Happy New Year 2015!

Yet another year has been filed and a brand new is beckoning. How exciting! I wish all my friends all over the world a Happy New Year. Take care of each other and make this world a better place.

Photo: A shaky cellphone pic of last year's SF fireworks by my brother in arms Trevor.


Merry Xmas!

A very Merry Xmas everyone! Funny, Sarah and I have never celebrated Christmas together. Pity? Of course, but neither of us is especially fond of traditions in a celebrating sense. And we met up in Amsterdam last weekend so we have already exchanged presents (yes, presents is a nice tradition) :-) Anyways, she is now in Mexico - job related of course - and I'm in dark and cold Sweden. To be honest, if there's a time of the year I would like to be in Sweden it's around Christmas. Sweden is special in December.

Photo of Union Square, San Francisco: my Ubisoft ex-coworker and best friend Jason


A fat rain calls for a fat wallet

The roofer knows how to charge you beyond any wallet. When Daryl, who rents our house in Sausalito with his family let the guy climb up on the shingles it took only 10 minutes to determine the leak and take a pic. The cost? $2100. Kidding? No.


Water undermines - and relieves

The annual precipitation in San Francisco is low. And with the ongoing drought in mind it's even less than low. But the last couple days' storms have been the biggest in years. Sarah told me our house in Sausalito is leaking (!) and even sink holes (!) are showing up in Richmond. Well what do you know, sink holes in SF. World's upside-down.

Photo: The Chronicle


O crap!

San Francisco is a beautiful city. Actually one of the most beautiful cities in the world. No shit. But everyone who lives here or comes here to visit can't avoid the smelly downside of The City: the presence of human poop on the sidewalks. At HotPads you can check on a map where you will most likely encounter human feces while strolling down the street. Enjoy! ;-/


Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I'm working in Sweden, Sarah is working in Seattle and I'm going to relax with some video game exercise. Keep your eyes open btw. The Black Friday deals on Steam are going to be awesome! :-)


Wait! That's not a tree, it's a construction!

All over the world the commercial powers are gearing up for Xmas already in late October or early November. The Xmas tree in San Francisco's Union Square was erected already shortly after Halloween in sunshine and 70 degrees. My friend and former co-worker Steve took a pic.


Happy Halloweenie

Happy Halloween ya'll! Take care and behave out there. I'm going to meet up with Sarah in Amsterdam this weekend. She's been attending an international symposium on entrepreneurship and will have a few days off before she flies back home.


Is that Yennefer?

You´re a fan of The Witcher series, aren´t you? And you´re eagerly awaiting that magical month of February 2015 which is so packed with good releases, including the new installment of Geralt of Rivia´s adventures. Here´s the opening cinematic. Brutal, beautiful and... * fill in blank *


Democracy now

Sarah is in Hongkong on her annual month-long visit. She likes it there and has a huge friend base among the locals as well as her clients. This year she is a bit scared. The pro-democracy protests that's been taking place shove a reminder in her face that this hyper tech city is actually part of a communist state.

From an email from Sarah



After almost a week in Hongkong Sarah re-recognizes what she noticed last year: the Chinese city is bustling with people and human activity but for some reason it's not as colorful (and she means literally) as our own Chinatown in San Francisco. The signs and ads are duller and kinda bland. I personally don't really see any difference but this is what my wife does for a living...

From an email from Sarah


Bye for a while

Our sweet Sausalito, take care of our house when we're away. Sarah is flying with me to Copenhagen today where she careens to Budapest and I to Stockholm. She will after a week or so fly on her annual month long visit to Hong Kong. Me? I'm going to Sweden to work.

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Yellow, green and blue: California colors

The typical California biotope with the gorgeous Valley Oak and the bone dry brush under an ever blue sky along our favorite hiking trail.

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Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day ya'll!


For the love of a State

Where our heart is? Silly question!

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For the love of a city

San Francisco looks exceptionally beautiful in the late August sunshine.

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A trailer home on the sidewalk at Pillar Point in El Granada, Half Moon Bay, CA.

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Roadtrip on a Thursday

Jason and Jill is right behind us...

