Part 4 – The Sinclairs

The cottage had a beautiful front garden, though not yet all in bloom. The walls were white and shone in the setting sun. The windows had old shutters on them and the door was an old wooden door, very beautifully crafted. Even the handle seemed to be the original handle, although a little shined. When we stepped inside we came straight into the kitchen. It seemed to be the center of the house, because I could see doors and hallways and stairs everywhere I looked. To the right was a small guest bathroom. Beside it was a door that led into a small but cozy living room. Beside that was a stairway to the second floor. To the left was a long hallway with at least one door leading into some sort of a room. It was closed. Continue reading »

Part 3 – Trish Chang

It was certainly no barn. It was big, but still looked like it was crammed. There was a big pit in the ground in the middle of the floor, and above it was a well greased car lift. It was in its highest position, and on it stood a rusty, old pickup truck. It was acid green and very dirty. The hood was missing. On either side of the lift were piles of tires, rags and oil cans, and a lot of other cans that I didn’t know. There were tables up against every wall, full of wrenches, screws, nuts, nails and hammers of all kinds and sizes, welding torches, spray cans and paint brushes. Behind the lift was an old wooden stair that lay up to a platform full of more tires. Continue reading »

Part 2 – Sinclair Manor

David had said tomorrow, and he stood by it. The next day, as soon as the bell rang after our last class, he picked my shoulder.

“How do you want to do this?” he simply asked.

“Let’s find ourselves a bench outside, we have such good weather today,” I said. He seemed to hesitate, but followed me outside. Continue reading »

Hacking the Internet

HackersThe sun is up and has been slowly but steadily boiling the air in my living room, and yet I have no desire to spend time outside today. Despite the sun it´s cold outside, and the wind bites when it’s cold. So I’ve been spending a lazy Sunday afternoon watching TV. I came across an “old” classic in our movie collection:  Hackers. Fun, fun,fun! I watched it, snickering now and then at the ridiculous things they added to the movie to make the hacking business look more visually entertaining for the non-computerized person, instead of showing just the dry and dark reality that I know hacking was, and is. But as I watched, I had some strange ideas. Continue reading »

The iPad and the Kindle, sitting in a tree …

Apple iPad

About two weeks ago I, like many others, watched with a cautious amount of expectation at the apple keynote, where Steve Jobs introduced the iPad. I even had the patience to watch the whole thing. I generally liked what I saw, but I had a few thoughts that made me start wondering about the possibilities ahead.
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Part 1 – Introduction - 1 comment

“Nicole Chase and David Sinclair!”

I froze in my seat. She had said it, she had really said it. But this was ridiculous. David Sinclair, of all people! How the hell had that happened? Continue reading »

Time passes - 2 comments

Today is my 25th birthday. So I decided to open my web page, finally! Having some specific date to strive for is a good motivation, after all. Continue reading »