I’ve been playing with this new toy for a week now. I’m actually quite impressed. The promised features are there – 802.11b WLAN, GPRS/EDGE, new PC Suite, Symbian 7 (S80 DP2.0) with MIDP Java, 80BM RAM, 128MB MMC included… But no WCDMA though. I was surprised how well the WLAN support works. The phone allows […]
Finally finished this little book (Finnish translation) which is supposed to be an introduction to Nietzsche’s philosophy. I honestly found it the most boring book ever, mostly because it’s just an incoherent stream of thoughts and excerpts with no sane structure. Okay, maybe philosophy is supposed to be like that, and Nietzsche’s writing style certainly […]
My first impressions after just having finished Dan Brown’s second book, Deception Point: WOW! It’s difficult for a native Finnish speaker like me to describe the feeling of adventure and suspense Brown is able to convey in his books, but take my word for it. It’s there. While the previous political thriller, Digital Fortress, centered […]
If you never came around to seeing this movie, rent it or buy it. It’s available in discount price in Anttila for 10 eur. I’ve seen 1492 before, but I didn’t quite look at it the same way I do now. For me, it used to be a rather generic biographical account of the discovery […]
“The primary objective of copyright is not to reward the labor of authors, but [t]o promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts.” “To this end, copyright assures authors the right to their original expression, but encourages others to build freely upon the ideas and information conveyed by a work. This result is neither unfair […]
Have you realized that America just re-elected a president who cannot pronounce the word ‘nuclear’. Think about it.
Ilta-Sanomissa oli tänään mielenkiintoisia tarinoita USAn vaaleista. Ihmisille oli soiteltu tai kerrottu, että he eivät saa äänestää, koska ovat saaneet parkkisakon tai perheessä/suvussa on rikollinen. Eräässä puhelukampanjassa sanottiin, että äänestyksen voi suorittaa nyt heti puhelimitse. Joissain kaupungeissa jaettiin lentolehtisiä, joissa luki, että republikaanien äänestyspäivä on tiistaina ja demokraattien keskiviikkona. En tiedä miten tällaiseen pitäisi suhtautua… […]
Seems that I haven’t written any entries for some time now… I guess I haven’t been doing anything else than work, and work I usually can’t write about. Oh well.
I spent most of the weekend working with the Windows Media Encoder SDK, to set up automatic video capturing from TV. A poor man’s TiVo 🙂 The encoder SDK can be used with C# which is pretty cool. It’s quite easy to write a simple .NET application that operates a video capture card, such as […]
Finally finished reading No Logo by Naomi Klein (Finnish translation, 2000). The first half of the book was actually pretty interesting, citing a lot of facts and fresh views of a new brand-based business world with the bad boys like Nike and Disney in the lead. It’s very healthy to analyze how these brands, their […]