July 27th, 2005


Chapter 1,314 - How internet can be a pain in the a** at times

I'm not sure if I did anything wrong, but I can't find a site that lists what laws applies to photography around the world.

What I'm looking for is what's allowed to photograph.

In some countries, you're essentially allowed to photograph anything you see, while other countries have strict laws that doesn't allow photographing people or buildings etc, without a permission.

That would be a very handy list if you plan to go on a trip, visiting other countries, if one want to make sure to stay on the right side of the law.

All I can find are copyright issues and publishing photos online. Not a single thing about what's allowed to photograph in the first place.

The closest I got, was that it seem to be allowed to do up-skirt or down-blouse photographs in USA, since it's up to the individual to protect themselves in a public space, compared to places where privacy is expected (home, dressing rooms, toilets etc).

Hmm.. I got no clue to where to look for a list like that :(

Chapter 1,315 - How God thought it was time for some fireworks

Went to town to get back the tyre I handed in yesterday. An action I had to do, since the tire in question refused to behave like a normal tyre and actually keep the air.

Went to Åhlèns first where I bought the book "The Perfume" by Patrick Süskind, since it was 50% off the sale price (Got a hardcover version of it for 24.50 SEK / $3, "28 Days Later" on DVD as well as "Grand Turismo 4" for my PS2.

Then I headed to the Tyre company and I saw lightning, and towards the west the sky was getting awfully dark. Got my tyre then headed to the store to buy some food. When I'd payed and was gonna make my way back to the car, it had started to rain. A lot, but not totally bad. Made it to the car without getting soaked, at least. Didn't made it long before the sky pulled into overdrive, making it really hard to see much. When I made it home, it was raining so much I decided to just turn off the engine and wait for the worst to pass before I made the effort of running out to open the garage door.

While I was sitting there, there was lightning with the thunder coming essentially the same time. Geeez! Not even when watching fireworks, I've heard the bang as fast after the bomb have exploded. It was that instant. It was so close to the lightning I didn't notice if the car did it then, but the next thunder actually made the car to rock.

Impressive.. :)