Archive for 2016

The year we fuck Mother Nature by passing the 400ppm carbon dioxide threshold.

  • In which this fucking year finally comes to a fucking end. Giving way for something new, something better.

    Respice Aspice et Spera

  • In which I try my hand at dating apps and see what it’s like dating for people in the 21st century.

    Dating in the 21st Century

  • In which the Eriksson family wish you all a Merry Christmas with the annual season’s greetings.

    A Simple Christmas Greeting

  • 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.

    Jingoistic June, Justifiable July and Accepting August, Issue 06-08/16

  • In which I write the hardest entry to date.

    That Place between Sleep and Awake

  • In which I apologise for the lack of entries but make no effort to remedy it.

    An Apathetic Apology

  • 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.

    Melancholic May, Issue 05/16

  • In which I finally figure out a way of explaining my job to people who do not work with computers every day.

    That Thing That I Do That People Pay Me to Do

  • 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.

    Agnostic April, Issue 04/16

  • In which I speak in English. But also think in English. Look I’m doing it right now.

    A Multilingual Monologue

  • In which I learn the dark art of commuting and why many people seem to hate it so much.

    Dante’s Tenth Circle: Commuting

  • In which I talk about the experience of suddenly finding myself hunting for another job and all of its vices.

    The Pursuit of Employment

  • 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.

    Maddening March, Issue 03/16

  • 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.

    Mice, Men and the Wonderful Wizard of Misogyny

  • In which Present Carlos, again, has to pay the price of Past Carlos’ mistakes. This time, in the form of shoes.

    Paying the Price for Past Carlos Again

  • In which it’s time for the customary Eriksson family Easter greeting.

    An Enjoyable Heathen Easter

  • In which I talk about all the tattoos I have, how I got them and what they mean.

    Imaginative Ink, a Tattoo Story

  • 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.

    Can You Handle Knowing This 1 Incredibly Hyperbolic Thing? You Won’t Believe What Happens Next!

  • In which I talk about the fact that we don’t have access to digital broadcasting signals.

    Living Without a TV

  • In which we take a real close look at Zodiac signs, their meanings and most importantly, their true meaning.

    Zodiacs and Their True Meaning

  • In which I try to publish more entries as part of my monthly challenges.

    Ideas of March

  • In this month’s late and short issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: We have a really shitty month.

    Fucking February, Issue 02/16

  • In which I live on Joylent, the meal replacement beverage, for a week, keeping a day-by-day account of the experience.

    The Joys of Living on Joylent

  • 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.

    Copywriting: Successful Writing for Design, Advertising and Marketing

  • 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.

    Jaded January, Issue 01/16

  • In which I don’t make any new year’s resolutions but endeavour to make some changes anyway, in the form of monthly challenges.

    The Happiness of Habits

  • In which Death reminds all us about our fragile human-condition and I decide to make plans for my eventual demise.

    Planning a Post-Mortem Party

  • In which I finish migrating all the entries from 2009 and realise how shit most of them are.

    Tales from the Archive