Rijksgadget No Workee…

The Rijksmuseum offers a computer desktop widget that is supposed to display a new picture from the museum’s art collection every day.It’s a brilliant idea, and it’s been delivering a new piece of art to my desktop since last March. That is, until it stopped working a week ago. Since then, it’s just sat there, complaining that it can’t connect to the museum. I’ve sent a couple of emails to the Rijksmuseum alerting them to the problem, but so far, I’ve had neither an answer or even an acknowledgement. I’m not impressed.
 
Rijksgadget 
 
Update 30 Jan 2008: dunno what has changed, but the gadget started working again this morning… Normal service appears to have been resumed…
 
Update 1 Feb 2008: I see that Peter Gorgels, who works at the Rijksmuseum has commented on this entry to say that, indeed, the servers at the museum were configured wrongly. The probem has been fixed. Thanks for letting me know, Peter.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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3 Responses to Rijksgadget No Workee…

  1. Michael says:

    Have you moved to the new version? The site talks about a newer version, that the old one will stop working, and that the two can’t coexist. I just pulled down the Mac version, which works for me (and maybe I’ll get a bit of culture out of keeping it around – bonus!). Don’t have Vista handy to test that out.

  2. Geoff says:

    Mike – yep, done that. I have version 2. But the Vista version don’t work no more…

  3. Peter says:

    Hi Geoff,Settings were changed on the Rijksmuseum servers, wich caused an unexpected failure of the Rijksgadget. We fixed it. Sorry and we hope you will enjoy our art and the Rijksmuseum in the future.Peter GorgelsRijksmuseum Amsterdam

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