Okay, I’m almost back. After a few months of too much work and no play, combined with no sporting (painful knee), the revival of a nasty habit (smoking) and hardly any motivation to cook a healthy meal, I seem to have refound a balance.
Two weeks ago I stopped smoking and stopped working long hours. I even took some days off. Today I will be running the 10km CPC in The Hague. As a preparation I have been on a high-protein diet and trained regularly. With results:
Oh I have to leave. The run starts in 2 hours, wish me luck!
I just love this song originally by the Pixies. Especially this version, since I also love Placebo.
On Youtube I collect decent versions in a special playlist. In case you’re interested.
If you’re interested in the Dutch language, please visit my new blog DailyDutch. There I will daily post a short audio or video clip about Holland and the Dutch language.
Please let me know what you think.
Just a note to let you know I will be staying in Montpellier for three weeks to improve my French language skills. The weather is fine, life is good!
If you’re interested, have a look at some photos I took today.
Watch this excellent introduction to the evolving internet by Michael Wesch, who’s an assistent professor in Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University. Ideal material to introduce your colleagues with the concept of Web2.0. It explains why some changes are happening. For example, why the need to separate form from content? “I like Word!?”, ever heard that? I have.
One up for Michael Arrington:
It’s time for these companies to do what’s right for the users and fully adopt OpenID as relying parties. That doesn’t fit in with their strategy of owning the identity of as many Internet users as possible, but it certainly fits in with the Internet’s very serious need for an open, distributed and secure single log in system (OpenID is all three).
With “these companies” referring to AOL, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo!. I couldn’t agree more.