16:50 · 26th Feb 2020
In which I want to add a bunch of new stuff but I want to make sure that stuff isn’t there just for the sake of it.
This site is being rebooted in the open.
My fortnightly journal is where I write about things that interest me, lately it’s been running and mental health.
16:50 · 26th Feb 2020
In which I want to add a bunch of new stuff but I want to make sure that stuff isn’t there just for the sake of it.
19:00 · 19th Feb 2020
In which I take stock of the pages I’ve gathered over the years.
07:00 · 16th Feb 2020
In which I begin rebooting this site.
07:00 · 12th Feb 2020
In which I take the fifth step and tell someone about all the fucked up stuff I’ve been through.
07:00 · 28th Dec 2019
In which I look back at the year and reflect on how I’ve learned to be a little kinder to myself.
07:00 · 4th Aug 2019
In which I give you my top tips for making the road to minimalist living more bearable.
07:00 · 2nd Jun 2019
In which I lay the foundation for the upcoming reboot of this website and its blog.
07:00 · 19th May 2019
In which I’m selected to become one of BIMA’s Champions for Change and get to suit up to go to the OXO Tower in London.
07:00 · 5th May 2019
In which I take you step-by-step of the making of my new online class where I teach inclusive user experience (UX) design.
07:00 · 21st Apr 2019
In which I finally complete my first marathon whilst hobbling across the finish line wrapped in a space blanket.
07:00 · 7th Apr 2019
In which I swear at Google Home and its inability to recognise simple commands.
07:00 · 24th Mar 2019
In which I do my own version of Reddit’s Ask Me Anything (AMA) question-and-answer interactive interview.
07:00 · 10th Mar 2019
In which we travel back in time to 1990 to watch as I fall in love for the first time and how the consequent rejection came to shape my future relationships.
07:00 · 24th Feb 2019
In which I embark on a year-long journey of continued self-discovery by learning about and measuring my well-being through quantitative and qualitative data.
07:00 · 10th Feb 2019
In which I become pro-active with my health, take matters into my own hands and draw blood samples in my kitchen.
07:00 · 27th Jan 2019
In which I spend a year tracking my moods and start learning mature coping mechanisms to deal with life’s ups and downs.
07:00 · 13th Jan 2019
In which I look back at all the things I had no plans of doing last year but did anyway.
07:00 · 30th Dec 2018
In which I look back at the year that has passed with all its intentions, failures and lessons.
07:00 · 16th Dec 2018
In which I finish my 18th book for the year and look at the transformative power of reading.
07:00 · 2nd Dec 2018
In which I remember what my one-and-a-half-year-old self already knew when my love of food and cooking is rekindled.
07:00 · 18th Nov 2018
In which I outline the practical steps and positive results of embracing the beauty of a daily routine.
07:00 · 4th Nov 2018
In which I finally get back to running, realise how important it is and join the infamous Runner’s Gut club.
07:00 · 21st Oct 2018
In which I reduce my digital distractions only to realise how many real-life distractions I also have.
07:00 · 7th Oct 2018
In which I spent a year actively giving space to other people and realising just how much more spatial awareness women have.
07:00 · 23rd Sep 2018
In which I ask my friends, family and co-workers to answer a, ‘What am I like?’ survey and reflect on their anonymous answers.
07:00 · 9th Sep 2018
In which I try to design a tattoo without cultural appropriation and realise that Neo-Nazis are appropriating mine.
07:00 · 26th Aug 2018
In which my siblings and I get together to recreate childhood photos as a birthday present for our mom.
07:00 · 12th Aug 2018
In which I see a psychic and accidentally dig up some unresolved daddy issues from the other side.
07:00 · 29th Jul 2018
In which I try to figure out and focus on what makes me happy.
07:00 · 15th Jul 2018
In which I spend six months being my own emotional detective, tracking my moods and figuring out what makes me tick.
07:00 · 1st Jul 2018
In which I answer life’s hard questions, like, ‘Can I eat all the avocado in the world?’ by going on the keto diet.
07:00 · 17th Jun 2018
In which I get hands-on experience with Transferwise’s new Borderless account and its accompanying Mastercard debit card, spending less money for more value when traveling abroad.
07:00 · 3rd Jun 2018
In which I read, cry, laugh and review Robert Webb’s How Not to Be a Boy.
07:00 · 20th May 2018
In which he looks back at 20 years of writing as this journal of his turns 10-years-old.
07:00 · 6th May 2018
In which I admit to being defeated by my injury and have my place in the London Marathon deferred.
13:00 · 1st Apr 2018
In which there’s only three weeks left to the London Marathon and I must confess, I’m not sure if I’m ready to run it.
08:30 · 29th Mar 2018
In which I begin the slow process of reassembling myself.
09:00 · 30th Dec 2017
In which this year and our story, comes to its necessary end.
09:00 · 25th Dec 2017
In which it’s time for the annual Eriksson Christmas greeting.
09:00 · 20th Nov 2017
In which I announce the next chapter in the journey that is Carlos figuring out this running stuff people keep talking about—by which I mean I’m running the London Marathon.
21:00 · 1st Nov 2017
In which traditions are meant to be broken and we don’t carve any pumpkins.
08:00 · 7th Oct 2017
In which Scott and I run a 10k obstacle race and I use a GoPro to record it.
10:00 · 1st Oct 2017
In which I briefly talk about the house we never really called our home.
21:00 · 21st Aug 2017
In which I talk about how after not smoking for 4 years I failed and started again.
