After over two weeks HTC Desire there can be no other conclusion. So why not entirely? First of all the battery is really rather pathetic; you have to be a configurational contortionist to squeeze out enough juice for an entire day. And secondly the power button is a design failure. It protrudes too far, causing [...]
There are things you don’t like to see in the movement of your watch…
We finally booked the hotels for our holiday yesterday: Hamburg, Lübeck, Büsum, Odense, Copenhagen and on the way back a stopover in Stade. We always wanted to see Hamburg and Copenhagen, Lübeck is reputed to be very pretty, Odense is nicely located between Büsum and Copenhagen and various sources say that Stade is very nice [...]
It was late yesterday, so I gave you only a photo. But we were there along the route. With a couple of neighbours, great fun. One neighbour had a flag, my beloved had made a nice “Viva Giro” sign, in case we’d be on TV, and another neighbour’s son even had a spray-can-horn. During 90 [...]
It says something about the quality of the Utrecht municipal sanitation department when only today, after a week of of strikes, I start seeing a difference to the normal situation.
Very occasionally I still get a little shock when I press Ctrl-Alt-Del.
Thanks to Johan Swarts
To our huge surprise the Dutch NOS Journaal 24 channel transmitted the entire funeral of president Kaczyński and his wife live. Afterwards we were left with one big question mark: where was Wałęsa? My beloved hadn’t seen him and neither did I. Not invited? Didn’t come? Both pretty improbable. We did miss the first half [...]
Very nicely made
At least if I’d had the inclination to click on ads.
Schnockeloch. Think about it. A fine word, is it not? It was the name of the restaurant on the corner of the street that housed our hotel in Strasbourg. The logo led us to believe it was the local dialect word for mosquito. That turned out to be wrong, but it’s a nice example of [...]
Discovery of the week!
It is Robbie Wessels
I already knew it but last Saturday it was confirmed again: drum solos are not for me. After ten seconds the drummer submerges into his own little world and the solo changes into a drum-set-falls-down-the-stairs effect which lasts for minutes and very quickly irritates me no end. During the Jan Garbarek concert at Vredenburg it [...]
And the my hard disk said “tilt!” and now I’m running Linux. Grrrrrr!
Update: And now the hard disk is back, I can start Windows again. But the hard disk monitor doesn’t see it. Suspicious.
We’ve been mirroring like this for two weeks and it really helps.
The first time I had to stop on hard shoulder (strange metallic sound near the right-side back wheel), the first time the road authority put the car, with us in it, on a tow truck, he first time we were parked illegally on a personnel parking spot at a filling station. The first thing I [...]
As wonderful as ever.
Высоцкий – Очи черные Погоня
In case you want to sing along:
Во хмелю слегка,
Лесом правил я.
Не устал пока,-
Пел за здравие.
А умел я петь
“Как любил я вас,
То плелись, то неслись, то трусили рысцой.
И болотную слизь конь швырял мне в лицо.
Только я проглочу вместе с грязью слюну,
Штоф у горла скручу – и опять [...]
Three films we watched last weekend, which get better the older the main characters are. But that could be coincidence of course.
1. The Men who Stare at Goats. Loosely linked scenes revolving around a basic idea, complete with a rather disappointing ending. Reasonably amusing, but seing it once will do.
2. It’s Complicated. This was actually [...]
How lovely, dear cabinet, that you have now delivered us to the blonde beast almost a year sooner. Couldn’t you have bungled on for nine months more? Lazy buggers!
Since today, Vienna can be admired in glorious 3D in Google Earth. Except for the spots that are important to us, they left those flat…
This is the ultimate summer bedroom gadget.
(Beware: death and doom!)
Dug out of the snow, propped up against its own leaves.
If you have just switched on Google Buzz, you might want to edit your profile. Because now suddenly your full name has become searchable and findable. I for one have unchecked the top box.
Quit Buzz completely? See here.