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One day I decided to quit...
But God said : 'Look around : Do you see the fern and the bamboo?'
Read the story.
Go to the page | Comment | 579 | Thursday 15 Jan 2009, 16:40
Il y a toujours dans la vie des convergences qu'on ne s'explique pas. Par exemple on recoit plusieurs offres d'emploi dans la même semaine. Cette fois ci, j'ai crée un miniblogue hier soir. Sur mon blogue, hier midi, sans relation de cause à effet que je puisse m'expliquer SouCaline a posté un commentaire sur un de mes blogs. Son URL est celui de ... miniblogue. Son commentaire est don antérieur à mon inscription à miniblogue. Moi j'ai découvert miniblogue via Wikipedia...
Go to the page | Comment | 559 | Thursday 15 Jan 2009, 11:27
He is playing violin in the street. Nobody is listening to him. Who is he ?
Read a nice story here : The street musician.
Il joue du violon dans la rue. Personne ne l'écoute. Qui est-il ?
Voyez ici : Le musicien de Rue
Go to the page | Comment | 580 | Thursday 15 Jan 2009, 10:50
Ce que j'aime dans le miniblogue c'est qu'il faut même pas chercher un titre. On dumpe directement ce qu'on pense et c'est un peu plus long qu'un Twit.
Go to the page | Comment | 560 | Wednesday 14 Jan 2009, 22:57
Voila encore un espace pour jouer...Un Miniblogue
Go to the page | Comment | 561 | Wednesday 14 Jan 2009, 22:23
This week, I followed a Twitt Post that made me dicover Issuu.
I'm impressed. It's the Web2.0 version of a FSI like application (cfr Playmobil on the Web with FSI).
Eventually some Landscape Layout that fit my screen. This really allows to read magazines on a PC. If you want an example, have a look here :
Go to the page | Comment | 581 | Wednesday 14 Jan 2009, 22:17
I'll try miniblogue just for the fun (http://jfdeclercq.miniblogue.fr/)
It will appearFor the moment the content will only appear on Netvibes (http://www.netvibes.com/jfdeclercq#My_Content)
I'm thinking about a review of the way I create content because with Blogger, Twitter, Delicious it becomes a mess...
Go to the page | Comment | 582 | Wednesday 14 Jan 2009, 21:44
In twitter I have followers who follow thousands of people. See for example http://twitter.com/chrisblake. I wonder how it's possible to do that. Why do they do that ?
Go to the page | Comment | 583 | Wednesday 14 Jan 2009, 21:36
Maybe you have already seen my picture on SOA and the Value Chain.
Here is an excellent IBM article that explains it all...
Go to the page | Comment | 584 | Tuesday 06 Jan 2009, 15:29
Je suis en train de ré-écouter une émission de Europe1 intitulée: "Internet et la culture : le meilleur ou le pire"
On y parle de Blogs mais également de ePaper et de eBooks.
Go to the page | Comment | 585 | Monday 05 Jan 2009, 22:59
Don't tell my manager Dieter that today I stopped working for an hour to go sledding...
Have a look here (better with sound):
Go to the page | Comment | 535 | Monday 05 Jan 2009, 17:24
J'ai posté le commentaire suivant sur le site de François Colette, à propos de Facebook.
"Moi j?aime bien les réseaux sociaux. Facebook est celui que j?aime le moins. Je n?aime pas devoir ?installer des applications?, c?est pour moi contraire aux principes même du web.
Ce qui me fait peur avec Facebook c?est l?utilisation qui pourrait en être faite : si on pense à comment les juifs ont été pourchassés avec des registres papier pendant la seconde guerre mondiale, on se rend compte il serait aujourd?hui tres facile de cibler un groupe particulier via un système comme facebook. Et je ne parle pas encore d?une éventuelle application de dénonciation (anonyme) qui serait installée sur Facebook.
En cas de troisième guerre mondiale, la première cible à détruire serait peut-être facebook."
Go to the page | Comment | 586 | Saturday 03 Jan 2009, 11:47
As usual, to send you my Best Wishes for the coming year, I send you my best shots of the year before. Here are my best shots of 2008.
HAPPY 2009 !!!
Go to the page | Comment | 532 | Thursday 01 Jan 2009, 19:14
Today we went to Aqualibi so we could walk in swimsuit all day even if it's freezing outside !
Go to the page | Comment | 533 | Tuesday 30 Dec 2008, 20:33
Recently I had a problem on my home computers. We couldn't connect to www.google.com anymore. A ping didn't work, a nslookup didn't work, a tracert didn't work. All other sites were ok.
