Monday, May 30, 2005
Buildings on a location that will change the face of the creative industries in Amsterdam. Lots of potential to come, especially with the right (fiber) infrastructure in place. Transport infrastructure has always been a major advantage of Amsterdam, whether phyisical like the water or digital.
Thursday, May 26, 2005
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
After having had lunch with Fred, discussing new media formats, I passed by this group of akwardly made up girls. One would expect such an activity in September as the students clubs are greeting their new members. No idea what this was, should have asked. Maybe it is a commercial??
'Creating a sense of belonging' is the theme for the Ashridge Benelux Programme. Having a nice dinner (actually impressed by the food after some lesser experiences in the past) with Ron and Maurice created the foundation for setting up and activating the Ashride Alumni programme for the Benelux. If all goes well we will be creating an event that reflects our memories and the qualities of Ashridge.
Ensuring the right infrastructure requires meeting up with those that have ducts, fibers, cables and plans. Positive to see that so much effort has been put into creating a foundation of broadband. Recent research shows The Netherlands being the number 1 broadbandcountry in Europe.
After 10 days my Vaio was fully functioning again. The motherboard (basically the computer without the case nowadays) had to be replaced. I was very happy that my harddisk had not been erased, so after doing the regular updates on a Windows device (all kinds of virus, spyware and other updates) the MP5 is ready to roll again. Happy to have it back as together with the IBM T 41 and the Powerbook it is my happy mobile trio.
Sunday, May 22, 2005
Saturday, May 21, 2005
One of the very nice features in OS X is the possibility to have all windows moved in frame by a simple swipe or function button.Usefull when you have a lot of windows open like I have. Since the update to Tiger 10.4.1 things are much smoother. In short I am getting the hang of it. Which is important as I will be using the kit as main media systems for the Japan trip.
The battery issue luckily did not concern my Powerbook. The product recall was for specific series of batteries, not the one I have. So I could spend my time getting things sorted, such as using my 60 GB Photopod as back up drive between my Sony/IBM and Apple. I use the Shuffle for podcasts. Finally I got the Sony Ericsson Bluetooth headset to work with too. In all a good day.