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I dunno wot she got
I dunno wot she got
I dunno what she got but it seems to have a grip upon me
No telling where she learn the things she do to me
And I don’t know what she done wrong but I want to hurt her
(wanna) take it out on her
Take it out on her
Take it out on her
With my weapon
She’s so exacting that she tells me when I go wrong
She doesn’t value the attention she receives
She says I’m taking all the time but I’m not returning
‘Do this’ but she won’t do that
Lying beside me like a parcel of fat
Hot love – cold sweat – feel her beneath me wanna crush her to death
She tries to justify the people who despise me
She puts her finger on things she knows will hurt
And I can’t defend myself till we turn the lights off then
I dunno wot she got – my weapon
My secret weapon
Time: 10 August · 19:00 – 22:00
Location: Ørsted Ølbar – Nørre Farimagsgade 13, 1364 København K
Created by: Copenhagen Skeptics in the Pub
Drik mindst otte glas vand om dagen. Forebyg forkølelse med naturligt echinacea, og reparer dine hårdt prøvede celler med naturlige antioxidanter.
Naturligt er godt. Eller er det? Hvordan kan det være, at medicinalfirmaernes oprensede, statskontrollerede og efterprøvede produkter vækker mistillid, mens selvbestaltet “naturmedicin” uden dokumentation anses for sikkert?
#Ohøj:@Universe #define #title:”Copenhagen Skeptics in the Pub – Lone Frank: Når Naturen bliver Gud” #copSKEP #GRL:https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=259454364068100 (twitter)
#Ohøj:@Universe #define #title:”Copenhagen Skeptics in the Pub” #copSKEP #GRL:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Copenhagen-Skeptics-in-the-Pub/196123913753761 (twitter)
Antioxydanter http://www.google.dk/search?aq=f&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=antioxidanter #copSKEP (twitter)
Vitaminer http://www.google.dk/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=vitaminer #copSKEP (twitter)
ayurvedic medicine http://www.google.dk/search?aq=f&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=ayurvedic+medicine #copSKEP (twitter)
hømeopati http://www.google.dk/search?q=h%C3%B8meopati #copSKEP
men MIN SEO er bedre end DIN SEO #copSKEP (twitter)
The #Weddar in Ørsted Ølbar is…surprisingly mild #copSKEP (twitter)
Q:Hvad med B-vitaminer? er det også noget man skal passe på med? #copSKEP (twitter)
@Mi_Islay Broccoli? Jow god idé, men er det ikke for “naturligt”? (twitter)
Sry…There’s no s in community (twitter)
Copenhagen Skeptics in the Pub – Lone Frank: Når Naturen bliver Gud var rigtig fint – I found God ♥ (facebook)
IKKE det femte element/den femte gradbøjning: God Bedre Bedst Ornli’ Naturli’
.@kmdk @Palnatoke @peterbrodersen tak i lige måde – efterlod d’herrer og damer i en “røgfyldt brun pose”, og dansede videre <3 #copSKEP (twitter)
twitter-søgninger dør efter et par uger #copSKEP – må se at få sat noget aggregering op
Kim Bach . Org: Kim Bach . Org Colophon
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commons.wikimedia.org: User:Kim Bach
Picture of a statue of the Egyptian goddess Hathor from the Luxor Museeum, Luxor, Egypt. The statue is from the period of the XVIIIth Dynasty and was found at the Luxor temple. The statue is about human size. The picture was taken by Kim Bach, Copenhagen, Denmark on the 17th of October 2004
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This morning even more so, this is what @Jyri tweeted:
That resonated with me, so I checked out the site’s about page http://mythologyclubnyc.wordpress.com/about/, the basic idea is outlined the abstract:
What Is Mythology Club?
Mythology Club is a sporadic gathering of people who like to tell and listen to stories. It’s myths as they were meant to be, it’s a sociable way to get some literary and historical awesomeness in your life.
Here’s how it works. We get together for an evening of mythological storytelling and lots of booze. So far it’s been a group of 15-20 people, with between 4-6 people as storytellers each evening.
If you’re a teller, you pick your favorite myth/classical tale (from any culture), and you tell your rendition of it to the assembled throng. The definition of myth is loose. It could be from a classical tradition like Greek, Egyptian, Norse. It could also be the Ballad of Stagger Lee, or your own whopping fish story if it’s personal classic. The main thing is that it has a ritual quality that comes from repeated telling, and you make it yours. You don’t have to be an expert storyteller. We’re a friendly lot.
