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I don't go to many conferences - I am pleased that Baruco is one of them.
I really enjoyed the conference. It was well organized with a stellar lineup of speakers. I've returned home from Barcelona with things to ponder, things to try out, and a list of books to read.
My parents have a digital camcorder. A week long vacation with said camcorder, my parents, and their only grandchild produces a fair amount of raw footage. Before we headed back home after the vacation I wisely snapped up all the footage from their camera hoping to eventually run it through iMovie.
Turns out their camcorder stores its clips in MTS/AVCHD format, and I didn't grab all the fluff^Wnecessary files. As a result iMovie '11 cannot import the MTS video clips.
(Post in danish - english summary below)
Undrer du dig også af og til over, hvad alle dine hårdt tjente penge rent faktisk bliver brugt til, efter de er havnet i Skattefars store, sorte sæk?
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Det er dog ikke helt så brugervenligt, da der primært bare er tale om en masse ministerier, der modtager penge. Derudover er jeg ikke helt sikker på, at tallene faktisk stemmer, da der ikke er taget højde for at en del af dine skattekroner ikke går til staten.
Denmark is known for its high taxes. I've often wondered exactly what my money are used for after I've paid them to the government.
“Oh, you make websites, have you made anything I know?” he asks, immediately after my telling him I build web applications for a living.
At this point in the conversation, I’d love my next response to be “Perhaps… You know Google? Yeah, I built that. All by myself. With my hands tied.”
Instead, I am left fumbling around for something in my portfolio with just a sliver of hope of recognition from the average Joe in front of me. Usually I fail, leaving Joe feeling uninterested, and me feeling unsuccessful.
Thing is, there are a bajillion websites and unless you live and breathe internet, you probably don’t know more than a few of those. And while I have been at it for more than a decade, in the grand scheme of things, I have only built a few websites. Guess what, my few are highly unlike to be the few you know.
The irony is that most the projects I’ve been involved with have been successful in their own right. Most are successful businesses with people making a living from them. All of this without any being a top 10 internet site or even well known.
So no, I haven’t built anything you know. By the way, what do you do for a living? Oh, you repair cars – anyone I’ve owned?
The move gave me my very own office space for the first time ever. This is how it looks:
The end of a year is traditionally the time for introspection, and looking back at the moments that have passed.
I have done just that, with the difference that I’ve stumbled upon some ancient files and have looked all the way back to 1996 where I published my first website. And boy, is it a beauty…
Some months ago, the people I share offices with had an exhibition showing off their works. They are all visual designers and artist, so their works are fairly easy to exhibit.
I turned down being part of the exhibition, primarily because I couldn’t figure out what to showcase.
I was asked on Twitter what feeds I have in my Comics/Humor category in my feed reader. Since 140 characters isn’t enough, the list goes here instead:
Being self-employed is hard. Having no one around to tell you what to do brings up a slew of problems, one is that of focus.
Should I start another personal project, learn a new technology, create a (well, another) small game, start working on a long overdue redesign of mentalized.net, build an iApp (what is the common denominator for iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad apps?), write a blog post, something else?
And that list doesn’t even include the important stuff like relax in front of the X-Box, watch a movie, take a walk through the forest with the wife, play with the dog, or make my son laugh.
How does one stay focused in that environment?
Over the last weeks or so, I’ve implemented a few productivity hacks in my daily workflow. While I don’t actually /know/ if any of them improved my productivity, they sure made me feel more productive. In my book, that’s enough.
Generally speaking, I am always late to memes – this one is no different.
The concept is simple, started by Tim van Damme:
A simple game: Go to the address bar in your favorite browser, and type one letter. Start with
I have been moonlighting as a freelance webdeveloper for the last couple of years. The first year, I was using my spare evenings and weekends until I began having trouble finding enough time to dedicate to new projects.
Take 12 attendees (one from Italy, way to go, Fransesco!), 11 Apple laptops (and one Windows one, I believe), 1 wifi hotspot, mix it all together in a cottage in the middle of nowhere, sprinkle it with a tad of Ruby, Git, and *jour and let is stew for 2 days and 2 nights.
Bestest day ever!
I am a big fan of podcasts. I have roughly one hour of daily bicycling to and from work, and roughly the same amount of walking the dog, both of which are perfect time to listen to podcasts.
My brother recently asked me for podcast recommendations and I figured I might as well share my podcast playlist with him, you, and the rest of the world.
