Thursday, January 31, 2008

debbie travis - not quite my style

i do not understand how this lady got her own show? much of the time her taste in style and colors is just a million miles from what i think is nice. she's on the tv (telly) and hilde is watching, and i am wondering why the heck debbie is wearing a pink tie dye shirt?! she is an ok program leader, but her taste sometimes just kills the whole show...and i totally understand the guy of indian (?) descent totally not agreeing with anything she is suggesting.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Goodbye President and Prophet Gordon B. Hinckley

You did a great job =)

recent statistics from the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints

13 million members (6 million in the US)
4th largest christian denomination in the US
build a new chapel building every working day
16 members of the church in congress, from both political parties

stats from M. Russell Ballard, from the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Friday, January 11, 2008

en helvetes pappa - english translation

here's the helvetes pappa poem in english:
a pappa from hell
i am and have been
it stings in my heart
all the terrible things i have done
have made you cry
cry tears so sad
i die when i think about
your scared, desperate look
my son, if you could (were able to)
i would let you hit me
and crush my face
so you don't have to live
in sadness and fear
a pappa from hell
i don't know any better
but that is a lie
i have little control
i'm an ugly troll from hell
i owe you happiness
and dreams never realized
i hate myself
can someone kill me
and save my children
from a pappa from hell
crush my body
and delete my soul
i don't deserve to live
please kill me

here is the norwegian text
and here is the music video by mihau


Originally uploaded by nickleus
klatin is a cool game on ubuntu. i got 100% right in a vocabulary quiz the first time playing =)

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Nickleus Chesnokov

that's my Second Life name. i'm finally on. it looked like something fun to try =)

Saturday, January 5, 2008

god morgen yoghurt - velg blåbær

blåbær yoghurten inneholder minst sukker, kun 6%, mens alle andre god morgen typer inneholder rundt 11%. jeg tror også at blåbær har minst fett.

nickleus classic e b-sides album on itunes in 6-8 weeks

i just submitted my album to itunes through songcast, so hopefully it will be available for purchase in about 2 months. i hope this works.. =)

Friday, January 4, 2008

faster (fast) air (+space) travel

i live in norway. when i want to fly to the west coast of the US i take a plane to london or amsterdam or copenhagen. from there it is usually a 7-9 hour flight (we'll say 8 hours, as an average) to washington.

according to this article:
satellites can orbit the earth in around 90-100 minutes

to orbit only half way around the earth (i assume that is a fair estimation from scandinavia to the US west coast. it is probably less since we fly over the top of the world, almost.) would only take 45-50 minutes.

it takes the space shuttle 8.5 minutes to reach orbital velocity. i assume this means to get into orbit around the earth. see:

according to this article:
re-entry takes about 70 minutes from orbit to touch down (landing).

8.5+45+70 == 123.5 minutes
as opposed to 8 hours*60 minutes == 480 minutes (not including the flight time from oslo to london/copenhagen/amsterdam which is about 120 minutes, so 600 minutes total)

any thoughts (besides the obvious, the cost of such travel =)?

wine for symbian OS, how to run windows programs on symbian

so when is somebody going to develop a way to run windows programs on symbian OS? i wonder. i wa wa wa wa wonder..... when.