Woke up by backup alarm system

  • Posted on: 6 June 2007
  • By: lucas

I woke up at 3:30 thinking, wow, still have approx. 1.5 hours of sleep left ! Then my phone woke me up at 5:00 ... somehow the radio alarm clock didn't go off at 4:50 ! hmmm, not good. Still made it in time for the train, but hurrying in the morning is not my cup of tea. Of course I had time enough to make my coffee for in the thermos, make some sandwiches, pack apples etc. So nothing really happened, except my fallback system had to wake me up. And yesterday I was thinking: oh, why bother so much, am I really that paranoid with all these backups ?

Should be working hard on the LS model right now ... sigh. I don't have the luxury to get bored with this. So I have to force myself !
$cons #bla #foo+#bar
$do #i 1 3
block name=bla%int(#i) x0=0 y0=0 z0=0 x1=#i y1=#i z1=#i
$end do

That's the Opera command language for you ... grown so used to it. But also hitting the limitations of the system all the time.

I still have to answer Julie Shepard's invitation for the next Vectorfields user conference in September. I'm afraid I can't make it again this year. Feel sorry about that, but I don't think Vision Dynamics is going to pay for my trip to ... Switzerland ! The conference is at the CERN institute (particle collider, huge project with even bigger magnets, Atlas I think that part of the project is called). Alas. I've really fond memories of the 3 VF user conferences I went to. I wonder if Rick Janssen is still going ?

Just passed the Kuip, the football stadium of Feyenoord, one of the clubs of Rotterdam. It's a bowl shaped stadium, tub = kuip in Dutch approx. I've been to the Kuip with David and Linda to see Prince in concert. Can't remember the exact date, but must be around 1990. That's 17 years ago ! Prince still there of course, I listen to some of his cd's but I don't keep up to date with his new projects. Amazingly the Kuip was built in 1937 ! See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feijenoord_Stadion by the same architects of the van Nelle factory in Rotterdam (now a industrial heritage monument).

Last evening when we put Hannah in her bed we had a good laugh. Normally I read a book to her which she can choose herself. But yesterday Fran, I and Hannah had to sit in a 'circle' just like at school. She was the "juf" or teacher and she read from the book (picture book about cars). Everytime she turned a page the held up the book with one hand to show us the pictures and then she asked us what it was. But first we had to stick up our finger ! It was truely amazing how accurate she replicated everything she experiences at school !