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Hello again

Hey there…

It’s been a while since I last posted, but I’ve been way too busy.

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Windows 7

As I told you in this post, I am not guinea pigging for Microsoft anymore, but now the ‘stable’ official version of Windows 7 came out. They promised that they fixed all the things that were wrong or not working in the beta so installation and running it should be a breeze. And I must say that the installation (did a clean one to make sure everything went okay) was…

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Back from vacation!

Hey there all, I managed to get back from vacation in one piece. As I told you in this post we went from Costa Rica, to Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatamala and then Mexico. I was very excited to go to that part of the world because it’s one of the last contents we still have to visit (we now only have Australia on our list). It was more beautiful then I…

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The end of (A)DSL

In the past year lot’s of ISPs started to offer 20 Mbps internet for € 20. This was the fastest internet subscription that was available at that time for a fraction of the price cable providers charged for the same speed. Cable internet providers like UPC and Ziggo started to lose a big share of their customers to ADSL providers, but now with the implementation of EuroDOCSIS 3 the cable providers (consumer) strike back.

Birthday coming up – New watch

It’s my birthday in a few days (June 15th) and my girlfriend asked me what I would liked for a present. I told her I would really love a new watch since the one I got now is starting to fall apart. (Leather bracelets suck…(and smell bad)). I already had my eye out for the new Seiko kinetic watch (SNL047P1) so we went to look for it at several jeweler…

Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala & Mexico

We just booked our vacation to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala & Mexico. A round trip with Shoestring (Dutch tour operator that is part of Kuoni). Now lets just hope that the big pig flu turns out not to be that big as the WHO is trying to make us believe…

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No more Windows betas

I’m all for beta testing of new products and when Windows 7 first beta came out I was one of the first to install it on my Dell XPS 1530 laptop. All was good except some video resolution problems when switching to HDMI output and back. I installed Ubuntu aside so this wouldn’t be a problem all that much. Then Windows 7 Build 7068 can out and with that I…