Monthly Archives: May 2000

National holidays of the week: Memorial Day, as seen in Rob’s entry and forum thread and in passing comments by others. And here we have Helatorstai, an annoying church holiday that is supposed to result in a Thursday off and a Saturday working. … Continue reading

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I think this (the thermo part) is what Ken Meltsner and those other Course III people were trying to do many years ago, with blunt tools. Via Jonathan, a while back.

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I’m not making it up: Someone wrote a detective novel set on the mean streets of Koskela, “Helsinki’s Bronx” (Alueuutiset). Check out the description of Sjöman & Co. here. PS 2015: The Nordic mystery boom finally happened but Hannu Vuorio’s … Continue reading

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National holidays of the week: Victoria Day (Canada) as described by Kristin and Nicole, and Cyril and Methodius Day, the main Bulgarian national day, especially if Johku can get us into the reception. [Later:] She did, and it was a rather strange: … Continue reading

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Did I mention that PIC Bulletin 5 came out? I’ll put up some Internettish things I wrote for it shortly. Also, the first person in my group defended: congratulations, Dr. Pekka.

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As I said below, I’m kind of over techwriting. But some academics are finding it very exciting. Like the founder of Sellout: A Resource for People With PhDs Considering Careers Outside the University.

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Last night to the Sibelius Conducting Competition. The finals are tonight, but I need to get work done. [Later:] Olari Elts from Estonia placed first, and Yasuo Shinozaki, my favorite of the ones I heard (he sang to the orchestra), was … Continue reading

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Crystal Pepsi. Crystal deodorant. And now, according to Pamie’s forum, there’s crystal cat litter. It’s described here, in Heather’s post. In other household news, I just noticed that Vuokkoset, a Finnish brand of panty liner, has the “made in Finland” … Continue reading

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I have to start logging cites.

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After yesterday, I should really post my own press release: Diana Quits Trantex, Starts Rest of Life. “We’re just thrilled that she’s decided not to come back after her study leave,” said the personnel manager. “Now we don’t have to … Continue reading

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This is one of the coolest press releases I’ve ever seen, especially the last three paragraphs (cool =/= proofread, though). Via everybody.

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National holiday of the week: Norwegian Independence Day. Instead of tracking it from this youth hostel, I will be tracking it through this weblog and this news archive (pictures here) and the slottscam. The reason? See below.

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