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Antti Alanen: Film Diary -

Jean-Luc Godard: Le Livre d'image (2018). Never before have there been so many lists of the best films of the year. Particularly the compilation in Sight & Sound's end of the year double issue is amazing and well-edited with special thematic articles and essays. The distinction of the Senses of Cinema World Poll 2018 collection of 160 lists, published yesterday, is its anarchic and unwieldy character. I have spent two days reading them, and it's mind-blowing. Certain titles stand out, being...


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sph -

I made a simple "calling cards" for my daughter(s) which enable her to make a Skype video call to me and to her grandparents without using keyboard and mouse. In order to make the call she would just show the card with right image to the reader. Computer would respond by saying aloud either "calling grandma" or "cannot make the call to grandma", depending whether the other party is online or not. Setup: iMac with Skype installed Tikitag/Touchatag rfid reader. Bought the reader and some tags for...


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sph -

Just couple days after the previous audiobook post, I finished two more books: Childhood's End (by Arthur C. Clarke ) was a first Clarke novel I've read since I was a teenager. Naturally the early year it was written (1953) is evident on technology description, but it did not make the book less enjoyable. Rework (by the guys at 37signals ) was a disappointment. Even though I knew it was a short book consisting of a collection of small pieces of productivity/small business advice the end result...


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outrageous outings -

there is something inherently ridiculous about what i will write about next. but since i have no shame and find happiness in the smallest details, here goes nothing. toothpaste, the most mundane thing. i have written in quite significant length about my dishcloth before, so perhaps this is simply the natural step towards utter disaster. yes, i am writing about toothpaste. in a tube. but what a tube! i am a sucker for great packaging and surround myself with as beautiful everyday objects as...


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The little things -

Not this kind of nude, silly! Lately I have spent not one visit, but many visits to Sephora and other beauty emporiums trying to find the perfect nude.  Does anyone else out there notice how many ugly, deeply unflattering nude lipsticks there are?  It's particularly confounding since you see almost every model and actress in every ad wearing the same pinkish nude lip but you try to find that color and it DOES NOT EXIST.  Is this a conspiracy?  Where are all those women getting their perfect...


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sokeria kans -

   Laser liposuction is a procedure that is still relatively new and is a major innovation. This type of procedure is a much more gentle approach to removing unwanted pockets of fat and sculpting the body in a remarkable way, with the use of a laser. The laser works to melt certain fat deposits as a means of helping people to achieve the body they have always wanted.    After this procedure, an individual will appear slimmer and their skin will often be tighter and much smoother than it was...


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Af-riikka -

* marabout: "Today marabouts can be traveling holy men who survive on alms, religious teachers who take in young talibes at koranic schools, or distinguished religious leaders and scholars, both in and out of the sufi brotherhoods which dominate spiritual life in Senegambia" (Wikipedia) The great mosque of Touba in Senegal. Last week-end I visited the city of Touba : the holy city of Mouridism , the second-biggest Muslim brotherhood in Senegal and the one with most economic and political power...


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lover girl's blog -

if there is no land anywhere in sight doesnt it make sense to swim anymore


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Wild joys and wilder sins -

Just some quotes that I found especially beautiful/touching/fitting. “Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask...


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Tohtori Megistos -

Hyvää iltaa, vainohullut lukijat. Tohtorin kirjailijaystävä tuli toissapäivänä käymään puodissa ja lainasi tohtorille Dennis Palumbon kirjoittaman kirjan "Writing from the Inside Out". Palumbo on kirjailija ja psykologi, ja monet hänen potilaansa ovat myös kirjailijoita. Niinpä miehellä on erinomainen tarkkailuasema kirjailijan psyykeeseen. (Viimeksi kun tohtori kirjoitti kirjailijaystävästään, merkinnän otsikko olikin "kirjailijoiden hulluus".) "In my own experience, the...


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Gagan ( From My Lil Window) -

Ok, I have to say, Nokia has been screwing around with device names. It takes ages to have that vocabulary in your brain. So when your friend says, hei have you checked out how slim is that Nokia 6500 classic? Obviously your answer will be "wait a sec.. what device was that?" and your friends starts explaing, "you know, the one which looks like.... " How boring could those numbers be? 6500, 3230, bla bla !! As if those numbers meant anything! The numbers are as random as it could get! Okay, if...


