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Tue, 23 Aug 2011 16:30:13 Panther-kitten "Wolf-pup, wolf-pup! Wolf-pup!" 'Wolf-pup' she cried. A spirit made from atoms and flesh and blood called for me. "Wolf-pup!" I melted and thus became puddle. And this is how it went. Day in, and day out. "Wolf-pup!" and then puddle. A wolf-pup puddle. Much like the cycles of rain and river. < ... > one comment


Sun, 20 Mar 2011 19:35:53 Sour doh! You know: sour dough. That weird ooze that REAL BAKERS use in their bread to make it rise; instead of that newfangled yeast thing. Below my adventures with this fun substance, followed by an honest bread recipe for those that got hungry during their reading of the post. < ... > seven comments


Thu, 17 Feb 2011 03:59:25 Fading memories exposed. Too much bleach used. So people have been begging, clamouring for an update. Screamed they have, with burning tongues. Well ok then. Am sitting in Stuttgart right now. In an airport terminal. Waiting to board a plane to Barcelona. My carbon-footprint is so big that I am afraid it has squashed multiple of the smaller countries. How did it get this far? I dread to know. But I know. I know. But I'm trying my best to squash the memories. But then they explode and are exposed. It's too late. A lucid birds-eye over-fly view of the last half year, with all the really important bits left out: < ... > zero comments


Fri, 23 Jul 2010 05:11:27 My kindle for a turtle! I saw fishies! Big fishies, small fishies, round fishies and thin fishies. Them fishies were swimming in the water. Not flapping around on dry land on the tables of fish vendors who hack off their noses when they're still alive (trauma). No. These were fishies swimming in the DEEP BLUE SEA. < ... > two comments


Sat, 10 Jul 2010 08:34:47 A crack in paradise It is kinda a weird here in Kuala Lumpur. Weird because it's so normal. Time and space seem to have been stuffed in a big gelatin pudding. When you stick your finger in, things bobble a bit, but if you leave the pudding alone, everything is just kinda suspended in midair. < ... > two comments


Sat, 13 Mar 2010 15:31:44 Summer wonder camp It’s all twisted here mom! When I get out of the door, I look upon this huge, huge shopping mall. The personification of capitalism. It taunts me every time I step out. They let me go out. It whispers to me: Come inside, and I’ll swallow you whole. < ... > three comments


Sun, 21 Feb 2010 10:16:50 Sweating in Malaysia So made it back to Kathmandu alright. Caught up with friends, doing some part-time job in an air-conditioned building, getting food-poisoning. You know, the usual. The highlight of those weeks was the daily cycle-commuting routine to work. Through the oldish parts of town from Lainchour through Durbar Square and over the bridge. Dodging pedestrians and ramming the occasional bike. But although I sold my heart to Kathmandu and the lovely people within, I masochistically set out for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to do some telecom hacking with my friend Luke for a bit. < ... > two comments


Fri, 18 Dec 2009 10:39:13 A modern family First look at photo... This is how I sit here every night, in my Darjeeling hostel-room. Staring out into the black of night like a seaman's wife; a widow of the sea. Hoping to catch a glimpse of my coveted cdma telephone internet network. A blinking green light means a signal. A continuous green light means a connection. But my signal is always red.. < ... > five comments


Fri, 18 Dec 2009 10:32:49 The Rock Yea, so I'm lying in my bed, right. And I'm kinda contemplating. Got nothing to do really. It's a loadshedding free-zone over here. And it's loadshedding freezing. Once again I forgot to ask extra blankets. I'm afraid that when I breath upwards my breath will freeze and will attack me from above as ice shards; which is ridiculous of course. The cold has surpassed my gloomiest predictions. All my blankets and all my clothes can't make me warm again. < ... > three comments


Sat, 12 Dec 2009 06:20:57 Darjeeling jani ho! Am in Darjeeling right now. Just got myself settled after two days. The preamble to the trip there from Kathmandu was memorable. Just wrote a humongous rambling Facebook post about it to a friend of mine. If you like ramblings, read on: < ... > nine comments


Tue, 03 Feb 2009 03:17:17 the semicolon and I; past, present and future Yesterday I was rummaging to my bookshelf, filled with books of people long gone from here, looking for some excitement. Boy did I get it: Eats, shoots and leaves, by Lynne Truss. You native English speakers probably already heard of it. It's a book about punctuation; as in the stuff that is not letters or whites-space in a sentence. < ... > one comment


Mon, 02 Feb 2009 23:20:19 Custom activity-update howto After a discussion on #sugar, I noticed that setting up a custom update-mechanism for Activities/XO bundles on XO's is a bit of a lost art. I had to dig through the Sugar code a bit to get a clear understanding. I've updated the laptop.org wiki (see http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Software_updater), but it might be useful to give other deployments a heads-up on what's involved through this syndicated post. < ... > one comment


