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Hello, are you happy people? I'm Markku "Feggy" Roinila and here's what I like to do, consume and enjoy:




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I got familiar with pop music in the beginning of the '70's, so there are a lot of favourites. If we think of artists beginning with B, we get at least B'52's, Badding, Chris Bailey, The Band, Bangles, Barbarians, Barefoot Brothers, Syd Barrett, Barracudas, Bash & Pop, Bats, Beach Boys, Beasts of Bourbon, Beat, Beatles, Jeff Beck, Captain Beefheart, Chris Bell, Chuck Berry, Biff Bang Pow, Big Country, Big Star, Birthday Party, Björk, Frank Black, Black Crowes, Blondie, Blue Rodeo, Blue Öyster Cult, Bluesounds, Blur, Bobby Fuller Four, Booker T & Mg's, David Bowie, Box Tops, Billy Bragg, Brainpool, James Brown, Brownsville Station, Buffalo Springfield, Buffalo Tom, T-Bone Burnett, Kate Bush, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Buzzcocks and Byrds. I have a specific site for music, so surf there from here!

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Philosophy came to me through history books when I was about 17 years old. I first got interested in Spinoza, but after studying a few years history I began to take interest in Spinoza's critic, Leibniz. Anyway, I find early modern philosophy very interesting.

Björn's Philosophy Guide
Guide to Philosophy on the internet
Philosophy news
Ethics Update
Oxford Reading Room
Philosophy Timeline
Philosopher's gallery
28800 Baudrillards per second
Past masters
Stanford encyclopedia of

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Studia Spinoziana
Philosophy research base
Ask a philosopher!
European Enlightenment
The Philosophical Lexicon
The International Directory of On-line Philosophy Papers
Philosophy: The Philosophers' Web Magazine
SIC ET NON - Online Forum for Philosophy


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It is not difficult to guess that the early modern era fascinates me as a historian. I am also attracted to the curiosities in history and we know that with every new day there will be another one of those.

Jari Sedegren's link list
The first encyclopedy
A collection of documents of Finnish history
H-NET German
ARTFL : French history
Yahoo's history
Scientific instruments of Medieval and Renaissance Europe  

Agricola - a Finnish history network
Texts from history
World cultures
Russian history
Journal of the History of Ideas
German History
An Encyclopedia of British History 1700-1920
Wills on the Web
The London Gazette
The Glorious Revolution
The History of Costume
The Seven Wonders of the world
Reeder's Egypt Page

Eiffel Tower
Castles on the web
Alexander the Great
Russia now!
Normandy 1944
Forum romanum


I have never been a movie freak, but I've seen a few films. You can call me old-fashioned, but films by Welles, Hitchcock, Keaton, Fellini, Hawks, Billy Wilder, Cocteau and Marx-brothers seem to last among my favourites. Sure, I like some new films also, for example films by Spike Jonze, Pedro Almodóvar, Lars von Trier, Wachowski bros and Woody Allen.

Yahoo's films
Jari Sedegren's links
Tex Avery
Unofficial Monty Python Page
Internet Movie Database
Entertainment weekly
B-Monsters of Hollywood
Famous Monsters of Hollywood
All Movie Guide
Cinema History

Welcome to
Felix The Cat

Films in review
Oh, the Humanity!
Drew's Script-O-Rama
Urban Legends Reference Page : Movies


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Top ten? James Joyce, George Orwell, Vladimir Nabokov, Fedor Dostoevski, August Strindberg, Stendhal, Thomas Mann , Michel Tournier, Franz Kafka, Nathanael West and Joseph Conrad came to mind at first. On second thoughts, Robert Musil, Raymond Chandler, Elias Canetti, Mika Waltari, Graham Greene, Günter Grass, Mario Vargas Llosa, Gustave Flaubert, Shakespeare and Ian McEwan. Or...never mind. Here is, by the way a list of books I have been reading lately.

The On-line Books Page
Internet Public Library
Books on the net
Book lovers
The Literary Web
The Cambridge History of English and American

Concordances of great books
Amazon Books
Projekt Gutenberg - German books
Bol - nettikirjakauppa
European texts

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is a fine directory and Starting Point is most useful, too. If you happened to be interested in Finland, see Fennica, Lisko or makupalat.

Keywords are nice, although quite frustrating sometimes. From Finland, try Ihmemaan haku, which looks for words from Finnish www-pages. Otherwise use Lycosis, Infoseek or Alta vista. Put it all together and you get Metacrawler. Google also offers search from newsgroups! 



In the world, In rock-world, Washington Post, Times, Die Welt, Le Monde

What am I doing in the University of University of Helsinki?

A good question. I thought about it for eight years and decided to think it over for another ten or so years.... In other words I am now a researcher in the Department of PhilosophyHere's my official homepage and here's a homepage from the History of Mind Research Unit. The topic of my dissertation is the splendid guy in the picture, the German philosopher, G. W. Leibniz, to be exact, G. W. Leibniz's Theory of Rational Decision-Making. Leibniz's Monadology is here.

Libraries are nice, especially Bibliothèque Nationale de France , Library of Congress and British Library.

Encyclopedias have always fascinated yourst truly. There is no match for the Encyclopedica Britannica, but the www-version is alright. and Encarta are lighter, but Xrefer seems promising. The american point of view is to be found in Columbia encyclopedia.

This page offers 15000 biographies. Language-problems are solved by The translator's Home Companion and Roget's Thesaurus.



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Here's my lovely wife's, Susanna's great homepage!

Feggy's gallery

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Morning papers

Electronic Telegraph
Suck: Daily
Salon Magazine

Britannia Internet Magazine
New Yorker
Empire - lehti leffafriikeille
Spiegel Online
Welcome to E! Online - Front Door
Discovery Online

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Cheap fun

Kaj Stenvall's Ducks
The Hermitage
Play with celebrities!
The Wit and Wisdom of Imelda Marcos
A directory of art


Well, that was it. Come again. Yes, you guessed. It will not be very much better next time. Cheers!