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Friday, September 28th, 2007

Kai challenged me to post this.

Usually I have time to think me-stuff only in commute. At home I’m either engrossed in consuming entertainment, be it TV, magazines or videogames, or doing chores – mostly eating, really. At work I’m obviously working for the most part, although I often post in the office before I start working, or on a break. But the actual thinking, such as it is, usually happens during commute.

I actually look forward to the commute on most days. I tend to listen to podcasts (Gamers With Jobs), play videogames (PSP), read magazines (Edge) or listen to music. Podcasts and magazines give me fuel for my gaming blog, while listening to music gives me time to think. I used to sleep during my commutes, but I rarely do that anymore, probably because my commute is fast these days, only 20-30 minutes.

So the challenge was to take a picture from the place I do my posting. I’m not going to post a photo of my workplace (a cubicle) or my home computer (in the bedroom) or a laptop in my living room, but the commute is the thing that ties it all together. The photo below was taken from a moving bus with a Canon Digital IXUS i7 Zoom, which I happened to be taking for a spin yesterday. As it happens, I took 69 photographs and some video of the commute, and this one is perhaps the most representative of it all. I go through a lot of road construction work and admire the autumn colors.


This is the new sound, just like the old sound

Sunday, January 7th, 2007

Dear reader,

welcome to my brand new installation of WordPress over at I’ve imported my posts from the Blogger account, sadly losing comments in the process. Sorry about that.

(Edit: to my frustration, the ways and means of importing Blogger posts to WordPress seem to change at a rapid pace. This “RSS and IE7″ method worked for me… today. It may be another solution is needed for my primary blog, again.)

There were plenty of reasons for the move, mostly being that A) I now have my own webspace, B) Blogger’s limitations becoming a nuisance and C) I need to train for the eventual move of my primary gaming blog, 71/78. Even though it will get a new name and I’m not even sure about importing the old posts.

Expect lots of technical and layout experimentation in the coming weeks. I’m psyched!

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

I finally got myself a domain with my wife, with the help of a friend. is hosted at Dreamhost. The domain is registered with I’m not at all sure what we’re going to do with it, but I have some PHP projects in mind, along with an online photo gallery thing. I’m also thinking about moving this blog over there, considering that it’s new and the current URL isn’t spread around too much.

There’s nothing of interest in the site as of now, this is merely to explain the link I just added to the margin over there on the right.

Push the button

Monday, September 11th, 2006

“Push-button publishing”, they say. Blogger won’t let me rearrange the right-hand elements, so until I can indeed push the “Save” button, bear with me.

(Edit: okay, the ol’ sign out – sign in did the trick.)

That said, I did choose Blogger, again, to set up this blog, even though I’m in the process of getting a shared server with friends, which will in turn enable me to set up WordPress, for instance. I don’t know what I’ll do with the server, really, but I’m all giddy about owning a domain.

(Edit 2: The Blogger Beta this thing’s running on isn’t entirely co-operative. I can’t figure out how to make a clean footer section, it wants to make it all huge and ugly. Will be beautified someday.)

A life

Sunday, September 10th, 2006


Everybody gets a life. I have recently realized that it would be best to not just sail through it with a blindfold on, but to make it a journey worth taking.

Since things (“life”) have often dwindled to a numbing routine, I’m guessing I might find more motivation if I make this public. (Even though I expect even less traffic than with my primary blog.)

Some background

I have another blog, 71/78: A Gamer’s Blog. It’s all about playing videogames. Lately there’s been more and more stuff I’ve wanted to post about but which have felt out of place in that context. Today I noticed that someone’s listed 71/78 as one of his favorites and I got the feeling that it would best serve my audience if I separated my life stuff from my hobby stuff.

The title, then. I was born in 1978 and it felt logical to tie the title to the year, like I did with my other blog. Continuity, you see. It’s important in life.

About myself

My name is Joonas. I have always lived in Helsinki, Finland, though I spent my childhood in the city next door, Vantaa. I am married with no children. She studies egyptology, which I think is cool as hell.