Archive for September, 2006

the ‘Pod’ in iPod

Friday, September 29th, 2006

I always thought the word iPod was just a catchy name that Apple chose for their mp3-player…found out this week that the term POD stands for Portable On Demand! 🙂

The 'i' in front of it fits in Apples branding strategy (iMac, iBook, iTunes, iLife, iMovie, etc.)

QOTD September 28 2006

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

First game

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

We played our first game yesterday and lost 1-3…sjeez, it has been quite some time since we last lost a game! Have to try harder next time (starting with the training!).

No Verstappen in Zandvoort

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006 (dutch): Jos Verstappen will *not* to race during this weekends A1GP race in Zandvoort, The Netherlands. The team replaced him with Jeroen Bleekemolen following a dispute between Jos and the dutch A1GP team management. The discussion is all about money (isn't it always); the team apparently has had problems last year to pay Verstappen in time, so he wanted guarentees that his salary would be paid in due time during the coming season. The team was not able to provide these guarentees resulting in this clash…oh well, there are only about 70,000 fans who purchased tickets for coming weekends race, mainly to see Jos in action…who cares, ah?


Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Not always easy, but actually it feels great to experience the vacuum between what has been and what is to come…it's called the NOW…never waste a moment…live it, feel it, enjoy it!

QOTD September 25 2006

Monday, September 25th, 2006

No MBA for me this year…

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

Despite the great result on my GMAT, I will not enter the TIAS Part-Time MBA program this year 🙁 :(…my employer decided (quite unexpectedly) to give me NO SUPPORT for this study. The motivation given was not that constuctive, my conclusion from it is that the company apparently has no need for MBA-qualified personell. Fair enough…pity however that they were not able to bring me this message in an earlier stage.

I'm on my own on this one…unfortunately the time left before the class of 2006 starts (September 29th) is not enough to work out alternatives…

Yes, I *am* very disappointed; the MBA (specifically the Tias PTMBA program) would have been a great first step in achieving my (professional) ambitions and, in my humble opinion, could have been part of an important step the company needs to take (invest today for the success of tomorrow). Then again, MBA is not the magic word that makes all things better by itself, a lot of hard work is still required…not being able to start this year is not the best motivator, especially not considering the history behind it…but, it will not stop me to work on my future! 🙂

QOTD September 22 2006

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

New external HD

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

On the geeky part; bought a new external harddrive yesterday, only 320Gb 🙂 am filling it up as we speak….zzzzz 🙂

If I ever…

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

I just came back from Robbert & Suzanne who returned from their honeymoon to the Maldives…aaahhhhh, WHAT an amazing place (at least, that’s what their pictures and stories tell me)!

If I ever…I’m sure to go there!

QOTD September 20 2006

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

Volleyball, season starts

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

We've been training for the past weeks, coming week the volleyball competition starts.

The ball is round as we say, first year in the regional competition, 2nd Class…wonder what it wil bring us. You can follow the score via the NeVoBo-site!

QOTD September 18 2006

Monday, September 18th, 2006

Back from ‘Schier’

Monday, September 18th, 2006

Had a GREAT weekend, loads of sun, good company and wedding preps. Pictures will come if Axel is able to send them from Tripoli, Libya 🙂


Friday, September 15th, 2006

Following the Texel-weekend earlier this year, I'll again visit one of the dutch 'northern' islands this weekend.

Schiermonnikoog this time, which is the fifth island when counted from West to East; at least, in the way children are thaught to memorize the islands via 'TV TAS' (meaning something silly as 'tv-bag').

From West to East we have: Texel, Vlieland, Terschelling, Ameland and Schiermonnikoog.

Reason to go to 'Schier' is Axel and Beike's wedding end October which we are asked to organize with them. Already second time this year…guess I should consider changing jobs and become a wedding planner, eh? 🙂

Google Earth update

Thursday, September 14th, 2006

Google Earth Blog: "Huge Update to Google Earth and Maps Aerial/Satellite Photos…this update increased high resolution coverage in a number of areas…among this also The Netherlands where the rest of the country is now available in high resolution". Download the application and see for yourself!

QOTD September 13 2006

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

Visit it!

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

Kristel started today in her new job (next to flying) as Manager Sales for an online tourism information site,! Check it out, it's cool!

Goodluck babe! 🙂

QOTD September 11 2006

Monday, September 11th, 2006

Michael Schumacher retires from racing

Sunday, September 10th, 2006

Today, after winning the Italian Grand Prix, Michael Schumacher (MSC) announced his retirement from active racing at the end of this season. With it comes an end to a long and successfull carreer and a amazing period in Formula One, with this one guy winning everything that can be won (not to mention his earnings :))