Archive for June, 2010
I’ll start of with a rant about my hardware. In the past couple of weeks I’ve had several failures. The disk on my laptop was acting up, Katrien’s graphics card died and my home server got corruption issues. Not fun, if there’s anything that can really work on my nerves then it’s computer stuff not working. In the meantime Katrien’s pc and my laptop are fixed. My home server on the other hand is not doing so great. It started up with corrupt backups (why Microsoft doesn’t check their integrity is beyond me) and moved on to disk error messages. My ticket that I opened at Tranquil (where I bought the server) has been open for a week and a half now without a reply. Apparently I provided “too much information” according to their live chat … Strange thing that is, providing too much information about a problem. Anyways, I hope to have it all up and running again in a few weeks.
Talking about hardware, I’ll end that chapter on a positive note. I got my iPad ! Great device for surfing on the couch. I got tired of waiting for the Notion Ink Adam, I wonder when it’ll see the light of day. The only disadvantage of the iPad is of course that it comes with iTunes. I could go on a big rant on how iTunes sucks but I’ll end up with enough rants in this post already
I will start my next one: I have neighbor issues. 2 weeks ago our neighbor decided to trim his hedge. Sure no problem, but please clean up your mess unlike the past 2 years. We went to ask him this nicely, but he started a big rant on how he would get the town council to widen the path next to our house again to 3 meters and that obviously I had no idea who I was talking to. He got really pissed off, no idea why. In the end he did decide to clean up his mess, so what did he do ? Just drove into our back yard with his jeep & trailer. I don’t know, but that really doesn’t sound normal to me ! At least our fence is in place now, we’ll see what happens next year.
Last weekend was a busy one. On Saturday Kirsten, Bouw and myself went to a historical reenactment event. I have pictures somewhere, I’ll upload them some other time. It was a fun event but a lot smaller than I expected. I had thought there would be some actual LARP-ing going on but that wasn’t the case unfortunately. We did however see some guys attacking each other with medieval weapons so that was cool. One of them got a blow to the head and had to crawl towards the first aid tent bloodied, but he didn’t seem to mind much. We also were impressed with a cannon. In the distance we could hear it blasting away only to find out later that it was extremely tiny. But what a noise it made !
On Sunday Arwen, Katrien, Milan, Quinten and myself left for Euro Disney for 2 days. We had a good time, but the weather could have been better though. We did the Studio park the first day and the Disney park itself on the second. We were allowed in 2 hours early because we were staying at a Disney hotel so that saved us quite some queue time at Space Mountain The kids had a great time and I got to ride the Rock & Roll Rollercoaster again, that one is really awesome
And now … I’m very, very tired