Mon, 26 Jan 2009 04:00:01 Twit As I reviewed the posts I made on this site, I found them a bit on the long side. They were very much against the grain of current internet practice. Internetters unfortunately have lost the power of concentration these days. It was different in my time you know! < ... > zero comments


Wed, 31 Dec 2008 02:32:35 Customizing the XO image Bryan asked to write something about the XO-customization build process for OLE Nepal. See this post as the second installment of the OLE Nepal deployment series. < ... > two comments


Tue, 23 Dec 2008 06:42:59 Shielding against fate As written before, at the moment we've got two pilot schools, fairly close to our office. We, them and the Department of Education are connected to eachother through a simple network. If something goes wrong software- or hardware-wise, or we need to upgrade XO's, it's fairly easy for us to come over and fix stuff on the same day. < ... > four comments


Tue, 23 Dec 2008 06:27:44 Deployment preparation So this summer we're gonna deploy a few thousand XO-s in around 15 schools, in around 5 districts in Nepal. How are we preparing for it? < ... > one comment


Sat, 13 Dec 2008 14:25:36 Moving along The path from the ring-road to my house is littered with speed bumps. It's ridiculous. There are nine of them all about 20 metres apart. And that's on a road that's really some sort of shopping street for the most part, and the road is to small to be able to drive fast in anyways. < ... > zero comments


Mon, 01 Dec 2008 11:44:24 Cheers to relief-aid Since I'm living here all by myself in my beautiful three-storey Bagdol abode, I've been looking around for a new place lately. Preferably with some other people, cause I don't really like to live alone. Yesterday I went to check out an apartment very close to my work. I would/will (I dunno yet) be living with two Australian girls from the Hash and so we talked a little the evening I was there. One of them is involved with the flooding that happened some months ago in the east of Nepal. She told one of those classic stories of social horrors that's hard to comprehend for us mere worker bees. < ... > zero comments


Thu, 27 Nov 2008 12:31:54 Boring work-description Well, you might not have suspected it from my blogposts of late, but I AM actually here in Nepal to work. Since I don't read much on the net about the inner workings of the XO deployments, I thought it would be nice to spend some brainpower and time on our rapidly expanding deployment-NGO-startup. Consider this an introductinary post. I'm a sucker for framing, so the following will perhaps be a bit to general for the acquired taste you undoubtedly have, but subsequent posts will bite more into the flesh. Is the plan... < ... > six comments


Thu, 30 Oct 2008 03:45:32 Taxi driver Yesterday I took a cab-ride out of my previous life. From the tourist district Thamel to my place in Bagdol, about 15 minutes away, but not before the driver delivered Anoek at her place in Leinchaur. Beforehand we haggled the price down to 250 rupies (100 rupies ≈ 1 euro). After the Anoek-drop-off, I got into somewhat of a surreal conversation. < ... > three comments


Wed, 29 Oct 2008 15:31:28 Hedonism As I'm writing this, I'm sipping on some rum and I'm smoking some cigarettes, alone in my house. I'm tired. My mind made this night the of the end of so many things, that I think I must have blown some symbol-repression fuse. < ... > seven comments


Sun, 19 Oct 2008 11:38:16 Hard science tells you like it is Any respectable blog has book recommendations. Or should have. This is a bold statement, I know, but someone has to make it. I won't defend it now. I might never. But this IS a respectable blog. No controversy in that statement. So where's the book review? Right under your noses. Read on brothers and sisters: < ... > zero comments


Tue, 16 Sep 2008 01:51:47 I can be a tourist too! I can! Really I can! I've been here since the end of February and I've been fighting tooth and nail against going on trips, seeing temples or doing anything smelling like fun, except for sports or going to the occasional party. God knows why. Or does he? Well, last weekend I did something wild: I actually did something! < ... > four comments


Wed, 03 Sep 2008 13:26:37 Bike Dev got a new cycle today. A crappy-cheap Chinese one, like me. And while the state of mine has stabalized a bit over the months, his problems are just starting. Now I don't want to piss over Chinese mountainbike makers, but in the 24 hours that Dev had his bike, he broke his back spoiler, and his bike stand became so loose, it moved to stand position while riding; which can have fatal consequences when taking the wrong turn. < ... > two comments


Wed, 23 Apr 2008 12:35:30 side-tracked Yet another year went by without me having a chance to go to the European Common Lisp Meeting. And I had so much hope for this year. Finally the stars seemed to have aligned themselves in a perfect constellation: Got that Lisp job? Check! Employer willing to pay your trip? Check! Got the money to pay for your own ticket if all goes awry? Check! < ... > four comments


Wed, 23 Apr 2008 04:19:29 Epaati: The Best Damn Educational Software for Nepal Ah, I can still remember the day we got the first computers in our school. Not just any school mind, but my school. And not just any of my schools, but my primary school. The school where even the lightest of impressions would burn into your naked soul until it hit the bone. < ... > zero comments


