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New year/ New us -

Mun pitää hyväksyä asia, ettei tämä voi jatkua näin. Selailkaa vaikka mun ihan ensimmäiseen (AMY) blogiin ja luette että lupaan ja vannon, että laihdun että nyt alkaa uus elämä jne. Mutta ei ne dieetit ole koko elämän muutos. Laihut ehkä kilon, mutta lihot takas kun alat taas normaalisti.. Mulla ei oo ollut hiveästi kieltoja, paitsi ei makeeta, ei herkkuja, ei isoja annoksia, ei ilta-kuuden jälkeen... Ja aina kun joku näistä ei pitänyt (melkein joka pvä tuli jokin rikos)...


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Construction Data -

A new serious vulnerability notice was announced yesterday.  Core Security announced a DOS (denial-of-service) vulnerability in the Wonderware Suitelink software suite. This vulnerability allows hackers to remotely cause the software to terminate. Suitelink is a SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) software that controls the process automation in major facilities such as power stations. DHS/US-CERT has also […]


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Tanya82 tarinoi taas -

Heijaa ihmiset rakkaat! En ole ehtinyt taas viime aikoina paljon kirjoitella mutta jospa se tästä. Osittain johtunee siitä että en oikein välitä tästä blogspotista.. Mutta joo.. Heiiii Esa! Kiitos kommentista! Onpa kiva kuulla sinusta pitkästä aikaa! Usko tai älä mutta justiin viikonloppuna mietin että mitä sinulle mahtaa kuulua :) Muokkasin nimittäin vanhaa jippiin blogiani ja haikailin vanhoja aikoja jolloin kirjoittaminen oli kivaa.. Joopa. Eipä tässä nyt varsinaisesti...


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Pilnmēness -

I've done lots of things since last post. I've been working (oh yeah) and dancing my legs off. Me and my friend Marianna, went to the western classical music tradition (classical music) - concert, organized by state of Estonia . Estonian country celebrates it's 90th year of existence, not necessarily the independence, but existence over easier and more difficult years. The concert was full of feelings, different ones, and the best thing was high class orchestra with great pieces of...


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Construction Data -

How well are quantities and costs actually monitored and controlled on a construction project? How transparent is the information produced and how it can be verified with ease and accuracy? There are very elaborate project control systems in use, but do they really produce accurate, undisputable information and reports to top management? A potential client […]


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Daily Loaf -

Why won't the Holy see? On very select occasions does organised religion affect my life; at birth, when friends get married, at my sister's communion, when a close relative dies. I don't dislike strongly religious people, but I can't say I like some of the organisations they belong to, either. Every now and then, though, some of them cross the line. Just a few months ago, I was, along with all other homosexual men and women, categorically condemned by the Holy See as having "no social value"...


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Scalada - all about Scala -

Ah, feels good to hack a bit of Scala after a while. A friend of mine was thinking about getting more lightweight syntax for list creation and I had urge to try something out. A simple way would be to create an implicit def that would lift a value to list:      implicit def valueToList[a](value: a) = List(value) Now you could have expressions like      5 :: 3 (of type List[Int]) But just for fun I tried different approach that uses functions as intermediate values. After playing with it a...


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Scalada - all about Scala -

Implicit conversion is a useful mechanism, because it lets you extend libraries retroactively, without actually changing them. Let's take a common example. We would like to repeat some String, say "nice" three times. We could write it as: def *(times: Int, original: String) = { def multiply(times: Int): String = { if(times > 1) original + multiply(times - 1) else original } multiply(times) } As a bit of a sidenote, multiply is not tail-recursive, because its recursive call is not the last thing...


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Strategy of Giving -

Why do products so often fail? As Mike Elgan brilliantly explains in his article, people want to be in control.


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Nettitalon sähköohjausautomaatio -

SmartPirtti on CAN-väyläpohjainen järjestelmä, jossa samassa väylässä on erilaisia noodeja: WBSU = Wall Button Swicth Unit ECU = Electric Central Unit BMU = Bus Master Unit MCU = Master Control Unit Wall Button Swicth Unit (WBSU) WBSU:lla on yksilöllinen CAN ID (16-48) ja se pystyy lukemaan n-kpl painikkeita. Väylälle lähetetään viesti sekä painikkeen alas- että päästötilasta. WBSU:lla on 3 ohjattavaa lediä, joiden kirkkautta voidaan säätää 0-100%. Kuva: WBSU:n...


