Monday, September 27

Must be Jedi Rodney Rammer

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I always thought there is a deeper meaning with this 'lightsaber' thing...
"yeah, baby, just wait 'till I unleash my lightsaber"

Vector at Monday, September 27, 2004

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My Karma Report:

"Prestige and class distinction dominated your interests during past lives. You took on the role of protector and benevolent dictator in all your relationships."

Benevolent Dictator...I like that.

"Your involvement in any undertaking adopted a romantic or dramatic air. You took any slight against your work, family or possessions as a personal affront - with your pride, dignity and ego assaulted. Any person foolish enough to make such a slight would cease to be recognized."

Undertaking with a romantic air?? I also like 'ontoptaking' and 'behindtaking' aka 'doggytaking'.
I still get my pride, dignity and ego assaulted on a daily basis, so what's new.

I guess it will take still a couple of thousand lives for me to get it right...

Vector at Monday, September 27, 2004

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It does have a hard, thrusting sound into it:

Your Porn Star Name is: Rodney Rammer

Get your own Porn Star Name

Vector at Monday, September 27, 2004

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The criminal mind

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If I was having over 40 kg (88 lbs) of heroine in my booth, I would not drive 170 km/h (105 mph) on a high way with a 120 km/h (75 mph) speed limit. That would be the most stupid thing to do apart from driving with a flashy sign saying I've got 40 kg of heroine, come get me.

As always there is at least one who doesn't think it as a stupid stunt.

Every day you learn something new.

Vector at Monday, September 27, 2004

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Sunday, September 26

The Secret Life of Rummy

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Hey, who says that you can't kick back a little, relax, take a glass of beer and let your hair grow??
War is a serious business, so you have to balance it off.

V is for Victory....ah, yeah, only now it means "Two more pints!!"

Vector at Sunday, September 26, 2004

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Saturday, September 25

Food-Fu For Cats

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I am in a pet store. Cat has to eat. Comes a woman across talking to her kids while walking down the isle.
"No, that's the expensive brand, our cat doesn't need that."

I would not like to be that cat.

The cat food that stands in the supermarkets, is generally speaking low quality. If you want to feed your pet with commercial pet food, then pick the most expensive can or bag you can find. The chances are you'll get something which is made with a higher quality protein and grain.

I have cans from IAMS, a subsidiary of Procter & Gamble. Had also Hill's Science, part of Colgate-Palmolive. These are using better ingredients, but if you want to make sure you give the best for your pet, then you have to make it yourself.

For more info:

Animal Protection Institute

Vector at Saturday, September 25, 2004

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Thursday, September 23

Get an upgrade

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If you are a RPG player, you really need to wear this.

A note. RPG here doesn't mean rocket propelled nades.

Vector at Thursday, September 23, 2004

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I'm sick and tired

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Is the song I'd like to hear Sean Connery reciting...

Time for my medication.

Vector at Thursday, September 23, 2004

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Wednesday, September 22

Business is business

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Who is fishing for young men and women in this advertisement??

Sounds like a big international megacorporation...and it kind of is...

"Your future is in front of you, and there are a lot of decisions that have to be made.
Your future has already started. What you do with it is really up to you. Consider wisely, it’s your future.

The ***** is looking for young men and women who want to LEAD, who want to LEARN and who want to SUCCEED.

The ***** wants to help you meet your goals. If you are not sure of your goals, we can help develop them for you.

The *****’s educational paths are there to take advantage of, so you decide which path you want to follow. The ***** will help you physically and mentally achieve the correct path.

We offer so much more. The best thing we offer is financial aid to start you on your way. Depending on how you qualify, it can be financially rewarding.


It all starts with a simple phone call. The number given will answer some of your questions. Call it and see what your future has in store. There is no obligation to you.


Check it out. Notice the picture on the left and see what a difference it makes once you take your future in your own hands and become a learnful leader heading for success.

Anyone interested in the ugly end of the business can check this out. The current count is 109.

Vector at Wednesday, September 22, 2004

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The bottom line

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I just discovered that my bottom line is vertical.

Is that bad?

Vector at Wednesday, September 22, 2004

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Verbal abuse

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I was thinking.
If you want to verbally abuse someone, what is the best way to do that?

As Sir Elton John puts it, 'sorry seems to be the hardest word.'

I'd use that then.

Vector at Wednesday, September 22, 2004

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A Royal Party-Animal Ass

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They don't give any official reason for the divorce, but when thinking about the history of the party prince...

I think he is just out of his mind to divorce his gorgeous partner. But who knows, maybe she has the pants in the family and it's every day the same 'Joachim, take the garbage out! Joachim, do the laundry! Joachim, the floor is dirty, get the vacuum!"

