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x26 coming upLife in general

Posted by Jacob Sørensen Mon, January 05, 2009 15:20:59


alive = true;

while (alive)
{
age++;
if (age > geneticLimitForHumans || this.terminallyIll())
{
alive=false;
}
}

Almost my birthday (in 13 days).

Nice to be back at work where there is actually colleagues at the office.
Working between xmas and new year we were at most 3 people present at the office at the same time. Quite boring.

Now I'll have to do a head count, to decide if I want to buy breakfast for everyone on my birthday.

Happy new yearLife in general

Posted by Jacob Sørensen Fri, January 02, 2009 07:35:57

So we've started 2009.

The january 1st I used for cleaning up fire works, repairing the wife's bicycle and a trip to the doctor with the wife who was suffering from pains in her jaw.

So now I'm working.
Looking forwar to next week.
There I begin learning c#, so I can get out of the Dynamics (x++) box.
I am considering a small project that I can use for getting to know Visual Studio and c#. I want to make an application that can be used for printing our family calendar.

We need a calendar with dates, weeks and months of course, red letter days and national holidays, that can print 7 columns. One colunm for each of the family members and one common one. This allows us to plan ahead a bit and to prepare the kids for upcoming events.
If would be nice of course, if I can get the calendar to look nice with a pretty lay out and prefarably some graphics like family photos.

Oh well, I can dream can't I.

Vennesang / friend songFamily

Posted by Jacob Sørensen Mon, August 18, 2008 14:48:08

The wife and I heard a song in the radio the other day.
It was written by a danish poet called Benny Andersen, and all though I didn't like the version (because I don't like the artist performing) they played that day, we agreed that we would teach this song to our kids.

The song is about having friends, and we thought it would be a good one to teach the kids, and explain the meaning of the words to them.

It goes like this (in danish):

"Vennesang

Jeg elsker at sidde alene
og drømme og fantasere.
Men har jeg været længe nok alene,
vil jeg ikke vær´ alene mere.
Så er det godt at ha´ en rigtig ven
og ha´ nogen at snakke med igen.
En man kan dele sine drømme med
lege eller danse eller svømme med.
Det er rart at være alene - men
det er bedst at ha´ en ven.

Det er dejligt at vandre alene
og kigge på blomster og bier
og på fugle der sidder på grene
men så´ der noget i mig der siger.
Nu er det godt, at ha´ en rigtig ven.
og ha´ nogen at snakke med igen.
Enten en med bukser eller kjole på
bare det er én, man kan stole på.
Det er rart at være alene - men
det er bedst at ha´ en ven.

Jeg tænker tit hemmelige tanker
som andre slet ikke aner
og kun en ven skal man så fortælle
om sine hemmelige planer.
Så er det godt at ha´ en rigtig ven
og ha´ nogen at betro sig til igen.
Du kan være tynd eller tem´lig fed,
bare du kan holde på en hem´lighed.
Det er rart at være alene - men
det er bedst at ha´ en ven.

Jeg elsker at lege alene
og tegne og modellere
men har jeg leget længe nok alene,
så vil jeg ikke lege alene mere
Så er det godt, at ha´ en rigtig ven,
og ha´ nogen at lege med igen.
En man kan hoppe eller gynge med
en man kan grine eller synge med
Det er rart at være alene - men
det er bedst at ha´ en ven.
"

I'll try to roughly translate it:

"Friend song

I love to sit by my self
and dream and fantasize.
But when I've been alone long enough,
I do not want to be alone anymore.
Then it is good to have a real friend
and to have someone to talk to again.
One with whom you can shared your dreams,
to play, or dance or swim with.
It is nice to be on your own, but,
it is best to have a friend.

It is lovely to wander on your own,
to watch the flowers and the bees,
and birds that sits on branches,
but then something inside me says.
Now it is good to have a real friend
and to have someone to talk to again.
One with either trowsers or skirt on,
doesn't matter as long as you can trust that one.
It is nice to be on your own, but,
it is best to have a friend.

I often think secret thoughts,
that others do not even know about
and only to a friend should you then tell
your secret plans.
Then it is good to have a real friend,
and to have someone to confide in again.
You can be thin or rather fat,
as long as you can keep a secret.
It is nice to be on your own, but,
it is best to have a friend.

I love to play on my own,
and make drawings and sculpt,
but when I have played on my own for long enough,
I do not want play alone anymore.
Then it is good to have a real friend,
and to have someone to play with again.
One you can jump og swing with,
one you can laugh and sing with.
It is nice to be on your own, but,
it is best to have a friend.
"

A rather simple poem, but the message it delivers is beautiful and essential, and - I think - extremely important to teach our kids.

Ah the true purpose of the internetHumor

Posted by Jacob Sørensen Wed, August 13, 2008 09:45:45

Ah the true purpose of the internet. HUMOR.

MIMIMIMI

DAX CertificationWork

Posted by Jacob Sørensen Sat, June 14, 2008 15:14:29

Friday I passed my first Microsoft Dynamics AX certification test.

After working with Microsoft Dynamics AX for 7 years as a developer, I thought i might be apropriate to get the certification :).

So now I've passed the certification test for "AX 4.0 Development Introduction", but my ambition is to reach MCBMSPDMDA (Microsoft Certified Business Management Solutions Specialist for Microsoft Dynamics AX).

So I have to pass another 3 exams. 1 more core exams and two module exams.
MorphX Solution Development in Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 - which is the other core exam.

Then there are two elective exams to pass:

Either

Financials in Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0
Installation and Configuration in Microsoft Dynmaics AX 4.0 or
Trade and logistics in Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0

However recently Microsoft releas Dynamics AX 2009 (vers. 5.0), but there are not yet any certification exams for that version yet.

Age++Life in general

Posted by Jacob Sørensen Fri, January 18, 2008 09:49:29

Today I'm turning 37.

I've never ever thought about that I am becoming old before, but lately my life has been kind of stressed out due to various circumstances, so this time I'm really starting to think about it. In only three years I'm over the hill ???

Well, I believe in Murphy. It *will* eventually go wrong. So I might as well just accept the way life treats me smiley.

But who am I to complain, about 4 wonderful kids and a wife.

Shut up Jacob, and get to work ... smiley

YES !Life in general

Posted by Jacob Sørensen Thu, October 04, 2007 08:41:09

Finally we're getting a new fridge.

Yesterday two repair guys (one of them a trainee) shows up at our adress to fix our fridge.

They take the thing apart and test og probe to finally find out that there is a blockage in the coil on the back of the fridge.

I told them that there were two choices.
Either they fix it or they get us a new fridge.

They did not bring a new spare coil, so we're getting a new fridge.

YAY - FINALLY. smiley

Refrigerator repair for the 3rd time.Life in general

Posted by Jacob Sørensen Wed, October 03, 2007 09:09:20

Going home early from work to day.

We are having a visit from a refrigerator repair guy for the third time now (actually fourth time - at the first visit he had not brought the correct spare parts smiley), and for the third time he will be attempting to fix our fridge.

I am going to tell him, that this time he does not get to leave the house before:

The fridge is working or
He has signed a piece of paper stating that he is not able to fix the damn thing (so I can go and get a new one from the vendor).

Also a customer is "yelling" at me by e-mail today because he wants to skip the queue of other customers waiting for their things to get done, which makes me in SUCH a good mood. smiley

I really loathe being yelled at, when I have done nothing wrong. smiley

Update:

Just called the guy, well at least he didn't yell at me on the phone.