lauantaina, heinäkuuta 26, 2008

European Go Congress began in Leksand (Sweden) today. For a certain reason, I cannot attend the congress this year. It's a pity that I had to miss the congress this year. The Swedish congress has the highest number of participants ever, 942, a whopping 750 of whom take part in the two-week main tournament. But the greatest joy is having the EGC held in Tampere in 2010.

keskiviikkona, heinäkuuta 23, 2008

Ennio Morricone's film music is mostly the work of genius. It is easy to find many versions his themes on YouTube, which is what I've been doing during the past few days. A notable one is this version of The Ecstasy of Gold from The Good, Bad, and the Ugly. I have most likely seen Once Upon a Time in the West but such a long time ago that I cannot remember it very clearly. An excellent reason to stop by at a video rental shop.

As of this post, this blog will be written in English. I have never had any particular reason not to do so except that, in the early days when Finnish blogs were far and few between, this blog, too, was a reasonably well-known part of an emerging Finnish blogosphere. The number of Finnish blogs on Blogilista alone has since then exploded into many thousands or even tens of thousands. For a long time, there hasn't been any kind of Finnish bloggers' community with lively inter-blog discussions. So, to extend the readership of this blog to include bloggers of the wider world and particularly the English speaking bloggers whose blogs I follow and comment on regularly, I have decided to switch language.