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February 2009

Desperately seeking web host recommendations

If you’re the sort of person whose eyes glaze at the very mention of “disk space” and you’re positively snoring into your dinner at the thought of mySQL databases, you might want to stop reading now. Our apologies for the tedium … rest assured we’ll be back to our bubbly sparkling selves tomorrow [ahem]. Now, […] Read more

We, the brainwashed rabble of this land

A somewhat emaciated Central Bank director Davíd Oddsson showed up in Kastljós last night and proceeded to lash out against the rabble who keep trying to oust him from his position at the Central Bank. It was basically a 45-minute rant with the same old tobacco: he was “the only one” who tried to warn […] Read more

Nicelandic society is all-abuzz with the news that no-I-do-not-realize-I-have-overstayed-my-welcome Central Bank director Davíd Oddsson is set to appear on news programme Kastljós this evening. It bears mentioning that Doddsson rarely appears in the media unless a] it is a drottningaviðtal [queen-interview, aka he is alone so he can hold forth about himself at will] or […] Read more

Happy Cream Puff Day!

Today is bolludagur here in Niceland, or Cream Puff Day to all youze English speakers. [Actually bun or ball day would be more accurate, but it just doesn’t have that same ring, does it?] This is the day when Nicelanders eat cream puffs in copious amounts – and not only cream puffs but also balls […] Read more

“Another day, another scandal,” someone wrote in the comments the other day – and ain’t it the truth. A day hardly passes around here with some dirty deed being dredged up from the cesspool that is Iceland’s economic collapse. Today’s scandal is brought to you by an establishment close to the Nicelandic heart – the […] Read more

In which Árni Johnsen takes it like a man

Astute readers will have noted that our purported outage is taking a while to materialize. Those guys over at the new web host seem to be having some trouble getting their groove on and YT is starting to have doubts about whether this new arrangement will be any better than the last. [Gulp!] Meanwhile, remember […] Read more

It’s been a busy week here at the Weather Report. I’ve been struggling to meet deadlines on a daily basis and at times it has felt like all work and no play; that said, I did manage to get out to an Expats Pub Quiz last night at Cafe Cultura. The theme was the 1980s, […] Read more

The Department of Kroverload

I had every intention of attending the open citizen’s meeting in Háskólabíó last night, the one where members of the new government appeared before us commoners, and where the keynote speakers talked about a] our colossal debts and b] how the people with the offshore cash should cover the colossal debts. However, that was before […] Read more

Polly takes a bath

One member of the YT household that remains completely unruffled by the kreppa is Polly the cockatiel. For old Polly the day revolves around waking up, climbing onto the perch in her cage that allows her to access her food, dropping back down to the bottom and proceeding with the arduous task of trying to […] Read more

Ministering to the grass root

In the fourth in our series of interviews, we speak with entrepreneurial wunderkind Guðjón Már Guðjónsson. In 1990, at the age of 18, he established his first international software company, OZ Communications, a consumer mobile messaging solutions provider that was acquired by Nokia in November 2008. He is a founding partner of a number of […] Read more