Friday, February 15, 2019

Oh my, how the time flies!

So, it's now more than 4 years later, Google+ is shutting down shortly and many other things have also changed.

All my stuff that you used to read on this blog and later on Google+ is now available here on my website. In various fomats, compatible with OpenSocial and not dependent on some tech giant's centralized social network (hopefully).

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Mostly dead

Note that this English language blog is not updated since May 2012 when the number of Czech readers became an order of magnitude bigger than number my English readers.

Tidbits from my personal life (in Czech) can be found on (amongst my film reviews), and on my Google Plus.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Shit Just Got Real

The wedding is next month.

See (in Czech).

Also, Albert and Chucky are now in a Civil Union.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The end of an era, the beginning of a different era

Because Hanka cannot wear ring or necklaces (because of the violin playing) I gave her these earrings as an engagement present:

After many, many years of looking for someone to spend the rest of my life with, I found someone. Hanka is not perfect (nobody is ever perfect) but much, much closer to perfection than anyone I ever found before. And, of course, she found me. I hope she did.

The biggest challenge facing both of us now is to not lose any of those great things we found so far. Whatever happens.

Also, her ears are not hairy, that's just the poor lighting and the mobile flash...

Friday, March 30, 2012

R.I.P. Lukáš Ladra

He was THE father of Czech videogaming journalism, he was just a couple of years older than me and he died unexpectedly a week ago.

This is how his closest friend Jakub Červinka said goodbye to him:

The last piece is my arrangement of Chris Huelsbeck's Turrican II ending theme. Check the video description for the MP3 download link...

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Tsukiji Fish Market Visitor Restrictions

Beware! If you intend to visit the fascinating Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, there are now rather brutal  restrictions for tourists!

The tuna auctions (photo below) from 5 am to 6 am are now only accessible to 120 "outsiders" in total (first come first serve basis) without the possibility of registering in advance.

Tsukiji tuna

As for the rest of the market, it's now only accessible to outsiders after 9 am, making it very impractical to see both the tuna auction and the market.

And about half of the market is now strictly off limits, all the time, to all visitors.

All the info is on the official site (in English), but it's pretty well hidden.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Yin & Yang

I think this random photo (by Thereza) captures the different natures of my two dogs rather well...


Thursday, October 27, 2011

At Last, Google Plussed...

Great news: Google+ finally supports domain accounts. That means I can use Google+ as "" (which is my main Google account) and stop using my temporary "" account.

Bad news: Everyone who had me in his circles has to add me again. My Google+ profile is now at

In a short time, I will also migrate my "Recent interesting links" over there and make it my main "activity stream". Great thing is you can view it even if you don't have Google account yourself.

Word of caution for Android people: Google+ app DOES NOT yet work with the domain accounts! According to Google product manager, "it will work in a few days". Meanwhile, you can use "" address in your browser, it works fairly well as a temporary measure.

Also, Latitude check-ins seem to star working for my domain account, as well as +1 buttons. Great. Now back to work...