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: When I need to focus, I listen to the same album every time: a recording of Canto Ostinato by Simeon …

: Efficiency is getting stuff done. Effectiveness is getting the right stuff done. Technology aids us …

: 📸 Yard work

: Finished reading: The Song of Significance by Seth Godin 📚

: 📸 Miravet Disconnection, reflection, nature and history…

: Whenever I listen to interviews with Seth Godin, I feel inspired to write more on my blog. While I …

: Who wants to invite me to Airchat?

: The problem with uniforms is that people are not uni-form.

: Currently reading: The Song of Significance by Seth Godin 📚

: Finished reading: Solve For Happy by Mo Gawdat 📚

: 📸 Green infinity

: After a lengthy hiatus, I decided to revisit Twitter. Two observations emerged from this return: …

: After adding my list of blog recommendations to my Micro.blog profile, I now have created a …

: Email is not your manager. YOU decide what you do according to YOUR objectives. E-mail is at best an …

: Murphy’s Law struck again: I was trying to get everything ready for this morning’s …

: I am extremely busy today, so what did I do this morning? Exactly, add recommendations (AKA …

: Do not set SMART goals The SMART acronym: is not based on scientific theory; is not consistent with empirical evidence; …

: Productive sleep Good sleeper are more productive and make more money. Related: Positive sleep

: I truly appreciate the conversation awareness feature of the Apple AirPods. However, it would be …

: Currently reading: Solve For Happy by Mo Gawdat 📚

: Finished reading: Drive by Daniel H. Pink 📚 The self-determination theory holds significant …

: 📸 Misty

: The reason I stayed in bed for an hour longer today: No list, app nor productivity app will work if …

: Prevacation You derive most of your happiness from anticipating and planning the holiday trip. Related: Joy, …

: Positive sleep People who sleep well are more positive. Related: Joy, Morning productivity, Productive sleep

: I still haven’t found any use for the desktop widgets in macOS. The only widget I would …

: Currently reading: Drive by Daniel H. Pink 📚

: Finished reading: Deep Work by Cal Newport 📚 Already a classic work, explaining a concept which is …

: It looks we returned a week too early from the Netherlands. I would love to be able to skate on …

: Having fun preparing a trip for my wife’s 50th birthday. Her wish is to wake up in a place she’s …

: A minimalist traveling in company always ends up lugging around other people’s stuff.

: I finally had a moment to follow Frank’s example and create my own Funkopop. It took a few …

: Currently reading: Deep Work by Cal Newport 📚

: I decided to take it slow for the remainder of the year. I will focus on the absolute necessary …

: Finished reading: The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande 📚 Very well written book, with lots of …

: Nice! Day One has included journaling suggestions.

: 📸 Miró

: What a great advice: Try to be surprised by something every day. It could be something you see, …

: Time buckets Allow small tasks to accumulate until you can efficiently complete them in batches. Related: Work …

: Morning productivity In general, productivity is higher in the morning than in the afternoon. Related: Deep work, Work …

: Creative time Creative tasks are best done while low on energy. Related: Work cycle, Deep work, Scatterfocus, …

: I have data, therefore I Exist Today I joined Exist to help organize and interpret my vast array of personal health data. …

: Currently reading: The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande 📚

: Finished reading: Schaamteloos delegeren by Taco J. Oosterkamp 📚 Kort en praktisch, een aanrader.

: 📸 Ficus Pumila on a Tevaplanter After this summer’s experiments with my Tevaplanter, I decided this …

: Currently reading: Schaamteloos delegeren by Taco Oosterkamp 📚

: Finished reading: The Productivity Project by Chris Bailey 📚 A great introduction into personal …

: Substraction neglect Our go-to approach for problem-solving is to incorporate something new, rather than eliminate …

: Each day I am loving Tana more. This morning I have been looking at the publish function to convert …

: Please bring back Wolfram|Alpha to Soulver. ChatGPT is good with words, but I don’t trust it …

: Social values Spiritual and social values have a bigger impact on our happiness than self-centered values. …

: 📸 Autumn vineyard

: Growth mindset There is no evidence of any effects of growth mindset interventions on academic achievement. …

: Habit A habit is an unconscious behaviour that is automatically triggered by an impulse. Related: …

: 📸 Aïguestortes We have this fantastic national park at just a few hours driving from home, but it …

: Currently reading: The Productivity Project by Chris Bailey 📚 We’ll review this book next month on …

: Currently reading: Understanding Variation by Donald J. Wheeler 📚 I learned about this book on the …

: Finished reading: Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb 📚

: Let’s walk! A goal needs a walk, some writing and considerable reflection to make it real. …

: Self-efficacy Try an easier version of the task first to boost your confidence before moving on to a more …

: Phone addiction We pick up our phones over 350 times per day, almost four times more than in 2019 Related: Task …

: I am so proud to see our podcast at number 30 in Apple’s podcast ranking for Spain:

: I have updated the list of all the tools I use. What are your favourite tools?

: Such a great list! A ribeye fresh off the grillWarm sun on your skinAn old favorite song on the …

: That’s a lot of quantified self data

: Observa cuál es el primer podcast recomendado en Apple Podcasts. 🥹

: I wish I could reclassify apps in the iOS App Library.

: Logistics is not logical 📦

: Currently reading: Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb 📚

: “Redundancy is ambiguous because it seems like a waste if nothing unusual happens. Except that …

: Finished reading: Designing the Mind by Ryan Bush 📚 Interesting and well written book about building …

: Break An unstructured 5-minute break from thinking is all you need to get your concentration back. …

: 📸 Another week, another Tevaplanter update The chia plants on my Tevaplanter are thriving, as shown …

: Why does the EU still require a tax on hardware purchases to compensate media enterprises, despite …

: Yesterday my iPad died with no way to resuscitate it 😱. I have decided to hold off on purchasing a …

: Be aware of scatter in your life. Scatter is multiple monitors.Scatter is being busy without making …

: Meditate Even just one ten-minute guided meditation can improve your ability to pay attention for longer. …

: 📸 Chia growing on my Tevaplanter After five days, the chia buds are clearly visible and the roots …

: 📸 Tevaplanter loaded with chia seeds Two and half years after ordering, my Tevaplanter finally …

: Headphones Active noise cancelling headphones have no effect on your concentration capacity in open office …

: Un acto de generosidad. Así es como describiría la recomendación del chef Xanty Elías. De todo …

: Tana is by far the app that gives me the most pleasure to use. So powerful, so many possibilities …

: Get rich More money will make you happier. Related: Joy, Productive happiness

: Is Substack blocking kill-the-newsletter.com? I rely on Kill the newsletter! to manage all my newsletter subscriptions, as I prefer reading them …

: Walk into working Monday with a plan. (Best created Friday mid-PM) Nicholas Bate …

: What we believe in: Productive" data-author="Jason Fried" …

: Currently reading: Built to Move by Kelly Starrett 📚

: Do less and achieve more. Just as an over-stuffed washing machine doesn’t do its job, an over-full …

: 📸 Sunset in Valdés

: 📸 Quality of life

: The best reading strategy I’ve come across is the idea of a wide funnel and tight filter. Be willing …

: You can still set up your tiny quiet corner on the web, do your own things, and connect slowly with …

: Hiking is dreaming with your feet

: Why is it that when we are hungry, we feel like we have to eat something immediately, but when we’re …

: “All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking” — Friedrich Nietzsche The 1000th quote saved in …

: This weekend I will be staying a few days in Göteborg. Any tips? Anything off the beaten path?

: Four-day workweek Increase employee wellbeing without productivity loss by reducing the workweek to four days. …

: I just found out about Old Reddit. This makes the site so much more usable.

: Currently reading: Designing the Mind by Ryan Bush 📚

: Finished reading: Attention Span by Gloria Mark 📚

: Blogging is whatever you want it to be. There are no rules. A few years ago I gave a short talk …

: 📸 Feria del libro de Madrid Cómo he disfrutado esta tarde volviendo a ver mis amigos de KENSO y, más …

: 🛫 LCG – BCN 🛬

: 🛫 BCN – LCG 🛬

: Currently reading: Attention Span by Gloria Mark 📚

: For those who gift with joy, that joy is their reward — Khalil Gibran in On Giving

: This footnote brings up so many questions about the discussions there must have been between the …

: 📸 Back to my mid-morning coffee and reading routine

: ¿Estás usando la inteligencia artificial en tu trabajo? ¿Me puedes dar algún ejemplo concreto?

: Each day I here more and more about Bluesky and little by little I’m getting curious. Does anybody …

: Switch costs Workers lose 9% of their time at work by toggling roughly 1200 times per day between applications …

: Playing videos, music or voice messages using your phone’s speaker in a public space such as in …

: BCN 🛫🛬 AMS

: This is one of the finest capture apps I have ever used. Especially the voice recordings in …

: I wanted to try out GPT4, but OpenAI rejected my credit cards. So now I have more money and more …

: Bye bye Wavelength 👋 As with many new tools I try out, I found that Wavelength didn’t improve my life in a meaningful …

: I updated some minor details in the list of the tools I use for my daily work.

: Why does macOS only warn me about my Magic Mouse’s battery level when it gets to 1%. You know …

: Remember before looking at your device: «A wealth of information creates poverty of attention and a …

: Last week I imported my whole tweet archive into Micro.blog to save my insignificant ramblings for …

: 📸 Golden door I was afraid that the gold paint would look too “over the top”, but it turned out very …

: Finished rereading: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman 📚

: Oura ring brings back Clippy for April fool’s day

: Next week I will be a few days in London. Any tips?

: I simplified the site navigation by deleting the “On this day” page. The idea is nice, but I guess …

: I should use the dictation function more. Each day I write a lot of texts, most of them small. Those …

: I never ever use the skin tones on emoji. To me, yellow is the all-inclusive color and using a skin …

: Something to reflect on: Our brain craves focus. When it is focused, it is happy, still, powerful. …

: 📸 Blossom in Aitona

: This post is hilarious: Actually, You Should Wake Up at 4:12 a.m.—Don’t Ask Me Why, It Just Sounds …

: At the end of each workshop I organize, I always ask for the main takeaway from the session. And …

: I have renewed my Microsoft 365 subscription for one more your. This is by far the most expensive …

: I just noticed that I hadn’t update my Now page since November, so I quickly updated it.

: 🐦 Twitter lost access to its own API?

: 📸 A new season is about to begin

: Really enjoying the Dance-Punk Essentials playlist on Apple Music 🎶🕴️

: Things?

: What do I do in those little in-between moments now that micro.blog is down?

: Currently reading: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman 📚

: If we did go back to sleeping as much as we need to, as much as we did a century ago, then that …

: Finished reading: Finish by Jon Acuff 📚

: Dicen que «crecer es aprender a despedirse», pero me sigue costando mucho.

: U2’s upcoming album Songs of Surrender looks very promising. I love the minimalist versions in …

: What we believe in, and in fact one of the two key messages from our book #EffectividadKENSO. …

: Love this quote ❤️ «Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard …

: If Twitter closes its free API, crossposting from Micro.blog will be impossible. I wonder what to …

: La «k» de KENSO: Kaizen ¿Es posible seguir tu curiosidad sin plan y aún así tener éxito? @jaime_rdes …

: Currently reading: Finish by Jon Acuff 📚

: Finished reading: The Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker 📚 Amazing how it still hold up after …

: 📸 Our book in good company

: Poco a poco vamos subiendo en las listas de Amazon… #EfectividadKENSO

: 📖 It’s book launch day!

: He venido a hablar de mi libro: Efectividad KENSO @rahego comparte cómo ha sido su experiencia de …

: This is great: Productivity blocker (via Dense Discovery) Agree with the testimonial though: “wish …

: Productive happiness Do things that makes you happy everyday, since happy workers are 12% more productive. Related: Joy, …

: Responsiveness 82% of knowledge workers check their email within the first 30 minutes of their day. Related: Frog …

: Ya he encontrado el soporte perfecto para mi micrófono: Efectividad KENSO. Espero que @jlgomezp …

: 📸 Ilusionado y feliz 📖 ¡Finalmente lo tengo en mis manos! Nuestro libro #EfectividadKENSO Siento el …

: After all these years, the YouTube algorithm still hasn’t figured me out. All recommendations …

: I wish  offered a hybrid book format that allows frictionless switching between reading and …

: Como los de @Zetatesters no tienen planes para hacer su libro, lo hemos hecho nosotros: …

: Standard work time Working outside standard work time undermines people’s intrinsic motivation for the job, since they …

: Currently reading: The Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker 📚

: 2022 was a great year!

: 2022 was a good year

: Finished reading: Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday 📚

: “Because of the need for being more professional, more polished, more branding for your company, for …

: Is there any way to change the sort order of the reading list in Safari? I prefer to see the oldest …

: Move fast Try to complete new tasks on the day you receive them. Related: Effectiveness, Impulse

: Is there any browser plug-in for Safari to remove those irritating Google login popups?

: Singletasking The human mind and brain lack the architecture to perform two or more tasks simultaneously. Related: …

: The benefit of using my own blog on my own domain for microblogging with ActivityPub is that Twitter …

: Work about work Most professionals spend about 60% or their time on work about work. Related: Invest, Less meetings, …

: Less meetings Professionals lose an average of three hours per week on unnecessary meetings. Related: …

: Escuchando al último episodio de @feliztividad, no podría estar más de acuerdo con @fjrascon y …

: 🎉 Muy contento que Apple ha incluido el podcast de KENSO en sus lista de «Programas que nos …

: ¿Qué es este podcast recomendado por Amazon Music Podcasts? Sí, ¡es el podcast de KENSO! 🎉

: 📸 Delta de l’Ebre

: Ya tenemos libro para la próxima reseña en el podcast: Ego is the Enemy de Ryan Holiday 📚

: I really like the idea of receiving a yearly activity summary such as Spotify Wrapped or Apple Music …

: Mastodon could use a well-designed client. This is great news. Hello people of the Fediverse! Some …

: Finished reading: Good Anxiety by Wendy Suzuki 📚

: The story you tell yourself creates your reality. Part of the activation energy required to start …

: Today I received my invite to access Tana and immediately imported my Roam Research database. So …

: Love it how an insurance company sent me my username and password in two separate mailings several …

: With Mastodon I get the same feeling as email in the early days. Remember the hassle to change from …

: And yes: that’s certainly how a lot of capitalist cultures think about time — as something that can …

: Para un proyecto estoy buscando un proveedor acreditado para el #KitDigital con experiencia …

: What’s the benefit of 4K video when YouTube by default fills only a third of the screen (at most!) …

: Now that everybody is migrating to Mastodon, I suddenly remembered that a few years ago I created an …

: Once in a while I go through the ever growing list of Roam Research extensions and find something …

: Boundaries The expectation that you will always check your email outside of working hours is linked with …

: Migrating my passwords from 1Password to iCloud Keychain Why am I still using 1Password? A few days ago I asked myself this question, and the only answer I …

: It is simple: Early is on time. On time is late. Late is unacceptable. Kurt Harden …

: I dedicated some more time to reflect on yesterday’s thoughts and decided to map out my whole …

: 25 years of blogging Today I should throw a party to celebrate this blog’s 25th anniversary. But lately I am not …

: It has only been a little over two weeks that I upgraded to macOS Ventura, and already got my ass …

: Nicholas is as inspiring as usual: Read. But the original. The long version. The fresh thinkers. …

: Focus modes in iOS make me happy Not so much for focusing, but simply because it solves a practical problem for me. You see, just …

: Currently reading: Good Anxiety by Wendy Suzuki 📚

: Finished reading: Brave New Work by Aaron Dignan 📚

: I updated my Now page and my list of the tools I use.

