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Norwegian Fjord

Snow was still falling along the E8 in Northwestern Norway this weekend, and the view was incredible!











For links to the full sized pictures, just click the smaller images below.



Sunskim near Alta, Norway

The Swedish Trash Vacuuming Garbage Truck

This is by far, the coolest use for a vacuum cleaner I've ever seen! Tim 'Tool Time' Taylor would be green with envy. Here in Sweden, people don't take their trash to the curb anymore. That's very old school. Here... it gets sucked to the curb!

Meet the DISAB P210/9-1812.


This bad boy can produce up to -900 mbars of vacuum using 200 kW to service your trash disposal needs!

You simply put your trash in the handy indoor receptacle:


And... a few days later, a DISAB P210/9-1812 will literally suck it out of the building!



These guys are elusive. I spotted the first one two weeks ago, and even today, I could only get video of the hose retraction. Hopefully I'll get better footage soon!

Spring's Getting Here!

The weather's still trying to make up it's mind here in Stockholm. Last week there was snow on the ships in Ringvagen Chanel, but the sun was making its way back out by Saturday!

Nothing but the Sun

Face in the Sky Over Stockholm

Anybody else see anything odd here, (like an eye in the clouds above the buildings on the right)? Or do I just need more coffee this morning?