sesam.hu

Engineering Manager / trail runner / Budapest, Hungary

Radiant Heart

I haven’t done a post in some time now. This is because I was obsessed with playing Anarchy Online. Since 2 days I have left Velvet – not because I didn’t like it there, I had the time of my life – but I wanted to fulfill my dreams. So with a fellow adventurer and a good friend, {Knightsabre}, we founded a new Anarchy Online organisation, under the name {Radiant Heart}. We aim to be a helpful and kind guild, in which members have a good time and much fun of playing. May we be successful on our quest. :)

I am still disappointed as SeSam.hu is still not online. Semms like the web space provider works slowly a bit…

Yesterday I watched a movie too: Along Came a Spider. It was thrillingly exciting. A well-written story that chained me into the chair to the very end. The story is about a kidnap, but the plot twists and turns so fast in the end that is impressive. And I have to mention the main female character who is played by Monica Potter. To tell you the truth i haven’t ever seen the girl in any movie yet. But she looks very pretty IMHO. And she resembles exactly to my Anarchy Online character! :) I hope I can see her again in something…

And there is a movie I want to see. A.I. – Artificial Intelligence. I am highly looking forvard to this piece as it got excellent critics in {Hungary}. Before getting the movie, I checked out its {website}. It is truly amazing! Everyone should try Chatbot! She is a robot with AI that can answer your questions and can chat with you. I couldn’t think of a question yet she couldn’t answer. I am curious how could she be written… She looks terribly intelligent. Congrats, creators!

deprived

I may be insane. I am writing an online journal for myself as it is still offline. Weekend is coming and there is still no sign of my webspace contract. And I am bored like hell. I can’t play AO only at night (Damn Matav), I wrote tons of emails to which there is still no answer to read, I read all my books, and I cannot buy any new ones.

I started to play Jazz and Faust, an adventure-game which I got with the gaming magazine ({GameStar (Hungarian)}) I am a subscriber of. I abandoned it soon. It is translated into Hungarian, but the translation has misunderstandings even at the first couple of lines, it has many bugs and the feeling is so much screwed up with the translation that I left it alone. I wish I had it in English. I think I need to visit my friend and get some DVD-rips so that I can kill the time until I can go online again.

40 nights with Hungarian Telecom

A brand new day again. It is pretty cold, the sun is clouded, and the wind blows fiercely. I really need to do something about my internet-problem, it is not the best if I go to bed at 3 am and wake at 11 am. Not at all the best.

Anyway I hope sesam.hu can be online soon, as I have posted all the required documents and now I am waiting for my contract to be arrived. As far as I know I will get a free subdomain while my domain name request is processed. We will see.

I was at the cinema yesterday and saw {40 days and 40 nights}. I had a very good time watching it. It may not be a too mannish view – even at my age (19) – but I liked the part best when they were petting each other with flowers. The idea of being pet by a girl with a flower made me tingle all over… All in all I think the movie had a good balance of romance and humor. It isn’t one people remember and talk about for a long time, but the main task – having fun while watching it – was accomplished by it I think.

I wonder what the guys are doing at {Funcom}. {AO} is silent now. No patch or bugfix. This can mean two things: 1) They are all having holiday. (Why not, it is summer!) 2) They are working on a huge patch. (Ack. How will I be able do download it with my 64k ISDN?) In my humble opinion they have many things to fix. Somehow there are bugs that remain in the game however much do people complain about them…

dial-up

I came home. Yehaw, I am home! Damn, I am home, where I have no decent net-access. The situation of internet access in Hungary is ridiculous or catastrophic. Depends on where you live. Generally there is broadband connection, which is limited to 15 Gbytes of data-transport per month. Or one can chose ADSL. Seems nice? Well, it isn’t. ADSL and Broadband are available in around 10 big cities. (However big my hometown is, there still isn’t any ADSL.) As a result 90% of the Hungarian citizens have no other choice but dial-up. It wouldn’t be that bad if it weren’t darn expensive. Monthly fee towards the ISP is 16$ for a full-time access. Sounds good? Hehe, well the problem is with the telephone fee, which is: 280$ per month if you play only after six pm. (Consider that an average wage in hungary is like 500-800$ per month!) And our politicians always whine that no one is buying on the net, the number of net users shrink, etc.

Why is this so? Well, because we have only one telephone service we can ‘choose’ from. {Matáv} (Hungarian Telecommunications) is the only telephone service provider available. Ubernice.

To help people the Government has recently started to do something. They offered money for Matáv to decrease some of its fees. Well this resulted in some new configurations subscribers can chose from. A 15-hour-net-pack (10$) and a 40-hour-net-pack (34$) was established. Yes, one can surf 40 (!) hours for ‘only’ 34$!! Wow.

I don’t know what I will do. How am I supposed to play Anarchy Online this way? Damn it. :(

Tennis

Monday. Most people don’t like this day very much. I hated Mondays when school was on its way. However now I am not at home. I am currently visiting my cousin in {Budapest} (capital of Hungary). So Monday means nothing else but a brand new day for making a website, watching TV and strolling in the nearby forest.

About the development of my site. I asked for an offer from a local web services provider ({services.hu}) and I hope sesam.hu can soon be online first on a subdomain while I am waiting for my domain contract to be accepted.

Yesterday I watched a {tennis match} (Is it called a match? Or a game? I don’t know…). Dukic vs. Venus Williams. Venus won easily to my great sadness. I liked Dukic more. I have an unexplained dislikness towards the Williams sisters. During the match Venus played tennis like a robot, without a smile, without a single emotion on her rock-like face. She played awesome of course, reached balls no one can, etc. But still…
Dukic was more like a human. She started good. However to beat a Williams one needs to play tennis without a single mistake. And even playing so can’t be enough. So Dukic’s good start wasn’t enough either. Dukic played her best, and lost. But she smiled anyhow, and thats why I liked her more. It must be a real menthal stress to live with the fact that however great her efforts are they are still in vain. I hope someday someone will beat the Williams sisters. For – like Bilbo’s long life and wealth – their supremity is unnatural, and being so one day it must be payed for.
Go, Go Dukic! :)

The Beginning

Well. This is the very first journal entry. ;) It is hard to start something, but there must be a beginning, so be it. When I am writing this sesam.hu is only a concept yet. I have visited the {website of Ragnar Tornquist}, decided to create a webpage on my own, started to design it, and I have a couple of html files now. I haven’t even registered the domain name yet. Hehe. I have no money for it. 19-year-old people never have enough money in my opinion.

I have much to do so this is all for the first time. The next entry will be easier to write. At least I hope so.