Top 5 heavy albums

A friend of mine just invited me to come over to to a dinner where we all will present our favorite top 5 metal albums of all time. Great, it’ll be easy…. or?

First thought was to have the first 5 Black Sabbath albums. Hmm, I also need to add the three first Rainbow albums and Slayer‘s Seasons in the abyss. AC/DC, Led Zeppelin …. can I add Jimi Hendrix? Motörhead, Judas Priest…. Saxon, Maiden, Thin Lizzy, Kiss, ….

Great, but it’s not going to be easy 😉

Spirou re-released in Sweden

Wow, finally my childhood heroes are re released.

The days of reading my Asterix, Lucky Luke and Gaston re released magzines (with nice comments and extra material) over and over again and dreaming about Spirou mags are over.

Given the quality of the extra material in the Lucky Luke and Asterix mags I can’t wait to get hold of them Spirou mags. Will rush to Seriehörnan and buy the first one this monday.

who could possibly ask for more?


Today is (hopefully) my last day of work before summer vacation. In Gothenburg (Sweden) right now we have about 25 degress celsius, no clouds and almost no wind. In short, perfect… a little cold perhaps. Took a picture at our summer house looking at the sea two days ago:

sad thing is that the forecasts say that starting by tomorrow we’ll have bad weather. Anyhow, vacation is vacation…. and I need one.

…. and yes, I have a bunch of books and manuals with me along with the laptop.

New GNU stuff June 2008

This is a compilation of the GNU software releases as
announced during June 2008 on the mailing list:

GnuTLS 2.4.1 / 2008-06-30
GnuTLS is a modern C library that implement the standard
network security protocol Transport Layer Security (TLS),
for use by network applications.

GNU Wget 1.11.4 / 2008-06-30
GNU Wget is a free software package for retrieving
files using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP, the most widely-used
Internet protocols.

GNU Interactive Tools (gnuit) 4.9.4 / 2008-06-29
gnuit (GNU Interactive Tools) is a set of interactive
text-mode tools, closely integrated with the shell.

Electric VLSI Design System 8.07 / 2008-06-27
Electric is a sophisticated electrical CAD system that
can handle many forms of circuit design.

Shishi 0.0.37 / 2008-06-24
Shishi is an implementation of the Kerberos 5 network
authentication system. Shishi can be used to authenticate
users in distributed systems.

GnuTLS 2.4.0 / 2008-06-19
GnuTLS is a modern C library that implement the standard
network security protocol Transport Layer Security (TLS),
for use by network applications.

gnash 0.8.3 / 2008-06-17
Gnash is a GPL’d Flash movie player and browser
plugin for Firefox, Mozilla, Konqueror, and Opera.

GNUnet 0.8.0 / 2008-06-15
GNUnet is a framework for secure peer-to-peer networking
that does not use any centralized or otherwise trusted
services. A first service implemented on top of the
networking layer allows anonymous censorship-resistant

GNU PSPP 0.6.0 / 2008-06-09
PSPP is a program for statistical analysis
of sampled data.

Classpath 0.97.2 / 2008-06-06
GNU Classpath, essential libraries for java, is a project
to create free core class libraries for use with runtimes,
compilers and tools for the java programming language.

coreutils-6.12 / 2008-06-01
The GNU Core Utilities are the basic file, shell and text
manipulation utilities of the GNU operating system. These
are the core utilities which are expected to exist on every
operating system.

GNU Typist 2.8.1 / 2008-06-01
GNU Typist (also called gtypist) is a universal
typing tutor.

GNU gv 3.6.4 / 2008-06-01
GNU gv allows to view and navigate through PostScript and
PDF documents on an X display by providing a graphical
user interface for the Ghostscript interpreter.

If you have any comments or questions regarding this
compilation, contact Henrik Sandklef