Back by dope demand. Yesterday I returned from my lovely trip to Italy. Dirty clothes are in the laundromat, I’ve caught up on paperwork and e-mail, now it’s time to start going through the huge amounts of photos. Me and my girlfriend have managed to knock off the first few days, but I’ve got literally thousands lying around (I know shouldn’t have bought a new camera…) So it’ll take a while before we’ve gone through ’em all. In the mean time the first few are up. Here’s my favourite of the batch.
I spend the morning going through my photos of Reboot 8.0. I had near 800 of them, so that was quite the exercise. Now there’s 147 in a set over at my Flickr account. It was nice to relive the whole experience while going through the shots, made me realize I saw and did a hell of a lot in two days. No wonder I was so tired when I got home.
Here’s my favorite shot of the set, aptly summarizing the theme of this year’s event, “renaissance?” with Ben Hammersley dancing around the stage flanked by Mona Lisa and a battered PowerBook.
A few shots taken at last night’s Amsterdam IA Cocktail Hour are up at Flickr. We had a nice “Battle of the Interfaces” — Scopus and Aquabrowser facing off to see what’s best — search or browse? The results were… inconclusive. But good fun was had by all.
Last thursday I got to try out the new Xbox 360 before it launched in the Netherlands. The wireless controller was nice, the graphics of both games I tried were as good as was to be expected. But sadly — no innovations in gameplay. I would’ve loved to see some massive online games in action. That had to wait to after the launch of course. Some more shots over at Flickr.
Last night I had to get from Den Bosch to Utrecht. Public transport decided to break down, we had a crazy snow storm, and the longest traffic jam total in Dutch history (over 800 km at it’s height). My only option: take a taxi. Together with a south korean business man, who’d already missed his flight four times, I was in traffic for over three hours over a trip that’s less than 60 kms long. Crazy, crazy stuff! Here’s some shots of a snowy A2.