17 February 2009 19:46 -
Most of the time I am underway I have GPS logging op my location enabled on my
n810. So I thought it would be nice to make a map of where I have been in 2009.
This is work in progress of course , but since 1 January 2009 I have been
To be continued.
29 July 2008 17:50 -
I often get the question how I manage to survive my long commute time
during the week. This question is often raised when in a conversation it
becomes clear that I travel over 4 hours per day by train. In this blog
post I will try to give a small insight in how I manage this.
The first rule that I use is that if I can do something in the train I
should do it in the train and not at home. So in short this includes:
- Reading a book
- Reading and sending email
- Reading the latest RSS feeds
- Updating my todolist
- Chatting on irc (umts/grps is nice to have)
- Writing blog articles
- Talking to other passengers
- Doing some work
The second rule to follow is that if I can not do something in the train
what I can do to make sure I can do the major part of the task in
the train. This includes to make sure you have the right items packed in
having the right files on your computer etc. The question to ask here
is: How can I make sure I can do this in the train?
28 June 2008 21:58 -
I just reached the 1000 kilometer mark with my
It took me 46 hours and 24 minutes, averaging a 21.55 km/h speed.
The last month however my average cycling speed is increasing, so
I should do the next 1000 kilometer in less time.
06 May 2008 08:42 -
On the 27th of April I went from Enschede to Veendam, where my parents
live, by bike. I wanted to do that since I live in
Enschede, but it was never the right moment or time.
But last week it was, so
I started at 9:11 in Enschede and arrived at 17:02 in Veendam.
I started with a 30km in 2 hours schedule in mind. Cycling for 1.5 hour and than
a half hour rest. Not a very fast schedule, but the intention was to get
there, not to set a very fast speed record. I stayed on this 30km in 2 hour
schedule, but I made 3 more stops than planned. All my stops where shorter
than the planned 30 minutes.
Total distance: 127.78km
Average cycling speed: 20.86 km/h
Maximum cycling speed: 42.40 km/h
Total cycling time: 6h 07m
Total time: 7h 51m
28 January 2008 17:31 -
Last Saturday I had the opportunity to fly to Nice in the cockpit of a Boeing 737-700.
Pictures can be found here
25 October 2007 13:35 -
Since monday I am back from my visit to Dublin. Dublin is a nice city and certainly worth
a visit. Unfortunately I did not have time to explore much more of the country beside Dublin and
its near surroundings. So I will probably go back for a longer visit.
Pictures can be found here
still have to write my own gallery stuff. But it might take a while before I
have time for that.
18 September 2007 17:52 -
Last weekend was the EuroBSDCon 2007
Traveling by car from The Netherlands to Copenhagen.
I visited the PF and Virtualized networkstack tutorials on wednesday.
Especially the Virtualized networkstack tutorial was interesting.
On thursday I had no real plans so I explored Copenhagen by bike. I should note that Copenhagen
is a really nice city which is worth paying a visit.
Visited the opening session. After that I went to the talk of Sam Leffler with
Robert Watson as the virtual Sam. This because Sam was not at the conference
due to a flu. After that I visited the talk of Ryan Bickhart about SCTP. This
learned me what SCTP is and what it can do. Interesting talk in which I really
learned something new. Then it was lunch time. Which was followed by a talk of
Robert Watson about the FreeBSD security features. Good talk. Simon Nielsen
talked about the FreeBSD security officer function. His talk was followed by
Claudio Jeker which showed how OpenBSD can be used as a routing platform.
Steven Murdoch closed the day by introducing the fingerprinting of hosts using
clockskew. A very interesting story.
Saturday I started the day with breakfast and when I arrived at the conference
location I was just in time to listen to a BSD succes story told by Yvan
Vanhullebus. Then it was time for the keynote by John Hartmann about pipe
implementation on mainframes. I took a very long break after that went then to
the humerous talk of Pawel Dawidek about ZFS. If you have not taken a look at
ZFS already you should really do so. The last talk of the conference I went to
was about network protocol testing given by George Neville-Neil. The conference
ended with a 3rd party software deathmatch which was won by debian by bribing the
judges with a cake.
Traveling back to The Netherlands by car. Took me 3 hours longer than expected
due to the heavy traffic in Germany.