Tuesday, November 20
Wednesday, December 31
Have you ever lost something? Sure you have, everyone has. Dumb question.
You see, I found something last night, something I was not looking for. Yet, in finding that, I lost something else, something much more important than finding anything. Now, doubt and disappointment are picking at me from within.
Was I better off not having found what I've found, and not losing what I lost? A poet once said:
Where ignorance is bliss,
‘Tis folly to be wise.
Monday, November 10
With the layout I got in the picture above, the message is reasonably clear. This is about an organisation which is against smoking, and its branch in Serbia. Cool. Got it.
Now, try to disregard the image, how does this sound to you: "I quit smoking Serbia". Am I someone who used to smoke Serbia, and have now ceased? In that case, what is Serbia? A brand of smokes? Or is this a statement on the quality of air in Serbia, the country in the Balkans? The message is even more ambiguous when you look at the Facebook ad (that won't appear now that I want a screenshot of it.... figures). From what I remember, there they made no distinction between the organization's name and the branch name (letter size/colour). Even funnier.
Anyway, I'm off to the balcony to smoke a Lousy Strike, to which I switched after Camels went bad since they are making them somewhere around here... I guess the case is the same with LS, since they are all f'ed up lately... Blah...
A vi kako 'te?
Sunday, September 14
Saturday, May 17
Thursday, February 21
Wednesday, September 5
I really can't stay - Baby it's cold outside
I've got to go away - Baby it's cold outside
This evening has been - Been hoping that you'd drop in
So very nice - I'll hold your hands, they're just like ice
My mother will start to worry - Beautiful, what's your hurry
My father will be pacing the floor - Listen to the fireplace roar
So really I'd better scurry - Beautiful, please don't hurry
well Maybe just a half a drink more - Put some music on while I pour
The neighbors might think - Baby, it's bad out there
Say, what's in this drink - No cabs to be had out there
I wish I knew how - Your eyes are like starlight now
To break this spell - I'll take your hat, your hair looks swell
I ought to say no, no, no, sir - Mind if I move a little closer
At least I'm gonna say that I tried - What's the sense in hurting my pride
I really can't stay - Baby don't hold out
Ahh, but it's cold outside
I simply must go - Baby, it's cold outside
The answer is no - Ooh baby, it's cold outside
This welcome has been - I'm lucky that you dropped in
So nice and warm -- Look out the window at that storm
My sister will be suspicious - Man, your lips look so delicious
My brother will be there at the door - Waves upon a tropical shore
My maiden aunt's mind is vicious - Gosh your lips look delicious
Well maybe just a half a drink more - Never such a blizzard before
I've got to go home - Oh, baby, you'll freeze out there
Say, lend me your comb - It's up to your knees out there
You've really been grand - Your eyes are like starlight now
But don't you see - How can you do this thing to me
There's bound to be talk tomorrow - Making my life long sorrow
At least there will be plenty implied - If you caught pneumonia and died
I really can't stay - Get over that old out
Ahh, but it's cold outside
Baby it's cold outside
Brr its cold….
It's cold out there
Cant you stay awhile longer baby
Well…..I really shouldn't...alright
Make it worth your while baby
Ahh, do that again…
Tuesday, July 24
Monday, July 2
Thursday, June 28
It is so hot that it seems my blood is slowing down, bringing me to a state of semi-hibernation. Bah. To top it all of, we have frequent summer showers, which means that if you are out at the wrong time, you'll be soaking wet in a matter of seconds, and just when you find a place to get away, it'll stop, leaving the streets wet and evaporating, and the air humid, heavy and smelly.
I waited some time for the showers to go away, so I could get my bike washed. The day after I did, they started again. AAAAARRRGHHH!!
Aaanyway.... As of August 4th, D. and me will be in Istanbul, spending a week with John... a long due reunion of uni roommates... Looking forward to it!
