Many thanks to whoever uploaded the Rimini project CD! Cool, I really needed that today ;-)
If, for every word written against smoking there were one single person who really had stopped – there would be no smokers in this world. Everybody in the Western World recognizes that tobacco-related diseases are the biggest preventable health problem of this century; yet, adolescents and young enjoy the privilege of youth that nothing can harm them anyway (from not wearing seatbelts to smoking!) and the imperceptible increase in Asian and developing countries affluence manifests itself in higher cigarette consumption per capitem. In Europe, between 25 and 30% of all cancer deaths are due to tobacco smoking. The World Health Organisation estimates that about one third of the global population, some 1.1 billion adults, are smokers. This number is expected to increase and the worldwide death toll is already greater than from HIV, tuberculosis, maternal mortality, motor vehicle accidents, suicide and homicide combined.
Manic depressive Jules Sans Scrupules has an announcement to make: Sorry, too busy.
No, but seriously, how people today manage to have families, children and friends next to having jobs and dinners and internet and TV and sportschools and music instruments, beats me. Now some annoying things I ran into the last days:
This page gets way more frequent visitors than I thought it would get, who even send me enthusiastic email. Which is all great and stuff, but also costs me extra time! Some people I know personally are waiting for email from me, others are waiting for other things I should have finished for them a long time ago. I'm behind on my life about a month or two, really sorry everybody! A Julius needs to set his priorities in life, right?
Luckily I finally got to finish me-and-my-cousin's software-controllable hard-reset robot, and as you can see in the pic; it's pretty complicated stuff ;-) in fact, you won't believe how brilliant and complicated it actually is, what it is for, why we created it, and no, I won't explain it either. I can only say it is very useful to us, it is a mechanic relais electronically controlled by a delayed relais which in turn is controlled by the keyboard's Numlock LED, which in turn is controlled by home-made software. Right, so now I'm the total geek to you? Well I do these type of things only when they're really needed and useful and they take months for me to finish, I don't plan to do this often. It reminded me of the days back when I used to build my own (pirate) FM-radio and TV-transmitters and shit like that. Then another time-eater is me getting to learn how to handle BSD servers. I'm also slowly getting all my old webpages a little more organized, which is still not half near ready, but it's getting there... For one, my really old guestbook is back online! Check the older entries, they're very funny. And, last but not least, I'm totally CRAZY about a girl I met recently. No, not a cyber-thing, haven't met her online. It's all in a premature state but it looks very hopeful, "about time!" I hear some of you say and yes, for me to write this here means it's really worth mentioning. Maybe you'll get to see her soon ;-) I'm really very sleepy when I write this, and I need to get up real early tomorrow, so this is it for now... Later!