: Just five minutes after reading Create link rel-me tags on micro.blog by @muhh, I already have the …

: 📸 Wet leaves 🍃 Is autumn finally coming? Lleida, 12:20 CET A Day in the Life of Micro.blog

: 📸 All prepared for the trading course

: While waiting to get access to Tana, I have watched some videos from current users. No doubt it is a …

: Today I was so focused that I forgot to post an image. But I don’t feel guilty, since there is no …

: Now that most “social media” services by default show an AI-generated feed that has nothing to do …

: 📸 Chores and a blue sky

: 📸 Patio

: 📸 Brand new cycling shoes Lleida, 18:59 CET A Day in the Life of Micro.blog

: I agree with @jack: First, I don't need a Zettelkasten. If you're being honest, you probably don't …

: Currently reading: Brave New Work by Aaron Dignan 📚

: 📸 Cardona

: Finished reading: The Subtle Art of Not Giving A - by Mark Manson 📚 This book did nothing for me. No …

: Private offices Employees with private offices have 70% more face to face interaction compared to workers in an …

: Ha sido un gran placer poder conversar con @DVC_tw. Próximamente en tu reproductor de podcast…

: ¿Por qué hablamos de un «destornillador» en lugar de un «tornillador»?

: I am tired and feel like I am running around doing things the whole day. But when I look objectively …

: 📸 L’Almadrava

: This quote merits to be converted into a nice poster in most offices: If you do anything at the last …

: Hard work Long working hours negatively effect cognitive performance Related: Free time, Monthly map, Time to …

: Currently reading: The Subtle Art of Not Giving A – by Mark Manson 📚

: Every time I visit Twitter, which is not very often, I wish there was a way to remove the individual …

: Finished reading: The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris 📚 Recommended for anybody who sometimes gets …

: Open-plan workspace An open office is a short-term financial solution with huge intangible long-term costs. Related: …

: Mixing music Combine and massage instrument and vocal recordings to get a cohesive and clear sounding song

: My first music mix Three weeks ago I decided to get into music mixing and today I ‘finished’ my first mix. I put the …

: Most people (myself included) should reduce the amount of information input and increment the amount …

: Learn to say these words more often: No. Nope. No thanks. Not at this time. Nuh-uh. Nah. Sorry, but …

: Every person is unique. Instead of trying to follow the daily schedule of your hero’s, you should …

: 📸 Sant Benet de Bages

: I’m picking up music editing and mixing. Here’s why For the past four years I have edited a weekly podcast. At first using free online tools, the in …

: Does what you do during a day line up with what you said you are going to do? When we give away our …

: Eufriction Going slower can mean more thoughtful and better. Related: Effectiveness, Invest, Clutter, Reading …

: Why doesn’t have Amazon a language filter? Each time I search for a book by a best-selling …

: Brainstorm To maximize the quality and quantity of ideas, encourage group members to first jot down their …

: Should it be a meeting?

: Esto explica muchas cosas: «Lentos, apáticos y con pequeñas pérdidas de memoria, así afecta el calor …

: Apple is very fast! This morning I received an apology for a message they sent me by accident. That …

: Back on my ‘extended commute’ I work from home, so my regular commute from the dining room, where I eat my breakfast, to the …

: Attention residue A little bit of time pressure when working on your tasks will help reduce attention residue. …

: A rough day 🚗

: The moments in which my life is the most interesting are also the moments in which I absolutely …

: 📸 In the black forest, part 2

: 📸 In the black forest, part 1

: Get a life

: 📸 Now this is how you take a coffee break

: My rule: if you publish a text about “The science behind XXX” or “XXX according to science” you …

: Clutter Messy work environments have no effect on either creativity or executive functions. Related: …

: This morning I gave my personal site some 💝. First I updated the My Tools page with my new iPhone …

: About time: I updated my Now page.

: Finished reading: Training From the Back of the Room! by Sharon L. Bowman 📚 I took a lot of great …

: Sí que tens temps, encara que és un recurs que està mal distribuït (igual que els diners). …

: 📸 Nos encanta que los planes salgan bien

: When was the last time you took an hour just to be with your thoughts?

: Motive When capturing information, give context by specifying why this note is important. Related: Invest, …

: Currently reading: The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris 📚

: Finished reading: Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport 📚 In current times, this is a very necessary …

: After listening to the Micro Monday interview with @sod, I added the Conversation on Micro.blog …

: I made it! Mythic level in MTGA.

: This resonated with me: The difference between things and events is that things persist in time; …

: I wish MTGA had an option to quickly copy my opponent’s deck after a game.

: Currently reading: Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport 📚

: Finished reading: Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker PhD 📚 This …

: I love this idea to schedule your “Uh Oh” moments: Have you ever had a moment where you look at the …

: The workdays of so many professionals are dictated by urgencies and emergencies. But there is …

: How is it possible that I have to pay 90€ for a digital license key for Microsoft 365 Family, while …

: I am thinking about buying a Kindle to use instead of the iPad for reading at night to avoid light …

: Waiting on a sunny day…

: Background noise A moderate level of background noise enhances creativity. Related: Environment, Noise pollution

: Noise pollution An increase of 10 dB of noise in the workplace reduces detailed work productivity by 5%. Noise …

: Deep work Block two hours a day for important but non-urgent work to increase happiness and productivity. …

: Why mine is so small Whenever I show the new iPhone 13 Mini I bought a few weeks ago to friends or family, often I get …

: I’m not so sure about this.

: This hit me at just the right moment as this morning I was thinking I should keep more in touch with …

: Think Writing is the best medium for deep thinking. Related: Word choice, Originality, Walk, Reading is …

: Mindset Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. Related: Productive …

: Most marketing techniques only work when selling marketing techniques.

: 📸 Day 16: Time Seconds and minutes don’t matter. #mbmay

: Give yourself permission to be human. It can be easy to consider a temporary habit a "failure" …

: I had an absolutely fabulous boring morning. I had nothing to do, so I simply walked though the city …

: I should frame this quote and put it in a very visible place in my office: If you think technology …

: Daylight Work in a daylit workspace. Related: Environment

: Workplace art Add some art to your workplace for reduced stress and increased creativity and productivity. …

: 🙋‍♂️ Hablando del #libroic, tengo una pregunta: Si el método es el factor clave para un proceso de …

: Siempre me gusta participar en eventos donde haya una gran capacidad humana en la sala. Es lo que …

: 📸 Day 10: Pot Usually I focus on the plants, but today I made an exception. #mbmay

: Less mobile Reduce mobile phone use by one hour a day to improve life satisfaction, well-being and health. …

: Currently reading: Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker PhD 📚

: Finished reading: How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler 📚 This was a hard one to read. I will …

: Me ha encantado el último episodio del podcast Productividad y Salud de @fjrascon y @jlgomezp sobre …

: 📸 Day 5: Earth View from planet earth. #mbmay

: So true: Productivity was once about time management. Increasingly it is about distraction …

: 📸 Day 4: Thorny After not having touched a face mask for several weeks, it stings to wear one again, …

: 📸 Day 3: Experiment Today I tried something new: without looking I took a photo out of the train …

: Creativity without video A videoconference provokes a narrow focus on the screen, which hampers divergent thinking. Related: …

: Pile email Sorting email into folders is a huge waste of time; use a single archive folder and search instead. …

: 📸 Day 2: Photo Last year I used my fancy pants camera to participate in the Micro.blog Photoblogging …

: 📸 Day 1: Switch Today we finished the first part of the home entrance restyling. Previously we had …

: I never understood the appeal of the digital nomad lifestyle. Sure, it’s cool for about a week, but …

: My iPhone is not mobile anymore; it only works when I have it connected to a power supply. To make …

: Avui, per celebrar Sant Jordi, no m’he comprat cap llibre, sinó he decidit dedicar la tarda a …

: After several days with battery problems on my Phone 7, yesterday I did a full reinstall from …

: Ayer, después de terminar el taller de efectividad de @beKENSO que llevamos impartiendo desde hace …

: ¿Qué haces cuando debes escribir un texto largo, pero no tienes ganas de hacerlo? Efectivamente, …

: Wow! This is going to cost me a lot of time to study: Index of productivity patterns

: 📷 Staircase

: Willpower Decision fatigue only affects people who believe that willpower runs out quickly. Related: …

: Top of mind Keep essential information in your mind for fast access. You should not have to look it up. Related: …

: With al this attention for creating an external brain (David Allen) and building a second brain …

: Tengo una cosa claro: cuando no terminas tus tareas dentro del plazo, el tiempo no tiene la culpa.

: Finished reading: Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman 📚 Though i finished reading this book, I …

: I don’t like having too many meetings, because I am the kind of person who leaves a one hour meeting …

: Nir argues that Time blocking can be useful for everybody, as long as you use it for Reflective Work …

: I totally missed #MyTwitterAnniversary 🎉 last week.

: No virtual camera Zoom prioritises refresh rate over resolution for camera streams, so presentations shared over a …

: When the latest version of Overcast came out, I decided to try to change my podcast listening …

: The days that I feel most tired usually end up being also the days in which I work more hours. …

: Personalise Your own implementation is the correct way of doing GTD Related: Getting things done, Effectiveness, …

: Tiredness + an addictive game (such as MTGA) = destroyed productivity

: Productive stress Stress-free people have lower levels of cognitive functioning. Related: Task switching, Cold …

: So this device measures breathing patterns and uses that to calculate focus levels. The app contains …

: Learn from the classics Our (productivity) issues are not new. Read the great masters and find answers to current issues. …

: I still haven’t found the perfect work-from-home coffee break activity. I’m looking for …

: 📈 Algo estamos haciendo bien en el podcast de @beKENSO: ¡Nº 35 en el top de España!

: There are so many good ideas in this post, but this is my favourite: 34 Go for a walk without …

: Currently reading: Sona la cançó by Lluís Gavaldà 📚 Si també estàs llegint aquest llibre fantàstic …

: My plan was to take a short break, cross the street to buy some pineapple in the vegetable store and …

: After 45 years, these tips are still valid:

: Follow Seth’s advice and avoid dong things at the last moment whenever possible. You …

: I love how @patrickrhone explains a simple habit with a lot of depth behind it: Basically, on the …

: Mi granito de arena para reivindicar el #8M2022: kenso.es/episodio/…

: Once again the UPS delivery person was somehow not able to deliver a package, even though I did …

: Currently reading: Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman 📚

: Finished reading: Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely 📚 …

: Time to flow Try to get four hours of concentrated work into a workday, and never more than six. Related: …

: Busco por la canción Carnaval, carnaval de Georgie Dann en Music y la aplicación de música falla. …

: Who else has created a list to know which streaming service to use for each of the tv series you are …

: Nothing to comment: Perhaps like you, I naively started out thinking that Google Slides was just a …

: This afternoon, for the first time this year, I left home without needing a coat. Too bad, however, …

: This: Seriously, I want to bookmark this, print it, share it far and wide, especially with people …

: Word choice The right words can change reality. Related: Self-talk, Motivation, Think

: Now that most texts are read on a screen, why would anybody still use a page-based text editor?

: I enjoyed this view behind the curtains of making the new ‘Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty’ card set for …

: We’re almost two years in, and I still find a lot of people who do not have a headset for …

: 📸 A walk in the park

: A Zoom (or Teams) call is not a meeting. There are no humans on this call. Yes, there are 14 …

: 📸 Spring is coming

: There are some very interesting ideas in this proposal, but will Apple go that far? With "Ask app …

: If you’re that lucky, you have to share it: Wordle 229 2/6 ⬛⬛⬛⬛🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

: Don’t forget to schedule your breaks! A reminder to you all to make time for yourself and …

: Productive procrastination tip by @PatrickRhone: Task yourself with a huge must-do project that has …

: Invest Spend a little bit of attention, but no more than absolutely necessary, on the meta-work of …

: 📸 Street art

: Today a family member asked me whether I use the Telegram messaging service. My answer: “Technically …

: Empezando a leer el siguiente libro para reseñar exclusivamente para los miembros de KENSO Circulo: …

: This looks very promising: As a result of the non-standardization of blocks, our end-users suffer. …

: Teaching online with the cameras turned off This tweet caught my eye this morning: ⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️ ⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️ ⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️ ⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️ Not wordle, just …

: Recién llegado y con muchas ganas de leerlo: Superhábitos de @BertoP 📚

: Finished reading: El regalo by Eloy Moreno 📚 Los miembros de KENSO Círculo tendrán la reseña la …

: Hoy es el Día Internacional de la Educación (¡todo el día!). En KENSO lo celebramos con tres …

: I’ve got sooo many questions after watching What does single women do after work? (hat tip: …

: My biggest frustration playing Magic: The Gathering is randomness: those occasions I can’t play …

: Un buen resumen del episodio de esta semana: Don't stop learning new things. Learning shouldn't be …

: ¡Increíble! 🤯 El podcast de KENSO está en la posición 23 de los podcast más populares en España …

: How many hours of work have been lost since Microsoft decided to deactivate the auto save feature in …

: This is a great feature: The “Title bar window shake” is a lifesaver for those times when you have a …

: Why do people believe the weather can affect cloud computing? op @diggingthedigital.com Woorden …

: 93% van de ZZP-ers zijn hardwerkende mensen die klaar zijn met het klassieke baas-werknemers …

: Try this genius hack to clear your inbox and start fresh… without deleting everything! As someone …

: Fun thread of company logos showing the fonts each uses From: How Do You Like Them Wordles? by …

: Aparentemente, muchas personas consultan las recomendaciones en la App de  Podcasts. El podcast de …

: Una coincidencia fantástica: Seth Godin publica un post sobre el mismo tema y en el mismo día que …

: Systems maintenance When defining a habit, routine, or project, it is important to assess the potential future …

: I just call this providing value. It is also the basis of any link blog… The Case for Permissionless …

: Tomorrow is the first ‘real’ day of the new year. Are you ready?

: Listen to @PatrickRhone. Say what you mean. Mean what you say. Patrick Rhone …

: AMS 🛫 BCN 🛬

: First day of the new year, and I have mistakenly wished several people a great 2021 😱

: 📸 The last walk of 2021 (Groenekan)

: BCN 🛫 AMS 🛬

: Something that preoccupies me more and more lately: Digital communication has profound benefits in …

: En enero leemos El regalo de Eloy Moreno para KENSO Círculo. ¿Lo leerás con nosotros? 📚

: 💉💉💉

: «La suerte no ha parado aquí» 😔

: Superhábitos, el nuevo libro de @BertoP. ¿Será Berto capaz de destronar Hábitos Atómicos de James …

: What is your goal for 2022?

: Finished reading: The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary …

: Interruptions Interruptions aren’t intrinsically distinct from other events, they’re just events most …

: I love this: Emoji to Scale, a collection of emoji presented from smallest (mosquito) to largest …

: 🙏 Estoy muy contento con las más de 250 inscripciones para el webinar de productividad mañana. ¿Te …

: Who doesn’t want to be a “time millionaire”? time millionaires measure their worth not in terms of …

: A helpful reminder: Reminding yourself you can do anything. But you really can’t do everything. …

: Idea revolucionaria: ¿por qué esperar con tus buenos propósitos hasta el Año Nuevo? ¡Empieza hoy!

: So frustrating that Microsoft Office on macOS obliges you to store your files on OneDrive in order …

: 📸 Team meeting room: inspiration from the past to build the future

: Tomorrow will be a big day… 🥳

: Whenever I get kicked out of a match beacause Magic: The Gathering Arena crashes on my device, the …

: Unsubscribe! Cyber Monday is a nice event to remind you that you are not using the “unsubscribe” …

: To me, the ‘week’ is the most human unit of time. Days, months, and years all make sense as units of …

: I purchased the new Oura ring A little over three years ago I gifted myself the Oura ring. It served me very well, until the …

: 📷 Shooting pictures for the upcoming redesign of my Canasto web site.

