Nic Thorsteinsson - Musician/Writer

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Mold at Voxbotn pt 2

Photo by Robert Waagstein

Thanks! We had fun!

mold at Voxbotn

Our alt-rock 90s band ‘mold’ will be playing at Voxbotn, a festival in the heart of Tórshavn. Here’s an almost complete playlist. Mind you, our production budget was next to nil, so the sound quality is not too great.

THEA500 Mini coming in 2022!

I find it difficult to describe what the Commodore Amiga means to me and has meant to me in the past, so the announcement of THEA500 Mini makes me very happy, indeed. The retro community knew it was coming and owning the C64 Maxi by the same company, I’m fairly confident that they’ll do a fine job. Sure I own a real Amiga, use FS-UAE on my Mac and have an Amiga distro on my Raspberry Pi, but all this means that the Amiga is still alive and increasing in popularity. New magazines coming out (check out Amiga Addict) and also, try to google ‘Amiga NG’ to get a glimpse of all the new Amiga systems.

Sure, there is heaps of nostalgia involved here, but most current Amigans feel that Amiga had a soul. With unprecedented power and chips named Denise, Agnes and Paula, it truly was a wonderful machine. Long live Amiga!

Strike

We spent yesterday supporting a strike for the childcare and special needs workers here in the Faroe Islands. As in many countries, their field of of work is undervalued and underpaid.

Steady as She Goes

Edit: I’m happy now.

Self Portrait

Tinypost

Well, I have a smidgeon of time right now, so I’m checking in on my oft neglected blog. If you can even call it blog. I’m not sure what this is, but I’m keeping it anyway.

Annvør and I have been exceptionally busy this past year. Lots of work, early morning and late evening shifts for both of us. As I may or may not have mentioned, we work in the same field, trying to help people with autism and learning disabilities lead meaningful lives, manage their own finances, go to work on a daily basis, etc. With all the evening work there hasn’t been much time for creativity and experimentation, but we’re working on changing that.

And, for no reason at all, here’s a picture of a 3-day old lamb in a diaper.

The One Where I Make an Online Store

As an experiment, I’ve made an online store selling advanced board games, role-playing games and living card games, especially to the Faroese market. There are a few physical stores here that sell family oriented board games, but usually not the kind that my friends and I like to play. Interest in these games is growing (we’re always about 10-15 years late here on the Islands) so we’ll see how things go. If it turns out to be too time consuming or not worth the effort, I’ll shut it down.

Bread or Bun? You Decide.

It seems certain bakers on the Islands are becoming a tad myopic.

Phone update

Aaaand… I’ve just switched back to my smartphone this morning.

As promised, here’s an update on my minimalist phone experiment.

After missing two important meetings because I couldn’t get used to my basic Nokia’s calendar and after losing some fun Kodak moments with my kids, I began toting both my basic Nokia and my SIMless smartphone to work meetings and outdoors. And today I decided enough is enough and switched back to my smartphone… and it’s fine. The reason I tried the minimalist route was that I wanted more quality time with my kids. Instead of a basic phone I’ll experiment with Offtime and set my phone to automatically go into minimalist mode at peak kid and creative work hours. Will report back.

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