30 June 07 - 19:18

Back home

Got back home late last night and boy, am I knackered!! Not much planned for this weekend, looking forward to a quiet and relaxing Saturdaynight!

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29 June 07 - 14:14

...and today it's iDay (iPhone Day :))

Today Apple will release the iPhone...considering the big buzz around it in the last months and the extensive newscoverage everywhere the last days it definately will be a HUGE success. And if they are able to deliver what is promised (should be possible...hey, it's Apple :)), the device will set the new standard in the industry...just check out the introduction video, this is an amazing device (and simple to use too!)...definately a must-have!

I want, I want, I want, can't wait till it's released in Europe!! :)



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28 June 07 - 10:59

Good memories

Adam brought back some good memories from October 2004 in his Daily Source Code, #625...grrrrreat to hear this while being in Norway, sitting in the bus to work...totally trippin'!!

Dude, guess I won't catch you here on the road, or would I? :)


PS. hmm, realized that I wasn't even blogging back in those days, sjeez!



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27 June 07 - 17:00

This day in 2005

Today it has been two years ago when my grandpa passed away...he is still with us in thoughts!

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27 June 07 - 17:00

This day in 2005

Today it has been two years ago when my grandpa passed away...he is still with us in thoughts!

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25 June 07 - 16:14

QOTD June 25 2007

Steve Jobs: "So we went to Atari and said, 'Hey, we've got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we'll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we'll come work for you.' And they said, 'No.' So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, 'Hey, we don't need you. You haven't got through college yet.'"



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24 June 07 - 20:01

Rainy weekend in Oslo

A major bummer; the weather has been crap the last days :(...it made me miss a concert near the Oslo harbor Fridaynight as well as the midsummernight celibrations in the Oslo fjord yesterday. Today was no exception, it has been raining so bad that I saw a car stuck in a flooded tunnel!!

Check out the pics:

I haven't seen anything like this even in The Netherlands, where I live 5 meters below sealevel...amazing...I guess it's a welcome to Norway! :(

Anyway, gonna hit the hay early tonight, busy second week coming up!



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23 June 07 - 16:04

My new phone; Nokia E65

A new job, a new phone...I had the opportunity to *choose* a phone, which was nice for a change. Did some poking around and the winner is: the Nokia E65!!

It's a smartphone, I hope it's not outsmarting me :), so besides calling there is more much more that you can do; the WiFi for instance makes it possible to connect to the internet whenever there is an WiFi-accesspoint around as you're used to...*without * bearing the high costs for 3G mobile networking.

I tried the Gmail and Podcasting (alternative) applications already and they truly are a charm. Was able to overcome a returning problem I normally run into when being away from home; my iPod is syncing to my Mac mini at home which is mastering iTunes including podcasts. Hehe, I catched caught up with this weeks Adam Curry's Daily Source Code...am truly becoming more and more mobile!!

There is so much more in this phone, need more than just a few days to ace the device, but sofar...a happy geek here, up in Norway! :)



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22 June 07 - 21:16

Future house

Went to our future house today and got a tour around it. Am really looking forward to move in from August, the place totally kicks ass!

It's in a nice and quiet environment, very close to nature and not too far from Oslo...uhhh, well, the first trip going there by bus wasn't that big of a success, the tranfer from one bus to another, finding the right busstation took a while, almost got lost in the city, lost in translation eh?...still have to find my way around in Oslo. :)



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21 June 07 - 19:38

Days are flying

I've had four days at work now and everything is grrrrreat. Time however is flying, usually a good sign as time flies when you're having fun...:)

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20 June 07 - 16:13

Boattrip

A nice way to start working; there is a social event this afternoon/evening which I will join...a boattrip in the Oslo fjord!! Free drinks and a great way to meet my new colleagues. I'll be leaving NOW, yay! :)

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19 June 07 - 11:05

QOTD June 19 2007

Steven Weinberg: "With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion."



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19 June 07 - 11:05

QOTD June 19 2007

Steven Weinberg: "With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion."



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17 June 07 - 13:09

Byfesten Lillestrom, TNT

Directly after I arrived at Willy and Katka's place yesterday, we went to the 'Byfesten' in Lillestrom. Literally byfesten means 'city party'...basically it's all about drinking beer and see bands performing on a big stage in the city center...guess it's a good way to start my integration process :)

It was absolutely great to see the 80's hardrock band TNT...big hair, high pitched voices and raging guitarsolos! A trip back to the days of Headbangers Ball with Adam Curry everrrryyybody, yeah!!



