Västerås, City by Lake Mälar
Published: Tuesday 2005-03-29.
Yesterday I took a trip to Västerås, where I studied at the university between 1995 and 199, to visit Mr. Carlsson and Mr. Tydal, who I hadn’t seen for a while (but who are regular readers of this blog, hello!).
I started the day by going to Anders’ place, where we, to Anders’ surprise, found out that his not cutting-edge TV set actually managed to show an NTSC signal correctly, which meant that we saw colours in the picture from my Commodore 64 DTV that I had brought with me. Very nice, actually, especially since the TV sets I had tried it on before (my Grundig and my parents’ Nokia) both refuse to show anything but black and white. We played Winter Games for a while and looked through the hidden Easter eggs for a bit.
After getting some food at a Chinese restaurant we visited Thomas, who lives much as centrally as you can get in Västerås (so the picture page from his place is no longer correct). Being a train person, he brought us down to the central station and showed us what the driver’s compartment looks like in the trains (okay, rail-cars, apparently it’s not a train if it’s not in service). Unfortunately I chickened out and didn’t test-drive, even though I was offered to, but it was nice anyway (and it beats Ian’s model trains, even though they can be remote-controlled over IRC). At least I did turn the accelerator handle a bit in one of the rail-cars, which made it move, so I almost drove it anyway.
After that Thomas demoed some of the train data systems he has designed (of which some are available from his web site). Nice things with a lot of interesting information. The only problem with it I guess would be that he used Firefox to show them...
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