A rantbox

Sat 28 June 2008

And life is good again

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

Today I traded the head pillow I had on try-out for a regular, new one, after which we made the bed with shiny new linen and my new, very comfy pillow. Sleep is good :)

After giving the community some time and updating my tablet a bit, the N810 with Diablo …


Mon 23 June 2008

Nintendo doesn't want our money

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

Yesterday we went out to buy some stuff (shopping Sundays are rather convenient). We came back with a new pillow for me, which should make sleeping even more fun, but not the two games we wanted.

Of course, those are amongst the most popular at the moment, but you would …


Sun 15 June 2008

Father's Day

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

Some people find it a stupid concept [a bit like how I find Valentine's day overrated - why only be sweet to your lover then?], but I think it's a good day to show your dad you appreciate his existence and actions :) Maybe I'm just blessed with my old man, but …


Mon 09 June 2008


Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

We came back from the Greek island of Zakynthos last week, and as expected I made a lot of pictures. Here is a small selection; an album will be up later. Mouse over for texts, click for larger versions.

Sky above Amsterdam

Cute little flowers


Beautiful lady

Greek dancers

Turtle (Caretta Caretta)

Island with tower

Ancient Olympia

Scarily blue water

Shipwreck Bay

Flora - Abundant flowers

Fauna - Bugs having fun

Pictoresque cliffs

Sunset at Keri


Fri 09 May 2008

Sunny ride

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

Driving to work over an alternative road with nice views of flowery fields, small towns and lined with lots of trees filtering the warm sun overhead, I almost felt like I was going on vacation. I can't say that I dislike that sensation ;)


Wed 07 May 2008

Observations #412

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

Today is a beautiful day. It's warm and sunny, the woman are pretty in their summer clothes and statistics class only tool 23 minutes. Hell, even the grad student giving the practical was pretty.

After that, I spent about an hour trying to get on the campusnet with my N810 …


Mon 05 May 2008

Ordering hardware

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

So I ordered some new hardware parts for building a decent workstation a while ago. Today I received the first batch: two 750GB sata hdd's, making a nice grand total of 1.5TB :)

However, I also received an email stating that the processor I ordered - a Intel core2duo E8400 3GHz …