Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Paris! Sarah & I ended up in good ol Paris instead of Rome. But that's OK. It's such a great city, which I have come to know pretty well after all the years at Ubi. But it's sooooo COLD here at the moment!

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Glad tidings!

Merry Xmas everyone! Be grateful of what you have and take care of each other. Sarah and I will be meeting up in Rome (or Paris if her schedule goes bust) over the New Year.

Photo: Snowhoe photography


Rain keeps fallin...

The tenants who are currently renting our house are reporting heavy rainfall over Sausalito. Luckily the high elevation makes the downpour not very likely to undermine or flood our premises. But at bay level... king tides have been battering Harbor Drive for a few days now.

Photo: Our Sausalito


Every Last One of Them

Joel and Ellie are back. The Last of Us Part II has been announced. Check out the trailer below.


Cooper, Maher or Blitzer at your table this year?

So, how was your sacred Thanksgiving dinner? Speaking lovingly about what to buy or not to buy on the Black Friday sale? Or did you talk politics, after all? If you did, did you use the new mobile moderator app?


Happy awkward Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! The whole holiday weekend may be awkward (se picture), even the dinner itself. But promise you won't spoil it by throwing politics at the table. Not this year.

Photo: Awkward Family Photos


Say something nice

More of this people!


Time for a "Calexit"?

Should we make California a separate country? Should we secede over Trump?


Do your duty!

It's Election Day, folks. You know what to do.


The City awaits you

Jonathan talks to Chris Watters about WD2 and the challenges to create The City just as wonderful in the game as in real life.

Check out the video HERE!


Being afraid of Halloween has a word

There are names for all kinds of phobias, worth mentioning now when Halloween weekend is here. Recently there have been a lot of media reports on killer clowns scaring the living daylight out of people. There's actually a word for being afraid of them: Coulrophobia. But did you know there is a word for being afraid of Halloween itself? Samhainophobia. Awesome word.

Happy Halloween, ya'll!

Halloween's coming

The Halloween weekend is here. I was looking through some old pics the other day and found photos from back in 2011 when Sarah and I rented an apartment on Pine street. I remember the guys in the lobby were pranksters and always wacky. The place is now long gone and turned into some luxurious long term rental complex. That's how things go eventually in San Francisco. The City turns more and more into a community for the rich. Sad.


Where there's life - there's hope

This video made my day. Of hope. And confidence. That man is good. After all.


Red Dead is Alive

We all knew it HAD to be coming eventually. It was such a huge success for Rockstar that another one GOT to be in the works. 7 years after the first one Red Dead Redemption 2 will finally arrive. In 2017. The first trailer arrives on Thursday at 11am ET.


Sarah's going back to the Bay Area

This weekend Sarah is returning to the Bay Area after 6 weeks in the most vertical city on earth - Hong Kong. She won't go back to our house in Sausalito though as she's not comfortable being all by herself in such a big house. She'll be staying in her rental in Livermore until I get back from my chores in Sweden/France.


Happy Columbus Day!

Did Columbus really "discover" America? Or was it someone else? Be that as it may, Happy Columbus Day - anyway!


Gorgeous late September Saturday

Absolutely gorgeous late summer day in Paris today (25C/77F). I'm invited to some festivities related to the Ubi 30 years anniversary. Before dinner I actually had the opportunity to "climb" the Arc de Triomphe :-)

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A monster hunter guarding your precious love letter

Damien Monnier tweeted that Geralt of Rivia is getting his own stamp in Poland. Awesome!


Hong Kong Blues

Every fall Sarah goes to Hong Kong for a 6-week business trip. Whenever she gets the opportunity she tries to understand the Hong Kong visitors and tourists seldom encounter. In her eyes HK is totally unique with endless possibilities and scary limitations at the same time.

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We Are One

15 years ago the world - not only the US - changed forever. This very day on September 11 2001 the old world order grinded to a halt. The incident on lower Manhattan and at the Pentagon and Shanksville had not only terrible ramifications in terms of human suffering but also alerted each and everyone of us that we are all tied together. The world is One and there are no winners in this world unless we love each other, no matter what happens: war, terror or crime.

Sarah is in China and I'm in Sweden/France as always this time of the year. It's funny how often we are apart - but how this very fact makes us closer to each other than ever. A tremendous fact that is worth surfacing in our mind on this very day: Love makes us human and whole.


Waiting for boarding

Got my own booth to work at :-)

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September travel month is here

Sarah caught her Hong Kong flight already at 1pm and I'm waiting for my Copenhagen flight. It departs at 5.35pm.

