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Day 91: Windows XP

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

I’ve spent ‘some time’ today trying to install different Operating Systems on a computer, first Windows 7 RC (which failed to connect to the internet and killed my dualboot with Ubuntu), then Windows 98 (following this plan!), but I couldn’t complete the installation due to a “lack of memory” (yeah right, Windows 98 on 300GB disk with 2GB RAM), so then went on with XP (same plan still), which installed correctly, but didn’t wanna play nice with my network adapter and monitor resolution, so.. on to Ubuntu, which of course has zero problems, detects XP on the disk, goes online without me having to tell it where to find the internet, and tells me there are updates ready.

So, basically, I should have taken a pic of the installation disk of today’s winner, Ubuntu. But it’s a downloaded version, burned to a cheap ugly nameless disc, and the Windows XP disc is just so much more colourful in the right light…

Windows XP

Day 90: Radish

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Radish

Day 89: Heart

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

This is my entry for the 4th episode of #ProjectTwime, which has “Love” set as the theme.

My first idea was something totally different: I have a favourite tea mug which I planned on photographing. It was a gift from my niece, and it has the smiling faces of my kids on it, on a background of brightly coloured stripes. Love that mug, love my kids, love a good cup of tea.

But… this morning these same kids woke me up with breakfast in bed, using that same mug for my tea, and they had a surprise for me too: “Mum, guess what? We know what you can take a photo of for this weekend’s theme!”

And they explained about the newly emerged sunflower plant that has its leaves stuck together in a heart shape.

Hence, this photo :-)

Heart

Day 88: Ice cold

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

The weather felt tropical today, so I figured I’d cool off with some ice.

Ice cold

Day 87: Dotted Loosestrife (Lysimachia punctata)

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Dotted Loosestrife (Lysimachia punctata)

Day 86: A passage near Vauxhall tube station, London

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Today’s photo was taken on the 17th of April, in London. I actually went there to take photos of the station, but instead found the colours, shadows and silhouettes in this passage more interesting.

A passage near Vauxhall tube station, London

Day 85: Windy

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Since the weather forecast said it would be 23°C today, we thought an afternoon on the beach would be a good idea. Next time we’ll also check the forecast for the force of the wind… We got totally sand-blasted, and I’m glad I didn’t bring my camera, as sand got in and on everything and everywhere. So, today’s photo was taken with my Nokia 5800, which performs okay I think, as long as there’s enough light.

Windy

Day 84: Lace

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Lace

Day 83: End of a flower

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

End of a flower

Day 82: Perlenbacher

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

Perlenbacher