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On Winning -

Can Boyd's principles be really implemented in business? Chet Richards talks about that in excellent article . This part: That is, if the employees didn’t commit to making the system work, it wouldn’t move at all. The Toyota Way is why they do it for Toyota and don’t for most other manufacturing companies. The other important point about the Toyota Way is that the system is always getting better at whatever it does. As one Toyota exec put it, whatever we do this year is baseline for next...


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A journey to a healthier life. -

It seems that it's been exactly eight months since I last updated the blog. I've done a bit of soul-digging in the meantime... I've always suffered from a low esteem when it comes to my weight and appearance, but after confronting some painful childhood memories I think my "healthier life" project might have a more fertile breeding ground (is that an Engish expression?). However, I will probably continue updating the blog irregularly especially now since I'm off work for the summer and refuse...


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runopoika -

Jepulis, 11 päivää Rakkautta ja Anarkiaa takana, 10 nähtyä leffaa ja ehkä jokin epätoivoinen yritys raapustaa niistä jotain tänne blogiin, että puolentoista viikon istumismaratonista jäisi jotain muutakin käteen kuin hämäriä muistikuvia. Control (****½) Onnistuin yllätyksekseni saamaan liput myös festarin odotettuun avausleffaan Joy Divisonista sekä nuorena kuolleesta laulajastaan Ian Curtisista. Sinänsä hauskaa, kun aiempina vuosina en ole edes yrittänyt päästä...


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Junkie and Whore -

I refuse to follow the rules. Whenever I kept diaries, I would get pissed of the rules: having to write once per day, prefferably at evening, as a feedback for daily events. Now that I'm somewhat a grown up adult, I will write as many times as I wish per day. Any complains, fill a petition, sign it online and send it to the governor so they cut my head off. This is just another day in a looong row of identical days. It's like there's some Round Table of The Gods, who are all histerically...


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Velhametsä -

So, the proverbial excrement has really hit the fan. Massive demonstrations around the Middle-East, a French editor was sacked for printing the cartoons in France , several Arab countries have withdrawn their diplomatic representation in Denmark, Palestinian Islamist groups have threatened Danes and Norwegians and they are declared valid targests as are any diplomats from these countries. Muslims in Finland have joined the boycott and condemn Denmark and Islamists in London have threatened...


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Velhametsä -

Rioters have taken to the streets of Paris once more, reminding us of the massive rioting that took place only last fall. The BBC reports: Paris suburb sees fresh rioting The mayor's house is now under police guard following the riotingAbout 100 youths wielding baseball bats have fought French police in a Paris suburb, in the worst such violence since widespread riots in November. The youths threw stones and petrol bombs at police in the town of Montfermeil overnight. They also hurled stones at...


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On Winning -

Was reading an article about Chrysler decreasing their decision time drastically and that led me to thinking about metrics that could be used to measure decision making. Couldn't think of any besides the obious of length of decision process. Brief googling didn't make me much smarter either. Please provide links if I have been blind and overlooked something. I would think it would be good to start with question if measuring decision making is even necessary? I think so, if for nothing else then...


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AAMIAINEN RUOHIKOLLA -

Bataatissa on karotenoideja ja tofussa on isoflavoneita, jotka voivat vähentää aivosyöpäriskiä. Aivokasvaimet ovat yleistyneet viime vuosikymmenten aikana. Vaikka ne ovat vielä harvinainen syöpätyyppi, nykyinen matkapuhelinten käytön aloittaminen jo lapsena saattaa lisätä niiden määrää räjähdysmäisesti. Ruotsalaisen professorin Lennart Hardellin tutkimuksissa matkapuhelimen käytön teinivuosina aloittaneilla on nähty viisinkertainen pahanlaatuisen aivokasvaintyypin...


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Ajatusten fragmentteja -

New York Times kirjoittaa ympäristöhereetikoksi itseään kutsuvasta Stewart Brandista. En tunne henkilöä ja artikkeli kertoo enemmän henkilöstä kuin henkilön ajatuksista, mutta lainaan Brandilta pari miettimisen arvoista sitaattia: Biotekniikasta: “Starting in the 1960s, hackers turned computers from organizational control machines into individual freedom machines,” he told Conservation magazine last year. “Where are the green biotech hackers?” Ydinvoimasta: “There were...


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Vihaan työtäni -

I'm actually a socialist. I believe in social ownership and state control of economy, and I also believe that the state should provide all of its citizens some free services like healthcare. I've lived in Finland my whole life and I'm pretty happy about the free services I've had during my life. I mean, my teeth are straight, I have no deadly diseases and althought I've been out of work for long periods, I have not starved to death. I've also never had to live under a bridge, so that's a...


