Friday, February 23, 2007


It's Friday, so it's time for a treat for my dear fishes: frozen bloodworms. I hope they will never get mixed with anything else in the freezer...

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Algorithm march???

What in the world is algorithm march...? And that music...????

Monday, February 19, 2007

Desktop background photos

Now that I have this big new wide screen, I wanted choose a nice desktop background photo. Since the screen is 16:10 and my camera produces photos sized 4:3, my photos don't work on the new screen. I started photoshopping and then, as usual, got a little carried away... :) Feel free to use the photos on your desktop. There are shots from Boston, NYC, Oulu, Rio de Janeiro, Hailuoto, etc.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Subway systems on the same scale

I keep coming back to this site over and over again: subway systems of the world presented on the same scale. I hope they will add Helsinki metro soon.

Thursday, February 15, 2007


Once again my friend VR works against my going back home to Tampere. This winter has been especially hard on our friendship. Usually it's been because of the weather, but now it seems to have been a technical problem on another train. When one train dies on the tracks, it messes up all the other trains, too...

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Metro-map-like trend map

I found an interesting map on Future exploration blog: a metro-map-like trend map for 2007. I love maps, I love trains, and I of course love all metro maps. The blog definitely got my attention now! :)

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Brilliant anti-war poster

As I was going through my favourite blogs, I came across a brilliant anti-war poster.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

New trolley bag!

I finally got myself to buy a new trolley bag! The one I had was not very high quality, and I was not able to change the wheels that had cracked in the middle and were making a lot of noise. I could have lived with the noise, but with the damaged wheels that don't roll well, the bag was not exactly fulfilling its purpose. My colleagues have been making fun of me and my noisy bag for a while already, but next week they are going to be disappointed. :)

Cold but sunny

It's been quite a cold week in Finland. The good thing about cold weather is that usually, when it's cold, it's also sunny. We geared up for the weather and walked to the centre to run a few errands. I should have worn sun glasses, as the sunlight was pretty bright because of all the snow.

Friday, February 09, 2007


I am a fan of Cognac, so I decided to treat myself by buying a nice small bottle of VSOP.

New screen

While I was in Helsinki, the new computer screen Riksu had ordered had arrived. It was nice to start working on Friday morning. :)

Sunday, February 04, 2007

All about fish

It's all about fish again.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Fish news

Fish news: I bought 4 adult Otocinclus catfishes from a person who had to get rid of one of her fish tanks. They are algae-eaters, so them together with Rousku (she's a Bristlenose Pleco) will take care of all excess algae in my tank. "Otos" are 100 % vegetarians, so if the algae runs out, I will need to feed them cucumber etc. If someone is interested, there are also new videos shot earlier today...

weather, fish, carpet

1) As any other true Finn, I pay a lot of attention to weather, and also like to talk about it. (This is probably because the weather here so often sucks, and we feel grateful and overly happy when it doesn't.) So I must declare today the most beautiful winter day so far (this winter). :)
2) They had an open house today at Tampereen Akvaarioseura (Tampere aquarium association or something like that), and since their premises is just around the corner from where I live, I had to pay a visit. (I have been a member for about 3 weeks now.)
3) We went to pick up the white carpet we had ordered for our living room. It's quite nice.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Birthday present!

Yipee! Katja B's birthday present arrived!!! :) This will definitely come useful later this spring, when it's time to pique-nique. No more squeezing wine bottles into socks for protection and warmth... It will be an end of an era. Thank you Katja!!!