You never know...but somehow I think it may have a little more to do with him than her.

Vector at Wednesday, September 22, 2004

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Tuesday, September 21

I don't get it?!

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According to this, the Dutch singles are not getting it on. Well, now you could push me over with a feather!

As I look around here, I am just thinking - what the hell can be so hard with it!!

Vector at Tuesday, September 21, 2004

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Going and going

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The Firefox browser Preview Release has had over 1 million downloads in less than 100 hours.
That's pretty darn well done I'd say.

Vector at Tuesday, September 21, 2004

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Yes, your honor. We have an eye witness...

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Imagine this. A bind man kills a deaf man.

Can happen.

Imagine this. A blind guy gets annoyed by the loud noise done by a stereoset owned by a deaf guy and goes to his appartment to settle the score.

Well, I can see (yeah) that the blind guy could find the place with the most noise and knock on the door, but how does the deaf guy hear him? And what the hell does a deaf guy do with stereos anyway?? (yeah, yeah light as alarm and music to feel the beat...but still)

Ok, so the blind guy gets the deaf guy at the door and then they have a fight over the issue and to make it more pressing, the blind guy had taken a kitchen knife with him. So, he puts it on the throat of the deaf'll see (yeah) where this is going?

I'm not talking about Daredevil here, so a blind guy and a knife is not the best possible combination. Anyway, the result is one dead deaf guy.

The blind guy has confessed that he did put the knife on the throat of the other guy put didn't do anything. He says the deaf guy's artificial leg started to wobble and he fell on to the knife by himself....well, how would he know that...'yes, your honor, we have an eye witness - only he has a slight problem with his vision...'

Do I hear someone laughing???

Vector at Tuesday, September 21, 2004

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Thursday, September 16

Wrist tops

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I have a weakness for watches. Don't ask why, I'm sure it has something to do with my childhood...

Anyway, I remember my first real watch was a TIMEX. I don't remember if my dad bought it for me or did I get it from someone else. All I remember are those letters on the watch face.

Then came the digital revolution and I had to get one of those cool new thingies. I think no one volunteered to buy me one, so I made a mail order. I think it was Casio, can't be sure though. It was shiny little thing and quite cool.

After that my memory kind of gets a little hazy, might be because of my 'studying' phase started and I had to fill my head with all kind of irrevelant information.

The next watch I remember clearly was a dual time thing, analog and digital mixed together. Only I don't remeber what brand it was, but that doesn't matter. It was a nice watch.

After that came Casio again, this time no digital shit, just hands and since I at one point had to crawl in weird places, it was waterproof until 100 m. Never got that deep though. It got a lot of punishment and my cat sliced the timering off, but the glass was always crystal clear.

Next one was Casio again - they make good watches - and I still have it in the drawer for emergency situations. It's digital, normal watch, nothing fancy about it.

At the moment I'm having two models from Suunto, which doesn't make watches - they make wrist top computers. I call it a watch anyway. So far I'm very happy with Suunto, they have a good consept and the product is first rate.

I'm still hooked on watches and I'm keeping my eyes open...maybe some day I'll catch a new model from someone else...probably...

Vector at Thursday, September 16, 2004

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Wednesday, September 15

Those damn Canadians!

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Well, no not really. The World Cup is over and as I said, it's the Canadian Team who won. The Finns didn't play their best hockey, but they had their chances. Team Canada deserved to win, and it really was a perfect finish for a perfect team. Martin Brodeur at the goal didn't make things any easier for the Finns.

I think this tournament showed very clearly that a great team needs a great goalie to get somewhere. Without any doubt, Martin Brodeur was the best of the best in this tournament. Kiprusoff was a bit under performing, and the defense had some troubles too. But anyway, a fitting end to the tournament

Vector at Wednesday, September 15, 2004

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Tuesday, September 14

Virus Blog

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F-Secure is keeping up a blog. The stuff comes from the labs, with screen shots and images of code. Might be interesting.
Also RSS feed is available.

Vector at Tuesday, September 14, 2004

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Monday, September 13

Sir Elton John

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I came across this blog which says that Sir Elton John is auctioning his stuff. He is not short of cash, but wants to sell some photos to diversify the collection. That already says, you are not low on funds! You have to be loaded to 'diversify' your collection.

Anyway, everytime I hear Sir Elton John singing one of his tender love songs, I can't help but thinking that - basically - he is always singing about a guy. That kind of kills it for me.

"And I can't explain
But there's something about the way you look tonight
Takes my breath away..."


Vector at Monday, September 13, 2004

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Attack from China

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Just a virus thing, variant of Mydoom.
If this is correct. Didn't see anything mentioned elsewhere.

