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Jacobs tankar om och med kvalitet

Hello Monkey

written by jacob, on Dec 10, 2009 12:04:00 AM.

This restaurant is situated near the southern end of Magasinsgatan, inside the moat in central Göteborg. It has a small ground floor with a bar/open kitchen and tall bar tables. Downstairs in the basement is a larger dining room. Both floors are cozy and inviting. The restaurant serves Asian Fusion, with sashimi, noodles, spicy tiger prawns, beef tateki and various other dishes. They also do Dim Sum - little treasures in the Cantonese kitchen. Hello Monkey has its own modern version of Dim Sum and goes more for the fried and deep fried variety than the steamed dishes.

We started with a Japanese tartrar, which was excellent and continued with the set menu of Dim Sum. We got steamed potstickers, vietnamese style spring rolls, deep fried entrecote dumplings, shrimp cakes, a little cigarlike roll and plenty of greens. It was all served with 4 different dip sauces. The whole thing was excellent. We finished the meal with a white chocolate parfait, which was ok, but not up to the quality of the starter and the main dish. The prices are quite moderate and the service was quick and attentive. Since really good asian food is hard to come by in Göteborg, we will become regular visitors at Hello Monkey.

Magnus & magnus

written by jacob, on Dec 3, 2009 2:54:00 AM.

Magnus & Magnus has been my favourite restaurant for almost 10 years. It doesn't do white tablecloths and stern immaculate service, which means that it never gets top ratings from Göteborgsposten. It simply does excellent food in a laid back restaurant, with the most perfect service imaginable. It also does wine matching with the food better than any other restaurant I have visited, and that includes some of the top rated restaurants in the world. The New York times did a better job of ranking this place than anybody else, when they visited Scandinavia a couple of years ago. They had the best time of their trip at Magus & Magnus. I have managed to go to this restaurant about 40 times in the last 10 years, and almost every one of these occasions have created a memory for life. Tonight was way beyond expectations. I went to the restaurant fairly tired and weary, just expecting a decent meal and a bit of relaxation. I ended up with a highly inspiring combination of dishes and wines that will be remembered for a long time. Anders, who runs the dining room this evening makes us feel so much attended to that we don't relly notice that he serves a table with 10 people at the same time. W pick a set menu of 4 dishes and add an extra dish to it. This doesn't even cause a raised eyebrow. We ask for a wine package with a glass to go with each dish, and the wine matching couldn't be better. A viognier from Languedoc matches the terrine of langoustine perfectly. A beef carpachio is matched with an Australian Pinot Gris. Reindeer with Christmassy herbs is matched with a modern Priorat. It is all topped off with a dessert of youghurt icecream and carrots with honey marshmallows; a wonderful dessert for grownups. While Magnus & Magnus is not a cheap place, it is extremely good value for the money for anyone who cares about the taste experience more than the status factor and who thinks friendly competent service matters. If you are out to get intimidated, this is not the place to go. If you want everyone to have a good and relaxed dinner, this is one of the best places in the world.

Integritetsworkshop

written by jacob, on Dec 1, 2009 4:06:00 PM.

I går höll Piratpartiet Göteborg sin workshop om hur man skyddar sin integritet på Internet, speciellt med tanke på att FRA idag börjar avlyssna all internettrafik till och från Sverige. Det dök upp mellan 30 och 40 personer på Gnutiken som först fick lyssna på en draging av mig om hur kryptering, signering och checksummeberäkning går till. Min presentation finns här. Sedan tog Anders Billander vid och demonstrerade hur man praktiskt kan använda GPG (Gnu Privacy Guard). Efter en fikarast med kaka och bullar hembakade av pirater så pratade Anders Andersson om hur TOR fungerar och gav många praktiska tips om användande. Till sist så tog Kalle Vedin över och hjälpte deltagare som ville att installera I2P. Kvällen övergick i diverse tips och diskussioner kring integritet och klockan var närmare elva på kvällen innan det släcktes och låstes i Gnutiken.

Att döma av alla tacksamma kommentarer så var workshoppen mycket lyckad och jag tror att alla gick hem med ny kunskap och förståelse i bagaget.

Man skulle önska att det fanns fler politiker som förstod att kryptering och anonymisering är tillgängligt för gemene man, inklusive terrorister och kriminella. Det gör att FRA-spaningen inte bara är dyr, ineffektiv och integritetkränkande. Den är dessutom direkt skadlig, eftersom den skapar en falsk känsla av trygghet.

Presentation vid integritetsworkshop 30 november 2009

written by jacob, on Nov 30, 2009 12:28:00 PM.

Jag har lagt upp min presentation av krypteringsteknik.

Restaurang Meet

written by jacob, on Nov 30, 2009 12:23:00 PM.

