The wonderful feeling of writing

The last few years I have had a growing interest in the art of writing. I have written a few books, and have a few books started or in the planning phase. I also have a growing number of blogs where I write. I have this blog, that is my personal blog with texts about the internet, software and web development, and my other “professional” interests. I also have a blog in Swedish about my other large interest, running. Another blog I have is a Swedish blog about my family and my life after loosing my wife last year. The last blog I have at the moment is my “business blog”, with my apps and that stuff.

I have written two books. One about XML programming, and one about freelancing. I have started writing on a novel, and have ideas for a few more books.

I like writing, and Windows Live Writer is a program on my computer I use more and more. I do feel that this software is starting to get a bit outdated, and I’m searching for a replacement. Any suggestions?

Some other fields that is quite near this that I’m getting more and more interested in is SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and copywriting. In the near future I will post some articles about those stuff here on the blog.

My daytime work is  to work as a Web Developer on a Swedish company, but when I get home from work I like sitting down writing something. Sometimes I write a few chapters on a book project, and some other days I write some texts for my blogs. The common thing is that I really like writing. It’s a wonderful media for teach something, or to express how you are feeling, or to keep a journal how your training is going.

When programming at my day work, I have to follow certain rules. Everyone have their own style when programming, but there are some rules you have to follow in order to get the result you want from your code. When I come home and write for my books or my blogs, I can let my mind wander free. How the texts comes out depends on how I feel at the moment, but it’s a wonderful feeling when you really let your imagination take you to places you have never visited before.

I haven’t written that much here on this blog in a while, because I did aim to keep the texts on this website in certain fields, but I’m starting to feel that maybe I will start loosening up on that. Hopefully I will post some text about blogging, SEO and near by fields.

Book of snippets

I have a lot of stuff going in my life at the moment, so I don’t have the time I wish I had to update my blog. But hopefully I will get more time for that soon.

I have started to collect all my little code snippets that I have spread all around my harddrive. Thinking about collecting it all in some sort of a book.  It will be quite some good-to-have code in PHP, JavaScript, CSS and some for WordPress too. I will let you know when I have decided how, where and when to release it.

New job

I haven’t updated my blog in a while now. That’s because I have signed up for a new job, and are preparing for that at the moment. I will work as a web- (and app-) developer for a swedish company. I will continue work on a few personal projects too, but in the beginning I will only concentrate on the new job.

I will write some more about the new work when I have started settled a bit in my new position.

 

Virtual Assistant for a freelancing web designer?

At the moment, I’m reading Timothy Ferriss excellent book “The 4-Hour Workweek
“. It’s a very inspiring book, and I hope to be able to implement as many of Tim’s ideas as possible in the future. I have been thinking about the Virtual Assistant-thing. What is the best way for a freelancing web developer to use a VA? Is it possible to use a VA in a good way when freelancing in the web design-world?

Sure, I can use a VA to handle all invoices and that stuff, and some of the marketing. But is it possible to use the VA in another way? to get new customers? What’s your take on this?

Ubuntufika i Örebro

Det här inlägget skriver jag på svenska eftersom det bara rör oss svenskar.

Den 22 Februari tänkte jag dra ihop alla intresserade till en Ubuntufika i Örebro.

Exakt plats och tid kommer jag till senare, men räkna med att det blir kring kl 15.00 någonstans i centrala Örebro.

Vill man fika och prata om Ubuntu, Linux, öppen källkod eller annat är man välkommen. Man betalar för sitt eget ätande och drickande.

Helt enkelt en trevlig stund där man får chansen att träffa likasinnade och prata om det man gillar mest.

 

2013->2014

So, a new year has past, and now we have arrived at 2014. This blogpost will be a short report about the last year, and some thoughts about what 2014 hopefully will bring.

I have been Team Leader for the Swedish Ubuntu Community now for about eight months now, I think. It has been a very awarding time, but also a very frustrating time. The Loco here in Sweden has not been working that great the last couple of years, but with a lot of work, it’s on the right track now. Hopefully it will be less arguing and fighting on the message board, and we all start working together to bring Ubuntu to the masses.

There has been to much time and effort just to make peace between the members. At least it feels like I got a few members start working for the Ubuntu development, with translations and advertising for the operating system.

I have been testing Ubuntu on my Nexus 4 mobile phone too. I was quite skeptical in the beginning, but after I have tried in “in real life”, I think they are doing a great work with the system. Canonical will be the first to make an operating system that is working on all platforms. The same system om computers, tablets, mobile phones, tv’s. At the moment I have both Ubuntu and Android 4.4.2 dual booting on the phone, since I’m working on some apps for android too. Hopefully I will start making some small apps for the Ubuntu phone too.


Ubuntu for the mobile phone.

I’m unemployed again. For some time ago, I started work with the swedish support for iOS users. But recently we were too many on the helpdesk here in sweden, and they had to let 15 people go. I was one of them. You can say a alot about Apple and there products, but working for them has been quite good to getting to know the mobile business and to learn how iOS and iPhone works. Now I know for sure that I don’t want to have an iPhone any more. =)

I have also starting to watch Firefox OS. I really like what those guys are doing. And I like the idea of an mobile phone OS in HTML5. An light weight OS,  its easy to write software for.

In six days I turn 40 years old, but I don’t feel that old. I’m enjoying life and I’m living with the best family in the world. This year I will start up some interesting projects and work harder towards my goals. 2014 will certanly be an interesting year.

Stay tuned for more info later on…