Archive for December, 2006

Adding search in Google Reader!

Friday, December 29th, 2006

It turns out that I am not the only one being amazed that search is not available in Google Reader (within your subscribed feeds)…there is a kind of workaround until Google implements search capability (found in the comments on Scobleizer, thx Robert Scoble!)

Sonic Boom

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Check out this amazing site with great photos and short clips of jets breaking the sound barrier, a.k.a. sonic boom!

I have quit!

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

It's official now…I resigned!

Handed in my letter today; I resign per December 31 2006 and, having a two months notice, my last working day will be end February 2007 (minus the vacation days I have left)…the future is bright, 2007 will be a very special year!

James Brown is dead

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

Early morning Christmas Day 2006; the Godfather of Soul died.

The early ninetees techno band L.A. Style knew this day would come, one day…from 1991 this is: James Brown is dead (via YouTube)!

Merry Xmas!

Monday, December 25th, 2006

Ho, ho, ho…Merry Xmas everrrrybodyyy!

Btw. did you know the story behind this fella? 🙂

Gone for the weekend

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Pre-Xmas weekend coming up…a house in the forrest *with* a fireplace…what more can one can ask for, eh? Yeah!!

Today; Global Orgasm Day

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

The Global Orgasm Event:


All Men and Women, you and everyone you know.


Everywhere in the world, but especially in countries with weapons of mass destruction.


Winter Solstice Day – Friday, December 22nd,

at the time of your choosing, in the place of your choosing and with as much privacy as you choose.


To effect positive change in the energy field of the Earth through input of the largest possible surge of human energy a Synchronized Global Orgasm. There are two more US fleets heading for the Persian Gulf with anti-submarine equipment that can only be for use against Iran, so the time to change Earth’s energy is NOW!

The synchronized Global Orgasm is set for 15:00h GMT.

Pfeww…I found out JUST in time!! 🙂 🙂

Winter starts today

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Today's the first winterday, FINALLY! 🙂

The Netherlands (actually whole of Europe) has experienced unusual high temperatures the last months…not really winter-like (ski slopes in the Alps are still green!). However, this week the temperatures dropped quite a bit, it seems winter is coming just in time…

Comment and referrer spam (2)

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

The server-stats show me that most of the comment & referrer spam, hitting the site as from last week, has gone…YEAH, eat that you MoFo's!

Another note; some people seem to have difficulties leaving comments (the 'post comment' button is grayed out?!?). Leave me an email if you're experiencing this too…perhaps it's a general issue that I need to fix! (am not suffering from it myself though…)

Person of the year 2006

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006 Person of the Year for 2006 is…you!

QOTD December 18 2006

Monday, December 18th, 2006

George Burns: "I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate."

Comment and referrer spam

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Incase the site seems slow to load; I saw from my server-stats that I'm being hit by comment & referrer spam at this very moment. Luckily the anti-spam measures included in my weblog tool (Pivot) are sophisticated enough to block all of it…pfew! 🙂

.Mac Podcast Pack

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

MacNN: "Apple is offering new software exclusively for .Mac members titled 'Podcast Pack,' which the company says includes professional music jingles and voiceovers"

At first I thought this was a brand new application from Apple, intended to compete head-to-head with CastBlaster (Windows only though) and/or Übercaster (for Mac). Maybe even be a replacement for the podcasting feature in GarageBand!?!

None of this…the .Mac Podcast Pack is containing 'just' several GarageBand sound packs with professional music jingles and voiceovers…still useful though 🙂

more ‘Get a Mac’ ads

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

Apple continues releasing 'Get a Mac' ads (on which I posted before).

Check out the new ones, there're great fun! (requires Quicktime)

QOTD December 12 2006

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

Gilda Radner: "I always wanted a happy ending… Now I've

learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories

don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not

knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it

without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity."

A lot on my mind

Monday, December 11th, 2006

A lot on my mind, but hardly any time to get it out…those times will come though, can you believe Xmas is just 2 weeks from now??


Friday, December 8th, 2006

Wew! It has been quite a week, am so looking forward to the weekend…hey, guess what…it's weekennndddd!! 🙂

Next steps in my job closure

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

This week I informed my colleagues of my decision. One after the other mentioned that it's a big loss for the company, both professionally as personally (thx guys!), but they perfectly understand it (touching)…

Since I have 2 months notice, I will most likely resign end of December and have my last day end February…the countdown has begun, eh?

QOTD December 6 2006

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Hugh Macleod: "The old ways are dead. And you need people

around you who concur./ That means hanging out more with the creative

people, the freaks, the real visionaries, than you're already doing.

Thinking more about what their needs are, and responding accordingly.

Avoid the dullards; avoid the folk who play it safe. They can't help

you any more. Their stability model no longer offers that much

stability. They are extinct, they are extinction."

Sinterklaas today

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

Today we celibrate Sinterklaas (a dutch tradition somewhat related to Santa Claus). I've been a good boy last year, so I expect shitloads of presents! 🙂