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A free diary -

A message from Mary Hughes Thompson, one of the activists on board the first boat into Gaza,. Vik was on that boat, and we are all devastated with this news. Greta Throughout the day we prayed this would have the best kind of endings.  The kidnappers had given a deadline several hours away.  So this latest terrible news has devastated all of us who knew Vik.  He and I were on the FREE GAZA when it sailed to Gaza in August 2008.  He stayed behind in Gaza, and two months later he was...


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Velhametsä -

BBC News , a bastion of political correctness, has gone out of its way and published the following article : Does diversity make us unhappy? By Mark Easton Home editor, BBC News It is an uncomfortable conclusion from happiness research data perhaps - but multicultural communities tend to be less trusting and less happy. Research by the Home Office suggests that the more ethnically diverse an area is, the less people are likely to trust each other. The Commission for Racial Equality has also...


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Velhametsä -

Jussi Halla-aho has made the decision to make a move into politics, something he persisted earlier he would not do. However, in an announcement made on his website on the 20th of June, he declared that he would be running as an independent candidate for the True Finns in the Helsinki voting district. For those who are not acquainted with Mr. Halla-aho and his opinions should know that he is a fine writer with iron logic and a vicious sense of humour, the latter which he usually directs at the...


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Hobelix in English -

I was reading today my favourite blog. I haven't read it for a while and through it I found a couple of new interesting blogs. I got to laugh many times when reading them. Why couldn't I try this also. And because I'm far away from my native country, I thought, I could keep contact to my friends this way (many flies at the same time...). I'm lazy to write otherwise. So what happened today... Once upon a time there was a little girl, or sometimes I would wish it that I would never had grown...


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Kesä -

Kirkastuu ainakin se, mitä haluan tehdä. Haluan nähdä ja muistaa, kuinka lapseni on pieni. Haluan kertoa hänelle kymmenen vuoden päästä, kuinka hän oppi hyppäämään tasajalkaa portaalta ja laulamaan nannannaa-nailonbiittiä. Haluan olla sanomassa lapselleni hyvää yötä ja huomenta ja näyttää hänelle, kuinka kolmipyöräisellä ajetaan. Haluan pitää lasta sylissä niin kauan kuin hän haluaa siihen tulla. Kirkastuu, kun vapaapäivät loppuvat. Aloitin tämän kirjoituksen jo...


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Gagan ( From My Lil Window) -

Nokia bsod - bluescreen of death - coming soon ! Rovio, the (Finnish) company behind one of the most successful games ever, Angry Birds, twitted : @RovioMobile Angry Birds @ janole ... Nokia probably beyond saving at this point. ( http://twitter.com/#!/RovioMobile/status/35984875131510784 ) When Nokia declared it will make a big shift, choosing Windows Mobile 7 as the primary platform for future smartphones, it's like a 2012 movie earthquake to everyone (I mean every engineer in software...


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Links Golf Society -

Carne is Eddie Hackett’s last design, and many consider it to be his best. Hackett himself stated that if ever God intendednany piece of land to be a golf course, it is Carne. And it is truly a dramatic piece of land. The first nine holes of Carne Links were opened in 1992 and the following year a second nine was added. It is hard to believe that golf has been played here for only 15 years. Wonder back in my memories to this links course, the first thing I remember is the nature: the...


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Do You Hear the People Sing? -

Have spent an hour obsessively doing my hair. Will be in 2nd row --> Jude Law will see me today. It won't mean anything to him, but he will. Hamlet -aamuna tunnelma oli erikoinen. En ollut tietoisesti mitenkään hysteerisen täpinöissäni, mutta jotenkin vaan meikki ja hiukset ei sitten millään näyttäneet hyviltä. Kun asettelin otsatukkaa alusta asti neljättä kertaa, laskin yhteen yksi plus yksi enkä voinut kuin naureskella. Sunnuntaisin useimmat teatterit ovat pimeinä, joten...


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STUFF ON MY MIND -

I've bought this book a while back, but yesterday I actually read some of it for the first time.  The chapter 5, "Child abuse", hit home. It describes rather accurately how my life has been, what kind of a struggle and anxiety I've experienced. Most of the writer's examples are very extreme and deal with sexual abuse, but the structure of the experience is similar.  Some quotes that I feel describe my life well:  "The child trapped in an abusive environment is faced with formidable tasks of...


