So... Yesterday I finally got around with configuring my new laptop, installing the necessary programs, updates and all. This laptop was quite a lucky shot. It was an old laptop from one of the local schools that was selling out their excess equipment and all. 70 euros bought me a 4-year-old laptop, a mouse AND a laptop bag.
What amazed me first, was the sheer *power* of it. Granted - 1.8 GHz AMD Sempron, 875 MiB RAM (plus additional 839 MiB in swap) and a 60GB hard-drive is not even near the bleeding edge of today's technology - but in my part, the switch was literally exponential.
I've been rather unlucky i
Counting from this day, I have 50 days left in my compulsory service - it has been a long time, but it has felt unusually short.
Nevertheless, me as a semi-hardcore masochist want more of this senseless crap - thus I applied to the National Defense College,
where they train THE - OFFICERS - in all caps with slightly more rank and authority than me. I was admitted to the entrance exams,
ran a wondrous record of 2710 meters in the Cooper test and performed good in general. Now I'm just waiting for the results.
But isn't the service going to end with a mighty kick in the rear? We'll spend roughly next three weeks in the forest, fighting aga
Is there a greater christmas present from the Finnish Defence Forces than two "angle irons" on your chest?
On 23rd the leadership training course was finished with a monstrous ceremony and before that all the NCO students (myself included) were promoted from Corporal to Sub-Sergeant.
What does it mean? I'm now a 100% certified team leader of an anti-armor team - and after my nifty 12-day holiday is over, I go back to the army and, along with other sub-sergeants in my company, receive the new batch of untrained, ignorant civilians. Ooh - they have NO idea what's waiting for them.
That said, 6 months has been suffered, 6 months to go. Just l