Tag: Finland

  • Kyrö Distillery

    Kyrö Distillery

    Friends from Finland shared this advert for Kyrö Distillery, a Finnish distillery, who gives us a master class at how to introduce the world to their unique line of products. If you’re going to introduce a new Malt Rye Dairy Cream Whiskey to the world, there’s only one way to do it. With a naked […]

  • #knittingteamfi

    I have a new appreciation for Team Finland. The Finnish coach is KNITTING at the top of the slopestyle course. Someone please find out what this man is making!!!#PyongChang2018 #snowboard pic.twitter.com/Nr87YBJ2lf — Shelby-Jai Flick (@ShelbyJaiFlick) February 10, 2018 Indeed! Team effort at its best! #knittingteamfi — Olympic Team Finland (@OlympicTeamFI) February 12, 2018 We are […]

  • Finnish YouTube

    Finnish YouTube

    Wanna see stuff getting crushed by hydraulic press? This is the right channel for you. That’s is the description for the Hydraulic Press Channel, a YouTube channel where they, uh, crush things. Tyler found this stuff. The channel has been around for a few years already and they even made a video for Obama’s White House. It’s nostalgic […]

  • Finnish Idioms

    Finnish Idioms

    While living in Finland, I learned of some of the Finnish idioms that give a wonderful glimpse into the Finnish mind & culture. Here are some of my favorites. juosten kustu translates literally as, “pissing while running” which, if you’re a man and have ever had to do this, results in a wavy line in […]

  • Leaving Finland

    Leaving Finland

    Tomorrow we leave Finland, our home for the last two years. It’s always bittersweet packing up, leaving behind an empty apartment, and closing the door on a phase of your life.  Today, on my last night, I am philosophical. To be honest, it was a bit rough and it’s probably best to reserve judgement on this […]

  • Mikael Granlund’s Amazing Hockey Goal

    Just in case you missed it. 19 year-old Mikael Granlund scored an amazing goal in last night’s hockey game putting Finland over Russia and into the Final. All eyes on Mikael and Finland in Sunday’s match against Sweden. Go Suomi! UPDATE: Finland wins! Helsinki celebrates!

  • It’s not that bad

    The inevitable layoffs announced today at Nokia (where I work) were not as bad as expected. The trick of how to keep the Symbian development teams churning away when you’ve already announced that you’ll be ramping it down was solved by shifting a block of 3,000 employees over to Accenture where they can continue to work […]

  • Eco-friendly module housing from Finland

    4Nature is a Finnish company that makes modular homes that are easy to construct, giving people in disaster zones long term shelter, getting them out of tents or other short term shelters. A 55-square meter house can be built by three people in 48 hours using simple tools without electricity. I met Mikael Arpiainen, the CEO […]

  • PowerKiss, Wireless Charging from Finland

    PowerKiss, Wireless Charging from Finland

    Wireless charging technology has been around since Nikola Tesla came up with the idea. In that sense, Finland startup PowerKiss is no different. Put the receiver (the Ring) into your phone and then place it on top of the power transmitter (the Heart) which is designed to be attached or built into furniture. But unlike Powermat, […]

  • Hakkapeliitta spirit

    During the Winter in Finland the ocean freezes over. Highways that normally twist around the lakes in the warmer months are re-routed to cut straight across, efficiently. GPS vendors offer Winter Packs to take advantage of these new routes, cutting Winter travel times considerably. But this is Finland. Not only do they keep driving at normal […]