30 October 05 - 16:34

Cape Town pictures

Got some spare time this weekend (I just *love* that extra hour when the clocks are turned back to end the Daylight Savings Time!!)...put the Cape Town pictures on the web!



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28 October 05 - 15:42

High school reunion

Tonight I'll go to a reunion of my high school...hope to see some eX-Schoolmates, fun!
Am actually member of the society organizing this reunion, check out our site (in dutch)!



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27 October 05 - 19:18

QOTD October 27 2005


Yiddish proverb: "If Fortune calls, offer him a seat."

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26 October 05 - 13:09

Back again!

South Africa was FA-BU-LOUS!
The trip to and from were pretty hard, but the beauty of Capetown was worth the stress.
I finally arrived early Wednesday morning, flew Tuesday night from Frankfurt to Capetown with South African Airlines...really nice flight, I *love* the PVS - Personal Video System :).
In a nutshell; went to the wine estate 'Vergelegen' on Wednesday, saw jumping whales and youngs in Hermanus bay on Thursday (W-O-W!!! Made shitloads of photos) and climbed the Table Mountain on Friday.
The days were pretty packed, got the most out of the time!

The flight back was a disaster :( :(
We knew it would be full, which is the usual downside of flying on cheap airline staff/standby tickets. I was however never taken of a flight while already sitting in the plane! Bummer...
To keep a long story short, together with two others having standby tickets (Frank and Willem-Jan) we stayed one extra day in a nice B&B (The Tyger Table Villas Guest house), thanks to the owner Annette for the great service!
We flew back with British Airways Saturday night to London, arriving Sunday late morning in Amsterdam.

Yet another great experience, will put some photos on the web soon!



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26 October 05 - 11:19

Kissy's Birthday!

Happy Birthday babe! Kristel is turning 31 today.



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26 October 05 - 11:19

Kissy's Birthday!

Happy Birthday babe! Kristel is turning 31 today.



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17 October 05 - 21:59

Bummer, still no holiday!

So...I didn't make it to todays flight to Cape Town, BUMMER!!
It was fully booked, luckily there were some 'no-shows' and I missed out on just one (non!)-available seat...ONE SEAT!! :( :(

Spent the day (and evening) in the office, nice back-up plan, ah? :(

Well...better luck tomorrow!
That flight is also fully booked, so let's hope 30 orso people don't make it (because they miss their transfer orso)!! :)



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17 October 05 - 07:05

Holiday!!

...Capetown here I come!
Really need a short holiday, hope there is at least one empty spot in the airplane! Standby tickets are cheap, but can be nerve wrecking! :)
Don't want to go through the same shit again!

Cya later y'all!

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17 October 05 - 07:05

Holiday!!

...Capetown here I come!
Really need a short holiday, hope there is at least one empty spot in the airplane! Standby tickets are cheap, but can be nerve wrecking! :)
Don't want to go through the same shit again!

Cya later y'all!

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14 October 05 - 18:18

QOTD October 14 2005


Edward Estlin Cummings: "The most wasted of all days is one without laughter."

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13 October 05 - 11:01

Steve Jobs did it again! :)

Yesterday Apple showed (as mentioned on the invitation); 'just one more thing';

The Video iPod!!!! W-O-W!!

They keep surprising the community, even Adam Curry got it wrong :)
Besides the intended usage, I'm sure it will give a major boost to 'vidcasting' (the video equivalent of podcasting)!

iTunes 6 was released to support videos on your iPod, hope they 'solved' some of the issue I have with iTunes/iPod and podcasting...will check when I upgraded from version 5.0.1.

Next to that a new iMac G5 was introduced, bummer for everyone who just purchased this great computer...that's life, eh? If only I had the money...:)



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12 October 05 - 13:01

CD / DVD burning

Guess I'm not used to the DVD era yet:
Am creating back-up copies of some of my DVDs (to take them with me on the road...the originals always stay in da house obviously!).
Now, the 'Queen - Live at Wembley Stadium' registration is actually 2 DVDs..guess what I wrote on the first one: 'CD 1/2'...euhhh...:)



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12 October 05 - 12:07

QOTD October 12 2005


Adlai Stevenson: "It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse."

