I’m sitting in the main room of Kedelhallen watching Thomas fiddle with his laptop. We’re ready to start rebooting. Yesterday we arrived in the evening, quickly checked into the hotel and went into town for a bite. After a burrito at a dodgy latin tourist trap, we went over to a stylish coffee bar for some espresso and sweets.
Aso, I’ve given my new IXUS 60 a spin yesterday, and am very pleased with it’s performance. Later I’ll start uploading some stuff to Flickr.
Or in other words, what I’ve been up to, besides keeping myself busy over at Info.nl.
Reboot 8 is shaping up to be another great conference. I’m already looking forward to seeing Matt Webb and Chris Heathcote speak, among others. I’m also still thinking about doing something myself, the question is: what?
While we’re on the topic of conferences, make sure you don’t miss The Web and Beyond — the 10th annual SIGCHI.NL event. I’ve been helping with the organisation and must say it’s promising to be an interesting look at the web 2.0 phenomenon from an interaction design perspective.
I have a heap of articles and posts lying around waiting to be fed to my del.icio.us account (I actually read all that stuff before bothering you with it). Now to just find the time to tag them all – to think this stuff is supposed to have a low cognitive load!
Right after visiting Reboot 8 I’ll be off to beautiful Italy for some much needed R&R. Be sure to keep an eye on my Flickr photostream for slightly crappy cameraphone shots of Napels, Rome, Florence and Venice. Looking forward to that!
Finally, you may have wondered about the “martial arts enthusiast” bit in this blog’s introduction. Between all of the above I’m getting myself ready for some examinations in Takeda Ryu this summer. When I get back from Vienna, I hope to be a certified teacher’s assistant and second dan in Aikido. Wish me luck.
Now back to our regular programming – deathly silence while I get some more client work out the door.
Mark Wubben’s Flickr photostream has a shot of his iCal with Reboot 8 in it. Last year’s Reboot 7 was a blast – excellent speakers, low entry fee, nice location and above all a very relaxed atmosphere. Jesse James Garrett and Bruce Sterling are confirmed speakers, worth the admission alone methinks. I’m already looking forward to attending this year’s “Roskilde of the internet” will you join me?
Nou, eindelijk die WiFi van de NS kunnen testen. En hij werkt best aardig (op de sporadische time out na). Gelijk een dilemma op Plazes. Hoe geotag je een bewegend object? Beetje jammer dat ze het alleen niet voor elkaar krijgen de juiste reisinformatie op de schermen te krijgen. Op weg naar Den Bosch is volgens de NS de volgende halte Amsterdam Centraal, tot grote verwarring van menig reiziger…
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.
Today, I’m off to Brussels for the first European IA Summit. The program looks interesting, and there’s plenty of Dutch IA’s going, so it should be fun. I’m also presenting a poster and am very curious about how people will react to it!