Monthly Archives: September 2012

“The Angels Take Manhattan”

So, the Ponds departed from Doctor Who last night. Unlike some, I thought that the episode was an excellent one. That can be ascertained from the fact that, at one point (when Rory and Amy jump to their deaths off … Continue reading

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Culinary Meme

Courtesy of Nicholas Whyte, here’s a list of kitchen gadgets. Bold the ones you have and use at least once a year, italicize the ones you have and don’t use, strike through the ones you have had but got rid … Continue reading

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RIP – IDimager

One of my hobbies is photography, and my main tool for managing my digital photos is IDimager. I’ve been using it since January 2007. It’s now up to version 5, and I’ve been very happy with it. I occasionally visit … Continue reading

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“It’s An Incredible Deal”

That’s the summary of Paul Thurrott’s article on Microsoft’s Office 2013 pricing. I think his understanding of the definition of the word “incredible” is rather different to mine. While you will be able to purchase licenses for the Office 2013 … Continue reading

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Polling Day

It’s polling day here in the Netherlands. It’s our chance to exercise our democratic right to choose the members of the Tweede Kamer (Second Chamber), and, indirectly, the makeup of the next Dutch Government. With twenty political parties to choose … Continue reading

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Lichtenvoorde’s Bloemencorso

The nearby town of Lichtenvoorde holds a Bloemencorso, or Flower Parade, every year on the second Sunday in September. For 2012, that was yesterday, and as it was a beautiful sunny day, we went along to watch the parade. There’s … Continue reading

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Life Is Fragile

A sober reminder yesterday of how fragile our lives are. I received an email passing on the news that someone I knew, liked, and respected from my days of working in IT in Shell was killed in a light aircraft … Continue reading

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