June 17th, 2002


Jägerhof Restaurant

weather: raining
mood: calm

We took my Father Man (my favorite superhero =) to the Jägerhof Restaurant in North Vancouver, on Saturday evening for Father's Day. That table on the right of the picture, just under the stag head is where we sat. =)

It's a small restaurant 2 blocks up from the Lonsdale Quay Market. The food took a gawd-awful long time to come. Dinner took just under 2 hours from the time we sat down at 1838h to the time we walked out the door at 2015h. But that's because they had a party of 25-30 for a birthday, a party of 15 and a full house. They only had 2 waiting staff and at most 2 kitchen staff, so they were really swamped.

The food wasn't too bad. They serve different kinds of Schnitzel, which is pork tenderloin with different stuffing (cheese, ham & sausage, etc.) like Chicken Cordon Bleu but with pork. They had fish and chicken Schnitzel too.

The place is cool. It's decorated very nostalgically European with old sepia photographs of the Bavarian Royal Family from two centuries ago and it's very nice. But jeez-louise they desparately need a younger crowd in there.

I would encourage a large, mostly Asian group to go there for dinner just for the sheer amusement value of watching the hoochies* and rice boys* cause loss of bladder control in the regular clientelle with their behaviour. =D =D =)

* For those of you who have a memory like a sieve... =) =)


Win32: LochJournal

weather: raining
mood: amused

Testing with LochJournal 1.0eb. The GUI for this version is almost completely revised from the last one I tried. It's pretty good - kudos to xb95.

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I'm slowly running out of LJ Clients to try. I'm going to have to start bumming hardware/equipment/air-time from other people if I want to play with some of the others. I've asked juky if I can use his Palm because I'm his Favorite Brother® (long story; ask me to explain some other time) =D So, by week's end, I'll have one or two more in my list =D

I have:

BeOS-AliveJournal: 1.61
DotNet-SharpJournal: 0.3.0
Java-jLiveJournal: 1.1.3
MacOS9-Phoenix: 1.6.0
MacOSX-iJournal: 1.48
MacOSX-Journalert: 0.96
MacOSX-YaxJournal: 1.0.5
mIRC-MartLJ: 2.3.3
Mozilla-Livelizard: 1.2, 1.5
Perl-JLJ: 2.3
Perl-SC: 2.4
Python-pyljclient: 0.4.0(standard)
Web: 1.0, 1.1
Win32-LochJ: 1.0ab, 1.0eb
Win32-MFC-Sema: 1.2-beta4, 1.2-beta4a, 1.2-beta6a, 1.2-beta6aU
Win32-MFC: 1.4.6, 1.4.6-lite, 1.4.7-beta

And they're all legit. I actually installed the setup on the different platforms, set up the client and used it to post. As opposed to just faking them all with a scriptie-doo.

I was just added to the SharpJournal Beta Testers list. *teehee*

I don't have the TCL/Tk one because it's kinda non-existent. I don't have a UNIX environment (we mightmightmight get a Solaris/Oracle project *DROOL*). Drivel and the other GTK clients are waiting for me to upgrade to RedHat 7.3 and get Gnome 2.0...

I want to get at least ONE real Linux/UNIX client - so far, I've cheated and used the Perl clients with ActivePerl on Win2K. =P

But it's been a fun Scavenger Hunt kind of thing =) I do one when I'm bored, settling in for a long compile, while I'm eating lunch or something. I'm not racing anyone. If I were, someone's probably beat me to completing the list already.