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Deserving due attention

Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most famous bridges in the world. The Bay Bridge is almost as beautiful but doesn't get any attention at all. Hence this pic of it, taken from Telegraph Hill.

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A big reminder

Shortly before 3.30 am last night Sarah and I woke up when the whole bedroom shooke. "Crap! Is this the One?" said Sarah and grabbed my arm. After like 10 seconds the shaking stopped. We managed to get back to sleep but in the morning we realized that a 6.0 had hit Napa, the strongest to hit the Bay Area since Loma Prieta in 1989. Scary.

Photo: The Chronicle


Remembering the Day

On the bedside table this our 2nd Anniversary Morning. Sweet :-)

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Afternoon sport in the backyard

Sarah has a lot of white socks. And a lot of those white socks have holes in them...

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The beauty of a tree

The beauty of two different trees in the Bay Area. One in the Golden Gate Park, San Francisco and the other in downtown Oakland.

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Desperate or smart?

The Mission or the Tenderloin, it's all the same. Pic taken this morning on Jones street.

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On our way back to SF from Sausalito.

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A lazy day on the Bay

The Bay and the most beautiful city in the world in the distance. Photo taken from Sausalito.

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Our own Golden Gate Bridge

Got a nice photo of the GGB through the roof of Sarah's convertible today...

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Geary street

Well, we're in San Francisco after all...

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Went to Source today with my friend David. I can't remember I have ever left this place without a large chunk of the burger still on my plate. They are huge.

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Close to the edge...

Sarah is not as fond of the sun as I am but she occasionly goes out there when she feels the urge. This is on the roof of her friend Kathy's place, just a block from our rental in SF. She has the nerve to lie down close to the roof edge seven stories above the street. Jeez I got scared and mad at the same time when I saw her.

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Rincy got a little sister

The North Tower or Tower Two at One Rincon Hill (to the left) was more or less completed earlier this year. Sarah and I had a crush on this place a few years ago and we actually will register for a priority notification :-)

More on this new SF epicenter: One Rincon Hill

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4th of July brunch

4th of July brunch. Richard (my father in law) dropped by and Sarah cooked us a little treat ;-)

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Shade House Cat

Cherry likes our backyard. But when the hose comes out she's nowhere to be seen :-)

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Lakeshore Avenue

This is where Yimmie and Jessie lived before they moved to Potrero Hill.

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Under the ever blue California sky

Soaking up some sun at Lake Merritt.

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Nothing beats North Beach

We left the bustling Financial district for out beloved North Beach. This is the perfect place to hang out hot days and grab some food, some drink and just enjoy life.

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Parade day

One million people is estimated moving about downtown SF today for the Pride Parade. It's hot, it's humid and it's party in every corner.

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Everytime I enter Powell street station I see this sign. It's Norwegian airlines that set up a new line between Oakland and Stockholm this April. It says nonstop but it's only partly true. Some of the departures make a stop in Oslo for a few hours. So be advised. Some of the stops can be up to 6 hours long!

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Another Dolores

Dolores street, San Francisco, CA.

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Marocco? No, Dolores street, San Francisco, CA.

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My favorite burrito of all time when I'm in East Bay: A Cajun smoked tofu burrito. Sooo good!

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Happy Midsummer

We've just had our breakfast, Sarah's on her way to work and it struck me it's Midsummer's Eve in Sweden this very Friday. Actually one of the biggest Swedish holidays. How I'm gonna celebrate it half a world away? Why not by flipping through the Collector's Edition Guide to Dark Souls 2! :-)

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G'morning Nob Hill

We're staying at our downtown apartment for a few days due to water shut off at our house in Sausalito. This is Sutter street in its Tuesday morning hue.

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How do you get back to the 60's? On a trip. A trip to Haight Ashbury.

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Our backyard plants. Easy to take care of, easy to forget and easy... [fill in desired expression]

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There's only one way...

The new and "refurbished" highrises in the Civic Center area are coming up nicely. Photo taken from our rental in downtown San Francisco June 13 2014.

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Weekend party on the beach.

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One friggin popular beach

Anfi del Mar...

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Much ado behind bars and codes

Along the ocean trail to Anfi there are quite a few "gated communities". Here are two of them.

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