Recap Week 2012 -13

Still being sick this week, thus not a lot to report. No sneak preview (looks like I missed The Grey), no training.

But I finally got around to play through the Special Edition of „The Secret of Monkey Island“ and starting the SE of „Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge“. I do like the remake of MI1, but the one of MI2 is really great. The graphics are way better and they included audio commentary by Ron Gilbert, Tim Schafer and Dave Grossman. Really enjoyable and enlightening. And very interesting that, even though I haven’t been playing these games for ages, I still can remember every solution… eventually. I wonder when I will find the time to play the rest of MI2. Maybe after that I could replay the other Monkey Island games. And maybe that’ll be even this year… yeah, as if.

Favourite quote: Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining. – Jef Raskin

Fitocracy points: 55 [no real training this week, trying to recover]

Regarding this Blog: Well, I did post several older posts (more than I originally planned) and will probably also post some from the first blog, as well as the movie reviews I wrote years back. After that, I might do some SEO, just for the heck of it.

Recap Week 2012-12

I thought, I could do some (semi-)weekly recap of the past week, just for fun and to write something more (we all know where this will probably lead, but hey, let’s be optimistic).

Learned (again): Being nice doesn’t pay off. We did interviews for trainees the week before, but one candidate couldn’t show up due health reasons. Since we couldn’t really decide on a candidate right off the bat, we thought we’d invite the other guy a few days later, so he gets a chance as well and we maybe an option more.

Still not completely healthy he showed up on Tuesday and on the weekend I was sick as well. Joy! I’ve been wondering where the heck I could’ve get that infection, till I finally remembered about that interview on Sunday.

(And we decided on another candidate, but that had nothing to do with the sickness.)

Sneak flick: The Woman in Black – Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe) is a young lawyer who lost his wife during childbirth. He leads an overshadowed life ever since, which also rubs off on his son and his job. Been given one last chance by his boss, he travels to a remote village to ready the papers needed to sell off an old manor. But people around here are not happy about this and strange things start to happen, leading to the death of a young girl.

For a horror movie, that one wasn’t so bad. While it uses quite a lot of jump scares, it does not rely on them. In fact, the movie manages to keep up a certain tension most of the time. And even though I’m not sure if Harry Pot… Daniel Radcliffe is playing his role very good or just can’t act, I tend a bit more to him playing it well. So again, for being a horror movie, that one wasn’t so bad. And I am not a fan of horror movies. So if you actually like movies like that, you might spend your money well here.

Favourite quote: Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam.Cato the Elder (234 BC– 149 BC)

Fitocracy points: 4066 [400 from quests, slow week, no real workouts on Wednesday and Sunday] (Will be posting this to keep track of it for personal curiosity.)

Regarding this Blog: Well, first off, this is also a test for including my posts here to Facebook. I will not copy comments from one system to another, dues to privacy issues, but every once in a while I want to post a link to this blog and I found an easy way with Add Link to Facebook.

Also decided to repost some older entries. I put effort into them, would be a shame to lose them.

Like Phoenix…

… this blog is rising from the ashes… again.

Well, let’s see… my last entry in the old blog was about 1.5 years old. I guess I wasn’t quite up to date with it. Will not promise anything, but maybe this time I’ll keep up again.

Like last time, I will not restrict myself by language and post in English and German, depending on the topic or my mood. Deal with it. Maybe I’ll do an occational post in Japanese as well, if I ever get good enough with that.

The topics will be as random as usual. Computer stuff, movie reviews, ranting and maybe something about my new addiction fitness.

I don’t think I’ll repost a lot of stuff from the former blogs, but then again, we’ll see.