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Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Time:12:54 pm.
 My poor, poor dwarves. Everything was going well. They braved snowstorms, years without seeing migrants or caravans, they had to drink water instead of beer (!) but they got the colony working. They mined iron and gold, they found underground caves where the mushrooms grew high as trees and they had set up their fortress completely underground. The mushroom farms were flourishing and the steel industry was starting up nicely when it came.

Lat, the fire-breathing salamander, a legendary monster that roasted my dwarves to a crisp before munching on them.

Curse you, salamander! One day I shall have revenge!
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Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Time:12:03 am.
 Will I ever learn not to drink coffee after eight? Gah. Wide awake. Really need sleep. Really tired. Alarm clock goes of early tomorrow. Double gah.
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Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Time:11:14 pm.
 Want to play Dwarf Fortress. My new Fortress has a very ingenious logistics system.

Also: steel so I can make Axes :D
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Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Time:11:39 pm.
Good game and good company. Enjoyed myself!

Now to muse on what to run as my own one-shot. I can either:

-Continue on the one-shot I ran last week. The group works as undercover agents for Lucifer against the cruel forces of the Almighty One.
-Gritty fantasy: swords and sorcery, but quite deadly.
-Real-time Vampire one-shot.
-Dirty money co-operative storytelling one-shot.
-Something else entirely.

Must choose.
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Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Time:11:30 pm.
My holiday started this evening.

I have no clue what to do. Hmmm.

Let's see what happens.
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Friday, June 25th, 2010

Time:11:57 pm.
Good day. Spent the afternoon hanging around Amsterdam with Becca and catching up. Still insanely jealous about their gorgeous house. Sweet mother of God, that's a nice house.

Looking forward to spending more time, meeting Adam and playing games!
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Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Time:11:07 am.
Found a pretty awesome sake bar in amsterdam!


Good times and really, really nice drinks. Damn!
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Monday, May 10th, 2010

Subject:Second day in London
Time:8:20 pm.
I'm in London to follow a course for work. Arrived yesterday.

London, day 2:

First day of the Documentum course. There's some pretty interesting new stuff that I didn't  learn at my previous assignment. The people are nice and *gasp* the hardware and software have been prepared properly and work like a charm. I remember a different EMC course that didn't quite work that well, so I'm happily surprised!

I also learned how to hack english electrical outlets so they take european power cords. Thank you, girl at the reception who wishes to remain nameless ;).

I also will be visiting some friends who live in London. Looking forward to it!

I also managed to meet the Dutch owner of a convenience store, who spent 17 years in Amsterdam. :) How's that for coincidence?

Also, I'm statying in Brentford, which is just about as far as you can get from London without actually being in Wales. It's such a disjointed feel. There's lots of cars, but non are actually stopping _in_ Brentford. It gives me a little bit the Shaun of the Dead / Spaced feel of surroundings.

And now I shall watch some Blackpool and Doctor Who.
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Monday, April 26th, 2010

Time:10:49 pm.
Just read 100 bullets #2 and walking dead book 2. Both are quite good. But the latter has a huge impact.

Still got the sniffles. It sucks.

Made a good meal for my parents today. From Jamie Oliver's Dinners.

Should got bed and sleep. 
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Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Time:3:10 am.
Yeah. That went well. Idiot..
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Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Subject:Grooveshark Widget: Chameleon
Time:7:48 am.
Let's see if this works. Mage playlist from Miki's mage campaign.

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Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Time:6:49 pm.
Mood: pleased.
 My vacation starts today. 

I finished up my stuff at work. It will be good to be out of the way of the client's stuffy office politics. I totally dig my teammates and there's some good people there too, but some people... Du lieber gott.

Ah well, I guess you'll always have those. 

It'll be good to do... well, I really have no idea. Cook some nice dishes? Go see the sea? Look at some mortgage stuff? Maybe do some Afresco work, clean up some stuff around the house...  Hmmm, I have no idea. And that's quite nice. :)
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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Time:3:29 pm.
This amused me. A lot.

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Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Subject:I cannot sleep and this amuses me
Time:2:00 am.
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Saturday, June 28th, 2008

Subject:Crouching tiger hidden dragon... fly
Time:3:30 pm.
My parents have a really nice garden. It has all kinds of flowers, and even a small rose patch. In this rose patch are several bamboo poles to keep the roses up. The roses have had their first bloom, and there are only a few left who are still going strong and being all petally. This leaves the bamboo poles quite empty. They're right there in the sun and this is seen as the perfect play to get a tan by the group of dragonflies that has been hovering around in our garden. There are four poles most of the time their tops are dragonfly landing and relaxation pads. It's actually quite a cool view from the side. The dragonflies occassionally fight about who gets to sit at the highest spot, and there's defenitely a hierarchy fight going on whenever there's a shift in location, but most of the time they just sit there in the sun and letting their wings soak up the rays.

This is all very nice and peaceful and quite a nice background to look at occassionally while typing. So imagine my surprise when I, while typing, see a black orange furry streak of death shooting by from the corners of my eye, followed by the sound of something hitting the garden table. I turn to the garden to see a cat casually walking through the garden who did not just miss a dragonfly and hit the table while jumping. No sir. That would be stupid. Cats don't do stupid. We are diginified.