Fri, 04 Apr 2008 05:58:46 Hash trash 1534 (and an open letter to the GM) GM! Why has thou forsaken us? Hashes of late have been spiraling out of control! For all of mankind's clamors for democracy and mob rule, the hashes here in Kathmandu make it clear that the only thing we really need is an iron hand that smites us with insults if we forget our place. < ... > two comments


Sun, 23 Mar 2008 08:10:03 Holi .... (fill in the dots for a prize) My baby left me. There, I said it. Run dear reader, before this text will drown you in melancholia and the darkness will immerse you so definite you will die. My baby left me for a better future and I am stuck in the here and now, struggling with the consequences. < ... > zero comments


Tue, 04 Mar 2008 03:20:14 Power to the office clerk! As it is I’m working for Stix.to in Kathmandu. That is to say half my time goes to Stix.to and half my time goes to OLE Nepal, the local organization that is going to implement a computerized school program with the help of OLPC laptops. I’m working most of my time in the OLE Nepal office. < ... > three comments


Sun, 24 Feb 2008 13:32:07 Hash In Sweden I kinda stopped exercising. My biggest excuse was that all the people I knew were lazy bums. Which i still think is a fair point to make. Somehow I thought it would be different here in Kathmandu. It is different. < ... > six comments


Sun, 24 Feb 2008 08:49:20 Everyday life Since I so deftly sidestepped the proceedings of my arrival in the last post, we save ourselves from having to read boring subjects like the mad, mad, mad! driving behaviour of the local traffic participants and we can go straight to the description of the drudgery that is everyday life. < ... > six comments


Sun, 24 Feb 2008 08:45:24 To Kathmandu It's Sunday, the power is down, I've got a hangover, the sun is shining... What better time than this to writing down a summary of my Nepal adventures on my lovely XO (laptop). < ... > two comments


Tue, 18 Dec 2007 13:29:26 A Common Lisp web startup test-case, two years after the Reddit switch Memories, memories... Just a little bit longer than two years ago I had a plan to show that Common Lisp web programming wasn't such a disaster as the Reddit guys made it out to be. Never would I have imagined I'd be a paid Common Lisp web programmer working on a social networking site myself, two years later. < ... > twenty-five comments


Mon, 05 Nov 2007 04:51:25 Eval assembly Related to the last post, it was good for Armish (my arm assembler) to see some use. Fortunately the mnemonic to opcode encoding went flawless till now, that's such a drag to debug. But it got clear quite fast that it needed some variable support. So now expressions surrounded by emit-asm escape symbols that are not assembler related: < ... > zero comments


Sun, 04 Nov 2007 10:53:01 All the clichés apply Just finished some assembly string writing code and some skeleton setup routines for the Nintendo DS compiler, to get a bit into the assembly groove. It turned out to be both more easy and harder than I expected. < ... > three comments


Mon, 22 Oct 2007 06:22:32 Nazi's chased away from Eskilstuna square by teenagers Made an article for a paper i'm gonna write for. They probably won't use it. It's not really news in Sweden, and i'm not at all satisfied with it, but it was damn fun to be where the action was. Charges back and forth between nazi's and counter demonstrators, the healty amount of youngins that gathered and made fun of the nazi's. The wit of these youngins: "I will take that paper of yours and put it in your mamma's arse." It all sort of gets lost in these formal news writings: < ... > five comments


Mon, 22 Oct 2007 05:37:32 Keep 'em coming Ah, yet another braid for my zeno paradox collection. From a usenet post: < ... > two comments


Wed, 10 Oct 2007 19:32:52 Compiler dump It took a while, but finally I got working on my little Nintendo DS lisp dialect. At the end of the summer I read through all but the last few chapters of the excellent Lisp in Small Pieces and the Scheme compiling chapters of PAIP. Then I made the mistake of coding with the PAIP stuff still fresh in my mind. I ended up with the part which compiles lisp expressions to intermediate representation/pseudo opcode looking to much like the one in the aforementioned book. < ... > ten comments


Mon, 01 Oct 2007 19:34:13 Swallowed by the beast An update about me is in order perhaps. I know you guys and gals are updating this site daily, so it's only fair. Basically i've quit the bread smearing business. I dunno, it gets boring after a while. I met this guy building his site on Common Lisp (yes at a Lisp meeting, you don't meet these guys in the wild you know), and after some mailing back and fro, some meetings, some programming and some magic handwaving I now work for him. < ... > zero comments


Wed, 27 Jun 2007 18:30:26 Benelux Lisp Meeting There's a BeNeLux lisp meeting next sunday, in the Hague, the Netherlands. From the newsgroup post that flew by a few weeks ago: < ... > five comments


Fri, 22 Jun 2007 10:02:21 The swan-song of a would-be lisper or A working class hero was something to be There's not a friend in sight that doesn't know i like lisp programming. Most of those didn't really know what a programmer does exactly from the outset, but if i noticed that, i just shoved the two concepts in at the same time. By force. Time after time. < ... > eleven comments