: En unas semanas podrás escuchar el otro episodio que hemos grabado hoy en que @BCrespoRuiz explica a …

: Hoy hemos aprendido a descansar con @jana_fernandez_. 😴 Voy a desconectar un rato para estar al 100% …

: Tip: Create a mail rule to send all email messages mentioning ‘Black Friday’ to the recycle bin.

: 📸 Misty mornings

: I’m shocked to see that even some scientific institutions have start using the Net Promoter …

: A great tip from the Hulry newsletter: With more and more news sites moving their content behind …

: Little by little, Roam Research is becoming the one tool to do it all. Last week I realised that I …

: Kill the newsletter! is fantastic service to convert email newsletters into feeds, so I can do all …

: Right now is the perfect time to test out a no meetings policy. Here’s how to do it

: Did you set your breakthrough goal today?

: I hate it when keyboard shortcuts change, since muscle memory is very hard to create or change. …

: I love this concept: Calm Technology

: What a great list of mini standards by Nicholas Bate.

: This should be easier, Apple! Yesterday my father (84 years old) was writing a text message to his friends. While he composed his …

: Gratitude Don’t take past events for granted. Imagine the consequences of positive life events not …

: Simplicity Start with as little as possible and add complexity as you go. Related: Effectiveness, Impulse, …

: Wandering mind People with a wandering mind are motivated by actions that captivate, create, compete or complete. …

: Definition of done by @patrickrhone Dinner is not done once everyone has eaten. Dinner is done once …

: Another example of a word that has lost its original meaning. We’ve probably lost the battle to save …

: Hoy hace 5 años tuvo una videollamada para ver cómo reinventar la transformación en la efectividad …

: Intention Before you start (a task, a work session, a project…), set a time budget. Related: Work cycle, …

: 📷 There is a lot of history here

: PRG 🛫 MUC 🛬 BCN

: 🛫 BCN 🛬 PRG

: Every day I check whether macOS Monterey has been released yet. I can’t wait to have focus …

: Nitpicking: Why do I have to scroll to read this text? Couldn’t they just make the text area a …

: Though the summary did not motivate me to buy this book, I love the quote: One of the most …

: 10 years freelancing Yesterday I realised that in September I passed my tenth anniversary as a freelancer. This prompted …

: Motivation Convince yourself that the effort part is the good part, and you’ll start generating Dopamine …

: Some more thoughts by Cal Newport based on the same research that led me to write this note in my …

: This is by far my favorite feature in iOS 15: Scheduled Notification Summary. Instead of having a …

: Focus training Mindfulness meditation reduces the size of your amygdala, making you less prone to distractions and …

: 📷 It’s the season

: Ventilate Clean air boosts your mental power. Related: Environment, Walk

: This morning while watching a few Twitch streams, I briefly had the idea of starting my own channel. …

: Free time The optimal amount of free time seems to be between 2 and 4 hours per day. Related: Effectiveness, …

: The Netherlands offer so much more than Amsterdam and tulips. Most tourists do not take the …

: Walk Take regular ‘thinking walks’ to change your brain to enhance thinking, creativity and memory. …

: I really wish I could open search results in the sidebar or the main screen instead of the fleeting …

: Reading is digesting ´Reading for knowledge´ instead of ´reading for information´ requires focus. Related: Environment, …

: I just found myself going through my Twitter feed for some minutes, a clear sign that I should stop …

: 📷 Shelter

: Recuerda: cuando un político está escribiendo en los RRSS o hablando delante una cámara o micrófono, …

: Prudence Take your time before starting an irreversible action Related: Impulse, Monthly map, Implementation …

: Supertaskers A small part of the population (2.5%) is able to multitask without performance reduction. Related: …

: Carbohydrates High carb meals slow reactions, but high protein meals can make you more distracted.

: Multitasking Attempting to do two or more attention-demanding tasks simultaneously reduces productivity. Related: …

: Task switching Avoid excessive task switching to increase efficiency. Related: Effectiveness, Work cycle, Screen …

: Cold showers Cold showers probably have a negative impact on cognitive performance. Related: Effectiveness, …

: Joy Dedicate time to think about, dream about and anticipate future activities. Related: Monthly map, …

: Work cycle During the mornings, work in 90-minute cycles separated by 20-minute breaks. Related: Implementation …

: Impulse Take reversible decisions as soon as possible. Related: Implementation intentions, Scatterfocus, …

: Implementation intentions Link desired behaviour to a clear cue. Related: Create fluency, Effectiveness, Implulse, Work cycle, …

: Scatterfocus Give your mind time to wander. Related: Effectiveness, Getting Things Done, Impulse, Monthly map, …

: Getting things done Any personal effectiveness system that gets tasks out of the mind is Getting Things Done. Related: …

: Create fluency Making it fluent for others to process information, for example by using good audio quality, …

: Tools for thought A Zettelkasten is an intelligent conversation with my thoughts from the past. Related: Teach to …

: Indifference Large organisations kill workers’ passion. Related: Effectiveness, Joy, Inspiration, Open-plan …

: In case you wonder what’s with all the posts today: I am republishing some of my notes on …

: Screen size Get a computer screen big enough to be able to simultaneously see the working document and the …

: Candor Value the feedback you receive and be deliberate about the feedback you give. Related: Originality, …

: Permanent notes Link notes to create a conversation Related: Tools for thought, Fleeting notes

: Teach to learn When helping someone to get unstuck, check whether he or she has enough information and then …

: Literature notes Rewording a text connects my own understanding with the author’s intention. Related: …

: Heck, even I would love to go back to school if this were the curriculum: The basic foundation is …

: Fleeting notes Capture your mind wandering while reading; get into a conversation with the author. Related: Tools …

: Originality Use your own words to express your own thoughts. Related: Effectiveness, Inspiration, Tools for …

: Inspiration Choose a work environment where you can observe other people concentrating on their work. You will …

: Frog eating Skip the easy wins and tackle the hard task first. Related: Effectiveness, Implementation …

: Environment Physical cues affect our state of mind and can be used to switch between different productive modes. …

: Standing desk A standing desk does not appear to impact productivity. Related: Screen size

: Self-talk When you get stuck, talk to the duck. Related: Teach to learn, Tools for thouight, Environment, …

: Why are so many weekly newsletters published on Mondays? For me, Monday is the worst day to read …

: Effectiveness Do the right thing, in the right way, and at the right moment. Related: Indifference, Getting things …

: Aparentemente, Santander mantiene una lista de Trolls similares a @Yoriento. (Cosas que encuentro en …

: Monthly map Explore a map for each month’s cycle that not only includes things to do, but also things to …

: I have to say, the Twitter data archive is very well made. It comes with a html page to visually …

: I requested an archive of my data from Twitter. Right now I am downloading all 691 MB of it. I am …

: Call me crazy, but today I bought my first NFT: It’s probably wasted (crypto)money, but I …

: How come this channel does not have more subscribers? Almost 20 years ago, Pixar released the first …

: It has been months since I last heard about Clubhouse. Has the hype passed? Does it still exist?

: This quote perfectly descibes my current professional situation: You teach best what you most need …

: I often wish other people kept a list of all the tools they’re currently using for daily work, so …

: To bring some more variation in our evening leisure activities, I bought the Wingspan board game. We …

: After a few years without using it, today I opened the Keybase app again. Digging around in the …

: Many things may be important but only one thing can be the most important. Ross Garber

: I’m getting annoyed by all the silos for tv and movie content. I’d rather have something similar as …

: Meetings are the worst form of productivity. The “doing” gets done outside of meetings. Doing …

: Focus and scattterfocus is all that matters. Time and attention aren’t the same thing. They're …

: This is hilarious. Salvador Dali participating in a tv game show. Yes!

: This is factastic! Somebody made an app to scan the QR code from the EU Covid passport and save it …

: Is there a perfect productivity system? No

: When making yearly or quarterly plans, I always fail to account for my diminished productivity in …

: Since the beginning of the year I have listened almost every week to Andrew Huberman’s podcast (even …

: I prefer ‘surgical reading’ over ‘speed reading’.

: Currently reading: The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary …

: 📷 The end of an era is also a new beginning

: Forget about time management. Productivity is not at all about having planners. @myycah …

: Finished reading: Creativity Inc by Ed Catmull 📚

: Wondering: Does the fact that I did not publish during my vacation mean that I consider blogging as …

: 📷 After the storm

: 📷 Luxury is… finding an empty beach in July 🏖

: How we make decisions: We like to think we make complicated decisions based on rational analysis, …

: Much time management and getting things done is not about time: it's about scale. Nicholas Bate …

: Home, sweet home 📷

: This caught my attention: Taken as a whole, these results suggest that, sometimes, attention can …

: Something I observed on my vacation: The Netherlands are quickly becoming a cashless society. Many …

: Such a great article by Joe Zadeh: The Tyranny Of Time This made me wonder: under which …

: Investing advice: A recommended daily habit: Replace one hour of screen time with one hour of …

: 📷 Donostia Now that was a wonderful weekend full of music, art, spectacular landscapes, friendship …

: Slow down! An easy trick to slow down is to ask: “Why the rush?” and to take a step back. Is speed …

: Thanks @ttscoff for showing me Dato. Dato is a simple menu bar calendar utility to show me a …

: What do you do when all of your inboxes are empty or ignored? That’s your purpose in life. Daniel …

: This is how I know what color car is parked in front of the house

: Effectiveness: The flip-side of the "To-Do" list should always be the "Not To-Do" list.  …

: Damn you, CGP Grey. Now I’m hooked on Magic the Gatheting.

: Currently reading: Creativity Inc by Ed Catmull 📚

: Am I the only one using the iron mostly in lateral movements and hardly ever with the point part …

: This is mesmerizing: The Shortcut Vía Jason Kottke

: It’s done: I ordered a brand new, maxed out purple M1 iMac. By far the biggest tech purchase in my …

: Updating older Apple devices All my Apple devices are relatively old. My philosophy is to use them as long as I reasonably can. …

: If you spend more time chatting with people you don’t know than talking with the persons around you, …

: Finished reading: Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style by Carson …

: I was hoping Apple would announce a bigger iMac at the WWDC. They did not. Now I have to decide …

: There is nothing more productive than finishing a 90 minute personal effectiveness workshop in 60 …

: I feel like I should write more on my blog. But whenever I sit down to write, I don’t know what to …

: I don’t know when they added the ‘smart suggestions’ feature to Setapp, but it should be …

: Yesterday I finally did something I should done several years ago: spring cleaning my personal …

: The benefits of choosing a platform over disconnected devices I love all these features and use them …

: My current home screen This is the current widget-only Home Screen of my iPhone 7: Widget stack: Weather Calendar Siri …

: I just created an account at an online store and immediately received a confirmation email including …

: Today I received my RØDE VXLR+, a small device to connect my lavelier mic to my audio interface. The …

: Trying to get my head around notetaking philosophies and Zettelkasten Now

: WWDC is getting closer. Since I’m not a developer, the only question interesting me right now …

: I really wish that Roam Research will one day support ‘regular’ markdown syntax. It is very hard to …

: How is it possible that in the EU we still have to pay an extra for copyright compensation whenever …

: This week I reviewed my new Audient iD14 audio interface and man, I surely do love this device. Such …

: ¿Por qué los sindicalistas siempre gritan en sus discursos?

: Honest feedback from a good friend might still hurts, but is more likely to result in an actual …

: I really dislike the current trend of cohort-based courses Whenever I want to learn something, I am highly motivated and want to start right away. If you make …

: I’m loving this quote: Develop what’s inside first, because what’s inside is reflected outside. …

: 📸 First lunch outside at the patio for this year

: When I enrolled in @beauhaan’s Roam Book Club, I expected to learn about Roam Research while …

: What we believe in. Efficiency is getting stuff done. Effectiveness is getting the right stuff done. …

: Currently reading: Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style by Carson …

: Note for remote workers: working from home is not the same as living at work. Fix your boundaries!

: An interesting metric to evaluate email campaigns: Risk We measure email risk, in its most …

: This week I’m ditching ActiveCampaign and moving my newsletter to Squarespace. I want to simplify my …

: Finished reading: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown 📚

: Some interesting insights into the consequences of the jump to “remote work” in many organizations: …

: This is how you buy things. Did I comparison shop? Nope. Ask around? Nada. There's no buyer's …

: I always find it extremely difficult to rate books, movies and tv series. First, whenever something …

: The best way to deal with information overload is to embrace it. Think of Information as Food. …

: My main problem with web apps is that they live in the browser. My monkey mind keeps on closing the …

: Know your keyboard shortcuts on Windows.

: What we’re doing is not the same as working remotely. We’re not working remotely. We’re surviving a …

: This is outrageous! A database containing the phone numbers of more than half a billion Facebook …

: Usually the YouTube algorithm doesn’t help me very well in finding new and interesting videos, but …

: After many years in the productivity space, I still have to remind myself sometimes that the tool …

: I don’t use a case on my mobile phone. My experience is that if you put a cheap piece of silicone …

: Currently reading: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown 📚

: 📷 Puiggròs 🚶‍♂️

: So true: These huge threaded tweets drive me insane. It sounds really interesting but hard to read, …

: Finished reading: The Second Mountain by David Brooks 📚

: Llevo muchos años explicando que, antes de comunicarte, siempre debes parar un momento para …

: I just love the smell of a freshly broken branch of the tomato plant.

: A small jewel from James Clear’s newsletter: When people hesitate to give honest feedback on …

: Reeder 5 improvements I have been using Reeder for my feed reading since early 2011 (that’s over a decade!), so of course …

: 📷 Pleasure 🍓🍫

: I tried Sorted³ After seeing this video by Shu Omi I wanted to try out the Sorted³ app for scheduling my tasks. I …

: At mid morning I usually take a coffee and a sandwich at my desk. This week I started a new habit. I …

: Yesterday I have been researching easy ways to record the TV series and movies I watch. So far, the …

: This integration of Zotero and Roam Research is an absolute game changer for me. Getting this kind …

: I finally finished cleaning up my Photos page by editing out the decorative images in old posts (you …

: Finding the + in iOS Whenever I write on my iPad, there are two problems which drive me nuts. Today I will explain one of …

: I would love to be the kind of person who likes fixing things at home, but usually when I try I get …

: Los partidos se juegan hasta el final, pero desafortunadamente este partido ha terminado. Descanse …

: 📷 Endless fields of delight 🍑🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸

: Some years ago I reconfigured Siri on all my devces to use a male voice, since I don’t feel …

: Now that we don’t travel anymore, we´ll need a better name for the ‘airplane mode’ on our …

: 📷 Day 31: Defiance The day is almost over and I still haven’t taken my photo for to day. The last …

: 📷 Day 30: Privacy Ssssstttt… I’m working #mbfeb

: All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. — J. R. R. Tolkien

: 📷 Day 29: Light Sometimes, light creates magic… #mbfeb

: 📷 Day 28: Up A view from our secret hideout. 🏠 #mbfeb

: 📷 Day 27: Pompasetting I’m not someone who likes to show off, nor do I value most material …

: Some useful Dutch words: “Mierenneuken” Literally translated as: “ant fucking.” This should be a …

: Is there something missing on your to do list? Looking back, there was one chore that I should have …

: 📷 Day 26: Favourite Three of my favourite analog tools: Leuchtturm1917 dotted medium notebook, …

: 📷 Day 25: Code As a coincidence, today was the first day in a very long time that I actually had to …

: Most service providers ask their customers for testimonials. Its good practice. Some businesses …

: Some intresting thoughts on intelligence: The brain is the organ that named itself and created all …

: 📷 Day 24: Baby As a team of two, we have to distribute the roles in the family. We don’t have …

: Currently reading: The Second Mountain by David Brooks 📚

: Hey is a fantastic email service that is about to get a whole lot better as you can send email to …

: Finished reading: Meditations by Marcus Aurelius 📚

: 📷 Day 23: Banana You can recognize a healthy home by the fruit bowl in the kitchen. #mbfeb

: 90% of running a business is making a bunch of tiny improvements that nobody notices but end up …

: 📷 Day 22: Spell These two ‘fat guys’ have been within arms reach for over 19 years now. I …

: 📷 Day 21: Colors The first fruit trees start showing their colors. Within a few weeks I expect …

: En diciembre he estado limpiando mi despacho y he decidido regalar algunos de mis libros a la …

: 📷 Day 20: Weather The problem with nice weather is that a bright blue sky makes for very boring …

: 📷 Day 19: Alive Today’s theme is the perfect excuse to try out the ‘jump snap’ function of my …

: 📷 Day 18: At home By far, my favorite place on earth. 🏠 #mbfeb

: Did you play today?