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16 June 07 - 12:43

Gone!

Am leaving NOW...on my way to future! :)

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15 June 07 - 11:46

Last day being 'Koos'

Today is my last 'official' day as 'Koos Werkeloos' ('Joe Unemployed'? :))...mixed feelings in a way, but totally ready for the next step; will fly to Norway tomorrow and am gonna start my new job this Monday!

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14 June 07 - 18:31

Death Proof

It seems my blog is becoming a movie-blog huh? Well, it won't! :)

Anyway, I went to Death Proof, the new Tarantino yesterday...terrific! Typical Tarantino movie with 'a lot about nothing' dialogues, cult-style editing and right on the bone action, I loved it!!

The movie is part of the double feature Grindhouse, can't wait to see Robert Rodriguez part 'Planet Terror'.



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14 June 07 - 18:31

Death Proof

It seems my blog is becoming a movie-blog huh? Well, it won't! :)

Anyway, I went to Death Proof, the new Tarantino yesterday...terrific! Typical Tarantino movie with 'a lot about nothing' dialogues, cult-style editing and right on the bone action, I loved it!!

The movie is part of the double feature Grindhouse, can't wait to see Robert Rodriguez part 'Planet Terror'.



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14 June 07 - 18:31

Death Proof

It seems my blog is becoming a movie-blog huh? Well, it won't! :)

Anyway, I went to Death Proof, the new Tarantino yesterday...terrific! Typical Tarantino movie with 'a lot about nothing' dialogues, cult-style editing and right on the bone action, I loved it!!

The movie is part of the double feature Grindhouse, can't wait to see Robert Rodriguez part 'Planet Terror'.



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12 June 07 - 15:49

Blogging 24/7

It (finally? :)) occured to me that for some reason I don't blog in the weekends?!? A bit strange since this blog *is* personal and I *do* live seven days a week, eh? So, decided that I'll write in the weekends too, time permitted and if there is anything worth writing about obviously...that shouldn't be a problem, the internet is 'on' 24/7...:)

I also noticed that (coincidentally!) I started my 'blogging week' throughout the last weeks with a Quote Of The Day on Mondays, perhaps to glue blogging on weekdays and non-blogging in the weekend?!? I didn't post a QOTD yesterday though...will put one up in a minute!



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11 June 07 - 18:13

Time off, my last week

Just this week is left over of the time off I took from my working life, totally about three months (!), they passed by like a breeze...I guess that says it all; it has been GREAT. I will make the best out of the days left over, totally relax and ready to rock at work! Still plenty of things left to do in preparation for Norway, never a dull moment. :)

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08 June 07 - 12:53

On the way out

Gone for the weekend, camping with the family in Heino (East NL). Weather is supposed to be hot, humid and a thunderstorm late Sunday afternoon...hehe, better make sure we have the tent packed by then! :)



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07 June 07 - 14:46

Too much sun

The weather ain't all that good for working in the house prepping the big move out to Norway;

Sun is all over the place, temperature over 25 degrees and I'm stuck in the attic sorting out my old stuff collected in the past 10...20...uhh, 35 years orso, damn!



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06 June 07 - 20:45

The new Marilyn Manson album

Just bought the new Marilyn Manson album 'Eat me, Drink me'...it took him (/her/it? :)) four years after 'The Golden Age of Grotesque'.

So far it has been worth the wait! Then again, I'd probably never be disappointed by the personification of my dark side, eh? :)



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05 June 07 - 13:45

Google Desktop in the works

The next step in Google's siege to conquer the (Microsoft Windows controlled) desktop market; Google Gears.

It's an opensource browser extension and will let you run web-based apps even when you're not connected to the web! Not a brand new idea or invention, but this one will have a big impact on the use of Google apps like Gmail, Calendar, Docs & Spreadsheets, Reader, Notebook.

The first application to be made available 'offline' is Reader, I expect the others to follow soon! Just imagine; no more need for MS Outlook, Word, Excel or drafting your ideas in Notepad when you're on the road and/or without an internet connection!



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04 June 07 - 14:18

QOTD June 4 2007

Martha Burgess: "Live up to your potential instead of imitating someone else's."



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04 June 07 - 14:18

QOTD June 4 2007

Martha Burgess: "Live up to your potential instead of imitating someone else's."



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