Chronicles of Narnia [en]

I’ve finished reading the Chronicles of Narnia (by C. S. Lewis). It must be at least the fifth time I’m reading them.
Another author who has kept me company lately is Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I read One Hundred Years of Solitude a year or two back (it kept me breathless), and during my week-end in England I finished Love in the Time of Cholera.

Hired [en]

Orange has just hired me to convert their training manuals to HTML (from Powerpoint).
: )
No further comment needed, I suppose!

Apart from that, I have just come back from a week-end in Birmingham with Somak, Aleika, and Akirno. It was really nice to see them again.
Winter is here, and with it, my exams are approaching fast. That means that I will be spending less hours fiddling with my site and writing sometimes meaningless blog entries, and more time in my books. In some way, I’m looking forward to it.

Trains [en]

Horaire CFF online, pour savoir à  quelle heure prendre le train à  Lausanne afin d’être à  Pompaples avant la tombée de la nuit…

E-pinions [en]

Damn it!
I’ve started writing epinions. The web is a great bottomless well. Time to pull the plug for a little while!

Kitty Story [en]

One lady living in the same building as me is complaining that Bagha climbs onto her balcony.
I had a very agressive phone call from her a couple of days back, and very unpleasant talk yesterday morning. She doesn’t want to have anything to do with it, she doesn’t want to do anything or suggest anything, she just wants me to keep my cat from coming on her balcony.

She has cats. She knows that I can’t just say “Bagha, bad boy, keep away from this lady’s balcony!”. She knows I came to live here so that my cat could wander around in the green.
Bagha is a curious chap and he’s quite smart at getting at places. I saw him climbing down the balcony yesterday, and I must say it’s quite a feat.
I think she just needs to be at war with somebody.
Bagha came back wet on the back, this morning. I suspect she emptied a jug of water on him.

Anyway. I’m mad at her, and I’ve written a very nice letter to the estate management (or whatever you call “them” in English) asking if the branch of the bush he climbs on can be shortened a bit.

As an aside, even if this is an aspect of swiss life that I loathe (interfering, complaining, aggressive neighbours), it is not one that can be avoided by going on exile to India.
Aleika had similar trouble in India with the same Bagha: “Your cat must not come in the canteen, Madam!”

What a pity some people can’t complain nicely.

Web vs. Life [en]

At times, I feel like Jo that the web sucks me away from my life.
Probably, of course, because I let myself be sucked in (I believe we have a responsability in what we live).

Do you experience anything similar? I’d like to hear you on this one.

Allo.ch: téléphonie fixe et mobile [en]

Pour tous les petits suisses qui aterrissent ici, n’oubliez pas l’incontournable allo.ch pour toute information sur la phone folie.

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Spam [en]

Here is one email address you should always have with you – forward unsollicited spam to it:
[email protected]
picked up at the Bureau of Consumer Protection.