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Limited braincycles

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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The end of 2017

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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Computer Ethics quotes

"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 …

Short story time

The ants didn't know what they had coming. I almost pitied the little critters. Almost. Finishing my whisky I went to bed, chuckling softly.

Meeting budgets: an idea to keep meetings useful

You need meetings. No really, you do. Your team has to line up, get and stay on target and decisions have to be made. The same goes with your stakeholders. However, everyone knows about those meetings that seem to go on forever, have too many participants and/or seem to …


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

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 …

Planet mobile

Sixteen years ago I had a pda. Not one of those nifty Palm devices or expensive Psion's. No, a regular organizer; a little electronic device with a whopping 128KB of storage which you could fold shut like a litte book. Opened, it provided a nice little qwerty-keyboard and about 4 …

Stress

Stress! The confusion created when the mind has to override the body's desire to choke the living daylights out of some idiot who desperately deserves it... (Also, I'm fine, thanks for asking! Just busy and not using my own computers that much...)


Melting down into 2011

The snow now is rapidly melting and turning into fog, which suits me just fine. We had a white christmas (and a whole lot of other white days), and the ice on the roads kinda took the magic from it. This wonderful 2010 is now almost over; a year in …

Living in interesting times

Today this weblog, dammIT turned seven years old. Combined with it being nearly the end of 2010, you might say it's a good moment for some reflections of the past year. 2010 was a year which brought changes, brought endings, brought new beginnings. We managed to get married before I …

New job

So, exactly two weeks after my previous post about me running out of contract, I went applying for a job at the second company I was aiming at (in no particular order of wantedness). The meeting was quite pleasant and after surprising me with a question about SciFi after a …

Out of contract

My third temporary contract will run out at the end of December, and because this company is currently in the middle of a reorganisation, they don't take on people on a contract for undetermined time. That means I'm in the running for a new job currently! It's really too bad …

18 years old +10

So, 28. That's 9 years of pretending to be 18 and 10 years away from really being it. Oh well, at least I'm not 30 yet. Yet. Thanks for another year. This one will be awesome.

The little things

On my way back from work it started to snow tiny flakes. When I stopped at a traffic light, they turned out to be beautiful snow crystals, 3 to 4mm across. Made me smile.

A very good 2010!

2009 was a weird year; on the one hand it was quite bland, on the other we did some real cool things, like going on a mind-blowing trip through southern Africa, jumping on the wedding train (the actual fact will take place this new year) and buying a house, amongst …

Coffee is good, in contrary to my daily rhythm

Coffee considered a Good Thing(tm), especially espresso. But only 3-4 cups a day. Now that's what I drink max, so that's ok with me ;) But they say that I should avoid instant... Too bad. In other news: I got an air mail of the Domain Registry of America with …