Doesn’t that sound like great idea? I mean I know of similar concepts, like BestTellers, but they tend to be less inviting, and the storytellers tend to be professional
Mythology Club has a BarCampy feel to it, and it might, eventually, turn us into pros.
So who’s first to syndicate this? I think Mythology Club Copenhagen has a nice ring to it, and YES I’ve already picked my first myth, for hints look here: Kong Skjold
BarCamp Copenhagen 8.2 on the 22nd of November 2008 is over, THANK YOU SO MUCH for being such a great crowd.
I’d like to extend a special thank you to the sponsors (Signal Digital, Københavns Erhvervs Akademi, Nabz.dk, basementcopenhagen and Toothless Tiger), Ras Bolding and our fabulous team Henriette Weber, Thomas Kristensen, Anders Bendix, Troels Wittrup, Benjamin Wendelboe, Laura Kiralfy and Mark Wubben – you ALL rock, and you KNOW it!
BTW! We’re trying to build a community site at barcamp.dk, so check back often for updates
I’m a 3 time veteran of BarCamp Copenhagen, and this time I had multiple roles, primary Henriette challenged me to host a pre-camp game, and this article is focusing on how that unfolded.
My roles were these:
- Host of pre-camp warm-up – hmm, it was freezing wasn’t it – event
- Co-sponsor through Nabz.dk – reseller of the Nabaztag
- Speaker (accept my sincere apologies for that disaster of a session, but I did learn some important Xcode/Interface Builder tricks)
- Webmaster at barcamp.dk
Phew! I think that’s about it, no wait, I also found time to be a participant!
For those of you not familiar with the concept, BarCamp Copenhagen is part of the world-wide phenomenon BarCamp, and can best be described as a conference with a twist, a so-called un-conference.
I’ll try to illustrate the differences between a conference and BarCamp below.
- The list of speakers usually is announced and scheduled
- Active participation is neither required nor the norm
- Speakers are invited and often payed
- Attendees usually pay a fee
- The list of speakers and the schedule is made up just before the camp starts
- The audience is expected to participate actively
- Speakers are volunteering, and access is only limited by the number of presentation slots
Technological treasure hunt, huh?
My major contribution to BarCamp Copenhagen 8.2 was being organiser of the pre-camp warm up.
As mentioned, the task of organising a pre-camp warm-up was given to me by Henriette Weber, she had envisioned a “technological treasure hunt”, and I immediately jumped at the chance, but what to do?
Technology and treasure hunt, we’ll that should be something with GPS, isn’t that something you can assume that people have these days?
After looking into what existed in the market, and even considering if we should try to build our own, I was sort of stuck for at while.
I suspect that Henriette was getting a bit worried, so she sent Mark Wubben to the rescue, and that was great! Mark is probably the coolest guy I’ve ever met, and it’s hard to believe that he’s only 22. Mark is destined for greatness, and I’m humbled by his presence!
I quickly started down an avenue of sending the participants out to research the history of the neighbourhood where the event was to take place, but Mark, in diplomatic terms, told me that that sounded too boring, I instantly agreed, it did sound like a school project didn’t it? I guess my short career as a school teacher had a bad influence on my creativity .
On October 28th I met with Mark, and he made a couple of important points.
- The game must not be boring
- The game should be “hackable”
- The game should be directed using SMS by the game master
We had a great brainstorming session, and immediately we were turning in the direction of spies, conspiricies etc. Mostly because I instantly made the connection to November 22nd and the mother of all conspiracy theories, since November 22nd is the day of the JFK assassination.
So what we came up with was the concept of a spy-game where you were supposed to find an assassin, take a picture and return with it to the headquarter.
The assassin would be meeting with a contact at an undisclosed location, I thought of Nørrebroparken because it has a “grassy knoll” .
The participitants would be divided into teams, and then sent around in the area looking for codes that, when found, should be relayed to HQ, resulting in another hint about the whereabouts of the assassin.
On the 8th of November Mark Wubben and I met to investigate the area, and we found several places that would be suitable for waypoints, we decided that Nørrebroparken would be too far away, since we only had two hours for the game, and wanted 5 hints/waypoints.