I searched the Internet (using google.be ;-)) and many people had the same problem. It seems to be a strange DNS problem.
For those people, here is a temporary solution. Edit your Windows Hosts file (in c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc) and add this line at the end:
This way you tell your computer directly where to find Google.com. Note this solution will no longer work if Google.com changes its IP Address.
After that I could again read my gmail, my Google Calendar, my Google Notebook and Blogger.
I would like to know the real issue behind it.
Go to the page | Comment | 588 | Monday 29 Dec 2008, 09:57
Today we did some mountain bike in Kasterlee/Herentals on the Montain Bike Routes of the Bloso.
Go to the page | Comment | 589 | Sunday 28 Dec 2008, 22:28
I could not blog for several days because I couldn't connect to www.google.com due to very stange dns problems. Whatever, I would like to wish you the best for this end of the year.
I hope your holydays are filled with happiness and good cheer !
Very soon I will send you my Best Wishes with my Best Shots 2008.
Go to the page | Comment | 590 | Sunday 28 Dec 2008, 22:17
I have seen that guy (Roxorloops) at Devoxx. What he does is amazing !
Go to the page | Comment | 591 | Tuesday 16 Dec 2008, 11:10
Go to the page | Comment | 523 | Sunday 14 Dec 2008, 16:53
Last week (Dec 8-12 2008),
there was Devoxx
(formely known as JavaPolis)
in the Metropolis in Antwerp.
The fair usually welcomes 2000
developers for technical conferences
on Java, PHP, JavaFX, Scala,
Ruby on Rails...
IBM invests on this event
and this year Robin Mulkers
proposed to demonstrate IBM's
technology leadership with a
real use case of one of the
hottest technologies: RFID.
The project was exlained
in the keynote
(see some photos here below)
Furthermore, it's a usefull use case for the
Devoxx Organization : All participants
receivedan RFID badge. Those badges
were tracked so that one could
for example see which
sessions were the most popular. Or
participants could leave their name
at the booths by letting the hostess
scan their badge to participate
to games or request for more information.
At IBM, we call this innovation that matters !
PS : Devoxx is one of the best
events that I know. The organization
is really great. You have free WiFi, you
can take drinks directly from
the fridge, speackers are accessible,
topics are cool...
Everything is in place to have a great
Developer experience !
Go to the page | Comment | 592 | Sunday 14 Dec 2008, 13:32
Dimanche 7 décembre,
nous étions invités par IBM
au Cirque Bouglione pour
N'hésitez plus, allez-y.
Je vous le recommande :
Le spectacle est vraiment bon.
Go to the page | Comment | 593 | Sunday 14 Dec 2008, 13:12
In the past I had already
designed goal trees using UML.
Today I have developed
several diagrams for one
of my customers :
goal trees, project lists,
I have put it all in one huge diagram,
that I have called a mind map.
So I have effectively
a mind map
using a UML Modeling tool.
I can't show you because
it's confidential but
I find it quiet interesting
and I will do it more and more.
You can try it at home...
Go to the page | Comment | 594 | Thursday 11 Dec 2008, 19:03
This weekend I took some time to have a look at Ubuntu. I find Windows Vista is very slow and I wanted to know how Linux would run on my machine (Acer Aspire 5315, Intel Celeron 1.7 Ghz).
I downloaded a CDRom from Ubuntu's website. You can boot from that CDRom and run Linux without making any changes to your machine.
Directly, I was convinced by the performance : Linux is much more reactive. When applications are slow, the OS isn't and that makes all the difference.
There are however some things that make me realize it would cost me time if I would completely switch to Ubuntu :
Go to the page | Comment | 519 | Sunday 07 Dec 2008, 23:28
Go to the page | Comment | 518 | Tuesday 02 Dec 2008, 21:36
This Sunday (Nov 30, 2008) we were at the Lotto Arena in Antwerp for the last concert of Natalia's Glamorous Tour.
It's the 4th time I see Natalia in concert. The first time was ok. The second time I was disappointed. The third time was ok but I still found she was shouting instead of singing.
This time was ... exceptional :
1. She was singing and not shouting: real emotions could flow instead of a mass of decibels.
2. There was a real dance floor : Natalia and the dancers provided a superior experience.
3. There were nice surprises like singing Prince and the appearance of Stam van Samang.
So it was an excellent concert this time !!
Go to the page | Comment | 517 | Tuesday 02 Dec 2008, 20:58