Norske nettsider // Norwegian website

My Norwegian website is up at Articles written in Norwegian are moved and redirected, only English articles will be found here when I’m finished.

Norwegian tweets @osol, tweets in English @oyvind.

Mine norske nettsider er nå oppe: Alle nye artikler på norsk blir postet der, og alle norske fra denne blir flyttet over (og redirectes). Sjekk også @osol på Twitter.

Crappy Weather – Johnny Myreng Henriksen with a Creative Commons license

About the logo

The logo in the upper right corner, is part of the first letter in my name. It’s Ø – a letter used only three places in the world; Norway, Denmark and the Faroe Islands. Wikipedia says…

The vowel is not to be confused with the slashed zero.

I always write my name Oyvind online, as most people wouldn’t even know where to find Ø on their keyboards. So on Facebook etc., I’m Oyvind (see next column).

I may try other fonts in the logo later, and experience with the colors. Here’s how it is at the moment:

Oyvind logo

The orange and red colors are from Edvard Munch’s world famous painting “The scream”. Maybe the world’s most famous painting (battling with Mona Lisa), The Scream is referenced in just about all art and culture ever made. Wikipedia has an extensive list if you’re curious.

The Scream

“The Scream” – by Edvard Munch – can be seen at Munch-museet (The Munch Museum) in Oslo.

Munch himself said about “The Scream”:

I was out walking with two friends – the sun began to set – suddenly the sky turned blood red – I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence – there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city – my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety – and I sensed an endless scream passing through nature.

The orange and the red in the logo is picked from the painting. So is the almost black on the headlines and some greens. So that’s my little tip if you want a color scheme for a project, website or product. Steal from the real masters of color. Find a piece of art you really like (I love “The Scream” – it’s an amazing piece of art), put it into Photoshop and sample colors from it. Make a palette. If you’re on OS X, drag the colors to the color palette all apps use, and you’ll be able to use them on the web, in graphic programs, word processing etc.

What do you think?

I wasn’t sure that I needed a logo. But I was playing with Photoshop, and tried out parts of letters for another project. Then I hit the Ø by mistake (I was trying other letters), and the idea was born. The square and “The Scream” colors came later. Opinions welcome in the comments or anywhere else you see me (online and for real).

I just made a BIG mistake at Yamky

Some days ago a friend of mine invited me to Yamky, a social website I didn’t know about.

I’m always interested in social media sites, so I registered and made a profile. I register for just about everything there is out there, to figure out what’s good and what’s not good.

So I entered my gmail info to check which of my OTHER FRIENDS were on Yamky. BUT – I didn’t read the text well enough.

The result: Yamky e-mailed over 800 people an invite in my name! Bad. Bad. Bad.

So for the ones who read my site here: Sorry.

Sorry. Sorry. Sorry.

Big mistake from me.

I never invite people to sites like this, except for a few other friends that are just as interested in stuff like this as I am.



(Kitten by Trang Vuong)

Sorry again.

The worst about this is that it e-mailed people I can’t imagine would use a site like Yamky.

It’s a very bad interface that just sends out so many invites without letting you check off which ones you want and which you don’t want.

And I should had read things better. My intention was never to invite anyone, just check if someone I know already was using Yamky.

🙁 Oyvind