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July 12, 2014
by Janos
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Valkee Earlights – When Aggressive Marketing and Start-Up Mentality Overrode Science

The Finnish company Valkee that makes led-powered light earplugs they claim treats Seasonal Affective Disorder is in financial trouble, and I can’t say that I’m sad. I’ve been meaning to blog about them for a while, but yesterday something happened that nudged me over to make the keyboard clack on my summer holiday. So, what do I have against Finnish innovation and a potential relief for a serious ailment?

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Åland On The Rocks 2014 (1)

May 24, 2014
by Janos
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Åland on the Rocks 2014 and Stream Ten Demoparty

This May I had the first proper holiday trip since 2011, and the first proper holiday since the summer of 2012. We headed off to do some bouldering in the island of Åland, and back to the mainland for a demo scene party in Tampere, Finland. There was nature, sports, cabin stuff, science, history, art, making art, geekery, partying, geocaching, coding, achievements, learning new stuff, sauna, relaxation… The only thing that could’ve made this 100% perfect would’ve been one day of diving, but let’s leave something for the next one.

Me and the crew, getting ready to climb.

Me and the crew, getting ready to climb.

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