When Spiderwebs unite, they tie up a Lion

  BBC and Technorati, the powerfull blog track company, just released a global survey on blogging. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/2/hi/technology/6129496.stm Impressive: more than 100.000 bloggers join every day, bringing the overall total close to 60 million blogs. Granted, a lot of blogs live a short life, their authors quickly bored, or out of inspiration, But still, a lot of …

Securing Iron Man

People who know me well, will not be surprised, but now it’s official. I am Iron Man. No shadow of a doubt. I have a gazillion security officers who are willing to testify: this guy’s made of iron. Pure steel. It becomes almost embarrassing. Each time I queue up happily @ airport security, I go …

Killing my childhood dreams…

Go places. See things. Discover the world. That would have been -in a nutshell- my motto when I was 15. Travel was associated with fun, excitement, adventure. Now, I do travel. O my god, do I travel. 🙂 Amazing to see how my young, hyper-excited perception on travel rapidly shifted towards queuing up at airports, …

Golf: a Chinese invention…

  There goes Scottish pride. The monster of Loch Ness is on holiday, Sean Connery slowly retires from publicly fighting for Scottish independency, and Scotty, the trusted mechanic from Star Trek is no more. But there is worse news for the Scottish ego. Professor Ling Hongling, from the Lanzhou University in China just proved convincingly …

Leon, 1 and counting…

He made it. After 364 days of intense work, training and carefully planned progress, Leon –my youngest nephew- finally made it to his first birthday. And trust me; he celebrated this important milestone in style. Enough food to nourish a complete Botswana village (pancake, anyone? 🙂). Two sets of grandparents hovering around, beaming with pride. …

2007: 2B Proud!

I knew it. I felt it. Vibes! Looking around me I see a plethora of enthusiast people burning energy @ alarming rates to get our clients the absolute best. Energy, creativity, stubbornness and fresh ideas hop through our Amstelveen, Brussels and Ghent offices. No mountain too high, no river too deep, no extra mile too …

To boldly go where I never was…

  Posting on this blog from all the corners (!) of this little blue planet is clearly the ultimate ambition of a seasoned road warrior. But I rest my case; I know when I’m outclassed 🙂 A lovely Iranian-born American astronaut, Anousheh Ansari, just posted happily her personal blog, http://www.anoushehansari.com from Space. Anoushed, a wealthy …

The Parrot buzzes!

Nicolas Halftermeyer, the talented web manager of Parrot, the French manufacturer of Bluetooth mobile phone peripherals, has entered his Bluetooth Buzz Blog in the blogosphere, reporting on all things related to Bluetooth wireless technology. Visit http://www.parrot.biz/blog  to read all about it. It is good to have dedicated places for fans and freaks and users and about-to-become-users. …

What does it take?

Witnessed a curious incident in the bar. Guest (agitatedly holding expensive mobile phone at his ear) bumps clumsy into coffee carrying waiter. Coffee escapes from cup and appears miraculously on guests tie. Waiter embarrassed, guest outrageously outraged. And then: “you stupid *****, do you know who I am?” My grand dad told me it takes …

Pelgrims in the bunker

Here I am, on a four day business meeting in a place that’s full of crazy people. I am in St Andrews, where Golf (that’s the sport, not the car!) was born. Apparently the rules of this game were sizzled in 2 semiprecious stones at this very location, sending humanity from the dark ages into …