Taskpaper API for Python

Just created a Python API for reading and modifying (even if all the modify features are not complete yet) TaskPaper files. The (so far very small) project is hosted at my GitHub page here. The file you are looking for if you want to play with the API can be found here.

June 2, 2009 · 1 min · Emil Erlandsson

Lomo, Lomo, Lomo

Take your camera everywhere you go Use it any time – day and night Lomography is not an inteference in your life, but part of it Try the shot from the hip Approach the objects of your lomographic desire as close as possible Don’t think Be fast You don’t have to know beforehand what you captured on film Afterwards either Don’t worry about any rules Lomographic Society International

May 27, 2009 · 1 min · Emil Erlandsson

As Simple as Possible, but not Simpler

A wise man once said that one should “Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler“, something I have seen to be true in many areas of my life recently. I have been a practicioner of David Allen’s GTD method on and off for almost three years now. I have tried all kinds of implementations of the method, both in software and in paper based solutions like the Moleskine. I started with a lot of lists in a big text file, then a Moleskine setup (see PigPogPDA and Hacking a GTD Moleskine) then an array of different software solutions like TiddlyWiki, MonkeyGTD, ThinkingRock GTD, Midnigt Inbox, Todo....

May 26, 2009 · 5 min · Emil Erlandsson

10 Years of Digital Cameras

The ultimate camera? I recently sold my Nikon D90 since I realized that I o/nly use an SLR-camera when I’m on vacation. In everyday situations it is just to heavy to throw in the backpack. While thinking about which camera to go with instead (an ongoing thought process of mine) it struck me that I have been a digital camera user for 10 years this year, and during this time frame bought and sold no less than 16 cameras (almost two per year)....

May 24, 2009 · 5 min · Emil Erlandsson

Going Postal

After your computer crashes for the second time of the day and you reboot, the last thing you want to be greeted with when starting the Mail.app is this: This is not the first time Mail.app forgets who I am and where my e-mail is stored. Fortunately I solely use IMAP and thus all messages are safely stored and backed up on a server somewhere. Unfortunately, for Mail.app, this was the last time I go through the agonizing pain of setting it up the way I want just to have to redo it in a couple of weeks....

May 6, 2009 · 2 min · Emil Erlandsson

New Camera (Again)

After much research I finally settled for the Nikon D60. My main requirements where lightweight and DSLR (for image quality). The D60 seemed to fit my requirements best at this time, and I have wanted to try Nikon again (had an advanced compact 5-6 years ago). Now I’m just waiting for my Jimmy Bo to arrive so I will look smashing at the streets 🙂

August 25, 2008 · 1 min · Emil Erlandsson

My Daily Go Bag

After re-organizing my messenger bag today I was inspired by Lifehacker article “Show us your go bag“, took a photo and documented everything inside. It helps me remember all the things I actually lug around each day so that when I need them I really use them. It have happened all to often that I have solved situations much to complicated just because I didn’t use the tools at hand (or in my bag)....

August 25, 2008 · 1 min · Emil Erlandsson

Moleskine Delight

On a business trip to Stockholm today I had some time to kill and went to the pen and paper section of the department store Åhlens to search for a new notebook (I admit, I have a notebook addiction). Naturally I first checked the Moleskine shelf as they produce the most convenient and good looking notebooks on the planet. To my surprise they had a new model with soft cover without the classic elastic rubber band....

May 21, 2008 · 1 min · Emil Erlandsson

A Week With the Straight Razor

I have shaved with the straight razor for almost a week now and I must say that I’m pleased with the performance so far. It will take some time to get the same results that I’m used to with the safety razor, but it is kind of fun learning to master this lost form of art 🙂 I will keep the blog updated with more information as I progress. It is a material hobby, and I will try to review things as I use them (knifes, brushes, soaps, oils, after shaves etc)....

May 18, 2008 · 1 min · Emil Erlandsson

A Very Usable MacOS X Key Combo

Found a nice post at Lifehacker today which lists ten things you forgot that you mac can do, and to be frank, I didn’t even know it could do this. Highlight any word by selecting it, or simply hover the mouse pointer over it and press Control + Command + D, and a stylish pop-up will appear with a definition of the word from the built in dictionary. Very nifty.

May 14, 2008 · 1 min · Emil Erlandsson