Enabling Chinese input in Ubuntu 11.10

I recently upgraded my Ubuntu 11.10 laptop Edenbeast with a complete reinstall of the operative system (renaming it Watcher after Agalloch’s ”The Watcher’s Monolith”), and thought I’d try to give it some Chinese input keyboard while I was at it. Turned out to be easier than I thought. Follow this easy guide and within five minutes […]

Starve like huge poodles free in the rain forest…

…and try to figure out why this has been my most visited post for quite a while now (even ahead of the startpage by 40 % or so). It may simply be the obscure reference in the header leading forth many Poe fans, but I can’t find a lot of her in the general Google […]

Amberian Dawn – The Clouds of Northland Thunder (2009)

Though an incredible jump from their 2008 debut River of Tuoni, The Clouds of Northland Thunder is still somewhat lost in the early days of the symphonic power metal act that is Amberian Dawn. Amberian Dawn makes good, unique power metal with symphonic influences in a genre that nowadays is all too dominated by Nightwish […]

Agalloch – Marrow of the Spirit (2010)

American black folk metal act Agalloch’s fourth studio album Marrow of the Spirit was released in October of 2010, perfectly before the winter season hit Sweden. And yes, the music fits perfectly with winter – this album is especially gloomy and filled with despair even in comparison to 2002’s The Mantle and 2006’s Ashes Against […]

Stratovarius – Elysium (2011)

Power metal pioneer Stratovarius’ twelth studio album Polaris basically shocked the fans in 2009, bringing forth a powerful line-up after the departure of long-time guitarist and composer Timo Tolkki, who left the band in a big feud in 2008. Polaris was a refreshing new album, stepping on new grounds of progressive metal and techno, and […]

Follow the evolution of my upcoming album

As some readers may know I like playing and composing music, mainly through keyboard, and I’ve released a number of demos through the music site Last.fm throughout the years, both as Hopes Were High (a now dead project turned band) and as Quispiam, my current solo project. With the upcoming Quispiam album ”As Autumn Leaves […]

Roland AX-Synth – ordered

So I have finally ordered a Roland AX-Synth! Apart from a continuum, this is my one instrument I need before I die. I have dreamed of it for so long, but just couldn’t afford it. And awesomeness isn’t enough to describe it. So I have finally ordered a Roland AX-Synth! Apart from a continuum, this […]


The last few days I’ve been running in and out of music stores looking for a new keyboard. I have got a really great one, a relatively new Yamaha PSR-S500, as it is, but for playing a lot of my music I need two keyboards at once. I was first thinking whether to buy a cheap one […]

Wish I Had an Angel and Bye Bye Beautiful part of a story?

Hint-hint! I don’t think you ought to read this journal unless you’re more or less all-knowing about the story of Tarja Turunen being kicked out of Nightwish in 2005, and their new singer Anette Olzon, who joined them in 2007. I know very well I’m a geek, so shut the fuck up about telling me. […]