Wednesday, August 24

Are you being served?

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Monday I had a battery replaced for my Observer, since it was all dead. I went to the place I bought it from, because they are the official retailers of Suunto watches.

I gave the watch to a lady who looked at it and said that she had to let the guy at the back do it since it was not so easy to do. At that point my curiosity woke up. What was so complicated with it?

She went backstage and came back saying they could not guarantee that the watch would be water resistant after the battery change unless they send it for a pressure test. If they would go ahead and just replace the battery then it would be on my own risk.
I thought that was silly, since it says in the manual that you can change it yourself, no mention about any pressure tests.

I gave them ok and had it replaced anyway, because I thought they were just talking out of their asses.

Later I checked the Suunto website and there they talk about pressure testing, but that's with the diving gear. Mine is not a diving device. Observer, it said, is water resistant as long as you change the battery carefully and use the Battery Kit which includes a new O-ring and a new cover.

A new cover? I checked mine and it sure doesn't look like it's brand new unless the new ones come with all the shit in it - just like the old one was.

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I contacted Suunto about this, sending a question asking how the replacement has anything to do with pressure tests and also attached that same photo which you see here above wondering if I got what I was supposed to get meaning a new O-ring + cover.

So, in conclusion, I believe they just changed the battery and threw all the old shit in it. That's a no-no for an official retailer, they should only use original Suunto accessories.

We'll see what happens.

Vector at Wednesday, August 24, 2005

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Tuesday, August 23

Blogger add-on 2

270° 12' NET

Well, blogger add-on works almost perfect, only I have a little problem with some characters, which are turned into gibberish. I think I can solve that.
Anyway, publishing goes really fast, I thought. A lot faster than if you are logged in Blogger and publishing. That's good.

Vector at Tuesday, August 23, 2005

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Blogger Add-on

270° 08' NET

I’m trying out this blogger add-on for Word. Probably proves to be a handy thing even though I don’t post so much stuff. At least I don’t have to log in first just to post something and I can use all of the tools Word offers like spell checking, grammar check and so on. And you can save all your posts on your own computer for safekeeping. I think that is the best reason to use this add-on.

Vector at Tuesday, August 23, 2005

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Monday, August 22

Live and learn

310° 02' NET

If you ever have a need to take snapshots of your pet at home while airing out your private parts, it is wise to check out those reflections.

Now, I could crack a joke with this material, but - I'll let it slide.

Vector at Monday, August 22, 2005

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Saturday, August 20

Secret footage

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Concealed weapons.
Retro fitting with ideology of 'tail wagging the dog'.

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Only if your sails are made out of fire proof material.

Vector at Saturday, August 20, 2005

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Monday, August 15

Oops, I did it again!

302° 08' NET

Yes, change is life. New template, new ideas....well, new template at least.
It's not all 100% yet, some little things I still have to correct.

Anyway, it's a way to spend sunday inside when it's raining crazy.

Vector at Monday, August 15, 2005

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Thursday, August 11

My grandmom used to say...

241° 55' NET

Everybody knows that if you want to become good with something, you have to start when you are young and work hard on it.

Well, judging from this photo, these kids are the elite criminals of the future.

The one in the red sweater is probably going to be the coolest ganster of them all since he is fighting against the Establishment already with his selection of clothes.

Vector at Thursday, August 11, 2005

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Wednesday, August 10

De kracht van de...

265° 30' NET

This probably does not really mean anything to anyone else than Dutch people. I'll put it here anyway.


EDIT: Talpa goes Grrrr...

Vector at Wednesday, August 10, 2005

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Sunday, August 7

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

129° 48' NET

Ok, let's try again.

Shortly, it was not a great movie. It was fun(nish) at times, had some action in it and maybe most importantly Angelina Jolie was in it. Well, ok, Brad Pitt did his thing too but he is not my thing. Go figure...go.

Down Boy!

I recon you catch my drift.

Anyway, putting figures aside, the movie was not an exression of deep thoughts or struggle to understand the hardships and inner conflicts of hired murderers. Not that I was waiting it to be any of that. It's all about entertainment, not moral principles. And that's alright.
Also there is a chemistry between Brad and Angelina which works, at least for me, and that saves a lot of the whole movie.

The only thing which really visibly and story wise is missing is a proper, definite ending. IMDB has the explanation for it.

"The original ending featured villains played by Jacqueline Bisset and Terence Stamp. After this was dropped, a second ending was filmed with Angela Bassett and Keith David as the villains. This too was dropped when it was decided that the film did not need a final confrontation with the villains at all."
Wrong. I was watching the end of the movie, the last fighting scene and when that was over I thought 'ok, now they go after the real bad guys' - which they didn't. That made me feel like the movie did not have a closure. I hope they are not planning to make a sequel. Those rarely work because you need to have a strong story from which to work something new. I'm not sure Mr. and Mrs. Smith has that.

IMDB also reveals that there was a hot steamy sex scene in the movie, but it was cut off to get a PG-13 rating.

Damn kids! Nothing but trouble!!

More trivia about the movie in IMDB.

That's it. I hope Blogger won't eat this entry too.

Lovely Angelina Jolie

Had to put one more photo here. Who could blame me? Heh.

Vector at Sunday, August 07, 2005

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Thursday, August 4

Mr. and Mrs. Smith Tryout # 3

This f*cking Blogger just ate my entry about the movie! And it seems it's having a brain meltdown altogether.

I hope it gets a severe heartburn

Vector at Thursday, August 04, 2005

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Tuesday, August 2

War of the Worlds

298° 20' NET

Saw the movie and it was great until the last 5 minutes which was a really cheap, quick end. It felt almost like they run out of money and just had to finish the movie as fast as possible.

I'm not sure if I like Tom Cruise.

One movie I saw recently and liked a lot was of course Batman Begins. Christian Bale seems to be a very versatile actor. Also the selection of characters he has played is pretty interesting.

I think I like Christian Bale.

Now I go and get meself a cold beer.
I know I like that.

Vector at Tuesday, August 02, 2005

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Monday, August 1

Playstation Portable (PSP)

307° 01' NET

It is very simple. I want one - no, I need one!

Well...hmmm...of course I don't really need it, I'm sure my life does not depend on it. It's just one of those 'me-want' things. It's a cool gadget, plays music and movies, you can store stuff in it (photos) and you can even play with it.

The problem is that it's not available over here yet. Fortunately it is available for sale on the web. Price difference to US prices is not too big, only 17 €.
Now I just have to see if I really really need it since I could spend the money on many other desirable things. But that's how it is every time.

Still, it would be cool thingy...

Vector at Monday, August 01, 2005

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294° 17' NET

Is it Tux posing as a model for this men's smart clothing shop?

Could be. Tux is smart and stylish. Red tie. Nice.

Vector at Monday, August 01, 2005

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Ooh, me's a winner!

292° 25' NET

A year sure does go fast.

Vector at Monday, August 01, 2005

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