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My 10 Best Photos of 2018

December 27th, 2018 | Posted by elfworld in Photography - (0 Comments)

Di Derre

As a freelancer, you get to do a lot of cool stuff. When you also take into account that you live in an amazingly beautiful county, the photo opportunities just lign up. See the artists, models, cities and sites I photographed this year. Here’s my top 10 best photos of 2018!

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Printer toner

After my newspaper had been stolen every morning for several weeks, despite the thief being caught red handed and being confronted about it, I decided to take a diabolical revenge on him. This is how I did it.

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Carousel

One day before Christmas and I get an email telling me that I’ve been named IBM Champion again for 2019! Wooohooo!

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Christmas Holiday

December 21st, 2018 | Posted by elfworld in Personal - (0 Comments)

Christmas on the ice

I’m starting my Christmas holiday today, and I will be having six straight days off. That’s the longest holiday I’ve had in over two years. I’m celebrating the occasion with a Flashback Friday to this newspaper story that I did on Christmas Eve eight years ago.

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Youtbe interview

Do you want to know what it’s like to go to another country as an exchange student? Do you want to know about the culture shock you can experience when coming home again? Or do you want to see a moment that is like it’s taken straight out of a high school movie? Then you should check out this video!

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Take it iSi, I Got a New Job

November 2nd, 2018 | Posted by elfworld in Social Business - (18 Comments)

Ego ready to take on the world

In the last two years I’ve been putting food on the table and paying the rent via freelancing. I’ve done this as a freelance journalist, writer, photographer and speaker. In addition I’ve worked with IT in the form of development, lectures, user training and system analysis. First and foremost with collaborative solutions, but also with other IT solutions, and efficient use of email and calendar. I will still be doing this, but my career as a 100% freelancer will now come to an end.

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Microsoft scamYesterday I got another «Hi, this is Fucker Fuckerson from Microsoft Security calling” call. They had even managed to fake a Norwegian cell phone number this time, which is the only reason I replied. (I never reply to call from abroad anymore. If people outside of Norway wants to get hold of me, they have to send me an email, or message me via one of the many online services I’m on. Once I was called from abroad and they asked “Is this Hogne?” Unfortunately, I replied “yes” and they recorded it and used it as a verification that I had said yes to a lot of services, which I was then was charged for via my phone bill).

However, back to yesterday: I realised it was a fake call when he said he was from Miscrosoft (remember, Microsoft would never ever make an unsolicited call to tell you that your computer is infected). Unfortunately for him I was in a bad mood for other reasons already, so I decided to hurt the fucker. Here’s what I did:

I played along. After he told me my computer was infected, I went “oh no” and confirmed that I would sit down at my computer and let him connect to my computer and help me fix it. What I instead did was sitting down with my trusty old Imac and I started looking through my sound effects library for one particular sound.

You see, I make movies and radio programs, so I have an extensive library of great sound effects. A lot of those are made by yours truly. I was looking for a sound that is a combination of an old modem, a Norwegian civil defence siren (with a higher pitch than usual), a dentist drill sound and nails being scraped along a school chalk board. In short: Sounds that really hurt the ear.

I found the sound, loaded it into my music player, turned the volume of my subwoofer powered speakers to 9, put on my noise cancelling head phones for protection, held the phone as close to my speakers as I could, and turned the sound on.

Even with my noise cancelling headphones my ears hurt. But it didn’t matter. The scream I heard coming from the other end of the phone line was worth it.