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Mon 10 December 2018

I remember writing

Posted by Michiel Scholten in thoughts   

I remember writing (yes, writing) short weblog updates in the train on my Sony Clie running PalmOS, using the fast glyphs of Graffiti, in 2004. I want to go back to that, realising that my weblog had turned into a collection of longer articles as of late, spaced quite far …

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Sat 03 February 2018

Limited braincycles

Posted by Michiel Scholten in thoughts   

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Do you know that feeling that halfway through the day you start to be less 'fresh'? Myself, I have the experience of getting a bit slower over the course of the day: in the morning, I can fix the problem I was struggling with the last afternoon in a few …

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Sat 23 December 2017

The end of 2017

Posted by Michiel Scholten in thoughts   

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The end is near. Well, at least the end of 2017, as this roller-coaster of a year is counting its last days. In less than two days, it will be Christmas, and these days mean a general slowing down of life and making time to enjoy each other for us …

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Wed 12 July 2017

Computer Ethics quotes

Posted by Michiel Scholten in thoughts   

"I have said that this new development has unbound possibilities for good and for evil. For one thing, it makes the metaphorical dominance of the machines, as imagined by Samual Butler, a most immediate and non-metaphorical problem. It gives the human race a new and most effective collection of mechanical …

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Fri 26 September 2014

Work mail on (private) phone: a good thing?

Posted by Michiel Scholten in thoughts   

Work mail, every working person has it. I have it. Thankfully not lots and lots of messages per day, but it's still a part of my everyday routine. We each got a company-provided laptop with email (and Lync - the old Microsoft Communicator - for phone and instant messaging), which I installed …

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