World Of Panic

We live in a big world. We all have ideals, desires and want to live the best way possible (well, I think most people do).

So how is it possible that because one person rages about one thing… all people involved panic as the world would explode the next moment if they don’t panic?
I’ve never heard of a better example of human idiocy so far…

Sadly this story affects a lot of people who tried to build up something great.. which is now maybe getting cancelled, because of 1 individual raging, qqing and causing a fuzz in the community when that person actually doesn’t has any information at all besides a small sentence.
Doesn’t it matter nowadays in which way or for what this sentence was meant to be? I mean… sanity seems something that most of human kind forgot about.

Appearantly not… or only for those who care.


Sentimental Stuff

I was writing stuff with former colleagues in facebook about gerbils and I said I would post pictures of my former pets.
So I searched my external hard drives for pictures and found them. I put some of them together to form 1 picture, but as I thought about the time I had with my little ones I started crying.

Somehow that’s pathetic as I thought I would be over the fact that I didn’t had a choice but giving them away as I got allergic on animal fur, but yeah… appearantly I got really sad about losing such great pets.

Sentimental Stuff

2006-2009 I owned a few Gerbils. I started with a male (Gin) and a female (Tonic) – both cute little fellas, but as I got wrong info by the pet shop I got them from, Tonic got pregnant 6 months after I bought them. 4 weeks before she got her first litter I bought a 3rd little one (Berry). After she got her first litter (2 females, 1 male), she soon got pregnant again as I couldn’t get her away from Gin soon enough and had a 2nd litter. After the small ones were old enough I gave her away with her 3 little girls :( Tonic was the only one that was really tamed and set ages on my shoulder or arm while I was playing games on my computer or PS2… she never ran away or around on me as the others did.

I kept her son (Ale) and put him together with Gin and Berry, but some months later Gin, Berry and Ale got problems with each other, so I need to give Gin and Berry away and got a new friend for Ale named Marik.
Some weeks later I got a 2nd group of Gerbils… 2 premature females I fed with cat milk in the first 2 weeks I had them, which I named Ceres and Ixion. Ixion was the first one ever to be able to jump out of the aquarium. She only did that once, but it was hell of trouble to get her back as she wasn’t trusting me yet. (Ale was the only one who was as trusting as his mother Tonic and even if Marik learned from that, I never let him crawl around for longer than 10 minutes. I couldn’t let out Ceres and Ixion as they never learned from their mom how to get used to humans.)

All was fine with my 4 gerbils until I got allergic on fur in 2009. I didn’t made a decision for months until it was really bad and I could barely stay in the room with my pets (which was annoying as I had a 1-room-apartment back then). I cried a lot back then because I was in need of a decision and finally gave them away to friends.

By now, all of them died :( 

RIP my cute little ones:
Tonic – Algier Fox (1st in left column)
Gin – Red-eyed White (3rd in left column and in 1st picture of right column)
Berry – Marten (2nd in left column and in 1st picture of right column)
Ale – Algier Fox Mold (1st and 2nd picture of right column)
Marik – Black (2nd picture of right column)
Ixion – Wild Pinto (3rd picture of right column)
Ceres – Wild (3rd picture of right column)

Tonight’s Dinner

… was a test. And awesome. Success!

Today I went out for getting groceries. I ended up with 12,5 kg of food and spent 29,25 € for that. Getting home was a pain in the ass as the roads are iced.
In the end I made it.

At around 4.30pm I got hungry and as I was watching “The Dog Whisperer” and not able to move as long the show airs (seriously), I went to make dinner at 5pm. So I wasn’t sure from the start what dinner would be, I was pretty sure it would be something that goes with my leftover rice of yesterday.

Surprisingly I didn’t need much time preparing dinner. I turned on the gas, lit the fire of one of the cooking plates, got oil into the pan and set the pan over the flame. While waiting for the pan to get hot (which doesn’t needs much time as gas is nearly instant) I prepared the 4 eggs and the 300g of chicken. After the pan was hot enough I put in the eggs and stirred them a bit so they would get the structure of scrambled eggs.
After cleaning the egg out of the pan I put in oil again and made the chicken.
Meanwhile I put my rice into the microwave to heat it up.
Tonight's Dinner

After the chicken was done I threw in a bit of oil with half of the Chinese vegetables bag I bought. Stirred them a bit until they got crunchy and got them out of the pan. I don’t like completely fried vegetables – I prefer them crunchy, which means half raw 😀
Tonight's Dinner

So now I was ready to eat, but before that I fried the rest of the veggies, so I would have a decent lunch tomorrow at work. Tonight’s dinner:
Tonight's Dinner

Tomorrow’s Lunch (in box – Japanese Bento style):
Tonight's Dinner


Simply *OMG*

Seriously OMFG~

I was in need to contact the Customer Support of “Crystal Saga”  – as I play in English: R2Games.
I wrote the ticket, attached the screenshot, pressed Send and was prepared to wait for ages as I have quite the experience of tickets just lying around for… weeks.