Vector at Monday, September 13, 2004

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It's WinFun!!

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A deeeeeeep sigh...

It's kind of funny in a salt on open wounds kind of a way.

Picture # 1

Yes, it is enjoyable. My personal fav color is blue. That's why I just love Windows.

Picture # 2

Yes, it is ultimate safety, security and privacy. No doubt about that - if it doesn't work, nobody is going to crack it either.

Picture # 3

Ah, they speak in riddles...

Picture # 4

Oh, yeah. Up and running. Though first you really have to get up and running before you can start getting up and running with updates.

Picture # 5

Where is it? I want a copy too.

Picture # 6

Yeah, sure, my computer may be like a lightning and steady as a rock. I just wish my OS would match it.

Picture # 7

Does not compute. But it sure is pretty personal, only my closest neighbours hear about it time to time. Even though I have quite thick walls.

Vector at Monday, September 13, 2004

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Dutch police in action

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It seems they spoiled a plot for someone. I also see that we had a national security alert in July...only I don't remember anything like that. Maybe it was a silent alarm.

Vector at Monday, September 13, 2004

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Turkish - Dutch Connection

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Nope, nothing to do with French Connection. It's a new museum opening in Lisse, The Netherlands. If someone knows where Keukenhof is, Lisse is close to it.

I'm sure not everyone knows it, but originally tulips came to Holland from Turkey.

Vector at Monday, September 13, 2004

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Sunday, September 12

Blog digging

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Oh, shite! And I thought I'd make my first million before cristmas with this blogging thing. I guess it's back to work tomorrow.

Vector at Sunday, September 12, 2004

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191° 34' NET

What is that NET thing? Well, NET (New Earth Time) is a great way to sychronize the whole world under one logical timeframe. NET time is the same for everyone, doesn't matter in what time zone you are in. And since a NET day starts on longitude zero at Greenwich (England) it is also compatible with other time systems and our calendar.

You can also download NET clocks for your computer (Win/Mac) as well a cool java clock. You'll also see the very first real NET clock in pictures.

Vector at Sunday, September 12, 2004

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Anyone who is having problems with IE x.x should just leave it be and get Mozilla Firefox. Especially if you are a private user. This article gives some info about the whole project and Mozilla Foundation.

I have been using Firefox for a couple of moths now, full time, and it has only crashed or hanged four times. With IE that was happening maybe 2 -3 times per week.

It is true that with IE you get a match with all the websites around - at least the ones I have been using - but Firefox is not so much behind. I had to download a few plug-ins first, but since then I have had only two sites which didn't show me the whole content of the page (text was visible and readable) and only one page which didn't work at all (log in page of a school, not very important for me).
To get around these rare cases you can install a plug-in for Firefox which opens the page you want in IE. So far I have used that function a couple of times. None of these pages had anything important which I didn't see with Firefox, just some components on the page which didn't work.

For me Firefox is the browser, I'm happy with it and wouldn't want to go back to IE anymore. And I won't.

If you are frustrated with IE, give firefox a try. It might make you happy.

Vector at Sunday, September 12, 2004

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A Dream Final!

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What a game! Canada advances to the finals with a 4 - 3 overtime win over Czech. So, the dream final I was hoping for is going to happen!

Roberto Luongo was at the goal in this game, so I think that means Martin Brodeur is preparing for Tuesday. Well, Roberto Luongo is not a lousy goal, he was just great in the game against Czech, but if Brodeur is fit to play Tuesday, he will. And that's bad for Finns.

I have confidence in Finnish team, though I fear Canada might have a just a little more going for themselves. Like a huge crowd of supporters!

Anyway, I think it's going to be one fabulous game!

Vector at Sunday, September 12, 2004

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Yes, I am an authority in time travel!!

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Bloggers. Who really believes half what bloggers are saying? Are people really going to trust what they read from some blog??

I don't believe most of the stuff what I read from 'professional' and 'expert' sounding blogs, no matter what the subject is. Maybe I am stupid - fits my blog title - but I actually want to see some one giving their professional opinions in TV or in the papers where the legitimacy of their opinions can be backed up.

Vector at Sunday, September 12, 2004

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A weak excuse

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If you have a team of high school football players partying downstairs, I don't think you are going to have any sleep upstairs. Unless you are deaf.

Vector at Sunday, September 12, 2004

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Saturday, September 11


3 years ago a bad bad thing happened. No one can deny that.

However, it happened 3 years ago. It's turning in to something else than what it was originally, but hey, so what. It's not my business anyway, those who want to keep it up year after year after year can do so.

