Saturday, September 8, 2018

Enemy of the State

I'm male.
In my thirties.
White.
Heterosexual.
Cis.

I've lived my whole live on easy (at worst  normal) difficulty.

And I am scared.

Ive been raised on the belief that all people, regardless of colour, nationality, creed, or lifestyle is worth equally.

Following tomorrow's general election here in Sweden.
That belief might come to mean being an enemy of the state (exaggeration to prove a point, for the ass hats out there).

Because as it looks, between 15 and 20 % of the eligible voters does, in fact, not think of that as a one of the few simple truths.

I'm scared for all the friends that haven't had my privilege of an easy difficulty life.

And I fear for what might happen in the future.

I do not fear for my own life and limb.
Since that is something I'm willing to lay down in defence of those that I love.
(And they'll, with love, call me a moron for that belief).

I've done my part, I've voted, as is my obligation as a citizen.

But I fear that will not be enough.

The nazi and racist are looking to come into a position of power unprecedented in Swedish history.

And I'm afraid.

Afraid, for the first time in my life, of what the future holds.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Important Notice

I haven't posted here in ... A LONG DONKEY TIME!

So I'm putting this up here now to show that this blog is for the moment more or less defunct.

I'll probably come back in some form or another at a future date, but for now: It's dead, Jim!


/Rowas, the jaded, cynical Customer Service Worker.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

[Update] Net neutrality and the disregard for it by companies

So, normally (figuratively speaking) when I post things on this blog, it's not really anything serious.

But now, things have changed.
This is something serious.

The Swedish mobile operator Tre (Hi3G) have gone out with the sales pitch that they will be letting their customers use a few music streaming services without it affecting their monthly data usage (up to a maximum of 70GB per month).

This is something really serious.
They are openly using their utter disregard for net neutrality as a sales pitch.
And the worst part is, ordinary people, have no idea what a dangerous precedence this sets for other mobile operators to follow, if they want to stay competitive.

And what happens behind closed doors?
The music streaming services that isn't included, what are the reasons for not including them?
Didn't they want to pay for the privilege? Are the included ones picked at random?
Other reasons?

With this in mind, what's the next step?
Video streaming services?
Websites?
The slippery slope is slippery.

And -very- dangerous.

This is an issue that needs to be brought to the public mind.
Because it can't be allowed to continue.

For those that can't understand the text, here's CGP Grey explaining it too:

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Kittens; The exploding kind

So, let's talk kittens.

We all love them (except maybe those that are allergic ... ), because they are cute, cuddle and show utter disregard for us as superior beings.

And that, my friends, are what makes Exploding Kittens so bloody attractive!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Rift [MMORPG] talk

So this week I started playing Rift.

Last time I played, was in it's original closed Beta way back when, before it launched as P2P.

And I must say, it certainly has matured a whole lot since it came out.
And transitioned well from P2P to F2P.

One of the things that's a good thing, is the introduction of purposes for each calling.
(Calling = Base class)
(More after the break)