Archive for May, 2013

New header graphic

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Although I am a big fan of Norway, the Norway celebrates its Constitution on May 17 (‘syttende mai‘) header graphic can go for one that matches the season! 😉

I took this picture last week in NL; blue skies and green trees, I love that! Pretty much what I see in Norway too, though blue skies are filled with thunderstorm clouds the past two evenings (just for an hour though). 😉



For those who pay attention to details; I also changed the layout of my site. It is slightly wider so the header graphic matches the default Cover image width that Facebook uses (no chance of winning that battle and I got tired of resizing one the two images and loosing part of content 😉 ).

Let me know if the wider page causes a problem for you, I might not fix it he he…

QOTD May 31 2013

Friday, May 31st, 2013

George Bernard Shaw: “Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough.”

QOTD May 30 2013

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Jay Leno: “Go through your phone book, call people and ask them to drive you to the airport. The ones who will drive you are your true friends. The rest aren’t bad people; they’re just acquaintances.”

QOTD May 29 2013

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Confucius: “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”

QOTD May 28 2013

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Vivian Greene: “Life’s not about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

WordPress: 10 years of blogging

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Today ten years ago the very first version of WordPress was released, which has become the most blogging platform in use on the Web at the moment, powering over 60 million websites worldwide! I personally am using WordPress since January 2008 and still a happy user! I have gone through 11 main releases in roughly six years as I started with version 2.3 (‘Dexter‘) while the current version is 3.5.1 (‘Elvin‘)…main releases of WordPress are codenamed after well-known jazz musicians.

Some pretty well known websites are using the platform too; The New York Times, CNN, Reuters, Forbes, Mashable, TechCrunch, GigaOM, AllThingsD, etc.

Sweet is the love letter that cofounder Matt Mullenweg wrote to the love of his life: WordPress! 😉


Happy 10th anniversary WordPress, and indeed; the next 10 starts now!


QOTD May 28 2013

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Thomas a Kempis: “First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.”

Parkfeest – last evening

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

The festival weekend almost comes to an end; tonight we enjoy the last bands on stage. First off The Scene, fan-friggin-tastic to see Thé Lau perform again! Then Coldplace, a Coldplay tribute band, who almost made us forget Chris Martin, almost! 😉
Next on stage: Beef, Bazzooka’s, The Dirty Daddies (who’s your daddy 😉 ), June Noa, Rina Mushonga and Nielson…as usual, the last evening @ het Parkfeest is heaps of fun, yayyy!!

QOTD May 26 2013

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Marilyn Monroe: “I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”

(some claim that Marilyn Monroe never said this…)

A wise physician…

Saturday, May 25th, 2013


QOTD May 25 2013

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

Confucius: “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.”

Parkfeest 2013

Friday, May 24th, 2013

It becomes a tradition; the festival season begins with the Parkfeest in Oosterhout! I am here for the third year in a row and tonight we start with Kraantje Pappie (Dutch ‘hip hop’) followed by the Astroid Galaxy Tour (from the latest Heineken commercial), supposed to be quite ok! Closing act for tonight: The Baseballs, a German rock and roll band known for their 50s and 60s style rockcover versions of modern hits (saw them two years ago).
It’s gonna be good…live music, beer and friends are always a guarantee for a great party! 😉

QOTD May 24 2013

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Joan Rivers: “The first time I see a jogger smiling, I’ll consider it.”

QOTD May 23 2013

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Laura Moncur: “You learn a lot about people when you play games with them.”

QOTD May 22 2013

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Unknown: “After all, life is really simple; we ourselves create the circumstances that complicate it.”

QOTD May 21 2013

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Confucius: “Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.”

QOTD May 20 2013

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Sidney J. Harris: “The time to relax is — when you don’t have time for it.”

QOTD May 19 2013

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Sydney Smith: “Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed.”

Pluis is 10 (/56)!

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

The youngest cat Pluis (a.k.a. walkabout cat 😉 ) ‘celebrated’ his 10th Birthday today, which is 56 in cat years so special dinner and lots of cuddles for him! (though it is hard to catch him, he is kind of a loner 😉 )

I always thought that the calculation of human years to cat years was a multiplication by seven and he would turn 70 today, but it actually varies with age as you can see in this chart. So, no retirement for him, yet! 😉


QOTD May 18 2013

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Doris Lessing: “That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life, but in a new way.”