I don't know how a normal average american thinks the whole thing is viewed in Europe after 3 years. Maybe they think that a normal average european feels what they feel? Actually I don't know exactly what a normal average american feels about it either, but what I see in TV today doesn't correlate to what I see over here.

I have lost people who were close to me, family and friends, both naturally and not so naturally. What I'm saying is that 3 years is a long time - maybe the sorrow is harder to get by when it is collective in such a great scale. Don't know.

If it is only sorrow, that will eventually pass. If it is the feeling of getting surprised when not watching, wounded by an enemy, shame and revenge, then I'm afraid it is going to take a lot longer.

Vector at Saturday, September 11, 2004

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Oh yeah!

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It was a tight game, but Finland won over USA 2-1. That means they are going to face either Canada or Czech on Tuesday.

Martin Brodeurs injured wrist won't probably keep him away from the game against the Czech team, unless they want to keep him out and let it heal until Tuesday and the finals.

Yes, I believe the Canadian team is going to beat the Czechs. It may be a close call, but still. I would love to see the last game being played between Finland and Canada. So, my fingers are crossed.

Another thing, Chris Chelios played his last game for Team USA.
A big salute to the guy, he's one of the good ones.

Vector at Saturday, September 11, 2004

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Ivan on route

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Third one already! Stay informed by NOAA.

Vector at Saturday, September 11, 2004

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Thursday, September 9

Who is going to win the tournament?

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The World Cup. Who is going to win it? Well, I am of course for the Finns (have to first beat USA tomorrow, not easy), but I think Canada is going to pick up this trophy too.

Why? This article says it all.

Vector at Thursday, September 09, 2004

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USA hates nipples

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While thinking about how to fix my broken uranium centrifuge, I suddenly got this message in my head:
USA hates nipples.

Yes, CRT radiation is bad for your brains, kids.

Now that I think about it, the idea seems at least partly correct - in California they still tolerate them, but only the fit , tanned ones, the ones going to the gym.

Anyway, there has a lot of water gone under the bridge since The Incident - that terrible, horrifying moment in the global history - when the whole world saw the start of The Attack of The Nipples. It will be remembered and your kids are going to read about it in their history books.

Since that sad and evil moment, the world has changed for good. The freedom of the free output, the essence of the live feed, has been for ever damaged by the crusading nipples...those bastards! The liberty is at stake here!

To the arms, citizens! Be ever vigilant and look out for any suspicious activities which would possibly, maybe, probably somehow connect to The Attack of the Nipples! The chain is as strong as its weakest link and you don't want to be that weak bastard! You go home with nothing!

So far we have been lucky, no major incidents have happened- the sovereg...sovei...the US of A is still on top of things, but that is only because of our common efforts to keep nipples out of our lives - our way of life. We want to keep it that way. And we shall, you have our word on it.

Note - if by any chance you do see a nipple peaking in public places, you have to act quickly. Try to lure it out in an area where there are no other innocent people around (nipples are prone for public display, thus making the maximum damage when exposed) and when it doesn't expect it, leap and grab it. Tightly! This is a life and death situation! Then administrate a firm suck on the sucker and when it pops up, catch it with your fingers and TWIST the fuckers neck!

Stay alert, you may save the world.

Vector at Thursday, September 09, 2004

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Commercial Fun

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Sometimes I can't help but wonder what goes on in some add agencies. How do they come up with all this stuff?
I have a couple of examples.

Picture #1

Now, why would a teenager - a girl - go sit on a washing machine?? I have a theory.

Picture #2

I don't know about you, but to me it doesn't seem to be a good idea to promote a dryer with a picture of a kid in front of it. Might give some people weird ideas.

As I said, sometimes I just can't help but wonder.

Vector at Thursday, September 09, 2004

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Wednesday, September 8

Windows in Holland

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No, this is not about Microsoft. I really mean windows, just normal regular windows.

In Holland, they hate them! Well, at least they hate to keep them closed.
It's somekind of a ritual thing, or maybe it's in the genes, I don't know.

The thing is, these Dutch just love the fresh air, they can't get enough of it. It is The Key to your well being. Makes you strong and healthy and perky and happy. Fresh air. That's all....yup.

It is one of the most annoying things I have encountered here. Open windows. All the time, all around the year. No matter what the weather is outside "Oh, I'm so ready for bed. I'm dead tired. Say what, let's open the window, get some fresh air. It's good for you..." or "What a wonderful brisk morning, I know, let's open the window!" - - - - - - - ARGGGGGHHHHGHGHGHGHRRGHH-HH!!!!!


If it's so nice and refreshing, go outside to sleep! If it's so nice and wonderful, go outside to have your breakfast!

