Archive for October, 2007

Happy Halloween

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

It’s Halloween today! 

Trick or treat? 🙂

Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard review

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

The Ars Technica review of Mac OS X Leopard is a massive 17 page article covering the whole bunch, great geek stuff for sure. 🙂

It sums things up with a friendly ‘Welcome to tomorrow… …Leopard is absolutely
packed with improvements. It seems that not a corner of the OS has gone
untouched… …if you’re wondering
whether you should upgrade to Leopard, the answer, as it’s been for
every major revision of Mac OS X, is yes.’

Leopard’s running wild

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Apples new OS X, 10.5 Leopard, is running on my old Mac mini G4!!

It looks great, it feels great and it’s running like a charm…my system seems to operate even faster, wow-wow-wow…eat that Microsoft!!! No need to upgrade your 2.5 years old hardware in order to run the latest and brightest OS, yay!

Forced to de-install Skype

Monday, October 29th, 2007


Company policy forced me to de-install Skype from my work notebook…they apparently still live in the 20th century 🙁

…what can I say? AAARRGGGHHHH!!

Installing Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Have prepped my Mac mini (G4) for a fresh install of Leopard…it will be interesting to see how it will run on this older machine…fingers crossed!

QOTD October 27 2007

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

Jean-Paul Sartre: "In love, one and one are one."

Birthday girl

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Kissy has her Birthday today…33, a so called master number in numerology, make a great year out of it…happy Birthday sweetie!

Dutch friends on the way

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

This weekend our friends Rob and Stefanie will visit us, they should be in the plane right now..from what I understood they’re both traveling with overweight to bring us a lot of dutch goodies, yay!

Am really looking forward to another weekend with friends, relaxing and showing them the great Oslo surroundings!

(still have a busy day in the office tomorrow though before I can say: ‘God helg!’ :))

Another day in the office

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Never a dull moment in the office, we just had a fire emergency exercise…the whole building got evacuated in just a couple of minutes, not too bad considering there are over 6000 people working here!! 🙂

Hehe, I got a chance to talk to some people, now that they could no longer hide behind the ‘sorry, I’m busy’ excuse! 🙂

(it always occured to me how bad people specifically in telecommunications companies are communicating internally with eachother…:))


Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Just added Shakataks ‘Coolest Cuts’  album to my iTunes music library, enjoying those good old 80’s tunes…brings back some great memories to a skiing holiday with four friends to Italy back in the days, I was 16 and dancing the nights away! 🙂

Flying to Manilla?!?

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

My baby left for Manilla yesterday…normally a nice destination for shopping, enjoying culture, food and nice weather.

This time though things are not as sunny due to last weeks bombing in a mall, killing nine people. KLM security services informed them to stay alert and avoid busy areas…hmm, not that relaxing flight for her…luckily there is enough sunshine and the always great hotel pool! 🙂

Pluis’s back home!

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

Our ‘I’m-on-walkabout-cat’ Pluis is back home safe!

He didn’t come back when we left for NL last Friday, we left some cups with food and water outside, which were empty when I came back tonight, certainly a sign but…no Pluis. I just went looking for him in the neighborhood, still nothing…then, just when I gave up for today and hoped better for tomorrow, I heard meowing at the frontdoor. Lo and behold it was Pluis…yay! Now I can take a good rest, off to bed! 🙂

Back in Norway

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

I just came back home (Norway this time :)).

Had a great time surprising Robbert for his Birthday and meeting family/friends this weekend! Only one major bummer, I completely missed the last Formule One race of the season…the Brazilian race started at 6pm and ended around 8pm, exactly the period I was flying high up in the air somewhere between NL and N.

Typically one of those moment of I should have…I should have bought a DVD/HD recorder to record the race and watch it when I came home. None of that, and even worse, no evening repeat or highlights (probably since it was an evening race in Europe anyway)…DAMN!

By now I know that the impossible became reality, Lewis Hamilton didn’t make it, nor did Fernando Alonso and it was Kimi Raikonen who made it to world champion!

I guess it would have been a great race to watch…darn…:(

Surprise visit to NL

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

I’m in NL this weekend! Couldn’t mention it before, coz that would ruine the surprise for Robbert. He has his Birthday today and I’m the present from Norway! 🙂

Nice to be back, things didn’t change that much yet…it still feels like home (too).

Now, back to the party, yay!!

History repeating

Friday, October 19th, 2007

Some things happened today which gave me a shitty ‘history repeating’-feeling.

I believe that life is providing one with challenges, opportunities and lessons. Sometimes really great and perfect ones, perhaps not always nice or easy and sometimes even nasty ones. Most of the times all of these are possibilities to grow your personality in life. Todays event was a nasty one, it reminded me a lot of some shit I went through some years ago, even though the subject is not me this time, I feel his feeling…and it feels bad.

Then again, as said, it’s all character building…live life from your own strength and positivity, aim for your bigger picture in life let ‘miracles’ happen!!

QOTD October 18 2007

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

Benjamin Disraeli: "Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth."

Leopard launch date: October 26 2007

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Apple will unleash Leopard, their new operating system on October 26…the countdown has started!

Saturday Night Live & the TSA

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

I guess that everyone has a story to tell when they encountered with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) or equivalent agency outside the USA. Having your valuable fluids (perfume ad so on) taken from you since they don’t fit in this too small plastic bag, or contain more than 100ml..aahhhh.

The guys from Saturday Night Live made a nice show out of it. Check it out, it’s hilareous:

First norwegian class

Monday, October 15th, 2007

I had my first norwegian class tonight!

The typical starters sentence:

‘Jeg heter Raymond og jeg kommer fra Nederland, men nå jeg bor jeg i Norge’



Sunday, October 14th, 2007

Have rediscovered Command & Conquer this past week, playing Tiberian Sun, since my PC’s hardware will not run Tiberian Wars. 🙁

Still, am enjoying it a lot…GDI go!! 🙂