Monthly Archives: June 2011

Reconstruction of Washington D.C. in 1814

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    Planking

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      Waar blijven jullie toegezegde donaties?

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      Ik ben onderweg naar Alpe d’HuZes
      Het afgelopen jaar heb ik mijn sociale leven beperkt, ben ik gestopt met roken en ben ik voor het eerst in meer dan 20 jaar weer gaan sporten. Dit om op 9 juni zo vaak als het fysiek mogelijk is de Alpe d’HuZes (Alpe d’Huez) te beklimmen. Dit alles heeft puur tot doel zoveel mogelijk donaties te werven ten behoeve van de KWF Kankerbestrijding. Hierbij vraag ik je om een donatie op mijn donatie pagina.

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        Youtube now with Creative Commons?

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        Seems that finally the major video platforms start to recognize Creative Commons.

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          Bunk’s day

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            Ik kom nu nog duizend euro te kort !

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            Na maanden voorbereiding is het aanstaande donderdag “Alpe d’HuZes 2011” waar ik samen met vijfduizend anderen zal proberen twintig miljoen euro voor KWF Kankerbestrijding te werven. Een snel rekensommetje leert dat per deelnemer dus vijfduizend euro aan donaties geworven moet worden. Ik kom nu nog duizend euro te kort en dat voelt niet goed daags voor mijn beklimmingen.

            Al het geld van Alpe d’Huzes komt in een apart fonds wat volledig wordt ingezet voor onderzoek en de aanpak van kanker! Geen geld naar directeuren of administratie, maar rechtstreeks naar het doel waarvoor het bedoeld is. Laat je inspireren en kijk op www.opgevenisgeenoptie.nl en ga naar mijn actiepagina om mij te steunen!

            Mocht je doneren dan krijg je per mail de donatiebevestiging en een link naar een website waar je mij op 9 juni live kan volgen. Natuurlijk kan je de iPhone app downloaden of donderdag het Alpe d’HuZes evenement vanaf de start om 04:30 uur tot het einde van de dag volgen op Radio 2. ‘s Avonds tussen 19:00 en 20:00 uur is er op tv bij de NCRV een samenvatting te zien.

            Met sportieve, hoopvolle en hartelijke groet,

            Vincent

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              WordPress P2 Plugin

              Like all platforms keep copy pasting the best ideas, P2 is maybe another such example. Big difference is off course that you will have bigger control over your archive and no downtime. Meanwhile speakers are called for WordPress Conference (Wordcamp) 2011. More WordPress posts, here.

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                #wwdc 2011

                See also before.

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                  The Facebook Effect on Relationships

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                    DRM with E-Books – Trouble all over again

                    Stallman: “Free software guru Richard Stallman claims consumers should reject eBooks until they “respect our freedoms”. He highlights the DRM embedded in eBooks sold by Amazon as an example of such restrictions, citing the infamous case of Amazon wiping copies of George Orwell’s 1984 from users’ Kindles without permission. He also rails against Amazon for forcing people to identify themselves before buying eBooks. His suggested remedy? Distributing tax funds to authors based on their popularity, or “designing players so users can send authors anonymous voluntary payments”.”

                    For some reason, the industry doesn’t learn from itself.

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                      Het is zo ver Alpe d’HuZes 2011

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                      Morgen is het na maanden training eindelijk zover, ik ga morgen de Alpe d’HuZes beklimmen voor KWF Kankerbestrijding!

                      Het Alpe d’HuZes evenement en ik zijn morgen te volgen op http://live.opgevenisgeenoptie.nl of via de iphone app ben ik op te zoeken (Vincent Barnhard startnummer 1936). Mocht je anderen nog willen attenderen op mijn actie pagina dan hierbij de link naar de pagina.

                      Tevens ben ik te volgen op een aantal sociale media: Facebook, Twitter en Linkedin. Mocht je nog niet gedoneerd hebben doe dat dan eens heel snel ;-)

                      Ik heb er tot slot heel erg veel zin in. Vandaag was al super toen Alpe d’HuZus de berg beklom, mijn vriendin kreeg ook de kriebels en heeft lopend de voor mij te kraken tijd van 2 uur en 25 min gezet (foto).

                      Het wordt morgen onvergetelijk, ik raad dan ook aan om allemaal Knooppunt Kranenburg te volgen en ‘s avonds op de NCRV te kijken naar de samenvatting tussen 19:00 en 20:00 uur.

                      Meer informatie e.d. dus op http://live.opgevenisgeenoptie.nl

                      Groeten,

                      Vincent

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                        When Tron Guy meets X-Factor

                        Painful rejection (…really a surprise?)

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                          Rolling Dictators in Cinema

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                          Sacha is going for the spirit of the time. Just like that other brilliant film “The Devils Double” (via) (more…)

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                            @thebestwestern why is Twitter blocked in your Saphir Lyon Hotel? #fail pls RT

                            To whom it may concern at Best Western Management,

                            Today I needed a rest and some hours behind my laptop, so I booked a room at your Saphir Lyon (France). I was a bit shocked to learn that you have blocked my WiFi service to Twitter:

                            La politique de filtrage de votre firewall ne vous permet pas d’accéder à cette url.