Sometimes I think the ideal dutch home would be one with only three walls. To get all that delicious fresh air in the house with ease.

PS. Where I'm living, the air first of all is not that 'fresh' to start with since there is a huge steel plant just a sniffs length away. So much for the freshness.

PPS. Another thing dutch people hate is radiators, you are not supposed to use them. They are just hanging on your wall so that you can hang your socks and underware to dry. But that's a subject for another time.

Vector at Wednesday, September 08, 2004

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Living costs

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This is something which makes me always grind my teeth. The cost of living.

Some background:
In The Netherlands it is impossible to get a place to stay. With this I mean rental places, you can always buy - if you can afford it.
Rental houses and flats are in two sectors, private and those distributed by kind of housing organisations. These organisations have huge waiting lists (unless your dad works for this organisation), it's not uncommon for you to wait for a place longer than 2 years. That's 2 y-e-a-r-s. And that's the lower limit, some have been waiting from 6 to 8 years.
It's kind of a long time to see if you can get something with all the necessary comforts.

So, this means a lot of people go buy or rent from private persons. That's what I did too. Even that is not so straight forward, because these private places also go very fast. Usually you have to know someone who knows someone who.... and so on. Anyway, once you have something, you probably stick with it, that may be the only chance you have in six months.

Sticking with it means that if the place is a mess, you learn like mess. I was kind of lucky, since the whole place got renovated. The renovation was for structures so I only got the space, which means I had to put the floor in and paint the walls. Also all kitchen appliences had to be bought.

At the moment I am paying 600 euros, that's about 730 US dollars per month for 65 sq.meters / ~77 sq. yards. That's only the rent. On top of that there is of course gas and electricity and water.

If I had a place from that organisation I'd be probably paying around 400 e for a similar set up.

Someone said once "shit happens". Well, it does.

Vector at Wednesday, September 08, 2004

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It worrrrrkks!! It's magic!! The day - or evening actually - seems better already.

Vector at Wednesday, September 08, 2004

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This is not a good day for blogging. Can't update my template, probably this note doesn't go through either...why the hell am I writing this then...

Vector at Wednesday, September 08, 2004

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Tuesday, September 7

Blasphemy! But I do it anyway

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Ex-dictator Song
Tune: Behind Blue Eyes

No one knows what it's like
To be the bad man
To be the Saddam
Behind the lines

And no one knows
What it's like to be hated
To be faded to telling only lies

No one knows what its like
To be mistreated, to be defeated
Behind the bars

No one know how to say
That they're sorry and don't worry
I'm not telling lies

No one knows what its like
To be the bad man,
to be the Saddam
Behind the bars.

Yeah I know, it sucks. Next!

A promotional song for The 12th Annual National XXX-Movie Awards of USA (held in Vancouver, BC)
Tune: Born in the U.S.A

Born down in a dead man's town
The first dick I took was not even so very hard
You end up like a dog that's been in heat too much
And you spend half your life just masturbating alot

Porn in the U.S.A.
I saw porn in the U.S.A.
I saw porn in the U.S.A.
Porn in the U.S.A.

Yeah, sucks. Next!

From The All New Catholic Church Family Song Book
featuring Michael Jackson and The Holy Virgin choir for boys.
Tune: My Girl

I've got sunshine on a cloudy day.
When it's cold outside I've got the month of May.
I guess you'd say
What can make me feel this way?
Michael (Michael, Michael)
Talkin' 'bout Michael (Michael).

I've got so many honeys the bees envy me.
I've got a sweeter thong than the chicks on the beach.
I guess you'd say
What can make me feel this way?
Michael (Michael, Michael)
Talkin' 'bout Michael (Michael).

Hey hey hey
Hey hey hey

I don't need no money, fortune, or fame.
I've got all the riches baby one man can claim.
I guess you'd say
What can make me feel this way?
Michael (Michael, Michael)
Talkin' 'bout Michael (Michael).

I've got sunshine on a cloudy day
With Michael.
I've even got the month of May
With Michael


Vector at Tuesday, September 07, 2004

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Well, I feel priviledged. I have the new Service Pack for XP and according to this article, fewer than 10 million people have received it.

Did I loose my soul now??

Vector at Tuesday, September 07, 2004

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What is that thing?

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For those wondering about that red thing moving back and forth...yes, Richard, I do read minds...

It is a genuine stupidity scanner....really.

Vector at Tuesday, September 07, 2004

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Monday, September 6

w00p w00p again

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Well, it was more tougher than I thought it would be, but Finland won over Germany 2 - 1.

So they are off to North America for the World Cup Hockey semifinals - and to make it clear to the occasional Dutch persons who might read this, it's ICE hockey, not that other one you understand as hockey.

