Archive for October, 2005

Cape Town pictures

Sunday, October 30th, 2005

Got some spare time this weekend (I just *love* that extra hour when

the clocks are turned back to end the Daylight Savings Time!!)…put

the Cape Town pictures on the web!

High school reunion

Friday, October 28th, 2005

Tonight I’ll go to a reunion of my high school…hope to see some ex-schoolmates, fun!

Am actually member of the society organizing this reunion, check out our site (in dutch)!

QOTD October 27 2005

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

Yiddish proverb: “If Fortune calls, offer him a seat.”

Back again!

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

South Africa was FA-BU-LOUS!

The trip to and from were pretty hard, but the beauty of Capetown was worth the stress.

I finally arrived early Wednesday morning, flew Tuesday night from

Frankfurt to Capetown with South African Airlines…really nice flight,

I *love* the PVS – Personal Video System :).

In a nutshell; went to the wine estate ‘Vergelegen’ on Wednesday, saw

jumping whales and youngs in Hermanus bay on Thursday (W-O-W!!! Made

shitloads of photos) and climbed the Table Mountain on Friday.

The days were pretty packed, got the most out of the time!

The flight back was a disaster 🙁 🙁

We knew it would be full, which is the usual downside of flying on

cheap airline staff/standby tickets. I was however never taken of a

flight while already sitting in the plane! Bummer…

To keep a long story short, together with two others having standby

tickets (Frank and Willem-Jan) we stayed one extra day in a nice B&B (The Tyger Table Villas Guest house), thanks to the owner Annette for the great service!

We flew back

with British Airways Saturday night to London, arriving Sunday late morning in


Yet another great experience, will put some photos on the web soon!

Kissy’s Birthday!

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

Happy Birthday babe! Kristel is turning 31 today.

Frankfurt here I come!

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

KLM was again fully booked today, dammit!

My best shot is via Frankfurt, I just booked the tickets! Wish me luck!! 🙂

Bummer, still no holiday!

Monday, October 17th, 2005

So…I didn’t make it to todays flight to Cape Town, BUMMER!!

It was fully booked, luckily there were some ‘no-shows’ and I missed out on just one (non!)-available seat…ONE SEAT!! 🙁 🙁

Spent the day (and evening) in the office, nice back-up plan, ah? 🙁

Well…better luck tomorrow!

That flight is also fully booked, so let’s hope 30 orso people don’t make it (because they miss their transfer orso)!! 🙂


Monday, October 17th, 2005

…Capetown here I come!

Really need a short holiday, hope there is at least one empty spot in

the airplane! Standby tickets are cheap, but can be nerve wrecking! 🙂

Don’t want to go through the same shit again!

Cya later y’all!

frEdSCAPEs & DSC #1

Saturday, October 15th, 2005

I got a nice email yesterday from Fred Zelders (aka frEdSCAPEs), a fellow Daily Source Code fan from day one 🙂

He was searching for DSC #1 (recorded 13-08-2004) and was wondering if I might still have it…


I directly made it available for him, that’s what podcast-fans are for, eh?

It was funny to find out that he listened to the DSC in which I ‘met’

Adam Curry last year, while walking his dog…yeah, podcasting is

completely mobile, in more ways than just one.

Read his post about the lost first DSC episode (in dutch)…eehhh, nice picture dude! 🙂

QOTD October 14 2005

Friday, October 14th, 2005

Edward Estlin Cummings: “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”

Steve Jobs did it again! :)

Thursday, October 13th, 2005

Yesterday Apple showed (as mentioned on the invitation); ‘just one more thing’;

The Video iPod!!!! W-O-W!!

They keep surprising the community, even Adam Curry got it wrong 🙂

Besides the intended usage, I’m sure it will give a major boost to ‘vidcasting’ (the video equivalent of podcasting)!

iTunes 6 was released to support videos on your iPod, hope they ‘solved’ some of the issue I have with iTunes/iPod and podcasting…will check when I upgraded from version 5.0.1.

Next to that a new iMac G5 was introduced, bummer for everyone who just

purchased this great computer…that’s life, eh? If only I had the


CD / DVD burning

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

Guess I’m not used to the DVD era yet:

Am creating back-up copies of some of my DVDs (to take them with me on

the road…the originals always stay in da house obviously!).

Now, the ‘Queen – Live at Wembley Stadium’ registration is actually 2

DVDs..guess what I wrote on the first one: ‘CD 1/2’…euhhh…:)

QOTD October 12 2005

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

Adlai Stevenson: “It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.”

DSC special moment, closing the circle

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

Funny…I was called last Monday by a good friend, who told me that while jogging he listened to last Friday's DSC256 and guess what: he heared Adam playing the infamous 'special DSC moment' clip for the one year anniversary!!
Now, that closes the circle, eh? Check my earlier post for more on this.

QOTD October 11 2005

Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

Michelangelo: “The marble not yet carved can hold the f

Monday, October 10th, 2005

New site of the day…and here to stay! For everyone interested in podcasting…

Interesting to see what the spin-off will be, now that also Yahoo is in! sold

Monday, October 10th, 2005

For everyone who didn’t know yet (where have you been? :))…Dave Winer has sold! Well done buddy, some $$ for the efforts  throughout the last years…BOINNGGGGG! 🙂 🙂

DSC shownotes

Saturday, October 8th, 2005

Adam is making use of WIKI shownotes for his ‘Delta Sierra Charlie’-podcast…awesome!!

(thanks to Michael Ridley for the WIKI setup!)

‘just’ one year ago…

Saturday, October 8th, 2005

…we didn't know what podcasting would become…there was this stomach feeling, but a 100 million listeners march?? NO WAY!! Well, think again…a lot can happen in 'just' one year.

It still is kind of crazy when I think back of it;

I bet there were only somewhere in the 100's podcast listeners, worldwide! I myself was listening from DSC #1, but only owned my iPod for a few days, enabling me to listen to a DSC during my commute on that particular day, October 7th 2004…traffic jam…I see an Audi A8…think by myself, wouldn't it be funny if Adam Curry was driving that car (I knew he owned an A8)…thought it wouldn't be possible as the license plate was dutch (and he was living in Belgium at the time)…I pass the car…look inside the car…and…it's just like a studio…the one and only 'studio A8' and Adam is mastering the recordings!!! 🙂
As they say; the rest is history…recorded on 'tape' to remind us this was one of the breaking points in podcasting history (a true 'god'cast as Dave Winer once called it!)…so, check it out!!!

Adam, great that you played the clip today on DSC #256, it's a nice thing to share with all the people who came on board since last year…not more than 'just' a few, eh? 🙂 🙂

site traffic… (2)

Friday, October 7th, 2005

I’m sure the battle will be won, eventually…by me, ME, ME!!!! Never have had any doubt actually:

Day Number of visits Pages Hits Bandwidth
01 Oct 2005 474 1054 1076 29.44 MB
02 Oct 2005 810 1425 1436 37.09 MB
03 Oct 2005 1259 3846 3893 94.32 MB
04 Oct 2005 1796 7139 7200 168.96 MB
05 Oct 2005 986 3675 3735 99.38 MB
06 Oct 2005 579 1141 1230 33.19 MB

From the referrer stats I can see than the ‘bombing’ of spam related

traffic has almost deminished since 10:30h this morning…it was a

tough one, but am glad I at least feel on top of things!!