A few weeks ago a good friend called Clint visited Helsinki. I was excited. As I don’t often get visitors, I wanted to show off Helsinki's highlights and give him a taste of Finnish culture. I wanted ...Read more
Some people don't "get" skiing. I can see their point. On a bad day it seems like a lot of effort in order to slide down a hill slapping your backside on ice. One could save money and dignity by payi...Read more
There is no mistaking the sound of a breaking ice sheet. It starts as a deep creaking and crunching that fills your insides with adrenaline and dread. Then, while you are desperately scanning the ice...Read more
"It's stupid to open our Christmas presents today" I told Sanna, my Finnish girlfriend, on Christmas Eve. "Christmas is on Christmas Day. It's like suddenly deciding you can open your birthday present...Read more
There are some things in life that one cannot fully prepare for. We can do the research and study the facts, but even if we expect the worst some experiences will still be a shock to the system. Lik...Read more
"I just posted a blog interview with Sebastien, the guy who is responsible of the French translation of Xiha and the French moderation! See here: <a href="http://blog.transfluent.com/en/2012/08/30/the-story-of-sebastien-and-utopos" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" onmouseup="TrackLink( this );" class="classiclink">blog.transfluent.com/en/2012/0...-story-of-sebastien-and-utopos</a>"
I'm Jani, one of the founders of Xiha. I'm originally from Finland, but over the past ten years I've lived on three different continents so I guess I'm kind of a globe trotter or world citizen... Currently I live in Switzerland with my wife Wen, our toddler Fei and the lovely little princess Yuer.
When I'm not working on Xiha, I like to go out shooting photos. I'm armed with Canon 5D mark II and Leica M8. Prior to starting Xiha, I was a professional game programmer for over 15 years. I used to live in the US and work for EA and the legendary Westwood Studios in Las Vegas.
"If spring is just around the corner, can somebody, please, get Mother Nature to walk a little faster!"
I am confirmed optimist. And my age is only number; I belive that we are as young (or old), as we feel we are.
I am alone but not lonely. I’m single from my own free will: I haven’t enough time for everything and I don’t need anyone to point that out all the time. Still I’m sure that Mr. Right is in somewhere, but I’m not so sure, that I ever meet him in this life. While waiting, I will dedicate to my work and all my curious things.
"You see but your shadow when you turn your back to the sun" -Kahlil Gibran
I am the co-founder of Scred.com, a company helping groups and communities to manage their money. I am also a big fan of technology being the key to solving problems in our lives and the future, and enjoy sci-fi, avant garde music and fun, iconic cars. Read more