A new challenge …

As of today, I am no longer working for Avanade. I had a good time over there, but my personal goals changed. I found a new challenge: I started a company with a good friend of mine. We’re still building the website, so the information is not there yet. But it will be soon. So check the website every now and again.

We’re very excited and can’t wait to get started!

By |October 1st, 2008|Personal, Work|1 Comment

Online profiles – update

I only had time for a quickie:

The page containing all my online profiles has been updated…
When interested, have a look at them.

Rick van den Bosch .net – part II

It’s been a while because I’ve been so busy lately, but the next (technical) step for my personal  website is now online. When browsing to http://rickvandenbosch.net/blog/, the content of my blog here is displayed sort of mirrored over there. I used an OpenSource RSS component to read my private rss feed from blogging about, and display it from there.

There’s still a lot of work to be done (like styling!), but I’ll get there. Eventually…. ;)

If you’re interested on the how and the what: I’ll post the source code online as soon as the entire website is ‘ready’. At this rate, it might take a while, so if you can’t wait: contact me

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Short personal update – March 2008

This weekend we got back from a skiing trip we went on with the school my girlfriend works at. We had a great time! The kids were great, and so were the teachers and the Huski people who were there to teach the kids how to ski and snowboard. If they need an extra pair of hands next year, I hope they’ll consider me: I’d be happy to join them.

I ordered my new phone this weekend. I arrived home 10 minutes ago, and the postman had beaten me to it: there was a note saying they will try delivering my phone again tomorrow. I hope they’ll come when I’m at home, so I can go ahead and play with it. Boys will be boys, right? And then there’s the combination boys & toys…. ;)

My ‘old’ phone is going to my girlfriend, because some m***erf***ers broke in and stole lots of stuff, like our laptop and her PDA phone. I can’t understand why people do such a thing, why they just take something of someone else. I guess some people don’t have a bit of decency in them… ( </angry mode> )

We will be looking for a new laptop, any tips are welcome. And, of course, I’m open for buzzing / WOMM ;)

Upcoming: holiday!

I won’t be blogging for the next week. Tomorrow evening, we are going on a ski vacation! I was invited to join the skicamp my girlfriend is going on with her work. A nice opportunity to brush up my skiing skills. Let’s hope we’ll come back in one piece, but I’m counting on it ;)

I’ll catch you guys later.

By |February 24th, 2008|Personal|0 Comments

Earphones gone bad

Until the Zune is available in Europe (when will that be, if ever…), I’m using an iPod. To be honest, I’m pretty satisfied with the product although iTunes still doesn’t feel like a solid piece of software… (understatement anyone?)

After lots of hours playtime the original earphones of my iPod died, or at least the right one did. I went through the Apple store and found the ‘original’ earphones over there. Because of the annoying squeaky sound the cord makes in the inside of the lower part of the earphone, I wanted to try different ones. I ended up choosing the newer (and more expensive!) Apple iPod in-ear headphones.

Some of the features:
– nicer, sleeker design
– no more squeaking
– feels better in the ears
– lousy sound quality!

After having used the new earphones for 3 minutes, I put them back in the box they came in and I haven’t touched them since. It might be me, but the sound that came from those earphones didn’t even resemble the music they were supposed to be playing. I tried virtually every equalizer setting on my iPod, but none of them could make it better. For now I’ve switched back to old school earphones that came with my discman (!) years ago. I guess I’ll be selecting new ones, again.

rick van den bosch .net – part 1

So that’s part 1: www.rickvandenbosch.net is now online. There’s nothing to be found over there yet, but the domain has been delivered. Oh, and there’s an easy redirect to my blog, so that goes back here ;). From now on, you can also use rickvandenbosch.net/blog as the url to find my blog. I’m currently talking to the bloggingabout.net admin to mirror my content over there, for now it’s just a redirect. Keep posted for more updates on the new domain.

By |January 24th, 2008|Blog, Link, Personal|0 Comments

BloggingAbout: we’re back

Dennis already blogged about it: we had some problems with the availability of BloggingAbout since last night. The error was fixed this afternoon, so everything should be back to normal. If you’re experiencing any difficulties, please let me know through the contact form, or mail me at rick.van.den.bosch[at]bloggingabout.net.

Blogging @ Almere

Today was the first of two introduction days at Avanade. Maybe you missed it, but I started there today. And that’s why I’m writing this blogpost from a hotel in Almere, using my new Avanade laptop. ;)

I’m sure there will be lots of stuff to blog about, so stay tuned for more…

Best wishes

All the best for the year 2008!
I hope we will be hearing/reading a lot of each other this year ;)

By |January 1st, 2008|Personal|0 Comments