Archive for March, 2006

How cruel are you?

March 28, 2006

Could you do it? Kill 100 seals and return home, proud of your work?

How proud will your children be. “Gee, dad got the most!”

seal clubbing zeehond knuppelen

This seal clubbing just seems so cruel, so inhumane.


“Click here” is so 2005

March 22, 2006

“Click here” is so 2005. See ‘Non-Standard Links’.

klik hier click here

Google Finance

March 22, 2006

Yesterday, I stumbled upon it by accident. And today I heard about on Business News Radio: Google Finance.

The financial people weren’t too enthousiastic on the radio. They thought there were already many services alike.

They’re probably right about that. Still, you don’t have to be first. You have to be best.

I really like the accessibility of news articles, accessible from the stock graph. Also, the personal portfolio is nice. Very minimal, which makes it easy to use.

There is much more to it:

And hey, as a Google share holder, I’ll definitely use it 🙂

Aston Martin V8 Vantage

March 21, 2006

Since last saturday, my BMW obsession seems to be over. That day, I found a black Aston Martin V8 Vantage parked in front of our house.


aston martin v8 vantage

Second hand price lies around 125.000 euro. I doubt I will ever be willing to spend that much money on a vehicle. It is a beauty though…

Kleine overwinning op NVM

March 17, 2006

“De NVM kreeg op geen van haar punten gelijk en kreeg van de rechter te horen dat ze de Mededingingswet overtreedt door het afstemmen van concurrentiebeperkend gedrag.”

— Zoekallehuizen verslaat NVM ook zonder deeplinks

De NVM doet alsof ze in het belang van haar leden handelt. In mijn ogen is hun inspanning er enkel op gericht het Funda-monopolie in stand te houden.

Stel dat Funda een huizenmarktplaats is. Dan is de aanbiedende makelaar er bij gebaat, dat de huizen die hij probeert te verkopen, zo goed mogelijk te vinden zijn.

Funda zou er juist over moeten denken om hun aanbod actief open te gooien. Dan zouden ze als partij aantrekkelijker worden voor makelaars.
Bied het als webservice aan, net als Google.

De houding van Funda is zo 2000. Weet u nog,

Django, J2EE, Rails, TurboGears or Zope (Plone)?

March 13, 2006

Wow, this is a real must-see for web developers:

A 20 minutes screen-cast comparing 5 web frameworks. With a surprising ending.

Ubuntu & TurboGears

March 11, 2006

Ok, it took me a bit longer than expected, but I’ve got TG now installed and running on my fresh (two weeks old) Ubuntu Linux.

Installing Ubuntu was easy. HD partitioning was the biggest hurdle. But that resulted more from the difficulty of the decision than from the installation procedure.

TG required some dev-lib packages to be installed, which slowed me down.

Useful links:

I’m very pleased with Ubuntu. It is easy to install and comes with all your basic needs: free, high quality software. More on that later.