Helena and I celebrated our first anniversary by spending a weekend at a nearby lake... It was lovely, and in spite of my lack of preparation (reservations, trip planning and whatnot) went smoothly (understatement of the year). It was f'ing awesome :). Maybe I'll post pics later, can't be arsed right now.
Guess that's it for now....
Friday, April 20
They told me that it would probably be ready tomorrow or the day after. Oh well, I got sorta used to waiting by then, so I didn't get too upset... Some 45 minutes later, the fella calls me back to say that I can pick my bike up tomorrow at 11 o'clock, or, if I could make it, that day (Tuesday) by 1530hrs. Needless to say, I made it by said time. Payed all the dues and then some, went on to my mate's to do the registration and associated paperwork, and by 1930hrs that day, I was on the road, license plates and all.
All that evening I was... euphoric, for the lack of a better word. Words really can't describe what combination of feelings came over me. Sort of like a child that got that long anticipated toy.
All that happiness aside, now I'm in the process of sorting the bike out, looking for what needs to be done and planning the expenses associated with it.
Oh, almost forgot... John, if you're reading this, Aussie Mark said hi....
Thursday, April 5
Yesterday I looked into the option of transporting my new bike from Slovenia to Serbia by train, after talking to my bro for the gazzilionth time... All nice and everything, until a few minutes ago, when we spoke on the phone and told me that the Slovene railway wouldn't be able to ship the bike for another 7 days. Shitshitshit. So, he's going to take a van and haul the bike on Saturday. Then, I have to deal with the customs bureaucracy here. Another week, at least. Shitfuckdamn.
Yesterday was also the first time in the past month that my ass was on a bike. Carlos took me to the train station to check out the procedure on this side of the border... (all for naught, apart from the aforementioned butt on bike thing...).
Friday, March 30
Sunday, March 11
Tuesday, February 27
Anyways, I am currently in the process of selling my Keeway, and buying a '97 xt660z Tenere from my brother.... Happy Happy Joy Joy!!!
Monday, January 15
Anyways, the weather is fucking gorgeous for this time of year. I mean, its in the teens, and it's bloody January, for fuck's sake!!! Can't say it bothers me, au contraire, I'm very happy its relatively warm and dry, it's like the 2wheel season didn't end.... We'll see what nature (or what is left of it) has in store for us in the weeks to come, but so far it's just fine :)
Here's a pic from a week or so ago... It was not so warm then but who cares... enough padding and on we go :)
Sunday, December 17
- I quit working for ad agencies. To cut a long story short, advertising is not my cup of tea, as I finally admitted to myself and to others concerned... The money is nice, but my life is more important than that.
- At present, I am working for a lighting company (setting up lights and such for movies and other video production). Long and irregular hours, money is not bad, lots of time off... I like it.
- Six months with Helena... I like our relationship, no matter what people may say. I do have some concerns about the age difference, but we'll see...
Tuesday, October 31
Living a dream is not bad, of course.
That is, if it's your dream.
Through early morning fog I see
visions of the things to be
the pains that are witheld for me
I realize and I can see...
Tuesday, October 10
Saturday, September 16
Wednesday, September 13
Tuesday, July 18
Well, at least now I know what was that smell. The problem that remains, however, is that the alarm is acting up again...
Went to the shop to solve the smell problem, and then I saw that two (out of three) bolts that hold the engine in place were missing!! Left the bike there, let them sort it out...
Saturday, July 15
Cats are fine, Mia's has healed completely, jumping and spinning around like before the fracture, Braca is still a lazy bugger :)
The bike is running fine, which means constant trips to the mechanic for some small repairs - last was the speedometer, and just as that got sorted, the electrical system started acting up. Oh well...
Tuesday, June 6
Just stumbled upon a nice 3D applet demonstrating the inner works of a motorcycle transmission. Take a look at it here. Originally found here, but the link died...
EDIT: link is alive again...
EDIT 2: both links are dead... ah, the everchanging Internet...
