DIY GoPro Grenade Grip

DIY GoPro Grenade Grip

I had a few GoPro parts laying around so I make myself a DIY GoPro Grenade Grip. The grip is rubberised so it provides good drip in dry and wet conditions.

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XKCD's "Now" Coded in JavaScript

I love XKCD’s web comics, they always give you a new way of looking at something and a laugh to boot. Yesterday at work I came accross the Now comic. It shows you at a glance what countries are in business hours, or outside them. The image is rendered on the XKCD server and updated every hour when you refresh your page.

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Setup Mass Dynamic Virtual Hosts on Nginx

Apache has a handy feature that allows you to dynamically serve a domain without having to create a virtualhost for each time, called Dynamic Virtual Hosts. Nginx doesn’t have this feature built in, but it does gives you the tools you need to to set it up in no time. Here is a guide to how I got it working on my server after I transitioned my site from Apache to Nginx.

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Märket Island and it's Unusual Border

At work I did a course on improving my presentation skills. It was a two half-day course and on the second day we had to give a short (3 minute) presentation on a topic of our choice. I had just recently read a Wikipedia article about Märket Island and I wanted to share the story with the group. I’ve taken the content of my talk and written it up here. My slides are attached below if you want to take a look.


Märket Island is a small rocky 3.3 hectare skerry located half way between the Gulf of Bothnia and the Baltic Sea. The island is completely void of vegetation and is uninhabited. All in all it is a rather uninteresting island save for one unusual fact. But first a bit of history on the island.

Märket Island Map
Märket Island Located Between Sweden and Finland. Map data © 2013 Google.

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