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San Francisco International Airport is - as far as I know - the only airport that displays departures in alphabetical order instead of according to their departure time.

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Our guardian garden moon

Our garden moon is gonna be watching our garden while we're away.

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Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day weekend everyone!

Per & Sarah


Our Lady GGB

Been showing off our iconic Golden Gate Bridge to some of our friends from Chicago today.

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The Good Taste

Grabbed a burrito at El Buen Sabor in the Mission before heading to Jason's place.

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Chow chow

I had black pepper chow mein with "chicken" at Enjoy for lunch today. It was surprisingly good.

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Can't tell the paint from the sky

The paint on our "third floor" is holding on well. We won't be needing to redo it in another 10 years.

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Wanna be our (temporary) neighbor?

Just like us, our neighbors are opening up parts of their property for rent.

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Friday lunch break

Having lunch break in a San Francisco park is soothing.

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North Bay

Went to San Rafael today with Jason.

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A lazy August Sunday afternoon in Sausalito.

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A modest dinner...

When we arrived this afternoon at the Top of the Mark it was very relaxed. We usually go to The Fairmont but this year we wanted a more laidback approach. Our very modest anniversary dinner took only 2 hours to finish :-)

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Yep, that's Trump's hiney

Gotta love Trump's butt. People taking pictures of the Trump statue at Market and Castro.

The Chronicle


Oaktown is da shiznit

Frickin' 12th Street Oakland, bro!

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They finally getting the hang of it

Couldn't believe my eyes today at our community barbecue. There was a separate grill for veggies (!).

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Sweet home Sausalito

Vina del Mar Park, Sausalito

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Everybody wants to go to Sausalito

This is how the afternoon ferry looks like in the summer. 90% tourists and 10% locals. I don't mind but the embarkation procedure takes forever...

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San Francisco subway

An "anti" liberal take on the "hipster demographic" (cf. techies) in this city.

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15th Avenue, San Francisco

Trevor's new home (white car) on 15th avenue in the Sunset district with ocean view. Gorgeous.

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Garden staying alive

With no actual water restrictions this summer not only the succulents but also the other plants and flowers can thrive.

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How much more blue can this be? None more blue.

Totally stayed at home today to get maximum rest. And what is better to boost your health with than a spectacular view over the Bay...

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Oh, I thought the painting on the wall wasn't hanging straight

Millennium Tower is sinking! It's the tallest residential tower in San Francisco, only four feet taller than One Rincon Hill. It has sunk 16 inches in 8 years and even tilted 2 inches. Bad construction decisions and possible problems induced by neighboring construction sites as the Transbay Center could be the cause.

Read more at SF Gate

South Park

Went to work AND the doctor today. Nice combination, eh? Don't worry. I just shifted some very lightweight papers and then grabbed some grub with Jake (the meanest looking programmer on Earth) in South Park.

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Get well soon flowers

Sweet! This morning a bunch of co-workers knocked on the door and handed over some beautiful get well flowers :-)

Thanks, you are the best!

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Thank you all for wishing me get well!

As you know I'm on sick leave for the rest of the week. Jason, who feels super sorry for me made me a pizza this morning. A rich, typical Jason-pizza with fake sausage. Yes, even Sarah loves it ;-)

And to the rest of you, thank you all for wishing me get well. My inbox is bursting with loving words!

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Mission street

A piece of authentic vintage Mission, San Francisco.

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Firing up the grills again. Community barbecue in Sausalito.

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Are you potent enough, Mr. Trump?

Hey Mr. Trump, if you wanna make America great again you've got to take care of other pressing matters first.

Scribbled on a bench in North Beach.


A Gandalf in need of a beard trimming

Everytime I see the palm tree outside Jason's and Jill's house I think of calling the barbershop. This guy is in serious need of a shave.

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Summer in Oakland, California.

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Steve's zombie porch lamp

Gotta love the lamp on Steve's porch in the Marina. It's like straight out of a Romero movie.

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Natural light

Much of the "midsection" of our house is still intact 1970's. This is where the natural light is most playful and you can read without a lamp most part of the year.

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Pay attention to life, folks

Everyone is playing Pokémon Go right now. It's so annoying...



If you're from a country where the letter ä is part of the alphabet the ads from Häagen-Dazs are funny. "Äah!" is supposed to be a universal word for "indulgence" says the ice cream producer. It is actually something that reminds of "yuck" or "eew!" if you're Swedish.