Swish introducerades 2012.



The end of HIV transmission in the U.S.: A once-unthinkable dream becomes an openly discussed goal

A mere decade ago, 45,000 Americans a year were contracting HIV. Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention started collecting data on HIV-related deaths just over 30 years ago, more than half a million of those people have died from AIDS.

And yet, today, the struggle against HIV may be undergoing a sea change.

U.S. health officials and HIV experts are beginning to talk about a future in which transmission in the United States could be halted. And that future, they say, could come not within a generation, but in the span of just a few years.


Facebook claims network breach affects up to 50 million users

Mike Isaac and Sheera Frenkel, reporting for The New York Times:

‘Facebook on Friday said an attack on its computer network led to the exposure of information from nearly 50 million of its users.’

Who wants to bet that a week or two from now they “discover” it was 100 million accounts, and then eventually admit it was 200 million?” (John Gruber)



The cartogram is made up of squares, each of which represents half a million people of a country’s population. The 11.5 million Belgians are represented by 23 squares; the 49.5 million Colombians are represented by 99 squares; the 1.415 billion people in China are represented by 2830 squares; and this year’s entire world population of 7.633 billion people is represented by the total sum of 15,266 squares.


Mitt liv som FAR

Dan BrÀnnström tackar för sig med en bok.


Another day in Uppsala.


When I no longer respond to any other form of communication, please play me 80s heavy metal (Iron Maiden and Metallica will do just fine!) and Pink Floyd.


Evernote isn’t looking too healthy these days

As an avid user, it makes me sad but – rescue or ruin – I think it’s time for Microsoft to do its thing and buy Evernote.


How Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will become President


The Swedish election–which I, of course, dutifully voted in–resulted in an almost perfect tie. There is something to say for the UK style first-past-the-post voting principle.


En person som utförde minst en timmes arbete under referensveckan eller hade en pĂ„gĂ„ende anstĂ€llning rĂ€knas som sysselsatt. Personer som deltar i vissa arbetsmarknadspolitiska Ă„tgĂ€rder rĂ€knas ocksĂ„ som sysselsatta” (ekonomifakta.se).

Kan sysselsÀttningsgrad vara Sveriges mest meningslösa statistiska begrepp? Jag tror vi kan utgÄ frÄn att alla friska icke sysselsatta personer (N.B. enligt den hÀr definitionen) har gjort ett aktivt val att inte vara sysselsatta.


Donald Trump is a pathogen evolved to thrive in an attention-maximization ecosystem

…even though the virus doesn’t understand what it’s doing or how it’s doing it, it’s able to use feedback to refine its strategies, gaining control over more resources with which to try more strategies.

It’s a powerful metaphor for the kind of cold reading we see Trump engaging in at his rallies, and for the presidency itself. I think it also explains why getting Trump of Twitter is impossible: it’s his primary feedback tool, and without it, he wouldn’t know what kinds of rhetoric to double down on and what to quietly sideline.


India Strikes Down Colonial-Era Law Against Gay Sex

Congratulations India!


The orchestra is inside the guitar“.


Why the future of data storage is (still) magnetic tape


Trolls die in darkness


Arbetsförmedlingens personal förmedlade 1,5 procent av jobben

Nu Àr inte jag nÄgot stort fan av Arbetsförmedlingen men lÄt oss inte glömma att sysselsÀttningsgraden just nu Àr hög. Om vi behöver en Arbetsförmedling Àr det inte nu, utan i en lÄgkonjunktur. Om myndigheten Àr lika irrelevant i en lÄgkonjunktur som den Àr nu, ja, dÄ blir det nog svÄrt att försvara dess fortlevnad.


Skype, redesigned (again)

Microsoft is once again redesigning Skype — in order to make Skype great again. Or as a Microsoft executive puts it too “focus on simplicity* to provide an overall better experience for you by making Skype faster to learn and easier to use.” What he is not saying — Microsoft messed up Skype so bad that what was a market leading product is now an afterthought in modern daily communication flow.


Fear of palindromes: aibohphobia.


I knew it! It is not me, it is global warming that is making me fat. Maybe.

Flygdag i Uppsala


I lördags besökte vi flygdagen som anordnades pĂ„ Ärna. Jag kan inte pĂ„stĂ„ att jag Ă€r speciellt intresserad av militĂ€rflyg men visst Ă€r det lite spĂ€nnande att se de mest extrema av maskiner upptrĂ€da. För mig var det hĂ€r ocksĂ„ nĂ„got av en nostalgitripp. Jag har nĂ€mligen varit pĂ„ en flygdag i Uppsala förut. NĂ€r flygflottiljen F 16 i Uppsala Ă„r 1993 fyllde 50 Ă„r ordnades Ă€ven dĂ„ en flygdag. Jag gjorde samtidigt vĂ€rnplikten pĂ„ I 13 i Falun och vi kallades in för att förstĂ€rka sĂ€kerheten. Om vi verkligen gjorde det Ă€r en annan frĂ„ga. Det jag minns tydligast Ă€r att vi gick patrull mitt i natten lĂ€ngs flygfĂ€ltets avspĂ€rrning, utan utrustning för mörkerseende och utan mĂ„nsken. Vi sĂ„g förstĂ„s ingenting. Jag har heller inget minne av att ha sett nĂ„gra flygplan i luften. Kanske Ă„kte vi hem innan sjĂ€lva flygdagen startade.

Enligt programmet skulle tvĂ„ JAS 39 Gripen i vilket fall ha flugit men om de verkligen gjorde det Ă€r tveksamt eftersom planet, tidigare samma mĂ„nad, kraschat pĂ„ LĂ„ngholmen i Stockholm under Vattenfestivalen – den andra kraschen med detta dĂ„ nya flygplan. I Ă„r flög dock flera Gripenplan utan problem, trots att Ă€ven denna flygdag föregicks av en JAS-krasch, den hĂ€r gĂ„ngen dock varken pĂ„ grund av maskin- eller handhavandefel. Den skyldige var nu istĂ€llet en större fĂ„gel.


Research Suggests Facebook Fueled Anti-Refugee Attacks in Germany

Let’s just quit, shall we?


Första tĂ„get efter sommaren: “Tekniska fel, reducerad hastighet.” Denna gĂ„ng SL. Kollektivtrafik Ă€r en vacker idĂ©. Jag noterar dock att vi ofta talar om vackra idĂ©er men sĂ€llan om vackra praktiker.