Some time ago we bought a Mac Mini for our living room, and since then, video podcasts have been one of – if not the – main source of media intake in our daily lives. The stuff we see:
- Diggnation – also recommendable in the audio version
- Totally Rad Show
- Mahalo Daily
- Hound TV
- The Guild
Please, let me know in the comments if there are any obvious podcasts I am missing.
I am going to BarCamp Copenhagen on Friday. This being my first encounter with the BarCamp concept I have pretty much no clue what I am going into, and I am both excited and a tad nervous – I mean, it’s not every day one looses ones BarCamp virginity.
Looking over the list of attendees I can’t help but notice that quite a few Ruby developers – many from the jolly Copenhagen Ruby Brigade crew – are attending; we’re making up 10% of the attendees.
I probably won’t be giving a talk there unless I am hit by a massive amount of inspiration particles before then, but seeing that Casper is presenting I am sure the good word of Ruby will be spread. I will make sure to contribute in some other way at the event, though – in accordance with the rules of BarCamp
I am looking forward to it – and it’s probably a good idea to read up on the whole concept before Friday.
It has made my inbox a happy place instead of a guilt-inducer. I feel I am more responsive – and I hope people who have emailed feel that way as well – and in particular no people should be slipping through the cracks and be ignored.
Now, I must admit that I do cheat on occassion. A few times an email that I simply couldn’t be bothered dealing with at the time – or that I knew I would be dealing with in a short while – have been allowed to stay in my inbox. But other than those few times I have gone to sleep with an empty email inbox.
An empty, non-work inbox, that is. I still haven’t tackled my email inbox at work. The primary reason for this, is the fact that I haven’t yet set up a to do list that I can forward my emails to. For my personal and freelance stuff, I use GooToDo, but that unfortunately throws everything into one huge list, meaning my work tasks would be mixed with my private stuff which I don’t want.
I hearthily recommend you read Merlin Manns introduction to Inbox Zero and try it out for a while if you feel opening your email client has become a burden. Email is meant to make communication easier, not to bog you down.
Putting this into the open to force myself to follow through: For the next month, I am going to practice Inbox Zero.
So far, my personal email inbox is clean. I still have to work on my work one, but I believe that to be doable as well.
I received an email from a spammer over the weekend. There’s nothing special about that, I receive several hundred of those daily.
However this one appeared to have been sent directly to me, it contained nothing that looked like it was actually promoting anything, no links, nothing but a simple message:
“Anti-spammers are lamers”
Signed by “a spammer”.
Oh wow, such an amazing display of wits. How can we possibly imagine to ever defeat the scumbags when they have such dazzling argumentative powers aided by a strong belief in publically standing by their own actions?
The interview was published on dead trees Friday, and today it reached the version2 website. This is pretty cool, I’ve never been interviewed before.
It’s a new year, and of course, this calls for looking back at the year that passed. The short version: 2006 has been a great year for me on several levels.
Career wise 2006 has been coloured primarily by Ruby on Rails.
On the day job, my boss finally caved in after hearing me evangelize and rave about Ruby, and in March we started looking at the possibility of Rails as our new platform.
The final decision, which was luckily a go, came in July and the actual rewrite began making my dayjob ever so more interesting.
On the more social side of Ruby and Rails, 2006 also became the birth year of the Copenhagen Ruby Brigade. By now we hold (almost) montly meetings usually with around 20 smart and fun participants, healthy discussions and unhealthy fast food.
The life of mentalized has been a exciting ride throughout 2006 as well.
The runner ups in the category “top content of 2006” are my free AJAX progress indicator images with 107K pageviews. These are still going strong and getting a fair amount of hits every day.
Third place goes to this entry – wonder why…
It looks like the advice I can take away from 2006 is that writing jokes, giving stuff away for free, and posting images of scantily clad women are great ways to increase your pageview statistics…
I just received a cold call job offer caused solely by my LinkedIn profile. Pretty cool.
Unfortunately for the effectiveness of this story (and for the caller) I am pretty happy where I am these days and I turned them down.
Podcast syncing in my iTunes Jukebox (or whatever the name Apple wants us to use for it) is broken.
I’ve it set to “Sync all unplayed episodes of all podcasts”. iTunes reports that I currently have 11 unplayed podcasts in my iTunes library. However, the iPod holds only 5 podcasts after updating.
At least it’s better now. After the first update today my iPod held only one podcast.
There’s plenty of free space on the iPod, and I can’t tell if there’s some switch somewhere that I need to flick. Piece of buggy software.
What other, easy to use podcasting clients are available? I’m also missing the ability to add non-podcast files to my podcast queue, say in the case of presentations where I don’t have a feed, but only the direct download.
