I bumbed into an interesting presentation by Miikka Leinonen, who works for Maggie Agency in Finland.
I would be curious to play that game in real life…
Posted by Janne Saarikko on February 24, 2009
Just a quick note. I removed the snapshot option due to a request from a user.
Hope this makes the content more readable. ;-)
Posted by Janne Saarikko on February 16, 2009
It officially started today. The most important mobile expo in the world.
If you are not present (I’m not), you still want to be one of the first to hear what’s going on. I’ve listed some online channels that are busy during this week. If you know any other good ones, let me know in the comments and I’ll add them to the list.
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Posted by Janne Saarikko on February 12, 2009
It was announced this morning that Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has purchased a major industrial property located in Hamina, Finland. The deal is worth 40 million euros.
Summa mill was previously owned by Finnish StoraEnso, one of world’s leading paper and pulp manufacturers. The entire paper industry has been in dire straits for some years, and the Summa mill was closed down already in January 2008.
According to Google, they are planning to build a server farm in Summa. There is plenty of room for that, since the mill used to have three medium-sized paper machines. The location is beautiful, since the paper mill is located by the water.
What this will mean to Hamina region in SE Finland? Propably some more jobs and lot of international influence. There are lot of former paper industry workers in the region, maybe they can be trained to run server farms?
Hamina is an age old harbour town (the name Hamina stands for port). It’s located not too far away from Helsinki. Hamina is perhaps best known for it’s Hamina Tattoo, international military music festival.
Posted by Janne Saarikko on February 2, 2009
Something quite special is going on in Finland. The government is about to sign a law that would allow various organisations to read the email contents from the users of their own networks. This includes companies, libraries, kindergardens and many others.
Many people think this new law is against privacy laws, and have started a citizen movement that resists the new law. This law is called “Lex Nokia”, since Nokia is a big supporter of the law, claiming that it allows them to prevent employees leaking out classified information and thus stop industrial espionnage.
There are many sources in Finnish for this information, in English one of the hottest resources is Helsingin Sanomat.
The citizen movement started to run their own ads on national TV this morning. The advertising space is paid by individuals and the production was made by volunteers.