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Conf, Potato Cakes, Fire, etc.

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Ignore the post earlier today. Actually, the image upload problem appears to be a firefox problem. I’m not surprised — version 3.5 is a bit of a let down on Macs.

Anyway, here are some pics I meant to upload a long time ago.

In September, we had our Phd conference again.



District 9. A good movie worth watching.


Some homeless people set our garden on fire. It’s surprising how very fast fire spreads, even though it was some meters away from our house, it still filled the flat with smoke.

I called 112 from my mobile to inform the firefighters, it rings twice and then a woman picks up and is talking to someone else and giggling and snickering. I said “helloo??” after she did not start speaking to me, she: “Oh! Hey, hi! Fire or Police?”, me: “Fire!”, she: “Ok” and connected me. That wasn’t very reassuring 🙂 Anyway, they came very quickly (3 minutes or so) and put it out.


I thought about making the picture series “Weird Shit from Tesco”, potato cakes would certainly get a mention. Whenever I make potato cakes, I tell myself “this is not meant to taste like that”.


Our fire alarm when changing batteries:



Written by jk

October 25, 2009 at 1:29 pm

Posted in London

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Hey, long time no post because has a bug where I can’t upload pictures.. and this for multiple weeks! Quite annoying. Hope it will be fixed soon..

Written by jk

October 25, 2009 at 12:50 pm

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I had to deal with Barclays today again, and I will spare you the details or rants. However I’d like to share with you their new security question which I got asked by two different people while they authenticate me:

Person: “How old are you now and when is your next birthday?”

Me: “I’m 27, next birthday is on the <date> 2010”

Person: “Thanks. How old will you be at your next birthday?”

Me: “What??? I just told you I’m 27. So I will be 28.”

Person: “Thank you.”

Twice! This so this is not a silly mistake from that person but actually on their protocol. Retarded.

Written by jk

October 5, 2009 at 7:10 pm

Posted in UK