Some notes

Haha, a friend of mine asked whether I was smoking flowers when he first saw how my site looks now. 😀 Gotta take that as a compliment, despite I’m not smoking anything, hehe.

Anyway, in near future I’ll try to find some time to expand this new look to other pages on this site as well, primarily the other pages of my blog. It seems that I’ve accidentally created two different frontpages for the blog, so I’ll have to discard the other one anyway. And and, a link page is coming up as well. 🙂

Oh and need to close the comments for older posts. Spam is getting worse, again. So if you spot any ads about mature ladies or member enlargements here, please, PLEASE, send me an e-mail about them. Occasionally some of the spam comments avoid my attention and are left on the site, which is very unfortunate. Many of you visitors already come via google searching for disgusting things that do not actually reside here, because google’s crawler is faster than I am. 🙁

Re-design

I finally got around to do a bit of re-design on my web site. And look what that little spare time resulted in! I actually like the way this site looks now. Brown has become my colour, it seems, as my purchases lately seem to feature the colour: a brown leather jacket, brown trousers, brown leather shoes, a brown winter cap and a brown scarf, among other things. That list also manifests an increase in my cash flow…

Also, almost forgot to mention that there’s now a method of contacting me available on this website. I received some feedback through other channels that it’s hard to find my contact information on this site, so there it is, almost at the top of the right-hand menu bar! You’re welcome to give it a try.

Cat Exhibition @ Jyväskylä / Kissanäyttely Jyväskylässä

I’m helping out at a cat exhibition in Jyväskylä on 26th of September, so I’m posting this post to advertise that event, which is organized by Suomen Ragdollystävät-seura (The Finnish Ragdoll Fanciers’ Association). So, if you’re around in Jyväskylä at that time, please feel free to pay a visit. Here’s official announcement of the exhibition. Cheers. 🙂

[update] Och samma på finska: eli siis auttelen rotukissanäyttelyn järjestämisessä ja siksipä sitä on mukava mainostaakin. Näyttely pidetään Jyväskylän Valorinteessä 26.9.2004 ja siellä on ainakin paljon ragdolleja (söpöjä kuin mitkäkin pienet eläimet) ja sitten myös muita rotukissarotuja. Taustatekijänä on tuo yllämainittu ragdoll-yhdistys. Eikä maksa paljoo. Eli sinne kaikki käymään ja kissoja ihailemaan. Katso vielä tuo virallinen ilmoitus näyttelystä.

Another website created

I just published the local campaign page for the Leftist Alliance of Suonenjoki. And to be honest, this blog entry serves only to promote that site in search engines, which seem to rank my page quite well… That’s why I’ll link it in Finnish as well: Vasemmistoliiton Suonenjoen kunnallisjärjestö. Thank you for your attention. 🙂

Oh, and comments about that page are welcome.

Small happenings

I started studying again last week by doing Basics of Software Business at the Jyväskylä International Summer School. To celebrate that, I also bought a new laptop to replace the old piece of crap that I used to call a laptop. The new one is Amilo K7600 and despite the inadequate graphics chip, it runs pretty fine and looks good.

Now I’m looking at a pretty tight schedule, having to finish my bachelor’s thesis in a month or so, among other things I’ve to do. I just decided to skip the other summer school course, Mobile Software Products and Markets, because I felt I could spend that time a bit more productively… Wish me luck on that. 🙂

F*cking spammers

This site has been attacked with an overwhelming amount of comment spam in the past 24 hours. Therefore, until I find a suitable solution to this, commenting has been disabled. (Renamed the cgi file, so no one can comment on anything.)

By the way, I’m seeing ahead of me a future of deleting 431 comments one by one. Anyone got ideas of how to kill them more easily without killing the good comments while at it? Would appreciate. But now I’m seeing a delicious dinner being brought to me, so I’m starting to feel a little better…

Start of a promising day

This day started very much like any other day. I got up after noon, went to the loo, brushed my teeth, took a shower, got dressed, turned on my laptop… But this time the screen of my laptop remained black! The machine ran though, the power LED was on, I could hear the HDD making the usual noises, I could even blindly login and hear the Windows start sound from the speakers, but I just couldn’t get the screen live again, no matter what I tried. Nice indeed.

So, then I ate a raspberry yoghurt, put on my leather jacket and shoes and headed out towards the university computer lab (where I am now). On my way I bought a cup of coffee (black with no sugar, for £1) from the corner cafe near my flat. While sipping the coffee and walking ahead, I noticed that the shoelace of my right shoe had become untied, so I stopped and tried to tie it. It snapped. Wonderful indeed.

Now I’m sitting in the computer lab, being more amused rather than pissed off and wondering if there’s something wrong with me. I mean, most people would be quite pissed off at this point, I guess. Also, I wonder what’s gonna happen next… A day that started like this can’t be over yet.

EDIT: Some how the backlight of my laptop screen become turned off by default and some how I managed to fix that. Weird bug though, have to say. And bought new shoelaces for £1.40, so now I’m fine again. And nothing else happened. Although I shouldn’t have fixed the screen today, because that delivers direct damage to my exam preparation. 🙂

Local delicacy: Battered & deep fried Mars bar

[Picture: Not your ordinary Mars bar]
Here’s a local delicacy from Edinburgh, Scotland, a battered and deep fried Mars bar. The taste can be best described as too greasy and too sweet, and you’ll know after first one that you don’t need another one. In fame this piece doesn’t beat haggis as Scottish delicacy, but it’s worth trying out anyway, at least so you’re able to say that you could wolf it down without becoming sick. Some people I know can’t make that claim, hehe. Price ~£1 at various outlets in Edinburgh. (Click on image to take a closer look.)