September 2000

Interpretations of nature

Interpretations of nature from junior high, high school, and college test papers and essays submitted to science and health teachers (spelling errors preserved)

"When you breath, you inspire. When you do not breath, you expire."

"H2O is hot water, and CO2 is cold water" Read more

Ilya

Summary of The Misanthrope

Here's a good summary of The Misanthrope. Too bad I've actually read the play and don't just need a summary.

Ilya

Last minute cribbing

Our history presentation on the Finnish language went well. I wasn’t prepared at all, but when sitting on the teacher’s desk on Friday at two o’clock, winging a presentation is not a problem. As to our Finnish class (actually called “mother tongue”) presentation on Moliére’s Misanthrope, it was bumped to Monday — today! I also have to hand in a paper analyzing the French comedy. That’s why I am now trolling the Web frantically for pointers on how to pull something together.

Ilya
  • Have I mentioned I like britannica.com? It’s cluttered, but it’s also happening. Gives me the feeling that I can find all kinds of stuff. I like it.

Netbabyworld

Taneli got me addicted to NetBaby and I in turn addicted my brother and sister. It's awful because we can't play at home because of our phone bills. In Finland, even local calls are charged per minute. So surfing is actually a bit pricy. Finnish ISPs are way behind of the US or even Sweden. We are planning on getting a fixed wireless connection as soon as possible, so we'll have always-on wireless broadband access for a flat rate. The fixed-line comparative available here is ADSL, but it's really expensive. The mothly fee for home connections is USD100/month. And it doesn't even have a fixed IP-address, which we need to access our work's virtual network. I can hardly wait. NetBaby, here I come!

Ilya

The beginning

I'm a great writer and an awful writer. And like many great and absurd projects, I'm starting this project to learn, both about myself and about the world around me. To start off, I want to say that I make no guarantees of quality of my posts, nor of the frequency of them. Great way to start a weblog, huh? Well, we'll see where this leads.

I also run... er, participate in a Finnish language weblog, Suodatin. Suodatin has had its ups and downs since the its inception in the beginning of this year. Suodatin's biggest hindrance is that I haven't told anyone about it. To my knowledge, it's the first Finnish blog ever. I like the notion of entering uncharted waters, but being the first also creates some problems. For example, there's no community to turn to shout "hey, look at me, I started my own weblog!"

The real reason I haven't told anyone about Suodatin is that I'm scared to. I worry I won't want to keep blogging Suodatin. I'm afraid people won't like it and that it'll show my own ineptitude. I don't know. I know I'm just a big 'fraidycat. I know I shouldn't worry about any of that. I know that I should throw caution to the wind and take chances. I know all that. I just need to do it. So that's what this is also all about. Breaking personal barriers, expressing myself without worrying it'll jeopardize my career. This is about a lot of stuff. I hope to see you on my journey.

Ilya
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Beared souls

caught together