I didn’t really work too much on the detalis of the game, after the 8th, but when the 22nd of November approached, I suddenly decided that we needed a website to support the game, and what you can whip together in two shakes of a rats tail using Drupal is just amazing, I had a full community site with full geolocation support up and running in a few hours.
Calls for participation
Approx. one week prior to the event, we issued an e-mail with a call for participation, and people were asked to sign-up for the pre-camp event, this was before I had configured the website, so I received a possitive answer from a few people.
On the eve of the event, I then sent out this e-mail to the people that had responded to the call for participation:
You’ve been selected as a prospect to lead a team at BarCamp Copenhagen.
You will be given a mission that requires that you operate as a field agent from 10am to 11:59am.
Any technology you bring can potentially help you, but you’ll need, at least a camera and a cellphone.
There will be a briefing at 10am on November 22nd @Lygten 16.
Until then you can get updates at the barcamp.dk site, so check back frequently. http://barcamp.dk/content/barcamp-copenhagen-intelligence-agency
If you choose to accept the mission I’ll need your cell-phone number.
Kim Bach aka. K.ox
I received commitment from 4 people, I picked them as team-leaders, so that we would have four teams, and now I started building the website, having specific locations geocoded on the website helped me produce nice maps, so all I needed was to finalise the plot.
In the week leading to the event I had enlisted two of my friends to act as agents, and one of them is an experienced role-player so she helped me debug the game, she suggested that I should get rid of the good/bad distinction, and focus on making it much more confusing what was good and bad.
We met the night before BarCamp and decided that the mission should be for the teams to located the whereabouts of an agent, deliver documents, that they should document the handover of the documents, and return to base. What they weren’t aware of was that there was a second agent operating, and that he should steal the documents and disappear.
As mentioned, Mark Wubben tought me the importance of the game being “hackable”, this means that you should be able to bend the rules, so what I came up with was this:
- Information about the waypoints would be made available on the website once the teams had departed
- It would be possible to guess the access-codes, and get the hints faster. I choose these numbers for the 5 codes that should be gathered: 13-21-34-55-89 – does that ring a bell? Not? Well it’s the 5 two digit Fibonacci numbers
- You could get help if you asked for it
I ended up with a plot where the participants were sent out to locate field agent Szeba, they would be guided by hints that were given to them once they had gone to a waypoint and located the access code and sent it by SMS to HQ
The mission was to hand over some documents to the agent, and return with proof that the documents were delivered to the agent, and return to HQ.
What the participants didn’t know, was that I had also enlisted another agent, Petrus. The idea was that the agent would steal the documents once they were delivered to agent Szeba.
On the eve of the evening I met with agents Szeba and Petrus (aka. Signe and Kim, thank you for helping me, you guys rock).
We went over the plan.
Szeba would be at Nørrebro Station at 11:30 waiting for the documents, Petrus would be lurking, wait for the next train, steal the documents and jump on the train just before it left.
We were ready for the game – mu-ha-ha-ha – it will be GREAT!
Stay tuned for the part two of this where you’ll be told how the game actually unfolded.
The picture that accompanies this article was taken by Karin Høgh, it’s copyright Karin Høgh and she has allowed me to use it here. The picture shows one of my bags!
Regular readers might know that I’m a big fan of the Content Managment System Drupal. I’ve been actively promoting this system for 3 years, and I was active when Drupal Danmark, the Danish Drupal community, was established in the spring of 2006.
Despite this, I’ve never really managed to build anything useful using Drupal!
It’s not that I haven’t tried, actually I’ve ventured into a number of projects where I’ve tried to use Drupal as an application framework, because I, strongly, believe that Drupal is so much more than a CMS.
The projects haven’t failed completely, and I’ve learned valuable lessons, but I never really managed to finish them.
As a developer trying to work with a CMS for development is rather frustrating, since you get to spend most of your time configuring the system, and you constantly run into limitations, that mostly are related to the fact that developers and non-developers alike, has to be able to configure the system.
Why did the projects fail? Was it due to lacking skills on my part, or is Drupal not suited to use as an application framework or are there additional factors?
I’d like to explore this, so I’ve signed-up for the very first DrupalCamp Copenhagen, that will be held November 15th and 16th 2008 in Copenhagen.
I’ve also proposed a session: Using Drupal as a Web Application Framework, let’s see if that is accepted, but for sure I’m not going to be a tourist, and I’m going to actively pursue an answer to my questions.
