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April 20, 2006

Hvad f*nden går der af Jazzfestivalen?

Copenhagen Jazz Festival har af uransagelige grunde besluttet sig for at skifte logo til noget der ligner en blanding mellem Kræftens Bekæmpelse og et strikkefirma. e-Types har lavet noget af deres værste arbejde ever.

F*ck de stramme linjer og specialtegnede skrifttyper, Jonas Hecksher. Jazz er glæde, spontanitet og improvisering -- det forstod HuskMitNavn sidste år.

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April 12, 2006

How many buzzwords can you learn for €595?

How many buzzwords can you learn for €595? The otherwise great and admirable people from Innovate!Europe have launched Pitch!Camp which is difficult not to mock.

What you’ll learn:
  • How to develop and give your 90 second ‘elevator pitch’
  • How to refine your full company pitch for investors and partners
  • How to give a first-class 10 minute company pitch
  • How to design the ultimate slide presentation

I wish Mike and Chris would instead pour their energy into continuing the great work they've been doing in their Technology Entrepreneurship in Europe whitepaper.

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April 11, 2006

Nyt kontor

Mit nye kontor: Københavns Kommunes biblioteker introducerer gratis Wi-Fi. Der er stille, det nye nummer af Wired står på reolhylden, og kaffen er kun marginelt ringere end Baresso eller Bang & Jensen og koster kun en rund 5-krone.

Når nu de bliver trætte af os nede på Vesterbro bib, leder vi sammen med 23 rent faktisk efter et nyt kontor. 60- 100 m2, K, V, Frederiksberg, indre N, Islands Brygge. Findeløn udbydes.

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April 02, 2006

The case for two passports

I never really thought I'd fall direct prey to geo-political polarization, but my trip to Israel these past few days really highlighted the state of affairs.

Due to a combination of late bookings and scheduling, I arrived in Tel Aviv at 2:30 in the morning only to find myself interrogated for 3½ hours by immigration officers. Noone was disrespectful or rude and most of the time was spent just waiting while the system was "checking up on me" -- and, in particular, on my trip to Pakistan last summer.
At 6:05 when they finally recognized that I wasn't a fair-skinned New Delhi-born jihadist, I was granted admission.

Case in point came when I was asked whether I wanted an Israeli stamp in my passport, only to be convinced by the immigration officer that it afterall would be a bad idea should I ever again want to travel to an Islamic republic. As a Dane who has always enjoyed full freedom in travels across the world, it was a true wakeup call of what the world now looks like.

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