Okey, so in an attempt to get accepted into the sphere they prefix with “blogo” I accept the tag from Atle in a kind of chain-blogging-event that’s hot and hip just now. Thank you Atle for acknowledging me as a fellow blogger! I will probably have many of the same issues on finding fellow bloggers and will relapse into a bloggers-cyclic-graph:)

Enough with the contextual reference, get to the point!

The challenge:

  • Pick up the nearest book.
  • Open on page 123.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post the next three sentences.
  • Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.

As it is approaching the end of May and exams are knocking on the door I pick up:

“Conceptual Modelling in Information Systems Engineering” John Krogstie, Andreas L. Opdahl and Sjaak Brinkkemper

The Roles of Modelling

Today’s enterprises and IT systems are facing an increasingly complex environment characterized by collaboration, variety, and change. Enterprises are becoming more and more dependent on their business networks. In order to cope with the tasks they cannot handle alone, enterprises need to collaborate with others in ever changing constellations. Organisations are experiencing ever more variety in their business, including products, customers, and enterprise infrastructure. Organisations have to manage an environment that is constantly changing and where lead times, product life cycles, and partner relationships are shortening.

Well, that was fun:) The book is a compilation of articles and the quote is from: “The Role of Business Models in Enterprise Modelling – Paul Johannesson”

So, no for the sad part – my fellow bloggers:) Well I have to be uncreative; Magnus, Atle (entering the cycle), Peter Gitmark, All participants to Terra Incognita… and to the more implicit bloggers participating at postsecret.com. I recognize that the fellow “bloggers” consists of two general blogs, and that was probably not the intended intention, however, blogging is somewhat all about expressing ones own creativity – there you go:)


Quick idea: Can someone make a graph of this, documenting who is the responsible, and see how many levels of friend-friend relationship one has to go, before creating a complete cycle? =)

Introducing a new family member

My (fairly) old workstation/mediastation, more commonly known as Relling just didn’t cut it anymore. He was very noisy, quite chubby and not so fast around the corners. So, it was time for a replacement. The need was basically; lightweight pc, low-cost, quiet, could serve tv-signals and possibly serve a ftp-server.

Some years ago I surfed on itx motherboards, but then the price was high and the performance low. But now I discovered this was the board that basically served all my needs! For around 1000NOK (200$) I got a mini-itx LN10000 (1GHz, 1Gb ram, tv-out, fanless) and from Relling and an even older scrapped pc I had harddrive, power-supply and everything else I needed.

Since I didn’t had any idea what to build the computer in – I decided to just mount it (temporarily) on a wooden board and install a fresh WinXP install on it.

And it worked like a charm!

So what about the family? Well, the family consists of my pc’s and the theme is Ibsens Vildanden. The laptop is Hedvig, server is Hjalmar, workstation Relling and now the new small nifty one is: Gina!

You can’t just have the pc mounted on the board just like that?! You might ask this. Well, no. So I found this very nice metal box at IKEA which is going to be Gina’s new body (skin?).

But I haven’t figured out how to place everything in it just yet. More on that in a later post.

For now. Welcome Gina!