It’s been pretty quiet around these parts lately – if you ignore the posts about Copenhagen.rb meetings at least. That’s primarily because I am having tons of fun at work, which for some reason doesn’t leave me much time for blogging. Not that I would ever think of blogging at work, no siree…
Anyways, here are some tidbits about what’s be going around my life recently:
- The BiQ rewrite is going really well, and I am thoroughly enjoying this.
- Copenhagen Ruby Brigade has taken off and the two meetings so far have been visited by 20-25 Ruby heads. I’m really enjoying these meetings and the more social side of software.
- My girlfriend started blogging – primarily for a school project, but it will be interesting to see if she keeps blogging.
- Substance Lab is busy with client work.
- The puppy is growing bigger – she’s almost a real dog now.
Over the last month I have turned on my Windows PC a minimal amount of times. And every time it has been for one of three reasons:
- Playing World of Warcraft
- Listening to music
- The Girl is using the iBook
Last I checked, Mac OS X was able to handle all of the above scenarios just fine. Can it really be that I no longer have a reason to own a Windows PC for personal use?
The company obviously needs to be able to check websites in IE still, so I won’t get rid of the PC, but I’m finding it hard to come up with an argument for upgrading it instead of buying a new Mac. Hmm…
Here in Denmark almost all phone sales are against the law. There are a few expections, but in general you’ll never (or at least rarely) get an annoying sales person on the phone.
Imagine my surprise when I got a call from an Indonesian sales lady today. What the F!?. She had my name and phone number (probably gleamed from looking up whois information), and was trying (I think, her Engrish was less than prefect, yes) to sell me some kind of stock options in some shady business in some dubiuos country.
When I clearly told her I didn’t have the 10 minutes she ensured me was all it’d take to hear this offer of a lifetime, she continued to extol the virtues of the offer. I had to cut her off. I hate being rude like that, but I hate people wasting my time even more.
Man, I’m glad we live in a country that outlaws that behaviour, now to get the rest of the world to follow suit. Fat chance, eh?
Rounding a round corner today. 30 years old, although I feel that should be 30 years young.
In a few weeks time this beauty will be moving in with us :)
Remembering our pleasant experience from last year we actually went to your site first when trying to book our vacation for the summer. And we had bought from you, if it hadn’t been for the fact that your booking system kept changing our room preference to a different – and more expensive – choice.
Okay, I’m a developer, I know bugs can occur, so you got the benefit of a doubt and a kind email detailing what we did and what error we got. The kind of email that I’d like to receive when bugs occur.
I loathe the “High importance” flag in Outlook. I especially loathe that the sender can set it: “My email is much, much more important than whatever other puny stuff you’ve received”. How arrogant is that?
“This message was sent with High Importance”. Oh really? Guess what, I couldn’t care less. I prioritize my email and tasks myself, thank you very much.
Oh, and you, miss “I am so important the world collapses if I don’t get access to your site right now”, just got flagged low importance.
Danish immigrations to successful freelancer: “Get lost, and take your seven years of contributing positively to the danish economy with you”.
I fell through the cracks of the law because I
Denmark warned its citizens on Monday to avoid Saudi Arabia, and gunmen in Gaza said any Scandinavians there risked attack, as Muslim fury mounted over newspaper cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.
I wish I understood the mentality that makes someone feel it is proper to physically assault an innocent human being based on the actions of someone else.
I wish I understood the logic behind holding someone responsible for laws that don’t adhere to that person, and the logic that leads to expecting someone to follow a personal belief that the person doesn’t share.
I wish people would get a grip.
If everybody in the world loved everybody in the world, what a glorious world it could be.
- Stylophonic, If Everybody in the World. Quote snatched from Thomas
Selected highlights from David’s emigration speech/presentation/keynote/whachamacallit:
- Danish mediocricy-loving and taxes pushed him towards the states.
- Open sourcing Rails was a fantastic idea.
- “Reality PR” requires a thick hide and bombastic opinions.
- We ain’t seen the best of Rails yet.
Some time ago I pretty much destroyed our OBH hand mixer. It suddently gave up living and went quiet. The mixer is 1½ year old and to be brutally honest I probably wasn’t using it entirely the way I was supposed to at the time of death. Nevertheless we went to the store to ask about getting it replaced or fixed.
The clerk at the store looked at the burnt out mixer, asked me what was wrong (to which I replied; “it died”), then went to the shelf to pick out a brand new one and handed it to us. He never questioned my explanation or even cared to look at our receipt (the latter I imagine was an oversight on his behalf, though).
