Lots of coding

February 16, 2013

After last weeks disastrous post, meaning nothing of value, I decided that I should write this weeks post in multiple stages. As things were happening, instead of trying to recollect what had happened. Though now that I look at the complete post, I wonder, wouldn’t have been better to split these things up to their own, individual posts?

Saarionen’s Leverlåda


In Sweden most of the microwaveable food, or TV-dinners, come frozen. Which in some ways are kind of good, the food won’t get old too fast and it doesn’t take up any space in the refrigerator. The done side is that everything has a “long” cooking time. Finland on the other hand also have freezed dinners, but most of the TV-dinners aren’t frozen and are made to be kept in the refrigerator. I’ve always liked Saarionen’s food, and I was quite delighted when I came home when day and Paulina had found a place here in Stockholm that sells Finnish food. The price markup is over 100% compared to the Finnish market, which makes it almost a luxury brand.

WordPress Plugin

I released a wordpress plugin this week, don’t think anybody has actually used it. But nonetheless, free is always free!

Bought a new book

You’d think that the WP-plugin is the only coding I’ve done during my spare time. I actually made a quick-test in Visual Studio and C# coding up a small application that was supposed to do one thing, fetch some JSON data from a server, parse the data, and then write them out on the screen. I used Windows Form Applications to create it. In reality I have no use for the program, what I wanted to do is see if C# is something I might like, and it did spark some interest.

My first form application

As with any programming languages, if you already know one language it will be easier to pick up another because inherently all programs do the same thing, they solve problems. The biggest problem with new languages on the other hand is their syntax and if they have quirky-ways of handling stuff. So I bought a book about C# to hopefully lean things that I wouldn’t as easily pick up on the internet. I’ve only come through the introductional parts, where they go through different types, how the compiler handles things and how the compiled code is handled by the CPU, so nothing breathtaking, but one always fear that they’ll miss something important if you jump past the first couple of chapters.

Programming C# 5.0 by Ian Griffiths (O'reilly). 978-1-449-32041-6

Moving default mail

Every once and a while you change your email address, such a time has come now for me. I’ve decided to start using google-apps and using my own domain, benjaminhorn.se, instead of the default gmail.com.

I’ve already started syncing over all the mails from my old gmail account (about ~3500 items) but I’m a bit unsure what I should do with the numerous places that I’ve registered my old email address, should I go back and change it to my new email address, or should I just stick with the old address?

The issue is not that I’m afraid to lose any emails, thankfully gmail supports lots of ways to “manually” sync accounts. What I’m afraid of is that I’ll start to mix up what email I have associated with what service. For instance, my facebook and twitter accounts are set up with my old gmail account, I can fairly easy change the email address on those services, but how about the services where you have linked your gmail account? I’ve luckily only linked my account to one service, and that’s flickr (Because I didn’t, and still don’t, want a Yahoo account). I’ve scanned the settings page, but I haven’t yet found any option to change the “linkage”.

If I start to register new accounts on other places with my new email, in time, everything will likely be so fragmented that I don’t know what accounts I’ve signed up where.

Oh why can’t you google just allow people to merge gmail accounts?