19:00 · 12th Aug 2017
In which Ben and I run a 5k to raise money for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices and Lucien throws paint into our mouths.
10:00 · 31st Jul 2017
In which I want to believe that people can’t be pigeon-holed but clearly I can be.
19:00 · 15th Jul 2017
In which I wonder about the short-comings of DC Comics’ Wonder Woman.
08:00 · 8th Jul 2017
In which I talk about my irrational fear of wasps, bees and all buzzing things black and yellow.
08:00 · 25th Jun 2017
In which I start cleaning out the cobwebs of my mind by reading, meditating and dying a sweaty death at hot yoga.
12:00 · 4th Jun 2017
In which I finish migrating all the remaining entries between 2010–2013 and cull most of them because they’re so terrible.
20:00 · 21st May 2017
In which I manage to put the final touches to A Rainy Night on Drury Lane and release it. For free!
08:00 · 14th May 2017
In which we have lived in the UK for five years but aren’t sure if we can call this home anymore.
22:00 · 6th May 2017
In which I tell you about this awesome triple bill title podcast that I’ve been listening to lately.
08:00 · 30th Apr 2017
In which I live on Joylent, the meal replacement beverage, for a whole year.
20:00 · 21st Apr 2017
In which I, after many failed attempts, manage to record the song I wrote for Amanda.
09:00 · 8th Apr 2017
In which I complete my first half marathon, raise money in memory of Amanda and puke across the finish line.
09:00 · 4th Jan 2017
In which I begin training for my first half marathon and set the stage for raising money in memory of Amanda.
15:00 · 31st Dec 2016
In which this fucking year finally comes to a fucking end. Giving way for something new, something better.
14:00 · 28th Dec 2016
In which I try my hand at dating apps and see what it’s like dating for people in the 21st century.
14:00 · 26th Dec 2016
In which the Eriksson family wish you all a Merry Christmas with the annual season’s greetings.
12:00 · 25th Sep 2016
In this month’s triple issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: My previous accessibility article finds an online home, I refuse to celebrate my birthday, fucking Brexit, I party with old friends in Finland, we visit a wild animal park, I complete my first 5K and we finally find a new home in Cambridge.
23:00 · 2nd Sep 2016
In which I write the hardest entry to date.
09:00 · 24th Jul 2016
In which I apologise for the lack of entries but make no effort to remedy it.
12:00 · 5th Jun 2016
In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: I’m forced to get a new phone, attend the 43rd Cambridge Beer Festival, sign up for my first 5K run and completely fail my monthly challenge.
17:00 · 7th May 2016
In which I finally figure out a way of explaining my job to people who do not work with computers every day.
17:00 · 2nd May 2016
In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: I continue commuting, eat more Joylent, Lucien and I go watch the next Marvel film (no spoilers, promise), I look back at this month’s challenge and invite you to join this month’s challenge.
09:00 · 2nd May 2016
In which I speak in English. But also think in English. Look I’m doing it right now.
20:00 · 22nd Apr 2016
In which I learn the dark art of commuting and why many people seem to hate it so much.
20:00 · 14th Apr 2016
In which I talk about the experience of suddenly finding myself hunting for another job and all of its vices.
15:00 · 10th Apr 2016
In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: I get sick, more tattoos, another job, we celebrate Easter and I move on from this month’s challenge to the next.
12:00 · 3rd Apr 2016
In which I talk about the pest infestation we had and how it helped open my eyes to what women and marginalised people go through every day.
20:00 · 31st Mar 2016
In which Present Carlos, again, has to pay the price of Past Carlos’ mistakes. This time, in the form of shoes.
19:00 · 26th Mar 2016
In which it’s time for the customary Eriksson family Easter greeting.
10:00 · 19th Mar 2016
In which I talk about all the tattoos I have, how I got them and what they mean.
19:00 · 13th Mar 2016
In which I sell my soul to create a title of a sensational or provocative nature, whose main purpose is to attract attention and draw visitors to a particular web page.
19:00 · 11th Mar 2016
In which I talk about the fact that we don’t have access to digital broadcasting signals.
09:00 · 10th Mar 2016
In which we take a real close look at Zodiac signs, their meanings and most importantly, their true meaning.
13:00 · 9th Mar 2016
In which I try to publish more entries as part of my monthly challenges.
21:00 · 8th Mar 2016
In this month’s late and short issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: We have a really shitty month.
21:00 · 21st Feb 2016
In which I live on Joylent, the meal replacement beverage, for a week, keeping a day-by-day account of the experience.
15:00 · 13th Feb 2016
In which I recommend Copywriting by Mark Shaw. It’s a great book on the art of writing great copy, with plenty of practical exercises for you to do.
19:00 · 31st Jan 2016
In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: We get some well earned R&R, I’m fed up with Fallout 4 and I finish this month’s challenge by getting a head start on next month’s challenge; Reading.
22:00 · 21st Jan 2016
In which I don’t make any new year’s resolutions but endeavour to make some changes anyway, in the form of monthly challenges.
21:00 · 14th Jan 2016
In which Death reminds all us about our fragile human-condition and I decide to make plans for my eventual demise.
21:00 · 3rd Jan 2016
In which I finish migrating all the entries from 2009 and realise how shit most of them are.
13:00 · 31st Dec 2015
In which the time has come for Twenty-Fifteen and I to break up with each other. By which I mean, I’m breaking up with Twenty-Fifteen.
