Sunday, October 09, 2005

Getting old

My daughter created her own blog this week. And in a couple of days she created more posts than I did in a couple of months. But then again, she wants do something in 'writing'. I am just an IT junky. Luckily for me she is writing in dutch. So not many people that read this, will read her posts.
Fun to read was that she had the same misgivings about starting a blog as I had. Is there anybody that is even remotely interested in what I want to write in a blog? I did not think so, and given the few months I have had this blog, others as well. Not that I have tried to interest people in my blog, but it is freely accessible on the internet.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Unique tiger

Last winter I had a small collission with a car. My bike fell over but had no real damage. The car needed a new fender. Since my no-claim rebate on insurance fee would suffer anyway I decided to claim my own damage as well. I had some scratches to the tank and the wind screen. But it seems repainting is too expensive over here. So the insurance guy decided to fund the money to replace the tank and screen. I was given the money directly. That gave me the possibility to do whatever I like with it. And did I?
I had it repainted in a color that is famous in the netherlands because of a cycling team that used to exist and was sponsored by Amstel beer. My bicycle is painted in the same colour.
Now I have two bikes in 'Amstel Red metallic'. I think it was worth the trouble of missing my bike for six weeks (there were 'some' delays in ordering and deliverance of transfers and a painter who did not know how to do a proper paint job).
And so I have a unique, one in the world, Tiger.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Recording Albums

I just finished recording all my old albums to MP3. I have been meaning to do that for years, but now it is finally done. It has taken about half a year, in between other 'projects'. And it is great to hear all the excellent music from the 70's and the 80's again. Makes you want to be a student again. Of course there are some albums not in the least bit interesting for anyone but me. Most of them even my children want to hear now and then.
I even bought a car stereo that plays MP3 CD's so I won't have to listen to the not so interesting music (also called crap in a more rude tone) on the radio. Everything is still burnt on CD audio though. The hifi set I own has a much better sound than the DVD surround system, no wonder with those small speakers.
Anyway, only one thing left to do; make an extension for my cd-rack.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

The first one

I just created this blog to be able to react to the blog of Tom Kyte. And to get the feel of it. I see a lot of useful info appearing in more and more blog's. So I'm starting myself. Don't know how it will go or if I'll ever add another post. But the first one is there.