Sigfrid Lundberg's Stuff

2022-12-02: The Copenhagen cholera epidemic 1853 in contemporary Danish newspaper prose: Some back-of-an-envelope calculations
Inspired by the fact that we were all hiding away from the Covid-19 2020 – 2021, I wanted to take a closer look at some other epidemic. My hope was to find patterns of change in lan- guage use mirroring sentiments and attitudes expressed in words, bigrams and trigrams and frequency distributions. I started to write this May 2020 and completed it about two years later.
Essays, Stories, Media, 2022

2022-11-22: Sex, death and sonnets
A note on how to analyse poetry encoded in Text Encoding Initiative XML
Literature, Poetry, Essays, 2022

2018-04-27: Between the market and the arts
A discussion of photography as an art form, and its relation to the art markets.
Art, Photography, Economics, Essays, 2014

2015-05-12: Vägmärken
Min Far fick Vägmärken i femtioårspresent för nästan exakt femtio år sedan. Jag läser den just nu, och har faktiskt följt mig av och till ett par år nu.
Religion, Essays, Spirituality, 2015

2015-04-06: Gonna make a sentimental journey to renew old memories
För trettiofem år sen reste vi till Grekland, Gertrud och jag. Vi var yngre då än vårt yngsta barn är nu. I veckan som gick återvände vi. Trettiofem år är lång tid, mer än halva mitt liv, om trettiofem år är vi sannolikt döda.
Souvenir, Photography, Essays, 2015

2015-03-22: Varför blir det såhär?
Hörde på nyheterna idag att USA nu är nästan självförsörjande på energi, och att det begåtts två nya mord i Biskopsgården.
Zeitgeist, Essays, 2015

2014-11-08: Camera Lucida and a tale of two mothers
I've read Roland Barthes' book Camera Lucida
Mothers, Photography, Essays, 2014

2014-10-27: I Rock & hatt
När jag ville ha jeans, långt hår och i övrigt se ut som en medlem av The Beatles, då såg min far ut nästan precis så här.
Ageing, Essayes, 2014

2014-10-21: Ack Sverige, Du Sköna
Nu har jag läst Wallins bok Ack Sverige, Du Sköna
Photography, Essays, Art, 2014

2014-09-03: Granite is hard
He sat on his knees and started to penetrate the tiles with hammer and chisel
Essays, Images, Photography, 2014

2010-11-28: On patience and bus stops
Waiting at a bus stop can learn us something significant about human nature
Essays, 2010

2010-04-20: Does hypertext promote extractive interaction rather than immersive?
Extractive and immersive are two forms of interactivity. This note claims that the digital library services have successfully implemented facilities for extractive media consumption but that it is very difficult to help users in the immersive pattern.
Essays, 2010

2010-04-05: George Smiley and libraries
I'm an ardent John le Carré reader. In particular I'm very fond of the books about George Smiley.
Essays, Music, language & literature, 2010

2010-03-09: Thinking when the spring is approaching
Winter is just the worst part of the year. Where approaching the end of it.
Essays, Images, 2010

2010-02-21: Podcast: Mor minns
Min mor har tre år kvar till 100. Jag menar att hon är en helt fantastisk kvinna, med ett knivskarpt intellekt. Hon fick aldrig gå mer än sju år i skolan som barn, men i 60-årsåldern tog hon i princip gymnasiekompetens. I denna serie läser hon dikter och berättar ur minnet eftersom hon är nästan blind.
Essays, 2010

2010-01-28: Reflections on a Library at Dusk
During my soon five years at The Royal Library, I've seen its exterior in all kinds of weather conditions. Here I give you some images showing the spectacular black granite fasade at dusk.
Essays, 2010

2009-12-10: On being an international commuter
The last four years I've spent more than two hours a day on trains. And usually, but not always less than three. Furthermore, I go from one nation to another and participate in the in the digital dissemination of cultural heritage of a country which isn't my own.
Essays, 2009

2009-09-05: Twelve weeks
It is twelve weeks since i refurbished and redecorated this site. It is time for an evaluation...
Essays, 2009

2009-08-26: What is a book, and does it matter?
Lorcan Dempsey of OCLC research, is involved in among lots of things, statistical analyses of media use. In that work they are forced to make operational definitions of the 'book'.
Essays, Media, 2009

2009-08-10: On Divorce and Unemployment Benefit Societies
Here I analyse of some data retrieved from Google Insight Search. This little study is inspired by the study performed by Hyunyoung Choi & Hal Varian, Google Research, were they were able to show that it is possible to make short-term forcasts of economic behavours using search statistics.
Essays, 2009

2009-07-13: The predator rests on its prey
I've seen this image before. An excavator has demolished a building, and has then proudly been parked on top of the remnants.
Essays, 2009

2009-06-28: Min mor
Min mor var 43 år gammal när hon födde mig 1956. Alltså föddes hon själv 1913, året innan första världskriget bröt ut. Nu är hon 96, och lever, som hon säger, på lånad tid. Tid, det är något som hon tar på största allvar. Vi talas vid per telefon varje dag. Hon ringer 20.10, nästan exakt. Det blir alltid ett trevligt samtal.
Essays, 2009


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My name is Sigfrid Lundberg. The stuff I publish here may, or may not, be of interest for anyone else.

On this site there is material on photography, music, literature and other stuff I enjoy in life. However, most of it is related to my profession as an Internet programmer and software developer within the area of digital libraries. I have been that at the Royal Danish Library, Copenhagen (Denmark) and, before that, Lund university library (Sweden).

The content here does not reflect the views of my employers. They are now all past employers, since I retired 1 May 2023.