Located on Geijersgatan, close to Götaplatsen, Meet is a cozy restaurant that is specialized in meat dishes. The food is in general very good and the prices are moderate. There is a nice assortment of starters, a fairly substantial list of main courses and a few desserts. The wine list is fairly short, but the wines are well selected for the food that is served and are among the best in their respective price category. Whoever picks the wines for the list is doing a very good job. Meet is open every day from 17:00 until fairly late. Last night we were in a mood for fish and seafood. A bleak roe and salmon starter was quite traditional, but very nice nonetheless. What was advertised as a clam chowder turned out to be a mussel chowder on a lobster base. Well executed, but not quite what was advertised. For main courses, we had a piece of halibut done in the oven, with filled pasta and a langustine/crab sauce. The pasta and the sauce were excellent while the halibut was overdone. A poached piece of trout was perfectly cooked, but again it was covered with a lobster based sauce, which managed to kill the subtle flavours of the fish.

This was not our first visit to Meet. In the past we have had their steaks which are served with your pick of side dishes and they are excellent. Especially the Texas entrecote is to be recommended. You get a high quality piece of meat at a decent price. If you pick a potato gratin or Tartiflette as one of your side dishes, you are sure not to leave the table hungry. I would dearly have liked this place to have been in business when I was a student. It is too expensive for regular visits on a student budget, but for the rare splurge after exams it would have been perfect.

Lilla Tavernan

written by jacob, on Nov 22, 2009 9:53:00 PM.

Lilla Tavernan lies on Olivedalsgatan, between Linnégatan and Vegagatan. It is a Greek restaurant that has been in business for at least 10 years. We used to go there fairly frequently when we lived nearby, but now it has been several years. We ordered mezze (smaller dishes and some Retsina to drink. The service was prompt and good and the dishes we ordered were of varying quality. We focused on octopus and squid, with the charcoal barbequed octopus being quite nice. The pickled octopus was coarse, tough and way too vinegary. The cheese filled squid was not to our taste either. Aubergine dip and squash pancakes were quite decent though and so was the bread we got with the meal. The prices are fairly modest and we paid under 250 kr/person including the wine.

Launch at last

written by jacob, on Nov 22, 2009 9:39:00 PM.

After 2 years of development, we are launching our new task management system. Have a look at our product website at http://www.eutaxia.se. Eutaxia is totally web based and designed so that people who don't work with computers every day should be able to use it. We think that there are lots of people who need our system; printshops, small manufacturers, craftsmen, janitors, IT developers etc. Keeping tab of your customers needs and not dropping any issues on the floor is a hard and time consuming task for most people. I think we will help people save time and reduce their stress levels. I feel good about that.

Min föreläsning på IPC-forum

written by jacob, on Nov 22, 2009 9:29:00 PM.

Här är länken till mina bilder till föreläsningen om vad man kan göra för att gå mot en avveckling av patent.
http://www2.openend.se/~jacob/pp/patentpresentation.pdf
Föreläsningen hölls den 6 september 2009 och finns upplagd på Bambuser.

Vad folk betalar för

written by jacob, on Nov 18, 2009 12:12:00 AM.

Jag har länge drivit tesen att folk aldrig har betalat för det upphovsrättsskyddade verket när de har köpt böcker, CD-skivor eller filmer. De har betalat för distribution. Jag upptäckte idag att jag inte är ensam om dessa tankar - Paul Graham som är en känd amerikansk datavetare och som har gjort sig en förmögenhet på att sätta upp ett webbtjänstföretag (och gör sig ännu mer förmögen som inkubationsriskkapitalist) har precis samma funderingar som jag.

Det gör att när marginalkostnaden för distribution faller till noll så blir varuvärdet på böcker, film och musik i stort sett noll. Folk kommer fortfarande att vara beredda att betala för en pappersbok, men priset på e-böcker kommer att vara mycket lågt. Enstaka människor kommer att vilja betala en slant för att få en CD eller LP i handen. LP-skivans stora dragningskraft var alltid skivomslaget. Är det någon som har hört om någon annan som köpt en CD eller en kasett för det häftiga omslaget?

Det är bara när man tillför något som kunden inte kan göra själv som man kan ta ordentligt betalt.

Somliga musiker som inte kan framträda live har dragit slutsatsen att livet är över för dem. De kan inte längre livnära sig på sin musik. Jag håller inte med! Vad de behöver göra är att sluta ta betalt i efterskott och börja kräva betalning i förskott. Den som har en grupp fans får sätta upp ett belopp som behöver samlas in för att nästa produkt ska släppas. Beloppet placeras på ett konto hos 3:e part, som betalar ut det när båda parter har uppfyllt sina förpliktelser.

Aktivism

written by jacob, on Nov 16, 2009 9:06:00 PM.

Jag trillade på den här bilden när jag letade efter annat. Jag tycker den är så härligt illustrerande för vad aktivism innebär. Det är Erik Josefsson som står som sandwichman utanför Comdex på Svenska Mässan. Det är januari, minusgrader och snålblåst (i Kanada säger de "Lazy Wind - it blows through you instead of around you").

Vi visar besökarna på orimligheten i patent på mjukvara. Vi är 4 personer totalt, och vi har tillstånd från polisen att demonstrera där.