29 December 06 - 14:57
Adding search in Google Reader!
It turns out that I am not the only one being amazed that search is not available in Google Reader (within your subscribed feeds)...there is a kind of workaround until Google implements search capability (found in the comments on Scobleizer, thx Robert Scoble!)
29 December 06 - 13:02
Check out this amazing site
with great photos and short clips of jets breaking the sound barrier, a.k.a. sonic boom!
28 December 06 - 17:55
I have quit!
It's official now...I resigned!
Handed in my letter today; I resign per December 31 2006 and, having a two months notice, my last working day will be end February 2007 (minus the vacation days I have left)...the future is bright, 2007 will be a very special year!
27 December 06 - 14:57
James Brown is dead
Early morning Christmas Day 2006; the Godfather of Soul died.
The early ninetees techno band L.A. Style knew this day would come, one day...from 1991 this is: James Brown is dead (via YouTube)!
25 December 06 - 11:20
Ho, ho, ho...Merry Xmas everrrrybodyyy!
Btw. did you know the story behind this fella? :)
22 December 06 - 17:45
Gone for the weekend
Pre-Xmas weekend coming up...a house in the forrest *with* a fireplace...what more can one can ask for, eh? Yeah!!
22 December 06 - 14:11
Today; Global Orgasm Day
The Global Orgasm Event:
All Men and Women, you and everyone you know.
Everywhere in the world, but especially in countries with weapons of mass destruction.
Winter Solstice Day - Friday, December 22nd,
at the time of your choosing, in the place of your choosing and with as much privacy as you choose.
To effect positive change in the energy field of the Earth through input of the largest possible surge of human energy a Synchronized Global Orgasm. There are two more US fleets heading for the Persian Gulf with anti-submarine equipment that can only be for use against Iran, so the time to change Earth’s energy is NOW!
The synchronized Global Orgasm is set for 15:00h GMT.
Pfeww...I found out JUST in time!! :) :)
21 December 06 - 11:55
Winter starts today
Today's the first winterday, FINALLY! :)
The Netherlands (actually whole of Europe) has experienced unusual high temperatures the last months...not really winter-like (ski slopes in the Alps are still green!). However, this week the temperatures dropped quite a bit, it seems winter is coming just in time...
20 December 06 - 18:31
Comment and referrer spam (2)
The server-stats show me that most of the comment & referrer spam, hitting the site as from last week, has gone...YEAH, eat that you MoFo's!
Another note; some people seem to have difficulties leaving comments (the 'post comment' button is grayed out?!?). Leave me an email if you're experiencing this too...perhaps it's a general issue that I need to fix! (am not suffering from it myself though...)
19 December 06 - 22:29
Person of the year 2006
TIME.com: Person of the Year for 2006 is...you!
18 December 06 - 20:13
QOTD December 18 2006
George Burns: "I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate."
15 December 06 - 16:00
Comment and referrer spam
Incase the site seems slow to load; I saw from my server-stats that I'm being hit by comment & referrer spam at this very moment. Luckily the anti-spam measures included in my weblog tool (Pivot
) are sophisticated enough to block all of it...pfew! :)
14 December 06 - 23:54
.Mac Podcast Pack
MacNN: "Apple is offering new software exclusively for .Mac members titled 'Podcast Pack,' which the company says includes professional music jingles and voiceovers"
At first I thought this was a brand new application from Apple, intended to compete head-to-head with CastBlaster (Windows only though) and/or Übercaster (for Mac). Maybe even be a replacement for the podcasting feature in GarageBand!?!
None of this...the .Mac Podcast Pack is containing 'just' several GarageBand sound packs with professional music jingles and voiceovers...still useful though :)
13 December 06 - 11:05
more 'Get a Mac' ads
Apple continues releasing 'Get a Mac' ads (on which I posted before).
Check out the new ones, there're great fun! (requires Quicktime)
12 December 06 - 23:31
QOTD December 12 2006
Gilda Radner: "I always wanted a happy ending... Now I've
learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories
don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not
knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it
without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity."
11 December 06 - 23:48
A lot on my mind
A lot on my mind, but hardly any time to get it out...those times will come though, can you believe Xmas is just 2 weeks from now??
08 December 06 - 17:46
Wew! It has been quite a week, am so looking forward to the weekend...hey, guess what...it's weekennndddd!! :)
07 December 06 - 23:07
Next steps in my job closure
This week I informed my colleagues of my decision. One after the other mentioned that it's a big loss for the company, both professionally as personally (thx guys!), but they perfectly understand it (touching)...
Since I have 2 months notice, I will most likely resign end of December and have my last day end February...the countdown has begun, eh?
06 December 06 - 19:38
QOTD December 6 2006
Hugh Macleod: "The old ways are dead. And you need people
around you who concur./ That means hanging out more with the creative
people, the freaks, the real visionaries, than you're already doing.
Thinking more about what their needs are, and responding accordingly.
Avoid the dullards; avoid the folk who play it safe. They can't help
you any more. Their stability model no longer offers that much
stability. They are extinct, they are extinction."
05 December 06 - 16:12
Today we celibrate Sinterklaas
(a dutch tradition somewhat related to Santa Claus). I've been a good boy last year, so I expect shitloads of presents! :)
04 December 06 - 17:33
searching in Google Reader?!?
I might be completely missing it, but I can't find an easy way to search on specific keywords within my Google Reader...uhhh, wasn't Google a search-company (before they turned into a huge ad-machine)?? Anyone?
01 December 06 - 21:25
Mike & Helen, nomadical?!?
Helen and Mike, my buddy and soulmate from Downunder, are having the time of their lives on the trip back home after living in The Netherlands for some years. They're truly Temporary Nomad!