Monthly Archives: April 2004


A septocycle At the hotel were some of my colleagues and I play squash (which doesn’t kill my joints as much as it used to after I had gotten proper shoes) we found this “septocycle”. Didn’t know things like that existed…

Hellboy / Dawn of the Dead

If you’re looking for a (properly) scary movie, I can very much recommend the new “Dawn of the Dead”. I’ve also seen “Hellboy” and found it to be well-entertaining, but as I have never seen the comics I cannot really comment on the conversion.


After the easter holidays, I took 4 days off but then used most of those to refurbish the ceiling in a flat in Hannover. That didn’t stop me from picking up a new toy: a Sony Clie UX-50 Palm PDA. Having owned a Palm before (Sony’s first, the Clie PEG-S300 IIRC), the transition was easier for me than for Alex and Patrick who have only used Pocket PCs before. It is a very nice machine, good (bright) screen, surprisingly usable keyboard, bluetooth and wireless LAN (which eats up the battery rather quickly).

Bubba Ho-Tep

After it had been in (and gone from) the back of my mind for some time, I have finally managed to see “Bubba Ho-Tep”. It’s a comedy, a film about old age, and it’s all good. And it’s got Bruce Campbell as Elvis in it.
Recommended (although the whole premise sounds majorly weird and confusing).

Proper shoes

When I went to town (in Braunschweig this time) on Friday, I also remembered to buy some proper indoor sports / squash shoes. After having tried them yesterday, I can say the difference is like night and day. Not that I’m playing any better… :p
Lesson learned: Get proper shoes. Your joints will thank you!

Twin Snakes / Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow

Picked up “The Twin Snakes” and “Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow” on Friday. Been mostly playing SC:PT as that had me dying slightly less often (or more accurately it took longer to get from the last checkpoint to the place where I usually died so that subconsciously it felt like I was dying less), but TTS also looks nice and still retains most of its slickness.
I haven’t gotten around to trying SC:PT online, which supposedly is very good (in spite of the glaring quickmatch bug).