Archive for September, 2005

Podcasting and the iPod

Friday, September 30th, 2005

Apple, please…!!

For months now I am kind of stuck with the following;

Being an active podcast-subscriber/listener/enthusiast for over a year

now, I am becoming fed up with the fact that my iPod manages the

‘podcast’ artistnames in the same ‘Artists’ menu as the ‘music’

artists…so all in my Music Library.

Wouldn’t it be better if we have a new category in the menu-structure

on the iPod? For example ‘Podcast’ for al podcasts (compared to ‘Music’

for all music). All podcasts artists would then be seperated from the

music artists…and life would be so much better πŸ™‚

He he he, isn’t it nice to complain about these kind of ‘huge’ problems, pfff…what a tough life we have!

QOTD September 30 2005

Friday, September 30th, 2005

Truman Capote: “A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That’s

why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two

intelligent talkers seldom meet. “

day and nights

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

My bio-clock is off, had to work through the night, finally found my

bed at 7.30am, after a fine 24h work. Completely lost track of day and

night πŸ™‚

Feel jet-lagged, but without the jet…perhaps that going to bed early will safe my weekend!

QOTD September 27 2005

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

Euripides: “Who dares not speak his free thoughts is a slave.”

.Mac storage space & podcasting

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

Yeah! Got the email from Apple; my .Mac account disk space has been

increase from 250Mb to 1Gb! Not that I’m using it that much at the

moment, but still…I *love* these kind of emails, keep ‘m coming in! πŸ™‚

Even better is the increased monthly data transfer limits (now 10 GB)…guess it will come in handy when I start podcasting!

Popdcasting? Ofcourse! Am ‘into it’ since day 1 and *will* do a podcast, expect to start still in 2005!!

Last bits left to do before the ‘launch’ are the web works at home (see

earlier posts) got to have the infrastructure ready before

starting, eh? πŸ™‚

QOTD September 26 2005

Monday, September 26th, 2005

Alexander Pope: “Good nature and good sense must ever join; To err is human, to forgive divine.”

website work (4)

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

GOT IT! Installing MySQL 4.0.26 instead of 4.1.14 solved it…logical, eh? pffff!

Anyway…WordPress is up now so I can start working on the website design πŸ™‚

website work (3)

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

Stumbled accross a tough nut in the MySQL config…I created the

database needed for WordPress and am able to access it. The WordPress

installation script however tells me that the database is down or

username/password are not correct…huh?!?

Nice one for the weekend, eh?

QOTD September 22 2005

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

Bo Bennett: “Avoiding the phrase

QOTD September 21 2005

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

Barbara Kingsolver: “What keeps you going isn’t some fine

destination but just the road you’re on, and the fact that you know how

to drive.”

Change of season, summer to fall

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

September 21…it’s fall as of today!

Looks to be a promising fall this year, we have 21 degrees in The

Netherlands today! It really seems to be nice outside, at least from

what I can see looking through the office windows πŸ™ πŸ™

website work (2)

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

So, I started playing around with my proposed ‘server’ at home (yeah, it’ll be the Mac mini!)…sofar, things move ahead quite nice and fast I might add!

Apache is running, am now working on MySQL and PHP which I need to get

WordPress running (want to try this as my blogging tool, instead of


And that all within 5 minutes, almost…I *love* my Mac! πŸ™‚

QOTD September 20 2005

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

Frank Lloyd Wright: “Television is chewing gum for the eyes.”

website work

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

Heyhey, I hope to have some time this week to work on my website, well

actually on the .com part of it…currently the domain is a forward to

the .nl, but I’d like to experiment with setting it up on one of my

home pc’s (don’t want to call them servers :)).

If I mess up, y’all will probably notice by this side being down…nah, am sure I don’t mess up! (right?)

QOTD September 19 2005

Monday, September 19th, 2005

Following this weekends photos πŸ™‚

John Muir: “Keep close to Nature’s heart … and break clear away, once

in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your

spirit clean.”


Sunday, September 18th, 2005

Just two pictures taken over the weekend from my backyard…isn’t nature a beautiful thing?



QOTD September 16 2005

Friday, September 16th, 2005

Laurence J. Peter: “An optimist expects his dreams to come true; a pessimist expects his nightmares to.”

On the QOTD September 8

Friday, September 16th, 2005

I stumbled upon the original quote for the one I posted last September 8:

“If we are facing the right direction, all we have to do is to keep on


It’s turned out to be an ancient Buddhist expression (not a Chinese saying)!


Thursday, September 15th, 2005

Not much time for new posts, life gets in the way these days…

Guess I’m still suffering from last Monday’s ‘Suppliers’-post!

Actually, I *am* still suffering, ’cause Murphy and the dominos/snowballs wanted to play along πŸ™ πŸ™

Good thing is that things are improving as I turned the situation upside down and am on top of things! Yippieeaahhyyeee!

QOTD September 14 2005

Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

MoliΓ¨re (Jean Baptiste Poquelin): “No matter what everybody says, ultimately these things can harm us only by the way we react to them.”