Java Forever And Ever: A Cute Conversation Between Java and DotNet

IPad Music

Last Christmas…I bought my iPad Retina. It took some time to decide about the platform, because actually I’m more into Android. But, iPad has some good MusicMaking possibilities, so I decided to spend that $300 more to buy my fourth screen 🙂 I’m now the proud owner of an Asus Notebook (6 years old, running […]

Scrivener for Windows

Scrivener is a powerful tool for writers that allows you to write a novel, a research paper, a film-script or any long-form text. Until now Scrivener has only be available for the Mac, but that’s going to change, since Literature and Latte, the makers of Scrivener, are working on a version for windows. Of course […]

The Secret Powers of Time

Professor Philip Zimbardo conveys how our individual perspectives of time affect our work, health and well-being. Time influences who we are as a person, how we view relationships and how we act in the world. Here is a beautiful presentation of Zimbardo’s ideas with some very interesting observations.


Flashcards! A great system for learning, especially “cramming” or “drilling”, to memorize facts by way of spaced repetition. For more information on flashcards visit this great website with learning skill handouts; I mentioned it earlier. Of course, you can use old-fashioned treeware-flashcards, but software is better and usually offers some extra features, like storing your […]

Microsoft’s Vision For 2019

I think 2019 is still in the very far future. So I hope the Multitouch Screen will be implemented in society much earlier. Possible applications are education, work, tourism, but, although the technology is available since 2008 with Microaoft’s Surface Table, a lot of experimentation has to be done before people know how to work […]

Stephen Wolfram: ‘I’m an information pack rat’

Newscientist has an interview with Stephen Wolfram online. Stephen Wolfram reckons he can model the entire universe using tiny computer programs. But despite being the creator of a “search engine” that provides answers, he still has to convince his peers that he’s on the right track, as David Cohen discovers He is the author of […]

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Can’t read this? Don’t worry, neither can I. However, a few minutes ago I sent this tweet into the Twitosphere: “Hello World! What a beautiful day to tweet”. I had this phrase translated in Klingon, the language of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, by this Twitter Translator. Now all we need is a […]

Cover it Live.

Live Blogging with Cover It Live! CoveritLive is the world’s best live event software, with advanced features to engage and excite your Readers! Well…these are their own words, but I think they are right. Today I gave CoveritLive a little testdrive and, there appear to be no limits. On this page you can find all […]

Portable Applications revisited

I’m a great fan of Portable Applications. First, because they’re free; second: because they are portable. Two years ago I had a post on the subject, and I finished with I never leave the house without my 3 USB flash drives. These flash drives were 4, 4 and 2 GB, but I was already running […]

  • 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”.