Saturday, April 28, 2007

Alps

Looking towards Italy.

Tents of climbers ascending Mont Blanc.

Mont Blanc itself.

A nice day for a stroll.

Or jumping off a mountain with a large sail strapped to your back.

More Geneva



I got nicely covered in Lake Geneva when I wandered along this pier.

The UN building at night. I meant to get there during the day but missing the turning and ended up walking half-way to Lausanne.


The view towards Chamonix from Aiguille Du Midi at 12602ft.

Geneva

Here's a few photos...

Cath├ędrale St-Pierre


View from the hotel window - it was rather near the airport.



This is why I'm here...

Moved

This is the view from the roof of our new office, not bad huh?


Thursday, April 19, 2007

Who works harder, men or women?

Great story.

"The time spent not working is identical for men and women. How this time is used differs for men and women and it turns out that women for instance spend much more time sleeping than men do and that extra time that women spend sleeping, men usually spend watching TV, so that may explain the perception that women have less free time."

Ha. That's what you get for your 10.30pm bedtime.

Anna Thorburn from Global Women's Strike, a body campaigning for greater recognition of the work women do, says it doesn't recognise how women work. For instance it ignores what she calls 'emotional housework'. "It's the organising and planning and maintaining of relationships that women do. When men stop working they switch off. Women are constantly on the go, juggling things to keep things going."

Yeah whatever. Fact is men take precisely 2 minutes to organise anything, whereas women take 3 days of 'should we go here or here' and 'but if so-and-so is coming then whatsisname can't' deliberating before they do something. That's why they don't switch off and waste precious brain space that could otherwise be used for knitting patterns and celebrity gossip.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

OMG

I just downloaded Sonic on my Wii. Sonic on my Nintendo. Not a phrase anyone would have anticipated 15 years ago.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Countries I've been to

Ok, I cheated a bit by including countries where I had a stopover, but there was only a few of them so it's reasonably accurate. I think this map is trying to tell me I need to get out of Europe more, specifically in an easterly direction.


create your own visited country map

Can someone lend me a hand?

Saturday, April 14, 2007

I've never seen them live so I'm kinda tempted

I'll go if someone else comes with me.

I don't want it to be like the Eagles where I had to stand around with old people all on my own.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Wikipedia - The Great Argument solver

Liquorice extract is traded both in solid and syrup form. Its active principle is glycyrrhizin, a sweetener more than 50 times as sweet as sucrose which also has pharmaceutical effects.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Licorice

Ha! Take that Jamie.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Hohum

Do this on a train or plane when the person next to you is being annoying:
  1. Quietly and calmly open up your laptop case
  2. Remove your laptop
  3. Boot it up
  4. Make sure your fellow traveller can see the screen
  5. Then click here