Bilutleie-selskapet Hertz har i dag utstedt pressemelding om at selskapet ble valgt til å levere leiebilene ved innspillingen av Den 12. mann i Tromsø – og for produksjonsselskapets filmer de tre neste årene.

Vi venter i spenning på hvilke medier som velger å spre det glade budskapet.

Og husk:

Du skal ikke jage i hvileløs ring,
men lære deg elske de nære ting.

This may be your last chance to get in touch with an old “buddy”, as AOL’s Instant Messenger, launched in May 1997, shuts down for good next Friday, having served large portions of the Internet community for 20 years.

So in about a week’s time: Requiescat in pace, AIM.

Western Norway outraged by national press negligence during #Bergen2017

As per usual the public in the western parts of Norway is outraged by the capital city-based national press’s negligence during the 2017 road world championship in Bergen, leaving the coverage to the Bergen-based press.

As, of course, they should – after all, who better to do it?

Indeed, why would they possibly want the capital’s press to meddle in this?

This boils, when all is said and done, down to the good old inferiority complex we are left to endure on a daily basis.

Oh, and by the way:

Photo: Archive picture from the old dock – Bryggen – in Bergen (blogger’s photo).

Radio Tysnes International is live

About a week ago the local “radio station” RTI (Radio Tysnes Int’l) went live over at Anchor (make sure to find it at anchor.fm/radiotysnes), bringing news and events from the local Tysnes community, as well as Tysnesfest, to the world, in part also based on short snippets of news from local news sites Bladet Tysnes and Tysnesingen.

After a mere week in operation the station ranks among Anchor’s Top 500 internationally, attracting listeners from all over the world.

Also available as podcast

Today also saw the launch of the RTI podcast via several outlets:

There’s a Facebook page, too, should you be inclined to follow.

For yours truly this is a mere experiment, and an attempt at pitching in, as a concerned citizen, of course, even if concerns aren’t really called for.

Late edit:

A quick logo make-over yesterday yielded the following (Ssshhhhh, don’t tell the BBC!):

RTI – Radio Tysnes International

Hvil i fred, Steinar Mediaas

Først i går kveld ble jeg oppmerksom på at Steinar Mediaas er død, etter lang tids sykeleie.

Mitt eneste forhold til ham, var at jeg satte stor pris på den grundige og redelige journalistikken han serverte, både på radio og TV, og at jeg visste at han var den typen journalist jeg helst så at jeg selv var.

Og, selvfølgelig, at jeg var klar over at han var far til min gode venn Lars, hvis omgang jeg er henvist til å pleie ad sosiale medier, nå som jeg ikke lenger bebor hovedstaden. Mine tanker går til Lars og familien hans, som har mistet en fin far.

Vi andre har mistet en hedersmann og, i mitt tilfelle, et profesjonelt forbilde.

Steinar Mediaas ble 70 år.

Foto: Skjermdump fra NRK.

På høy tid at gamle Norge fikk litt oppmerksomhet.

Om ikke annet, så i den hjemlige pressen.

VG Spessial.

Memet for oven er naturligvis hjemmesnekret.

Same thing happens every time someone I know starts acting like a racist asshole in social media.

Unfriended on Facebook

I haven’t a clue what possessed me!

Rise and fall