Four Things

I’m giving over for the latest blog meme while waiting for a connection to the local Midgard server here. For some reason the firewall blocks pretty much everything…

So here are the Four Things:

Four jobs I’ve had in my life

I could summarize it like Nathan Pitman to Web developer, Web developer, Web developer, … I’m into IT in the third generation and so somehow avoided the standard entry-level McJobs.

  • IT class administrator at Nimad, my father’s company
  • Web designer at HyperHouse, a new media company
  • Project manager at Stonesoft, a security software company
  • Entrepreneur at Nemein, a content management vendor

Four movies I can watch over and over

I don’t tend to watch movies more than once or twice, but these four stand out of the group:

Four places I have lived

I’ve actually lived in only three different cities, but I guess the summer cottage can be counted as fourth, as I spent lots of time there when I was a kid:

  • Helsinki, Finland
  • Kirkkonummi, Finland
  • Espoo, Finland
  • Sulkava, in the lake region of Finland

Four TV shows I love to watch

I don’t watch TV anymore, but back in late 90’s when I was living in a commune apartment, we used to watch:

  • Babylon 5
  • Dawson’s Creek
  • Earthworm Jim

Four places I have been on vacation

My holiday trips tend to take me on the road to quite different kinds of places. Usually I travel by my motorbike or, in near future, a Honda Monkey

Four of my favourite dishes

I’m really into oriental dishes, and also food made out of basic ingredients like dried meat:

Four websites I visit daily

I guess this means the sites I really visit, instead of just reading them with my RSS reader:

Four places I would rather be right now

Hey, I’m in South Africa and it is 24°C outside, so why complain?

Via Drew McLellan and Visa Kopu.

In the other news, I’m now in Cape Town, South Africa. I’ll spend the next two weeks here working on IDASA’s new Word on the Street Portal for journalists covering local government. The project is funded by Finnish Foreign Ministry and coordinated by the City of Tampere.

Connectivity here in the office is quite slow, and allows only proxied HTTP, so I won’t be able to be on IRC or access my mail too often. I’ll have to see if the Townhouse hotel connection is less restricted.

Updated 2006-01-25: The four things meme is quite popular. According to Google Blog Search there are over 19,000 blog postings about it already.

And the connection problems are clear now: we have hear a 128 Mb DSL line that is shared with 100 users.