Archive for November, 2005

Blogging and ads

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

I am only blogging less than a year…will this be the future?

Busy day in Brussels

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

Not much time to post today, was in Brussels for a customer meeting the

whole day…meeting was running longer than expected, but I don’t

complain, it’s always good to meet up with a customer who is paying for

lunch 🙂 Next time it’s my treat!

I also visitted the European Commission (my customer, unbelievable if you heared Adam Curry in DSC275 :)), good I brought my passport…quite a day, eh?

Am enjoying a nice whiskey at the moment, time to stop thinking about work!

Lebbis en Jansen

Monday, November 28th, 2005

Went to ‘Lebbis en Jansen‘ tonight, two stand-up comedians (strange if you consider that they sometimes sit as well…what a joke!!! Obviously theirs not mine :)) who are now doing try-outs for their New Years Eve show. They let the year pass by in 1.5 hour, so much has happened! Amazing year…heaps of fun!!

Watch their show on tv on New Years Eve, if you can!

Traffic jam

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

The crazy weather yesterday caused the biggest traffic jam in dutch history…over 800 km!! The longest single queue was 90 km! Sjeez, just consider that the country is around 200km East-West and 300km North-South!

I got lucky for a change a missed out on most of it. 🙂

Shitty weather

Friday, November 25th, 2005

Bad luck if you’re living in Western Europe these days…weather is bad bad bad!

Actually, with the rain of the last 24 hours I expect some areas in The Netherlands to get wet feet because of the rising ground water levels, that is if rain continues to pour down!

QOTD November 24 2005

Thursday, November 24th, 2005

Bob Dylan: “What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.”

The HitTest by Jan Polet

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

Yesterday I listened to the latest HitTest podcast (by Jan Polet…j – a – n , p -o – l – e – t !).

I must say I *really* miss Adam Curry commenting/answering in between the audio clips…it’s half as good this way…what a shame that things have to go like this 🙁

Then again, listening to some audio tracks from the PMN (Podsafe Music Network) my guess is that it won’t be that far future before a HitTest based on Podsafe music will be created…what a great songs!!

Referrer spam (3)

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

Gonna try something new…as I’m such a nice guy, it wouldn’t be nice

to block some potential visitors out via the .htaccess rules (see my earlier post)

Therefore; no more blocking of single IP-addresses…those people are

invited to access, but still should consider having their machines

checked on malware/spyware!!

Mind you…if I come accross an IP-address from where multiple spam attempts are made, *then* they are out! 🙂

QOTD November 21 2005

Monday, November 21st, 2005

Neil Armstrong: “I believe that every human has a finite number of heart-beats. I don’t intend

to waste any of mine running around doing exercises.”

About the weekend

Monday, November 21st, 2005

Saturday was a blast! First the Alfa dealer, then X-box’ing, no dinner

(kind of lost track of time while playing :)), ADO-NEC (no comment, fun

to be in the Zuiderpark stadium again, not the best game…) and

partying! Because of the 0-1 loss we obviously decided NOT to go to The

Hague, but Amsterdam…driving on the Amsterdam-ring we saw the first

sign for Leeuwarden…hmmm, never went there in the night,

so…Leeuwarden it was. Club Nao, *the* place to be. Had heaps of fun! A very, very relaxing Sunday followed 🙂

Weekend off

Saturday, November 19th, 2005

Have a weekend off; Kristel is out with friends in Zeeland for their

yearly girls-weekend. Normally these type of weekends are filled with

computers, internet and web-designing, but today will be different.

Just came back from the hairdresser, Robbert will pick me up soon for

some old-school dudes day of fun; a X-box, some pizzas, a game of

soccer (ADO – NEC) and partying till early Sunday morning.

I can leave my brains home for a change 🙂

QOTD November 19 2005

Saturday, November 19th, 2005

Dorothy Nevill: “The real art of conversation is not only to say the

right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at

the tempting moment.”

Last weekend, nature called!

Friday, November 18th, 2005

Last weekend I visitted my brother who lives in Heumen.

(huh? Where?

Heumen? Yes, Heumen, near Nijmegen in the East of The Netherlands!!)

It turned out the be an amazingly beautiful Sunday for the time of

year. Check out the environment, it’s on walking distance from their home!!

Heumen 1

Heumen 2

House for sale…anyone?? 🙂

Priceless :)

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

– A Senseo coffee machine:                $49.95

– An iPod Nano:           



– The Audi ‘Studio’ A8:       



Adam filling a bottle at 5,000 feet……PRICELESS !!! 🙂

(the proof is in a picture)

QOTD November 15 2005

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

Theodore Seuss Geisel: “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.

Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It’s a way of looking at

life through the wrong end of a telescope and that enables you to laugh

at all of life’s realities.”

Referrer spam, AGAIN!!

Monday, November 14th, 2005

Sjeez, what’s happening the last days? I’m hit with referrer spam

(again!) more than I can handle…or actually, my bandwidth can

handle…it’s eating up my monthly allowance in a couple of days if I

don’t act NOW! Thought I solved this some time ago (check my posts on June 9th and October 7th)

Online poker, casinos, hotelgaydays, texas holdem…just to name a few of the referrers…stop it dudes, I AM NOT INTERESTED!!!

It seems that many internetters among us are hit by spyware/malware

which is sending out the referrer spam, at least as seen from the

originating IP-addresses and their reverse domain lookups…a lot of

DSL or cable type of IP’s)

For now I am banning the IP addresses with a .htaccess, but that’s not

the desired solution (as I *am* blocking many potential visitors of the

site)…anyone any better ideas???


Friday, November 11th, 2005

The new word for ‘cool’ is ‘book’! (ofcourse BOINGGGG is way cooler, uhh, booker?!? :))


Well, try typing a text message on your mobile phone (in English)

with autotext on; the first word that pops up when typing ‘cool’


Book, eh? 🙂

Adam Curry in Jeopardy

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

You know you have accomplished something if you reach Jeopardy, uh?


Thursday, November 10th, 2005

One of the advantages of being stuck in a traffic-jam…you have the time to enjoy the environment 🙂

This is what I am passing everyday on my commute. Not so bad, eh?

WTF? licensed music banned from podcasting…

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

Check out Adam Curry’s Daily Source Code #275 of last Tuesday (shownotes), guess the established media is feeling the pressure…any licensed music is banned from the DSC 🙁

This includes The Hittest by Jan Polet and Backtracks Podcast…pity because these initiatives were great fun to listen to!

Guess we can conclude that it was heaps of fun while it lasted, the good thing about it is that the Podsafe Music Network will get a major boost. This might turn out to be the best thing that could happen…:)

We’ll be back…Podsafe music rules! As Adam mentioned: Rock on!

Way to go dude!