23:30 · 30th Dec 2015
In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: I speak at another conference (even recording it), we go to our traditional Dickensian Christmas, two of my friends from Finland come for a visit and Lucien and I watch the new Star Wars film (spoiler-free).
22:30 · 24th Dec 2015
In which the Eriksson family, and our esteemed guest Amanda, wish you all a Merry Christmas with the annual season’s greetings.
22:00 · 8th Dec 2015
In which I spend a week with the latest offering from Jawbone, the UP3 and see whether it’s a worthy follow-up to their earlier successes.
21:00 · 6th Dec 2015
In this month’s very late issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: We celebrate a failed assassination attempt, I’m finally done growing a beard, play Fallout 4, go to a conference and a micropub and get ready for our fourth Christmas in the UK by celebrating Little Christmas.
12:00 · 29th Nov 2015
In which I reminisce about the ten years I’ve already spent with my wonderful wife, talk about how we first met and look forward to another ten years.
11:00 · 15th Nov 2015
In which I continue this new-found obsession with quantifying myself, looking at the exercise progress I’ve made and realise I sleep more than I think, albeit unevenly.
16:00 · 1st Nov 2015
In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: I head down to Camber Sands for a weekend, Lucien and I catch up with all the Marvel film, I get a camera and become a published writer, the new Squiders.com website goes live and we celebrate Halloween.
21:30 · 31st Oct 2015
In which it wouldn’t be Halloween without our traditional pumpkin carving.
16:00 · 24th Oct 2015
In which I share a recipe of a Nordic childhood favourite, which will put your child(ren) into sugar-induced comas—of delightfulness.
16:29 · 21st Oct 2015
In which I travel to the past to see what carloseriksson.com looked like 12 years ago, to the present to look at where things are now and to the future to talk about what’s just over the horizon.
17:15 · 18th Oct 2015
In which carloseriksson.com gets a much needed upgrade in the form of a DSLR camera.
18:00 · 8th Oct 2015
In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: We finally go to Dicken’s World, I camp in the woods and speak at my first conference and the hair goes.
21:15 · 24th Sep 2015
In which I return from the forest to talk about my experiences at Web in the Woods, the conference with a campfire.
18:30 · 22nd Sep 2015
In which I manage to get ready to live out in the woods for a weekend in what is probably the longest entry to date. Reviewing oh so many different products I also reach a new low when I review a spoon.
21:00 · 1st Sep 2015
In this month’s double issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: Lucien celebrates his 7th birthday, my brother and I battle it out Dubsmash style, my mom visits, I become undead for a photoshoot and we go to two different museums at two different times.
21:00 · 31st Aug 2015
In which I, and the rest of Squiders, take a day off work to do a photo shoot which involves more blood than anyone had imagined.
19:15 · 12th Aug 2015
In which I realise that it’s only a month until my first speaking event and it’s dawning on me how ill prepared I am.
23:15 · 1st Jul 2015
In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: I have another one of those pesky birthdays, attend the Kent Digital Awards, celebrate Midsummer, try to play Batman: Arkham Knight and get a secret tattoo.
22:30 · 17th Jun 2015
In which I write about some more games I’m excited about. And Fallout 4 is finally fucking one of them.
14:00 · 7th Jun 2015
In which I continue paying for Past Carlos’ mistakes and reluctance to listen of his own body.
15:15 · 31st May 2015
In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: I finally finish my sleeve tattoo, reach the halfway mark of my beard journey, go to Comic Con for a third time and start drinking better beer.
11:30 · 24th May 2015
In which I remember that I really enjoy making little things to make our lives easier or better.
16:30 · 19th May 2015
In which I continue that weary—by now—tradition of listening through every Eurovision contender and then give them points. Or joke about them. Sometimes both.
19:30 · 14th May 2015
In which I realise that we’ve already been abroad for three years.
18:30 · 1st May 2015
In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: I get new glasses, play lots of board games, continue my tattoo and go to the cinema to experience Avengers: Age of Ultron in IMAX 3D.
23:00 · 21st Apr 2015
In which we I begin to quantify myself and we take a look at all the places I’ve been in the last year, thanks to the ever-present and watchful eye of Big Brother.
13:00 · 12th Apr 2015
In which I talk about talking. In the woods. With a fire and everything.
22:30 · 4th Apr 2015
In which we put on our best shawls, paint red spots on our cheeks and celebrate, what else, but Easter of course.
20:00 · 31st Mar 2015
In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: We decide to surprise some of our friends and family by taking an impromptu flight to Finland, explore the family tree, experience a disappointing solar eclipse and I, of course, continue my tattoo.
14:00 · 21st Mar 2015
In which the future is already here, Skynet is already self-aware and we’re all basically fucked. But in a totally delightful way that I welcome.
19:00 · 1st Mar 2015
In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: We don’t celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary, lose another pub quiz, continue my tattoo, take on the role of a sentient lizard, attend a conference in London, get Lucien declared healthy and finally, end our Wartime Life.
15:00 · 8th Feb 2015
In which I admit to liking some questionable songs from the ’90s.
22:00 · 31st Jan 2015
In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: We play games, get blown away by Microsoft, I continue my sleeve tattoo and we begin transforming our home in preparation for the war.
19:00 · 20th Jan 2015
In which I talk about bananas, bananas, bananas and bananas. Also bananas.
12:00 · 2nd Jan 2015
In which I make a nice list of 15 things I look forward to this coming year.
