A New Look

I have always been very proud of this blog. When I started it, it was hosted on wordpress.com. It is still there, although it hasn’t been updated for a while. You can also read it there with the beautiful and quite popular Andreas04-template by Tara Aukerman. When I transferred the blog to my own server, […]

Demand Media buys CoveritLive

A long time ago I wrote about LiveBlogging software CoverItLive. After my testdrive I haven’t done anything with it; today they sent me a message that Demand Media acquired CoveritLive in February. It’s all very very good for us and for them. Given that Demand is a publicly traded company, I can’t really talk too […]

Yoono as a Twitter Client

Yoono is free software that allows you to connect and share with all your social networks and instant messaging services in one place. I’ve tried a lot of other applications that brought together my social web activities, like Pidgin (only Instant messaging), Digsby (very nice and more than only IM, but not portable) and Tweetdeck […]

Tales of Everything

Wouldn’t it be great to link any object that direct to a ‘video memory’ or an article of text describing its history or background? Tales of Things allows just that with a quick and easy way to link any media to any object via small printable tags known as QR codes. “Tales of Evertyting” is […]

Social Network Suicide

It has got already so much publicity, but still: it is an interesting idea: the web 2.0 suicide machine. Feel free like a real bird again and untwitter yourself. “Unfriend” has been chosen word of the year in the New Oxford American Dictionary and in The Netherlands the Dutch equivalent “ontvrienden” was the most popular […]

A Day in the Internet

Online Education – the stuff they don’t teach you in college – has a very impressive infograph on daily internet-traffic:

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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 […]

Twitter Mania

It took some time for me to get the hang of Twitter. Of course I signed up rather early, on May 25th 2007. Two days later I found the courage to publish my first tweet with the unforgettable words “first twit….” (sic!). Twitbin, a Firefox addon, helped me to tweet more. But still, I didn’t […]


What if your Real-Life conversations were limited to Twitter-like 140 characters?

  • 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”.