: 📷 Day 17: Still Usually after a period of working in intense concentration (coaching calls, script …

: Clubhouse is not for me I just deleted Clubhouse from my phone. I have tried it for two weeks and have come to the …

: 📷 Day 16: Erudite More and more of my knowledge is stored in my second brain. #mbfeb

: I wish the makers of OneClock would cooperate with Philips to add those sounds to my Wake Up Light.

: I would have loved it to be in the Netherlands last weekend. The Netherlands looks like an old …

: I’m really getting behind on my reading material, with now over 100 articles in my Instapaper queue. …

: 📷 Day 15: Reflection Mirror and mirrorless. #mbfeb

: 📷 Day 14: Compassion The one person in the world who is always there for me. #mbfeb

: 📷 Day 13: Make Everything is in place to start making a new batch of Magdalenas. #mbfeb

: 📷 Day 12: Sporg A photo of an artwork by Ama10.art made out of a photo of mold on a wall. #mbfeb

: 📷 Day 11: Machine Just as I was getting ready to record some new vdeos for our YouTube channel and …

: 📷 Day 10: Energy In my opinion, any productive desk setup needs one of these for those moments when …

: It is nice to see that 30 Boxes is back. I reviewed the app waaaay back in 2007, but it has come a …

: It had been over two months since I last updated my Now page.

: 📷 Day 9: Muddy Now that we can’t go to the mountains because of the lock-down, my life is a …

: 📷 Day 8: Hope I thought that the cold winter killed our little mint plant, but when I wanted to …

: Everything is a remix I’m so confused right now. 😳😬🤯 pic.twitter.com/gnAExj9bin — Fred Schultz …

: 📷 Day 7 | Craving My favourite snack of the past weeks unfortunately is almost finished. #mbfeb

: The personal website seems to making a comeback. …

: 📷 Day 6 | Sport I feel very guilty getting this material out of the closet for taking a picture …

: 📷 Day 5 | Pets May I present you: Bosch 🐠 #mbfeb

: One of the best tips to have a better Work From Home experience: have a fake commute.

: The past days I have been trying out Refind to receive my own daily personlized newsletter with 10 …

: 📷 Day 4 | Layers Preparing the artwork for this week’s podcast episode in Pixelmator Pro. …

: Why does the Mac App Store ignore my language preferences?

: Currently reading: Meditations by Marcus Aurelius 📚

: 📷 Day 3| Comfort When working from home you need some essential items: a good chair, good light and …

: This is the way: Publish. Consistently. With patience. Own your assets. Don’t let a middleman be …

: 📷 Day 2 | Morning beverage Be water my friend! 🚰 Though I usually start the day with a lemon tea, …

: 📷 Day 1 | Close up Podcasting 🎤 #mbfeb

: Last week I started watching The Blacklist on Amazon Prime. Yesterday, suddenly, Amazon states that …

: This is the basis for a functioning society: To reduce conflict in our lives, we need to fully …

: Clubhouse: First impressions The past two days I have been hanging around in Clubhouse. So far I like it, though I would like to …

: This is such an amazing idea by @patrickrhone: pipe your Instagram and Twitter posts to the Day One …

: The most intelligent photo ever taken

: I’m simultaneously exporting a video in Final Cut Pro and bouncing a podcast episode in Logic Pro on …

: What happened to my pupils?

: Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, many fashion retailers are stuck with huge amounts of stock they …

: Michael Wade proposes adding a fifth quadrant to the Eisenhower priority matrix and he calls it …

: Most messages in the user forums of any productivity tool are from people who overcomplicate their …

: Somehow, Spotlight stopped working on my iMac. Neither the keyboard shortcut or the icon in the menu …

: WhatsApp’s canary died 😔 Uh-oh. WhatsApp's canary just died; they removed the statement that …

: Well said: Discussions of ‘time management’ and ‘productivity’ often hide the real issue. Soul …

: Google’s iOS apps haven’t been updated in weeks. Could Apple’s privacy labels be the reason? …

: As usual, effectiveness is a question of habits. Tools come in second place. So more than the bells …

: So true: artwork by Liz Fosslien

: Nicholas Base reminds us to be a good gardener: Although he/she wouldn't be so bold as to proclaim …

: It seems Seth was listening in on our Zoom call this morning, in which we decided to dedicate the …

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: There is a crack, a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen

: It really bothers me when services with a well working web app oblige me to install their app to …

: I love this quote about Serena Williams using Toggl Track: Cover subject Serena Williams tells …

: Entiendo la popularidad de iVoox para escuchar a podcast. Pero desde el punto de vista de los …

: Over the last days, my todo list slowly morphed into a Tetris puzzle with too many dependencies. …

: I’m seriously wondering why I’m not posting more often when there really is no friction to write …

: I agree with all these observations: Let’s talk video conferencing

: El Canasto cumple 14 🎂 Hace 14 años hizo algo que me ha cambiado la vida: publiqué el primer post en mi blog El Canasto. No …

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: Nicholas Bate is the master of list posts. I always like to read them, but somehow today’s post …

: As a productivity nerd, whenever I encounter an in-depth interview about personal organization and …

: Nice to have been part of the TemPredict study that used biometric data from the Oura ring to detect …

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: After having used an iPad for eight years, today was the first time I connected a Bluetooth …

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: Nicholas Bate shares 14 Things to Learn and got me searching for that speech by Mark Anthony in …

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: The busier I am, the more time I find for (micro)blogging

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: It is clear that today wil not be a good day to record new videos.

: Thanks to a mention in the latest edition of the newsletter by @rahego I went into a deep dive in …

: Is this turned on?: Or is this turned on?: IFTTT should improve their usability a little bit.

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: I followed Roel’s instructions to personalize the colors on this site a little bit.

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: Seth on dates: One of the most expensive things a service business or freelancer can do is promise …

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: Today I deleted all collections from my Zotero database. I find that most interesting studies are at …

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: This is what I’m working on now.

: I just read an old post on this blog describing the tools I used fourteen years ago. What a great …

: A few weeks back I made de jump back from Zettlr to Roam Research for my notes, and today I noticed …

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: Tweet: A message written by someone with nothing to say to be read by someone with nothing to do.

: I thank Michael Wade for pointing me to Sippican Cottage. What a great writer!

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: Now that is a deception, especially since there is no recent iMac available for purchase right now.

: Having a clear purpose is the key for a happy life. Even when researchers compared lonely people …

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: I closed my Facebook and Instagram accounts over a year ago and have not missed it for a single day. …

: This is important: Patrick Rhone has seen it.

: Ready for a productive day.

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: My stomach tells me that eating the whole bag of M&Ms was not a good idea.

: Nicholas Bate is the master of helpful advise in bite sized lists. I’m already waiting for the …

: For his 68th birthday, the amazing Kevin Kelly shares 68 bits of unsolicited advice. There is no …

: So true: Autonomy demands accountability

: The Onion: Man Not Sure Why He Thought Most Psychologically Taxing Situation Of His Life Would Be …

: So, I propose a different definition of productivity: It’s about selecting a specific focus for …

: Usually when organizations talk about a VUCA environment, they are simply covering up bad planning, …

: You can’t control the future: When the future doesn’t cooperate, we spend even more time trying to …

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: What I believe in: While there are many benefits to using software tools, there are many hidden …

: 40 years of experience working from home compressed into 10 pieces of solid advice: While there are …

: These days, give yourself permission to be human. Stop Trying to Be Productive × Taylor Lorenz

: I was born in 1971, so you can imagine my interest in the site WTF happened in 1971.

: 6 tools that are more powerful than to-do lists for productivity × Stephanie Vozza

: How to Stay Productive with Children At Home

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: Many professionals found out last week that work is no longer a place, it it a mode.

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: This is hilarious: I work from home by Colin Nissan

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: The list is your assistant Nicholas Bate …

: Another walk in the orchards

: A great list of dumb questions by Michael Wade

: I find it surprising that many knowledge workers create task management systems, but never think …

: Curiosamente, en la era en la que más información tenemos, menos sabemos manejarla. Javier Rascón …

: Found a branch while walking through the orchards.

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: How about if we replace mission statements with invitation statements instead? Invitations are much …

: This is so sad. Why are intelligent people stuck in short-term thinking about their own wellbeing?

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: In the realm of leadership there’s a big difference between being accessible and available and the …

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: This is brilliantly done: Game: Can You Defeat the Privacy Chicken? Of course, I was too chicken to …

: When I grow up I wanna be an influencer. Inspiring other people to take action is the only way to …

: 💬All human evil comes from this: our inability to sit still in a chair for half an hour. Blaise …

: When it comes to personal effectiveness, the tools are never the issue. I say all this to suggest …

: Today I went on a deeeep dive into the rabbit hole of Zettelkasten and the Roam app.

: 💬 Intuition is a poor guide but a great guard.  Michael Wade …

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: Thiss sentence contains threee errors.

: I don’t have a favorite season, I love them all. But what I love most of al is the change of …

: Yesterday I discovered the first blossom on an almond tree. Spring is coming!

: This is insane.

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: If you have time to Tweet (or to Gram), you have time to blog.

: To all those companies bragging about their state-of-the-art use of Big Data and Artificial …

: Meetings need objectives × Nicholas Bate

: 💬 Wise words found on a trail in Costa Rica:

: If I’m not blogging, I’m probably in a rabbit hole…

: 💬The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. Dolly Parton

: 💬 When you support free, you support billionaires. When you pay, you support sane businesses and …

: The tiniest flower can make me happy.

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: Whenever I stumble upon an interesting Instagram account (such as Dog with Sign) I always wonder why …

: 💬Métodos puede haber un millón y alguno más, pero principios hay pocos. El hombre capaz de captar …

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: Why do we always wish that the New Year will be different from the old year? Why do we believe that …

: I’ve updated my Now page.

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: BCN 🛫 – 🛬 RTM

: The old internet died and we watched and did nothing… …but this old blog is still up and running …

: 💬 Optimal is ultimately sterile. It leaves no room for much of anything else, including joy. Seth …

: Prettige kerstdagen | Bon nadal | Feliz navidad | Merry christmas

: 💬 We get what we pay attention to. Our narration determines what we experience and what we remember. …

: Why everyone’s mornings seem more productive than yours.

: Solid advice from Tim Casasola: Don’t adopt frameworks. Test practices. This is not only applicable …

: In the 16 years after publishing this list of all 23 different operating systems I have used, I have …

: Over the years, I find IFTT easier to use, but more difficult to tweak.

: This is a treasure trove of useful information: Surveillance Self-defense: Tips, tools and how-tos …

: How to obtain perspective and a sense of what is important × Michael Wade

: This is an instant subscribe: The Happy Broadcast, an antidote to negative news and “the vitriolic …

: Seth Godin asks us what if we did the work that matters?

: In preparation for a post about my blog’s history, I reviewed all posts from 1997–2002. Wow, …

: Really WordPress?!

: So true: with enough white space, deadlines don’t matter. Make no mistake, real deadlines are …

: Though I own no dog, I too start my days reading insightful blogs. I already followed a few of them, …

: I should never work with a bag of snacks or candy on my table. I don’t know how, but I will …

: 💬When you feel like you’re not productive, it’s not necessarily because you’re lazy or because you …

: 💬 When you rush you maybe do more. But you also miss more. Nicholas Bate …

: Such a great read: What’s the Point of Productivity? I have only one suggestion for Scott: start …

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: Sèquia tercera del canal d’Urgell

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: The main reason I don’t like #blackfriday is that I feel stupid and ripped off for having paid …

: Muy importante (y uno de mis puntos débiles en los hábitos saludables): La vida sentada… que, poco a …

: Blogs were and are better than “social” media sites. (Via @seligerj)

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: Since reinstalling my computer last month, I only use the default web browser Safari. I already have …

: I’ve fallen off the microblogging wagon in the last week. Usually that is a bad sign and the …

: This is a sad list. I have used so many of these services in the past.

: Capitalism is an efficient system for surfacing and addressing the needs of consumers. But once it …

: Very insightful thoughts on how combat firehosing, burying the truth under a huge pile of …

: November 9th will always be a special day. 22 years ago I started writing on my personal blog. I …

: Once in a while, I rotate the OS language of my devices between Dutch, Spanish, Catalan and English. …

: Since I’m reinstalling my main computer, today I did my tasks using almost exclusively my iPad …

: Whenever I visit a website and a dialog pops up telling me that “We care about your privacy”, I …

: Stukje bij beetje gaan de bedrijven de goede kant uit: Bij deze bedrijven moet je stil zijn onder …

: Far too many people are unaware of the real consequences of giving up their privacy. As Carissa …

: I lostinvested half the morning on finding good alternatives to Zencastr for recording podcast …

: Autumn walk through fruit trees

: I had exactly the same problem happen to me. Even though I have my iPhone configured to only allow …

: The is so much great advice in this article. More than ‘hacks’ these are basic …

: I advised many coaching clients to create a repository of great questions. I always say that the …

: I wish I could set a default skin tone for all emoji instead of having to do it one by one …

: 💬As you start with your meditation practice, the first thing you’ll notice is that your mind …

: I’ve been wanting to up my meditation practice for a while now. Today I started Sam Harris' 50 …

: So true: Content ownership is not complicated × @manton

: On this Micro Monday, I"d like to recommend @PatrickRhone. His posts make me either reflect or …

: This is such a great list of healthy habits by Nicholas Bate: Hunter-Gatherer 21C: The Complete Two …

: Este altavoz es mío: qué manera más poetica de hablar de POSSE.

: Who else finds this Google patent super creepy?

: 🤔 I’m having mixed feelings on WordPress. On one side, the platform is hopelessly bloated, and …

: Derek Sivers discusses what it is like to live according to your values: Once you realize that one …

: As every year, we went within a few days from sunny at 28℃ to cold and wet. Autumn has officially …

: If I notice an error on a page on my site, is there any way to quickly open the current entry or …

: Creo que debería existir un carné por puntos para periodistas. Para cada mentira que hay en sus …

: Since VideoDrive doesn’t work on macOS Catalina (and I don’t see an update coming soon), …

: En este día hace tres años tuvo una videollamada que me cambió la vida. Era la primera conversación …

: An interesting insight from the book This is not propaganda by Peter Pomerantsev: modern politics …

: What over a decade of number-crunching analytics has taught me is that spending an hour writing, …

: Me pregunto cuánto dinero los medios de comunicación han ganado con todos los problemas en Cataluña…

: After reading this article I started a deep dive into what psychologists call the ‘perceived …

: Personal effectiveness basics: steps you can take to keep your concentration and accomplish …

: The mind is a mysterious organ. But there are some things we know about it… and then there are some …

: Cuanto menos política, más felicidad…

: I had a lot of fun trying out @NotionHQ today. In no time I whipped up a functional board to plan my …

: 💬 Visto los acontecimientos de esta semana, esta cita es más actual que nunca: La no violencia es la …

: I am going to try out this meeting structure in our next team meeting: How to host the best meeting …

: Today I made a huge mistake. When reading articles on several newspapers1 on the current events in …

: The mind is powerful: If you think you don’t have time, you’re probably right. If you …

: Derek dreams on… When considering effectiveness, most experts focus on attention management. …

: Monty Python And The Holy Grail is available for free on YouTube

: What is a personal web site without a proper Now page?