11:00 · 31st Dec 2014
In which I look back at and summarise the year that has been in a nice list of 14 things I’ve liked.
17:30 · 29th Dec 2014
In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: We spend most of the month, either preparing for Christmas or feeling a bit under the weather.
23:00 · 24th Dec 2014
In which we finally let go of last year’s disastrous Christmas and begin to enjoy this year’s quite wonderful Christmas.
22:30 · 17th Dec 2014
In which I give you, most handsomest of readers, a carefully curated playlist of classic Christmas songs, modern Christmas songs and Gregorian chant songs.
21:30 · 10th Dec 2014
In which I teach my son the important lesson of taking your time to choose the perfect Christmas tree, by taking him out into the woods to chop his very first tree.
17:00 · 2nd Dec 2014
In which I count the numerous days until I can put on my finest suit, comb my grey hair, go to my local shop to pick up their most expensive ivory pipe and start smoking again.
20:30 · 30th Nov 2014
In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: My mom flies in to stay with us and together we try eating pizza made from insects, I begin a year long beard journey, I vow to write a 50,000 word novel in a month by participating in National Novel Writing Month and we attend the WWII experience “Christmas on the Home Front” at Kent Life.
16:45 · 23rd Nov 2014
In which I confess to being a hipster—like we all didn’t already know that—as well as reveal the ongoing project of growing out a beard for a year. Also, there may be rhyming involved.
16:30 · 23rd Nov 2014
In which Carlos Eriksson grows a beard for an entire year and documents his journey, week by itchy week.
11:20 · 15th Nov 2014
In which I hit the final nail in the coffin that is my weekly updates and lay out the future plans for the new and improved monthly updates.
17:55 · 4th Nov 2014
In which I give a spoiler-free anecdotal review of Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. Spoiler: I really enjoyed it.
18:00 · 31st Oct 2014
In which I do the, by now, traditional pumpkin carving.
22:30 · 29th Oct 2014
In which I return to MCM London Comic Con and get the broodiest selfie ever with none other than Batman.
23:00 · 22nd Oct 2014
In which my entire evening is rescued by a crazy Norweigan guy named Leo Moracchioli and his cover of The White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army.
11:00 · 19th Oct 2014
In which I reveal some of my emotional baggage and talk about the long journey ahead before becoming the husband and father I’d like to be.
21:00 · 12th Oct 2014
In which I decide to tackle the new endeavour of learning how to drink whisky. And I really want your help.
23:00 · 3rd Oct 2014
In which I give up trying to write a funny post about the weekend when I flew to Finland to get drunk of my ass.
21:50 · 20th Sep 2014
In which I provide a solution to the problem of not being able to scroll the viewport on touch devices because I’m stuck inside a stupid map that is covering the entire viewport.
17:30 · 18th Sep 2014
In which I remember about the short interview, in which the question “Who the hell is Carlos Eriksson?” finally gets an answer.
16:00 · 7th Sep 2014
In which I pretend to be a turn of the 20th century immigrant who is writing home to the family and friends he has left behind for a brighter future in the new world.
22:00 · 3rd Aug 2014
In which I mangle and molest two company names for the sole purpose of getting a not-particularly-funny title out of it.
14:30 · 27th Jul 2014
In which I give in to O2’s constant pestering and renew my contract with them and get a new phone.
01:30 · 20th Jul 2014
Lucien turns an incredible 6 years old and in honour of that, almost everyone dresses up like a super hero.
23:00 · 11th Jul 2014
Sometimes, a lot can happen in a short span of time. The best way to deal with this, is to press it down into that deep dark crevice where it can fester until it kills you. No? Oh, right. No, it’s the other thing you’re supposed to do.
14:00 · 29th Jun 2014
It’s been too long since I’ve had some rye bread and left with few options I suppose I’ll just have to make my own. Oh no.
23:45 · 22nd Jun 2014
Join me as I attempt to explain the curious tradition that is midsummer and top it of with a video greeting to all of you. But mostly you. Yes, you.
22:00 · 15th Jun 2014
In honour of tomorrow’s special day—It’s my birthday—I wanted to give you all a really special post. But I couldn’t come up with anything special.
18:40 · 26th May 2014
I start the weekend by attending my first—but definitely not last—Comic Con convention in London and find myself munching on some much needed reindeer meat later on.
00:43 · 18th May 2014
Despite going for burgers again this week I really didn’t feel like writing about it. So instead of that, you get a post with videos of stand-up comedians. That’s not disappointing, right?
16:05 · 10th May 2014
Barely in time for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest I get off my high horse to judge what I barely understand.
19:50 · 7th May 2014
From watching dancers with bell pads on their shins and building Lego mechs to getting slightly intoxicated with the Portuguese and protecting the world from an Ancient One, this has been a busy weekend.
22:00 · 30th Apr 2014
Time to complete the trilogy that Rocksteady Studios started with Batman: Arkham Asylum back in 2009. So here we are, five years later and the final game is imminent.
21:00 · 26th Apr 2014
Oooh, what’s this? Another post? An Abominable Weekly Update? Well it’s about time. Feast your eyes on a little of this and a little of that.
19:00 · 26th Apr 2014
As a part of my extended Easter holiday, I spent a significant portion of the time playing an assortment of games. Steam sales will do that to you.
12:15 · 22nd Apr 2014
Don’t you just love it when you sign up to things, then forgot all about them and freak out when the mail man knocks on your door because you weren’t expecting anyone to knock on your door?
