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Seedcamp, Pirate Bay and Fred Durst

I'm fine with Sweden becoming a police state, as long as it's policegirls

I'm fine with Sweden becoming a police state, as long as it's policegirls

The last couple of days have been awesome in the wardrobe. Lots of late night coding sessions, lusty eye contacts and great feedback from people. Your contributions to our playlist has provided us with enormous amounts of energy. Project Goose looks fantastic. Really really awesome. Vastly superior to similar products. Heck of an app. Greatest love of all. La coupa de vida. Yeah, it really is the Ben Hur of apps.

So what else is going on and what’s up with that picture to the left? Well, Sweden is becoming a police state and we really hope they want an app to help them supress “folket” (usually fat guys with pimples and “moppemusch”). I think we could help them, since we are awesome and girls with gasmasks are awesome. Just look at them! A comment on the Pirate Bay vs. the Big, Greedy Corporations Trial might be in order. even thought they got convicted I think they will be freed or at least get a lesser verdict as they crawl upp the juridical stairs toward the highest court ( God!!). But if they still have to do some time in jail I hope they watch out, there are a lot of seeders in male prisons and it’s a tough time for a leecher.

Oh, speaking about seeding reminded me of something. We have been chosen as one of the finalists to Mini Seedcamp in Helsingborg! Next week we’ll take the RV south to showcase Project Goose and socialize with the elite. We are super excited about this, been looking at fellow finalists products and all we can say is awesooome and WTF?!?! Looking forward to this, but suddenly we only have a week to bring out the first version of Project Goose AND make a flashy powerpoint presentation with lots of animations.

In other news we still haven’t heard from Apple regarding Project Jester, seriously what’s up with that? Fred Durst would go nuts on Twitter if it happened to him. Post lots of TwitPic-links of knights, shoes and guys looking thirty years older than they are. Hope they will respond soon, since I don’t have a revolver and I’m not that keen on getting one.

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Dead or alive are currently rocking out in the wardrobe, just one of the fantastic bands that you have put on our Spotify playlist, thanks guys! Still no word from Apple regarding Jester. It’s pretty hard to make changes in order to get it approved if they won’t tell us what the “inappropriate violent content” is that is “in violation of Section 3.3.12 from the iPhone SDK Agreement”. Guess we have to wait and see. If they haven’t stated the exact contents before 2010, well I guess that’s when I reach for my revolver (awesome playlist girls).

ÖeG presents: Telia NetID fix for Mac OS X

Tl;dr version:

On Mac OS X running on Intel there’s a bug with the Firefox plugin for Telia’s e-legitimation. Shit freezes and you’re out in the cold. Or so it seems. But things are not always what they seem. So keep hitting each key in your passphrase, and after 10-20 keypresses the plugin registers the key, and you move on to the next. Weird as hell but it works. Brought to you by ÖeG. Buy our apps.

Original Post:

This entry was supposed to be posted months ago, back when it was the hottest thing around, but common life and professional laziness laid its ugly body between it and cyberspace. But today I decided to revive it, so I opened a beer and just went crazy. So here it comes ladies and gentlemen:

Since the day we started our business some people have been asking us questions such as “When is project Mustang coming out”, “What is this wardrobe thingy” and “Which Kent song describes ÖeG the best”. But instead of answering theses questions I will provide you with a quick and neat fix for using Telia NetID with Mac Os X. First a little bit of history,

First I was afraid I was petrified…

Yeah, true story boys ‘n girls. Me and my gutwrenchingly attractive wingman decided, a while back, to start up our own firm. Some people do things like that with the intent to conquer the world, get really really rich or attract a lot of good looking specimens of the opposite sex. I really would like to lie a little and say that our goal is bigger than that. It is to give the men and women (And, as our social skills evolve, also other animals. Both big and small ones) of our beautiful planet a better user experience when using their mobile appliances. Since me and Önders live in Sweden, you can’t just go out in the street, pull out one of those Dirty Harry-esque guns and declare “I’m Jonas, and from this day on I have my own firm!”. No no, as our society evolved from hunter-gatherers to become what it is today, it adopted bureaucracy. That means forms. Lots of forms. And a line where you have to sign your name. When starting a business in sweden you have to fill in some forms and send these by regular mail to two agencies, Bolagsverket and Skatteverket. Sounds quite simple, right? Well, ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to the World Wide Web. As mankind got more and more used to paying bills, booking flights and ordering late-night entertainment with just a couple of clicks on the Web, someone thought “Hey guys, maybe we should construct a way to identify ourselves online. We can call it Telia e-legitimation and come on boys, why don’t we make it run terrible on Mac OS while we are at it”. Thanks to this smart, but not so awesome guy, it is possible to sign contracts with your computer. Sounds absolutely fantastic, right? Wrong! Enter the fucked up world of fucked upness.

The Problem

First you have to download the program, and its plugins to all the various browsers that are out there….oh no, that’s right. It only works on IE and Firefox…. noo that’s right! It only works on IE and Firefox running in Windows! Isn’t that great? Hey, why would anyone else want to use it? Of course you are able to install it if you are running MacOS. It even let you install its Firefox plugin. But when you’re sitting by the computer with a big smile, and that crazy Glasvegas song (Stabbed) on highest volume, and decide that it’s time to sign a document you’ve been working on forever the god of awesomness turns into a fucktard. You’re not able to enter anything and firefox freezes like that guy from The day after tomorrow. Yep, Screwed is the name of you and your future. Or…? No, fuck no! Bang the drums and unzip that flight suit, ÖeG has the solution!