Vector at Monday, September 06, 2004

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Swedes may be a bit thick, but not that thick!

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A guy gets a parking ticket. That's nothing, most of the driving people will get a ticket sooner or later.

Getting a ticket from another country may not be so common, but can happen if you travel by your own car/bike/etc.

Getting a ticket from another country while not being in that country, should be really rare case.


Apparently not. This Swedish guy got a ticket from England, but he hasn't been in the country in 16 years. And he is not the only Swede receiving surprise mail from the Euro Parking Collection, which insists that he has been parking his snowmobile illegally in Warwick on June 22 this summer...

I guess no one really checks those tickets sent abroad, if they were anyone with common sense would have been wondering how you end up in central England with your snowmobile in the middle of the summer anyway.

"All services are based on our powerful custom built database..." - yeah, I believe that!

Vector at Monday, September 06, 2004

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James likes it too

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Ah, it is good to see that New Zealand understands what a quality drink is. On-the-rocks, please!

Vector at Monday, September 06, 2004

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China grabs for a Penguin.

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Samsung's Linux OS phone is introduced to the Chinese market. I'm hoping that these models would also come over here. I have to get a new phone sometime in the near future and a nice Linux powered one would be interesting thing to try.

Vector at Monday, September 06, 2004

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Sunday, September 5

Microsoft has fears!

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Microsoft is actually complaining that 2005 could be a challenging year because Linux is stealing business!!
Holy Fuck!! STEALING!!!!

If I would be making a crappy product - crappy and over priced to be exact - which slowly turns customers away from me, I wouldn't have the nerve to call anyone who makes a better product a thief.

God dammit!!

Well, enough ranting, especially since the original article doesn't make accusations of stealing. It only appears in the article published on c|net

Anyway, I'm sure the guys and gals at Mickey Mouse Software are planning hard to somehow fuck up Linux as much as possible...behind the scenes...maybe have a couple of court cases appear...

Vector at Sunday, September 05, 2004

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The World rolls ahead, because it is heading downhill.

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I think Homo Sapiens is going to be responsible for the destruction of Earth long before the sun does it.

Unless we get hit by a meteorite or such first...which actually is probably going to happen earlier. So there is still hope for the nature.

Anyway, the article from New Scientist is worrying news to anybody with a sense of fear for unlimited stupidity of men.

Vector at Sunday, September 05, 2004

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It's a tie!

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World Cup of Hockey 2004, Finland - Sweden 4-4! W00t for that!!

That of course doesn't mean anything to anyone who doesn't follow ice hockey.
But to those who do.....w00t again!

Vector at Sunday, September 05, 2004

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Sunday! Oh, the misery!

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It is Sunday, the second most annoying day of the week. Sundays go too fast and I find myself thinking at least a couple of times per day about the following the most annoying day of the week - Monday.

Monday is the first day of the working week and in my case it condemns me in boredom for five days. Luckily, I have half of the day free, so the plunge into the swamp of endless labour is a little easier.

My favorite day is probably Friday (especially afternoon), since then I feel invincible. Nothing can put me down, because the weekend is just around the corner and I'm closing in fast.

I was born on Sunday, no wonder I am a little on the cynical side...


Vector at Sunday, September 05, 2004

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Where does the campaign funds come from?

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CNN reported on August 4, 2004:

Three bank robberies for Iowa town during Bush, Kerry visits.

I guess that sums it up, huh?

Vector at Sunday, September 05, 2004

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I have an Opinion!!

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We all have opinions and as most of us know, opinions are like assholes - everybody's got one...and usually it stinks unless it's your own.

That can be part of my disclaimer.


Vector at Sunday, September 05, 2004

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Saturday, September 4

Things I Know About Holland

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Some of the things I know about Holland aka The Netherlands

· It is flat.
· It is wet.
· It is windy.
· It is gay.
· It is high.

And maybe the mad hat maker works for the queen, in any case someone at the Royal Hat Department is seriously deranged.

Now, let´s look at those points one at a time:

It is flat.
It is. No way around it. Part of it is under the sea level...which is of course a splendid place to be - if you are a fish. Yeah, sure the inhabitable part of the land is not under water (and not all the uninhabitable parts are either, though maybe they should be), but I'd feel better myself if I was not living 5 meters/15 feet under sea level. Everybody says "it's nothing to worry about, the dams are holding the water..." and I go thinking about all the other things which were not worthy of worrying and everything was OK ... until the moment when everything got fucked up. Like Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Exxon Valdez etc. etc.
I think that people too often think something is secure, just because it has to be, otherwise there will be chaos. Well, it does not work that way.

