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SLATFATF, YZPIS and MH

During our honeymoon, I finished the next two parts of the Hitchhiker’s Guide: “So Long, and Thanks For All The Fish”, and “Young Zaphod Plays It Safe”.

As you will understand, I didn’t have the opportunity there and then to write that on my weblog… I do now, but in the mean time, I also finished (yesterday evening) the last part: “Mostly Harmless”.

You will have to wait for the quotes, though. I haven’t had the time yet…

Update: I almost forgot. I was reading the latest Natuurwetenschap & Techniek and there was an article about The Hitchhiker’s Guide and about a new book, called “The Science of The hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy”, by Michael Hanlon.

BTW, the article is also available online.

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Tuesday, June 14th, 2005 Funny, Leisure No Comments

LTUAE

I finished the third part of the Hitchhiker’s Guide: Life, the Universe and Everything.

I haven’t got the book with me though, so you will have to wait for my collection of quotes.

In the mean time, you can check this site for some. (Check out the links on the left side.)

(Update: the link appears to be no longer working.)

OK, here’s one I remember:

(…) and then I decided I was a lemon for a couple of weeks. I kept myself amused all that time jumping in and out of a gin and tonic.

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Saturday, May 7th, 2005 Funny, Leisure, Personal No Comments

TRATEOTU

Yes, I finished reading part two: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.
Another book full of nonsense! In this book we learn about the end of the universe and that people come visit Milliways – the restaurant at the end of the universe – to watch the whole show.

In this restaurant, you can meet the Dish of the Day: May I interest you in parts of my body? Something off the shoulder perhaps?
After ordering, the animal walks back into the kitchen: Very good, I’ll just nip off and shoot myself.

On the Heart of Gold space ship, however, the Cybernetics Corporation Nutri-Matic Drinks Synthesizer still cannot produce tea.

“Share and Enjoy” is the company motto of the hugely successful Sirius Cybernetics Corporation Complaints Division, which now covers the major land masses of three medium-sized planets and is the only part of the Corporation to have shown a consistent profit in recent years.

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Friday, April 15th, 2005 Funny, Leisure, Personal No Comments

HHGTTG

After reading Charl’s blog entry about the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy movie, I borrowed The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide from him.

I’d heard about the book, of course, but I’d never read it. I had no idea what it was about. But reading it had been on my todo-list for quite some time. So after bugging Charl about it for a week or two, he finally lent it to me the other day.

I finished the first part yesterday evening. And it’s great! It’s hilarious!
It’s a fascinating story. Catchy, too. But absurd. With a lot of dry, absurd humour.

HHGTTG

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Wednesday, March 30th, 2005 Funny, Leisure, Personal No Comments

Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice

I am now the proud owner of this book!
A very nice book, hardcover, 1200 pages, and of course a great, if not the reference book for computer graphics.
Charl has got his version signed by Jim Foley himself, the last time he visited our group. Maybe he’ll come back some time to sign mine… 🙂
Anyway, I got the book for a mere £ 39.99, or approx. 57 Euros!
Ok, I had to go to London to pick it up, by I was planning to go there anyway…

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Tuesday, August 5th, 2003 Computing, Leisure No Comments