The Solution

A person with more time, talent and less beer would take som nifty screenshots to illustrate the solution, but that’s not the way I live my life. One of the best writers of modern poetry, mr Fred Durst, said it best back in the day when music still was cool “It’s a fucked up world, what a fucked up place, Everybody’s judged by their fucked up face” and this has nothing to do with our fix for the problem. Just general rambling and space whoring. So to give it to you the quick way: just type man! Hit those keys as if you are Muhammed Ali and they want to draft you to kill vietnamese babies. Oh, and you better be the Muhammed Ali of today, cause you have to press every key multiple times, until a small black dot appears in the field where your security code is required. There you have it. The badass ÖeG sewn fix is to hit each key until something happens, and then move on to the next one. This procedure may remind some sickos of group masturbation, but it works, oh fuckin a it does. I have no idea what I just wrote, and it doesn’t make any sense to me either, but I guess Önders will clean up this mess tonight. Until then you can ask questions in the comments, or not.Maybe it’s best not to do that. A picture would be nice now..

Oh, btw; we are still fawkin awesome.

ÖeG Kickoff Party

A few of you may already have heard, on Monday 22 December at 5 pm ÖeG will have its official inauguration party at our new offices (a.k.a. The Wardrobe) located in Jonas’s residence at Dr. Bex gata 13B in Göteborg. All our fans are of course welcome, please write something in the comments if you want to attend. And link to our blog and write about us on Twitter.

We will also use this event to try to raise some funds for our trip to Riga and the Barcamp Baltics in February. All we ask is that you bring one case of people’s beer, drink it all up and leave the refunds for us.

As it is a Monday it also coincides with our first real Champagne Monday. Depending on the mood we may have a big whiteboard brainstorming session with all the guests and maybe some drunk coding or other Web 2.0 related activities. Jonas has promised to provide some kind of cocktail snacks.

The dresscode is business casual. Please keep in mind pictures from the event will be featured on YouTube and all over Web 2.0 so try to not be ugly.

Past and Future

Oh man. With this post I’m going to kill some of the mystery. But it’s important to set the right expectations so for once I’m going to blog sober. What’s happening with Önders et Gonas?

Status Update

Jonas is stuck in southern France until mid-December, sipping rosé wine mixed with Fanta on the riviera. He’s writing a thesis, the final step on a long journey turning a boy into a man. Yes, Jonas is slowly becoming a working cog in the machinery of soulcrushing.

Anders is an independent consultant, doing some work here and there in order to pay the bills. I’ve been between projects for a few weeks but the next client project starts tomorrow. I have begun coding on the very anticipated ÖeG application codenamed Project Mustang but it’s unclear when it will be ready for release.

Teh plan

In Maslow’s hierarchy of needs you’d say we’re both crawling around on the two bottom levels (getting food, shelter and lots of sex). But, just like in Super Mario Bros 3, we’ve found a magic flute and are about to warp to the highest level (self-actualization). Come 2009, we’re building a wardrobe. A wardrobe with a whiteboard and beautifully designed computers where magic will happen. So our iPhone Killer App Development will not be going full-throttle until January.

Riches & Bitches

Some of you may think, what the fuck, these guys are on crack. And maybe we are? Regardless, how are we going to get stinking rich by creating useless applications selling for $0.99 on the frigging App Store? Well, we have been giving it a lot of thought. Mostly Jonas since he’s got a solid background in business. So we’ve found a lot of material around the intertubes that suggests that with some genious ideas and inspired execution, it’s possible.

Additionally, most of our planned applications are not useless. In fact, some wise man once said that the easiest way to charge people for your app is by showing them that they will save money using it. That way the puchase becomes a no-brainer. Spend X now, save X+Y later. Some of our apps are indeed designed to save money in different ways, mostly because we ourselves are cheap fucks and we know we’d use them. This in turn makes it possible to charge more than the established App Store lowest price of 99 cents (that’s 7 SEK in the Swedish App Store for our local readers).

We’ll continue to post about our big adventure but don’t expect any hot apps just yet. So keep checking the blaawgh and follow us on Twitter!

Sooo, girls and commies, time for an update!

You may wonder why, despite that the blog has been up and running for more than a week, no juice has been squeezed out of our wonderful closet. The answer is as simple to say as it is to write: we are doing some ass whooping and cutting edge programming for other companies, but soon dear friends there will come some excellent shit.

Even though we’re not neck deep in cocoa flavored milk, we are doing some hardcore brain storming, pushing the limits of the mind and ensuring that our products will make your post-LHC experience much less dystopic. The development of Mustang is well under way and soon we will rss-feed your ass with another big announcement. But until then I hope that you follow our tweets, cause even if you are just slightly mentally challenged there are some hints dropped there like an American f-bomb every bloody day.

Currently we are dislocated, me kicking the froggies in France and Anders trying to survive the crisis in Göteborg, but next month (December for you guys who read this before it was written or just googling around and finding an old post) there will be an awesome event with hugs, kisses and some wet horse blankets. Of course it will be an open event but BYOBFFS and try to dance the safety dance only. Oh yeah, remember to put a cap on that one-eyed alien. So to wrap it up, this was just me post whoring. 4-1 baby!

Humble Beginnings

Greetings.

With this post begins a new era in mobile computing. People will stop using their phones and start using the reality around them — brought to their fingertips by the creative geniuses known to man as Önders et Gonas. That’s French btw. We are currently in the initial stages of development and are polishing our masterplan to turn this planet into something that aliens would want to visit again. We will use this space to write about our upcoming applications for the iPhone and perhaps other devices, tales from the wardrobe (“Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the wardrobe!”) and anything that crosses our drunken minds.

À la prochaine!