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Season's Greetings and Best Wishes for 2017!

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Anyone Can Code...

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Every time I hear the "everybody can code" line...

Anyone Can Code

Holiday Wishes

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Xmas 2015

 
Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for 2016!
 
 

Mushroom Season

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Mushroom season is in full swing and I've taken some time to go find Chanterelle mushrooms. These tend to be the easiest to deal with, and taste really good too. They can be a bit difficult to find (and get picked very fast). The outdoors.fi website has more information on mushrooms (and berries), and don't forget to check out the two links at the bottom of that page for more information on the different varieties. As always, don't go out picking without proper knowledge on the topic...

The best part of my search was that I found a decent quantity on my own plot of land this year. My recipe: fry in butter, add some pepper and salt and serve with a nice grilled steak, preferably grilled on charcoal made on the spot from a combination of pine and spruce wood.

 

Solar Eclipse

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A solar eclipse occurred on March 20th 2015. The weather was great without clouds, so that made for perfect viewing. I'm guessing we were at about 80 percent magnitude. It was also pretty special since the eclipse happened at the same time as the spring equinox. The below videos are a quick attempt of capturing the event at 63.1000° N, 21.6167° E (Vaasa, Finland). The videos are all at 30x real time. 

Eclipse

Happy Holidays

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Winter Holidays

Season's Greetings and Best Wishes for 2015!

Autumn

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One of the good things about autumn in Finland is that it gets dark again, while not being too cold yet. This allows one to go outside in the middle of the night and do some stargazing without freezing within a few minutes. In addition, solar activity has been high in the past few days, which leads to some wonderful aurora displays. While I did not manage to capture the aurora this time, I did take a picture of the moon which you can see here below. 

Moon

Happy Holidays

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Santa

Season's greetings and best wishes for 2014!

 

It's been a while...

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... since I've written something on my blog here. Things have been hectic, new, fascinating, frustrating, scary and much more all at the same time - but mostly very busy. 

Too much to do

Midsummer

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Last weekend, we celebrated Midsummer in Finland. It's one of those highlights in a Finnish calendar year, but we missed it for many years in a row due mostly to work related travel. This year was different. Midsummer is the celebration of the summer solstice, and marks the day with the longest period of daylight. Where we are, this is 24 hours - the sun never sets. We spent the day in a typical Finnish manner: get out, enjoy nature, the quietness, family, with food and drinks.

 

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