It is wet.
It is. No way around it. Sometimes when you go out, grab your bike and hit the road, you immediately want to go back in and take a shower all dressed up and get soaking wet in few seconds instead of having to get damper and damper until you'll drip.
Usually when it rains and wind¹ blows full against me, it feels like I'm living in a huge wind tunnel which has a leaking water pipe. It's not very fun.
¹see windy.

It is windy.
It is. No, NO way around it! It's like an entity. An entity with a bad temper.
I have noticed that it doesn't really matter which way you are actually going, you'll always have the wind against you. Bullshit, you think... well, try to be clever and make a 180 turn in a roundabout heading back where you were coming from and guess what...the freaking wind is still trying to get under your eyelids! God Dammit!!
I used to like wind, you know, it's nice to have a cooling breeze in a hot summer afternoon or pull out your kite and take it to the skies or what ever...well, bullshit! That's what I think now!

It is gay.
Now, this you can understand in two different ways. Let me tell you, with gay I don't mean "merry or cheerful" though a gay can very easily be gay...that would make him a gay-gay (there are cancan-girls and there are gaygay-boys...hmmmm). No, I'm talking about one's sexual inclinations.
Amsterdam is the gay capital of Europe. I'm not saying that, people are. San Francisco is of course the gay capital of the whole world...not because it's bigger, only because it's in the States. Everything which is "The Best of the World" comes automatically from the States, no matter if it really is best of anything.
Anyway, being gay in Holland is nothing out of the ordinary.

It is high.
This is a little contradictory to the first point, but again, I am not talking about some hills in the east. I'm talking dope.
Drugs are not a problem in Holland...that's because they legalized them...HAHA. Get rid of the problem, make it legal!! Great attitude! Well, I have to say, only the soft drugs are pot. That's marijuana, if someone didn't get it, not a poopie (that's a nice word for shit) pot.
Anyway, this makes smoking a joint not a problem in here. And boy, have all those mainly american and british tourists noticed that!

So, soft drugs are alright, hard ones are not and that's fine with me. However, I still see news about drugs being found on someone or more likely in someone, usually coming from the Dutch colonies at the Caribbean. Those dimwits...either there is still a percentage which passes through the security and makes the whole thing a business action thus profitable, or then they just are too stupid to be for real...I mean, to first swallow those drug balls and then make the 10 hour flight or whatever it takes and not have a shit along the way, only to get arrested and someone's fingers up your ass...what's that all about?! Maybe someone at the airport has nice and tender fingers which gives a tingly me.

Those were the points, but I'm not finished yet.

It's also freaking cold in here! That's right, C-O-L-D! As in My-Balls-Are-Getting-Blue kinda cold.

Let me refine this whole thing. When people hear for the first (and the second and the third and...) time that I came from Finland, they make A Statement:"Ah, it is very cold in Finland!" - well, it is so, true...DURING THE WINTER!! Details, who needs details...
I try to make it clear that in a country with 4 real seasons in a year it is supposed to be a cold period once a year, also called "winter". But somehow, people think there is only summer and winter in Finland, 6 months each. Bullshit!

And when I explain that the summer period actually feels warmer than the same period in Holland, most of them say "oh, really, how interesting" while thinking to themselves "well, spank me pink and call me Daisy, that's the biggest load of bullmanure I've heard in a long time!!" - it is still true. The average temperatures are about the same, but the climate, the climate...that makes the difference.
Last summer in Holland (2003) was supposed to be the most warmest ever in so and so many years or decades...well, I was still making holes in my T-shirts...with my nipples!

To make it Official, take a look at this:

Average Temperatures and Seasons.

As regards temperature, Finland is more favoured than most countries in the same latitudes. Consequently, the difference in temperature between Finland and other countries between 60° and 70° N ranges from 2-4° C in January and 12-14°C in July. The Great Lakes of America, for example, have exactly the same mean temperature for the coldest months as Finland does. In July southern Finland is as warm as England, Holland and Belgium.

Owing to the dry climate, it always feels warmer than the thermometer indicates around the year. During the summer there is less rain than in the countries mentioned. Southern Finland enjoys actual sunshine for more than half the period. At Midsummer the sun is about half way between the zenith and the horizon at noon, passing across southern Finland for 19-20 hours, but never setting for days on end in northern Finland.

Lake and sea temperatures: The water in the lakes is rather warm in summer because they are shallow and broken up. To some extent this also applies to the sea. Thus in July the temperature of the water in the larger lakes is from 18° to 20°C in southern Finland and from 16° to 18°C in the north, while the smaller lakes are even warmer. Around the inner islands and the lakes in southern Finland the water is as warm as on the northern coast of Spain, and around the outer islands and in the lakes of northern Finland the same as on the coasts of Cornwall, Kent and Holland.

