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How to get access to country specific music in Spotify

So, here’s the deal. I am Dutch (yes, with capital D!) and I live in Sweden. Even though I do not live in the Netherlands, I still wish to hear dutch music. Most of the music is online available, however there are a few artists that have not really reached 2014 yet…. or better yet, 2010+. For my case, Gers Pardoel is such an artist. I blame it on the artist, but I must confess that I have little knowledge on how the music industry works; it might just as well be the label, Top Notch. Contacting them about it… well lets face it… they don’t care; I have tried.

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Volvo On Call (VOC) API


This subject is something that really interests me, its an awesome technology that has many prospects for the future. So, Of course I would like to know how it works.

Before you continue reading, I would like you to know that the information written below is for education purpose only. Using the things explained below (for what ever reason) might (most likely) be breaking the Swedish law (since the volvo on call server is located in Göteborg (Gothenburg)). Contacting and use data from the Volvo on call API might be seen as data trespassing, which Sweden has a law against (Describes as “Dataintrång” defined as crime in 4 chapter 9 § of the crime code (brottsbalken)).

Posted in Charles, Development, Hacking, iPhone, Mac, Objective-c, Tutorials, VOC, Volvo, Web, Wireshark Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Getting ANT to work with YUI compressor on OS X


A while ago, a colleague introduced me to YUI Compressor. I was really amazed. I knew there were such kind of tools/applications out there, but never really bothered to find our which ones and how they work. So, I though, being a Mac user, that this should work on my mac as well… well… yes and no. Its not so easy getting it up and running, and I want to be able to run an ANT target in my PHP project to get this working.

So, I had some digging around to do, and ended up with my own little guide on how to get it working.

Posted in 10.8, Apache, Apple, Free stuff, Mac, MacPorts, Objective-c, OSX, PHP, Shell scripts, Tools, Tutorials, Web, Websites Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Nordea E-legetimation på kort och OS X 10.8


(Sorry for the non-swedish speaking followers, but this one is for you swedes!)

Då var det dags att installera om macen, och köra in 10.8 på nytt. MEN… så kommer man till moderna Sveriges IT värld där bankerna tror att hela världen kör windows XP, precis som de själva. Det är ett jäkla problem att få NCR1 dosan (vit med blåa) att funka med OS X överhuvudtaget, minst sagt med senaste Firefox och BankID. På Nordea’s webbsida påstår de att man inte längre behöver några driverrutiner när man installerar senaste BankID från Skit snack säger jag… när jag kopplar in min dosa så får jag NORDEA texten, med två “block” under det, när det skall bli 3 (Se bild 1).

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Installning PHP5, Apache2 and MySQL 5 on OSX using MacPorts


I know, its the longest title of a post.. ever. But… This is something I deal with everytime I reinstall one of my macs, and for the sake of saving some time I thought of writing it down here.

I expect you have OS X 10.8 installed (or higher), but this should also work with OS X 10.7.



Before you can use MacPorts you need to install XCode and “Command Line Tools”. You can do this by opening XCode, opening the Xcode menu and choosing “Preferences…” (pic 1). In the new window that opens, choose “Downloads” (pic 2) and select “install” next to “Command Line Tools”.

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