Archive for the ‘Fun’ Category

Showing off my learner Yamaha XVS Dragstar 125

October 18th, 2009

There is a lot I’d like to write about but time is not what I have. Internship takes up most of my time, then my school project and finally my beautiful Dragstar. Just a quick post to show off my beauty :)

Yamaha Dragstar 125

More photo’s can be found on my Flickr account

Motorcycle licence in London works a bit different than in the Netherlands. There are different types and the basic one is the CBT (Compulsory Basic Training

With just a CBT you are allowed to ride a bike/scooter with restrictions. The CBT is a training day where you learn to control, make manoeuvres and ride the bike. The restrictions are max 125cc, you have to ride with L-plates, no Motorways.

As soon as I have the money, I’ll go for my full licence to get rid of the L-plates and maybe, just maybe buy a bigger bike. But for now I can not imagine selling this beauty for the next few years…

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Personalise your greeting cards with Touchnote

June 11th, 2009

Now is the time to tell you something about the company that is brave enough to have my around as a web developer intern ;)

What can Touchnote do for us

Who doesn’t like to receive a personal card? Everyone likes to receive a greeting, anniversary, birthday, thank you, I love you or a “just to say hi” card from friends and family. Stores have racks full with cards you can choose from for plenty occasions. But it is now time for an other type of card, the delightful little Touchnote card!

Touchnote is all about personalising your card

Use any photo you have stored on your computer for your card. In the card creator you can also drag speechbubbles onto the photo to make it more personal. A few example cards using my own photos:

On the inside you can write your love message, greeting, thank you note, invitation or life story. Also unlimited smilies, hearts and mugshots with your webcam can be inserted into the inside of your card to compliment your message! :)

Don’t have photos on your computer anymore? An other key thing on Touchnote is that you can login into securely login into Facebook or Picasa. Choose a photo from one of your albums and personalise your card.

Touchnote is Web 2.0

Though people already start talking about Web 3.0, being a semantic and more personal way of experiencing the Internet, the Web 2.0 bubble is still present.

One of the key things of Web 2.0 is bridging the gap between the offline world and the online world, or standing inbetween these 2 worlds. So what place does Touchnote occupy in this Web 2.0 definition?

Well, lets see..

1. Online: You can use your own photo’s to create a personalised greeting, birthday, you name it card.
2. Offline: Create a personalised greeting, birthday, you name it card with one of the photo’s you take with you mobile phone.
3. Inbetween online and offline: This really is unique! Once you created and sent the card using your mobile phone (or online), it will be posted for you to anywhere in the world! How neat is that?

Go on and try it too! Check their website to see which mobile phone’s they currently support. There is also an online demo available. More support coming for other mobiles soon!

Note that the Touchnote for Mobile is the only Ovi Store app that ships a physical product.

Now you know what Touchnote is.. don’t be afraid to send a card yourself… click!

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Seven Things – Tagged by Norm2782

January 19th, 2009

Luckily I know norm2782, else I might not be involved in this Seven Things happening. Thank you norm2782 for tagging me (sarcastic tone), now I have to think of 7 crazy, weird or whatever facts. Writing this post is slightly delayed because of.. *excuses excuses*. Anyway, as promised in one of my earlier tweets this is my Seven Things.

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CD06 – Gratis: Biohazard (Dutch post)

December 19th, 2008

All CD’s are gone, thank you for reading th Free CD posts :)

Biohazard  – State of the world address

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Thing #6 + #7 – Photo’s and playing with pictures

December 7th, 2008

Oke, it is time to discover a photo sharing website on the internet: Flickr

I kind of like Flickr. I upgraded to an upgraded account, not long ago to be able to create more sets. Before this I tried myspace and hyves but I don’t like the other things that come with myspace. The best thing about Flickr is their API. Many other sites, like Netvibes, display one of the best photo’s on the front page. I love them! There are so many talented people out there who make the most beautiful snapshots .. it is yet an other way to enjoy life and expand my horizon. Seeing things through someone else’s eyes and perspective.

