This is hard, close to unbearable, to see a Michael Schumacher Cap being used like this. Read, TMZ

Skype

Sunday, July 29 2007

Skype has been popping up to my attention after a long time of being idle in background. I like Skype in general, it is a good way of staying in touch and making cheap calls to friends & family in Europe and rest of the world. The software is free, rarely give me any hassle.

Of course there are always a few things on the wish list of improvements, like spell check on the IM and open up the IM platform so that it can be incorporated into other service.

I don’t know about your ways, but for IMs I have Skype on plus Pidgin that incl Gtalk, Yahoo, AIM etc. Why not be able to add Skype too?

I went to a research / focus group for Skype. I can’t tell you what they showed but I can say I was not so impressed by it. Not much innovation. In fact, what I missed was an Skype application that I could download and use it on my mobile / cell phone.

Well, couple of days later MH found Fring. This is a free software that enables the following services: Skype and Gtalk/MSN and SIP (dunno know what this is yet) AND Twitter *woohoo*

I have used it for awhile and I like it despite it sometimes mini-freezes the phone and I have not been able to get my SkypeIn number to work.

The last bit of Skype action, received yesterday, was a sneaky sneakers ad. A try to some innovative advertising or maybe a scam – I didn’t bother to find out. Blocked and Declined.sneaky snickers ad

Intermediate

Wednesday, July 18 2007

I am not in a full blog mode at the moment. During the day, a thought of blog post pop ups and then it fades away.

It is a strange mix with being busy of everyday things and nothing exciting happening.

Our new apartment is soon(-ish) in order, finally getting the furniture and sorting the place out. The moving boxes are just, well, dull and we have had them around for several months. This place is getting nicer 🙂

There was some unforeseen moving out expense, like we got slammed with a expense for 6 hours painting the wall. WTF? I think that came after I went down and talked to the manager about not-mentioned carpet cleaning expense. *Ugh* so glad to be out that place now.

Also, an hour a day goes to watch UK’s Big Brother – this is another super good year. I saw a few episodes of the US version, and that was baaaaad. I can see why that show is not big here. UK: extrovert nutcases US: scheming players

Last week, I saw Sicko. I had whole blog post in my head but … but anyway, my take is that the US system has forgotten all about the human care. Like volunteers in 11 Sept aftermath not getting the proper health care – absolutely no excuse for that kind of treatment. This film is more then not-suitable health system, it is also showing the official representation of the US’s ‘enemies’. The film scratches the surface and the baddies are not 100% bad as they made out to be. Who gains from that? It is a film worth watching.

I have also seen Bruce Will’s film Live Free or Die hard and learned a new expression “Jumping the shark” when Mr Hero is walking on a flying F15. Good action film, though 🙂

In the intermediate, I still do some twittering.

Hamas kidnaps:

Monday, July 9 2007

a lioness

Seriously, W T F ? ?

They held her for 2 years before she could reunite with the rest of her pride.

I can, if I try very very hard and loosen up my morals, sort of understand why they kidnap

Westerns = money to fund their fighting

Journalists = constant media coverage

Their own kind = local power bargaining

But an animal? Geeeeeez. Religious, nutcases.

Source: BBC

From my hols

Friday, July 6 2007

It is nice to have these clip and look back on.

To me, this is bliss.

Here is the next 30 sec.

Tagged: 7 things about me

Tuesday, July 3 2007

Incognito tagged me and for some maaaaad reason wanting to know 7 more facts about me.

So here I go …

1. I love the smell of plastic, like when you hang up a new shower curtain (like I did today) and I loooooove that smell.

2. My political view covers the whole spectrum – different for each topic. My strongest viewpoint is Freedom of Speech – however it does not stretches to those who speak against this Freedom. A paradox that is logical to me.

3. I don’t know where my home is. I do not have one place that I can call home to 100%. The longest I have lived at one place is 7 years. I do the test “Where would I like to be buried?” Answer: I have no idea.

4. I believe strongly that religion is root to much of the evil of the world, which is a paradox in itself. The secularism right way forward.

5. I am a tidy person and like my routines.

6. My attention span was broken years ago, and I don’t know how to fix this.

7. My motto is “Be true to myself”

I am not going tag anyone but please feel free to write 7 or less facts about you in the comments … 🙂