16:00 · 18th Apr 2014
With temperatures between 12–17° C I really feel like spring is not only here, it’s here to stay. You know what’s also here? Easter.
22:51 · 16th Apr 2014
Slowly and surely my lifestyle has gone from “Unlikely to make it to 20” to “Coronary Heart Disease in mid-forties” and finally to “Might make to 77.”
12:42 · 12th Apr 2014
Which should translate to “I came, I saw, I ate the Buffalo”. A very fitting title considering the theme of this weeks main event.
23:05 · 11th Apr 2014
Continuing from last week’s “I’m Definitely Too Old For This Shit” I thought I should tell you how my board game marathon went.
00:30 · 5th Apr 2014
In honour of tomorrow’s International TableTop Day I have actually planned on doing the most appropriate thing ever. How appropriate!
22:45 · 30th Mar 2014
So, after having spent the entire weekend trying to come up with something to write about. But in the end, I couldn’t.
07:00 · 22nd Mar 2014
In this week’s episode of “Shit we did this week”, my son and I go back to the year of 1992 to experience some good old fashion gaming.
07:00 · 17th Mar 2014
You want to know the best part about actually having played all those games I had on my to-do list? As new games are announced I can start getting excited about those games, as opposed to the ones that came out circa 2011.
07:00 · 15th Mar 2014
Do you smell that? Smells like spring to me.
22:49 · 11th Mar 2014
In which I finally move my blog to my very own domain carloseriksson.com and begin the arduous process of designing this new website of mine.
22:35 · 11th Mar 2014
In which I finally move my blog from the Blogger+Blogspot combo to Github+Jekyll.
11:00 · 6th Mar 2014
In which I modify the number of decimals Emmet, formerly Zen Coding, rounds to when evaluating expressions in Sublime Text 2.
11:00 · 4th Mar 2014
In which I play and review (Spoiler-free) the latest offering from Ubisoft in the Assassin’s Creed -series, Black Flag. Where being a dirty pirate is the greatest fun you can have this month.
00:39 · 1st Mar 2014
In which I return after a 2 month hiatus and conclude the story that begun a few months ago.
18:37 · 4th Jan 2014
In which I publish the original idea I had for this year’s New Year’s Eve Recap.
18:25 · 4th Jan 2014
In which I open up and share the, not so fun, experience of Lucien coming down with a rare autoimmune disease.
13:44 · 31st Dec 2013
In which I take a two month hiatus due to a family emergency.
11:39 · 27th Dec 2013
In which I embed another Flickr slideshow showing our Christmas in pictures.
23:26 · 24th Dec 2013
In which I tell a short story about Lego santa wrecking havoc in a village with a fire-breathing Lego dragon.
18:00 · 23rd Dec 2013
In which Lucien and I re-imagine the classic ’Twas the Night before Christmas story to include bears and purple tentacle monsters.
11:00 · 22nd Dec 2013
In which I share a recipe for mulled wine from Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management.
11:00 · 19th Dec 2013
In which I continue to count down the days ’til Christmas with some limericks.
11:00 · 18th Dec 2013
In which I share a my own take on my mom’s gingerbread cookie recipe.
13:50 · 11th Dec 2013
In which I share a delicious saffron bun recipe, just in time to celebrate Saint Lucia’s Day on the 13th.
17:00 · 10th Dec 2013
In which I talk about my experience using Duolingo to learn French.
12:42 · 7th Dec 2013
In which I, and five co-workers try mince pies to determine which is the best.
21:58 · 26th Nov 2013
In which I get the flu instead of managing to release the novella I’ve been talking on about.
10:00 · 19th Nov 2013
In which I finish the multi-part short hardboiled noir story about our very softboiled detective.
19:59 · 17th Nov 2013
In which I continue my crazy cupcake experiments, learn more French and wear a dinosaur onsie for charity.
11:06 · 10th Nov 2013
In which, instead of reviewing Batman: Arkham Origins, I tell the story of Steven, henchman #537.
16:47 · 3rd Nov 2013
In which look at the sadness that is one of our pumpkins, how terrible I am at playing Pokémon and start growing a moustache for Movember.
23:29 · 30th Oct 2013
In which I carve not one, not two but three pumpkins in honour of this year’s Halloween.
21:18 · 20th Oct 2013
In which I talk about Pokémon, amazing cupcakes and getting a new washing machine.
09:00 · 12th Oct 2013
In which I give you the sixth instalment of the multi-part short story about an ineffectual detective with a lisp.
22:34 · 26th Sep 2013
In which I keep one of the many promises and actually reveal the plans for my upcoming book.
22:05 · 22nd Sep 2013
In which I get creative with Lego and bake a shocking chocolate cake for Rebecka.
10:00 · 20th Sep 2013
In which I tempt fate and any unknown pre-existing heart conditions by drinking the world’s strongest coffee.
21:43 · 18th Sep 2013
In which I reveal the plans that I’ve made for my multi-part short story. Spoiler, I’m making it a book.
20:53 · 12th Sep 2013
In which I admit to liking two people.
23:30 · 7th Sep 2013
In which the Erikssons visit Rochester Castle and its medieval re-enactment.
22:53 · 31st Aug 2013
In which I give you the fifth instalment of the multi-part short story about an ineffectual detective with a lisp.
17:22 · 25th Aug 2013
In which I confess how poorly the challenges I set myself went.
