The awkwardness of Miranda

Miranda's file transfer messages have always been a bit screwed up, to say the least. But sometimes I wonder how they get 1+1 to become 2. This doesn't make any sense at all (and the file transfer actually failed):


Thought of the day:

For some reason, I really really dislike chromed plastic.


Take your time why don't you?

I read a lenghty post a while back, full of techy reasons why file handling is so time consuming and hard in Vista. Basically it boiled down to that this is how it SHOULD be.

Nevermind the tech, if someone comes up with the most awesome explanation for why a train can only do 3 Km/h, I'd still call it crap.

Let me introduce you to Vista:

Do note, that it didn't take this long, but that it also took about a minute to figure out how long it THOUGHT the operation was going to take.


Vista Ultimate 64 bit
AMD X2 4200 Dual Core
Drive is a 500 GB S-ATA 2 drive that wasn't asleep.


How I learned to stop worrying and love to not be macho

I really really just HAVE to post this because I found it so amusing:


Meet Lisa

Lisa is the Cat I am and have been cat-sitting for, for months. She's cute an probably a fair deal of Russian Blue, but she sounds like a broken accordion and isn't the smartest exactly. No matter how clean the litter box she sometimes forgets to sit down to pee and well, I've never had such a fresh bathroom, I mop it almost twice a week because of it.



Less achy after a hot bath and pain relievers. Book, bath, bubbles (pear cider). Time for bed.

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This might...

This just might mean I will pick up blogging again. This is just a software test though.

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Why I don't get choked up over ribbons.

The last couple of days have had Swedish media swamped with reports, comments and news in general about Engla, a ten year old girl who it turned out had been killed by *drumroll* the 42 year old male. Ooo-eee, mysterious enough to require the Twilight Zone theme playing in the background.

Now, before I get started let me do state that it IS a shame what happened and I am in no way against grief taking its course or showing support BUT:

Please, please please stop sending me text messages e-mails and instant messages about lighting a candle for her in my window, putting a flower-emote in my MSN nickname, pass on text messages to everyone I know et.c.

Here's why.

The POINT is, that I do not feel heartbroken over Engla in particular. Do I know her? No, will her parents know if I light a candle? No. Will they see a darn flower emote on my MSN list. No. Will they appreciate if I pester everyone in my cell phone address book by passing on a text message encouraging people to do any of these things. No, all this does is make the media companies and the phone companies happy and let whomever gets fooled by the hyperbole to feel a little bit better about themselves, it's absolutely daft. Just go masturbate instead, it's a less hypocritical form of self gratification. If you really need to feel better about yourself, donate to a cause or do some charity work - at least that has a tangible effect.

Short, brutal and to the point, I'm all ears for comments on this and will address them if they're thought through and valid.


A sign of life.

I know, it's been long. Ironically not because I've not had anything to write, rather way too much has been going on and I just choked up on writing completely from it all. Some of it was good, some of it less so. Let's just fast forward a bit and blatantly ignore the past.

What's happening right now is a planned trip, selling my camera gear, some weekly cognitive sessions for my depression and what else? Oh yes, I have finally, gotten a time at the Uppsala sleep lab, which is just awesome. I can't wait to go there.

The weather here has been confusing. Basically snowing and raining taking turns one day at a time. I'd almost say the snow looks like someone stumbling into a party uninvited, embarrassed and unsure if it's supposed to be there. Yesterday though it snowed all day. Huge mittens of light fuzzy snowflakes that kept flying off in every possible direction - even up and that now covers the ground in a decimeter thick layer - pretty cool!

Generally I've been feeling better lately, so I've actually managed to watch some TV shows which I normally feel uncomfortable doing. I've also managed to get to the gym a bit even though getting out feels hard to do.

It's almost 6 AM now though so I am cutting this short and going to bed for a little bit. Be good everyone ,I hope to write again soon, having a bit more content.