Tue, 20 Mar 2007 14:37:24 snooze button This morning my alarm went off (at freakn 3 o'clock in the morning). I wanted to sleep a few minutes more, but it seemed to much trouble. I was convinced i had to recompile my snooze button if i'd have any chance of getting to work on time. < ... > three comments


Sun, 11 Mar 2007 11:50:24 For your assembling pleasure Finished writing and packing up the code for an Arm assembler and a Nintendo DS rom creator package, respectively called Armish and Liards. < ... > zero comments


Fri, 02 Mar 2007 10:26:05 projects Some projects i've been working on and which might be of use: < ... > four comments


Sun, 07 Jan 2007 16:55:55 They exist for real! On saturday I went to the first meeting of Stockholm Lispers! There were four of us drinking coffee and talking Lisp. I struggled through the whole thing in Swedish which proves that, contrary to popular belief, Lispers are among the most patient and generous of people. < ... > three comments


Sun, 17 Dec 2006 06:25:12 Lisp meeting in Stockholm Time: Saturday the sixth of January 2007, at one o'clock < ... > zero comments


Tue, 21 Nov 2006 08:01:07 Lisping fun with the Nintendo DS Well that's a little bugger. Its birth was quick (half a second) and it weighs 600 bytes. It doesn't do very much though. It just lies there in its twin infinite loop... But it's a start... < ... > thirteen comments


Sat, 07 Oct 2006 13:31:52 Reverse engineering the brain Departing Max Planck-director Pim Levelt was interviewed by the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad... < ... > four comments


Mon, 03 Jul 2006 12:52:17 CLtl2 review A few weeks ago i finished Common Lisp: The Language, Second Edition, by Guy L. Steele Jr.. It was one of the best books i have read in a while. I guess it's because i like reading VCR manuals, legal disclaimers and the like. Well, CLtl2 is the alpha and the omega of manuals. I really liked it. Not just because of its length (a thousand pages); there are manuals to be found that are a lot stiffer. But also because Steele has a very fluid writing style, the book is full of neat behind the scenes factoids and the second edition writings are clearly seperated from those of the first edition by a vertical line in the left margin. This makes for NEVER (almost) a boring moment. < ... > nineteen comments


Sun, 11 Jun 2006 15:29:55 Trickle-down politics Oh those silly conservative atheists. If you're a rich american, i can understand that you support Bush; you moral-less basterd!! But if you're poor, you've got a hell lot of explaining to do to yourself. < ... > zero comments


Tue, 09 May 2006 18:55:08 ucw news: ucw-boxset, intro colorized, ucw_ajax Marco Baringer wrapped ucw_dev and its dependencies in a daily updated tar. It should be fully self-contained. Just unpack it and load the start.lisp file. < ... > one comment


Sun, 30 Apr 2006 15:08:04 Ehh... what... I'm confused. I read through the startup school 2006 notes and there was an odd sentence there (at the bottom somewhere). It's not the first of april, though it's the first of may soon. A joke? Surely. The statement makes perfect sense though. Fact checking? Know your sources? No, that might ruin the fun. Besides, this is the internet: < ... > five comments


Wed, 12 Apr 2006 08:24:55 The other one No i'm not dead, i'm just extremely boring. To see how boring exactly, go to my other blog, which on some days enjoys 2000 times the visitorcount of this one (well, one day to be exact) and which got on the del.icio.us most popular list (for one day) not to mention the reddit popular list (two times). It makes daddy proud. And no, boasting is not a crime, it's just a really nasty character trait. < ... > fifteen comments


Wed, 12 Apr 2006 00:34:17 Let a thousand ucw-tutorials bloom Funny how things go in life. First you have no (written, more biggish) ucw tutorials and then you have two all of a sudden (had to work hard for that hook). And both were inspired by the same thread on c.l.l. i'm sure. I'm sure of the first one because he (Friedrich Dominicus) started the thread and i'm sure of the second one because it is me. < ... > three comments


Tue, 21 Feb 2006 17:21:51 The UCW school of hard knocks Sure you can learn lisp by starting with the language specification and working your way up from there but it is not exactly in your face is it. It's not of today. We who want to learn want to be sent home crying nowadays by panel of masochistic has beens. I feel that computerlanguage learning should keep up with this degrading trend if we want to have any chance of attracting the youngsters of today. That's why i want to show a route to lisp with a bit more streetcred. Enter the UCW school of hard knocks. < ... > eleven comments