15:06 · 23rd Aug 2013
In which I’m quite positive about the casting choice of Ben Affleck for the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film, unlike the rest of the world who is up in arms.
18:00 · 22nd Aug 2013
In which beije and make a game called Monorun! that is now also available on Windows Phone.
16:52 · 18th Aug 2013
In which I show off my holiday pictures from our trip back to Finland.
19:17 · 4th Aug 2013
In which I subject myself and the Eriksson family to a double-blind study to determine whether we can tell Coca-Cola and Pepsi apart.
17:53 · 30th Jul 2013
In which I get ready to go on a vacation back to cold and dreary Finland, except it’s in the middle of the summer right now and warmer than here.
22:29 · 21st Jul 2013
In which I revisit the game Fable, first released ten years ago I have fond memories of it.
10:22 · 13th Jul 2013
In which I go into greater detail about the things I did take with me when we moved the UK.
21:53 · 8th Jul 2013
In which I talk about getting rid of 80% of the crap I owned before we moved to the UK.
15:44 · 6th Jul 2013
In which I continue part four of the multi-part short story about an ineffectual detective with a lisp.
22:16 · 22nd Jun 2013
In which I play and, sort of, review Assassin’s Creed III.
21:55 · 20th Jun 2013
In which I talk about why I think Superman is boring and Batman is awesome.
21:54 · 16th Jun 2013
In which I show you the actual cake with 29 individual candles. Fire hazards ignored.
12:50 · 15th Jun 2013
In which I’m about to turn 29 and in honour of that ask my wife to bake me a cake with 29 individual candles.
20:36 · 9th Jun 2013
In which Lucien and I fold and compete paper planes.
01:30 · 5th Jun 2013
Follow the self-proclaimed awesome adventures of Corvo as he stabs his way through Dunwall, seeking revenge for those who dissed his honour in Dishonored, a stealth action adventure game originally released in 2012, that I just got to on my to-play list.
12:12 · 1st Jun 2013
In which I reach day 251 of not smoking, not that I’m counting the days or anything.
20:58 · 26th May 2013
In which we make a Sunday roast, play Pétanque and talk about the game Beije and I made.
22:57 · 25th May 2013
In which I continue part three of the multi-part short story about an ineffectual detective with a lisp.
22:23 · 20th May 2013
In which Beije and I design and make our own browser-based game.
18:24 · 19th May 2013
In which I look at how Finland faired against the UK in this years Eurovision Song Contest.
10:00 · 18th May 2013
In which my journal turns five and I take a look back at the different entries I’ve written over the years.
22:46 · 16th May 2013
In which I look back at the 11 years of Eurovision rivalry that’s been between Finland and the UK.
10:30 · 14th May 2013
In which I become surprisingly patriotic having lived in the UK for a year.
21:47 · 7th May 2013
In which Lucien and I create a message in a bottle with the hopes of someone finding it some day.
23:41 · 5th May 2013
In which I engulf myself entirely in the yearly spectacle that is Eurovision Song Contest.
22:37 · 3rd May 2013
In which I talk about barbecuing as if I was doing a radio broadcast with music and all.
22:12 · 21st Apr 2013
In which I redesign my own avatar in the style of Hanna-Barbera.
23:00 · 13th Apr 2013
In which I talk about the basics of bean freshness and roasting my own beans using a Hot Air Popcorn Popper.
23:44 · 6th Apr 2013
Hitman: Absolution was on sale—on Steam—for £4.99 so I couldn’t resist getting the latest instalment in the long running franchise that is the Hitman series. What follows is the recollection of a tale of failure and ineptitude because as it turned out, I am a pretty terrible assassin.
21:41 · 29th Mar 2013
In which I talk about the things that have happened in the past week in the aptly named Abominable Weekly Update.
18:23 · 25th Mar 2013
In which I continue part two of the multi-part short story about an ineffectual detective with a lisp.
11:54 · 23rd Mar 2013
In which I take you on a picture journey from last July to two days ago.
19:11 · 22nd Mar 2013
In which I finally manage to record and upload a couple of songs.
23:04 · 18th Mar 2013
In which I switch from Notepad++ to Sublime 2.
11:35 · 17th Mar 2013
In which I make a chart, looking how people feel about different thing such as love, hate and Marmite.
23:42 · 13th Mar 2013
In which I invite you to join me in the messy process that is the redesign of my personal brand.
22:28 · 9th Mar 2013
In which I show some of the designs I’ve been working on lately.
22:47 · 11th Feb 2013
In which I refuse to do what I’m told at work, to make the web a better place for everyone.
00:18 · 25th Jan 2013
In which I ramble to myself about things I’m doing and going to do.
18:04 · 6th Jan 2013
In which Beije’s never-ending gaming session gets me thinking about how gaming has shaped me.
21:55 · 31st Dec 2012
In which I recap the tumultuous year that involved packing a bag each and moving to a completely new country.
20:58 · 30th Dec 2012
In which I embed a Flickr slideshow showing our Christmas in pictures.
22:40 · 7th Dec 2012
In which I rant about the UX/UI of Skype and how it insists on always being there.
23:26 · 6th Dec 2012
In which I rant about some of the misconceptions of the design industry.
22:14 · 2nd Dec 2012
In which the Eriksson family take a bus to experience their first Dickensian Christmas.
13:31 · 1st Dec 2012
In which I realise that I’m advertising Facebook more than they’re advertising me.
23:09 · 30th Nov 2012
In which I finish growing a mildly trustworty moustache to raise awareness for men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s suicide.
