Friday, 18 Jan 2019
Tag: life

do companies ‘sell out’ their customers?

Normally I don’t answer ‘blocked’ phone numbers on my cellphone, but since I’m expecting a call from a company I got tempted today. It was (off course) some call center, who immediately asked: “I’m sorry to bother you, but do you by any chance have children under the age of 12?” my (logical) answer was: […]

a wonderful xmas :)

I had a wonderful Christmas this year 🙂 On the 24th, my girlfriend Kirsteen flew in from Vienna, where she lives, and she stayed until the 27th. We did the whole exchange of gifts on Christmas-eve, a first for me – it’s more a British tradition I think, and since she’s Scottish … I think […]

Oracle 11g for Dummies

The boss just dumped a whole stack of books on our desks. Oracle 11g for dummies for me, w000t. Never done Oracle before, though I am no stranger to Databases at all (MySQL, Postgresql, MSSQL, IBM DB2)

Note to self: Dow Jones will break 10,000+ threshold within 2-4 months

Looking at past, future, and current performance of the global stock market, I estimate the Down Jones will shoot through the 10K+ threshold within 2-4 months (probably closer to 2 then to 4). The Dow Jones Index will continue it’s climb after that, unless some banks go and do something decidedly stupid, and stock analysts […]

no such thing as a lucky break

Count your blessings, but what if there are none? Yesterday, since it was a saturday and I have a large amount of spare time in the weekend, I decided to get busy on one of those things I never have the time to do during the week: laundry. (yay!). So, I loaded up the washer, […]

Small update

Just a little update, since I’ve not been around for a while now. A lot of changes in my life. As you know Petra and I where getting a divorce, and that was final in june. Then the waiting game started, because Petra needed a place of her own. Well, she and Femke moved out […]

message to stockholders and financial analysts

I would like to issue the follow message to stockholders and financial analysts: stop messing up the economy even more! Okay, pause, take a deep breath, go out into the woods if you have some nearby, or a walk in the park. Enjoy some clean air, the company of friends. Clear your mind of all […]


No, I am not overloaded, though I’m not far from it sometimes, but my trusted mailserver is almost there. All day long there’s been a close to inifine flow of spam, bounces and other junk storming into my mailbox. As some of you may know, I’ve got a powerful IBM server running FreeBSD here at […]