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Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty.

— Jon Krakauer

You reap what you sow :-”

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

IFPI lobbyist in charge of EU’s copyright policy

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Read and weep: original article

Wtf, is this even legal?!

Meanwhile in Japan…

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

German efficiency

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Just ordered some CDs from Amazon Germany. 20 minutes later I discovered one of them has copy protection, so wanted to cancel (my mistake, Amazon actually mentions copy protection, which deserves two thumbs up). To my amazement the order already had the “Versand in Kürze” state. After 20 minutes! Geez those fuckers are fast :D

The funny thing is that 3 CDs are of Dutch origin, so I originally wanted to order from Bol.com. But they had a 4 day stocking time and were 30 euro(!) more expensive. Ridiculous…

edit:

A shame that after a day the order still has the “Versand in Kürze” state…. starting to smell some bad business practices…

Real-time rendering coolness

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Nice to see what they’re capable of these days (be sure to watch in HD);

MicroSun?

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Since it’s Sunday (pun intended) and my brain is fried from copying lots of data, one’s mind starts wandering in strange directions… Harddisks work with magnetism and so does the sun. So what would you see if you unlock that small door of the MicroServer? Something like this perhaps? ;)

Katla activity

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Ooooh lots of activity again around the Katla volcano (big sister of the unpronounceable Eyjafjallajökull volcano). It does this more often, but each time I wonder if it’ll blow as predicted.

For live monitoring ->  head over to the Icelandic Meteorological Office

Sending the authorities after spammers

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

For once I’m happy with regulations. Every now and then I receive spam targeted at my domain’s main contact address. I’m not talking about your regular Nigerian-Viagra-penis-enlargement spam, but B2B spam. It’s illegal for businesses to send spam in the Netherlands, so time to try something new. I’m calling in the authorities. They’ve managed to get spammers convicted before, so I’m hoping they can pull it off again. Each convicted spammer is worth 10 sunny days :)

OPTA: Klacht indienen (only valid if you’re a Dutch citizen)

Back in 1990

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Now for something completely different… do not click this. And if you managed to get through that one, do not continue here.

Aaah those were the days :D