And so the cat goes back to lie down in the rose garden, crouched between the plants and waiting for another dragonfly to reach pounceable levels. Crouching tiger, hidden dragonfly.
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Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Subject:The story so far
Time:5:44 pm.
Mood: nostalgic.

I'm at my parents' place in Haarlem. Mum is giving piano lessons downstairs while I'm in my dad's insanely cool study. Sitting here and hearing  someone very tentatively playing 'Mary is a little lamb' on the piano is making me all nostalgic. So, time to channel that in some short-term nostalgia: What's happening with ze Jod?

Well, I'm going to defend my thesis on the 31st of July. That's about one month from now. I've been making the last few edits and now I just have to read it through once more and start critically poking at my conclusion and suggestions for further research. I have secured a second reader who is a character from a book all by himself. Grumpy, shoddy bear of a guy who is bluntly honest. He'll rip you a new one if you're wrong, but he'll tell you when you're right, too. A little example why I somehow like the guy (even though I have the feeling he'll rip my thesis to shreds ^^;): I asked him if giving him my thesis two weeks before the final defense would be enough. To which he replied: "That's more then enough. No one needs more then three days for that kind of thing anyway." This somehow struck me as funny.

I've talked to a mate of mine, Marc, who does the same study as I in Amsterdam. He's finishing up his Master's as well, and we've decided to read eachother's thesis and give feedback .Going to finish that tomorrow. His thesis is completely different from mine. It's also, to use some newfangled netspeak, science MAX, whereas mine is more practical. There's something to say for both.

I am going to hand in the final raport of my thesis to Meeus the 2nd of Juli. That's next week and pretty soon. It's pretty much going to be me handing it over, smiling and nodding and giving some feedback and I don't really care whatever the hell they're going to say anyway. I just need to not piss of my direct supervisor there since he'll be there at the final defense date.

I'm going to go look for a job. Preferably somewhere near Haarlem. It's too hot for suits, but I think showing up naked will leave the wrong kind of strong impression. I have no clue what I'd really like. I guess there are people out there who do.

Me and Miki are going to look for an appartment in Haarlem. It'll most probably be fracking expensive.

And that's that for now.

EDIT: And now they're playing Fur Elise. Of course they are :).
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Monday, June 9th, 2008

Time:4:04 pm.
"Once upon a time," he said, "there was a very foolish King, who woke up every morning before the rooster's crow."
"He would tiptoe up to the top of his highest tower, and when the dawn had turned the sky the right colour, he would cry out, 'I command you, sun, to rise!'"
"That does sound pretty foolish."
He nodded. "Yup. But no one wanted to tell the King that. At least, not until he fell in love with a more sensible woman and brought her to the palace to live."
"And she wondered why the bed was empty every morning?"
He nodded again. "And when she found out, she told him just how foolish it was, and that he was probably going to get a cold. No man likes looking foolish in front of his wife, of course, so he immediately vowed to sleep in the next morning."
"And?" I asked.
"And the sun didn't rise."
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Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Time:11:08 am.
Mood: excited.
Vacation tomorrow.

Tomorrow, vacation. I am nearly done with my thesis. Well, nearly nearly done.

This song will motivate me through today. And then! Games, sillyness, cocktails and zerotonine! 
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Sunday, May 25th, 2008

Subject:Little list while I wait
Time:10:49 am.

Summarize 10 of your fandoms in one sentence, then see who on your friends list can guess each fandom. (might be a hobby in there too :))

1. The road to my dream is paved with the bodies of all that follow me.  Berserk. Guessed by Fenko.
2. He dies at the end of the first book, and the main characters only get it harder after that.  Song of Ice and Fire. It does, indeed, also fits LOTR. For Boromir, of course. Poor, poor Boromir.
3.  It's called a whiteboard for a reason, you know? House. Guessed by Fenko, Annemal and Cassane.
4. Where the sunlight flows like syrup . Discworld, guessed by no one :).
5. Unexpected mother fights with pointy stick. Serei no Moribito, guessed by Fenko. This one was extremely hard to guess if you haven't seen this rather unknown series :).
6. Cute little killing machines and their brothers. Gunslinger girl. Cyborg pre-adolescent girls who are assigned fratelli as their handler as they do their deniable government missions. So very heartwrenching. And very realistic guns. Guessed by Fenko.
7. If he goes on like  he's been going, he'll only get to die many centuries later. Blade of the Immortal, guessed by Fenko.
8. A modern Paladin that came from the North. Due South, guessed by no one :).
9. He who dares, wins. S.A.S. regimental motto. I would also have accepted Armageddon, since this was Ryan's motto as well :).
10. So many lovely shades of grey, decorated with violence and bad decisions. The Shield. But it really fits Armageddon too. :) Guessed by Fenko and sorta by Sanne.
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Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Time:1:44 pm.

And if you though that was funny....


Sheer. Genius.
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