Friday, August 25, 2006

Archery, evil computer, life, and, as usual, terrorism

We had some kind of a sports day at work on Tuesday. Tried some archery. While I question the wisdom of shooting instead of coding so close to the deadline, it was a lot of fun. And left a lot of bruises.

After the archery practice we had some beers and talked about politics. I sometimes wonder why talking about politics with people who disagree with me can often be fun whereas reading the newspapers that disagree with me is quite boring. It seems like people say more different things than the papers - but it might just be that people who I drink with are on average more intelligent than journalists.

Saw United 93 again, and had some food at Habibi in forum. Habibi was good; the movie was good too, except for the way the camera moves. Note to filmmakers: short, fast and unsteady camera movements that feel like the camera was hand-held by a person who has enjoyed more vodka than is healthy for them does not make it feel more authentic or artistic; it just annoys the viewer and makes him or her throw up.

The computer at work has some weird problem, buffered reads from disk are 4 times slower than they should be. Pisses me off to no end, and I have no time to do anything about it because of the deadline. Maybe updating the BIOS will help - not that I have a faintest idea of how to do it, but first time for everything.

The terrorists who put bombs on trains in Germany got caught. They must have been angry about Germany's participation in the war in Iraq. Oh, wait, Germany is not participating in it. Never mind...

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