Archive for 2014

The year Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 mysteriously disappears.

  • In which I look back at and summarise the year that has been in a nice list of 14 things I’ve liked.

    The Retrospective, Looking Back on 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.

    Distinguishable December, Issue 12/14

  • In which we finally let go of last year’s disastrous Christmas and begin to enjoy this year’s quite wonderful Christmas.

    Best Christmas Ever!

  • In which I give you, most handsomest of readers, a carefully curated playlist of classic Christmas songs, modern Christmas songs and Gregorian chant songs.

    A Very Merry Carlos Christmas Playlist

  • 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.

    A 21st Century Hunt for the Perfect Christmas Tree

  • 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.

    800 Days of Breathing

  • 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.

    Noteworthy November, Issue 11/14

  • 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.

    And They All Cheered as He Appeared with a Beard

  • In which Carlos Eriksson grows a beard for an entire year and documents his journey, week by itchy week.

    A Scary, Hairy Beard Story

  • 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.

    The Last Abominable Weekly Update

  • In which I give a spoiler-free anecdotal review of Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. Spoiler: I really enjoyed it.

    The Cold, Deadly Grip of Death

  • In which I do the, by now, traditional pumpkin carving.

    A Horribly Haunted Halloween

  • In which I return to MCM London Comic Con and get the broodiest selfie ever with none other than Batman.

    Carlos Returns to MCM London Comic Con

  • 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.

    Sweet, Sweet Nightmares

  • 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.

    Crawling Out of the Man Cave

  • In which I decide to tackle the new endeavour of learning how to drink whisky. And I really want your help.

    The Pretentious Perception of Carlos

  • 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.

    A Frivolous Flight to Finland

  • 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.

    Creating a Better Map Experience for Touch Devices

  • In which I remember about the short interview, in which the question “Who the hell is Carlos Eriksson?” finally gets an answer.

    Oh, Right. I Forgot

  • 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.

    A Letter From the Promised Land

  • In which I mangle and molest two company names for the sole purpose of getting a not-particularly-funny title out of it.

    Cupcakes, Wizards, Squids and Tattoos

  • In which I give in to O2’s constant pestering and renew my contract with them and get a new phone.

    My Stunning 5 and a Half Inches

  • Lucien turns an incredible 6 years old and in honour of that, almost everyone dresses up like a super hero.

    The Super Heroic Weekly Update

  • 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.

    Notice of Termination

  • 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.

    My Kingdom For a Rye Bread

  • 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.

    Midsummer, Our Most Cherished Pagan Holiday

  • 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.

    30 Things I’ve Learned in 30 Years

  • 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.

    Carlos Goes to MCM London Comic Con

  • 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?

    Super-Happy Saturday

  • Barely in time for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest I get off my high horse to judge what I barely understand.

    The Epic Rivalry Continues

  • 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.

    Fun-Filled Festivities For the Family

  • 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.

    The Baticipation

  • 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.

    Getting Inked Again

  • 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.

    Three Joys and a Disappointment

  • 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?

    The Mysterious Morning Box

  • 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.

    Jesus is Dead, Let’s Eat Chocolate

  • 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.”

    My Body: The Trash Receptacle

  • Which should translate to “I came, I saw, I ate the Buffalo”. A very fitting title considering the theme of this weeks main event.

    Veni, Vidi, Edi Vii

  • 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.

    No Sleep, For I Am the Werewolf

  • In honour of tomorrow’s International TableTop Day I have actually planned on doing the most appropriate thing ever. How appropriate!

    I’m Definitely Too Old For This Shit

  • So, after having spent the entire weekend trying to come up with something to write about. But in the end, I couldn’t.

    Goat Simulator is an Actual (Hilarious) Thing

  • 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.

    A Trip Back to the Year 1992

  • 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.

    Games I’m Eagerly Awaiting II

  • Do you smell that? Smells like spring to me.

    To Burger or Not to Burger

  • In which I finally move my blog to my very own domain and begin the arduous process of designing this new website of mine.

    A Place to Call Home

  • In which I finally move my blog from the Blogger+Blogspot combo to Github+Jekyll.

    The End of a Motherfucking Era

  • In which I modify the number of decimals Emmet, formerly Zen Coding, rounds to when evaluating expressions in Sublime Text 2.

    Setting the Number of Decimals in Sublime and Emmet

  • 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.

    Arrrgh You Rrready to Shiver Me Timbers

  • In which I return after a 2 month hiatus and conclude the story that begun a few months ago.

    At Least It Wasn’t Lupus, Conclusion

  • In which I publish the original idea I had for this year’s New Year’s Eve Recap.

    At Least It Wasn’t Lupus, Part 2

  • In which I open up and share the, not so fun, experience of Lucien coming down with a rare autoimmune disease.

    At Least It Wasn’t Lupus, Part 1