nu.nl (dutch): Jos Verstappen will *not* to race during this weekends A1GP race in Zandvoort, The Netherlands. The team replaced him with Jeroen Bleekemolen following a dispute between Jos and the dutch A1GP team management. The discussion is all about money (isn't it always); the team apparently has had problems last year to pay Verstappen in time, so he wanted guarentees that his salary would be paid in due time during the coming season. The team was not able to provide these guarentees resulting in this clash...oh well, there are only about 70,000 fans who purchased tickets for coming weekends race, mainly to see Jos in action...who cares, ah?
Despite the great result on my GMAT, I will not enter the TIAS Part-Time MBA program this year :( :(...my employer decided (quite unexpectedly) to give me NO SUPPORT for this study. The motivation given was not that constuctive, my conclusion from it is that the company apparently has no need for MBA-qualified personell. Fair enough...pity however that they were not able to bring me this message in an earlier stage.
I'm on my own on this one...unfortunately the time left before the class of 2006 starts (September 29th) is not enough to work out alternatives...
Yes, I *am* very disappointed; the MBA (specifically the Tias PTMBA program) would have been a great first step in achieving my (professional) ambitions and, in my humble opinion, could have been part of an important step the company needs to take (invest today for the success of tomorrow). Then again, MBA is not the magic word that makes all things better by itself, a lot of hard work is still required...not being able to start this year is not the best motivator, especially not considering the history behind it...but, it will not stop me to work on my future! :)
Following the Texel-weekend earlier this year, I'll again visit one of the dutch 'northern' islands this weekend.
Schiermonnikoog this time, which is the fifth island when counted from West to East; at least, in the way children are thaught to memorize the islands via 'TV TAS' (meaning something silly as 'tv-bag').
From West to East we have: Texel, Vlieland, Terschelling, Ameland and Schiermonnikoog.
Reason to go to 'Schier' is Axel and Beike's wedding end October which we are asked to organize with them. Already second time this year...guess I should consider changing jobs and become a wedding planner, eh? :)
Google Earth Blog: "Huge Update to Google Earth and Maps Aerial/Satellite Photos...this update increased high resolution coverage in a number of areas...among this also The Netherlands where the rest of the country is now available in high resolution". Download the application and see for yourself!
Hugh Elliott: "Miracles: You do not have to look for them. They are there, 24-7, beaming like radio waves all around you. Put up the antenna, turn up the volume - snap... crackle... this just in, every person you talk to is a chance to change the world..."
Today, after winning the Italian Grand Prix, Michael Schumacher (MSC) announced his retirement from active racing at the end of this season. With it comes an end to a long and successfull carreer and a amazing period in Formula One, with this one guy winning everything that can be won (not to mention his earnings :))
It has been quite a hectic week, starting with the wedding last weekend, followed with my GMAT exam and the usual crazy days in the office. Weekend at last! Weather is supposed to be great with temperatures between 20-25 degrees, maybe a good time to finish the frontyard! :)
I've been over my head busy the last days (evenings) with preparations for my GMAT-exam this morning, an exam required to enter any MBA-study. The exam itself went NOT as I hoped it would, screwed up some things midway and lost valuable time with it, but...the result somehow was good!
Huh?!? Yeah, that's what I thought too when I saw the score; 640 point (on a scale from 200-800). The folks at TIAS Business School where I want to start my Part Time MBA said earlier that a score over 600 points would do me good, so...heyheyHEYYY!! Now all that's left is some paperwork and talks with the TIAS people to get me in...gonna go for it!!
Today I unsubscribed from the ipodder-dev mailing-list on Yahoo-Groups. Wasn't checking incoming mails regularly anymore, but found out yesterday that there were a couple of hundreds SPAM mails waiting for me through the group. :(
There wasn't much development ongoing anyway...understandable since the available ipodders around reached the next level with Apple integrating Podcasts in their iTunes software *and* Podshow launching their Podshow+ one-stop portal for podcasts and independent musicians. Podcatcher software has reached the general public YIHAA!
Adam Curry has his 42nd Birthday today...ehhh, 42??? Isn't that:
The Answer to The Ultimate Question Of Life, the Universe and Everything???
Yes, indeed! (from Douglas Adams' science fiction series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) Guess you know EVERYTHING now, eh, Adam? :)
Known by many as that 'big haired ehhh...dude? :) from MTV, he is nowadays more and more referred to as 'The Podfather' since his talent and passion makes the podcasting revolution happening here and now...onward with the 100 million march...great to be part of it!