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01 September 2009 @ 08:25 pm
I'm not sure, but I think the apartment is trying to vex me. Some of you have heard the story where I fell asleep while i was trying to pee. Completely understandable on the one hand, but might be some sinister influence from beyond?
Now I'm without any meaningful electricity for some time. It started last Tuesday with a complete blackout and my only contact to the landlord was via a less than helpful ex employee. My friendly neighbor found a working phone number after some rummaging. The landlord (who is barely comprehensible) promised immediate help, which consisted of some guy coming over, poking at the fuse and promising even more help on the morrow. There was talk about an electrician.
Wednesday came, and with it no power whatsoever. I called again and got the good news. No electricity as such, but there will be a friendly employee here in a few minutes with the keys to a different apartment. Just in case I need one with light and warm water and similar trifles. Also they would provide me with *some* power at least, which would be very welcome, because they electrician discovered some , I didn't understand anything due to his dialect. But it means that I couldn't be back on the grid before Monday, Tuesday latest.
Thurday, I got my power back. In form of a power cord through my open bedroom window and a random collection of extension leads. This means I will either burn one night or die of the cold, cold Bavarian summer nights. Friday night brought single digit temperatures. Luckily neither will happen, because I cant sleep with all that noise. If it is not a lorry or bus on the cobble stone street below my window, it is a plane starting a few hundred meters from my place. One would think that I go tired to work with all that lack of sleep. But no worries. The ice cold showers do help.

We have Tuesday now, and I sit here in candle light, plotting the demise of my new enemy. I had to call him and ask why i still have no power. He was somewhat unapologetic about the situation. Said the electrician was there but needs to be back because of (I'm sure he mumbles on purpose). He promised it would be solved by tomorrow noon. But (I quote) "You never know with electricians, hahaha"

I have not much hope left...The worst thing is that I can't even withhold rent - cause I dont pay any.
Current Location: Nürnberg
Current Mood: enragedenraged
23 October 2008 @ 02:33 pm
can anybody explain the following code to me:

{return (taste =! 13)}
return true;

ought to have the same effect as:

return (taste =! 13)

and this shouldn't work:

{return (taste =! 13)}

(I dropped the else branch)

What do I miss?

solved - thank you after nightfall!
Current Location: Essen
Current Mood: confusedconfused
16 October 2008 @ 10:59 am
Работа, Работа, Работа. Squee!!!
21 July 2008 @ 09:03 pm
sorry for annoying you. My messenger hates me and you and everybody else. Don't shoot the messenger!
(actually this post is made with my messenger, there might be hope)
24 December 2007 @ 01:53 pm
I hope you will have a great Christmas!
Current Location: under the Christmas tree
Current Mood: thankfulthankful
Current Music: Last Christmas. Once a year is okay
13 September 2007 @ 10:34 am
at 2 in the morning can be a pleasent thing. Just saying.

Also: finished my n00b-programme. Any volunteers for the dokumentation?
Current Location: Essen
Current Mood: relaxedrelaxed
Current Music: The Cure: Faith
28 August 2007 @ 05:42 pm
Silly as I am, I have agreed to write a kind of "meme generator". Multilingual, of course and till Friday :rolleyes:

Since this is a breeding pool for internet meme, I am sure someone can find me a few silly but harrmless lists. I need the questions and answers in a list. CSV or plain text preferred. Multilingual would be ideal, but I don't expect you can find that easily.
Current Location: at my desk
Current Mood: creativecreative
Current Music: Nirvana unplugged concert
24 August 2007 @ 05:38 pm
They repaired my car, it runs again! It All in all 1300€ to repair a 1600€ car, but I have to suck it up.
Anyways, I am happy and the Autobahn is no longer a safe place :D

Now I need a flying car  ;)
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Current Location: @home
Current Mood: happyhappy
30 July 2007 @ 12:15 pm

Originally uploaded by K!ko
at least they got the shirt right :)

you probably know the link
Current Location: Essen
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: I wish...
17 May 2007 @ 09:31 pm

Originally uploaded by K!ko.
Behold my new car! I have finally no longer need for my legs. And everything for 1500€ - there is still enough money for a few liters of gas :D
Nah, I kid you, this calls for cheap champagne! Cheers
Current Location: Stein
Current Mood: giddygiddy
Current Music: Joy Division