Once In A White Moon - by Gina Therese Hvidsten
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Once In A White Moon

Looking back at getting lost near Grand Canyon

Having recently published my big Californian vacation video to YouTube I think it’s time to reminisce a bit about my adventures. As you already know from seeing the video and by photos in my photo album I went to Grand Canyon. Before traveling to the US, a colleague of mine mentioned the place where he visited Grand Canyon West and suggested I go there to.I looked up the place on Google Maps, found the GPS coordinates and plotted those into my GPS to get driving directions.My colleague warned me that the drive would seem a bit wrong because you would have to go onto some gravel roads, so when my GPS directed me onto a gravel road I didn’t think much of it.I did get […] Read more

For my sister

My sister got married on Saturday, September 1.There was a great party with many great speeches. I’m not claiming greatness on my own, but I will post it here (translated to English for my foreign friends) for everybody else to enjoy (for the first time, or again if you were there).I said it many times that day, but I’ll say it here again. Congratulations to my sister and her husband! Both my sister (Elisabeth) and her husband (Fredrik) are teachers, so the toastmaster made the entire experience to be like a class at school. I was the evening’s teacher of the computer class. ———- If everybody in the class can start their computers, open a web browser, go to Google and search for my name, […] Read more

Art history lesson

Today my nephew got baptized. Let’s not dwell on that and look at what I got him instead.A few days ago I actually went into an art gallery and bought a piece of art. There’s certainly a first time for everything! I hope the little guy will appreciate a genuine piece of art as he grows older. What I got him was this lithograph from artist Per Krohg, son of the renowned Christian Krohg. Per originally made a series of pictures for his son Guy when he was a child. Each picture represented a letter in the alphabet. The family of artists were typical of their time and lived in France, so each picture also represented something in French.Unfortunately the gallery didn’t have the letter […] Read more

Trying a new thing with my blog

Because I’m using Twitter, Facebook and Google+ I haven’t really made any good posts to my blog for a while. I’m trying to remedy this by taking my blog in a new direction. As a “Technology Enthusiast” I regularly get stuck in various situations where I have to do a lot of googling. Some times I can google for a week and not find a solution. When I finally do find a solution I’ve decided I should write about it on my blog so that others can (maybe) find the solution as well. So don’t be surprised when you see lots of technical stuff popping up on this blog instead of the usual ramblings about what happens (or not) in my life.