We went away from Bahne mildly bewildered (“what the heck just happened there?”) having expected an uphill battle trying to argue that it was a defect to be covered under the warranty. Instead we got a new, off-the-shelf mixer and an examplary experience with the clerk telling us that “these things practically never break down, so when they do, we have a policy of simply replacing them”.
The following reached me through my old EverQuest guilds messageboard from someone on the outskirts of the Katrina disaster zone:
- People are dying in N.O. due to lack of medical supplies.
- Hospitals in N.O. are working without power or water moving patients up one story at a time.
- Sharks have been spotted swimming in the streets
- Out lying parishes are allowing people to register thier children for the local schools
- Jefferson parish is going to allow people with ID to go home and collect what they can on Monday, but then they must leave for at least 1 month.
- Orleans parish will not be allowed to even do that.
- 30% of the US oil production was impacted
- Major refineries have been shutdown
- Current expectation is that water levels in N.O. will be 3 ft more than the Gulf.
- Prisoner have taken hostages
- Police have been shot attempting to control looting
- Looters are taking firearms and firing on police stations
- Gas lines are ruptured and there are burning fountains bubbling up out of the water
- The body count has not even started
- Doomsday estimates from worst case were 20-30 thousand.
- Unofficially they expect this to be more than 9/11…hopefully no where near the above.
- People are jumping from the top sections of the Superdome in despair
- There are no hotel rooms available in La. Dallas (500 miles away) is the closest available.
- Biloxi and Gulfport are almost completely gone
- Major interstate bridges were destroyed
- How are the displaced people going to pay bills or even recieve them?
- In Iraq and Indonesia, no matter how bad those were, communications still existed…not here.
- People are calling on cell phones to media outlets begging for rescue.
- Phone communications is spotty at best…911 is out.
- Cell phone towers are running out of battery power
- Officials estimate that N.O. will take 6 weeks just to finish rescue and repair levees.
- It is unknown how long to drain.
- Private individuals are being asked to bring boats and volunteer to help rescue.
- People are dying in shelters because they have no medicine or prescription information to get items refilled.
- Parents have just lost everything they ever worked for.
- Children are sleeping on concrete.
“Can I touch it?”
“Uhm, huh?”, the guy in front of me replied as intelligently as he could.
“Can I touch it?” I repeated my question, elaborating; “I just want to feel how it is”
He looked at me with eyes that clearly said, “Dude, you’re weird”, but he kept his cool and his mouth said “err, okay, I guess”, and he led me to the back of the room.
One should think he never before had a customer actually want to try out a new keyboard prior to buying it.
This Saturday was spent mulling around the local IKEA store, picking out the furniture that’ll transform my bachelor pad into a couples home. Monday the furniture was delivered and carried (under much complaining and whining by yours truly) the 2 stories up to my flat.
Alas, it turns out the dining table is the wrong color. Now this shouldn’t be a problem, since we obviously know we ordered the table we wanted, the guy who took our order simply must’ve entered the wrong number in their system.
Aaah! During the last 1½ week I’ve kicked back, enjoyed good food and cold beer in sunny Budapest with great friends and – ofcourse – the Girl, followed by a weekend of more sun, more beers, more friends and good music back in Denmark.
Alas, Monday has now kicked in, reality has returned, and I’ve finally gotten through 1½ hours email backlog. Now it’s time to work through the last weeks happenings in the blogosphere or whatever the word for it is these days.
So… Merry christmas! Happy new year!
Saturday the girl and I landed in Copenhagen after a weeklong trip to Rome. We had an excellent time, sucking up the Roman atmosphere, marvelling at buildings and historical sights. Rome is a fantastic city, ranging from impressive monument and buildings to small, twisting streets littered with cozy cafes and restaurants, We thoroughly enjoyed it, even though the autumn weather wasn’t the best we could’ve asked for (hooray for umbrellas).
Notably is that the trip was an Internet success story. It was found and bought online, the hotel researched online, the direction to the hotel found online, and tickets were nothing but sparkles in electrons until we checked in at the airport. And everything worked out smoothly without a single glitch.
Now I am still trying to catch up with mails and blogs and boards – figures the blogging sphere wakes up (and starts discussing web standards and validation of all things) when I am unable to check my feeds, heh. Hooray for spam filters or the task of checking emails would’ve been horrible.
Anyways, I am back and rejuvenated, and trying to survive the drab, danish autumn.
