June 22, 2018

John Coltrane's Lost Tapes

Marc Myers on the imminent release of John Coltrane’s lost tapes:

So where was this tape hiding all these years? The tape sat on the shelf at Van Gelder’s studio until Coltrane died in July 1967, when Impulse executives came to retrieve them. After ABC Records relocated to Los Angeles in the early 1970s, the tape went into storage. Soon, cost-cutting led ABC to discard reels of warehoused tapes that hadn’t been released as albums. Coltrane’s March 6 recording was purged.

This is exciting news and I already placed a pre-order. Marc has as always a very informative article and background information on the recording. Can’t wait for it to be released in the next week.

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June 20, 2018

The One With All The Hama Beads

I think my wife has started this Hama-Beads-craze around here by un-digging the Hama-Beads which lay dormant for years on shelf in the kids room. In the beginning it were only a few random patterns and by now the situation got slightly out of hand.

In the meanwhile I bought a couple of bags of new colours and some small cases to store them in (of course) and searched online for some nice patterns (of which there are surprisingly many).

Next I have a bigger project/idea, for which I will have to buy more beads and a few bigger boards. Well, because, bigger is more details, and more details, is more nice. Makes sense, or?

And yes, the sound of the beads disappearing into the vacuum-cleaner is also fun.

June 17, 2018

Mark Text - A Markdown Editor

Just ran into this new(-ish) markdown editor. I haven’t tried it yet myself, but it looks interesting.

That being said, I’m writing this in iA Writer with which I’m very happy for many years and there is also my Atom.io setup which I’m also happy with. I’m not facing a shortage of markdown editors at least.

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June 16, 2018

On the way back home from Legoland we ran into an Avengers Exhibition in Norrköping. Since it was on the way we stopped and had a visit. There were some nice exhibits there, such as this:

June 13, 2018

The Star Wars exhibition at Legoland is very nice. Some real great models there. Especially this Millennium Falcon:

June 12, 2018

A panorama taken approaching Stockholm.