Archive for May, 2009

Creative Commons

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Adam Curry is fighting a Dutch tabloid against their (mis)use of Adam’s Flickr-pictures.

They published a picture from his Flickr account in their print magazine, while the pictures are protected under the Creative Commons license, allowing only Non-Commercial use of them. Read here the letter Adam wrote to Lawrence Lessig, the founder of Creative Commons, as well as the letter from his attorney to the magazine’s editor.

It’ll be interesting to see what happens in the coming days, I’m putting my money on Adam, firstly I think he is right and secondly he already won one case before! πŸ˜‰

No Depeche Mode, no Pinkpop

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

This weekend is also Pinkpop festival weekend, weather is beautiful and I was considering of going for a day…it’s a great festival with good memories. Main act to see was Depeche Mode, but I just learned that they cancelled their show, due to illnes of lead singer Dave Gahan…well, that means, no Pinkpop this year…gonna enjoy the sunny weather instead!

Weekend…YAY!

Friday, May 29th, 2009

We just arrived in NL for a weekend with our friends, hope it will be quiet (although I know it will be intense too), as the week was BUSY both on the work-side as on the house hunt side.

At least the sun is shining and the weather forecast for the coming days is perfect, so we’ll be fine on that part. Tonight is movie night (Duplicity), a good start!

A Norwegian blonde and a processor

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Trust me, the situation here in Norway is not as bad as you might think after seeing this movie…Norwegian blondes are great, and bright, and smart and…uhh, Norwegian! πŸ˜‰

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Netherlands to close prisons for lack of criminals…huh?!?

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

nrc.nl: “The Dutch justice ministry has announced it will close eight prisons and cut 1,200 jobs in the prison system. A decline in crime has left many cells empty.”

Uhhh, the fact that I moved to Norway had NOTHING to do with that, I swear!! πŸ˜‰

If you read the article, you’ll see that Belgium is facing overpopulation in its prisons. A conclusion could be that the more North you go, the less the crime you face? Hehe, nice! πŸ˜‰

QOTD May 26 2009

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Margaret Peters: “Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters.”

50-50; today is a special day

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Today I am exactly as long WITH my ‘sjetzie’ as without her, splitting my life in two parts of each 18 years, 6 months and 16 days…wow! Who would have thought, back in the early 90’s…and we’re still going strong, love ya babe!

Racing day

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

Two major car race events today; the Formula One Grand Prix of Monaco and the Indy500…I’ve had my share of watching race cars doing their rounds. πŸ˜‰ …and houses too btw.: I’ve seen around 15 houses in two days, but did not find the fairytale dreamhouse though…

Fairytale

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

It’s one week ago since Norway won the Eurovision Song Contest, and I am sure that by now also the rest of Europe knows this one by heart…I have heard it way too much and am actually trying to avoid it, which is kind of hard, here in Norway! πŸ˜‰

And then again, ‘The Hunt‘ is related to it, since we’re looking for a fairytale-house in the forest, so what the heck, here it is:

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QOTD May 22 2009

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Dan Millman: “The time is now, the place is here. Stay in the present. You can do nothing to change the past, and the future will never come exactly as you plan or hope for.”

House hunting

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

The coming weeks will be filled with house hunting, there are 10 weeks left before we have to move out at the end of July, oof!

Today’s public holiday sort of became the kick-off for ‘The Hunt’; we saw six houses in total, but haven’t found our dream house yet. We’re planning to see a LOT more this weekend, so it’s gonna be busy…and fun!

Somali Cruises

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Somalicruises.com: “It’s like a safari, only better…We guarantee that you will experience at least two hijacking attempts by pirates or we will refund half your money back”

ROTFLMAO!

Wedding anniversary

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Happy 38th mom and dad! I can’t let the 19th of May pass without thinking ’bout your wedding day. πŸ˜‰

The family car is out

Monday, May 18th, 2009

As I wrote some days ago; the family-car broke down completely last week and today it turned out that fixing it is no option…:(

Best that we can do now is to export it out of NL and (try to) sell it in Norway for parts without importing it. Oil and water in the engine is no good mix, so the money for the repair earlier this month just went down the drain…not good since we are trying to save money for a new house. πŸ™

Anyway, what’s done is done and the net-result is that this car is OUT so it’s time to close the book…a car is just some steel on wheels, bringing you from A to B…this one brought us from NL to Norway, it served its duty and apparently wanted to stay here, not a bad thing actually! πŸ˜‰

New header graphic

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Or actually; an old one…anyway, it matches this time of year a tiny bit better than the winter-wonderland from before, eh? πŸ˜‰

Gratulerer med dagen

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Or, happyΒ Constitution Day that is (‘syttende mai‘, the 17th of May)! The whole country is celebrating, ALSO because of the fabulous win in the Eurovision Song Contest yesterday! πŸ˜‰

Soccer today

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

I’m going to a soccer game today.

The match is between VΓ₯lerenga and Fredrikstad, coincidentally the same teams as the first game I saw live in Norway last year. Over 16.000 tickets have been sold, it’s gonna be a great atmosphere in the stadium!

BBQ season is open!

Friday, May 15th, 2009

The title says it all: this years BBQ-season has officially been opened! πŸ˜‰

Blue skies, sun in the face, rose wine, fresh trout, shrimps, bacon steak and some burning coles…life’s grande!

Visitors from NL & one car down (again)

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

My ‘mother in law’ arrived with her friend today. They will be staying for some days and then explore the beauty of Norway for a week, it will be amazing!

The plan was that they would take the family car for their trip to the west, which should normally be OK, since the car was repaired recently…well, apparently not! Even at a second checkup last Tuesday the garage didn’t find anything unusual, but still the friggin’ automobile broke down completely today; again steam and oil everywhere and this time it seems for real…the car was towed to the same garage, we’ll see what they have to say tomorrow…if they don’t fix it, or arrange something I would say: SUE them! Or else, screw them…

Forgive me my foul mood, but I just watched Netherlands being kicked out of the Eurovision Song Contest…jeez, I don’t know why I watch this show, it’s purely political…Moldova to the finals, people c’mon!!

QOTD May 13 2009

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Sharon Salzberg: “Any ordinary favor we do for someone or any compassionate reaching out may seem to be going nowhere at first, but may be planting a seed we can’t see right now. Sometimes we need to just do the best we can and then trust in an unfolding we can’t design or ordain.”