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Timeline publishing system Timeglider has now a limited offer, that lasts only until June 30, to upgrade your free account to the “pro”-version for just $60. For life – you’ll never pay another penny for using their software! “For life” is a long time, and since Timeglider is web-based there is a risk: you never […]

Gotta Share! The Musical

Improv Everywhere is a New York City-based prank collective that causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places. Their fourth Spontaneous Musical Project is about a speaker at the GEL Conference in New York, talking about a so-called brand-new social media platform “Twirlr” and is suddenly interrupted by a man who refuses to turn […]

Goodbye Moleskine, Welcome LiveScribe

Last week I changed my good old-fashioned pen-and-paper note-taking habits to scribbling and recording notes with LiveScribe’s smartpen. My beautiful Moleskine note-books, together with my multi-color pen, fitted my needs completely, and will remain on my desk, full with my treasured notes, all indexated and tagged. But, I have to get rid of all the […]

MindMapping and Knowledge Management

MindMapping and Knowledge Management are the main topics of this website. Today I came across some other interesting applications and a great (and beautifully designed!) website. The website is Eric Blue’s Blog, and I noticed that he covers almost the same subjects as I do (MindMappig, Knowledge Management and Getting Things Done), as well as […]

Geek Stuff

This is a kind of “What’s in my Bag?”- post. Tonight I’ve quickmarked some of my gadgets for the Tales of Things-project. My E-Reader (I wrote about that on my RL-Blog in Dutch), my LiveScribe-smartpen, my Samson Go-Mic, my external HDD and my HTC Desire. After labeling them I uploaded the tales to the Tales […]

New MindMap software

Freeplane – “Boost your brain with Freeplane” – is a redesigned version of the well known FreeMind, the free software for building mind maps. It is created by one of FreeMind’s key developers. IMHO there are already too much MindMapping tools on the Web, so I wonder why it was necessary to write a fork […]


Last week I bought my Livescribe Pulse 4G! Now I’ll never miss a Word while taking notes 🙂 I didn’t have much time yet to play around with it, but I made a MindMap of the article “Astronomy and particle physics race to replace Standard Model“, that I uploaded to my “myLifescribe”-account. Unfortunately I accidentallly […]


Zotero “Research, not re-search” is a cloud-based storage solution for PDFs, images, web snapshots, and any other files attached to your Zotero personal and group libraries. Zotero File Storage allows you to access your Zotero-attached files from any computer with a web browser, and you can synchronize these files to any computer with Zotero installed. […]

Collaborate with TiddlyWiki

TiddlyWiki, the revolutionary javascript wiki, has been the subject of a lot of posts on this blog. It is a non-linear, personal notebook. It runs entirely in your browser, best with Firefox, and from a thumb drive, without installation. However, you can also have a TW on the web, at TiddlySpot. Of course I have […]

Bloglines will shut down

That is very bad news, my favourite newsreader Bloglines will shut down on October 1. Dissappointed! On their blog Ask.com explains how they came to this decision. Of course it’s all about “focus”. Their focus is Q&A offering. Then why did they acquire Bloglines in 2005? Why don’t they just sell it? Okay, they are […]

  • The Aesthetics and Beauty of Knowledge

    Shih was the opposite of facts and raw information; shih was the elegance of knowledge, the insight and skill to organize knowledge into meaningful patterns. As an artist chooses colours or light to make her pictures, a master of shih chooses textures of knowledge – various ideas, myths, abstractions, and theories – to create a way of seeing the world. The aesthetics and beauty of knowledge – this was shih.

    – David Zindell, The Broken God, 1993

  • Geek Attitude

    The attitude thing is about flexibility, portability, creativity, sociability and jamming (ran out of suitable “ity” words!). It’s about improvising – in the practical and musical senses of the word; not getting tangled in boundaries and the “right” way to do things.
    Definitely the only way to travel.
    Martin Delaney – “Laptop Music”.