I take my words back about the Finns. They are good at fulfilling their promises (at least): They did decided on my case yesterday and I'll be getting my passport tomorrow or the day after. The traveling agent told me that i might need a transit visa for UK, depending on what kind of visa i am given but I (and Uraeus) are quite sure that that shouldn't be the case if I won't get out of the airport. This page seems to suggest that we are wrong: http://www.german-embassy.org.uk/airport_transit_visa.html . Anyway if everything goes smooth, I'll be lending at Helsinki airport next week.
Will Webekind emailed me today a link to the Battle City ROM but seems it won't run in my favorite super-nintendo emulator (snes9x) since the ROM is of NES not SNES. I (apt-cache) searched for a NES emulator, found fceu, installed and it worked but couldn't find the keys for fire. The manpage seems to be lieing about the default key bindings.