I don’t feel the need to play with the photo editor of Flickr as I know I don’t need it right now.
As of now, I have 25 pages with photo’s. Some are great but there is lots of weed as well.

I have uploaded a photo of a windmill on Froskepolle in  Leeuwarden to Google Maps somewhere in July 2008. It is fun to see my own photo on there but I am not so sure about Google’s agreement point 11 about content license rights. Obviously I do agree with their agreement, else I would not be using their services. But that is something for an other post perhaps.

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Thing #4 + #5 – RSS and finding Feeds

December 2nd, 2008

Who receives newsletters these days? ..ehm, well I still do but only few.

RSS is the way to go these days!

There is so much ‘stuff’ available and circling around on the internet. For example, there are tons of websites that discuss PHP related topics, design, houses, news etc. How am I going to stay up to date with the subjects that interest me most and how do I make sure that, at the same time, I won’t miss a thing? ..well.. I can visit each website daily for new info.. makes sense. But if time is important and you have not much left daily then consider RSS and Feeds.

Feed yourself…

A few pre historical sites don’t offer feeds these days, no need to worry about these sites. Find a similar site that does offer feeds. You know if a site offers RSS feeds as soon as you see a click able icon like this one (only the orange rectangle):

RSS icon

At you can find more RSS Feed icons. You’ll learn how to locate the RSS Feeds links on websites soon enough. Now you know how to locate RSS Feeds..lets add them to somewhere or something so we can collect and read them..

Read your feeds with a feedreader…

Next big question for those who is new to all this. How do you read all the feeds you come accross? You will need a piece of software for that: a feedreader (or feed aggregator or news reader). There are many different types of feedreaders: offline and online. Currently I am using the Windows Live Mail application to read my feeds (and receive mails).

So how to get the feeds in your reader: copy the link of a feed icon. In your feed reader, find a way to add a new feed. Paste the link and you are all set. Your feedreader will retrieve the latest feeds for you..

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Thing #2 + #3 – Create your first weblog + post

November 23rd, 2008

Yeah.. oke, lucky me as I already have a weblog. It did take a while before I began to understand what exactly is a weblog and why people would use it and read it. My first impression of a weblog was, that it is a public diary. I could not believe anyone would be writing in their weblog, each post starting with: dear weblog or dear Kitty (I believe many girls named their weblog Kitty?).

Fortunately I was totally wrong. Right now I see it a mixture of some sort of very simple CMS and the functionality of being able to reply to a post, like in a forum, that can be used for many purposes, eg: business- and/or news blog, diary, rantblog etc etc. Many people on the internet even use blog software as their entire website.

ok, up to thing #4.

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Thing #1 – What is 23things

November 23rd, 2008

AAaaahh… I ran behind!! Let me try to catch least till halfway!


I have not done thing #1 even!

Oké! thing #1 = done! That wasn’t so hard. I just had to read the first post of what is about: basically it is about, shaking hands with and experience what is Web 2.0. The post ends with the following video:The Machine is Us/ing Us (Final Version)

I quite like this video, have not seen it before. I have not much to add to the thing #1 beside that I can imagine that it can be quite confusing and overloading in information for someone who isn’t an internet junky like I am.

Up to thing #2.

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PowerPoint – How NOT to use it

August 6th, 2008

PowerPoint Presentatie – Hoe het NIET moet
PowerPoint – How NOT to use it

Life After Death by PowerPoint

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CD03 – Gratis: Wes – Welenga

August 4th, 2008

Opgeruimd staat netjes! :) Naar aanleiding van “Gratis originele CD’s op te halen (bij mij)!” hierbij de volgende CD(s) die ik weg doe via mijn blog.

Laat ik er meteen een 3e CD achteraan posten aangezien ik straks even op vakantie ben ;)

Wes – Welenga

Bekend van het nummer Alane. Het is een leuke CD. Zeker leuk als je eens iets anders wilt.

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