: Happy anniversary, blogging! 25 years ago, Dave Winer had the fantastic idea to start a blog. …

: Since leaving Facebook and Instagram and loosing interest in Twitter, I decided that the right …

: Why I never use URL shorteners on Twitter When we told our guide that we didn't want to go to all the tourist places he took us instead to the …

: Hidden configuration options for Omnifocus 2 Version 2 of the popular OS X task management application Omnifocus is about to be released today. I …

: Concerns about my iCloud account In preparation for the iCloud launch in autumn, I have been thinking about its impact on my use of …

: Google's 2-step verification horror Google has released a new security measure to help you protect your ever increasing amount of data …

: Welcome back to brain tags! After some weeks of work –though I only spend 1-2 hours every week on this project– I am …

: Brain Tags migration Starting Monday May 23rd I will be moving this blog to a new platform on a new server. This …

: On files and applications The mobile revolution is shaking up the software market. Old paradigms (bigger is better) disappear …

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: Back from the CeBIT I am back from the CeBIT show. Actually, I came back on Monday, but have been too busy to post. This …

: Downloading viruses? I just saw the screen above, which is the ClamWin antivirus software uploading its virus database. …

: New: Google Notebook I know that Spain usually lags behind the rest of the world, but Google Spain really doesn’t know …

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: My new social e-mail signature Until now I always had a very simple e-mail signature, with just my name and usually one of my web …

: Christmas I already posted this a few years ago, but it is still valid (or even more).

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: Apple on your car Lately I notice more and more cards driving around in Lleida with the Apple logo, and each time I …

: Eleven This is just a short post to commemorate the eleventh birthday of this blog. Eleven years ago I …

: El Canasto nominated for Spanish Bloggies Since I started writing on my Spanish productivity blog El Canasto, I had less time to write on …

: Lights on Sometimes you have to let go some good habits to adapt yourself. When I came to live in Spain, I was …

: Evento Blog España The EBE is Europe's second largest blogging event (after Les Blogs in France) and will take place in …

: Poverty Today is Blog Action Day, a day on which thousands of bloggers write about the same topic to raise …

: TagSupplementals Plugin I just found a very interesting plugin for Movable Type: TagSupplementals. As the name says, the …

: A good reason for using Delicious I have been using Delicious for a long time, but lately I have started using Google Reader more and …

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: Brain Tags redesigned Today I launched the new design for Brain Tags. For a while I have been using the default theme …

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: Mozy for Mac My macbook has been without backups for several months now, so I started looking for a backup …

: What is Brain Tags? That is the question I have been asking myself a lot this year. In the past I always had a clear …

: No more TwitterFeed For a while I have been using TwitterFeed to automatically announce new blog posts on Twitter, but I …

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: Less Notes 8.5 will have fewer icons in the Notes Mail template: So, in Notes 8.5 you will see an Inbox …

: Choosing languages I am multi-lingual: born Dutch, living in Spain and speaking English for most part of the working …

: Hello! Anybody here? I just realised that I have been ignoring my good ol' blog for a long time. Of course, I am still …

: Death by Powerpoint Just came across this on YouTube. How I wish more presenters would think about how they use …

: Japanese snow humor http://widget-54.slide.com/widgets/sf.swf

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: 12 days of Christmas [Via Volker Weber]

: Looking back at 1998 Let’s continue our trip through the history of Brain Tags at 1998, my second year of blogging. …

: Pac-chart [Via Volker Weber]

: If Microsoft designed the iPod

: Dumping e-mail Email exists to stay on top of things,… I am much more interested in getting to the bottom of things …

: Personalised LinkedIn invitations It is good habit to add a personal note when inviting someone to connect through LinkedIn to explain …

: Looking back at 1997 As I have been blogging for 10 years now, I thought it would be a nice idea to look back at almost …

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: 10 years of blogging On November 9, 1997 I added a new section to my personal web site: a news page. The word weblog did …

: Please stop with the reflections Two years ago, reflections were cool and something new. Reflections gave your web site or your …

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: Contact gezocht Op 6 oktober ontving ik een mailtje van een andere Nederlander in Lleida. Helaas ben ik door mijn …

: I had a great weekend Lately I haven't written much personal things any more, so let's change that… This weekend Berry, …

: Why teenagers don't buy iPods When I take my breakfast in the mornings, I usually sit in front of a window looking out to the …

: Adding recent comments to the MT sidebar When I started using the default templates coming with Movable Type 4, I missed the Recent Comments …

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: Civil employees in Spain Spain is a country of bureaucracy and civil servants. Many people I speak to have only one dream: …

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: Restructuring blogs Behind the screens, various big changes are happening on my blogging environment. As you see in the …

: You know you've lived in Spain when... For everyone who has spent more than a holiday in Spain and for whom some of the following are true… …

: The end of TinyURL? Lately, especially since I use Twitter, I receive a lot of URLs in TinyURL format. That made me …

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: Politicians In the coming years I would like to see politicians wear maintenance uniforms instead of business …

: Telephone or e-mail The productivity guru of the moment, Tim Ferriss, writes in his book how he was able to reduce the …

: Frustration 30 minutes after updating this site to Movable Type 4.0 RC2, I read this. Back to work…

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: A new blogging workflow Whenever I had an idea for a blog post, I used to create a new entry on that particular blog, jot …

: I visited 13% of all countries Very neat. At TravBuddy you can check the countries you have visited, and they will produce a …

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: Belkin TuneBase FM Next week we’ll be going camping in France. That means amongst others that we will be making …

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: You know it is time for a new PC… when the message “Please wait while we install product X. This may take several minutes” stays on …

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: Shift happens youtu.be/FdTOFkhap…

: The original blog commenters [Via Signal vs. Noise]

: The Times They Are A-Changin' Great advertisement from 1934 promoting Kelp-O-Malt to put five pounds on your bones in just one …

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: Mixing up languages After six days of giving training in German, I am not able to speak normally any more. What really …

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: Off to CeBIT I am ready for it! Within a few hours I will leave for Germany to participate in the CeBIT. That …

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: Yahoo! pipes The release op Yahoo! Pipes is definitely the news of the day: Pipes is a hosted service that lets …

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: Hourly rate Hire me. My rate would be onehundredandtwentyfive an hour. Plus VAT and expenses. Four hours …

: Windows Experience Index If you buy a brand new PC with Windows Vista, you might find a big surprise when Vista does not look …

: Responsibility TAKE RESPONSIBILITY! If there's a problem, fix it. If your job can't be fixed, quit. How dare you …

: Microsoft Windows Vista

: Travel irritations I am on the road again. Today I am traveling from Barcelona to Cyprus, spending over ten hours in …

: One month of Canasto A little bit more than one month ago, I started a new weblog called ‘El Canasto’ in …

: This is a library

: Famous Little by little, this former humble little weblog is getting bigger and bigger. I hardly have the …

: I forgot my birthday I just found out that I had completely forgotten the 9th birthday of this weblog. On November 9, …

: Why is there no search in Google Reader? I just wanted to look up some information, and I remembered having read about it in a webfeed in …

: A new weblog Today I published the first entry on a new weblog: El Canasto. El Canasto is my first blog in …

: Two faces of the Pareto Principle in business The Pareto principle (also known as the 80-20 rule, the law of the vital few and the principle of …

: internet Dear spelling checker, Please do not consider the internet as something holy. The internet is simply …

: Google Reader glitches A while ago I tried out the new Google Reader, and haven’t looked back at my old RSSBandit …

: Blogging networks and content malls More and more bloggers unite in so-called blogging networks. Robert Scoble published a good overview …

: Cleaning up Sometime, thing that have been in place for many years get in the way. In such cases, it is better …

: Magic [Via Volker Weber]

: What's going on? Just like most other weblogs, this site has its ups and downs, and you might have noticed that it …

: Catalan elections campaign The campaign for the upcoming Catalan parliament elections officially started last Sunday. Main …

: Carbonite Online Backup Everybody who knows me a little bit will admit it: I am a lazy person. Because I am so lazy I work …

: Cal Paller Cal Paller is a lovely little cottage (Casa Rural) in the mountains near La Seu d’Urgell. We …

: Promoting the Aplec I was very surprised when I received the magazine promoting the biggest cultural event in Lleida …

: Inline skating For me the holiday period is not only a period for relaxing, but also a period of reflection. I …

: Off the grid This weblog will remain quiet for some weeks as I will be on holidays. If you have any question, …

: Internet Blog Serial Number Though weblogs are the perfect example of periodical publications, in many countries they are not …

: In the Jukebox: Me First and The Gimme Gimmies It has been a long time ago since I last posted a little bit of listening pleasure. To make up for …

: Getting Things Done aStore Amazon.com launched a new affiliate tool this week called aStore. This tool allows you to create …

: Holiday plans One more week to go until the start of our holidays. Yes, we go when everybody else already forgot …

: Google can't merge accounts I joined the Google Adsense program before I started using GMail. As a result of this, I have to …

: 43 Folders: My favourite podcast Yes, the 43 Folders podcast is my favourite podcast. There are a few reasons why I consider it my …

: Word spam I am happy to say that I rarely receive spam. But today a message slipped though my defence lines …

: Personal finance Personal finance is the application of the principles of finance to the monetary decisions of an …

: Tags: Technorati vs. Movable Type As of version 3.31, Movable Type natively supports tags. Tags are keywords or descriptive terms …

: Handling quotes is difficult One of the biggest problems in scripting and programming is escaping quotes. Quotes have a special …

: Brain Links is back Only a week after I closed down Brain Links, Brain Links is back, albeit in a more simpler form. …

: Performancing for Firefox After reading the lifehacker desktop blog editor comparison I decided to give performancing for …

: IE7 as an automatic update creates problems for software manufacturers When its latest stand-alone browser ships in Q4, Microsoft plans to use its patch-distribution …

: YAR (Yet Another Redesign) After the succesful redesign of The Wizard of POS, I had gathered some momentum, and continued with …

: The end of Brain Links Since June 2004 I have posted 953 links to interesting, new and funny sites in the Brain Links …

: Redesign Wizard Of POS After the latest release of Movable Type, I wanted to have a look at the new Widget functionality. …

: Let the Dutch complain… A few days above 30° and Holland grinds to a halt. I wonder what would happen if they would also …

: eZ Publish It has been very quiet on this site, and that usually means that I am working on something. And …

: For sale: Canon IXUS II APS camera Our old APS camera has become useless now that we have a brand-new digital camera. It has been lying …

: How I work After reading the lifehacker How I work series, I thought that it might be interesting to write down …

: Barça FC Barcelona is champion of the ‘Liga’. If you know me only a little bit, you know that I …

: Safety instructions The steward seriously missed his calling. The man was a stand-up comedian, and a dang fine one at …

: Pentax A10 When we were close to Andorra this weekend, we hopped over the border to do some shopping. We were …

: Job application Found this piece on OpenBC. If they actually hired this man, they did the right thing. This is an …

: No CeBIT After having our own stand on the CeBIT for two years, we have decided not to go this year. The …

: Trying out Edgeio Edgeio is a new service to create classifieds directly from your weblog. It automatically organizes …

: Progress with eZ Publish I have been playing a little bit more with eZ Publish for the BryteNet site. One little …

: BryteNet has new clothes The last weeks I have been very busy with the new BryteNet site. The old site had been created in a …

: Limited access I have to identify myself in order to get Internet access?! How on earth do they think to stop …

: A little update It has been some time ago since I last posted, so I thought I needed to spend some minutes to …

: Bureaucracy As most of you know, I hate paperwork. So when after a lot of effort I received my residence permit …

: Definition Blogger. n. Someone with nothing to say writing for someone with nothing to do. [From Guy Kawasaki]

: Television upgrade Our house is one of the few places on earth where you can still find a television without remote …

: Best. Blonde. Joke. Ever. I know many blonde jokes, but this blonde joke is by far the best!

: Greetings from Lleida A typical winter day in Lleida

: phpCOIN vulnerability fix phpCOIN is the software used by BryteNet hosting to manage orders, invoicing and the helpdesk. …

: Longest agent string ever It looks like Yahoo! is testing their mobile search bot, resulting in some page requests with a very …

: Bloglines zombie Now that I have left Bloglines and use RSS Bandit, it came to me that Bloglines is still fetching …

: Google Personalized Homepage API I have been looking at Google Personalized Homepage (GPH) before, but quickly decided that it has no …

: RSS Bandit I have switched my RSS reader from the web-based Bloglines to the PC based RSS Bandit. I have always …

: December [Via Buzznovation]

: I'm a Lensmaster Squidoo is open for public. Squidoo is a community where members, lensmasters, built Lenses. A lens …

: Address lists I have two address lists, which I synchronize daily. One copy resides on my Palm Zire 31 which I …

: Minimizing windows Here is something not many people know: an open application window consumes more memory than a …

: Firefox 1.5 Firefox 1.5 has been released, and I have already installed it on my PC. Why is this news? My PC …

: Improving web statistics Recently there has been a lot of attention for web statistics: first Mint was launched, introducing …

: How to add a website profile to Google Analytics We all heard about the problems Google Analytics is having at the moment: after the launch they …

: Purple numbers Robert Scoble discovered purple numbers, the usually purple coloured permalinks for paragraphs. I …

: Citizenspeak Citizenspeak is the talk of the day. It is a free, easy-to-use service that allows grassroots …

: Google Sitemaps statistics I just found out that you can validate your Google Sitemap by placing an empty HTML file on you …

: 500 I just noticed that I have published exactly 499 entries on Brain Tags. Time to add number 500!!! So …

: Who can start conversations? In the past, companies had huge departments for marketing. Marketing means that you send your …

: Woordenboek Voor·deel·zak 1 fanatiek koopjesjager

: TailRank error As I wrote this morning in The future of feed reading, I am going to try out TailRank. I exported my …

: The future of feed reading Let’s continue talking about feed reading. Last week I described the five phases of feed …

: Bad experience I urgently needed a particular piece of electronics. So I checked the manufacturer's web site top …

: Feed reading lifecycle Though RSS feeds are still only used by the ‘lucky few’, I discovered several phases of RSS reading …

: Someone keeps stealing my letters… This fun, dragging magnetic letters around the screen while 10+ people are doing the same! [Via …

: Top 10 Signs You're a GTD Disciple 10 While diving home from work, you have to pull over three times to jot it down and empty your …

: Advertising I just received a cheque from Google. They pay whenever I pass $100, which in my case takes a while. …

: In the Jukebox: Hallo Venray During my last visit to the Netherlands I bought the latest CD from Hallo Venray for a very good …

: Behind the screens of BryteNet Business blog It’s a small place has a very interesting series of articles describing how …

: King of the road The past 48 hours I have been diving around in our brand new Toyota Corolla Verso, and I feel the …

: Total relax I feel good! We just came back from a week’s holiday in the Netherlands. The aim of our …

: Car update This week our new car arrived in Lleida. It is waiting for us at the car dealer and we can take it …

: It's a small place It’s a small place is a new blog I created today. You might be wondering why I am starting a …

