Thoughts about various topics and experiences.

In this category I write about my experiences with various Finnish companies and their service.

News about my pets.

Although I'm usually too lazy to cook for myself alone, cooking is one of my favorite hobbies. Here are some pictures and some recipes.

In my freetime I tinker a lot with Arduino for home automation and also my UAV hobby. Here are some projects.

When I have time, I spend some time in the sky with the open source flight simulator Flightgear. Over the time, I have created some stuff for Flightgear myself which you can find in this category.

News about my website.

I'm studying the Finnish language since 2011. In this category are some articles which I mainly wrote for myself but which might be useful for other Finnish-students too... In addition, a number of homeworks which I wrote during my courses are available for download.

Personal projects of mine.

There's tons of little paths in the forest which I often walk with my dog, so I thought to myself "why not map them while I'm walking...?"

Here's the current status. See below for updates in my mapping blog.


Pelastuspäivä (Rescue Day) was a project I started during my Finnish course at Tampereen Aikuiskoulutuskeskus in 2013. The idea was to get all authorities and organizations which do any kind of rescue work together to one place to show and explain their work to over 350 immigrants who were studying Finnish at TAKK.

The project turned out to be a huge success. Thirteen (almost all) invited organizations and authorities sent speakers and many also sent vehicles and/or equipment for display. We also had some nice media coverage.

I did the project together with my classmate Nataliya Savelyeva and honestly - I couldn't have done it without her. While I have no problem speaking (well, let's say, I'm not SHY of speaking...), I really suck at writing and Nataliya is really good with grammar, so she did almost all of the written stuff.

Also, of course, the teachers (especially Tiina Jokela) and the training manager Janne Haikansalo supported us with language stuff and gave us many "cultural pointers".

All in all, we had loads of fun and it was a great experience.

Here are some photos: taken by Jussi Mattila and taken by me