20:05 (right after sending the issue) I received an automated response for my ticket being opened and follow this link to read it, blablabla.
22:28 I received another mail telling me someone respond on my ticket… I followed the link and read the answer. Issue solved. Woot. That’s a record! In all these 10 years of me playing online games I never received an answer within 3 hours! (Of course, I will not mention the just leaning over the closet to talk to CS at work as this would be a bit 😀 lol, you know?)

And yes, this is worth a short blog on Saturday morning at 12:11 am.

The Coolest And Most Idiotc Idea I Ever Had

This is definitely one of my coolest and most idiotic ideas I ever EVER had.

My fridge-freezer combination is making a lot of noise due to the building ice and so I thought I need to defrost and clean it this weekend.
Because it is REALLY cold outside and I know we’re below 0° Celsius, I had this stupid idea:
Put the stuff from the fridge/freezer on the balcony and let the fridge defrost over night.

So I pulled out the electricity, put the frozen mice in the thermo box, which I still have from the last delivery, put in some freezing batteries, put the fish sticks next to the bags with frozen mice and brought the box on the balcony. After that I cleaned out the fridge, threw away what I won’t or can’t use anymore and put it in a bag next to the freezing stuff.

I hope the night gets really cold 😀

Living in Haarlem

Yesterday a friend of mine forwarded an article to me about my current hometown Haarlem (NL) that got revealed in the German magazine “Living & More”.
Five sites were pointing out the author’s opinion with main features about the city.

According to the article: Haarlem is located only a few minutes by car from Amsterdam and has a nice alignment of medieval buildings, small shops and cafes. That’s it.

Let’s see for my opinion on these points:

  • Haarlem is a few minutes by car from Schiphol (and even without huge traffic you need at least 15 minutes. Additionally 15-45 minutes depending of where you start from Amsterdam).
  • I don’t know which shops they mean with small – the pictures show they were “only” in the touristic shops, not the usual shops located in the main mall – well that’s fine, but I think they should get the point that space in the Netherlands is rare (small, high buildings) and even then the shops aren’t THAT small as described. At least I don’t think a shop or cafe with 75 m² is small.
  • The medieval buildings… here’s the point where I think they parked the car in the underground garage, went to the top to the market, looked around the marketplace and went back to the car.You don’t see that many medieval buildings in the city, except the church of which they posted a BIG picture on the first site and that church is the ONLY medieval building in the center. There’s only one remaining part of medieval time in the east part of Haarlem called Amsterdamse Poort – a gate where the original medieval wall stood.
    If they would’ve cared to check out the main shopping street they would’ve discovered far more interesting buildings (which aren’t medieval, but far cooler and to be honest: not everything that is made out of brick is left from the medieval time), e.g. the Cathedral of St. Bavo which is a huge monument I pass twice every day on my way to/from work. Even if this cathedral undergoes renovation since I live in Haarlem (Feb, 2012), it is still a huge nice eye catch.

I understand that the authors of such articles have an interest of selling their articles and don’t actually want to waste much time in a city they don’t want but need to due to the job, but a bit love for details and correctness would be really nice to read. As well as spending more than 30 minutes in a city without even checking everything outside of the marketplace, e.g. the parks with deers or the main streets leading to the marketplace. But maybe I am totally wrong and people want to read only about stuff they can chew down while having tea. 🙂

Google And Gaming Glasses

A colleague of mine showed me this video link and I thought about if that wouldn’t go in the direction of things, which are already topics in animes, e.g. Accel World.

There are already plans for this as you can tell by projects like Project Glass.

So soon we all have such glasses and spy on each other *snirg* Although I see all the nice points of that – availability of services, chatting and calling people without holding a cellphone, etc – I think there are also some negative points (hackers, viruses, criminal attention of Apps, etc) and I hope those will get enough attention,but for now I really look forward to the development.

Even if I think I will not own (immediately) such glasses or contact lenses, I can imagine using gaming glasses to play through games as this would be kinda cool.