Thursday, June 1
Nothing special, one might think. And one would be right. However, today I went to get my motorcycle license at the same place. While I was waiting in line, I ran into a major from the same unit. I served in a town in Montenegro, (come to think of it, that town will be in a foreign country soon enough) and this is all very very strange. Seeing two officers that I hadn't seen in almost 10 years, in a span of maybe 10 days... *play x-files theme*
Wednesday, May 31
His first (OK, second) question for me was 'do you do wheelies?'. I responed to his monologue with a blank stare, not knowing what to say. ('Hey, dude, get in touch with the ground', or 'I don't understand Serbian' or 'I don't give a fuck about your inclination to go crazy on your over-tuned moped'). A similar situation occured a few times earlier as well. I don't know if they expect that i start to drool and cum at their stories or what... Perhaps it's me, maybe I don't understand all that... Maybe my street cred will go up if I answer correctly to their questions ('Yes, i can wheelie for 83m and do a 15m stoppie, and all that while I'm smoking a pipe with my right hand')??
Of course I enjoy riding a bike, but this kind of approach seems a bit hot-headed to me...
What do you think? Hit the comment button and fire away :)
Friday, April 28
Friday, April 14
Thursday, April 6
Saturday, April 1
Friday, March 31
Sun came into our little town, to bring us some life. I feel better and stronger, wishing the same 2 u. Its 08:58, sittin in an office, drinkin coffee and listenin to Notis IV folder, so naturally, you (pl) came into my mind. Still think that was THE period our lives, still feel so goooood about it.
Now, Nick is 10km and Mali 1000km away and we have to type this shit in a window, to be in contact. Hate this shit. "Thats the way the cookee crambles", Mali would say. Anyway guys, just to say i miss u, when i make a million i'm taking u on a tour de globe, with your wives and dogs and cats. Ante, taleme!
Tuesday, March 21
Mali, what's your take on this, you are the expert on feeling confused?
Thursday, March 16
Some users are currently getting “403 Forbidden” errors when viewing their blogs, and “Permission Denied” errors (or variations thereof) when publishing. You may recognize this problem from Monday.
The offending server is being replaced and then shot. We’ll let you know when things are back up. Shouldn’t be too long.
Until then, affected blogs will be unavailable and unpublishtoable.
Update, 5 minutes later: All fixed!
Tuesday, March 14
Monday, March 13
Friday, March 10
Oh, and let's all wish a warm welcome to the one and only Dex Norton G!!!! Yaaay.... (this is where y'all observe the APPLAUSE sign and clap your hands off)
John, mate, έλα ρε μικρέ, wake the fuck up!!!!! Τι πρέπει να κάνουμε αν θέλουμε να σε δούμε εδώ;
Jebo te aluminijum.... ima li kupusa?
Thursday, March 9
workin' in a coal mine, coal mine, coal mine..
still on dial-up, thats why not goin out on intrnt
Johnny, say something, we miss u, Johnny, we worry, won't u come on home.. (think he doesnt have a clue of "fine young cannibals" ) , anyway, me go back to aluminium....
Pusi ga Nikolo !
F*** u Zourbakis !
Dex Norton G Blog me now and win a free trip to Malta !
Monday, March 6
Saturday, March 4
Thursday, March 2
Wednesday, March 1
Anyways, I feel like watching a film, so off I go...
Tuesday, February 28
As of tomorrow, I will be working in a new company, Leo Burnett. That came as the result of me being informed that, since my client left for another agency, my services shall no longer be required. Oh well... Luckily, I found the new job really quick.
As I am writing this, a painter is in my kitchen finishing the walls, and carpenters will have the kitchen ready next week, so I will finally be done with that part. Closet in the entryway is in place, so after I pay this bunch off, it's on to the room floor and furniture... It's neverending, dammit!! Bah... one thing that makes it easier to bear is the mental image of the finished works...
What life? I have no life. I do try every now and then, only to come home unnerved. RL sucks. Check this thread at PcGamer forum out.