Mon, 13 Feb 2006 07:29:33 Damned icy Swedish roads I broke my leg. Boring. I was biking from my work to home when i made a turn. I know, stupid maneuver. While falling my foot got caught somehow between ground and bike on the wrong side of my south-west axis seen from the crown of my head. The weight of the bike forced my foot backwards. I saw it happening. My foot was turned 180 degrees from it's rest position, relative to my leg. I gave a scream of irritation because i knew my snowboarding plans were over. As i was wondering if it would stay in that position it swirved back when it got some breathing space. Then it just layed there, looking slightly guilty. I could not help but hope that was the end of it and i could get on my bike. It was not to be. As i moved my leg i noticed my foot wanted to stay behind. Tissue and bone crunched in very uncharactaristic ways. I cried for help and three minutes later i was carried off by an ambulance. Seven hours later the doctors had already operated on me. < ... > twenty-six comments


Wed, 18 Jan 2006 15:01:32 European Common Lisp Meeting 2006 Yessiryyy!! Once again a Dutchman and a German are going to host a European Lisp Meeting, as if there was never a 1974 football world cup final. One might even claim they just don't care! I already spent the money i will earn this year so i for one sure won't go. Therefore i beg the powers that be (that would be you Lemmens and Weitz) to let there be a(n?) ECLM 2007. Oh, you lucky few... < ... > two comments


Mon, 16 Jan 2006 04:21:57 finger A few days ago a fried of mine drove his stationwagon up on the pavement and threatened to drive me over. I gave him the finger inside my glove, which gives a bit of a strange impression i guess, because the only thing he could see was a turned around hand. As he came alongside i could see his face. To my surprise the driver was not my friend but an unknown skinhead. I quickly walked away from the scene wondering how smart this specimin was and how he interpreted my glove. Two minutes later he honked as he zipped by from behind; middlefinger in the air. I was impressed with this kind of applied intelligence, in my opinion overlooked by observers of the species. < ... > eleven comments


Thu, 12 Jan 2006 03:48:59 Common-Lisp.net migrate-related downtime on the 14th Common-Lisp.net will be migrated to its new server on Saturday January 14th. I aim at starting the migration around 6PM EST and hopefully I'll be done by midnight; if there are any delays I will post about them where I posted this message ( gardeners mailing list - ed. ). Please plan accordingly, there will be no CVS, web, FTP, SSH or other access during this time period - for testing purposes I may turn these services on and off but please do not try to use them if you discover you can. Also please keep in mind that if the server is not reachable to you after midnight and I haven't posted about extensions your DNS server might now have gotten the updated record. Once complete I will make a post saying everything is ok. < ... > zero comments


Thu, 05 Jan 2006 12:53:11 How not to install UCW I figured the first step in conquering my targeted music site was setting up an identical environment and running a test program under UCW. This way the admin gets proof the environment is relatively stable and i can give him detailed instructions on how to install it. The next parts of this writing follow a rocky UCW install on a FreeBSD machine, with a bit of testing at the end. < ... > six comments


Fri, 16 Dec 2005 13:43:33 End of year work overview Again some talk about my work. I always thought talk about someone's work was really boring, but talking about your own work is actually quite fun. Furthermore i think my work is a bit special. Did i mention i got rehired again. Most of you know that about now i guess. Did i mention the girls i worked with when i got rehired are already fired? Confused? Just let me give you a nice soap-opera end of year overview of the hire-fire history at my work since i started working: < ... > eleven comments


Wed, 14 Dec 2005 06:05:28 Lisp on the move: the lisp gardeners project O.k., the Reddit affair hasn't exactly been that good for the promotion of lisp to the outside world; high on the Reddit list today was a link to yet another negative article on the subject, this time by an O'Reilly editor. BUT internally it seems to have been a catalyst for positive change: Opposed to popular belief there are actually still people that get into lisp and like it but in concurrence with popular belief there are quite some things about Common Lisp that need improvement. In the Lisp newsgroup the self-described newbie Brad Beveridge came up with the plan to tie the newbies to the lisp grunt work in a similar fasion to the linux janitors project. < ... > twenty comments


Mon, 12 Dec 2005 14:54:13 Technical plans I did a bit of looking around and came up with a combination of stuff i want to put on the server. Some things because they look practical and some because they sound very cool. The server is FreeBSD and I wanted to use SBCL as implementation but you know... no multithreading, so i'll go for CMUCL. As web framework i chose Uncommon Web. The idea of continuations seems so cool to me that any objections evaporate. I heard somebody say it's a bit to complicated for newbies to tackle, after which he revealed he himself learned lisp while learning UCW. Wrong tactics i would say. Now i see it as a challenge all of a sudden. Damn him. < ... > zero comments


Sat, 10 Dec 2005 09:02:34 intro Yes, another blog. Sorry for that. But i read a couple of negative articles concerning Lisp and then came the Reddit setback and i thought: "Damnit, it's time to fight back." Some guys i know have started a musician-friendly record label focussed on internet and i helped them a bit with their site, made in php. In the ensuing months they had quite some succes with their site and i discovered the wonders of Lisp. Now they want to add some features and i want to do them in my newly adopted language. < ... > four comments


