One down, four to go

So, today i passed the first of my exams for this semester today. It was a 30 min oral exam in the history of mathematics – and i drew the topic “mathematics in the 17. century”.
All in all it is nice to have passed the first exam. I don’t have much time for enjoying the moment though. I will be handed my next exam over this friday, and then i will have 24 hours to work on it. Oh joy!

Elvis Costello & The Imposters

So far all the entries in this (yet short) blog have been kinda serious. But not this one. I went with my flatmate to see Elvis Costello and The Imposters in Tivoli yesterday. It was an ok consert (although some people had trouble understanding that they were not the only ones there, so they started unfolding umbrellas up to avoid the rain – making it hard to see the stage for the rest of us).
On the way home it realy rained alot and there was also thunder, so since we were already soaking wet we started running and jumping in puddles. Might as well just have fun, right?
I wonder if my clothes are dry yet…

And since i still have a lot of exams the next 3 weeks, that was proberly the most fun i’m going to have until the exams are all over. Lucky me!

Nee!

The no vote in the Netherlands yesterday confirmed again that the new proposed constitution does not have a public backing.

Also, here in Denmark the public support for the treaty is dropping, acording to this. Let’s see if we are even going to have a referendum here, with all that is going on. Ohh well, nothing i can do regarding that now anyway. Back to studying.

(Also, i have been trying out some different layouts of this blog. I’m not yet quite happy with the current one, but let’s see if it grows on me.)

Barsebäck – finally shut down.

Finally reactor two of the Barsebäck nuclear plant was shut down, and so the plant has finally stoped running. Ofcourse the halt of all the reactors will not make the nuclear waste vanish as by magic, but it will halt the production, and more importantly for me (and others living in copenhagen) remove the threath to the city. As Barsebäck is located less than 30 km from copenhagen, in the event of a disaster who knows what could happen.

I could go on by how this in no way ends the threath to copenhagen (or any other city) by nuclear plants located all over, or that the problems regarding nuclear waste are as real as ever, but right now i will just be happy with the close down of one plant.

… and now, it’s back to studying for me. I have exams starting in two weeks and i have a lot of reading to do.

Non!

Yesterday, the french voted no to the proposed new eu constitution. I am pleased with this and hope that this will put an end to it.
There has been a lot of talk of why the french woted as they did, and a lot of people have tried to explain the result and tried to conclude that the french did not know what they were voting about. Shows what these people think of democracy…

Anyway, late sunday evening i was down in front of the french embasy in copenhagen where there was speaches, dancing and general meriment. Parts of the danish “no movenment” and the danish left wanted to manifest that the french are not the only ones opposed to the new treatie, but that the opposition is international (or, atleast, spread out over all of europe).

(I’m trying out a program called LogJam for this entry, so let’s see how it works out.)

First post – meta

First post and all that. I feel that, before i go on actually posting what would be “normal” blog content i should take a few lines to explain/justify why i have started blogging, why i have started blogging with Live Journal and what kind of content will be in this blog.

I have wanted to start a blog for quite some time now (months?) and actually had a running blog on my own home computer running WordPress. But even though that gave me a lot of options and freedoms i also gave me lots of problems. The software had to be kept updated, the computer had to be online all the time and so on. So i realized that if i used one of the free blog-sites on the net someone else would have to bother about all that, and i could consentrate on writing. After a (quick) look at some different sites, I picked live journal. It is (currently) witout banner adds, runs on free software and seems “nice”. I did not pick live journal for it’s communitys as that is not really what i’m looking for, but now that it is there it may be a feature i will take advanteage of at some later point in time.

Don’t expect this blog to be much different than so many others. There will proberly be the same rambeling, daily stories and general comments on the world that surrounds me as you can find in any other blog, but it is mine and i will try to get the best out of it. Note also that i do not write this blog for the reader but primarily for my self to give me somewhere public to express my views on things.

Also, as english is my second language, I may from time to time switch to writing danish entries. Time will tell. (And neither in english or in danish will spelling be a primary consern of mine. Live with it – noone is forcing you to read this – hopefully.)