he motorcycle season is barely begun (March 1st, officially) and I have already had enough…
‘m not a nerd pur-sang. I actually started as a Dreamer, then an Observer and a Scholar, then Biologist and Photographer, later on Carpenter, Refurbishment Technician, then Payroll clerk, CAD draughtsman, Quality Control-man, ICT Support Engineer and finally Operations Manager.
That is to say that I’m not entirely fond of modern technology, especially the kind that tends to bypass or even eliminate direct human interaction.
ho said that architects don’t have sense of humor?
Well I know a few who have practically none, but their numbers would not be enough to define a statistically significant rule for the category.
cronyms… What would the average John Nerd do without them?
For those who have no idea what the word “acronym” means, here’s what we’re going to talk about:
A word (as NATO, radar, or laser) which is formed from the initial letter (or letters) of each of the successive parts (or major parts) of a compound term.
Even some very common words that we daily see and use are in fact not real words, but acronyms.
ometimes, life gives us unexpected surprises, good or bad… or both.
A couple of weeks ago I heard that I was going to lose my job because the business was closing the Dutch branch of our organization (details are not important). That was the bad news…
his morning, a little after 06.30, I was walking to take the car out of the garage and drive to my work when I suddenly heard the first Blackbird singing.
The moon was full and bright, the sky alight with its incredibly strong reflection.
The air was crisp (1°C, at roughly 52.3667° N, 4.9000° E) and the silence complete, while this Blackbird was whistling his first song of the season.
The phrases were incomplete, but whistled with conviction, so I immediately knew: spring is coming!
y dislike for Christmas is notorious, but this post is not directly about that. It’s only that the events just happened to take place today, Christmas Eve…
The prelude to it took place a few days ago, when some miscreant thief broke into my car.
have been brought up with firm and clear rules about how to behave, etiquette, acceptable social conduct and more.
After all, my father and grandfather were both in the military (MP and Navy, respectively), while my mother was a schoolteacher and her father a notary.
was having a strangely calm moment at the office (it happens only once or twice a year, so better savor it) and therefore I was taking the chance to look for some nice quotes about technology on the Net (like the ones you can read in the sidebar widget on this site).
One of the best I found was by Georgie-Porgie Bush and under it, I found the following Tags: “dumb“, “technology“.
By the way, I was reading the technology-related quotes on this website.
iding my motorbike one serene early October morning at dawn, making my way calmly and without rushing, atop the dyke road between the inland sea of the IJsselmeer and the beautiful marshes of the National Reservation of the Oostvaardersplassen.
This is for me one of the most beautiful spots along the coast of the IJsselmeer.