::Groan:: It seems today is going to be “one of those days”:
- Got up way too late
- Dropped my cereal all over the kitchen floor
- One of our nightly jobs at work hadn’t run properly
- Poured coffee into my glass of water
- Dropped a Post-It pad into my glass of water
- A tool we use regularly decided to start crashing every time we did a routine task using it
- I spilled coffee on my desk and keyboard
And the time hasn’t even passed 10:30 yet.
1 Jakob wearing a leather jacket + 1 bicycle ride to work + 1 bicycle parked with the handlebar reaching into the bike lane = 1 torn leather jacket
28 years. Sunshine. ICQ messages from people I can’t recognize. Bowling. Presents. Egostroking.
Seemingly unrelated things, however today they aren’t. Congratulations to me on my birthday :)
After having lived with a primitive brick of a cellphone for years I have finally invested in and switched to a sleek, hi-tech (well, higher-tech at least) Sony Ericsson T610. So far I am very satisified, now where do I get games for it…
Update: Oh, and when I am done playing games on it, I will call all my friends on their cellphones. Together we will try to figure out exactly how us paying for phones with money we’ve earned by working makes us spoiled. Then we’ll figure out what 5 year old trend we will follow next…
I had the distinct displeasure of hearing the censored version of Eamon’s “Fuck it (I don’t want you back)” the other day. And by censored I mean chopped up, chewed up and spit out again. All the apparently naughty words was basically removed, but it just seems like an excersize in futility.
I mean, does anybody seriously believe that the 2 people who haven’t heard the original lyrics can’t guess what the real wording of “F*** you, you h**, I don’t want you back” is supposed to be?
Do the grand old men of censorship believe that if we just don’t say fuck, that immoral indecensy will automatically go away? What is the point of censoring words if not to pretend they don’t exist? And is this really different from an ostrich sticking it’s head in a bush when it feels threatened?
Whatever. Or as Eamon puts it now:
F*** what I said, it dont mean s*** now
Keith told me to:
- Grab the nearest book.
- Open the book to page 23.
- Find the fifth sentence.
- Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
From “Don’t make me think” by Steve Krug:
But from the dog’s point of view, all he’s saying is “blah blah GINGER blah blah blah blah GINGER blah blah blah.”
The big news these days is naturally the US capture of Saddam Hussein.
I can’t help it, but seeing the footage of Saddam undergoing medical examination by US doctors remind me of the scientists examining the Brain Bug after it’s capture in Starship Troopers. Weird stuff…
And here I thought the word was reasonably new, live and learn.
fuck; [Middle English, attested in pseudo-Latin fuccant, (they) fuck, deciphered from gxddbov.]
Word History: The obscenity fuck is a very old word and has been considered shocking from the first, though it is seen in print much more often now than in the past. Its first known occurrence, in code because of its unacceptability, is in a poem composed in a mixture of Latin and English sometime before 1500. [...] The line that contains fuck reads "Non sunt in coeli, quia gxddbov xxkxzt pg ifmk." The Latin words "Non sunt in coeli, quia," mean "they [the friars] are not in heaven, since." The code "gxddbov xxkxzt pg ifmk" is easily broken [...]. This yields "fvccant [a fake Latin form] vvivys of heli." The whole thus reads in translation: "They are not in heaven because they fuck wives of Ely [a town near Cambridge]."
When I was a kid, one of the things we occasionally did was play Convenient Store. We’d take a bunch of old boxes and empty jars and line them up on a desk with a teller. One would then be the owner and the rest would come buy from him with monopoly money and if we got bored we’d rob the store.
When we grew a bit older and started caring about money, we’d setup a garage sale with old junk found in the attic, selling our parents precious items for a lollypop and 2 pieces of string.
That’s evolution for you.
Aah, the sound of appliances, computers, and fridge starting after a 6 hour blackout soothes my soul.
Avast! Today be Talk Like A Pirate Day. All ye land lubbers best get to it or me and me lads will be keelhauling ya before th’sun sets.
Scurvy dogs that don get me speak can use th’english-to-pirate translator . Smartly, m’lad – ’tis only is fer today.
And if any a body mentions “parley”, I’ll have ya thrown in th’brig with the rest of ’em rats.
this is not haiku
even if syllables match
or perhaps it is
One good thing about the tourist season is the influx of open-minded, untainted opinions that tourists bring with them. It is refreshing to ride the bus or walk down the street and overhearing two tourists get excited over some mundane detail of the house you pass every day. That boring signalpost you don’t notice as part of your daily routine becomes a point of interest to people seeing it with fresh eyes and a clean slate.
