Jan's Daily NotesPosted by Jan H. Oersnaes 2007-10-08 03:11PM
In some parts of the world it is quite normal not to use toilet paper (maybe they are smarter than us?). If you have ever tried to suffer from a good case of the runs you will know that after 16 times to the toilet in one day your behind will feel like a smashed starfish (søstjerne).
Now, in the above mentioned parts of the world it is normal to wash your behind and other things with a water hose or in most case with a small shower head .
In the first class lounge in Dubai International Airport I came about a fully automated toilet with the following features:
Remote control of the toilet seat lid.
Remote control of the toilet seat.
Heating in the toilet seat.
And the best......the remote control looks like this (see below)
There is the possibility of normal rear cleaning which I assume is a somewhat forceful water jet up the rear. Then there is a softer version of the water jet up the rear. Then there is a possibility of getting the back of the golf balls washed or in case of a woman to get the vertical seafood taco cleaned and to finish it off you can select to get your behind blown dry (any home should have one!). No only that....you can also select how the cleaning is taking place, Oscillating, Pulsating or select Rinse Cycle. I guess that is how many times you want to do it (probably more popular with the women!!). I can just imagine the noises coming from the ladies room if we had these things in Denmark!!
Now, these things need maintenance hence the reason for the below message that must be placed in a place so the user can see it just in order to avoid any accidents!
Obviously, it will not be the best day if the heating element in the seat malfunctions and fry your buttocks!!
How can anybody live without a toilet like this I ask you?
I wonder....what will be the next?
Jan's Daily NotesPosted by Jan H. Oersnaes 2007-09-29 01:22PM
Well, I am currently in Dubai on a short business trip While here I will be present at a FAT (Factory Acceptance Test) of one out of five gas compression modules for our oil & gas production facility project.
I have not been to Dubai since 1998 and boy have this place changed. They are building everywhere. They are right now building the highest building in the world. They have built a huge indoor skiing resort thing and are building shopping malls the size of small towns! Of course I also need to mention Burj Al Arab, the only 7 Star hotel in the world. That building is just fantastic and not to forget their palm island projects and the Earth islands project. Money seems to be plentfull here!
Above is one out of five gas compression units comprising of a gas compressor driven by a gas engine and a cooling unit in the end (the grey part to the left). The whole unit weighs about 400-450 ton.
Above is the 7 star hotel Burj Al Arab. Up close it is very impressive. Room rates starts at about 1000 USD / Night.
Me playing the tourist on Jumairah Beach in front of this magnificent hotel.
Above it little look down part of Jumairah Beach.
Above is a picture of what is going to become the tallest building in the world. I am not sure yet what the name is going to be but I believe that it is already taller than Taipei 101 in Taiwan.
Its close by not quite Bin Laden......maybe a distant cousin
Jan's Daily NotesPosted by Jan H. Oersnaes 2007-08-22 08:13AM
I have now succeeded in updating my photo album on http://oersnaes.dk/album/index.html
Some time has passed since the last updating of the photo album but that is due to the socalled high speed connection I have available here in The Philippines which is not always so high in speed as I would have liked. It took almost 10 hours to update the photo album so somebody better have a look in there
Jan's Daily NotesPosted by Jan H. Oersnaes 2007-08-17 12:05PM
After having had a look at Deborahs website http://deborah.dk I played a little with the world map to see where I have been around the world at that turned out to be quite a few places.
I have been at all the place marked with red and even I got surprised.