Tuesday, March 27, 2007

C&C 3: Tiberium Wars demo

I downloaded the Tiberium Wars demo last night. At first I was a bit scpetic, because I was a huge fan of the original C&C that I played for months back in the day, but I think Tiberian sun in the series was a bit disappointing as I recall. I havn't had much time to play the demo though, but so far it seems pretty cool. All in all I'm not quite such a huge fan of the kind of play you see in these kinds of RTS games anymore, since you have so few units and it feels kind of tiny and cumbersome to control any bigger amount of troops than you can select.. So I prefer the Total War approach. But I'll play the demo a bit more and see how I feel about it.

I've got an exam in databases coming up this wednesday though, so unfortunately gaming time will be sparse.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Storm and too many bosses

Hold on to your hats, there is another storm brewing in Sweden. It's been blowing a lot the last couple of days and tonight there's going to be another class 2 storm. So better stay indoors if you can.

I've got that pretty much covered. I need to stay indoors polishing my thesis and study for my IT Law exam this thursday.

In the news, I saw that the swedish tax agency wont provide information electronically anymore to websites like Ratsit who present people's salaries and debts without sending out a notice about x having done a credit check on you. I don't see the problem about salaries being so sensetive, especially since you can get a lot more sensetive public information about people like convictions etc.

In Computer Sweden I read about how a hospital is saving money by having introduced a system that informs the personnel how much procedures and surgeries etc cost, so they're saving a few hundred SEK on tests. Then I notice in the background on a photo a billboard where they have their organizational chart posted. So I see they have like 3 bosses and 1 head doctor for about 12 personnel. Now there I see some saving potential. I bet they thought they were ineffective so they fired 3 nurses so they could hire another "boss" to get things better organized. Geeze. You read daily about people dying because the doctor misdiagnosed and missed that the patient had cancer, so obviously taking too many tests isn't the problem.

Reminds me of the movie hot shots, where the jinxed guy crashes but lives and he is fine until he arrives perfectly well at the hospital. What could go wrong, he says, and then they cut to his funeral.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


I successfully repaired my audio cables once again so I could play some Medieval II: Total War, but there is some static disturbance now or something from time to time, so I'll probably need to open them up again and isolate them better. Sometimes you just have to love dogs!

My mouse also keeps dying during play and it needs to reboot; don't know if it is full of dirt or if the USB port can't handle the power drain... But I cleaned it today, so will see if that solves things.

Tomorrow I and my group have a presentation in a information system management class, on clusters and the Karlskrona cluster in perticular. Exciting... But Porter's article on clusters was pretty good, so that comes recommended.

Monday, March 12, 2007


Today I had an interview with a recruitment company. I think it went pretty well, even though I was a bit nervous. It was nice weather today in Lund, so we could conduct the interview outside.

I'm still quite sad about my cat. We've had a nice little funeral though.

Now I'll need to repair the audio cables again since our dogs chewed on them again (!), then I might play some Medieval: Total War before or program some C# stuff. Wonder which one to start with.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

In memory of Zorba

My beautiful cat Zorba has passed away. I found her on the road having suffered a most unfair end.

I love you Zorba and you'll always be in my heart. I'll miss you so much! I wish you would've staid a bit longer. Sleep well, my precious.