Category Archives: Archaeology

Cup It!

Discarded saucers, I salvaged three of them; they’re from the Swedish manufacturer Rörstrand and they should have been accompanied by matching cups, helas they were nowhere to be found.

As far as I know they’re from the sixties, well actually I happen to know that they’re from fourth quarter of 1963 from a series called Karavan (according to the stamps).

They were trow away as trash and belonged to someone at some time…, yet, just now they sit nicely together with the set of ant-zen coffee mugs/cups.

Hardware Failure

There’s a point in holding on the discarded stuff at times (or should that be always?).

The fan failed and by pure chance I had an exact spare tucked away.

And after replacement it runs perfectly! Live to fight another day!

The Ebony & Ivory Show

Those were the days.

Ebony or Ivory was late…

Then the bartender left and shortly thereafter Ebony or Ivory left too!

Leaving exactly one (1) individual at the venue, playing music.

It is by all accounts commonly known as the best set ever played – in the history of mankind!

Now, I do wonder why absolutely nothing was ever recorded, ever.

I mean during those eventful times; 15 odd years or so ago…

…perhaps you are looking for a 800 px version of the flyer? Please see here.

And if by any chance a larger version is wanted/required or an original please contact: wr@resurface.se.

– “U got’s to luve da Nokia-net (it’s a long story, per usual, anyhow “Nokia-net” equates to what is usually referred to as the Internet nowadays. You know for kids… computers n’ stuff)!”

La Cité V

Depicted?

It is at least a quarter of a block in the inner most city – at the very core of my city and that would be Stockholm.

Function? The sole function is to park auto carriages (cars) in the center of the city.

Mind you, this was engineered – to funnel traffic into the core of the city. That was the original idea.

Then shortly (a decade or so) after this feat was achieved the decision was made to reroute the traffic around the city instead (like in all European cities).

Yet, this plot is one of the most “valuable” and attractive in the entire city. I claim that it is simply a legacy of 50/60’s city planning.

Incidentally my farther was involved in similar projects in the very same time period that I’m referring to but in a place far, far away.

I’m a concrete “Brutalist” at heart architecturally speaking.

Meaning? I really like how this building portraits itself. By every section/floor, dominantly geometrical, it is a brutally beautiful building. La cité (in my mind) is a combination of functionality and aesthetics.

However, it is a parking lot, a building for stationary cars, the size of a quarter of a block in the very center of La cité?

And this one is not the only one. There are at least ten of them.

Document thoroughly and then re-build.

To view a part of the back of the building. Please see: La Cité II.

The Orphans

Who? The orphans? It is the most used computer and the last salvaged one.

They where both brutally discarded.

To the left (in the picture); my everyday companion and trustworthy HP ProBook 6475b indeed it is the same machine that has the unique feature of having the top grinned down to bear metal. Please see: Alu

The latest little newcomer is a rescued and precious MacBook Pro 13″ from the mid 2009’s that had also been brutally thrown away destined for destruction.

They are now both serviced, reformatted, fully functional and making good use in a warm and caring home.

UK Supremacy

Skynet + Stakka – Voyager – Audio Blueprint – 1998.

It was ruthless then and it is as ruthless today in a Decoder kind of style.

“- We be no takin’ any prisoners today” kind of style. My Lord, it is still completely uncompromising music right there.

It is the definition of “Tech” in a drum’n’bass context if you would happen to ask me.