What I do, think, see or dream about. Updated regularly with things I've been up to, movies I saw, music I'm really into at the moment and other personal things. In the first place as an outlet for *me*.
If you happen to enjoy reading it and can kinda know what I'm going through, then that's fine. If I offend you, I'm sorry... write me and we'll sort it out.
BJ and Freeke - The Wedding
Yesterday, my friends BJ and Freeke got married in the Kloosterkerk in Den Haag. For me, it was a very cool day too, because I hadn't realized that so many people I knew would be there too. BJ and Freeke are former KPN Research colleagues of mine. So it was to be expected that many old friends from Research would be there too. Then, BJ and Freeke have gone skiing with me another group of friends in Les Lilas. So some of them were there too. Finally, BJ and Freeke have gone to some house parties me and yet another group of friends. So they were there too! :D So many people, so little time! But at least I have pictures... And to make things ever better, the party was held on a gorgeous estate "Te Werve" in Rijswijk with dress code "black tie". So everyone was very *very* nicely dressed and this gave the evening a special note too. :)
The specs are impressive! I only lack an Ethernet port, but using USB (for power), you could add disk storage as well as a network port. Easy! What could you do with it? Uhm... create a media server with it; build a portable movie center; build a fancy web or database server; create a firewall or proxy server... lots!
I'm thinking putting this inside a small box, take a USB hub with power, a USB Bluetooth dongle, a Bluetooth mini keyboard and a mouse. Add Linux, install VLC and connect your choice of USB disk(s) filled to the brim with HD 720p movies and all you need is a TV with an S-video input and you can watch whatever you brought with you! w00t :nerd:
Speaking of building it yourself, I've been really annoyed at current Android phone makers that they sell loads of phones without a proper car mount kit. Only Dell, Motorola and a few others have special car mounts for their phones when they come out. All others simply don't. Now you don't really need one that often, but if you like to use the free Google Navigation features of any Android-based satnav tool, you will need a car mount or someone to hold the phone for you. You can buy generic phone mount kits, but they're ugly and expensive...
So I was pleasantly surprised that someone felt the same way and came up with a really easy solution to building your own car mount for less than $10! Genius!