                            Site : ‘twitter.com’
                            URL : ‘/’

                            Catégorie : ‘online’

                            I just climbed the Alpe d’Huez in France twice to raise funds for the Dutch Cancer Foundation and I wanted to share that experience with my friends on Twitter. You’re block kind of ruined that effort and the larger part of my evening.

                            Your reception guessed that you might have blocked access to Twitter to prevent your employees using the WiFi. Of course I’m not interested in why Twitter is blocked ‘just fix it’. The last time someone blocked access to my account was during a China trip.

                            This is insane, please grant me access to Twitter asap!

                            Regards,

                            Vincent

                            P.S. It would be a great if you’re able to stop the control freak working at this hotel.
                            It’s 2011 (mobile internet) and it’s France not China (firewalls)! Instead of firewalls you could simply stop printing the fixed user name and password on the room keys and replace it with with a more intelligent system.

                            I understand that the ’3 strikes and you’re out policy’ of the French makes a free and open WiFi complicated but please stop this madness.

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                              Hard drive – Engineer Guy

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                                Jack Horner: Building a dinosaur from a chicken

                                It really is a short matter of time before Jack Horner will find the 2 turned-off genen needed to get to his chickenosauris. Jurassic Park within 10 years I assume? Things in the genetic world are running fast, that’s for sure. Ps. Related speech @ Vancouver.

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                                  FaceBook and China

                                  Now Facebook is next in Line to “accept” China’s terms… Is it going any better?

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                                    Welcome to the Jungle

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                                      Fukushima – What.Is.Going.ON?

                                      While radiation is still at large and yesterday the above film was shot.. What the hell is now going on at Fukushima? [More on Fukushima]

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                                        Debtocracy – Immoral Debt vs Greece Bailout


                                        Debtocracy International Version door BitsnBytes

                                        A film (90minutes) on the financial game being played between the IMF&EU with Greece, from Greece perspective. Major point of the movie is that immoral debt by bad/corrupt governments cannot be expected to be paid. When people start dying and lack education, lenders pay for it. They should have known better. Something of interest for all EU PIGS countries? The movie also strongly highlights that international interests often bypass the people. Banks play the game and the institutions don’t seem to actually help in the solution.

                                        The film however fails to acknowledge the larger moral question which is runs through the PIGS countries: Isn’t it also immoral to run your country 30 years in a corrupt and non-sustainable matter (this is highlighted in the movie) and let EU citizens pay for it eventually? The film points to possible solutions for the short term crisis, like audits on debt made and more balanced government cuts. For the long-term however, it is cynical seeing no solution and accepts debtocracy as a fact, “We will keep lending”. That’s a pity and probably one of the reasons why Greece is not winning the public moral higher ground in the Bail-out events at the moment. There’s enough up for debate. (via)

                                        See here for more crisis posts.

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                                          Unstoppable Internet or Kill Switch?

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                                          In a sort of 21st century version of Radio Free Europe, the US State Department has sponsored a project that develops suitcase-sized kits that set up cell-phone based mesh networks. These private networks are to be deployed in countries that have totalitarian governments (with anti-American sentiment).
                                          So wait.. on the one hand we develop unstoppable internet in suitcases.

                                          Sascha Meinrath, who is leading the “Internet in a suitcase” project as director of the Open Technology Initiative at the New America Foundation said: “We’re going to build a separate infrastructure where the technology is nearly impossible to shut down, to control, to surveil,”

                                          While on the other hand countries are building a “kill-switch” for the internet.

                                          The Internet “kill switch” debate that has swirled around proposed legislation is back — but now the senators whose bill first prompted the use of the term are warning that it is President Barack Obama’s plan that includes it.

                                          How does that make sense? It also raises the EU and UN concerns regarding who owns the 13 internet servers which make the domain accesss work..
                                          Oh joy!

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                                            US Economy made simple in 2 minutes

                                            Neat answer: The too large inequality destroys the country. See also previous (2008) post “Inequality is corrosive (2011)”.

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                                              Shea Hembrey – Creating 100 artists for the fun of it

                                              (via.) Artist Shea Hembrey in the midst of planning to curate a biennale, decides that instead of traveling the world to find art for his exhibition, it would be easier if he just made up names and biographies for 100 artists and did all the work himself. The work must be about what he could explain to his grandma in less than five minutes. And its process must engage the three “H’s” of head, heart, and hand.
                                              Crazy, genius, funny, and really, really good. Moreover, did selling art to the public look ever more simple? Great artists, even minimal in peak talent need little convincing. Now go out there creating art people..

                                              More ted talks on barnhard

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                                                Vaderdag cadeau: Betere Alimentatie Regeling

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                                                Voer voor nadenken: Zouden vaders niet eerlijker af zijn als de huidige wetgeving meer richting de duitse of andere voorstellen ging?

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                                                  60s of Internet

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