Fri, 25 Nov 2005 16:15:17 R.I.P. This is a black day for sidetalking. Slashdot reports that Nokia has admitted the N-gage was a faillure and the mobile phone giant will not develop the platform further... Whatever that means. My treasured N-gage... Dear N-gage. Never was one of the technologies treasured by me so mocked as you. Never was one so misunderstood... or unpractical. Well at least you made your mark on the world. And you will live on in the hearts of all sidetalkers. < ... > one comment


Fri, 18 Nov 2005 07:11:55 M.I.A. My friends Alex and Fleur were gonna come over from Holland, yesterday evening. I was gonna get him with a Swedish friend of mine, Axell. Axell's own car broke down the day before that, due to a broken wheel-axel or lager or something. On the front... He was lucky that he was just parking his car and it didn't happen on the freeway. At freeway speed his car would probably have spiralled out of control and he would have suffered a horrible death. That experience caused him to be a bit worried when the backside of his mother's car made funny sounds and wobbles on the way to the airport... < ... > one comment


Fri, 28 Oct 2005 06:40:16 flu I've been struggeling with a particularly persistent cold since i got back from Holland over a month ago. My adopted hometown here in Sweden, Eskilstuna also had some problems in this area last week. I didn't know it at the time but my mother called from Portugal because she had seen the news on the Dutch tv. Finally Eskilstuna got the international attention it deserves. A rich past, a vibrating present. I ammongst many wondered why the world didn't catch on to the unique qualities of Eskilstuna sooner. But now i also knew the news: bird flu < ... > one comment


Fri, 28 Oct 2005 04:33:24 sleep We're going to grllfrnds fathers wife this evening, cause it's her birthday, but i have to get up early next morning. When could we come? Half past six. "Ok, i said." Even though i wanted to go to bed at five. Grrlfrnd talked it over with her a bit later: "...but he wants to go to bed at five". "At five? Oh i'm sorry i thought he would go to bed at eight. At what time does he have to get up?" "One" "What? Does he sleep eight hours? Whaaaaaaaa ha ha ha ha ha ha." < ... > seven comments


Fri, 14 Oct 2005 14:50:45 Nothing to see here, move along NIL < ... > zero comments


Sat, 10 Sep 2005 09:26:29 Bittersweet stories from eskilstuna: part two A friend of me and my grrlfrnd went to sign his retirement papers last week. I don't really know the process of signing retirement papers, and i heard this story from grllfrnd but it involves a lot of almost-pensioners to go to the factory where they work and let them sign the papers as one after the other is summoned into the office where the signing is taking place. < ... > seventeen comments


Sat, 10 Sep 2005 09:25:52 Bittersweet stories from eskilstuna: part one Grrlfrnd and me just completed a successful moving operation to an apartment a block from our old house. I was assigned a cleanup operation: returning the keys to one of those carts that you hang behind your car to the appropriate institution. < ... > two comments


Sat, 27 Aug 2005 17:00:54 lambda Got it yesterday from the good people at Amazon, and i've already got a headache. Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming: Case Studies in Common Lisp. Damn you have to have quite some confidence in yourself to come up with a title like that. And he has. look at this page, and then scroll down to the bottom. Mr pretty. Yes Google's director of search quality will be my yoda for the next couple of months. No social life for me, thank you very much. Give me mr ai and his lithhp book. The lord didn't give us closures, CLOS, full blown macro's and domain specific languages. John McCarthy did. Well... with some help of his army anyway. Go fish Agol derivatives!! < ... > five comments


Sat, 27 Aug 2005 16:26:45 well slap me Europe and call me eightties Well what have i hanging on my bike???!?!?!?! (dutch expression) For the last month i have been terrorised by this mobile phone commercial about some hairpermed eightties rockers thrashing various street objects and harrassing this guy who clearly didnt do anything wrong while screaming "breaking the chains, BREAKING THE CHAINS!!!!". The guy was just minding his buisiness walking the street, and rightly so this man got quite fed up with the asocial behaviour. So he bought their videoclip for his mobile phone, and the permed guys were never heard of again. < ... > zero comments


Sat, 27 Aug 2005 15:29:59 track you Ah the people of google are to kind to us. all these google map thingies to play with. Some people actually take the time to put them to good use. Like them who made this site. Tracks you Jaded Puppy visitors. Which should make for a really dull and predictable pinpointed world map. < ... > zero comments


Wed, 17 Aug 2005 08:22:06 net result of the hungerstrike I'm a bit late with this item, as i have been late with a lot of items lately. That's of course not a good thing for a graduated journalist. Ah well... < ... > four comments


Sat, 13 Aug 2005 13:48:04 no house In the evening of the sixth of august i was dead tired; emotionally drained. A week later it is still hard to think about that day without feeling the tears burning at the back of my eyes. It was the day a great hope died in me, it was the day i knew i would not live in a lovely Swedish red cabin. < ... > zero comments


