Monthly Archives: September 2004

Wednesday, 22 September 2004

Fun with ferrofluids

Check out the cool things you can do with a nice strong magnet and a magnetic fluid.

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Mechanical Pong

Check out this mechanical Pong game. The video is pretty rad.

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Wednesday, 8 September 2004

Helsinki

So I’m in Helsinki now. I really like it so far. Even though I got attacked by a taxi this morning. While I was getting into the car the door swung back and hit me in the head. In fact it penned my head in between itself and the car’s roof. It hurt. Now I have a bit of a headache and chewing hurts a little. Oh well…

But the day got a lot better after the taxi incident. We had lunch at a very nice place down by the harbour. I had a plate full of whole prawns in garlic with a very delicious mayonnaise. It was very, very good if a bit of a hassle to peel all the prawns myself. I am now known as Shrimp Mass Murderer because most of the shrimps were carrying eggs. I can live with that though. Maybe I’ll avoid swimming in parts of the sea that has a large shrimp population for a while to avoid revenge ;)

Oh and it’s quite cold here, 10 - 12 °C. There’s some arctic weather front marching through here at the moment. But the sun is shining so it’s really not that bad…

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Tuesday, 7 September 2004

The small joys

My new job (well basically it’s my old job, just that I’m permanently employed now) has already started to bring me to places I’ve never been before. Since yesterday I have been in Brussels. Up until an hour ago I wasn’t very impressed. The tourist attractions are surrounded by an unbelievable amount of tourist traps of the worst sort. All the restaurants had people outside trying to lure you into their establishment. Since my colleague and I were unable to find a “normal” restaurant near our hotel we ended up eating at a McDonald’s. Imagine that: we were staying at the Hilton and eating at McD. Oh boy.

Anyway, for lunch we were taken to a sandwich place in a nice residential area and there I got an extremely tasty sandwich for a really good price (€2,60 for a foot-long sandwich). I’m not entirely sure about all the ingredients since the menu was in French but it was really, really good. Yum.

On that occasion I noticed again how bad my French has gotten. I think I will need to start spending my weekends in Paris at my dad’s place to give it a kick-start.

Tonight we will fly to Helsinki where we will stay for the rest of the week. We’ll see how that goes. At least I hear that all the taxis in Helsinki accept credit cards. So that’s a plus. Although I might go ahead and pay cash anyway to get precious Finnish Euro coins…

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