Monday, July 11
A few days ago I installed ADSL at home, so I'm online 24/7 now... happy-happy-joy-joy!
And... I have two kittens with me now! Figured it was time to get a pet, then I got talked into getting two... They are insane! Pics will follow as soon as I get a decent camera, since my phone cam is shite...
Wednesday, May 25
Friday, April 1
Thursday, March 31
Well... Regarding the last entry - the room (yes, there is only one room) is done, but the kitchen & bathrooom are still as I found them. I'm going shopping for tiles, toilet bowl and shower tub this weekend, and during the next few weeks I should have the plumbing and tiling done. Following that, I'll go into furnishing the area - kitchen sink, cupboards etc.... I already have a fridge and a microwave oven (and I bought a toilet seat 2 days ago!). Blah....
I brought a TV set from my parents' house some days ago, but since I don't have an antenna, I can only get two or three channels, but that is going to be dealt with soon - I got a sattelite dish from a friend, I just need to mount it on the roof. People ask me why would I get a dish when there's cable TV all around? Well, I called the cable company (which is one of the worst in town, but since they're already in the building, I have practically no choice), and schedulled an appointment for them to come and set the bloody cable up. They didn't show. Motherfuckers. I mean, it's in their bloody interest to come and take my money, right? Fuck them I say. I don't need them. Plus, their internet prices are ridiculous. I'll get ADSL. I just need to get rid of that PCM device on my phone line. Which will need nerves and connections in the phone company. Damn. For the time being, I can dial-up from home at 28.8k tops. How's that for slow internet?
On the other side, I'm enjoying the blessings of living alone. Sometimes, I don't clean up my room for days - it's funny, but I enjoy the mess from time to time. Oink, oink says the pig. The good thing is, since the flat is so small (23 square meters) it only takes about 20 minutes to tidy up, vacuuming and all. I can even make it sort-of decent during the time it takes a surprise guest to climb the two floors :)
Anyway, I'm at work now and have stuff to do, so I'll be off now....
Wednesday, January 26
Monday, December 6
Friday, November 5
Enter Pentium and different bus speeds, multipliers, overclocking and the whole industry became a cruel race. Most of us mortals just couldn't keep up with the changes, unless we devoted ourselves to it full time. Different standards started to compete for market dominance (remember VLB and PCI? I do. I had bought a VLB motherboard along with an S3 graphics adapter which I was sooo proud of, and then PCI won.)
Recently (last 5 years) there are so many chipsets, clocks, buses, whatevers to consider when you are looking to buy a new piece of hardware, that it becoms an arduous task of researching sites like anandtech and Tom's hardware (thank you for your existence) and asking your guru friends for reccomendations.
Just now I witnessed two of my colleagues engaged in a discussion which digital camera one should buy. The abundance of features even in such a simple item as a camera has become so vast, that you can't simply go out and buy one, without fearing that within a few months it will become obsolete. OK, such speedy progress is good, right? I suppose it means that we get better and more interesting gadgets sooner, but in a few years we will need to incorporate some sort of tech-class into elementary education in order to have consumers competent to operate (even understand) those new toys.
And I don't even want to begin talking about Asimov.
Tuesday, November 2
Another thing that happened this morning (It is now 0930):
I was passing by a store that sells kids' school stuff, and the window was filled with pink bags, pink notebooks, pink book covers, pink shoes, pink _______, (you name it - it was there and it was pink). Sad. I mean, I understand that pink is/was the "in" color this season, but we have to draw a line somewhere...
Still no word from John. I'm worried. Thinking about calling his mum or dad...
Monday, October 25
Anyways, now I'm in Afirma FCB, and in a month's time I'll know if I will be staying here. The agency is OK, the people here are nice and I can say that I enjoy my time here. Still.
As for D17, finally got in touch with Dejan, he wrote that he is in Thessaloniki now, 9-5ing somewhere behind a desk... I'll give him a call later on. John has taken to disappearing now. How strange. Can't reach him by phone (perhaps he is in Turkey), but I don't see him on MSN either, and he isn't answering my e-mail...... Who knows. Maybe he joined the foreign legion. Riiiight.