: I can't travel and write The last two weeks I have made two business trips; I visited London and the Netherlands. The last …

: Crisis When written in Chinese, the word “crisis” is composed of two characters. One represents …

: Theatre festival Street theatre is nice, since it is small-scale and personal. The acts are small, and the audience …

: Parking control The street where I live is just inside the ‘blue zone’, the zone where you have to pay to park on …

: I still have a car for sale Though we did receive a bid on eBay, the buyer yesterday told me that they decided not to buy the …

: Catching zombies We all know that almost all comment spam is coming from virus infected PC’s turned into …

: BryteNet is sponsoring BryteNet is growing, but could grow faster. Therefore we decided to offer a sponsoring package, with …

: Roundabout After I left Harmelen four years ago, I also stopped participating in youth activities. Of course I …

: Sorry for the inconvenience I will be making some changes under the hood of this site. As a result, you might find that you …

: Updating to MT 3.2 At this moment I am updating my MT sites to version 3.2. This is a huge update, and I am running …

: In the Jukebox: The Subways The Internet is a very good medium to get to know new artists. On the site of George I found The …

: Fiat Punto for sale Fiat Punto TD SX Year: 1994 Exterior colour: White 290000 kilometres Diesel engine 5 doors ITV check …

: Ouch! A bloke is in a queue at the supermarket when he notices that the rather dishy blonde behind him has …

: Spending money This week we bought a very expensive gadget: a new car! After many visits to many car dealers we …

: Tipping I just read ‘How to tip properly’ on lifehacker, and was very surprised to read about …

: BryteNet hosting Today, I proudly present my latest work: BryteNet. BryteNet is going to be the name under which I am …

: This page intentionally left blank Coming back from my holidays, I found an awfully empty homepage on this site. For the moment it will …

: Folksonomy Just a small note to point you to a new feature on this site. As of today Brain Tags has a …

: Making dreams come true To make dreams come true you need two things: focus and time. Without focus a project takes way too …

: Google earth This is way too cool! Google released Google earth, a Windows desktop application to access their …

: Quote of the day Saying java is better because it works on all platforms is like saying anal sex is better because it …

: A shepherd A shepherd was herding his flock in a remote pasture when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced out of …

: Car hunting Our car is about to reach 300.000 km, and the bills of the garage tell us that it is time to say …

: Dreaming The temperature is slowly rising to a level where there are only two places to stay: inside an …

: Spammers shifting attention A trend I noticed on my sites lately: referrer spam is dying out, trackback spam is the main focus …

: MyBlogLog I am a statistics junkie. I check the access statistics for this site at least once a day. Also the …

: Crashing Windows with HTML This small HTML file will on some computers drive Windows into a blue screen: Try it out if you …

: A year of links A little bit more than a year ago, I started dumping links on this site. In a year time I added 650 …

: De vraag Wie werd wat, waar, wanneer, waarmee en wat hield hij boven zijn hoofd? Wat heeft het getal 1251 …

: On the road again My schedule for next week: Oslo — Vianen — Hannover — Dortmund — Frankfurt — Stuttgart. If you live …

: In the Jukebox: The Clash Know your rights!

: POS blog With over seven years of blogging experience and after three years working in the international …

: Mouse vs. Keyboard Most computers have two input devices: a mouse and a keyboard. The mouse is mainly used to navigate …

: No more years as version numbers Microsoft finally found out that it is not wise to use years as version numbers. Their latest server …

: It is lonely in the neighbourhood This is the feedmap for Lleida. I feel very lonely :-(  They managed to locate my feed surprisingly …

: Obligatory mirror picture Yes! I managed to get my phone configured, so now I am finally a member of the ‘moblog crew’. You …

: In the Jukebox: Urban dance Squad Quack quack: Duck Ska.

: Spam discarded In the last 12 months I haven’t found a single false positive in the spam folder of my …

: Almost there One week ago I received my new mobile camera-phone. I was happy, since I wanted to use it for …

: Feeds restructured The idea has been lying on the shelves for over two months now, and today I finally did it. Besides …

: New phone, same story Why is it so difficult to do? When I buy a phone, I want all functions to work. Since yesterday I am …

: Individualists People are individualists; we prefer to do things alone and don’t care about the others. …

: Family photos The main reason we went to the Netherlands last weekend was to visit our family. Finn is about a …

: The ultimate gadget It’s a TV, it plays DVDs, and it’s a beer fridge, all-in-one! What else could you …

: Harmelen Tomorrow morning I will travel to Harmelen again. It will be a short visit to see Finn, the newborn …

: New mobile phone Some weeks ago, we decided to change mobile provider. We have a contract with Telefonica Movistar, …

: I wonder... Will all these WordPress users now switch back to Movable Type?

: Jongeren drinken zich klem in keet Zie De Volkskrant: STAP merkt op dat de drinkschuren zich ontwikkelen tot geduchte concurrenten van …

: Work in progress Before: Now: After: ?????? The redesign of Brain Tags has officially started!

: In the Jukebox: Dub War One of the songs I always play when I need to get rid of some excess energy: Million Dollar Love by …

: Firefox login security Have a look at the following screen: This is the screen Firefox shows me when a site requires me to …

: Easter It is Easter holiday for me, which means that I have a weekend of four days! I am very happy about …

: Live from the CeBIT Today is a very quiet day, so I have some time to upload some photo’s and write a short post. …

: Snow in Lleida This view is very uncommon because of the geographic position of Lleida, shielded by mountains and a …

: In the Jukebox: Counting Crows and K's Choice Two songs! Omaha from the Counting Crows and Believe from K’s Choice.

: Euroshop photos I just uploaded some photos from the Euroshop trade show. You can see the booth and the house I …

: Backlag Six days with almost no internet connection gave me a backlag. I just waded through all e-mail and …

: EuroShop The EuroShop trade fair starts Saturday, so you can imagine what is on my mind at this moment. I …

: Focus Instead of publishing, I have spend some time thinking about my site. The trigger was the article …

: In the Jukebox: Flogging Molly Mmm! Flogging Molly! Tobacco Island

: Trade shows It’s trade show time! The coming weeks I will present our products in two trade shows in …

: Google Maps defaults to centre of the country While reading the great joke Google Maps find Weapons of Mass Destruction, I noticed something …

: 50 Gmail invites Google is generous today! I have 50 invites for a Gmail account to give away. Mail, IM, phone me or …

: Holiday photos uploaded It took a while, but I finally uploaded the photo's from our holidays in Thailand in August last …

: Feeds outsourced Maintaining a site like this takes a lot of effort. After successfully having outsourced pinging …

: Pro-active hosting provider This week a vulnerability has been discovered in Movable Type. Until today, I did not have the time …

: Use MT-Blacklist rules to remove referral spam Referrer spam on this site is increasing daily. Until now I use a two-step method to block them, …

: In the Jukebox: Björk Copied from Zezunja: Joga from Björk.

: EnFado It is amazing how many talented people there are. And many of them closer to you than you can …

: Fog For people who don’t know where Lleida is: it lies about 160 km south-west of Barcelona, in …

: In the Jukebox: Muse To enjoy the Three Kings tomorrow: Sunburn from Muse.

: More webloggers voor Azië Tomorrow will be the day that many Dutch blogs will show the special action page. The list of …

: In the Jukebox: K's Choice Some nice music: Iron Flower from K’s Choice.

: Jong Nederland site uses Mambo My good ol' club Jong Nederland has a new site, based on the Mambo Open Source (MOS) CMS. The old …

: Chicken The year of the rooster has officially begun. I wish everybody all the best and a lot of love in …

: In the jukebox: Manic Street Preachers For obvious reasons: Tsunami from the Manic Street Preachers.

: 2004 Recap The year 2004 is almost over, which means that it is time for reviews. All important media have a …

: Bandwidth Once in a while I put a song in the Jukebox. Some songs are popular, others won’t be …

: Entrance This is our new entrance, with some chistmas decoration. The nativity scene is made from clay, with …

: In the Jukebox: Beatles Mash-up Medley Found on Boing Boing: a Beatles Mash-up Medley. Where ordinary mash-up mixes mix two or perhaps …

: Flickr up and running A little bit of copy and paste work, and my Flickr page is up and running. At the moment it contains …

: Giro 555

: Living Nativity scene Since my parents are here to celebrate Christmas with us, we took them to a living nativity scene in …

: In the Jukebox: the Beastles It just had to happen one day: a mix up of the Beatles and the Beastie Boys. I have put three tracks …

: Up to date After the recent messages about comment spam, I have upgraded both Movable Type and MT-Blacklist. …

: Skype I just installed Skype on my PC to have a look at it, but really wonder what it adds. I am already …

: Business trip Today I will fly to the Netherlands for work. I will have some meetings with (potential) …

: Flickr Flickr is a great service for storing your photos, as everybody already found out. As the last …

: Open Business Club Until yesterday I stayed away from social networks like friendster. Yesterday it changed when I saw …

: Firefox = Windows Explorer? Windows XP has a nice function to keep your task bar organised by grouping windows of the same …

: eZ Publish In my quest for a good CMS I have been looking at eZ Publish this week, and my first reaction is: …

: European CafePress alternative? The easiest way for a club, company or organisation to have a webshop is CafePress. You can upload …

: In the Jukebox: Boobie Trap It’s time for some punk!!! Dirty Girl from Boobie Trap.

: Apesjit at Noorderslag Each year I look at the artists playing at the Dutch Noorderslag festival, since those are the …

: TotalChoice Hosting buttons Although I am not a fan of these 80x15 buttons, I noticed that TotalChoice Hosting does not have …

: Correfoc One of the nicest traditions in Catalonia is the ‘correfoc’: corre = run and foc = fire. The …

: By the way... Tomorrow evening we will take the plane to the Netherlands for a short holiday. We will stay there …

: Simo TCI This week the most important IT fair in Spain takes place: the Simo TCI. Of course ICG Software is …

: Firefox update I just installed Firefox, the Spanish version, which went flawlessly. It placed the files and …

: Uterechs Hoewel ik uit de provincie Utrecht kom, heb ik het Uterechs nooit echt onder de knie gekregen. En …

: Top MP3s Technorati has launched a new service: Top MP3s. They monitor which MP3 files have the most …

: Moved to a new server This is the obligatory “If you can read this, the move was successful” message. Moving …

: TotalChoice Hosting I have made my choice: this site is moving to TotalChoice Hosting. I have looked at many hosting …

: Bloghosts closed for business The hosting provider for this site, bloghosts is stopping. Anybody knows a good provider? Several …

: Bloghosts This site is hosted by Bloghosts, and I am very happy with their service. They are very cheap, and …

: In the Jukebox: R.E.M. Five minutes of R.E.M.: The Great Beyond

: Do you have a DVD player? Now that I have burned my first DVD with material we recorded last summer, I want to show it to our …

: MTSimpleComments error I just installed the latest version (1.32) of the MTSimpleComments plugin, but receive the following …

: Censorship Today I ran across three situations related to censorship. They are not related to each other, but …

: Movable Type 3.12 Movable Type version 3.12 was released today, and as usual I immediately installed it. The feature I …

: Am I afraid to blog? In the pas years I have written 375 entries, linkdump excluded, for this site, of which only 21, 6%, …

: Video editing problems solved One month after buying the Pinnacle Studio software, I have finished my first DVD project. The …

: Sorry guys I just looked into the log files, and found out that people got blocked for trying to open old MP3 …

: In the Jukebox: Beastie Boys The latest CD I bought is “The Sound of Science” from the Beastie Boys. I was thinking …

: In the Jukebox: Bettie Serveert Another one for the jukebox: Satisfied from Bettie Serveert, a dark track with lyrics like, Callous …

: Google knows it After CasaSpider and Dudesh Ramadhin.

: Video editing problems continued After all problems I encountered last week, I laid my little video project to rest for a while. …

: Desktop Search Just a few weeks after Microsoft acquired LookOut to provide advanced search for Outlook, Google …

: In the Jukebox: Heideroosjes To get you all through the weekend, I placed some Dutch punk rock in the jukebox: We’re All …

: Using my PalmOne Zire 31 as flash drive The PalmOne Zire 31 comes with a SD slot and a default, small, card of 16 Mb. It's basic use is to …

: In the Jukebox: Green Day Nick Bradbury likes them, so I put Green Day in the jukebox. For your ears only: Extraordinary Girl. …

: Dooie Donders Club The Dooie Donders Club is an infamous club in Harmelen, formed by four self proclaimed brothers. …

: Video editing problems The past few weeks I have been working myself into a completely new world: video editing. It all …

: In the Jukebox: PoelsGiessen There is new music available in the jukebox: Allermooiste Fout from Poels & Giessen. You have 96 …

: 200 Things Yet another meme. It came here via Realization, Big Pink Cookie and Jay Allen. I have highlighted …

: Link dump kaputt The link dump of this site is kaputt. So no new links until I have repaired it. I do not know yet …

: Hepcat I have put some ska in the Jukebox. Smooth swinging horns, velvet vocals, rhythms…

: Time to read Each morning before I leave home to go to the office, I take some time to see what is happening in …

: Music Jukebox When I read about the Jukebox that Lijn created, I got this feeling inside… I copied the two …

: GMail invitations Besides collecting spam, I can also use my GMail account to invite others to use this service. If …

: Next actions Many people starting to implement the Getting Things Done methodology start processing their inboxes …

: Poor dog Even the best drivers sometime get into situations in which they cannot prevent damage. I am not one …

: Fixing MTEntryModifiedDate On my individual entry pages, I show two dates: the date on which I created the entry, and the date …

: Guitar solo tab for "I Wanna Be Sedated" Here is Johnny’s guitar solo on the Ramones' “I Wanna Be Sedated”: …

: Is TypeKey a failure? If you want to leave a comment on this site, you have the option to identify yourself using your …

: MP3 experiment I have plenty of bandwidth, and have been thinking about ways to use it. It appears to me that the …

: Modem stops working after adding network card Within one week I encountered two computers showing the same problem, which I haven’t been …

: Hotlinking images Recently my server logs show a big increase in requests for a single image, the one shown above. …

: GMail I finally also have a GMail account! Even though I already have many @jeroensangers.com and …

: MT Updated That’s it! The upgrade went flawless. Everything seems to work fine until now. Of course I …

: Movable Type 3.1 Today, six apart launched version 3.1 of Movable Type, the software I use as the motor of this site. …

: Thailand Almost a week ago we returned from our holiday in Thailand. The fact that I did not write anything …

: Back again Great party, I love Thailand, much to do… Until later!

