whether or not to forbid burka’s, only to find out there’s only three (3!) persons wearing them in Denmark
November 11th, 2009
So, in Holland we celebrate Sint Maarten by kids going around town with lanterns, singing songs at doors, collecting candy (I wonder if this is actually related to trick-or-treat). How lanterns and candy are related to a bishop sharing his coat, I cannot tell.
In Denmark they eat duck the night before St Morten’s day. The reason for this, is because St Martin didn’t want to become bishop and hid in a stable filled with geese, where the geese betrayed him with their honking. That’s why they eat duck! Logical eh?
Yeah, it’s a bit far out.. But I like both candy and duck, so I won’t complain.
I can only conclude with: A cada cerdo le llega su San Martín!
September 23rd, 2009
I’ve been in Brighton this week to attend Flash on the Beach. In my opinion one of the best conferences I’ve ever been to. As usual, these kind of conferences are very inspiring to me, and I always get triggered to pursue things I tend to put on the side. Either because I forget about them, or because they’re plain impossible.
Triggered by Joel Gethin Lewis, who used to work for United Visual Artists, one of the things I like to get back to is my experience with stage craft. I’m talking sound and light design here. Last year I saw a session about UVA at the Metropolis Biennale, an architecture/art/theater symposium in Copenhagen and was seriously blown away by their projects. I’ve been a big fan of their work ever since.
Now, the work that UVA does, is EXACTLY the perfect match between my skills in visual programming (flash), my background in theater lighting, and general interesting in electronics (LEDs, sensors, buttons, massive amounts of electrical power, etc).
So, I’ve set myself a goal. I want to create an installation involving a camera, motion tracking, a projector, and some code to support my Copenhagen Ghosts project, which I like to extend with some extra works anyway. I feel that I can take my photography to the next level, if only I set myself to do it (well, someone needs to believe in me, so better start with myself).
I need a way to express myself. This is my new pet project!
August 29th, 2009
One of the projects I’ve been working on for the last half year went live this week. I started working on it when I was still at Hello, and continued it as a side project while freelancing. Take a look, I did almost all the Flash parts of it: http://www.fritzhansen.com/
I wish I could afford the furniture
July 25th, 2009
I visited my friend Linh in Como this week. It’s so nice as freelancer that you can pick up your laptop and move the office to a different location. As long as there is internet of course
June 26th, 2009
I’m pretty sure this is the highest result I ever got for learning a language
June 23rd, 2009
My Dutch driver’s license was going to expire in October, so I had to renew it. Instead of renewing it at the embassy, I was told to get a Danish one instead. This one is valid until the day I turn 70 No more renewing fees every ten years, yay! Though I wonder how long I could drive with it in Holland if I’d move back (no plans).