Wipe the slate clean, then take a walk through your town. Notice the things you usually don’t.
2 weeks of (nearly) complete unplugging in sunny Turkey at the coast of the Mediterranean Sea is rejuvenating to say the least. Not having to worry about what the time is or what you are going to do in 5 minutes is a great feeling. One of the evenings while enjoying a good meal and some beers at one of the many local restaurants, my travelmate looked at me and said, “Do you realize we have done absolutely nothing today? Doesn’t it feel great?”
But now I am back. 812 emails waiting to be dealt with (damn mailinglists), I am betting a similar number of blog posts, and the regular messageboards are overflowing with posts. Bring ‘em on, I’m back, tanned and ready.
Once in a while "life" on IRC gets just a tad too weird:
[15:35] <Allyra> omg morning [16:00] <Dragan> omg ally! [16:05] <Allyra> omg pastry! [16:10] <CLyne> omg ally! [16:10] <Allyra> omg CL! [16:14] <Dragan> omg CL! [16:15] <CLyne> omg pastry! [16:15] * Allyra laughs [16:15] <Dragan> omg omgs! [16:16] <CLyne> wtf? [17:27] <raph> omfg
Saturday was my birthday. 27 years ago I entered the world with a hair-do much like the one I have been sporting the last few years.
It is sort of funny how little my birthday means to me nowadays. I think I would have forgotten about it if my mother hadn’t invited me home to celebrate the day with half the family. It was quite a nice day, seeing some of the loved familymembers I so rarely get to see, while eating way too much of mama’s meals.
Oddly enough, I don’t feel much older today even though I am an entire year older today than I was before the weekend started. Perhaps I won’t start noticing until I turn 30, who knows.
I hate rain. Not the rain itself, but the fact that when it rains, everybody gets out their umbrellas the size of circus tents. It makes it impossible for me to move around on the sidewalks without getting my eyes poked out. Damn rain.
I love rain. Not the rain itself, but that freshness in the air after a good shower. Taking a walk after it has rained is a rejuvenating experience, you can practically smell the city having been cleaned. If I could bottle that freshness I’d make a fortune.
iPods have always been sexy - period. 3rd generation iPods are even sexier: Smaller, with more storage space (up to 30GB, drool) and now with easily usable play-control buttons and a kinky docking station. Somehow I think it's a good idea my bankaccount isn't bulging with unspent cash or I'd end up buying one of those babies.
You can do what you do seriously, because you must do it, because you must survive to the end, and you are afraid of dying and other consequences. Or, you can do everything you do playfully, always knowing you have a choice, having no need to survive the way you are, allowing every element of the play to transform you, taking pleasure in every surprise you meet.
Beatallica - selected Beatles tunes meet Metallica. Fun stuff.
Beatles tunes, done Metallica style
My objective is simple: World Domination.
My motive is a little bit more complex: Money
Received this in my inbox this morning:
You know the world has gone mad when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the USA of arrogance and the Germans don't want to go to war.
- People including totally unrelated text or links in e-mails, ie when replying to an old mail instead of starting a new one or when forwarding mails.
- People thinking that 10°C is warm enough to open half the windows for hours on end.
- People taking the last coffee and having the nerve to not brew a new pot. We can develop software for cellphones that's good enough to be used by airline pilots, but can't work a manual mr. coffee...
People demonstrating against war ending up attacking the police…
This post is number 100. Considering I originally didn’t want to have a blog, that is quite an accomplishment. Next milestone: When the amount of comments exceeds the amount of posts.
- Sony and Mythic merges and creates EverQuest in Camelot
- X-Box cancelled
- nVidia launches nGenesis-chipset
- Childish drawing as Deskmod featured mod
- Pandas in Warcraft 3
- Nvidia merged with AMD into AmVidia
- No more orcs in Warcraft 3
- Electricity over IP
- Freshmeat goes MS
- Google uses pigeons for ranking
- ThinkGeek sells Boba Fetts original helmet
- NetBSD runs on X-Box
- Being sick and tired of working 60-70 hours per week
- Bought a sleek, new Pentium 4 Northwood 1.8Ghz CPU, 512MB RAM, installed Windows XP and love it all
- My Everquest-guild has changed name and direction (interesting eh?)
- Released a new version of my J-Uptime-plugin - the first bug was found 5 minutes later :)
- Started looking into playing a bit with RSS - I bet it is useful for something
- I really need to do the dishes - can't see my kitchen table anymore