NydTiden

NydTiden is a spare time project that I work on whenever I have the time and something interesting to say/write. In here I will post some of the projects I do and updates on what is going on around me.

Most of the posts will be plugged on Twitter, so go follow me there, to get all the updates:

On the site you will find many different posts and projects, ranging from short stories to crafting and programming.

You can see the different categories in the menu in the top of the page, to find what speaks to you.

Most of the posts will be my experience with the topic or project in question, but sometimes there might be guides or featured posts, with other formats.

It is important to note that the site is written by one person, and will always be the only one viewpoint. There is no claim that this site tells the truth, as it reflects the opinion of the author only.

The site may be updated regularly, but may also go stale at times. Check in once in a while, to see if anything new has popped up.

Me

My name is David and I’m 27 years old. I am a software developer, currently looking for work.

I graduated as a Computer Scientist from UCN in January 2017.

I spend a large part of my spare time on Scouting; mostly as a scout leader.
I enjoy working with the young scouts and teaching them new skills and values. I also spend some time planing courses and other scouting events, both in my local scout group and with others. 

Some of my other hobbies include working with paracord, outdoor activities, programming, bench watching Netflix/HBO and drinking craft beers. Most of these will also be reflected on this side, in various ways. 

My motivations to keep this site up and running are two main things:
Firstly to have a website, and manage that, because everyone should have a personal website, right?
Secondly to have a place to share all the projects and stuff that I do, because sharing is fun.

If you want to know more about me or the site, feel free to contact me on my contact page, where you can also find links to all my social media pages.

If you don’t know where to start, try your luck with a random post.

  • Python Tweet Bot
    A small Python application to do my tweeting for me.  (more…)
  • November 5th, 2017 – The First Entry

    Welcome to the not-so-daily blog. This is my attempt to make a blog with updates about my life. As the name suggests it is unlikely that I will make updates here every day, but a post a week or more should be realistic, I hope. (more…)

  • The Lego Project is Over

    About half a year ago, I started a large Lego project: to build all the Legos I own.

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  • January 21st, 2018 – Uncle Ove has passed away

    “Bare til info. Onkel Ove er død her til morgen.”

    This was the first line in a text message I got from my mother one Wednesday afternoon in January. In English, it reads: “Just for information. Uncle Ove has died this morning.” It was the message that my father’s uncle had passed away after a relatively short cancer illness. Ove was 81 years old and he has lived a great life with loads of friends and family. He got diagnosed with cancer in late November and shortly after was too sick to do anything. It went so fast. He was playing golf one Sunday; he did that a lot; and everything was fine. He was feeling great and had fun with his golfing friends. Less than one week later he was hospitalized and could barely do anything by himself. He was sent home shortly after though, as the doctors could do nothing to help him other than pain management. Yesterday, just under two months after his diagnosis, we were at his funeral.

    I don’t think he was ever scared of what was happening. He was always joking about everything and he always said he would be happy to make it to his early seventies. As mentioned he made it to eighty-one. Although it is sad that he is dead we can only be happy that it went so fast. He didn’t deserve a long painful sickness so it was good that it was over quickly.

    He wasn’t close family to me and I didn’t see him that often, so the lose didn’t affect me too much. To be honest I feel more of a general loss for the world that he is gone, more than a personal loss. He was such a party sparker every time we visited him or met him at birthday parties or family gatherings.

    Anyways we went to the funeral (My parents, my sister and I) to pay our respects to Ove and his family. My father lost an uncle so I guess he was hit harder than I was. It was an ok service, but the priest fumbled with her papers a few times and couldn’t find the right order of all the stuff she had to say. It seemed unprofessional and sloppy; and not good enough at a funeral.

    At the end of the service the coffin was carried out of the church to the hearse. Ove’s sons were carrying him out and saying their final goodbyes. The organ was playing “Om Lidt” a Danish song by folk musician, Kim Larsen. It hit me quite hard seeing Ove’s sons carrying him out. It got very real all of a sudden. What hit me harder was outside the church though. The coffin was in the hearse and people got roses to give to Ove when saying their goodbyes. At one point Ove’s granddaughter, I’m guessing she’s about eight or nine, went to give her rose and when she turned around I saw her face, just for a second. That was the hardest part about the whole service. That little girl, who I don’t even know. Because seeing her made me see Ove as more than just my father’s uncle. I knew he had an extended family but I never really thought about it until that moment, where I realized he has several siblings, children grandchildren and even some great-grandchildren. Realizing what they had all lost with his passing was harder than anything about that day. Ove dying out of my life I could handle, but there were so many more aspects to it all.

    And now it’s all over. Only a few months after I learned he was sick. I didn’t see him while he was sick, and it was a closed coffin service, so I haven’t actually seen Ove in a long time. That makes it a bit unreal to think that I never will. However, I am also happy that I didn’t see him when he was sick. I still only remember him as a healthy, happy, old man, joking, drinking and frying his famous Danish meatballs.

    May he rest in peace.