21:55 · 29th Nov 2012
In which the Eriksson family try their taste palate at the awful yeast spread that is Marmite.
22:42 · 26th Nov 2012
In which I start writing a multi-part short story about an ineffectual detective with a lisp.
16:30 · 24th Nov 2012
In which I review a butt load of movies, to spare you the effort of seeing them only to realise you had wasted your time.
22:46 · 22nd Nov 2012
In which the Eriksson family go into town to see the lighting of the annual Christmas tree.
21:57 · 20th Nov 2012
In which I grow a moustache to raise awareness for men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s suicide.
20:08 · 19th Nov 2012
In which I talk about what it’s been like since I took a break from smoking.
22:01 · 14th Nov 2012
In which I talk about the top 10 things I kind of miss from Finland but not enough to move back but possibly enough to import them at some point.
14:42 · 11th Nov 2012
In which I welcome you, dear traveller, to England by talking about the weather.
22:53 · 8th Nov 2012
In which I almost forget to write an entry for the day but end up talking about the re-branding I’m doing.
17:43 · 2nd Nov 2012
In which I try to see how far voice recognition technology has come only to realise, it hasn’t.
22:59 · 30th Oct 2012
In which it’s time to carve the yearly pumpkin.
20:01 · 29th Oct 2012
In which I change the much-loved Fiinix Design name in favour of something a little easier to spell.
10:38 · 27th Oct 2012
In which I’ve taken a break from smoking and realise how few entries I’ve written this year.
19:54 · 26th Aug 2012
In which I finally reveal what our new home looks like, in all its semi-furnished glory.
09:16 · 20th Jul 2012
In which I return after a two month hiatus by seeing the Olympic flame.
21:45 · 6th Jun 2012
In which we get it confirmed that we’re getting the apartment (flat) we wanted.
21:58 · 30th May 2012
In which I write a disappointing entry about almost nothing at all but show a photo from our self-catering accommodation.
15:09 · 27th May 2012
In which I record a a few more songs just before we move from our self-catering accommodation in Sittinbourne.
20:42 · 25th May 2012
15:24 · 21st May 2012
In which I record a few cover songs, including the one I auditioned with for Idols months ago.
16:49 · 18th May 2012
In which I attend a job interview in the UK and feel like it’s promising.
18:49 · 14th May 2012
In which we say goodbye to Finland and embark on the next chapter of our lives.
23:35 · 4th May 2012
In which we decide to move the UK, without accommodation or employment.
19:12 · 26th Mar 2012
In which I think I am smarter than, Paula Scher, the designer of the new Windows logo.
11:54 · 26th Mar 2012
In which I make a chart depicting the levels Days of the week sucks and get a coffee delivery from the UK.
21:12 · 15th Mar 2012
In which I write a journal entry retelling the epic adventure of flying to the UK.
09:10 · 11th Mar 2012
In which I get excited about flying over to the UK for job interviews.
12:44 · 2nd Mar 2012
In which I update We Play NHL to 3.3.
11:30 · 28th Feb 2012
In which me and Mr. Cruise rething the ranking symbols used in our We Play NHL website.
23:49 · 16th Feb 2012
In which I’ve started hunting for a job in the UK.
14:06 · 6th Jan 2012
In which I’ve started hunting for a job in the UK.
16:11 · 31st Dec 2011
In which I recap the year that has gone by with all its ups and downs, and the t-shirts, let’s not forget the t-shirts.
17:33 · 5th Dec 2011
In which the 37th version of my website is finally ready and live.
16:12 · 18th Nov 2011
In which I decide to join a friend and audition for the reality television-music competition Idols.
18:50 · 16th Nov 2011
In which I decide to join a friend and audition for the reality television-music competition Idols.
17:23 · 11th Nov 2011
In which I show you the latest in the line of the dolls I’ve created, my goblin doll.
20:01 · 3rd Nov 2011
In which I decide the keep the design rights to my t-shirts and stop selling my 13 Icons of Horror through shotdeadinthehead.com.
20:38 · 31st Oct 2011
In which it’s that spooky time of the year again.
20:49 · 19th Oct 2011
In which I drink and review one of the most expensive coffees in the world, the famous Jamaican Blue Mountain.
20:13 · 16th Oct 2011
In which I review the unpredictably terryfying game LIMBO by Playdead.
16:32 · 10th Oct 2011
In which I reveal a design concept for merchandising opportunities for my board game Island of Eternity.
17:27 · 7th Oct 2011
In which I receive the latest tally of how many T-shirts I’ve sold.
17:55 · 24th Sep 2011
In which I show the series of media genre posters I designed for XBMC Media Center.
14:36 · 23rd Sep 2011
In which I reveal the present I’ve been making for my wife’s upcoming birthday.
08:39 · 18th Sep 2011
In which I reveal the present I’ve been making for my wife’s upcoming birthday.
07:00 · 17th Sep 2011
In which I make some updates to our brand-spanking new version of our NHL statistics tracking tool.
20:44 · 8th Sep 2011
In which I reveal the next, brand-spanking new version of our NHL statistics tracking tool.
09:18 · 19th Aug 2011
In which I perform my new song, a delightful little thing about zombies and love.
12:53 · 13th Aug 2011
In which I feel a bit under the weather but still manage to perform at this year’s Night of Arts.
23:04 · 7th Aug 2011
In which I’m really busy doing lots of different things.
