Waking Up In New York City

June 9, 2017 · 1 min

Today I woke up with a smile on my lips. Well, it's hard not to when you wake up in the heart of The Big Apple, looking down on a sunny 5th Avenue with people and cars drifting by in a mellow I-know-where-I'm-going-but-I'm-not-in-a-rush way. I thought New York City was going to feel more stressful, but I guess not.

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What I will be up to this fall

September 6, 2016 · 4 min

School has finally kicked off again, and I am now starting my third year at Software Engineering at Chalmers. After a rainy summer of working at Ericsson, I must say that it feels great to be back! This fall will be packed with activities for me, and this blog post will tell you everything about what I will be up to for the following months.

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Find out the psychological state of a person by analysing the use of emojis in Facebook chats

June 24, 2016 · 1 min

Think about it, if you are in a bad mood you are more likely to use emojis like πŸ˜” and 😟 and πŸ˜’, while if you are happy you probably use emojis like 😘 and πŸ˜„ and 😁 (and maybe ❀️ if you're lucky enough). I think if you parse the use of emojis in a persons recent messages, you could calculate to a high degree of certainty what psychological state that person is in at the moment.

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Writing a blog engine, part 2

June 8, 2016 · 3 min

It has now been three months since I started working on my blog, and a lot has happened during this time. I have come up with new ideas, scrapped old ones, learnt more about Python and struggled with design, to name a few things. I have also developed a new way of working on personal projects. Even though I consider my website and blog to be far from finished (to be honest it will probably never be completely finished), I would at least like to say that the first incarnation of it is now complete.

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Trusting your intuition

May 28, 2016 · 3 min

A wave of anxiety hit me when I took a look at the stock market this afternoon (I know it's a Saturday and that the exchanges are closed, but I don't check the stock market that often. Please don't make fun of me). The stock for EasyFill - a company from my hometown that makes revolutionary shelves for refrigerators - had gone up to over 15 crowns per share. I have had good feelings about this company for quite a while now, and a few months back I was on the verge of investing a non-substantial-but-still-not-insignificant-to-me amount of money in them. Back then the price for a share was about 3 crowns. You can probably do the math yourselves, but an increase from 3 to 15 is an increase of 500 %. I felt sorrow over the potential income that I had missed out on, since any extra money that I can scrape together to mitigate the impending doom of my ever-increasing student loans is more than welcome. But the money I could have made was not the hardest part to cope with. I still have more than enough to get by, so that's not an issue. What made this a hard hit was that it is not the first time something like this has happened to me.

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Evaluation of study period 3, year 2

March 30, 2016 · 7 min

I am done with another study period at the Software Engineering program at Chalmers, and I am now starting my last courses for the second year. How time flies, huh? It feels like it was yesterday that I moved down to Gothenburg to start my new life at Chalmers. Anyway, that's a story that will have to wait until a future post. This one is for evaluating the recent study period! How it went, what techniques worked, what didn't, what to try next, and so on.

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Studying for the exam in data structures

March 28, 2016 · 5 min

I'm having an exam in data structures and algorithms next week. I am always working on perfecting my study technique, so I'm going to share with you the techniques I'm using for this exam.

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Programming competitions

March 6, 2016 · 3 min

Today I went to my first programming competition (it was actually my second, but Google HashCode doesn't count as I missed the first two and a half hours of it). It was a fun experience, even though it didn't go as well as I would have hoped. Here are some of my thoughts from today:

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Writing a blog engine, part 1

March 6, 2016 · 1 min

Now I have finally started working on my blog engine! The engine will essentially be a simple script that parses posts from Markdown files and renders them using an HTML template. The posts will be provided to the script by a separate git repo and a GitHub webhook. Simplicity is the key to success!

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Starting a blog

March 5, 2016 · 1 min

So, this is finally it. I made the first step towards starting my own blog. Who could have thought?

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