Sunday, September 30, 2007

We'll Always Have Paris

Three basic things I learned during our recent trip to Paris:

First important point: If you want to travel around Paris, this thing is very useful. If you stay on the outskirts of the city, it's absolutely essential!

Second important point: Forget Eiffel Tower. More precisely: Visit Eiffel Tower but don't climb it as every other pathetic loser. If you don't pay for the mega-expensive restaurant at the top, you can only climb as high as the second "level", approximately in the middle of the tower (i.e. not very high), and feel like a prisoner behind the steel mesh, amongst hundreds of screaming tourists. Instead, go to Montparnasse 56 Tower which is almost exactly the same height as the Eiffel Tower and you can either take lift to 56th floor where you find observation deck, souvenirs and two restaurants, or take short stairs from 56th floor to the roof and see whole Paris, including the Eiffel Tower. It's breathtaking and it's far less crowded:


This video is taken shortly after the photo above. Stormy night after the dark 200 meters above Paris is amazing experience (although the video is rather shitty):

Third important point: The Louvre is vastly overrated. All the accompanying texts are only in French. Mona Lisa is small and probably a replica (bored guards did nothing when hundreds of visitors photographed her using flashes from 2 meters away, which was supposed to be "strictly forbidden", according to the nearby signs). The three most important paintings in The Louvre are:
  1. St. Franciscus of Assisi (i.e. me!) and paragliding Jesus in laser beam shoot-out.
  2. A zombie (???) with saw in his head.
  3. An early portrait of Jigsaw from the "Saw" movies.

UPDATE: It seems I am completely wrong about the Eiffel Tower and you can take a lift to the very top for 12 Euro...? Whatever. It's many years since I was there and Montparnasse Tower was better...

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Best Info About Gangbangs And Radek Hulán?

Here are the top search queries for, according to Google Webmaster Tools.

I am glad my blog is so useful I have even been nominated for "Crystal Magnifying Lens" Internet award. With my excellent SEO knowledge I can now provide even more topical info about gangbangs and Radek Hulán...

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Turisas: Another Kind Of "Battle Metal"

I've never heard about of this band before. If nothing more, their covers sound really catchy:

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Matthew Smith Is One Crazy Hippie. Also, He's A God.

"I was 17 when I wrote Manic Miner"... "I think it's going to get to a stage where one person can't write a whole game"...

Albert The Pimp

Albert The Pimp

(Taken in Prague's Phenix Cafe)

Thursday, September 20, 2007

New Template, New Feed, New Bookmarks...

Today I updated this blog's template. You shouldn't notice any drastic visible differences but there could be some hiccups with this blog's RSS/Atom feed (I hope the URL stayed the same).

Also today, Google announced their Google Shared Stuff social bookmarking system. The "My shared items from Google Reader" feed I used before is now supplanted by Google Shared Stuff. In other words, if you want to see/read my daily Internet discoveries, you should now use this link to either view them in your browser or add them to your RSS reader.

P.S: I discovered that I am unable to "share" the certainly-NSFW website, (URL not clickable for very good reason). There is no error message or anything similar but the "sharing" window appears completely empty and I cannot click on anything to actually share the site. Is this intentional censorship??

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Pork your Pork!

I think I know what I might want to do during my next Tokyo visit. I think, technically, this is not infidelity...?

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Photos Of Cute Small Animals

In its infinite wisdom, the Municipal Transit Authority of Prague requires each and every dog in tram, bus or Metro to be muzzled. The result? Chucky is a ninja!


And Albert doesn't care, as always...


Full photoset is here.

But that's not all! Today, when riding the bike in Letná park, I found exceedingly adorable kitten!


Her photoset is here. Remember, each time you masturbate, you kill one of these! (Or not?) Anyway, I was very tempted to take her home but remembered what Kryspin did to Albert and Chucky.

And, of course, the cutest small animal of them all is Jitushka and you are lucky she's not camera shy:


P.S: I also found this absolutely amazing dog on Flickr...

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Give Him Five

It's time to upgrade your operating system:

Sunday, September 09, 2007

You Wouldn't Steal A Handbag...

Just a friendly reminder that the new "IT Crowd" episodes are now available from your favorite sources...

Chucky Is Lucky

Click the image to see why:

Chucky is lucky

Monday, September 03, 2007

"Signing could not be verified"

This post is here mainly for the benefit of people who encounter the same problem and are looking for a fix in vain...

This post is about Ubuntu Linux and Firefox 1.5.

I decided to completely reinstall Firefox browser in my Ubuntu because it was getting rather sluggish, encumbered by many extensions I installed during the previous months. To this end, I completely removed the "firefox" package, backed up my ".mozilla/firefox" directory and then re-installed the "firefox" package. My plan was to install all the extensions I really need from scratch and use only the bookmarks.html file from the original configuration.

However, I hit a snag while installing Google Browser Sync extension. Firefox told me that "Signing could not be verified" and refused to install it. After more digging (and help from nice people), I discovered that, in Firefox preferences, under "Advanced / Security / Security Devices", I don't have the "Bulitin Root Module" item which should be there, and this is indeed the culprit. Now, this module needs the file "usr/lib/firefox/" in order to work. However, this file was not on my disk and, furthermore, was not part of "firefox" package!

After more digging, I discovered that this file belongs to package called "libnss3" which was installed on my machine. I reinstalled this package (the file magically re-appeared), added reference to this file into the "Security Devices" window and Firefox started working correctly.

I have absolutely no idea how could this file be removed. I certainly didn't do anything with /usr/lib/firefox/ files. I hope this fix helps someone who encounters this weird problem...

Saturday, September 01, 2007