WannaCry: Hacker attack without simile

Friday night it became known through the media that at least 99 countries and 57,000 businesses were affected by a data attack. These include hospitals and Norwegian businesses.

  • Flashback

    School Party 1990

    This flashback brings us back to 1990, when my class organized a school party at Åndalsnes Ungdomsskole.

  • Åsen Emergency Communication Center

    Doomsday Central – Åsen Emergency Communication Center

    Behind the locked steel door in a backyard at Torshov in Oslo you will find the emergency communication center. From this premises the telephone communication would be secured in event of war or enemy sabotage.

  • Travel

    Pictures from London

    The British capital is an exciting city to visit.

    With its location along the River Thames London has been an important city since it was founded by the Romans two millennia ago under the name Londinium.

  • Amateur Radio

    APRS tracking a scout adventure

    In the first week of June Fagerstrand Scouts went on this year’s adventure. During the week, we should build our own rafts and sail 100 km on the Swedish river Klarälven. All fleets were APRS tracked so that parents and others who would follow us could see our positions on the map.


23 June 2017
Today is this year's day number 173. We are in week 25, and have 192 days left of 2017.

At this day in history:
Midsummer, celebrated with burning fire.
47 BCCaesarion, pharaoh in Egypt was born.
1758Seven Years "War: In the Battle of Krefeld conquered Prussia over France.
1760Seven Years "War: In the Battle of Landshut was Prussia defeated by Austria.
1912Alan Turing, the British computer scientist was born.
1923George Russell, American jazz musician was born.
1940Stuart Sutcliffe, British painter and bassist of The Beatles from 1959 to 1961 (d. 1962) was born.
1972Zinedine Zidane, French footballer was born.
1976Patrick Vieira, French footballer was born.
1987Truls Mower Hagen, Norwegian footballer was born.

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Bletchley Park – where they broke the Enigma code

During the World War II Bletchley Park were the base for the British Secret Service code breakers.

School Party 1990

This flashback brings us back to 1990, when my class organized a school party at Åndalsnes Ungdomsskole.
Riksdagsbygningen i Berlin. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Ich bin ein Berliner…

We could not leave Berlin before we had looked around. So it was a bit short drive in the center and a little walking too.

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Foto: Pål Stagnes

Weekend trip to Copenhagen

27 July 2006

A little on impulse Ivan André and I traveled to Copenhagen, and we had a couple of great days in the King’s City.

Arbeit Macht Frei. Foto: Pål Stagnes


21 July 2005

“The one who does not remember history is bound to live through it again”
– George Santayana