East of the Sun, West of the Moon

2004/9/29

Deja vu

Filed under: Movies,News — Erwin @ 10:37 pm

Here I am, playing against Joe Random Opponent at one of the Go servers when, after some chatting back and forth he asks if I’ve heard about this new German movie, called Der Untergang. Not exactly your average Friday/Saturday evening entertainment material, eh? He agrees, but he wouldn’t mind if certain countrymen with shaved heads would go see it. Agreed, because it would be so nice if for once the world would learn from history. For once.

David & Goliath

Filed under: Humo(u)r,Software — Erwin @ 5:39 pm

Goliath would be Microsoft and while they won’t be hurt by the lost $1,050, eventually all these needles pricking them are going to have to hurt. Give it time…

I want to ride my bicycle!

Filed under: Family — Erwin @ 5:23 pm

A‘s bicycle’s saddle was falling apart. Instead of investing X amount of money and then later, when his current 2nd hand bicycle falls apart the rest of the way buy an entirely new one and leaving us with a useless extra saddle, we figured we’d buy him a new one now that just fits, and he could grow into it. An early birthday gift, so to speak.

That’s the theory, anyway. We bought a bicycle this afternoon that, at the store anyway, he could just about manage to get on, and ride fairly comfortable after that. Silly us. Once we got home, he had trouble getting on the thing and trouble getting off it without falling and hurting himself. Unhappy A.

So to solve this problem I decide to put the working saddle on the old bicycle. This greatly offends A, of course, and he now sounds like he thinks he’ll never get to use this new bicycle! But what can you do, he’ll be unhappy with the old one, and he’ll hurt himself with the new one, at least for another month or so. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that he’ll have grown enough before his birthday (which is in just over 2 months) so he won’t hold it against us if he still can’t ride it after it!

Good, or bad?

Filed under: News,Technology — Erwin @ 12:51 pm

AT&T Wireless are introducing this gadget. If you thought SMS was bad or at least mildly annoying, you’ll likely think this is worse. Probably the next item on blacklists of schools everywhere, after cellphones and chewing gum.

I’m going, I’m going

Filed under: Family — Erwin @ 8:10 am
Me: Why aren’t you guys leaving (said to the two kids sitting on their bicycles in the garage)
A: N keeps on not going!
N: A keeps on waiting!
Me: Erm, A, you’re standing in front of him, he’s not going because he can’t.

Kids & rationality, two words not often found in the same sentence, are they?

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