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Barcamp Amsterdam (cont.)

October 11, 2005

The Barcamp Amsterdam wiki has been updated so check it out! Mediamatic the generous providers of our venue have featured the event on their website Be there! More blogs about barcamp amsterdam. barcamp amsterdam

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1999 speak

October 11, 2005

Ok so I had to blog about this: right now I’m in a lecture at my university and the lecture is in dutch. So the guy keeps on throwing in words (in english) like ‘corporate data model’, ‘context sensitive’ and of course everyone’s favorite ‘return on investment’. So first up why do people insist on using these words as if it still is 1999. Second why do people use a language other than their own? Especially in lectures throwing in these words is meaningless. This could all be frustration on my part, sure hope it isn’t a trend coming to hunt us from the past.

We have a venue!

October 10, 2005

We have a venue for Barcamp Amsterdam! Thanks to Willem Velthoven the head honcho at Mediamatic we can use their workshop space and kitchen! We only have room for about 40-50 people so sign up! Pictures of the place can be found here. Thanks again to Willem Velthoven and the Mediamatic crew for providing us with the space to hold Barcamp Amsterdam. Chris from Flock has written about it here. So remember the event is October 20th-21st in Amsterdam. More blogs about barcamp amsterdam. barcamp amsterdam

Flock in 3 days

October 3, 2005

T-Minus 3 days…
Originally uploaded by factoryjoe.

Something tells me that flock the social webbrowser will be released in 3 days 😉

No flock in 3 days. It’s the web 2.0 party!

Bar Camp Amsterdam

September 22, 2005
Bar Camp Amsterdam Originally uploaded by factoryjoe.

In October OSCON the Open Source Conference will be in Amsterdam. There are no free exhibit hall passes or non profit projects. So from the guys who brought you Bar Camp there is now Bar Camp Amsterdam. Location to be determined
Living in Amsterdam attendance is a no-brainer for me 😉 For impressions of the previous Bar Camp check out these flickr pages. barcamp amsterdam

Wired article about flock

September 14, 2005

Wired News: Killer Buzz Flocks to New Browser

The buzz is spreading surrounding flock the social browser for a Web 2.0 era.

Me with the ‘Book

September 14, 2005

Me with the ‘Book
Originally uploaded by mies.

Using the powerbook in the science building at the VU. Gotta love wifi!

Django | The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines

September 12, 2005

Django | The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines

A python web framework. Check out the review by Andy Smith and the follow-up.

DOOM movie poster!

September 11, 2005

from digg: And, like the movie itself, the poster plays up the first-person shooter angle.

I don’t know how good the movie is going to be, the trailers look good. But history has taught us that ‘game-movies’ aren’t all that great. Still though…it -is- DOOM. I’m going.

read more | digg story

apple.com – iPod nano announced

September 7, 2005

apple.com – iPod nano announced
Originally uploaded by factoryjoe.

This thing is hot. And I want one. The only thing that disappoints me besides the fact that my 1G iPod mini has become irrelevant, is that my remote cannot be connected to the nano, so that’s a shame. This would be my third iPod after the mini and the shuffle. Is this bad? Nah! The nano is hot 😉

More blogs about ipod nano.