Archive for December, 2007

Turning the page of time

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Today is that one day in a year when we turn the imaginary page of time…page 2007 in the ‘book of life and the world’ has almost been written, all experiences of the past year are in it.

Good to know that they are stored in a safe place, our memories…one can always look back, read and learn.

Writing things down and then turning the page mainly means that things can be put to rest…it’s time to go on and look to the future, something which comes automatically if you start to live your life now, in the present…

QOTD December 30 2007

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

Kurt Cobain: "Wanting to be someone you’re not is a waste of the person you are."

01.02.2008; end of a browser era

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

TechCrunch: "A Sad Milestone: AOL To Discontinue Netscape Browser Development… …Please observe a moment of silence for the Netscape browser. Netscape Navigator, the browser that launched the commercial Internet in October 1994, will die on February 1, 2008.".

I remember my first browsing steps in 1993 into that new thing called the ‘world wide web’…I was using the Mosaic, a browser developed at the NCSA (National Center for Supercomputing Applications) by a team lead by Marc Andreessen, who is indeed, the co-founder of Netscape Communications. Netscape became the browser of choice, it marks the start of the growing world wide web era.

Browsing in those days was reserved for a limited group of people, which made it something special…Netscape represents that period in my life, it certainly has an emotional value for me.

Microsoft killed the Netscape browser by integrating its own IE browser (yes, the Internet Exploder Explorer) with its operating system. Despite AOL purchasing Netscape Communications in 1998, the browser lost traction…its spin-off Mozilla Firefox even replaced Netscape’s earlier position as #2.

The last best news out of Netscape camp was Jason Calacanis’ effort as Netscape CEO to make it THE social news website of choice. Things seemed to improve and Netscape gained traction as portal…however, after Jason quit AOL last year, it became clear that without his vision, CEO 2.0 leadership and energy the end was near…

One year ago…

Friday, December 28th, 2007

Amazing how life can turn within one year…today is the first ‘anniversary’ of my resignation from my previous job! 🙂

So far nothing but good, that’s what happens when you follow your heart!

Ron Paul Endorsement by Adam Curry

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Nice wake-up call, on ‘third’ Xmas day…*and* for 2008, so; WAKE UP people in the U.S. of A.!

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Boxing or Skiing?

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

Second Christmas day (aka Boxing Day) turned out to be Second Skiing day! 🙂

We went to Tryvann, close to the Holmenkollen ski jump…the 10cm fresh snow from last night made conditions perfect for boarding!

Also got my season pass, so I can ski or board anytime I like…hang loose!!

Ho ho ho…Merry Xmas!

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

I have been ‘dreaming ’bout a white Christmas’ for YEARS…even decided to move to Norway to increase my chances.

So, here we are…the whole world has been white for the last two weeks, we’re good to go…then yesterday temperature rose above zero and we woke up this morning in a green world…aahhhhhh!!!

Anyway, just wanted to say: God Jul, Prettige Kerstdagen & Merry Xmas y’all!!

Christmas Eve

Monday, December 24th, 2007

Celebrating Xmas Eve with our best friends, Robbert and Suzanne.

Good times and traditional norwegian treats like Kransekake and Gløgg…joy to the world! 🙂

That ain’t Xmas!!

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

Via Dvorak Uncensored…that is NOT the typical Xmas thought you’d wish for these days…people, get a grip!

Global Orgasm Day

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

I hope everyone remembered that today is Global Orgasm Day! 😉

Three reasons for Global Orgasm; Peace, Gender & Social Justice and Global Warming…

Christmas vibe

Friday, December 21st, 2007

Yeah, I did get the Xmas vibes today; been playing random Xmas tunes in the office all day, found most of them via seeqpod.com…a great website for mp3-search! 🙂

So, what’s your favorite Xmas song?

Flying home for Xmas

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Having Chris Rea’s Xmas classic in mind; I’ll be flying home for Xmas…

…leaving on a jet plane!

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How many of me?

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Never thought there would be someone (in the US at least) who would have the same name as me.

Apparently there is…one!

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Logo There is
1
person with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

QOTD December 19 2007

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Arthur Schopenhauer: "Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see."

Hotelblues

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

What better than a hotelroom, roomservice, a laptop, broadband internet and an evening to spare? Hehe, I’ve got the hotelblues…nice to catch up on feedreading!

Migrate raymondpoort.com domain, part 2

Monday, December 17th, 2007

As mentioned earlier, I cancelled the contract for my .com domain and will migrate to (most likely) GoDaddy. This means I’ve got some work to do to prep things and try to keep downtime as low as possible by the time the domain will be migrated. This will probably be early January, certainly before the 12th, when the current contract expires!

House ready for renting out!

Sunday, December 16th, 2007

We’ve done a lot of work this weekend, prepping the house for renting out from January. Thanks to everyone helping us out…I love you, I love you, I love you!

We moved out our belongings, painted all walls of the bedrooms and put a laminate floor in the same rooms, making them look absolutely GREAT! It was a nice family job; did it together with my father, brother and brother in law…quite a team!

Just finished cleaning the entire house, we’re good to go!

QOTD December 15 2007

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

Woodrow Wilson: "You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world. You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand."

Skype installed again

Friday, December 14th, 2007

Since I will work in the dutch office coming week, I decided to uhh ‘violate’ the local IT policy in our norwegian office…just installed Skype again, after de-installing it 1.5 months ago…sorry guys, I just need to be able to have easy access to my non Norwegian co-workers!!!

Cross fingers that the Big Brother IT partner here doesn’t find out! 🙂

Facebook messages

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

A requested and more than welcome change in Facebooks messaging policy:

Somewhere last week they start sending the standard email, notifying you of a new Facebook message INCLUDING the message contents!

Before you only got the notification and had to login to your Facebook account to actually read the message. Now you can see the whole message and only have to login incase you want/need to respond.

Hmm, the next step? Being able to respond to the message by replying directly from the notification email! Guess that won’t happen, since Facebook would loose too many page views that way, or?