Märts Musings

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13 Feb 2010 - 09:09

So, you are using Drupal, you've probably read a bunch of articles and tutorials...maybe even skimmed some books and you figure you have a grasp of how it works. You've read that there's the "drupal way" of doing things and you'd be happy to do so, but you're not sure what that means in practice and you're in a rush to get your site working. You know php and mysql so what's the problem? You just want to start coding.

11 Nov 2009 - 14:28

Prelude

Torn apart serverOne tends to discover some odd things while net surfing and a while back I came across a site featuring a Silicon Graphics server that had been torn apart and converted into a fridge.

Pretty cool. Nerdy, but cool. Wouldn't it be a nice change to have a computer that served cold drinks instead of tepid aggravation?

Well, it just so happened that sitting beneath my desk at work were two Sun E250 servers that used to house our company's website before it was completely redesigned on a different platform. What's more, these servers had front doors that swing open; much like a fridge!

20 Nov 2001 - 13:02

Lisbon, Portugal - October 2001

In October 2000 we went to the Emerald Isle to see Estonia play Ireland in a World Cup qualifying match in Dublin. The trip was such a success that we decided to do it again in 2001, except this time Estonia was away to Portugal.

While Ireland was lovely, its October weather could not match Portugal's warm sunshine. We spent a fun-filled week touring around the country and then arrived in Lisbon to see the match. As luck would have it, several other loose connections of friends and acquaintances were in Europe at the same time and we all met up in Lisbon the night before the game. The bulk of us were from Toronto but other representatives came from New York, Seattle and Vancouver. In all, there were something like 21 of us going to see the game. I was the one organising the tickets.

7 Nov 2001 - 13:01

Lagos, Portugal - October 2001

Our trip to Portugal was equally balanced by sightseeing and partying. In Lagos we were convinced to stay at a private home and the granny that lived there would not allow the boys and girls in our group to share rooms. (after several nights of wild sex orgies, I suppose this was a welcome relief)

Our first night in town probably counted as the one with the heaviest consumption. It ran late for most but ended abruptly for one individual who had sipped too much Absinthe. (no, not me) Anyway, let's just say we're happy the boys' room had tiled floors which were easy to clean.

24 Sep 2001 - 12:26

Hamburg, Germany - June 1999

Mossman and I were in the 3rd week of our European hostelling trip and we needed to get to Stockholm for soup while on our way to Estonia for the song festival. (the song festival happens once every 5 years and it's massive) Anyway, budget travellers know that overnight train rides are the same as overnight accomodation so the Paris - Stockholm train was a no brainer.

3 Aug 2001 - 12:42

North of the arctic circle, Norway - July 1999

A couple of weeks after we met the crazy guy, Mossman and I visited my old friend Eero. At the time, Eero was living in a small Norwegian fishing village called Lysnes (or something like that). This village is north of the arctic circle and rests on a picturesque fjord. We had flown from Tallinn to Oslo and to save money we spent the night at the airport, sleeping on benches next to an enormous flaccid penis. Eero's one wish was for us to bring beer because in Norway, the cost is almost prohibitive. (something like $100 a case) Arriving in Oslo, I had 24 cans of Saku Originaal which was above the allowable alcohol limit stated on the customs signs. Luckily, there are two exits from the airport - one is marked in red and is for people with stuff to declare, the other is marked in green, is unattended and is meant for those with nothing to declare. Guess which one we chose? Yep - and it worked fine. The next morning we flew to Tromso and from there we had to take a boat to a place named Finnsnes where Eero would pick us up.

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