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filling the void

Wednesday, April 19, 2006


I really should do this more often. It's not like I don't have the time or anything, I sit on my ass for most of the day, but there are some things you rarely get around to doing. Blogging, right now, is one of them.
I have all these little notes and alarms about things that I should have blogged about, but they have since gone from sensational news, to outdated information, so I'll just recap them here.

My thesis is done. I don't know if I've already written about this, but I'm fairly sure I haven't linked to it yet, so here it is:

Markus Jevring's Bachelors Thesis on Dependable Networks

Bam, how's that for official sounding!
I doubt any of you will read it, but now it'll atleast be indexed by google, in case some sorry soul should choose to write about the same subject.

I have a new car! This is more recent news, as I collected it from a dealer in western germany last monday. It's a beautiful little Mazda mx-5 (miata) 2001 sport. I have all these ideas about what kind of performance upgrades I want to give it, but as usual, I'm quite sure they'll remain pipedreams, as I am not made of money. The only more or less sure thing is an iPod interface, but that's more of a aural performance enhancement.

It's 11 years newer than my old one (also an mx-5, sold just 2 days before I picked this one up), and has 40 more hp in (what I think is) a 200kg heavier frame. I can feel the increased power, but it's still not where I would like it to be. If we didn't have such ridiculously high VAT, I would be fitting it with a BRP supercharger as we speak.

Lastly, I went to see Yoji Biomehanika play at GK on Thursday. I'd been looking forward to this gig for over a month, only to be severely dissapointed when the man from japan (ohh, rhyme) played some kind of techy house bullshit with no climaxes and waaaaaaaaaaaay too long buildups.
In short, it sucked ass, and my friend and I left a full hour before his set was over. I have listened to a couple of his other live sets, and they have almost all been absolutely great, so this night was nothing short of a full dissapointment.

How's that for cathing up (ketchup, get it?) with the news of the world this week.
At least the sun is shining, and the temperature is slowly creeping up. 12 degrees C out today, moderately cloudy. Just don't get stuck in a windy or shadowy place, or the snowman will eat your heart.
Aaaaanyway, later...

--Markus out