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factor10 is the future

Posted by Dan Byström on December 23, 2010

After running my own company, Visual Design Softscape AB, for over 15 years, I’ve decided that it’s about time to take a step forward.

As of 1st January 2011, I’ll be joining the guys at factor10 full-time.

I really look forward to have inspiring colleagues to help improve my work – and hopefully that will work both ways. 🙂

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Brev till Tele2

Posted by Dan Byström on November 28, 2010

Växjö 2010-11-14


Sluta skicka fakturor för ett abonnemang som är uppsagt sedan fem månader tillbaka!

Jag har varit i kontakt med er flera gånger om detta och varje gång lovar ni att det ska sluta, men nästa månad trillar det ändå in en ny faktura. Jag bifogar kopia av en chat där operatören bekräftar att fakturorna är helt felaktiga och där hon lovar att detta ska upphöra. Något som alltså inte skett.

Abonnemanget blev jag tvungen att säga upp efter att i fyra månader (och otaliga timmars väntan i telefonköer) väntat på att få mitt gamla telefonnummer porterat (som skulle tagit tre veckor). Svaret var alltid bara ”det måste göras en ny felanmälan”.

När jag slutligen sa upp abonnemanget blev jag lovad återbetalning för de fyra månaderna. Någon återbetalning har jag inte sett till. Däremot fortsätter ni som sagt att trakassera mig med en ny faktura varje månad, som jag får kontakta er om (med ca 40 minuters väntan varje gång, först tjugo minuter för supporten och sedan vidarekoppling till ekonomiavdelningen som tar tjugo minuter till).

Återbetalning kan göras till:

Clearingnummer 6879
Bankkonto: xxx xxx xxx

Jag förväntar mig inte bara återbetalning, utan även skälig kompensation för alla de timmar jag suttit i er telefonkö och för att ni nu helt omotiverat lämnat ärendet till inkasso.

Med förhoppning om att detta ärende nu nått sitt slut,

Dan Byström

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Posted by Dan Byström on November 30, 2009


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Jeff Minter is back

Posted by Dan Byström on January 12, 2009

The man who once brought us Metagalactic Llamas Battle at the Edge of Time, Sheep in Space and Revenge of the Mutant Camals has returned with:

Space Giraffe

That feels good to know. Ekeforshus

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Better late than never

Posted by Dan Byström on September 15, 2008

Now this was nice – and unexpected:

Darwin: 1 – Creationism: 0

BTW, isn’t it odd that a thing called “intelligent design” tends to be the very opposite? 🙂 Ekeforshus

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Wow – I’m on a list, I’m on a list

Posted by Dan Byström on May 5, 2008


For some reason (that eludes me) my name has just appeared on a list which claims to contain the top 75 developers and architects in Sweden.

Of course I didn’t deserve this. On the other hand, there are things I think I did deserve and didn’t get, so I hope that all these things will somehow add up in a fair and just way before my coffin gets nailed shut. Ekeforshus

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A Newer Age

Posted by Dan Byström on March 28, 2008

Dream Catcher

Are the guys at your marketing department running around with mighty New Age Crystals and sleep under Indian Dream Catchers? Do you believe this is the root of all you especially nasty bugs lately? Then you obviously are in need of an equally mighty Anti-Crystal (or really, a shrink).

Actually I guess it’s more likely that you just want to harass them a little. Then www.newer-age.com comes to your assistance! A third option is of course that you are bored enough to like to participate in a Whale Song Expedition (that is, you sing to the whales!).

I know the guy behind this. Are there any qualified psychiatrist out there who can tell me if he’s likely to become violent…? 😉

Anyway I know he will be thrilled if his visitors counter would somehow sky rock to one hundred visitors.


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Posted by Dan Byström on February 26, 2008

  It is said that there is nothing surprising about the notion of, for instance, a person suddenly thinking about someone they haven’t thought about for years, and then discovering the next day that the person has in fact just died. There are always lots of people suddenly remembering people they haven’t thought about for ages, and always lots of people dying. In a population the size of, say, America the law of averages means that this particular coincidence must happen at least ten times a day, but it is none the less spooky to anyone who experiences it.  

The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul
Douglas Adams

Since this is my blog post number 42 – how can I avoid mentioning Douglas Adams and silly coincides? 🙂

I recently noticed that in a project I’ve been working on for some years now, the very first order entered into the system, order number 1, was handled by photographer number 42. And I thought to myself “how can a project starting out like this be anything less than a success”?!?

Speaking of blog post numbers, another equally pointless coincidence was that my blog post number 40 was about my 40th birthday. But still I cannot help myself from thinking that it is a little funny… :s

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Jukebox II

Posted by Dan Byström on December 12, 2007

Exactly one year ago I created my Jukebox page. To celebrate the anniversary I uploaded a bunch of new tunes.

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Birthday present

Posted by Dan Byström on October 15, 2007

An art map with dedication by Don Rosa… wasn’t THAT a cool present?

Thanks, Roger & Kerstin. 🙂

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