I planned to buy a motorcycle these days, had a great offer, even found where I could borrow the cash for the down payment.... I was sooo happy. Suffice it to say that the bitch spoiled my plan. Man. I need to move out.
Monday, August 30
John is occasionaly in Turkey, visiting his new girl, Nasli. When I was working, I used to run into John every now and then online, and he'd be asking "have you updated your site yet?", and I guess that, since I said I'd do it like that afternoon (I'd say that every time), an update was in order :)
Dejan has dissapeared. No replies to e-mails, he's not answering his phone.... I wonder. Last I heard from him was that he was banging this Swedish or Norwegian or whatever girl, and thinkig of eloping with her... Who knows. D, man, if you are reading this, drop a fucking note!!!
As for myself and girls, I had a little adventure which ended as easily as it began... The little tart actually thaught that she could make me jealous by playing hard to get *after* we were already in a relationship... Dumb kid. Right now, I'm seeing this girl I first met 'bout a year a go, and had my eye on since then. Fortunately, she's 2 years older than me, so I don't expect any immature bullshit from her... I'll keep y'all posted.
Saturday, May 22
Since I returned to Belgrade, I've been looking for a job and feeling generally miserable. No cash, no energy (nemam ni 2 evra ni energije) stage had overpowered me and I spent around 4-5 months just slouching around my room and occasionaly going for a job interview... Man, that period sucked. If it wasn't for my twice-a-week CS matches, I'd have probaby gone absolutely mad or something of the sort. Another bright point was this certain person who was in a similar state to mine, so we could relieve each other's tensions... Unfortunately, she took of to Turkey to make candles.
However, just before that, I finally found a job! I started working as an Account Assistant in IDEA Plus Communications, an advertising agency here in Belgrade. Needless to say, my psychological state improved vastly as a consequence of that. I started actually spending time around people, and earning money. The downside of going to work is that now I don't have the time to go out as much as I could before when I had no money to go out with, but there you go... Overall, I am really satisfied. The people at work are great, the atmosphere is excellent, and smoking is allowed. I am still in the test-stage - the first 3 months are something like a probation, after which we'll see if I will become a full-fledged member of the staff. Sure hope so.
Over the course of the next 2 months or so, I will finally relocate to an apartment of my own, away from my parents. This is the last thing that I have to do before I can say that a certain stage of my life is over, and I cannot express in words how much I am looking forward to that...
As far as Dialetti 17 crew is concerned, John is in Thessaloniki having mad fun ;) studying away and generally living a student's life... good for you mate, enjoy it while it lasts! Dejan is on Crete, working and generally living a "summer is great" life with his g/f.... Nice, innit? I'll sure as hell try to get to Crete when I get the chance later this summer... perhaps in August...
Well, there you are for the time being, I really don't know what else to put down.... if something pops up from my stale memory, I'll post it. Until then, enjoy this picture of a cute friend of mine from elementary school who I ran into at a friend's b-day party a week ago....
Saturday, January 3
One of the things that happened while I was on Crete last summer is that I got hooked on bikes. I remember when Johnny was showing me some magazines about bikes, and I told him something along the lines of "Johnny I don't care, I am not into bikes." That was before I rode one on a regular basis. Mind you, I still don't know much about the racers and the likes, since I'm not into those crotch rockets. Something like this Africa Twin on the photo would be just fine... (no shit?)
These are two of the bikes I used to ride on Crete. I was fortunate enough to work in a bike rental store called Easy Ride located in Plakias on the south coast of Crete.
Thursday, December 11
I am no longer in Slovenia, things didn't work out there... Back in Belgrade, working on finding some work, and getting reaccustomed to living here - it seems like I'm here to stay now...
Back in the flat I was welcomed by my mom's dog, 'bout 12 years old, but still insane like a puppy... I forgot what it was like to have a cat-sized hairball that sounds like a banshee running around my feet...
