Archive for May, 2009

Great 4 x 2K

Just came from home route: 6.28, treatment 6.28, here 6.33, seek 6.30. First two 1 min, last one 2 min break. Felt from the start that it was going to be huge. The other day on Otaniemi 3 x 1500m completely opposite feeling: 5.00, 4.59, 5.02 and decided to walk away. I felt so tired. Today I had a better night behind and felt energized. Next tuesday there will be 10 000m in Otaniemi.

Published in: Sports | on May 30th, 2009 | Comments Off

Tempo runs

Last Saturday 6 x 1K on home route: 3.06, drugstore 3.08, see 3.09, seek 3.07, 3.07, 3.00. Avg 3.06. 1 min breaks, last one 1.5 mins. Quite good.

Last night an increasing speed 1500m in Otaniemi: 4.40 (1K in 3.08, last lap 72). I was happy with that as well.

Otherwise it has been c. 50-70 km per week. Been too busy to run more than that…

Published in: Sports | on May 24th, 2009 | Comments Off

Libertine, art and censorship

It always feels great to find new artist. Today I found Mylene Farmer. Grazy. Wikipedia tells me she has sold more than 45 million albums. It’s all about the language barrier which affects everything. For example her videos beat everything else on YouTube in how explicit they are. Take Libertine as an example:

Sex sells? I disagree. This would not sell if the video would lack “art form” and if the music would be something else than perfect pop. Kate Ryan has performed some remakes. Compare Libertine here:

Cheaper video, physician no content. Passes all censors but looks uninteresting. Music is more upbeat, prostate and technically perhaps more polished and pervasive. Like pretty much all “art form” today: a quick cover-up. Tastes good though…

Published in: Culture, Music, Tech | on May 14th, 2009 | Comments Off

Biznes, part II

I wrote about my business ventures three months ago. Things move quickly. The list looks now as follows:

  • NTFS-3G, medical an innovative open source start-up providing plug & play Windows file system interoperability for consumer electronics and other embedded systems.
  • DJ Online, site the online music distribution system that last month closed a round from private investors and is now selling like bananas.

Other plans are more or less on hold.

Published in: Economy, Tech | on May 11th, 2009 | Comments Off

4 x 2K

At home route last night: 6.37, and 6.46, 6.45, 6.42. Breaks 1-2 mins. The second one was the toughest. After that I thought I am done. But no, third one came out the easiest of them all and in the final one I was able to increase the speed with no problems at all. – Otherwise I have no had much time to run. This is probably not going to be the summer where I beat my old records on track.

Published in: Sports | on May 11th, 2009 | Comments Off