About

I’m Oyvind Solstad (or Øyvind, but most alphabets don’t have an Ø on their keyboard).

This is my website for all things Mac and iPhone. I have used Macs since the Macintosh SE, and I’m currently on my 19th Mac, my third iPad sixth iPhone. I have administered Macs for office use, for sound processing and use in radio, and a large SAN for Final Cut Pro. I have attended WWDC twice, in 2007 and 2009 but not published any apps yet.

My personal website is at oyvindsolstad.com – and my daily work is as head of social media at VG – the biggest newspaper in Norway. You will find all my contact data at oyvindsolstad.com but there’s also a contact form here at brilliantdays.com.

My Twitter-nick is @oyvind (and also @osol if you speak Norwegian).

I live by the river and the forest in Oslo, Norway.

This site used to be my personal website until 2007, so there are quite a few articles from 2005-2007. I kept these but will mark them with a “warning” of some kind in the future. From 2009, the plan was to only write about Mac and iPhone here on brilliantdays.com. As you can see – that didn’t happen. I guess social media, work and life took it’s toll on this blog.

Why the name brilliantdays?

This is (a small part of) the lyrics of a song I can listen to a million times:

Brilliant days, wake up on brilliant days
Shadows of brilliant ways will change all the time
Memories, burning gold memories
Gold of day memories change me in these times

Somewhere there is some place, that one million eyes can’t see
And somewhere there is someone, who can see what I can see

Someone, somewhere in summertime

It’s “Someone somewhere in summertime” by Simple Minds, from the amazing album “New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)” (Buy from Amazon.com).

Some days are better than others. Some are even better than the good ones. And sometimes life is just brilliant.

  • http://homepage.mac.com/toddvasquez/apps Todd V

    Øyvind,

    You might be interested in reading the backstory here first:

    http://homepage.mac.com/toddvasquez/Ready-Set-Do!/RSD%20Backstory.html

    Sincerely,

    Todd V
    Ready-Set-Do! Creator

  • http://homepage.mac.com/toddvasquez/apps Todd V

    Øyvind,

    You might be interested in reading the backstory here first:

    http://homepage.mac.com/toddvasquez/Ready-Set-Do!/RSD%20Backstory.html

    Sincerely,

    Todd V
    Ready-Set-Do! Creator

  • doug

    Nice Work! I wanted to learn about and set up some SmartFolders on my Mac, so i did a Web search which led me to your tutorial. Just what i was looking for. –doug

  • doug

    Nice Work! I wanted to learn about and set up some SmartFolders on my Mac, so i did a Web search which led me to your tutorial. Just what i was looking for. –doug

  • http://www.brilliantdays.com Oyvind

    Thanks, Doug. Very kind. I’m glad that you found this useful!

  • http://www.brilliantdays.com Oyvind

    Thanks, Doug. Very kind. I’m glad that you found this useful!