Friday, June 22, 2007

Lets party or I'll shoot you!!

Whenever some crime is committed on or around the USC campus the university is obliged to send out emails about these incidents. Usually they are quite boring, saying someone got robbed or something. However this following one (which happened on my street) was something else:

Incident: Brandishing A Weapon/ Arrests
Date: June 16, 2007
Location: In the south alley to the rear of 720 W. 27th Street.
Description: Two subjects approached a student, one brandished a firearm and insisted they be permitted to party with them. The Victim fled, and the subjects fled.

Disposition: Both of the subjects were apprehended by USCDPS officers, and were identified by the victim as the ones who brandished the weapon at him. LAPD Southwest officers transported the three subjects to Southwest Division station for booking for 417 P.C./Brandishing.


USC Department of Public Safety


Among other news is that my prof. bought me a new desktop computer, a completely insane MacPro computer with 8 x 3 GHz 64bit processors, 8 gig. memory and a 23" widescreen monitor. Yep, USC has alot more money than my old university.


Tuesday, June 12, 2007

NBA finals in HD...almost.

It's quite remarkable how advertisment crazy american TV is. Even during the last NBA final match yesterday viewers probably missed 10% of the played time, due to extreme advertising. I can't understand how americans can tolerate this. If the same thing would be done during a champions league final in Europe people would probably riot, and goverments would pass laws or something..

Anyways besides wasting time watching boring advertisments I haven't been doing much lately. I miss Dorte alot these days, today is actually our wedding anniversary! (The picture above is from when we went rollerblading in Venice just before she left.) I also miss Icleand and my family and friends, I miss the nice cool and bright summer. Amazingly 25C and sunny weather can get a bit tiring. I've been a bit frustrated here lately, partly fueled by my research project not seeming to be solvable. I also lost my phone on the beach in Malibu, and Dorte's rear wheel from her bicycle got stolen... Who the hell steals a rear wheel, it's probably only worth 5 bucks at most.

This sunday I went hiking with Kjong, Joyce, and Aaron in the San Gabriel mountains, to a weird bridge called the "bridge to nowhere". It was a very nice but long hike.

(People were bungee jumping from this abandoned bridge in the middle of nowhere.)