Summer Party

June 14, 2015

Paulina went to Stockholm for a couple of days this week. Me, being alone in our apartment, choose to do two specific things, watch twitch, and play screeps. Screeps as it turns out, is highly addictive, I’ve spent countless of hours on the game already. For those of you who don’t know, it’s a game where you have to program the AI so it can play it itself (I’ll write more about the game in a separate post).

I got the invit for the game from Andrew, a fellow colleague, at first I thought I’d only spend an hour or so before getting bored — boy was I wrong. So thanks to him, the whole week’s been wasted on working on my AI. If anyone wants an invite, I’ll hook you up!

Idean Summer Party 2015

In other news, we had our summer party with Idean this Friday, we spent the afternoon at a “gym” with a couple of circus instructors. Me being anything but fit, decided to instead just photograph the event.

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I was a bit surprised that I’m still kind of uncomfortable shooting people, I just can’t get close enough, it feels like I’m really invading their personal space as soon as I’ve got a camera. This in turn means most of my pictures were pretty bland. It sucks that I know where the problem is, but that I fail to over come it.

I kind of also want to blame the fact that I used my secondary camera, my Canon 60d, I’ve used my 5d so much lately that I had a hard time getting used to the 60d.

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Kadja showing how the aerial silk work.

It was cool seeing how well everybody got through the different exercises, I wouldn’t have taken this gang of people as office workers. Or maybe it’s just me who isn’t as flexible (or aware) about my body as others are. I might just wake up in a couple of years and come to the same conclusion that Carlos has.

We all had a really good time, and it was nice getting out of the office.

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My colleagues from the Finnish offices.

We ended the circus thing with a human pyramid, not with all the levels, but enough of them I suppose. After everybody had been to the shower, changed clothes etc. we gathered and had a small pic-nic-like thing out in a park whilst waiting for our restaurant reservation.

I should’ve taken pictures of it as well, but I was too deep in a conversation to start shooting, but I thought about it, so you’ll all have to live without images.

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We had tables booked at a Vietnamese restaurant called Lie Mi, which was located just a couple of blocks from the park we were at. I’m not much for food, or rather, I don’t know a lot about food, and I tend to try and stay away from stuff that I haven’t had before, mostly because I usually get kind of disappointed, I’m more of a beef and potatoes guy than anything else. Since it was a Asian restaurant, I kind of figured they wouldn’t have what I like, and so when I got the menu, I scanned for something that would be as normal as possible for my kind of tastes.

I opted for a pork belly-something with something. I didn’t have a clue what pork belly was, but since it contained the word pork, it should’ve come out good.

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We did have to wait for quite a long time before being served, but on the other hand, I’m pretty sure they, nor any other restaurant, is used to serving roughly 50 people at the same time. The food was really good though, so I was really happy about my choice.

We spent, or I spent, the rest of the evening at the restaurant. I did leave a bit early though, a large part of that decision was because Seppo was leaving as well, and since he lives in Lauttasaari, I decided that it would be easiest to get home by just following his lead. The event(s) were held in eastern Helsinki, a part of town that I’m not that familiar with. The other, smaller reason, was that I wanted to continue work on my precious AI.

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I think the funniest thing I saw all evening was the above tag, now I don’t know if somebody actually uses the tag “perfecton”, and maybe they do, but I’d rather imagine that it’s somebody who’s misspelled the word “perfection” (though if it is, it’s probably on purpose, but it gave me a good laugh anyway).

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