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Polttarit

We had a bachelor party (“polttarit”) for a friend on Saturday, I’m the best man so I did most of the organizing – that doesn’t mean I did all the work, just that I sent a lot of emails and worried a lot about how it would turn out. Well, things went wonderfully and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, including the groom-to-be. Maybe it’s just that we’re all getting a bit older here, but this was a fairly low-alcohol event by “polttari” standards… sure, we drank quite a bit, but all things considered not all that much. I can even call it “civilized drinking” with a totally straight face.

We started off with 2 hours of paintball, run by Pro Games. A lot of fun, as paintball usually is, and as an additional bonus most of the group were first-timers. I heard a lot of “Hey, this is actually fun!” comments from people. After the paintball, with everyone sweaty, bruised and multicolored from the paint, we drove down to the seashore for a picnic. After some bubbly stuff and snack type food, the Saunaship came to fetch us from the nearby boat harbor. It was really cool, sitting in a good, wood-heated floating sauna out on the bay, with sausages sizzling on the gas grill and the sun shining down happily… and hey, I went swimming in the sea for the first time this summer, the water was really warm and nice.

After two hours of the floating sauna, the sauna captain shuttled us to a nearby (other) small-boat harbor, where we packed ourselves into yet another small boat and went to an island holiday house owned by a relative of one of the participants. Great place, and a lot bigger than I had expected. The rest of the evening involved grilled lamb, red wine and yet more sauna. At some point we decided to call it a day, and got ourselves taxis for a ride home.

Thanks to all involved, couldn’t have done it without you :)

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New weblog

It… lives!

The new server is chugging along nicely after the post-crash recovery, so I felt it was time for a new blog – I hadn’t updated the old one for about half a year for various reasons. This is now running on Typo 4.0.0, a very nice blog platform that’s written with Ruby On Rails. I’m still playing around with this, and using one of the default themes, but so far I really like what I see. Seems nicer than Wordpress, and Wordpress is not bad at all. Ajax is used to good effect, and the admin interface has some really spiffy Ajax-based drag+drop stuff in it.

I had a new theme layout done for a new blog, but that went with the crashed disk. I have an older backup copy, but I’m waiting to see if we get the crashed disk recovered or not before I proceed on that. I’m hoping to hear from DataPrey this week.

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