Amazon API

For a while now I’ve been tracking the links from this site to amazon. Just out of interest. To see which items people are interested in. I’ve wanted to play around with the API for my fun, and just added a page to this site, which shows the 16 most popular clickthroughs. Interesting. Beware: page could take a while to load. I still want to speed things up.

Troy

scene from the movie

Went to see Troy in Trianon last night.

In the year 1193 B.C., Paris, a prince of Troy stole Helen, Queen of Sparta, away from her husband, Menelaus, setting the kingdoms of Mycenaean Greece at war with Troy. The Greeks began a bloody siege at Troy that lasted over ten years. Achilles was the greatest hero among the Greeks, while Hector, the eldest son of Priam, King of Troy, embodied the hopes of the people of his city.

Quite loosely based on The Illiad and perhaps a few too many shots of Brad Achilles looking bulky and tormented. Plus they left out the storyline of Cassandra and her prophecies. But quite cool nonetheless. Now if only the airco in the theatre would have done it’s job.

Update: completely forgot to link to Manowar’s Achilles epic.

EU Elections

Received mail about the upcoming European Elections on June 10th. Since I’m completely oblivious of the parties involved, I took the ‘quiz’ at VoteMatch. Can’t say it’s all that clearer now. Hm. Something I’ll need to look into further.