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12 October 05 - 11:34

DSC special moment, closing the circle

Funny...I was called last Monday by a good friend, who told me that while jogging he listened to last Friday's DSC256 and guess what: he heared Adam playing the infamous 'special DSC moment' clip for the one year anniversary!!
Now, that closes the circle, eh? Check my earlier post for more on this.



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11 October 05 - 10:10

QOTD October 11 2005


Michelangelo: "The marble not yet carved can hold the förm of every thought the greatest artist has."

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10 October 05 - 23:24

podcasts.yahoo.com

New site of the day...and here to stay! For everyone interested in podcasting...http://podcasts.yahoo.com.
Interesting to see what the spin-off will be, now that also Yahoo is in!



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10 October 05 - 23:21

weblogs.com sold

For everyone who didn't know yet (where have you been? :))...Dave Winer has sold weblogs.com! Well done buddy, some $$ for the efforts  throughout the last years...BOINNGGGGG! :) :)



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08 October 05 - 21:59

DSC shownotes

Adam is making use of WIKI shownotes for his 'Delta Sierra Charlie'-podcast...awesome!!
(thanks to Michael Ridley for the WIKI setup!)



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08 October 05 - 01:49

'just' one year ago...

...we didn't know what podcasting would become...there was this stomach feeling, but a 100 million listeners march?? NO WAY!! Well, think again...a lot can happen in 'just' one year.

It still is kind of crazy when I think back of it;

I bet there were only somewhere in the 100's podcast listeners, worldwide! I myself was listening from DSC #1, but only owned my iPod for a few days, enabling me to listen to a DSC during my commute on that particular day, October 7th 2004...traffic jam...I see an Audi A8...think by myself, wouldn't it be funny if Adam Curry was driving that car (I knew he owned an A8)...thought it wouldn't be possible as the license plate was dutch (and he was living in Belgium at the time)...I pass the car...look inside the car...and...it's just like a studio...the one and only 'studio A8' and Adam is mastering the recordings!!! :)
As they say; the rest is history...recorded on 'tape' to remind us this was one of the breaking points in podcasting history (a true 'god'cast as Dave Winer once called it!)...so, check it out!!!

Adam, great that you played the clip today on DSC #256, it's a nice thing to share with all the people who came on board since last year...not more than 'just' a few, eh? :) :)



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07 October 05 - 17:38

site traffic... (2)

I'm sure the battle will be won, eventually...by me, ME, ME!!!! Never have had any doubt actually:


DayNumber of visitsPagesHitsBandwidth
01 Oct 20054741054107629.44 MB
02 Oct 20058101425143637.09 MB
03 Oct 200512593846389394.32 MB
04 Oct 2005179671397200168.96 MB
05 Oct 20059863675373599.38 MB
06 Oct 20055791141123033.19 MB

From the referrer stats I can see than the 'bombing' of spam related traffic has almost deminished since 10:30h this morning...it was a tough one, but am glad I at least feel on top of things!!

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06 October 05 - 23:37

QOTD October 6 2005

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero: "Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young."

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06 October 05 - 23:37

QOTD October 6 2005

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero: "Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young."

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04 October 05 - 22:35

QOTD October 4 2005


Gore Vidal: "Most lives are spent putting on and taking off masks."

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04 October 05 - 22:35

QOTD October 4 2005


Gore Vidal: "Most lives are spent putting on and taking off masks."

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02 October 05 - 23:51

QOTD October 2 2005


Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi: "It is a mystery to me how a person can feel honored by the humiliation of his fellow human beings."



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01 October 05 - 13:48

Rabbit, rabbit

...for the ones who know, do you? :)



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