Thursday, April 30, 2009


Living it up at the Lennox Lea Hotel in Manchester, a quaint manor-like place ideal for couching off yesterday's massive puddings and todays hefty curries. I am physically stuffed and mentally strained after 2 days of VR-related concepts and tutoring sessions. Great trip but I feel that at least another day could have been useful.
Nice city and so very nice to get away from Aarhus for a bit!

Monday, April 27, 2009 is that

Just got to be an associated editor for the industry website, which is nice - I am thinking it is good to get involved across networks as well as deep into them. We might officially be using VR at Vestas, but really there might only be 3 or 4 people that have an informed opinion of the field as such. The rest are users and to them the tools are (or need to be) transparent. Means to an end.

Now I am wondering what I am supposed to be editing. I was an editor back in the days at my college. Not sure why journalism didn't catch on for me back then. I think there weren't many issues to write it got all wacky. Which was great fun while it lasted, but unambitious and not captivating in the long run. Not in a career sense, anyway.

Nowadays, there's stuff that I finally feel I KNOW something about and which might be worth the effort to put out. I just have to watch my step as far as NDA agreements go. I would like to tell it all, but the company has fairly hard policies on all that, at least when it comes to blatant namedropping. A bit out of tune media-wise, methinks, but then again I know very little about all the legal crap that Vestas has to enforce to protect the brand from parasites.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Bad rhetoric

Whether you agree with his general political stance or not, you have to give props to Rune Engelbreth Larsen when he dissects the political rhetoric of the Danish right. He knows his Cicero! I have the same views on the utterances of the Danish far right as he puts forth.

My beef is not necessarily with the actual values or belief systems, because these have a broader representation in the population. They need a wider contextual analysis to be understood. But the way the Danish People's Party knowingly misrepresent facts by populist rhetorical trickery, is what really annoys me. I find it so dishonest and wicked. Actually, I find it much worse than petty racism, like yelling "Nigga!" at some black person. Because that populist rhetoric is designed to get others to do the yelling. It's like a dumb racist street thug compared to the evil ambition of Hitler.

On a brighter note, spring has hit Denmark and I have a couple of days off from work and kids. Coming up 12.30 pm and I'm still wearing my bath robe. Nice. A couple of hours of domestic chores and then off to enjoy the weather, some beer, and not least the Champion's League.