17:53 · 24th Jul 2011
In which my blog reaches porn-status by outranking Candi the dirty cum slut for the search term free slutcocking movies.
20:05 · 10th Jul 2011
In which I conclude the coffee journey I’ve been on for quite a while.
15:26 · 4th Jul 2011
In which I receive my quarterly sales report for my 13 Icons of Horror t-shirts.
15:08 · 2nd Jul 2011
In which I continue to review the different coffees I’ve had.
18:23 · 28th Jun 2011
In which I dig through the embarrassing archive that is a shitty song I created in FruityLoops years ago.
12:43 · 19th Jun 2011
In which I celebrate my 21st birthday for the sixth time.
20:46 · 17th Jun 2011
In which I review some of the first coffees I’ve had.
19:00 · 7th Jun 2011
In which we’ve moved to our new home and I show you the blurriest photos to prove it.
17:06 · 27th May 2011
In which we’ve almost moved to our new home. Sans the actual moving and the actual keys.
12:12 · 15th May 2011
In which I’ve reduced my refined sugar intake and started drinking fresher coffee.
17:45 · 30th Apr 2011
In which I break up with Xbox 360 and Microsoft Live.
13:21 · 25th Apr 2011
In which I appropriately titled obligatory Easter greeting.
15:28 · 18th Apr 2011
In which I receive my first sales report on my 13 Icons of Horror T-shirts.
19:43 · 12th Feb 2011
In which I reveal that I’ve gotten married.
07:44 · 28th Jan 2011
In which I reveal the entire collection of T-shirt designs that I’ve made. And they’re all for sale.
22:21 · 20th Jan 2011
In which I reveal the design of a T-shirt that is also available for sale, right fucking now!
20:30 · 16th Jan 2011
In which I talk about the film I’ve been in. No, seriously, I’m almost famous.
06:39 · 16th Jan 2011
In which I talk about the aesthetic inspirations that formed the design of Island of Eternity.
08:41 · 31st Dec 2010
In which I recap the year that has gone by in all its splendor.
19:35 · 27th Dec 2010
In which I talk about the some times confusing song writing process I have.
20:04 · 10th Dec 2010
In which I talk more about the board game Island of Eternity that I’m developing.
21:01 · 5th Dec 2010
In which I design and build an octagonal poker table out of birch and European pruce.
09:46 · 5th Dec 2010
In which I make my own leather-bound recipe book.
21:02 · 18th Nov 2010
In which I talk about the board game, Island of Eternity, that I’m making.
22:28 · 16th Nov 2010
In which I review Fable III, the latest instalment in the Fable series from Lionhead Studios.
21:43 · 6th Nov 2010
In which I review the video game Angry Birds.
21:12 · 31st Oct 2010
In which I present you with a seasonal greeting.
18:48 · 26th Oct 2010
In which I show off the Fable-inspired creations I’ve been making.
17:24 · 22nd Aug 2010
In which I write a song without a deep hidden meaning.
08:13 · 14th Aug 2010
In which I get fed up with waiting for my new HTC Desire and order a Samsung Galaxy instead.
21:14 · 8th Aug 2010
In which I pretend I had a shot at playing all the parts in Joel Schumacher’s Batman and Robin.
09:30 · 15th Jul 2010
In which I pretend I had a shot at playing Romeo in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet.
18:15 · 12th Jul 2010
In which I interview myself in the ultimate exercise in narcissism.
08:50 · 22nd May 2010
In which I talk about some games I’m really looking forward to.
08:36 · 27th Mar 2010
In which I play Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun Firestorm and get my ass handed to me by the enemy on Easy difficulty.
18:34 · 22nd Feb 2010
In which the development of my yet-to-be-released board game Island of Eternity continues.
21:03 · 15th Feb 2010
In which I talk about testing my board game Island of Eternity.
17:53 · 15th Oct 2009
The redesign of 2009 is officially launched despite the lacking content.
13:11 · 4th Oct 2009
I design a T-shirt and get featured on Xbox.com
12:28 · 13th Sep 2009
In which I finally unveil the third tattoo.
19:44 · 1st Sep 2009
Incoherent rambling. Something about not waiting for inspiration but just getting to work.
17:18 · 26th Aug 2009
The third and final part of four of the entire recording of my performance at Night of Arts.
16:31 · 26th Aug 2009
The interlude of the entire recording of my performance at Night of Arts.
19:57 · 25th Aug 2009
The second part of four of the entire recording of my performance at Night of Arts.
18:35 · 25th Aug 2009
The first part of four of the entire recording of my performance at Night of Arts.
11:35 · 25th Aug 2009
The introductory post to the entire recording of my performance at Night of Arts.
15:26 · 24th Aug 2009
I break a promise to myself and upload my first song to Youtube.com
10:05 · 15th Aug 2009
I created a replica of Senet, the world’s oldest board game.
10:05 · 9th Aug 2009
Everyone has their bucket lists and I’m no exception.
20:03 · 6th Aug 2009
Performing and having a cold really don’t mix well… or do they?
14:23 · 29th Jul 2009
The first blog post featuring Island of Eternity, the 1930’s styled adventure board game I’m creating.
12:58 · 29th May 2009
More images of the dolls I have created so far.
08:21 · 27th May 2009
Mostly just a picture of the friendliest doll I’ve ever made.
08:35 · 18th May 2008
The first post I ever wrote. Despite written in Swedish I decided to transfer it and its pictures across to the new Github+Jekyll combo for archival purposes.