Personal · 22 June 2010 ·
My Sun frame is back from the powder coaters in a lovely British Racing Green. I will get some white paint and do the appliances over the weekend. After that, the folks from Common Wheel are going to take over again and do their mastery, to bring this old frame back to glory.
Since my bike got stolen over Easter, I need a new one. I decided to go back to the Common Wheel Project, a Glasgow-based charity that employs people with mental illness to build and repair bikes. It’s a brilliant project and they do a very good job at building bikes, too. Plus, they are a bit geeky.
Things have been a bit strange recently, and I need a soundtrack for that. My library is full of melancholic music, not because I’m such a sad person, but it’s just what I generally listen to. But right now, I do need a break. A few weeks ago I had the sudden desire to listen to classical music, from Orf and Bach to Penderecki and Rautavaara.
But now I hunger for something completely different. I feel restless. I can’t live without my daily dose of melancholic music, but at the same time I need something that’s still got a drive. Something that makes me get up and do things.
Personal · 3 July 2009 ·
About three or four years ago, a new trend started. People started using headsets for mobile phones. At first these headsets were rather bulky, and only a few people used them. Most of them were business men, walking down the streets, looking busy and important in their tight black suits and with their hasty movements. Then, about a year later a new kind of people started using these devices: The self-made businessmen, with less tight suits, but even hastier movements.
Personal · 25 May 2009 ·
Personal · 28 April 2009 ·
Whoever is responsible for this (apparently it’s Louis E. Caldera), it is not funny.
…yet. But there isn’t much left.
Old grannies get scammed with electric blankets and knife sets. But whilst an electric blanket probably wouldn’t attract the attention of students, other goods do.
A short rant about Hobbes
Personal · 3 October 2008 ·
I have come to the conclusion that Glasgow is the centre of the earth: Now, bring on the evidence!