New Silk Road

China has for quite some time talked about their willingness to create a new Silk Road that would span all the way from China to the Netherlands, and eventually be operating fast track trains. Before the grand vision can be utilized, the trains operates through current track systems over the Trans-Sibirian railway.

Even though the ancient road stretched between Xi'an in the east to the eastern shores of the Mediterranean in the west, although the new Silk Railroad connection might suggest a slightly easier travel, it still is quite some feat stretching from Yìwū (义乌) and Madrid. Although not being defined as the first train from China taking the (temporary) Silk Railroad, it is defined as having taken the worlds longest direct connected rail up to date.

Naturally, pretty much all links have the mandatory China slammer included in some way, because having an article with just information, or even positive such, about China is not seen with mild eyes from more or less any media owner in the west. Not to mention more sinister organisations. Sigh...


Youtube counter had to be upgraded bacause of Gangnam Style

We have a Winner!
Google thought that having a 32-bit counter on video views ought to be enough, after all, that means 2.1 billion views. Amazingly enough, Gangnam Style is the first - by great margin too, to break that number and is now up to unimaginable 2.6 billion views (not counting other then the official PSY-channel version).
Let's see what video first manage to break the 64-bit counter now implemented with its barrier of 9 quintillion...



Idag är det exakt 2 000 år sedan Geius Julius Caesar Octavianus (född C. Octavius), mera känd som Augustus, dog.

Augustus styrde över ett av världshistoriens få gyllene epoker, och världshistorien har mer än man tror påverkats av denna man.

Så idag offrar vi, alla såklart, vin till denne genialiske man och begrundar hur otroligt det är med historiens lopp och tidens gnagande.


Paranoia in perspective

Yes, my Peugeot was the locked one! As we all know, when a Peugeot stands next to an unlocked Ferrari, the most often targeted car would be Peugot...


Mia's first day at kindergarten

The day before Mia turned 13 months old, was her first day at kindergarten. It's conveniently ~200 meters away from our apartment, and it's a small group with plenty of teachers. All the elephants in the background is because she's part of the Elephant group. She's the youngest one, and the oldest is one year older.

The first two weeks we are to join in, and over this time slowly increasing the amount of hours she's there, and how far away from her we'll be. At her first day it was supposed to be one hour, but after 1,5 we still needed to drag her away. At this time she both managed to be kissed by one of the boys and get a fever so she had to stay home the next day... well, after all they do say the kids are constantly ill once they start kindergarten.

It's by the way not us being completely Mia focused, but a sad fact that we aren't allowed to take photos with any other then your own kid showing... This world is sometimes really going backwards.

Below photos are from her second day at kindergarten. As you see she can read books just as well as George W. Bush - we must improve on that!


Mia's first birthday

Celebrating Mia's first birthday with family and relatives in Beijing. She did quite a good job at ordering.