Saturday, September 30, 2006

Home again

.. and with a full photo album of the last week. Friday lunch was another trip to Restaurant Meerfräulein in Laufenburg - I see they use JAlbum for their photo album too! Had a weird experience there on Thursday where they produced a salad before the main course whose dressing I'd last had back in 1963 when staying in Basel at a place in the Rosenthal Strasse - an amazing flashback - I'd forgotten about their salads until that moment...
Back by train from Frick to Zurich not sure what the plane was, I think it might have been an Avro RJ decorated with Swiss in Rural costumes...

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Day 3

First the boring (?) picture of work

and now a picture of the laptop working hard surrounded by the Rheinterrasse

Only one extra restaurant today - I risked the wild boa here this evening and this lunchtime was at the Restaurant Meerfräulein in the Swiss end of Laufenburg.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

another day..

.. another two restaurants and my digestive system is beginning to flag!
For lunch the Athene(?) restaurant in Laufenbug and in the evening having ducked out of a wonderful sounding trip to The Oskar Reinhart Collection at Winterthur. I had a quiet evening at the hotel enjoying their menu with 'Venisson (wild boa) steaks' though I'm sure my German translation of English would be just as risible. Couldn't face the game menu though so settled for fried pike (not sure that was much of an improvement) followed by pear sorbet. The software is now working though...

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Because it was possible...

or something?
Despite a Swissair strike I seem to be at the Hotel Rebstock Laufenburg having enjoyed a wonderful meal at restaurant schlössle - the lamb is recommended as is the San Gimigiano Rosso! Assuming I manage to get photos off my camera card - I forgot a vital usb cable - there should be some photos tomorrow! No doubt more restaurant visits - the area appears to have some good restaurants and the scenery is breathtaking!

Sunday, September 24, 2006


This image appears to be going the rounds - I thought at first it must be a spoof. Via though I actually found it at Mad Priest but how much different is it to fighting for peace, or the other one?

Who are these people!

- a meme going the rounds - or maybe it has gone and I've just been too busy!

Friday, September 22, 2006

Basket of the week

... 420g of red chillies...well maybe there were a few other things!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Nice peaceful evening

... until the pneumatic drills opened up over the way. Indistinct webcam image: The webcam updates every minute or so and is here on my webserver though it's often not running!
The big white building is an ex-pub that's being done up and I assume they've broken something. Heading downstairs where at least there's some shielding from the noise!

Making waves

More new terragen rendersare here and older ones here - these last have a few asteroid-like renders. There was a bit of a challenge on the terragen list to produce waves so I messed around with water levels and produced these, not too impressive for waves but I'm quite pleased with them.

Thursday, September 07, 2006


Another Doudi Samantha video:

Had to hand edit a previous blog with a youtube entry to get this...not sure why firefox is not co-operating?
Lots more Samantha on YouTube here
No subtitles so you'll all have to listen hard - but as I'm currently watching a DVD where the subtitles frequently have </l> in the midst of the text sometimes having no subtitles is less distracting!
And that should be France2 rather than tv2 in the previous blog

It's nearly poetry...

From a website that is spamming my webserver, I visited and pushed some of the foreign text through Babelfish

ludicrous cowgirl prostitute council,
with that too much they praise ch' I without I am suffered;
505 in mixed sky ludicrous cowgirl prostitute to mercy,
than more beloved;
From God, soon the bite is born in they left.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006


via and thence to the Register comes this news item Suicide squirrel in opera-hating kamikaze bike spoke mangle - doesn't say if it was a Red Squirrel though! Must get around to watching this film

Sunday, September 03, 2006

From TV2

and Doudi as Samantha we have this video. Should have bought the DVD...
Unless you're into camp you probably won't enjoy....
Couldn't paste the embedded player from that site to the blog entry - maybe it didn't like firefox?


This now claims to be beta blogger - but this is definitely not a test post.

What is amarok up to categorising Pogo.. as Disco
PS Have just upgraded to this week's 1.4.3 amarok release and things are now a lot more sane and Pogorelic is no longer Pogo'ing