: Terror alert level

: Count down One more day of work, and I will have holidays; Three more days, and I will drive to Holland; Nine …

: Button design Almost two years ago, Antipixel published a set of minimal buttons to replace the ugly buttons used …

: A new toy There is nothing to celebrate yet, but the presents are already rolling in... In Holland people …

: Languages I was always thought that the Netherlands have two languages: Dutch and Frisian. Besides these two …

: 22 Ik ben dus nummer 22 en doe bij deze de splitsing die door Lijn en David gemaakt was weer ongedaan! …

: palmOne Zire 31 Already for some months I wanted to bey me a palmOne PDA. Last week I finally found what I wanted: …

: SGML / XML / HTML An SGML fan, an XML fan, and an HTML fan are watching a movie when they notice smoke coming out of a …

: First 10-digit prime found in consecutive digits of e The billboard shown above is part of a recruiting campaing of Google. I am far from smart enough to …

: IQ! The Classic IQ Test Watch out, they want your data! Congratulations, Jeroen! Your IQ score is 136 …

: Technology Barometer DiceLaRed —TheNetSays— has a nice tool: the Technology Barometer. They monitor several sites, mostly …

: More bloggers in Lleida About a year ago I made a list of webloggers from Lleida. It was time to have a look at it again, so …

: Microsoft Outlook I have a confession to make: I use Microsoft Outlook. Not at home, but in the office. I know many …

: Bloglines Bloglines has redesigned! The new user interface looks more beautiful, and they also added some new …

: Six months Six months ago I set some targets for myself for this year. Now that I am halfway the year, it is …

: Mobical I have been using the services of Mobical for some time now, mainly to back up my cell phone’s …

: Finding a country This is a message for every person in the world creating a form with a drop-down list to choose the …

: Quote 💬 Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. — Albert Einstein

: Unproductive weather Summer in Lleida has a bad name. Being in the inlands without any lake and usually without even a …

: Sant Joan The night of San Joan, two o’clock in the morning. We are sitting side by side on a balcony on …

: Getting things done Just like many people, sometimes my head bursts of all things I have to remember and to do. In fact, …

: Evaluating Mambo Open Source These days I am trying to see whether the Mambo Open Source CMS system could fit my idea’s for …

: Digital vs. Film cameras More and more people are buying digital cameras; I even read that the digital camera sales outnumber …

: Firefox 0.9 Firefox 0.9 has been released today. Of course I immediately downloaded and installed it. As the …

: Nice car A red Buick Electra Convertible 1959. Really nice car…

: Spanish Road Rules #1: Minimum speed When you travel by car through Europe, you’ll find that the traffic rules are more or less the …

: braintags.com Already for some months, this site can be reached at another domain name: braintags.com. First this …

: Link dump syndication The new Link dump section of this site is now also available as an Atom 0.3 feed, so you will be …

: Link dump After restructuring the templates, it was time top add a new feature: the Link dump. While surfing …

: Tools In an international office like ours, the right tools are very important. My most important tool is …

: Horizontal centering images I am facing a small CSS problem: I have a page with some blocks of content, of which I don’t …

: Templates restructured I have restructured my templates for this site. The old ones used way too many <div>’s …

: Windows 3.1 Last week when I entered my hotel room and switched on the light, the TV turned on and showed me a …

: Cyprus The next week I don’t expect to write many things. This morning I will be leaving for Cyprus–I …

: Comments disabled I temporary disabled the comments on this site. The last days I have received too much comment spam. …

: Snails It was that famous weekend again: the Aplec del Caragol. I won’t go into details, but after …

: I'm a billionaire A little bit more than a year ago, I entered the fantasy blog shares market with exactly B$500. As …

: The first days with MT 3.0D Four days ago I upgraded the motor of this site to Movable Type version 3.0D — the D is for …

: The Cops Are Chasing Me in a WHAT? If you are thinking about speeding on Italian highways this year, think twice. You might find …

: Internet radar The radar is a handy and necessary tool in the aviation business. A long time ago, when there was …

: Dry season Yesterday suddenly it was there: the summer! But wait, I can’t remember that we passed spring. …

: Remove Movable Type News box One of the additions to Movable Type is a news box in the main menu of the main menu. This box …

: Movable Type 3.0 I have upgraded to Movable Type 3.0, and am trying to fix the templates at the moment. During the …

: PageRank There is a law that is valid on both the internet as on every school yard: how important you are …

: Product search Here is a short manual on finding products and services on the internet. I found this method when I …

: Firefox not preloading background images Mozilla Firefox is a great internet browser, and I just love tabbed browsing. Each day I look in …

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: WAP revisited Since September of last year, this site is also available in WAP format at …

: Ego Watch Todays trend in weblog country is the Ego Watch: looking at which position you end up on several …

: Synchronizing bookmarks Do you recognise this: You are at your office, browsing the internet to solve a specific problem. …

: New photo's You might already have seen it, I added some new pictures to my photo gallery. You’ll see some …

: Phone usability Yesterday I wrote about some usability problems with cellphones. As I am exploring the functionality …

: M55 Got it!!! This weekend I finally got some time to walk to the shop and buy a new cellphone. They …

: Photo's Almost a year ago I posted the last picture to my photo gallery. That’s what happens if …

: Dutch shopping list Sometimes people ask me whether there are certain Dutch products I miss here in Lleida. The answer …

: Obligation to relax Last weekend Berry & Manon visited us. The good thing about people spending their holiday with …

: Totally Useless Tip > To set a blank blue homepage in Internet Explorer, do the following: Click Tools and choose …

: Lord of the Rings Slightly condensed… Hat tip: Punkey

: Shopping urge The only shops open in the morning when I wake up are bakeries and kiosks. I like that, since many …

: Afgelopen zondag > Ik haat het om geblinddoekt te worden. Al met al een geslaagd vrijgezellenfeest. Vrij naar John

: Easter holiday Bags packed… Some hours of sleep… Air plane to Amsterdam… Arriving in …

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: Multiple output YRCHTVOL is still a difficult thing to understand for most people in the web-business: Single Input …

: CeBIT 2004 Recap Now that I am back home again and took some time to catch some sleep, it’s time to tell about …

: CeBIT, here I come The last week we have worked very hard. Not only to prepare for the CeBIT, but also to do our …

: Black Out of respect for the victims and out of protest towards terrorism, today I put my site on black. …

: Quote of the day Maybe I am convinced  

: Birthday Just a small message to give you the possibility to congratulate me. 😉

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: Leap How wonderful!!! In these times of stress we receive an extra day for free! Let’s enjoy it… 😀

: Rain and snow Today it is raining in Lleida. So what? Well, the problem is that the people over here are not used …

: Yahoo-Overture does not respect robots.txt Today I received the following message in my mailbox: an improper scan has caused a ban on your site …

: How big is my world? That is an awfully big gray area!!! I guess I still have some traveling to do 😀 Notice that a …

: Silence It has been very silent on this site lately. This was not because I did not have time to write; it …

: Pixies 2004 tour dates That the pixies are going to tour again is old news. The problem is finding the tour schedule, it …

: Brain Tag Sometimes people ask me why this site is called ‘Brain Tags’. Well, the origin comes from a nice …

: MT does not Remember personal info When entering a comment in a Movable Type powered site, a radio button is available telling you that …

: CeBIT I am going to the CeBIT! This year will be the first year that our company will have a stand at …

: DHCP and static IP at the same time Configure a (Windows) computer to use a DHCP and static IP address at the same time.

: MT update breaks validation Today version 2.66 of Movable Type has been released, which addresses amongs others some of the …

: Mobile posting with Mfop2 Using the service from Mfop2 I am now able to post my messages from any place I want. All I have to …

: A new computer After 7 years of intensive use, time has come to say goodbye to my old PC. It simply has too much …

: Movistar GPRS As everybody knows, WAP is not the mobile killer protocol, nor will it ever be. However, it has its …

: Screendump A small experiment to start the year 😉 I installed SnagIt on my computer, which I configured to …

: 2k4 Happy 2004!!!! I am absolutely sure that this year is going to be a fabulous year. And with a new …

: Big Medium for Fimcap A while ago I mentioned Big Medium as a possible CMS for the Fimcap site. Today I finally had some …

: Season's greetings Christmas is already finished, but I still would like to wish everybody a very merry Christmas and a …

: Linkdump: CMS Big Medium I still have to try how to make templates, but this looks like the most usable CMS for …

: Christmas decoration I have a problem. Now that we are halfway in December, I would like to have some christmas …

: Pixies on tour A lot of people come here looking for information on The Pixies, so I better give those people what …

: No time to write It has been really quiet on this site; I just did not have the time to write. I could have written …

: RIP BlogShares Eight months ago I discovered BlogShares, a fantasy blog shares market. During these months I have …

: Maybe There is a Taoist story of an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse …

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: Referrer spam weblogs The latest trick spammers have is setting up fake blogs, usually with the design copied from another …

: Visits to Harmelen Just for the record: at this moment we have planned two short visits to Holland. The first visit …

: I've still got the blues To be honest, there are not a lot of great concerts to visit in Lleida. The main reason is that …

: Software project Via random($foo)

: LOAF After reading about it at Russell Beattie’s Notebook, I just had to add LOAF support to this …

: Click! Darkness… Just when we were cooking our evening meal yesterday, we were suddenly without electricity. “No …

: E-mail disclaimers More and more mail I receive has some kind of legal disclaimer attached to it. And I am getting more …

: Command prompt I just noticed that the Command prompt is one of the six most used applications on my computer: …

: Two years Exactly two years ago, I woke up in the morning, thought: Well, that’s it. Here I am, and …

: Hacker emblem Finally there is an emblem for me! Full-time hacker Eric S. Raymond created a Hacker Emblem based on …

: La pelota vasca La Pelota Vasca is a documentary movie about the situation in the Basque Country. In this movie, a …

: Glijbaan Ik wil geen loopbaan, ik wil een glijbaan (Remy van Green Lizard)

: Computers s#ck I like computers… as long as they work. But lately I’ve had too much problems with them. I …

: A List Apart 3.0 A List Apart is the resource for the latest trends in web design. Today the third version of their …

: Content Management System Imagine that I would have a lot of spare time. And imagine that I still remember how to program …

: Comments fixed Last week I made some changes to this site to prevent spammers from harvesting e-mail addresses from …

: Spam blogging I am receiving quite some spam, which fortunately gets filtered out at my mail server. And there it …

: The real thing I am not the only having the opinion that there is nothing but buying a real CD. Favourite quote …

: Summer is over Today we turned on the heater for the first time, since the temperature dropped below 20°C. …

: Which Pixies song are you? There are some sites, whose content only consists of answers to Which XXXXX are you? contests. To me …

: Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a …

: Access Statistics I just love numbers, and check the access statistics of my sites almost on a daily basis. Sometimes …

: Back on ICQ There are many ways to keep contact with the rest of the world. By far the best way is to meet them …

: Google AdSense and XHTML1.1 Visitors using older browsers like IE might have noticed that I recently started serving …

: Pixies reunite! How could I have missed the news! One of my favourite bands is getting together again. Although the …

: For my Dutch readers

: I need some time! So many things to do, and only 24 hours in a day. I guess everybody sometimes has the feeling that …

: Breaking the silence A good holiday is a holiday without internet connection. I had a quite good holiday, so you …

: Bad lay-out I use this site a lot for testing out things. You could say that this site is Forever under …

: WAP Braintags is also available in WML format, so you can read your favourite 😉 site using your WAP …

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: Holidays in the Netherlands One more week to go, and we have our second short vacation of this year!!! After going to Croatia in …

: application/xhtml+xml The moment I changed the looks of this site, I also changed the version of the code used for these …

: CD List Throught the wonderful Internet Archive Wayback Machine, I was able to visit my old site again. My …

: HTTP Error 411: Length required Today I noticed something strange in the access report of this site. In the error codes list I found …

: Pentagrama I just found a small list on my desk, and remembered that I wrote it last Friday (or better said! …

: Work to do When I designed this site, I of course tested the layout on my Windows computer. I know that it …

: Copy protection First a question for the music industry: “What the heck are you doing?” Yesterday MJ gave me a …

: Viruses Most viruses that replicate themselves through e-mail forge the from: field of their messages. …

: Plug-in Manager I have written before about the Movable Type plug-ins I use for this site; at this moment I am using …

: Saying goodbye Tomorrow evening my parents will be flying back home. They have been living with us for one week …

: Comment form problems I am having some problems in the comment form of my individual archives. After entering a comment, …

: My parents are here Yesterday evening my parents arrived for a short holiday in our house. I came home from work a …

: Braintags update notifications Some of you receive a message whenever I update this site. You can become a member of my update list …

: Preparing for our visitors After a quiet weekend in the swimming pool, the time has come to work a little bit. This week we …

: Changing hosting provider #4 It has been three days ago since I switched my site to the new server. Little by little the visitors …

: Changing hosting provider #3 Welcome! If you’re reading this message, the server transfer was successfully finished. …

: Changing hosting provider #2 Change of plans… Yesterday I told that I was going to redesign my templates and style before …

: Changing hosting provider #1 After I purchased an account for this site last weekend, I have been exploring the possibilities and …

: Friend Of A Friend FOAF provides an execellent vocabulary for describing people and the relation between people. It is …

: Pop-up banner adds I don’t notice the pop-up advertisements on this site anymore, since the browsers I am …

: Making future-proof archive links Már Örlygsson has written a howto on creating ‘future-proof’ URLs in Movable type. In short, he …

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: Mozilla Thunderbird 0.1 I missed an important (for me at least) event: two days ago, the Mozilla Thunderbird project …

: Music Over the years, the emphasis of my site has changed a lot. I started a personal site mainly to …

: Lego The first half of my life I have been a big fan of Lego. And I guess that I still have a warm place …

: My visitors I’ll be honest: this site is not receiving a lot of visitors. Sometimes I have the feeling …

: Movable Type plugins Movable Type is a great tool for creating personal sites (and some other types of sites as well), …

: Something personal I just noticed that I have only written technical texts during the lasts weeks, and since this is a …

: Use a better browser A month ago, I wrote about the shortcomings of Internet Explorer and how this might stop innovation …

: HTTP Error 301: Permanent Redirect A while ago, I explained how I configured the server to return HTTP Error 410: Gone for all requests …

: More on Managing Static content After yesterdays post I started playing more with Movable Type. I decided to move some static …

: Managing static content with Movable Type The buzz started with the redesign of Adaptive Path by [stop]design and Jay Allen. They used the …

: Mozilla Thunderbird Yesterday I have installed Mozilla Thunderbird on my computer. Until now I was using Microsoft …

: Fighting Spam I am receiving a lot of Spam, way too much… The last years the amount of Spam I receive has been …

: Back to work The holidays are definitely over; I have spent my first day at the office again. Of course my …

: Back home again Short, but absolutely worthwhile… That is how I would describe our short holiday to Croatia. We …

: Almost ready for Holidays The car has been thoroughly checked, my colleague has been informed of ongoing issues at my job,… I …

: Geek test 28.00789% - Total Geek

: Sant Joan Today is Sant Joan, a free day in Catalonia. The night before Sant Joan is celebrated with big …

: WAP configuration The good thing of buying a cellphone pack is that everything comes pre-configured. I have chosen the …

: A wonderful weekend Relax, relax, relax… I really needed to relax, and that is exactly what I have done. Friday after …

: Learning Spanish on Internet I always thought that the Internet would not be suited to learn a language, because it is better to …

: Holiday plans The temperature is around 35°C for over a week now, during the day you hear a lot of complains about …

: Bloggers in Lleida Yesterday a new webblog was born in Lleida. That is something quite special, since until now I …

: Geek without toys I love technology. I just love it. And I love computers, cellphones, PDA’s, digital …

: Internet Explorer Lately a lot of talk has been going on around Microsoft’s web browser Internet Explorer (IE). …

: HTTP Error 410: Gone It has been a while since I changed the backend of my site from NewsPro to Movable Type. A side …

: Fancy e-mail With fancy e-mail I mean HTML mail. Most mail applications are able to send (and receive) messages …

: Berry & Manon The reason we went to Harmelen last weekend was of course the wedding of Berry and Manon. Besides …

: Photo Gallery #2 A while ago I wrote about my old Image gallery, and gave a link to the gallery since I didn’t …

: Only a few days to go… Two more days working and we will go for a short trip to Holland!!! The reason is of course the …

: Weekend The calendar shows it is weekend… Time to arrange our house and enjoy the weather. We urgently need …

: Web designers obsolete? Many companies pay a lot of many to have somebody design their web site. This person has to decide …

: New look And, do you like the new look of the site? Drop a comment and let me know what you think of it. I …

: Aplec del Caragol The lesson of this weekend is: always study the program carefully. Of course I looked at the program …