Wind conditions at sea: The mean wind velocity in summer is about 12 knots (Beaufort 4) during the day and about 8-10 knots (Beaufort 3) at night. Winds stronger than 22 knots (Beaufort 6) occur in 5 per cent of the whole summer time. (For the sake of comparison, the corresponding frequency is to 7-11 per cent in the North Sea.) In autumn the frequency is close on 20 per cent.

Spring: March-May
Summer: June-August
Autumn: September-November
Winter: December-February!!!


That's all I have to say about this the moment at least.


Vector at Saturday, September 04, 2004

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Things People Know About Holland

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Some of the things people know about Holland aka The Netherlands

· It is flat.
· It is wet.
· It is windy.
· It is gay.
· It is high.

And the mad hat maker works for the queen now.


Vector at Saturday, September 04, 2004

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Just an hour ago I finished watching The Passion of the Christ, a movie by Mel "Mad Max"/"Buttocks"/"Leathal Weapon"/"Braveheart"/"Patriot" Gibson. All that buzz about the movie made me think it would be even more violent than what it was. It is not so outrageously violent that you can't watch it.

The story in itself didn't have much flesh around it. If you don't have any idea what Bible is about, you better pass this one. I guess the target audience is that +30% of the world who call themselves Christians. Well, you could do worst. The movie has been a hit as I understand.

The movie is also a description of the methods used during those times to punish criminals and such. The scene where Pharisees demand that Jesus has to be sentenced to death made me think that he was considered as an ideological terrorist. O, irony...


Vector at Saturday, September 04, 2004

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I did a personality test a couple of days ago. Turns out that I am a resolver. Only the results didn't match 100% so I did another one choosing a different answer in one category (since both of the options were something I would do). This time I was told I am a realist. Only not all the points clicked here either.
I guess I am something from between.

I don't know how accurate these test are...maybe they are - hmmm - I don't know...stupid? In which case it fits here: What am I like.

PS. It's comforting to know that under extreme stress I could be prone to inappropriate, tearful outbursts.


Vector at Saturday, September 04, 2004

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Evolution & Future

Have you noticed how everything in this world just keeps getting better and better. For example: dishwashing detergent. Not only does it take the stuff off your plates, it also takes care of your hands and smells nice. Moreover, it keeps getting better and better! With only one drop, you can wash more and more filthy dishes. If you ever thought about getting off the hook when it is your turn to do the dishes, and there is only the smell left in the bottle, you'd better think again. Even with that smell, you can do dishes six times over. I'm sure in couple of years, it is enough to just keep the bottle open at the kitchen counter and pass the dishes over it. Clean as a fiddle.

Other example would be deodorants; at the moment we are only protected 24 hours a day. Soon however we will get better protection…once a month a short spray under other arm and you'll be good. This makes me think about all those smelly people you will encounter outside. Don't they use any deodorant at all? How is it possible in these modern times of full time, smell-proof, under arm protection that someone stinks? Are these people some kind of radical protestors, like pantomimic anarchists?

These things are worthy of thinking….don't you think?


Vector at Saturday, September 04, 2004

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Family Ties & Competition

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I may live in The Netherlands, but I'm not a native. The country I originate from has some national oddities like a number of weird competitions. Sitting on an anthill - voluntarily - is not considered in most countries as something a sound minded man would do. Or getting in a tiny room of 130 degrees Celsius and staying in there, throwing water on hot stones until your back is full of water blisters the size of you fist or until the other stupid ass gets out first. Nope, these things would not gain popularity elsewhere.

Also, we have a wife carrying competition, even some foreign people have heard about that, and competed in it and won. After this form of having fun with your family, came Hubby Dragging, though not so well known as Wife Carrying. Principle is the same; tools for the competition come from your family - the lighter the better.

I have thought about these competitions and it has dawn to me that the next logical step would be "Sling the Kid" and "Push the Mother-in-Law". With kids there should be age limits as in regular sports events, for example age groups 5, 8 and 10. Older than that would probably make the competition end up in know teenagers, never do what you say. Even older, and they would be slinging the slingers, "up yours, old man!"

Push The M-i-L would be more easier. It should be organized, to make it a real cliffhanger, at some suitable natural the edge of Grand Canyon for example. If that makes it too difficult to organize, any hole in a ground will do. Like dried up well or a mine shaft. A deep one.

Setting up competitions which are dependent on your family members is totally up to your own imagination. The bigger the family, the more options.

This really would give a new meaning for all those "family-get-togethers".


Vector at Saturday, September 04, 2004

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