Dejan has returned from Greece, so two out of three are in Belgrade now... if only we could get John to drag his ass up here, it would be sooo cool. (Yes, Johnny, we miss you)
Tuesday, November 11
How are you?
Saturday, October 4
Tuesday, September 16
Coming back from Thessaloniki, my boat docked in Iraklion on Sunday at 2315h, which meant that I couldn't catch a bus to Rethymnon and then Plakias. Not that it made much difference, 'cause I was flat broke - not a cent on me. So, what could I do but hike to the highway (took me about 45 minutes) and hitch a ride. At midnight. Alone. In my army trousers. What was I thinking? Who's going to stop for a guy like that?
Anyway, optimistic as I am, I waited and sure enough a guy pulled over in a pick-up truck, and dropped me off about 40Km further down the road, since he was turning off the highway. Well, my mood got a bit better, and I thought "Hey, this could work..." So I sat by the road for a couple of hours, watching the cars whiz by me...
There was apparently an accident some 10Km back from where I was, because I saw a police cruiser flashing the blue lights followed by an ambulance, and some time later a fire truck, and finally a tow truck... "Too bad" I thought, but at least I can hope that the cops will give me a lift, reasoning that they will not be afraid to pick up a stranded hitchiker in the middle of the night. Guess what. I was wrong and bored, so I got up and started walking. After about 25 minutes, slap bang in the middle of nowhere, a taxi driver stopped and gave me a ride to Rethymnon. HappyHappyJoyJoy!!! I'm almost home...
Off the highway, on to the smaller road, around 0400h, I started walking to keep the cold and boredom away, and tried to hitch a ride with the few vehicles that passed by... Tough luck, I ended up walking for 15Km before a guy stopped and went out of his way to drop me off in Plakias (Thank you!)... By that time it was 0645 - mere 7 hours for a 120Km trip... My ankle was hurting, my muscles sore, but I got into the shop (good thing I had the keys), took a bike and rode it to Selia, and hugged the bed.............
Tuesday, September 9
Wednesday, August 13
Anyway, here are some of the photos. There will be some more as soon as they are developed/scanned
(Note to self: relink photos)
Monday, July 28
(Note to self: relink photos)
Sunday, June 15
The sad news are that the Dialeti 17 crew is splitting up. We're leaving the apartment, but we will be spending the summer on Crete, kind of a nice way to part... or not - who knows what lies ahead...
Saturday, May 24
Monday, May 19
Monday, May 5
Wednesday, April 16
There's an interesting phenomenon that occurs whenever I return to Belgrade from Thessaloniki: the first two days I'm amazed by the beauty of women in Belgrade... It's amazing how criteria can drop when you are exposed to different standards.... We were commenting on that today - there was a girl at the University that we "rated" as attractive, but when we applied the northern standards, the rating dropped drastically. What can I say.
Wednesday, April 9
Besides that, there were some job interviews that City organized, and out of those, only KPMG made some sense... But still, I don't expect much out of it... "we will keep in touch"... riiiight.
What else? We have a new nickname for John. Since his full name is John Warwick Zourmpakis, which when translated into serbian, (minus the last name) is Jovan Ratko, or JR. This closes the circle to Mali (little one, kid), which is what he call him around the house. Shit, I just realised that I didn't tell you why we call him Mali! Here goes...
Some time before Dejan and I met John, we were shopping in IKEA. We stumbled upon some nifty cups and bought three each. Since that was the period when we discussed finding a flat together, we joked about having a complete set of six when we move in... Few minutes and jokes (about living together) later, we were in the kids' department of the huge IKEA store in Thessaloniki, and looking at various junk they have there for kids. Someone picked up a toy of some sort and jokingly said "Shall we get this for the kid?" and so on. A while after that, I met John, and since he was also looking for a new flat, we all met and decided to move in together like a nice little family... I doubt that he could have expected that we had a nickname for him even before we met!
