Niclas Thorsteinsson - Musician/Writer

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The James Webb Space Telescope Has Successfully Launched!

A great Christmas present. Super excited to follow JWST on its journey. Hubble has done so much for our understanding of the universe and will now be joined by very powerful, but slightly different type of telescope. More on this later…

Oh, in other news, two mothers living together as a couple are now both allowed maternal leave here on the Faroe Islands. So, a great leap in terms of space exploration and baby steps towards better human rights here on the islands. What about two dads then, you ask. Well, they were not covered in the law. Hopefully, this will change soon.

Wonky

Hmm, my site has been down for a few days as it experienced a “critical error” according to WordPress. One of my plugins has been acting up, so the site is in recovery mode and I’m using FTP to weed out the evildoer. But not tonight. Expect the site to be a bit wonky. Who am I talking to? I don’t know. Welcome to the realm of self-importance and sad assumptions.

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.

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