Blog: personal

In Paris with the girls

In October of this year, my daughters persuaded me to embark on a trip to the illustrious city of Paris. You see, I've never truly connected with Paris. Amra and I had previously visited the city during the Christmas and New Year of 2002. At that time, Paris felt somewhat detached and cold to me. While I always enjoyed the Latin Quarter and Montmartre, the grand boulevards and squares like Place de la Concorde and Avenue des Champs-Élysées never resonated with me. They lacked a certain human touch, seemingly designed for the state rather than its people. Hence, my relationship with the City of Light has always been somewhat ambivalent.

Fast-forward twenty-one years, and here I am in Paris with my three delightful girls. We boarded an Air France flight from Billund on a chilly Christmas noon—a delightful experience with almost deserted airports and a flight just a tad over an hour. Upon landing and retrieving our luggage, I hailed a taxi, and in a couple of few minutes we were on our way to the central part of Paris and our hotel Opéra Faubourg. However, due to Lafayette Street's one-way direction, the driver had trouble finding our hotel. I told him to drop us off nearby, and we walked a mere 100 meters to reach our destination.

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Our room at Opéra Faubourg Hotel.

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Snow in da ghetto

I made this photo exactly eleven years ago, on December 2, 2012. I took it when we lived in a building in Moldeparken in Vejle, where many citizens from non-Western countries lived. Hence, the title that followed the photo on Facebook: "Snow in da ghetto".

I really like those warm colors.

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SNKL1

I received my Seiko SNKL1 yesterday, and I think it is an amazing piece you get for the money. Because of its elegance and simplicity, people think it has 'the looks of a Grand Seiko'. :)

I ordered it together with a sapphire glass, and it really pops the dial of the watch. Since the original bracelet isn't of high quality, I changed it to this leather brown strap. I like this watch a lot. It has a perfect size (38 mm), and I think that Rob from Monsterwatches even adjusted the movement, because my SNKL1 is pretty accurate.

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Magical Macedonia

My wife and I spent five wonderful days in Macedonia, primarily exploring the capital, Skopje. We flew from Hamburg Airport to Skopje International Airport on Monday, albeit with a 40-minute delay (as usual, Wizz Air didn't provide a clear explanation), and returned last night, braving one of the worst storms to hit this part of Europe. Fortunately, our journey back to Denmark went smoothly.

Our room at hotel DOA
Our room at Hotel DOA in Skopje

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Prag

Jeg er lige vendt tilbage fra en skoletur til den europæiske juvel - Prag. Det er altid et dejligt gensyn med byen, som for mig er noget af det bedste Europa har at tilbyde besøgende.

Vi har selvfølgelig besøgt det uundgåelige astronomiske ur, som er knyttet til det Gamle Rådhus i Prag. Uret blev bygget i 1410 af Mikuláš of Kadaň, og er i dag det ældste fungerende astronomiske ur i verden. Vi har også besøgt den travle Karls Bro, som blev færdigbygget i begyndelsen af 1400-tallet. Den er 9,5 m bred og 516 m lang.

Udsigt over byen fra Prags borg
Udsigt over byen fra Prags borg

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Nordbanen

Vi har modtaget det første eksemplar af Amras flotte digtsamling "Nordbanen", som jeg skrev om et par uger siden. Alle digtene er skrevet de sidste fem år. Digtsamlingen indeholder 26 digte i alt, som er inddelt i tre emner: Livet, Natur og Univers.

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Using Linux for four years

I admit, I am a strange cookie. Sometimes I can remember the details about something that happened years ago. Very often I know where exactly on a page I read a particular sentence in a book. In the same way, I remember I decided to finally switch to Linux from Windows four years ago during my daughter's football training. I was fed up with technical issues I was having with Windows 10, but also Microsoft's increasing telemetry and constantly activating “features” on Windows, even though I deactivated it. I remember there was a heavy rain, and luckily I even have a short video recording of it. For some reason, I always like documenting an interesting meteorological condition.

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Avdibeg.dk - more than two decades ago

I am having this website for about twenty-one years. A few days ago I used Wayback Machine to check out previous versions of avdibeg.dk, and, boy, did it change. The earliest version they keep of my website is the one from November 22, 2002, and it looked something like this.

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Organizing my digital life

Ever since I entered the realm of computers, the art of organizing digital files has held a profound fascination for me. Time and again, this pursuit has transcended mere interest and, at times, almost evolved into an obsession. In essence, I find myself in a constant quest to discover the ultimate digital organizing system, the one that suits my use case. I must confess, this journey has never been without its challenges.

Throughout all these years I've tried countless paths, experimenting with a myriad of methods, watching countless relevant videos, and immersing myself in articles devoted to mastering the art of organizing one's digital life. However, despite my endeavors, I couldn't shake the feeling that the optimization of my file structuring remained somewhat incomplete and inadequate. Allow me to illustrate: until recently, this was the approach I employed to organize my files.

Old organization of the files - first level
My previous first-level structuring of the files

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Tur til Østfyn

Det har været en dejlig, men også en blæsende og regnfuld julidag. Amra og jeg valgte at tage på en udflugt, og det var ikke bare i nærheden af Vejle, hvor vi bor. Den heldige vinder blev Østfyn, Fyns Hoved og den tidligere købstad Kerteminde, som ligger på den østlige side af Fyn og som i dag har Fyns største fiskerihavn.

Fyns Hoved
Det er den fynske kyst ved Hasmark man kan se i horisonten.

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Rodos

Nakon pune dvadeset i četiri godine, ponovo smo posjetili magično ostrvo u Egejskom moru - Rodos. Ovaj put sa nama je bila i naša mlađa kćerkica. Odsjeli smo u Rodos Palace hotelu u Ixiji, samo četiri kilometra južno od grada Rodos, a imali smo prekrasan pogled na Egejsko more, kao i tursko zaleđe, ali i grčko ostrvo Simi (lijeva strana).

Pogled na Egejsko more
Pogled na more iz hotela

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Hana's graduation

And the day has finally arrived. My dear Hana has successfully completed her final high school exam and proudly adorned her blue graduation cap.

I've always believed that this moment holds a special significance, marking the beginning of a new chapter in life. It opens doors to new expectations, responsibilities, plans, and aspirations.

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