: Food on my mind Eating and drinking… I guess that will be the central theme for today and the coming days. This …

: Passport Today I finally received it: my new passport!!!!! On March 22 my jacket with my passport got stolen, …

: Photo gallery Before I used to have a link on this page to the photo gallery. The photo gallery is not gone yet, …

: Back to work I wrote the last entry on this site exactly four hours before the start of the ‘Festa Major’ en …

: Festa Major Only four hours left to work, and then it’s party time!!! This weekend Lleida is celebrating …

: MTBlogShares extention Being a user of Movable type and a player of BlogShares, I have been looking to combine those …

: Archive by year As I continue defining the information shown on the main page, I find the list of archives by date …

: Red Nose This weekend we had wonderful weather, so we headed to the beach to get a tan and relax a little …

: Old news I just added a lot of old news. Using the Internet Archive I was able to see my old site again. I …

: Weather Whenever I am talking to somebody in Holland, one of the first questions asked to me is: “How is the …

: Quality of life Lleida is a good place to live. People who regularly follow my messages on this site already know …

: Passport Q: How long does it take me to put my signature on a paper? A: Over 5 hours!!! To get my new …

: The e-mail subscription is back! Until some months ago, this web site had the possibility to subscribe to the news published on this …

: BlogShares IPO This website is now available for trading on the BlogShares fantasy blog shares market. At this …

: Syndication Now that I have a wonderful new CMS able to produce RSS feeds, I have been looking for a way to use …

: It's that time again… Today is Sant Jordi, the day that all Catalan boys give a rose to their girlfriend and receive a …

: Andorra Easter in Spain is something special. On ‘Semana Santa’ everybody takes a small holiday and leaves …

: BlogShares You might have noticed the BlogShares logo on my web site. This is because last week I started …

: Website progress People who haven’t visited my website might think that it has changed a lot. But after the big …

: Breaking the law Yesterday I started installing Windows 98 on my computer WITHOUT A LICENCE!!! I know that it is …

: Movable Type The worst part of the site redesign is done. I just changed the CMS application form the old NewsPro …

: Working room Alright, the legs of the table in our working room are there. My old computer is unpacked, the boxes …

: Redesign As I have stated before, this site has been created in a very short time, expecting that soon it …

: Blogging Since I created my first web page back in 1994 I always have had at least a section in which I tell …

: My life in a nutshell It has been a while ago since I last updated my page. The stats show that it doesn’t matter …

: Driver's licence The police has found my driver’s licence! This morning I went to the police station to pick it …

: Another visit After we had some visitors from Barcelona last weekend, this weekend we had visit from Switzerland. …

: Iraq Now that the war on Iraq unfortunately has started, we have to find a way to independent news …

: Catalan The Catalan government broadcasts a commercial on television urging immigrants to learn Catalan. If …

: Our little house You might have been wondering why I haven’t written about our house lately. Well, that’s …

: Site change After a little more than a year, my site has changed again. Completely in line to the amount of work …

: Sunny Today I was going to write about the wonderful weather we have here in Lleida. But something …

: The Spanish job market Last week Russell Beattie, an American living and working in Madrid, wrote an analysis of the …

: Short, but worth while... Because I am working on Fridays until 20:00 hours, it is not possible for me to fly to Holland on …

: 10 Nov 1994 A long time ago… In 1994 I was studying chemistry at Utrecht University. I was doing research to the …

: Swimming pool People here are not used to cold weather. Houses neither. Today at −4℃ we did not have water to …

: Protest Last Saturday millions of people protested against the plans to invade Iraq. Here in Lleida about …

: Anniversary Today is a special day. Exactly 3 years ago in the south of Belgium, Maria José and I decided to …

: freeBSD, Part 1 After all the troubles described below, I decided to try to install freeBSD. Since my laptop does …

: MuLinux, Part 3 In December last year, I described on this site how I installed MuLinux on my IPC Porta-PC laptop. I …

: Basketball The last years I haven’t done a lot of sports. When I was younger (yes, I’m becoming an …

: Website v4 The site you are reading now is my 3rd personal web site. You might think that it is not that great, …

: Bob de Builder has left the building After five days of hard work, my father has gone home again. The result of all this hard work? Four …

: Working The work in our house is making big progress… Yesterday my father arrived to fix the last important …

: Computer tips I spend quite some time behind the computer, at work as well as at home. Mostly I use the computer …

: The holiday season is over Today at lunchtime we have removed all the Christmas decoration from our house; the holiday season …

: Happy New Year!!! A new year has started, and it has started very well for me. This was the first time that we …

: Warning A warning for all people who want to see our house: do it fast!!!! We are already destroying our new …

: MuLinux, Part 2 After the basic installation of MuLinux earlier this week, I have been looking around and expanding …

: Christmas dinner Yesterday morning I found the official invitation for the company christmas dinner on my desk, the …

: Happy birthday Tomorrow is the birthday of BasiqAir, the cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Amsterdam. To …

: MuLinux, Part 1 One month ago we moved to our new house. Since then, things have settled down, but one thing still …

: Pictures of our house Yesterday I finally had time to put the pictures of our house (made with the camera of Coen) on this …

: Sven During the day, I always wear my cellphone. Always. Except last Saturday. We left in the morning to …

: Visit Barely 2 weeks after we moved into our new house, Hotel Rosell had its first guests: Coen and Duh …

: One week later… We’re now living in our new house for one week now, and things have settled down a bit. The …

: New House Yipee!!! Yesterday we moved in to our new house. At the moment we still need a bit of improvisation, …

: Our house is ready!!! Yes!! If everything went right, this afternoon the heaters will be connected and the floor will be …

: Website Until a few weeks ago, my biggest fans received automatically new items on this site by e-mail. At …

: Business trip The first half of this week, I have been on my first business trip in my new function. I had to do …

: Egoist Yes, I’m an egoist! I have created a Wishlist at Amazon for all the people far away who cannot …

: Elections I don’t think I have to explain the current political situation in the Netherlands to you, …

: Construction work Last weekend we spend almost completely working in our house, from early in the morning until it was …

: Another update Guess we’re just plain busy at the moment… Anyway, it’s about time that I give …

: Pictures My sister and Terry made some pictures during their visit. I put a copy of the images they made in …

: Update I guess some people are missing their weekly update about my life. Not that nothing happened in my …

: Ready to go The tent is washed, the car is washed, the candy and lemonade has been bought and our packs are …

: More pictures I’ve kept my promise and found my old scanner again. As a result, the image gallery is updated …

: Images I just found a nice picture of my office and decided to put a copy of it on my web site, so …

: Holiday plans The last two weeks of August and the first week of September, Maria José and I hope to have …

: Geek It has been a long time ago since I last updated my Geek Code. So I set to work, and here it is: …

: Enjoy Last weekend I had a few moments that I was realising what a great life I live. These moments were …

: Opera La Seu Vella is the most important monument of Lleida. It is situated in the middle of the city, on …

: Progress So far, things are going well. The worker has done a nice job; he removed one wall, and moved two …

: Weather Just after writing that the weather is alright over here, the sky became grey (or better: black), it …

: Short message Just a short message for the people who weren’t present yesterday at Jong Nederland Harmelen …

: Inauguration Although 2 months ago we started working in our new office, the office has been inaugurated …

: The big work has begun! After some months of preparations, yesterday the big work finally started. OK, we already did some …

: English web site The last month I have been working in ICG’s international department. We are a software …

: E-mail Once again I had problems with my e-mail account. It appeared that a lot of messages I have sent the …

: Nickname Sant Joan is an important saint over here. At least important enough to have a free day on June …

: 37° The summer has yet to start, and the temperature has risen up to 37 degrees. I’m so happy that …

: Ready for action The biggest pieces of old furniture are now removed from our future house, the kitchen and the …

: International I have been working now for four days in the international departement, and so far everything goes …

: The next step I have been working a little bit more than six months now for Ricomack. During this time I have got …

: Aplec del Caragol That’s it, it is over now. The Aplec del Caragol has finished. The aplec is a big feast with …

: Party time This week we are in the middle of two major parties in Lleida. Last weekend we celebrated the ‘Festa …

: Paperwork One thing I noticed over here is that there is more paperwork. Maybe I only have this impression …

: Sant Jordi Today is a special day. Not only because Barcelona is playing against Madrid, but also because today …

: Calçots Sunday I wanted to write about the calçots. But after the calçots, I was too tired to write. And the …

: A short holiday Easter time is always a good period to have a short vacation. Usually the weather is getting better, …

: Warning! I was so busy writing about chocolate, that I completely forgot to tell the most important event of …

: I like chocolate It is almost easter, and easter is a wonderful time for chocolate lovers like me. I always eat a lot …

: The sun is shining, the living is easy I have to admit it: the main reason to move to the south is the weather! And last week I got what I …

: Sants Yesterday was the day of Saint Joseph. Normally I wouldn’t have noticed this, but the fact is …

: Party Yesterday I was talking with my father. He was standing outside a barn at 5°C, I was outside on the …

: The sun is shining This weekend I planned to do a lot of thing with my little computer. Work on the Fimcap site, …

: E-mail problems Due to problems at my provider, I am not able to send e-mail at this moment. However, I am still …

: A good start... Life is hard when you’re getting old. I just turned 31 last Saturday, and I already feel like …

: Happy Birthday to me Yes, yes, I’m becoming an old man… 31 years old today! The typical way of celebrating …

: Short visit Normally when we visit Holland, time seems to fly. That is why we decided to go on Thursday evening. …

: Carnival First of all for all the people who have asked me the last weeks: Yes, they do celebrate carnival …

: Detective One of the nicest features of having your own web site is playing ‘detective’. Every day the web …

: Pictures For the first time since I moved from Holland I have added pictures to my site. Today I finally took …

: Princess Oops, already a week without any notice! Yes, it’s about time that I write something new on my …

: Fimcap Fimcap? You stopped the youthwork when you left Holland, didn´t you? No, I didn't! I am still …

: My job I just noticed that I haven’t written for a while about my job. And since quite some of the …

: Training course Fimcap secretariat No, I am not going to be the new secretary of Fimcap, but I was present at the unofficial training …

: Another car Until yesterday, we had two cars at home: the Pajero, used by the parents of MJ, and the Opel, used …

: Travel planner For those of you interested in my personal collection of airplane tickets, hereby a short overview: …

: Three Kings I know that in Holland the big parties are over, but here there is one more event left: the Three …

: The weather In Holland the weather is always the subject of the day, mainly because it is never the same as the …

: Back to Holland At this moment it is already a week ago since I was in Holland. Yes, I have been a litlle bit busy …

: A day at the beach After hearing a lot of times that having fog every day is not normal, and that it is only the case …

: The 6th of December The 6th of December is an important day: it is the birthday of ‘Sinterklaas’ (yes, I …

: Time flies when you're having fun! This weekend MJ is in Lithuania for a Fimcap meeting. I better say ‘was’, because she is almost back …

: Back to Holland! No, I don’t have an argue with MJ and no, I will not go back forever. But in December I will …

: Cleaning day Today it is Saturday, the day of the cleaning the house. MJ and I always do the first floor. Or …

: Working times Yesterday somebody tried to phone me during the day. Unfortunately I was not home yet, so I thought …

: The Score Yesterday MJ and I decided to visit the cinema. After a very busy week with a lot of new …

: My first day at work Today was the great day… working at ICG. After a short tour through the building and meeting a lot …

: That's it... Next to me is the big bag with the last things to take. I only have to pack my laptop and I am ready …

: Unemployed Yes, I am unemployed at the moment. Yesterday was my very last day that I worked for Aino and on …

: Good-bye Jong Nederland As most of you know, I have spent a lot of my spare time doing voluntary work for Jong Nederland. …

: Saying goodbye to my family On Saturday, October 20th, my parents and my sister have organised a farewell party for all my …

: I am here, but all my stuff is there... One week of holidays is not a lot if you have to travel back and forth to the other end of Europe. …

: Packing my stuff... Just a few more days to go! My room in Harmelen is turning little by little into a big mess. I am …

: Moving to Lleida The main reason most people will visit this site at the moment is because you want to know when I …

: Getting old Yes yes, since last Friday my age starts with a 3… I’m definitely getting old. The next …

: Updating my news This is definitely the least updated page on my site!!! I see that the last update has been more …

: Summer camp After two days of sleeping I’m back to normal again. The reason I was so tired??? The JN …

: Seniorenweekend Afgelopen weekend was het Seniorenweekend van het district Utrecht (JN uiteraard…). En mede …

: Millennium Goh, ik kom er net achter dat ik dit millennium nog helemaal niets geschreven heb op de nieuws …

: Kerst De afgelopen dagen hebben jullie me weinig gezien, want ik was even mijn computertje aan het …

: Bestuur mee Afgelopen weekend heb ik een heel erg leuk en leerzaam weekend gehad. Ik heb namelijk meegedaan aan …

: Rust Weeer helemaal uitgerust, is het weer eens tijd om weer eens wat aan de homepage te gaan doen. Ik …

: Hits, Chiro Startdag en Fimcap Bureaumeeting Nu mijn homepage vermeld staat in de surftips van The Internet Plaza moet ik er wel voor zorgen dat …

: Zomer Hoewel ik, behalve een fantastische week kamp met JN, niet op vakantie geweest ben, is de zomer toch …

: Pinkpop & Ouderweekend Het kan niet op met de weekendjes weg. Ik ben nu al een paar weekenden niet meer thuis geweest. Twee …

: Euroforum Vandaag een dagje vrij om weer bij te komen van weer een geweldig Euroforum in Seitenstetten in …

: Rijbewijs Het heeft even geduurd, maar het is nu dan eindelijk gelukt: ik heb mijn rijbewijs.

: Carnaval Carnaval!!!! Deze week maar even vier daagjes vrij genomen om te feesten en om thuis de boel maar …

: Gezakt Gisteren ben ik gezakt voor mijn rijbewijs. Meer heb ik niet te zeggen.

: Brainstormen en volleybal Hoewel ik het errug druk heb, toch nog een klein verhaaltje over afgelopen weekend. Ik ben namelijk …

: Nacht van 16+ Ik ben weer een beetje bijgekomen van afgelopen weekend. De landelijke Nacht van 16+ werd namelijk …

: Ontsteking Alweer twee dagen ziek thuis… Ik heb (voor de vierde keer dit jaar) een ontsteking in mijn …

: Kaderschouw Oeps, ik merk dat ik deze pagina niet echt goed bijgehouden heb. Ik had natuurlijk allang wat moeten …

: Allergie De mensen die mij de laatste tijd nog gezien hebben, hebben waarschijnlijk al gemerkt dat het niet …

: Pittig feestje Leuk zo’n feestje; het geeft alleen zo’n rotzooi. Gisteravond gaf ik met Harry en Dustin …

: Jarig Hiep, hiep, hoera! Vandaag ben ik jarig…

: Uitnodiging Het duurt nog even, maar je kunt het alvast in je agenda noteren: op 14 maart 1998 vier ik mijn …

: Gelukkig nieuwjaar Uiteraard wil ik iedereen een erg gelukkig 1998 wensen. Ikzelf ben het nieuwe jaar al feestend …

: Rome Vrijdagavond ben ik terug gekomen van een weekje Rome. Ik moest naar Rome vanwege de FIMCAP …

: Sinterklaas Dank u Sinterklaasje… Jawel, ook ik heb Sinterklaas gevierd, gewoon thuis, met mijn ouders en …

: Medewerkersweekend Afgelopen weekend was het Landelijke Medewerkers Weekend van Jong Nederland. Voor alle medewerkers …

: Nieuws De nieuws pagina is vandaag in de lucht! Nieuws voor de komende tijd: 19 november promoveert Marcel …