QOTD March 4 2015

March 4th, 2015 on 10:06

Robert J. Sawyer: “General principles should not be based on exceptional cases.”

QOTD March 3 2015

March 3rd, 2015 on 19:22

Seneca: “Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.”

Rubik’s Cube, blind folded

March 2nd, 2015 on 23:59

Solving Rubik’s Cube is one thing (and not everyone will succeed), but doing it blind-folded…in just over 21 seconds??? WTF!! Crrraaaaazzyyyy!


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QOTD March 2 2015

March 2nd, 2015 on 12:50

Albert Einstein: “The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them.”


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QOTD March 1 2015

March 1st, 2015 on 12:27

Princess Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco: “Blessed are those who can give without remembering, and take without forgetting.”


QOTD February 28 2015

February 28th, 2015 on 14:17

Erica Jong: “Love is everything it’s cracked up to be…It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.”


Misha’s first cross-country ski trip

February 27th, 2015 on 23:57

It has been quite a hectic week and only now did I find the time to go through the zillion of pictures I took last weekend in Hafjell, where Misha and I enjoyed a ski-weekend with friends in the Norwegian mountains!

It was his first time on real cross-country skis though one wouldn’t tell; he did an impressive 2.5km (all by himself) on his first day and a whopping 4km on the second day, mannnn did he like to ski, he could not get enough of it!!

Weather has been way better than forecasted which made the weekend even better than it already was, being with friends is a bliss and when I see Misha enjoying himself sooo much, well…that makes me a more than happy daddy! :)


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QOTD February 27 2015

February 27th, 2015 on 17:50

Sir Colin Marshall: “The customer doesn’t expect everything will go right all the time; the big test is what you do when things go wrong.”


QOTD February 26 2015

February 26th, 2015 on 13:46

Jacques Deval: “God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.”


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4000 blogposts!

February 25th, 2015 on 23:52

*This* post is my 4000th blogpost, wow!

It took me just over 10 year (3667 days) as I posted my first blogpost on February 10 2005 (a simple check if my blogging tool at that time, Pivot, was working) and the pace has been increasing year over year. For the statisticians; blogpost #1000 took me 1219 days (post #1000 on June 13 2008), the next 1000 posts took 989 days (post #2000 on February 27th 2011), from #2000 to #3000 took only 771 days (post #3000 on April 8 2013) and the last 1000 took just 688 days, nifty! :)

It has become quite a valuable asset to me; going back through the archives brings back many many great moments of my life, so I don’t intend to stop anytime soon! Expect blogpost #5000 somewhere around New Year 2016/2017! Ha, I uhhh keep you posted! :)

QOTD February 25 2015

February 25th, 2015 on 13:22

J. H. Holmes: “The universe is not hostile, nor yet is it friendly. It is simply indifferent.”


QOTD February 24 2015

February 24th, 2015 on 23:57

Elbert Hubbard: “Never explain–your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.”


QOTD February 23 2015

February 23rd, 2015 on 21:26

Frank Duff: “It is amazing how much crisper the general experience of life becomes when your body is given a chance to develop a little strength.”

QOTD February 22 2015

February 22nd, 2015 on 23:59

Florence Shinn: “The game of life is the game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later, with astounding accuracy.”

QOTD February 21 2015

February 21st, 2015 on 22:28

Andre Gide: “So long as we live among men, let us cherish humanity.”

QOTD February 20 2015

February 20th, 2015 on 18:11

Irving Wallace: “To be one’s self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.”

QOTD February 19 2015

February 19th, 2015 on 23:11

Eric Wald: “Every pilot needs a co-pilot, and let me tell you, it is awful nice to have someone sitting there beside you, especially when you hit some bumpy air.”

QOTD February 18 2015

February 18th, 2015 on 20:39

Salma Hayek: “People often say that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder,’ and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.”

QOTD February 17 2015

February 17th, 2015 on 14:34

Albert Einstein: “Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.”


QOTD February 16 2015

February 16th, 2015 on 13:30

Irma Kurtz: “Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do.”