Happy week - so far so good
Well, well, well - this happy week
to be working… One day with no anger and everything is dandy. Did take
to much effort either.
I even managed to handle some bumps in the road yesterday, with some
laughter and dancing (?!?!) instead of digging graves. There might be
If this continue i will have to extend the period - let me get back to
you on that.
Babies and their parents III
OK - i was wrong, a bit at least.
Met my friends and their new daugther last Friday -and it’s a completely
new life for them. Especially for the father. I was great to see
though - a lot of love in the air. So - the “still being us”-thing will
probably fade for a while but i am sure that it will come back and that
they will watch sopranos late at night even though the baby needs to
But they will never fall into the super-parents-trap! I am sure of that
week i was in a terrible mood here at work. I am embarrassed even to
think about it…This has to do with me not being happy about the
situation we are in at my customer.
But i noticed one strange and weird thing: the more moody and angrier i
got, the worse the situation got (or seemed to be).
So this week i am trying a whole new approach: i will not be angry a
single time at work (and not a home either i hope :-)). A all in all
positive approach is the credo of this week. It will be a good lesson
for my self and also an experiment to see if it really works.
So to start things off, in the words of ET: “BE GOOD!” (and let’s see
where that takes us - Marcus)
Listen to the band
Every Monday morning i start the day with some good radio. The
program Listen To the Bands has their program up for later listening. A
real classic and some great band almost every time. Go here:
I am going there now!
CD from Eikanger-Bjørsvik
bought the CD Twenty supreme
Eikanger-Bjørsvik a week ago. You will never be disappointed with
release from them. The playing is absolutely stunning and the
arrangements are great. Some really quirky music, but hey - who cares?
If you don’t have it - get it now!
PS. When the cover is opened a friend of my can be seen playing the
horn, with mute. Way to go Trine.
Results from Swedish Championships
4BarsRest are a bit slower than
me ;-) but here is a an article about the Swedish BrassBand
But Gothenburg has not won the US
Championships, to my knowledge, but became world champions 1988, and
that event was held in Australia.
Again - that was the best competition in Sweden ever! I hope that it
will be more of the same level.
Babies and their parents II
When i wrote about babies and their
it caused a small stir here at the office, of course from the parents
here. Apparently babies will take up all your spare time.
Anyhow - my friends, that was late pregnant, has now had a little girl.
We are going there tonight and i am really looking forward to meeting
them and her.
And also see if they still are the same people or if there has been
major changes to them -as it have to be according to my co-workers. I
won’t promise to eat anything if not but i sure hope that its still my
old friends and not super-mum and dad.
Brassband silly season
My band, the <span id=”SPELLING_ERROR_0” classVasa band of the Salvation Army, is entering the busiest season of the year - the Christmas season! I counted to 9 gigs during this season with different sizes of the band. If brassbanding had as much to do during all of the year as under the Christmas season there would be a lot of more professional bands around, i can promise you. One thing that strikes me every year this happens (i.e. almost every year) is that it’s so easy to get lost in the busy-ness surrounding Christmas. This is also well known, we say this to each other each year; but do we remember the true reason for Christmas: Jesus and his coming to this earth for you and me. During the gigs we have we will have lots of opportunities to introduce pieces and this will be my main theme this year;...
More about generic webservces
I’ve looked further down the documentation (this chapter in fact) and found some more, very interesting stuff on generics that make my solution with delegates a bit clumsy and non-elegant. When declare a generic class or method the type parameter can be limited to what types it can take using constraints. So in my solution the row: public static TWebService CreateWebService(string WebServiceURL) where TWebService : SoapHttpClientProtocol means that TWebService must be of SoapHttpClientProtocol type. However i ran into a bit of confusion when i wanted to instantiate TWebService. The compiler was not happy when i wrote: // This won’t compile TWebService t = new TWebService(); That is until i discovered another constraint - the Constructor Constraint. By using this constraint you can constrain the types that is allowed to types with an empty (parameterless) constructor. And that will allow you to instantiate TWebService and the compiler will find the right...
Just a short notice….
Went to a marvelous concert last night with Mnzoil
Brass. Great, great stuff! This is a really
good example on how to do something very well and then adding humor to
If they are in the same part of the world as you - don’t miss it!