Oh Updates Where Art Thou?

It’s been a while since I’ve updated the blog, but fear not, it’s all for a good reason. During the last three weeks I and Anette has purchased — and moved into — a new house! We’ve settled down in Hvaler, Norway, almost all the way out into the ocean. I’ll try to get some pictures up on my flickr page later, but most of my time is consumed by boring tasks like running cables for UTP through the walls, trying to get the telephony cable where it’s supposed to be etc. The house is brand new and we’re doing the second floor ourselves (or, at least my dad is. I’m not very useful in this situation).

What I’ve learnt so far:

  • Be sure to unwind and straighten out the UTP / ethernet cable from the roll before trying to get it through a 16mm plastic pipe. It gets very difficult to pull it after a while otherwise…
  • Getting a UTP cable through a 40mm pipe is harder than it looks when you have corners with edges. Yes. The pipe is very, very wide. The cable is not. It favours getting stuck at the beginning of the last corner long inside the wall.
  • 802d pwns.
  • My 32 inch TV is way too small. Good thing a new one is on the way.
  • The people that invented zones for DVD movies should be ashamed. My movie collection is a mixture of zone 1 and zone 2 movies, and while attempting to play them on my Xbox 360 today, I had to go through three movies before I found one with the correct zone. People who download movies from questionable sources NEVER have these issues. Why do the products I have paid for have FAR MORE problems and frustrations than those which people get for free?! THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.

But other than that, we’re finding ourselves more and more familiar with this place, and it’s great to finally have our own house. Induction rocks.

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