You’ve come a long way baby
Like I mentioned, I was present when we took the first steps trying to establish the community back in spring of 2006, but since late 2006 I’ve been mostly absent from the community.
Since then Drupal, and Drupal Danmark, has grown stronger and stronger, and if you take a look at the sign-ups for DrupalCamp Copenhagen 2008, you can see how strong the community has grown.
The fact that there’s a significant number of international attendees is impressive. This has a lot to do with Drupal Danmark and evangelists like Morten DK’s and Mikkel Høgh’s very active participation in the international community.
So thank you all for growing the community, and having the guts to go ahead with DrupalCamp Copenhagen 2008. YOU ROCK!
Drupal Danmark: You’ve come a long way baby.
Hope to see you at DrupalCamp Copenhagen.
Planning for Kulturnatten 2008 (Copenhagen Night of Culture) despite elitist selection practices by organisersWednesday, October 8th, 2008
At the bottom of this post, you’ll find a list of events I’ve saved to my profile on kulturnatten.dk, unfortunately they don’t have a RSS feed or a URL that I can share, so I had to copy/paste/edit the list .
I’m planning to attend the events below, but I usually stray, and end up in strange places, my recommendation is to just go with the flow, and stay in places longer than you originally planned for, if you feel “good vibes”.
Last year the high point for me, was a visit to the old shipyard crane on Holmen, which is back this year, and Ars Nova in Marmorkirken, which isn’t .
The events hit by elitism
I’ve been a huge fan of Kulturnatten for several years, but this year the organisers has decided to limit the official program, and has weeded out some events that had been running, successfully for several years, for instance the event by IT Politisk Forening.
I’ve been noticing that Kulturnatten over the years has become more and more like a carnival, and that was somewhat annoying, but I think that the strict selection of “relevant” events is an example of elitism.
This being said, the Kulturnat is an impressive show of strength, and I’ll keep on attending, even though I strongly disagree with the new policy of the organisers.
List of events I’m planning to attend:
Kultmusik og magiske videoinstallationer
Kultfænomenet Snöleoparden fylder gården med sin særlige equilibristiske nordiske version af østens musik, alt imens den verdensberømte kunstner Yang Fudongs magiske videoinstallationer tegner billed…
Time: 18:00 – 00:00
Place: GL STRAND, Gammel Strand 48
Lasershow illuminerer facaden på Charlottenborg
Facaden på Charlottenborg er hele kulturnatten illumineret med klassisk italiensk billedkunst. Lasershow arrangeret af den romerske kunstner Livia Canella.
Time: 18:00 – 00:00
Place: Danmarks Kunstbibliotek, Kongens Nytorv 1, Postboks 1053
Konspirationsteorier fra Tempelriddere til 11. sep
Konspirationsteorier er som en virus, der angriber, når immunforsvaret er svækket. Med benhård historisk kildekritik afmonterer Dan H. Andersen nogle af nutidens mest populære myter og konspirationst…
Time: 20:30 – 21:30
Place: Frederiksberg Bibliotek, Falkoner Plads 3
Polkageist Power Party
Nyd energifyldt koncert inspireret af salsa, calypso, funk, rock og balkanmusik sammen med “cool” øko-snacks.
Generel info: handicapfaciliteter, bespisning
Time: 21:00 – 22:30
Place: Det Europæiske Miljøagentur, Kongens Nytorv 6
Social networking /foredrag
Kim Sneppen, Models of Life, NBI
Time: 22:00 – 22:30
Place: Niels Bohr Institutet, Blegdamsvej 17
Herredømmet – Lykke, Thordal, Trier & Zahle
Carsten Lykke, Kenneth Thordal, Tobias Trier & Oliver Zahle pisker stemningen helt i vejret med en vittig, varm og swingende koncert om den moderne mands genvordigheder. Sangenes tema “Mænd forstår a…
Time: 22:00 – 00:00
Place: Frederiksberg Bibliotek, Falkoner Plads 3
Salsa Loca – Kulturnattens hedeste danseaften
Traditionen tro spiller Salsa Loca op til dans. Kulturnatten afsluttes på denne måde med et brag af en fest med livesalsamusik af bedste kvalitet og dans til den lyse morgen.
Time: 22:00 – 03:00
Place: Krudttønden, Serridslevvej 2