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HÆLOS – Any Random Kindness

There have not been much music released lately that I liked enough to recommend here on Fogelberg.com. That was until yesterday when London based Haelos released their second album Any Random Kindness. Lots of great tunes and melodies on this one. Their music has been described as “dark euphoria” and an “angelic combination of male-female vocal interplay and atmospheric soundscapes.”

Amen to that. Instant favorite for me.

 

May 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog, I recommend, Music|

Modded Game Boy DMG-01 Purple + Silver

This is one of my own modded Game Boys. It used to have a cyan blue screen but yesterday I decided to try out a silver screen that I had recently acquired. I also tried new off-white silicon buttons. It looks great I think, though I have still not decided if I like the feeling of the new buttons.

One of the things I have found when choosing color combinations for modded Game Boys is that it usually looks better if there is a high contrast between the color of the shell and the screen. Meaning if you choose a dark shell, use a lightly colored screen and vice versa.

May 4th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Gameboy, Retro|

I got a new job

Wow.. The last few weeks have been strange. Or maybe strange is not the right word here. They have been eventful, with the kind of events that are, if not life-changing but where they mark the start of something new. Positive things. New paths in the journey of life have opened up and I’m ready to go.

What I can tell you about right now is that I am ending my job as Senior UX Designer at Avensia. Starting Monday I will head the UX Team at Resurs Bank. I have been with Avensia for about two and a half years. It is a great company with lots of talents and successful projects. It really has been a pleasure and privilege working there, but now it is time for me to continue to the next level in my career.

To be continued.. :)

May 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog|

The Chemical Brothers are back!!

I haven’t listened to The Chemical Brother for a very long time. Saw them at the Sonar Festival a few years ago but apart from that I think I stopped following them somewhere around Push the Button in 2005. Don’t know why really, but I suspect I just grew tired of their sound at the time.

Fast forward a decade or so and their latest album No Geography is out.

I’m surprised to say it’s really really good. I like it a lot. Good tunes.

 

April 15th, 2019|Categories: Blog, I recommend, Music|

Game Boy DMG-01 Grey + Green, refurbished and modded

For close to one year now I have been refurbishing and modding old Game Boys. It started out as a fun project where I wanted to learn something new and test the limits of what was possible to do, without investing a lot of money or time. It has been fun but this Game Boy pictured above is likely one of the last I will do, if not the last one.

I’ve grown a bit tired on doing this and since it’s getting harder and harder to get hold of second hand Game Boys in Sweden that are in good enough shape to work on, now seems like a good time to move on to do something else on my spare time, like making more music again. Also my source for most of the spare parts are located in the UK, which as you may know are very likely to not be a part of the EU soon, meaning there will be extra costs for customs for everything ordered from there.

Anyway, so please enjoy this last or one of my last modded Game Boy DMG-01. It’s an original shell in great condition with new green plastic screen and see-through buttons. All the usual mods for greater image quality and sound. Perfect for the serious retro gamer or LSDJ / Nanoloop Chip musician. Available on Ebay as I’m writing this.

April 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Gameboy, Retro|

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HÆLOS – Any Random Kindness

There have not been much music released lately that I liked enough to recommend here on Fogelberg.com. That was until yesterday when London based Haelos released their second album Any Random Kindness. Lots of great tunes and melodies on this one. Their music has been described as “dark euphoria” and an “angelic combination of male-female vocal interplay and atmospheric soundscapes.”

Amen to that. Instant favorite for me.

 

May 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog, I recommend, Music|

Modded Game Boy DMG-01 Purple + Silver

This is one of my own modded Game Boys. It used to have a cyan blue screen but yesterday I decided to try out a silver screen that I had recently acquired. I also tried new off-white silicon buttons. It looks great I think, though I have still not decided if I like the feeling of the new buttons.

One of the things I have found when choosing color combinations for modded Game Boys is that it usually looks better if there is a high contrast between the color of the shell and the screen. Meaning if you choose a dark shell, use a lightly colored screen and vice versa.

May 4th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Gameboy, Retro|

I got a new job

Wow.. The last few weeks have been strange. Or maybe strange is not the right word here. They have been eventful, with the kind of events that are, if not life-changing but where they mark the start of something new. Positive things. New paths in the journey of life have opened up and I’m ready to go.

What I can tell you about right now is that I am ending my job as Senior UX Designer at Avensia. Starting Monday I will head the UX Team at Resurs Bank. I have been with Avensia for about two and a half years. It is a great company with lots of talents and successful projects. It really has been a pleasure and privilege working there, but now it is time for me to continue to the next level in my career.

To be continued.. :)

May 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog|

The Chemical Brothers are back!!

I haven’t listened to The Chemical Brother for a very long time. Saw them at the Sonar Festival a few years ago but apart from that I think I stopped following them somewhere around Push the Button in 2005. Don’t know why really, but I suspect I just grew tired of their sound at the time.

Fast forward a decade or so and their latest album No Geography is out.

I’m surprised to say it’s really really good. I like it a lot. Good tunes.

 

April 15th, 2019|Categories: Blog, I recommend, Music|

Game Boy DMG-01 Grey + Green, refurbished and modded

For close to one year now I have been refurbishing and modding old Game Boys. It started out as a fun project where I wanted to learn something new and test the limits of what was possible to do, without investing a lot of money or time. It has been fun but this Game Boy pictured above is likely one of the last I will do, if not the last one.

I’ve grown a bit tired on doing this and since it’s getting harder and harder to get hold of second hand Game Boys in Sweden that are in good enough shape to work on, now seems like a good time to move on to do something else on my spare time, like making more music again. Also my source for most of the spare parts are located in the UK, which as you may know are very likely to not be a part of the EU soon, meaning there will be extra costs for customs for everything ordered from there.

Anyway, so please enjoy this last or one of my last modded Game Boy DMG-01. It’s an original shell in great condition with new green plastic screen and see-through buttons. All the usual mods for greater image quality and sound. Perfect for the serious retro gamer or LSDJ / Nanoloop Chip musician. Available on Ebay as I’m writing this.

April 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Gameboy, Retro|