Fri, 05 Aug 2005 12:58:49 this house! We just looked again at the murderously cute swedish cabin, and we are gonna given the owners an ultimatum!! Either they drop the price by 500 kroner on their already ridiculous low offer of 3500 kr (+- 350 eur) or they can move along!! So there! See who has the last laugh now!! < ... > ten comments


Thu, 04 Aug 2005 14:31:21 what house!? Strange times. Early in some morning i find myself in the studentroom of a metal/grunge type of guy. Two more guys are present and a girl and me. She has fallen asleep long ago although metal/grunge is hammering on her eardrum on louder than loud level, maybe because it has hammered on for some hours already. The neighbours don't complain either which is a bit strange considering it has gone on for hours. The guys are singing along on the top of their longs. Neighbours and girl are quite fine with this also. I don't always sing along cause 1. i don't know all the songs 2. i'm a bit shy. On the other side of town my girlfriend is going to bed. We went out together but somewhere along the line the group split up in girls and boys groups. While we were doing male-accepted karaoke, she was doing female-accepted karaoke (you know with white text turning red and all) untill she got to tired. < ... > zero comments


Mon, 25 Jul 2005 10:08:46 Hungerstrike for the Cuban five How many times haven't i seen or typed the sentence above in this exact or similar form in this or similar languages. This is because i am in the middle of a hungerstrike. Not mine, i am eating just fine. No but i help a bit on the side. Grllfrnds uncle is the masterbrain of this operation and hungerstriker at that. He does not hungerstrike alone; he hungerstrikes with a couple of other people. They mostly sit/ly/stand before or in a tent just on the other side of the fence that seperates a park from the parental home of uncle. < ... > seventeen comments


Wed, 20 Jul 2005 16:58:00 For a nordic future The streets of Eskilstuna are full of these kinds of pictures lately. They look very professional and point to a professional website with a professional magazine with nice colorpicutures, while nobody i talk to never ever heard of them. Where do these racists get their money from? Is it you? < ... > one comment


Fri, 15 Jul 2005 11:57:56 kallskänka outcast I listened to the radio while i biked home from work. The Swedish national radio station just started it's first episode of a radio play about Tummelisa, a little girl no bigger than a thumb. < ... > two comments


Fri, 08 Jul 2005 10:55:53 lilla sillen not overly well known swedish childrens song < ... > three comments


Wed, 15 Jun 2005 05:40:06 In Korea Jaded puppy has once again moved from his beloved Sweden, and resides for the moment in misty Seoul. It's actually quite like Sweden but the people talk funny and they are very weird. In a news-from-the-front kind of way i can tell you that the game kartrider is immensly popular in the internetcafe where i type this. < ... > five comments


Thu, 02 Jun 2005 07:04:44 Dutch no damn, that's irritating. I just watched a stuttering dutch news broadcast on the internet devoted to the dutch no to Europa. There our all-knowing leaders were clear about why the Dutch voted against: no trust in politics. The politicians stand to far from the people. The people are not ready yet for Europe. We are moving to fast for them. The people don't know why they should be for.. < ... > eight comments


Wed, 25 May 2005 12:34:45 J.P.'s book tip # 1 Well hello there. Welcome to the first part of our Red Series, here on jaded puppy where we will dive a bit into the socialist mindset. Me myself can't really escape the socialist mindset with all these nutcases around me, so i'm afraid i will drag you down with me for a bit. < ... > three comments


Sat, 16 Apr 2005 04:03:07 ten bloody days of nasty torture made it... made it to the other side. other side. other side. But i am tired... and afraid. For these ten days herald an infinity of days of nasty torture. At the end of which i will not be the boy i used to be. < ... > seventeen comments


Mon, 04 Apr 2005 08:53:30 nosejob end Finally we bring you the long awaited endpiece in our trilogy about the nose. In this shocking adventure we all have laughed together, we have cried together and we have sat a lot in silence together. But every journey has an end. We don't want to be glum, but even the galaxy is slowly ticking towards it's inevitable end. < ... > seventeen comments


Wed, 30 Mar 2005 07:14:43 Competition prize for knaks! Dog cheerfully ice-skating. Or as close as the dog allowed. See competition entry. < ... > two comments


Wed, 30 Mar 2005 07:06:19 Competition prize for muf! Dog washed, groomed and walked for more than an hour with bone. See competition entry. < ... > six comments


Fri, 25 Mar 2005 02:09:51 Where's my life So now i lost my life, and i have to find a new one. Going out in the night to, lets say, a pub has as of now become a no-no Nowadays i go to bed at seven. Not in the morning, but at the time normal people have their dinner. Normally I work ten days straight and have four days off before the new cycle of ten. Today i don't have to work because it's easter but i got out of bed at four, because tomorrow i have to work at three and i will get up at two. Got to maintain my rhythm. I can still remember the days that on a saturday i went to bed at six in the morning. < ... > three comments


