Instrument building

Few images of musical instruments I've built available in the gallery.

Banjo Uke - instructions here

Lap Steel Guitar - instructions on this book

Categories: Creations, Music
Posted by Matias at 29.12.2013 15.35 (3 years ago) | 0 comments

Ooh! I had the time to modernize the online version of The Rasterbator, which, sadly had been offline for over half a year.

Go here to satisfy your poster-generation needs!

The online version has, I think, quite nice user experience including lots of Ajax and drag and drop file upload. Although it is quite a small detail, I'm quite proud of the human silhouette that indicates the poster size.

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Posted by Matias at 27.01.2013 15.52 (4 years ago) | 2736 comments

Professional Blogging

No, not here. Instead, use these links for your reading pleasure:

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Posted by Matias at 11.05.2012 14.46 (5 years ago) | 3532 comments

Sony Vaio P, Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Mobile Broadband

Update: Added SFEP Driver installation. Works also with Windows 8 Release Preview.

Let's see if this long-awaited post starts a new era in updating this blog, hopefully the era won't be as nerdy as the contents of this post, though.

I have a lovely Sony Vaio P (VGN-P31ZK) ultraportable, which came with Windows 7. Unfortunately the hardware was just too flimsy for that operating system, so I have been using Ubuntu. Windows 8 Consumer Preview works even better than Ubuntu, with the exception of out-of-the-box support for mobile broadband.

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Categories: Computers, Gear, Information, Programming
Posted by Matias at 02.06.2012 14.34 (5 years ago) | 3914 comments

Gothic Beet Pasta

Even with the impending threat of this site quickly turning into food journal, here is another great food recipe, one that looks and tastes great. The recipe was inspired by two other recipes (here and here). Ingredients

Yields 6 portions.

  • 1 kg fresh beets
  • 300 g fresh parsnips
  • 1 leek
  • 1 garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon dried ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • salt
  • 2 dl sour cream
  • 150 g cream cheese with blue mold (such as Bavaria Blu)
  • vegetable oil
  • olive oil
  • black sesame seeds
  • pasta (for extra scene points, use pasta that is dyed black with squid ink)


Wash and peel the beets and parsnips. Cut them into about 5 mm thick slices. Put the slices in a deep pan, add water until covered and boil until they are soft. This should take about 25 minutes for beets and 15 minutes for parsnips.

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Categories: Creations, Food
Posted by Matias at 16.09.2007 16.38 (10 years ago) | 6295 comments

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