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Shanghai päiväkirja -

Ja jo traditioksi muodostunut laskeudutaan lentokentälle vesisade odotti meitä Balillakin. Neuvoteltiin kyydistä ja lähdettiin matkaan vuoriston yli Balin pohjoiselle puolelle Lovina rannalle. Maisemat olisivat voineet olla hyvät, mutta rankkasade yön pimeys ja mutkainen serpentiinitie tekivät kolme tuntisesta ajosta aika raskaan. Mutta lopulta löysimme seuraavan resorttimme portin ja pääsimme tutustumaan uuteen majapaikkaamme. Sateesta ei ollut seuraavana aamuna merkkiäkään ja...


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Prologue for Morning -

i figured it out . Something that was causing me to be troubled and share what i felt to others . I got it . It's been almost a year now since i stopped regarding emotions as an enemy and started living in each moment . I went from shutting everyone out and everything in , to living completely by emotion . One extreme to the other . It did work , though . Until i tied my life to someone. You cannot solve a problem before you know what the question is . I'm like a senior who takes up evening...


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Minnin näpertelyt -

Toy Soldiers: Cold War is an action-packed tower defense game that improves upon its predecessor at almost every opportunity. The Good Loads of replay value   Good number of competitive and cooperative options for two players   Barrage abilities are a great addition   Makes numerous improvements and tweaks to the Toy Soldiers formula. The Bad Frame rate can't always keep up with the action   Versus mode leaderboards are easy to game. History tells us that in the 40-plus years of the Cold...


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Through a looking glass -

The US occupation forces are not insensitive to the plight of the around 300 000 people they have driven from Fallujah. In fact, once the refugees are allowed to return, the ruins of their city are to be a model for the rest of Iraq. Dahr Jamail reports : Another example of the winning of hearts and minds of Iraqis is being formulated for the residents of Fallujah. The military has announced the plans it is considering to use for allowing Fallujans back into their city. They will set up...


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sph -

While I've always known that you can control many of the applications running in OSX using applescript I have very rarely tried that myself. Now, as I have a use case of semi-automation of skype video calling for the kids I started experimenting. I did buy a tikitag rfid reader on cheap which will be used for triggering the call. Here's what will be triggered by the rfid tag. This simple script checks if person xxxxxx is online and tries to open a call if he is. At the same time the script...


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sph -

Spotify has plenty of Finnish children's music available so it has gained specific popularity in our household. This has rendered my older iTunes-control -scripts not that useful anymore. I decided to give Spotify scripting a go, even though I knew there's not applescript interface available. Thankfully simple key navigation is enough for the basic use case of "play random song from this playlist": -- Invoke Spotify simply by opening a Spotify playlist or artist URL open location...


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sph -

In addition to make skype video calls I thought it would be nice to give my kids some control over playing music on the iMac. So, a new rfid tag was assigned to following simple applescript: tell application "iTunes" if player state is playing then stop else set the view of the front browser window to playlist "kertun musaa" set myNumberOfTracks to number of tracks in playlist "kertun musaa" set randomTrack to (random number (myNumberOfTracks - 1)) + 1 play track randomTrack of user playlist...


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Minnin näpertelyt -

From Dust provides a rich world full of engaging challenges, though there are some frustrations even a god must suffer. The Good Rich interplay of movable elements and natural forces   Attractive environmental design   Surprisingly competition-friendly Challenge mode. The Bad Problematic AI pathfinding   Controls not suited for fine manipulation   Not optimized for the PC. What if you had the powers of a god? The earth would shift at your whim and the seas would tremble at your touch. You...


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Minnin näpertelyt -

International Cricket Captain 2011 doesn't break any new ground, but a wealth of real-life statistics married to a solid management sim makes it worth the investment for any budding cricket captains. The Good Good statistical realism   Well-balanced difficulty. The Bad For diehards only   Flat graphical presentation. UK REVIEW--Few genres cater so directly to a specific crowd as the management sim. Incredibly dense minutiae are a sim's lifeblood, and International Cricket Captain 2011 serves...


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Wild joys and wilder sins -

It finally happened. It’s been knocking on my door for the past 3-4 years and now it broke the door and came crashing in. Burn out, the magic word of the 21 st century. I started to get worried about myself a while ago when I realized that I’ve started skipping school for no apparent reason. I skip at least 3-4 hours a week and it’s not that I was especially tired or anything, I just can’t find the motivation to put on shoes and leave for school. I have also stopped going to the gym...


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