Wed, 23 Mar 2005 12:09:43 Hail to the thief Bompalibompa ........ I stole a job in eskilstuna. Ssttt don't tell it's a secret. no it;s not a secret. but i sneeked it in.reeled it in. I got in trough the back door. I got it in my tiny claws and i will hide it somewhere where no-one will see. But i'll doubt that any swedish person will have it. Still i have to be wary of the other immigrants. They hunt too at night. Hunt to kill. But i will not let go so easily of my little job. < ... > two comments


Fri, 18 Mar 2005 10:39:27 the miraculous cancer man Yes i am yet again an immigrant in Sweden. And no, not everything has been pleasant in the fatherland. But it has not been all bad. One thing struck me especially in the low lands, and it has been marvelling me ever since: my father has curls. On his head. < ... > six comments


Thu, 10 Mar 2005 20:00:20 death of a grandfather I have been called back from my Swedish adventures. In the span of two months i have gone from a hundred to zero percent of grandfathers. The last one died in a hospital-bed in his own livingroom as i wrote this. < ... > two comments


Mon, 07 Mar 2005 18:41:36 learning Spanish The weekend before last weekend i was present at a meeting where the Cuban ambassador of Sweden spoke. Or is it the Swedish ambassador of Cuba? It's the guy from Cuba anyway, who wants to promote his country in Sweden. There are quite some pro Cuba guys and gals in Eskilstuna, and there are a fair amount of South Amarican refugies from the seventies here, and there is a fair bit of pro Cuba action going on here. I guess that's the reason why he paid a visit. < ... > five comments


Wed, 02 Mar 2005 14:14:52 pretty normal Yes they exist!! Woman on tv who are not pretty!! And i can see them every day here in Sweden. No pretty women being pretty and no smartly dressed men with huge jawbones being grave at my breakfast-table. < ... > two comments


Sun, 27 Feb 2005 15:16:26 game on There is a battle raging here in Eskilstuna. It's a battle for work, waged by a lonely puppy against all the companies in the area. It's a bitter and hard battle, and so far it has not gone good at all. For the puppy that is... < ... > thirteen comments


Sun, 27 Feb 2005 10:19:45 For the Marja's under us And other videogame-concious people < ... > four comments


Tue, 22 Feb 2005 18:27:41 on the weather Ok, i don't know why, but i have the feeling i need to talk about the weather. I detest talking about the weather but i feel an incredible urge. Perhaps it's safe to conclude that really conversation topics really own humans in stead of the other way around. So this is the weather-meme talking through me i guess. < ... > one comment


Fri, 18 Feb 2005 12:28:26 guess the head On a lighter note, we unveil here our yearly competition. Guess where the head is of the little doggie at the front. And finish this sentence: I like dogs because ... < ... > twenty-four comments


Fri, 18 Feb 2005 11:15:15 Vandalism in Eskilstuna out of control As graffiti is covering more and more walls it gets increasingly more difficult for the graffiti-sprayers to find free spots. < ... > zero comments


Wed, 16 Feb 2005 08:04:48 nosejob part two Well the nosebutcher did his job with grrlfrnds nose. It's swollen like hell, but you people that watch those way-beyond-horror-plastic-surgery programs would have suspected nothing else. < ... > seven comments


Sun, 13 Feb 2005 12:31:07 J.P.'s Food Tip #1: caramel out of a can Ingredients: For this you need 1 tin can of condensed milk, a pan, some water and a heating device (preferably one suited for cooking). < ... > six comments


Thu, 10 Feb 2005 15:44:32 Puppy - bureaucracy: 0 - 1 I don't have to remind the reader that government spells bureaucracy. The gloomy impersonal nature of it, on which u can get no grip, has been the subject of many a story. The most famous of course is, do i really have to remind u, 'the twelve tasks of Asterix'. In which one of his tasks in order to become a god is to get permit number A38. Well, i saw it as a kid and little did i know it is actually harder to accomplish stuff in Sweden. < ... > two comments


Wed, 09 Feb 2005 04:27:28 Nosejob Grrlfrnd just got the scare of her life... well a big scare anyway. She's getting a nosejob next tuesday. A medical one mind u, not a cosmetic one. < ... > ten comments


Tue, 08 Feb 2005 07:03:09 Anal-sex Yet another interesting day has passed in Sweden-land. Some doggie trouble involving the title of this post. Doggie Sprakkel is a bit sick u see. No, not in that sense. She has some kind of claw disease. So we have to give her medicine. This means i sort of hug her so she can't move an inch, while grrlfrnd forces her mouth open and puts a tablet deep down her throat. < ... > eight comments


Wed, 02 Feb 2005 13:20:14 Jag är hemma So here i am in Sweden, in the house of the devil-dog. Sprakkel is her name and as i came in, she had just eaten a little girl, as you can well see. < ... > zero comments


Sat, 29 Jan 2005 23:55:22 before the storm Well hi there! Whatcha doin? stupid question, forget that. Instead let me introduce the woman u have been staring at before u started to read this, or so has scientific research shown. < ... > six comments


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