Election for the European Parliament is coming up. As EU citizens, today, despite internal differences, we belong to the richest part of the world’s population. But did you know that in the late 1700s, the standard of living in Europe was hardly greater than in the rest of the world – and probably lower than … Read more
I have built myself a new darkroom. When I was young, that would have involved the use of plywood, power tools and black paint. Nowadays it’s easier: it just means putting together a new PC. It wasn’t planned to be. But one day my stationary computer just wouldn’t start up. I tried every trick in … Read more
To me, travel and photography are intimately interconnected. I would hate to go on a trip without a camera. But at the same time I don’t want to be bogged down by a lot of heavy gear. Depending on circumstances I might bring with me a couple of lenses, including a prime, such as a … Read more
At least since Bernie Sanders brought Denmark into the American political debate, but probably even before, views and information has been circulated on the net about our welfare system. Some of which is true and some of which is not. So I decided to do a little blogging on the subject. The following is written … Read more
Okay, so now we are tired of Karina Pedersen (Danish author of a much discussed book about life in the “underclass”) and her liberal friends and their anti-social and anti-historical moralistic musings about the so called underclass. Regarding history: allow me to recommend Paul Masons book Live working or die fighting – how the working … Read more
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This is probably not an unusual scenario for many users of Adobe Lightroom: when travelling away from home you bring a laptop together with you camera. This allows you not only to back up photos from your memory cards, but also to import them into Lightroom for sorting and maybe some initial processing, or even … Read more
Today it is 8 March, the international day for women’s liberation. This day was inaugurated at the international socialist women’s congress, which took place in Copenhagen in 1910. On the occasion of the day I have translated a text about the time, when female workers started organising – and the reactions they were met by, … Read more