Tuesday, April 8
Monday, April 7
Anyway... counting days to Easter. Going to Belgrade for two weeks or so. Another 14 or so hours on the train, accompanied by two border crossings, equaling a grand total of 4 sets of customs officers, police officers, and any other officers you can imagine. (For those wondering why 4 sets - exit Greece, enter FYROM, exit FYROM, enter Serbia). I wish I could afford a plane ticket. It is soooo much better.... no hassle, plus from door to door it's at most three hours.
Almost forgot... got my ass kicked in tavli.... 9-13 is the current score... I have to practice my dice throwing skills ;)
Saturday, March 29
Ana beat me in tavli yesterday, now it's 4-2 :)
Wednesday, March 26
Monday, March 24
Saturday, March 22
Nenad is coming over tonight, so we're gonna sit & chill out a bit, to test the new room, and John went to get a PS2, so we're probably going to get stuck playing all night... And there's an assignment to do, rugby practice to go to... I am such a responsible person, aren't I?
Wednesday, March 19
Tuesday, March 18
Other than that, some interesting things were and are happening on the personal plan, but I guess it doesn't belong here... (T. eat your heart out!!!) Suffice it to say that things are going good ;) which is more than I can say for Johnny... he's confused, as usual. We've watched Ice Age again yesterday, and he still refuses to accept that Sid the sloth was based on him... ;)))
More will be posted later, since further details about the case may hinder the ongoing investigation ;)
Oh, and by the way, I am finally content with the plans for rearranging my room, and will start the works late this week... All hail mighty 3DMax.
As I am reminded by a visitor in the guestbook (bravo T, you are the first :) Dejan has new sneakers. I personally think they are too "space gear"-like, but he enjoys them very much, and that's what's important.....
Added a new link to the links page.... some things about rugby...
Tuesday, March 11
If anyone out there is willing to give me a few megs somewhere, I'd be eternaly grateful...
Thursday, March 6
"No, your phone is cut off, so it can't be working"
"No, your phone is cut off, so it can't be working"
"Ok, it doesn't work."
We are very curious about our next phone bill - will they charge us for the calls we made while are phone was "not working" :)))
Thursday, February 20
Otherwise, things are just peechy. Money is... it's... mnggggh I don't wanna think about money now... it brings me down. Weather... that's always safe. Thessaloniki is suffering from a mild case of snowfall... People here are just not used to snow. The pavements aren't ment to be used in wet weather. They are slippery. Extremely. I've managed not to fall until now, and I hope that I won't. But some scenes that you can see on the streets... just outrageous. When I used to live in another area of town, on a hill, every winter day was an opportunity to observe something amazing and unique.
The guys? Excellent... Dejan came a week ago, with a fresh haircut and chocolate (i kutijom onih bananica... jaoooo). In chocolate we trust. It never lets you down.
Wednesday, February 12
Puzzled, but happy, I think "maybe it's a good idea to remove that modem that I'm not using, and rearrange the PCI cards since my LAN card is too close to the graphics card's fan..." So I do that. Boot up, and behold! Linux does not see the sound and LAN cards. Neither do Windows. Linux can see the secondary graphics card, but it doesn't use it - no picture on my secondary monitor. Hmmm.... After spending some time trying to configure my sound card, I just plug the modem back in, and everything works fine. Reviving the secondary display took another 40 or so minutes...
And all I wanted was some Massive Attack and a coffee. Was that too much to ask?
Later on, I found out that my mobile phone decided to switch itself off, right when I was expecting a call. Fortunately I saw it was off not long after the last time I used it.
I guess this is just one of those days...
Monday, February 10
Dejan is in Belgrade, Johnny is taking an exam, and I am boooooored, since I got up spontaneously at 9h in the morning, and there's nothing to do.... 'haps I'll go out to do the Greek thing - sit in a caffe, and drink a frappe (for the ignorant, check the coffee howto, link is below). Baaahhh.