A Japanese Monkey will cheer you up

April 8, 2009

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Restored balance

March 14, 2009

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:

last 3 months

last 30 days

Oh I have to leave. The run starts in 2 hours, wish me luck!

Where is my mind?

January 20, 2009

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.

Your daily dose of tulips, wooden shoes, hashish and hookers

January 3, 2009
CC jot.punkt on Flickr

CC jot.punkt

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.

Vacances à Montpellier, France

November 15, 2008

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.


Funky Fungi!

October 23, 2008

Yesterday, Margie and I went for a walk in the woods near my work. These incredible pictures are the result.

Mushroom cloud

Mushroom cloud

Mushroom upskirt

Mushroom upskirt

Margie having lunch

Margie having lunch

More pictures on my Flickr account.

Walking the dog

October 23, 2008

let go of the stick sit

stay stay

three two one go!

More pictures on my Flickr account.

Everything is connected: the machine is us/ing us

July 4, 2008

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.

If you’re interested there’s also the creator’s explaination, where he refers to We are the web by Kevin Kelly. Next on my list to read.

While I’m at it: consider watching these CommonCraft introductions to Microblogging and Social Media (thanks FackeldeyFinds).

Model employee at my company KNMP

April 10, 2008

Weeks ago, I took part in a recruitment campaign for my employer. Just now, I found myself online:

nederhoed knmp werknemer

Nice nah?

nederhoed testimonial

Original testimonial (dutch, pdf), photos at Flickr

Open up for OpenID

March 24, 2008

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.

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