Archive for November, 2008

4 x mile in Arena

Tried to do five miles but managed just four: 5.25, purchase 5.25, cialis 5.26, 5.33 and I was done. First 1 min break, 2 mins for the rest. My back sort of suffers on mondo…. After the work out I went to the gym. I’ve been doing some stuff with weights lately.

The other day I pulled out a 3.01 1000m on Matinkylä track in heavy rain and darkness.

Otherwise it has been a quiet period ongoing. Maybe just 30-50Ks for the last 6-7 weeks. We’ve been remodeling our bathroom so I haven’t even had shower and other basic facilities available. But from now on it should be the open road again!

Published in: Sports | on November 14th, 2008 | Comments Off

Trial by Press

Yesterday I filed three complaints on the Finnish electronic voting fiasco to the Helsinki Administrative Court. We demand new elections. About 2% of votes cast were not counted because of technical and usability errors. The complaint was mainly organized by Electronic Frontier Finland and I just took the public spot for being the counsel.

A critical issue in this kind of case has been winning the press coverage. Luckily our opponent, pills the ministry of justice, has not to this date acknowledged that they failed. Arrogantly, they have blamed the voters. Continuous requests by press corps have made them stop commenting on the issue anymore. My interpretation of their message was “sue us” or we do not do anything. So we sued.

In Finland some call you “top lawyer” when TV cameras are running when you file or receive papers from a court. This is what I kind of achieved yesterday. The leading newspaper Helsingin Sanomat published my opinion the other week, and this morning their editor calls for new elections based on our claims.

Published in: Law | on November 13th, 2008 | No Comments »