Project 7965: Part 2

August 30, 2012 by · 1 Comment
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I had sort of finished my work on 7965 – the star wars Lego falcon.

But I wasn’t happy with the results. Too much movement. Too much jitter in the lighting etc.

So this weekend the project will restart. I just finished repairing the transport damage done to it and we are ready to roll. This time a team of 5 including a dj – for our very own soundtrack.

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X1 – drivable

August 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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The other day I drove an x1 20d BMW for the first time. I was impressed – a SUV that drives like a car and not some shoddy wobbly trampoline with the wind resistance of a barn.

Good power from the 20d engine – good fuel economy for an SUV. Just a litre more than my 320d of diesel, so roundabout 8.2 l/100km. Which considering I got an „you where that speeding maniac that overtook me“ from a colleague is good.

But look at this bloody fuggly interior :
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Jeez. I thought stuff like this died in the 70s. The middle console was quite good though, lots of space to put stuff, would prefer it over the layout of the 3 series.

Cudos to BMW for that.

Schrödinger’s Train Seat

August 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Sometimes random strangers can be very interesting and nice. Sitting in a totally overfilled bullet train going to the south of Germany. Sitting down on a space which will be occupied after the next station.

Next station. Six places in the compartment, two occupied. One of them mine. Wave after wave of new passengers arrive and ask if the middle now unreserves space is available. Yes and no – if nobody arrives and wants my reserved – then yes, if somebody arrives its mine ^_^ ah logic. Classic Schrödinger’s situation. Two outcomes but we don’t which one yet.

Some guy decides to take the risk and sits down on my possible seat. The train fills up and then -alas- somebody has the reservation for the one I am sitting on.

I pack my stuff – ready to leave the compartment and the guy sitting on my theoretical space gets up and actually gives it back to me.

Faith in random strangers restored!