Friday, August 29, 2008

700 cats

And this lady is not crazy.
Visit the site Cat House on the Kings for more details.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

The new phone

Finally got a new phone, it has got a a high gadget-value. Nice. Will take a trip up North today so I can do some road testing.

Of coarse one of the first pictures I took with it was one of Jacques (there is also one of Cathy but I still have that only on my phone (which I could blog from, must try that too later)

Getting comfortable with the phone and trying to fix one (and only) drawback took me whole of yesterday. The drawback is that an incoming call somehow overrides a little tool called S2U2 (Slide to Unlock, a tool that unlocks the phone by sliding your finger over the screen) which results in picking up the call by trying to slide the phone out of its pouch. No solution found yet.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

If it is Thursday this must be Cophenhagen

Pictures will follow (only two or three) The work went well. An interesting and nice taxi driver who took me from the hotel to the office could speak Dutch, learned it from his ice-skating club; half of the members are Dutch, h4 showed me (on the map) an area close to Copenhagen where the streets have Dutch names (hmmm nice title for a song). I will need to do some research into that but not now as the aquavit is calling. I wanted to blog at least a little today because otherwise the title would have been: "If yesterday was Thursday, it must have been Copenhagen", which does not have the same ring as the current title.
Two other nice things:
Electronic Check in: when you get of the metro at the airport you can check in electronicly: type in your reservation number, verify an/or change your seat and your boarding pass is printed, on to security in two minutes.
The Metro in Copenhagen: the tracks are separated by a glass/seethrough walls and the metro stops excatly at the right place so two sets of sliding doors open up,it does wonders for the smell in the station and the mess on the tracks.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

The waddle

Apparently a group of penguins on land is called a waddle. I finished re-organizing my penguin collection. This collection is not really activly maintained. It consists of the first 100 Pelicans (at least that was my aim) and the first 1000 penguins (altwma). plus the odd Shakespeare, Poetry series, specials, guidebooks, children books and bits and pieces.
Collecting them require a lot of bookshop visiting, which I really don't do that much any more. You also need a good list of what you have, what needs to be replaced, I lost the list a few computers ago. I have read many of them and while shelving them I spotted a few of them worth a (re-)read.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Catnip

My colleague brought back some catnip from the states, this is one of the few cases where I agree with the American 'more is better'. The quality is very high too. Needless to say I have two very stoned cats now.

The sorting

When I moved in I only shelved my Penguin/Pelican collection, I had not felt the urge to put them in proper order so I started on a rainy evening, of which we had plenty this week. The Pelicans are done now, the Penguins are getting there.

The Bad Weather

This week we had some crazy weather, this was Thursday:

The lights went on at 10 o'clock, in the morning.

So I had to turn the lights on too. It looks like it is October, the same thing happened again at around four o'clock in the afternoon.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Friday, August 1, 2008

System Upgrade Update

the 500gb disk is working now, not quite sure why this happened, maybe because it did not have the standard partition table(it had a GPT table, whatever) after a bit of mucking around with it the machine booted with the disk attached. I think overwriting the beginning of the disk with dd did the trick.

my testing/develop version of my jukebox is also up and running again so we can start working again.