Honey, I’m Home!

I guess it’s time for a small update.

As you probably understand I made it safely back home from China. No delays, and flying via Helsinki, Finland is much better than flying via Amsterdam or Paris because it’s a shorter flight. The airport in Helsinki is a mess, though, I suspect that it was designed by two Finnish alcoholic crack addicts. But in spite of their frequent attempts to lead me into dead ends and towards the wrong gates, I finally found my flight back to Oslo.

After over two years in the same shared apartment, I’m now planning to move out. I’ve started to look for a new place, and this time I’m buying an apartment of my own. I’m told that July and August are good months because people are on vacation and that it’s more of a buyers market, at least compared to for instance August.

My savings account isn’t exactly overflowing with money, so I have to ask the bank for cash. At the moment they are practically throwing money at people, so that won’t really be a problem. The pitfall can be to borrow too much money from them and end up in a bit of a pickle if the interest rates go through the roof. Hopefully, my contact at the bank will tell me what’s smart and what’s not.

Today I came across an OS X-only application that I really, really liked. The name is CoverFlow and It’s a new graphical front end for the program that we all love to hate, iTunes. CoverFlow let’s you browse through your CD collection by displaying the album covers as if they were in your CD rack.

CoverFlow

Also worth mentioning is that a new beta version of AdiumX has been released. Worth a look if you’re on OS X. If you’re not, I laugh at you.

Dreamcatcher

Yesterday night I had a slightly disturbing dream.

I’m in Malaysia of all places, in an apartment on one of the top floors of a high-riser. I’m sitting in front of a desk, tapping on a computer keyboard. Yeah, I’m working.

According to the weather report, a huge storm is coming in, people are told to evacuate or something. But the storm isn’t really a problem in my apartment building, because we have a large bath plug in the roof of the basement floor. I know that the whole thing sort of lacks logic, but it seemed very logical in the dream and the bath plug is what will save us from the storm.

Unfortunately, it turns out that there is a slight problem with our giant bath plug – it’s leaking, so we still have to evacuate the building. But not me, I got to stay there and finish my work, so I go back to my desk and continue.

After a long while, I look out the window. A lot of people have gathered on the shoreline, between the sea and the city. Strangely enough, the shoreline is dry even though the water level inside the city has started to rise.

A bit later, I’ve now finished whatever I was doing, I open the apartment door. The hallway is filling up with water, but no matter how much it rises, it doesn’t rise about the door sill. Still, I decide to get the hell out of there.

But not before I’ve taken a backup of my work of course! I take my backup, which takes ages, leave the apartment – and wake up.

I guess you don’t have to have a Masters Degree in dream interpretation to figure out what my dream is really about.

You’ll probably notice an increase in the number of spelling errors in my entries. That’s because I can’t find a good Norwegian-English-Norwegian dictionary for OS X.