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Velhametsä -

Why I am not a Liberal Note: I am using 'stereotypical' liberal opinions, which I reflect on here, and I'm well aware that these are by no means the opinions of all people who call themselves liberal. Here is simply a random collection of view points, which I've perceived to be fundamental to and dircetly connected to liberal thinking and which I disagree with from a meta-political and philosophical point of view. This is an absolutely biased analysis from an absolutely biased point of view...


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Psycho Candy -

I guess it was a couple of years ago when i somehow got the idea that i need to get to know Caroliner. I had heard about some mysterious cult band called Caroliner Rainbow, who were playing some weird music in San Francisco, but i never saw their records anywhere and never heard any of their music so i just forgot about it. But somehow the idea of this band started to haunt me. I read some descriptions about their vinyl-only albums from the internet, and got the idea that this band is...


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where katie goes kaboom -

..the overwhelming sense of everything being in place, for once. Nothing that makes everything else sink, but it's just a feeling. A rather comforting one, when depressed, and one that stands beside you when you're happy. Oh I could never possibly explain it. Even if i could, still nobody would understand it. I feel like my head is unraveling.


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Ratatoskur -

It's possible that I haven't officially changed my home municipality since moving back here. Too bad that legally you have to notify the local register offices of a change of municipalities within a week of the switch or else . And there's no way to check it up anywhere. How stupid is that? So basically I'll have to walk up to the local offices and fess up my ignorance and generally just make an ass of myself. I am NOT happy about this. In other news: went for a walk before work today; work was...


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chronicles of a bitch -

Hello dear flist! I know I have been AWOL for ages, because of UNI work, work, life and such things. I have been keeping tabs on you all on twitter and Facebook, and reading all of your posts, so I feel like I haven't completely lost touch with all of you. So the dissertation is going OK, I hope. I have almost got the historical review done, methodology and literature review are OK, just need to do my own research now. I still have 3 months to get this done, so I think I am actually going to...


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Precious Illusion -

Your result for The Remarkably Thorough Harry Potter Character Test... Luna Lovegood "I enjoyed the meetings, too. It was like having friends." You are Luna Lovegood, daughter of Xenophilius Lovegood and Harry’s fellow classmate. Luna is quirky , bold , and good-natured . She is completely selfless when it comes to matters of the heart, and is always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. People generally do not take her seriously because she has a tendency to spout strange...


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Bigotry Unspecified -

She's back! Yay! And she brought candy! Yay! I'm glad that the dog calmed down after only an hour or so of frenzy. Dog did try to eat our hamster too, but that was my oversight. I'm sure she'll be scripting her travel journal into her blog before long and I won't be commenting on her trip. Expect to say that she's truly cursed when it comes to meeting nice people. More surprising was to see her with makeup. Actually look at her with her make-up on. Her eyes were so very glittery pretty*. Had I...


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Bigotry Unspecified -

Managed to take the girlfriend out to dinner last night and keep it almost civil too. Civil in the sense 'not to talk of things that upset either of us' (and 'not to mock the other diners and waiter too loudly to ashame the girlfriend'). Really nice and greasy foods. And wine. And even a shrimp-appetizer. Lucky we were too stuffed to eat dessert and I have money to feed myself this weekend. I also had an idea of sorts. The girlfriend and I have often been in disagreement of our ways to handle...


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Numenorian Chronicles -

The topic of this post is borrowed from the book by Gichin Funakoshi , father of Shotokan-school of karate, who is also considered to be a "father of modern karate". While I don't agree with that completely - I would rather put that label on Sokon Matsumura , who practically built the framework for the current popularity of karate and set the roots for Shorin-ryu -family of karate - I think that Funakoshi's ideological approach and work in Japan did make it possible for karate to spread...


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Gossip girl -

Totesin taannoin, että pidän enemmän reality-shoppailusta kuin nettikaupoista, nyt mielipiteeni nettikauppoja kohtaan on kuitenkin vaihtunut positiivisemmaksi. Tänään aamulla kymmenen jälkeen hypin puolialasti pyyheliina päässä kotonani, kun ovikello soi ja postintäti toi minulle paketin kuittausta vastaan. Paketista paljastui kaksi paria kenkiä,jotka tilasin asos.com : ista viikko sitten. Kengät oli pakattu valkoisiin kenkälaatikoihin, ne sopivat täydellisesti ja...


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