Tuesday, September 28, 2010

You gotta love Technology!

So a new blog more in the direction of technology. I think technology is important in this society. First of all cause EVERY single thing is made by, powered by, or still running because of technology. I can’t think of anything anymore that is not somehow connected to technology. There for technology must be important.. Right? Technology is important for me because besides the fact that I use it like every other consumer, I love to find out how things work. The thing is: I am curious. And wherever  people don’t really like at least a thousand questions about live life and love, technology doesn’t really mind. It answers all questions you can think of:

Why is the sky blue? A clear cloudless day-time sky is blue because molecules in the air scatter blue light from the sun more than they scatter red light.  When we look towards the sun at sunset, we see red and orange colors because the blue light has been scattered out and away from the line of sight.

What’s the answer to the ultimate question? 42

What’s the ultimate question? Go find out yourself

Technology is like written in stone. It’s there and it can be changed but how ever you would want to change it, it always comes down to the same thing: Technology listens to you if you listen to technology, and technology answers every question as long you ask the questions.  You gotta love Technology!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Multitasking, crying and coffee

Today I decided to start early. Oke confess, I didn't really decided, just happened. But this means I have some more time than I expected. I just did my first sessions of sketching and crying for graphic design. It was mostly crying though. We have to make a postcard about CreaTe and the advice of the teacher was to sketch cry and doubt. I am sure the doubting will come just 5 minutes before I have to present it. Because right now I am just in a sketching/crying stage. Which is ok. I just don’t really like the crying part. I guess it’s just part of the deal. And right now I am mentally preparing for another class of Introduction to computer science, while writing a blog, and listening to bad music. Gotta keep practicing some multitasking skills, right? Some people might think that multitasking is a word invented for our parents so they won’t have a clue what we’re talking about but it’s actually quite easy. And yes listening is hard to combine with something else but if you don’t do communicating stuff multitasking is a piece of cake. Just got to practice. I think we’re going to have a really nice lecture today cause I have no idea what it is about. That makes it easier to stay focused if you don’t have a clue what the teacher is going to talk about. But perhaps some more coffee would help as well.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Today we introduced peppernoten to some of our foreign fellow students. For those of you who don’t understand, peppernoten is an English word that didn’t exist until 5 seconds ago. It’s a dutch thing we would say but don’t worry I’ll explain. Sinterklaas is something like Santa Claus only Sinterklaas was there first. He lives now for a more than a hundred years in Spain with Black Piet, cause he's having trouble with his rheumatism. Actually my aunt lived for a while next to him but he always seemed to be on holiday when we were there. More importantly he celebrates his B-day (on the 5th of December) by giving presents to ALL the children in the country.  Of course this is a time of candy and sweets for the good children and it’s not so nice for the other children. I can’t remember the last time a child has been punished around this festival but it happened in the old days I guess. For the older more adult children and adults to it’s nice because we send each other poems to discuss the year and of course eat sweets. And peppernoten are the sweets that belong to this festival. Most foreign people think it’s dog food. But my foreign friends actually liked it. The point of this blog?? Differences are there until you ask and there for make them disappear. So make them disappear. It's not so hard.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Connecting or disconnecting?

The hours in the cafeteria are quite productive. If you would look at us from a distant you would think that we were doing absolutely nothing. Which in fact isn’t the case today. You would think it wouldn’t be possible but the main thing we did in the break today was eating. As it is supposed to be you would think but I think it is strange. Because I don’t know what the rest of my fellow students did in the break. Within 5 minutes we had a big group of CreaTers sitting here. And it only took another 5 minutes to have on almost every single one of their laps a laptop warming their legs. Now this is possible. We did some bug stuff this morning in introduction to computer science but still. Why is everyone so eager to escape from this place. Doesn’t that sound strange to you to? We need just this much of spear time and immediately we are just gone. And because we can’t run that fast to be in time back here we just pull out our laptop or our mobile phone to connect with the outside world and, of course, disconnect with reality. 

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

We influence each other with the powerful weapon: Ourselves

It’s strange now isn’t it. We wake up, take breakfast, do our things during the day and go to sleep again. It sounds so easy yet it is not. People influence other people and in one of my other blogs I used the metaphor running for this social behavior. I was thinking about this the other day. Just a day, and I had nothing else to do. I was working so that’s not much fun at all. But one of the things about working my job and then in particular with me is: I can put myself on an automatic pilot. I do everything automatically and I can do my own stuff in my head. So I was thinking about what to do that evening and all of a sudden it was like in a movie. Everything slowed down (or my brain was just speeding up) and I saw things that I normally didn’t see. I noticed how an older lady was speeding up her pace because she saw her husband standing outside. He was there all the time and she knew this but she needed to see him before she speeded. I noticed a men in a suit (on Saturday?) talking to his phone. Why would he do something like that on Saturday? Didn’t he want to take a rest or something? I noticed that he was making this small movement with the corner of his eye. It was a very subtle but it seemed a movement of disgust to me. This was strange. What could be so terrible to make a face change, even for a second, into this mode that looks like this man thinks something is disgusting. There must have been an influence on the other side of the phone. Or perhaps it was just his phone itself. I noticed this woman talking to a man behind her in line without saying anything. What’s that kind of social behavior about? Why are people communicating with each other without saying anything useful? Why can’t they just talk about how they feel instead of talking about some clouds in the sky? The man was totally bored and the women wasn’t doing herself a favor either. She was now influencing not only him but also herself in a bad way. I noticed my college looking at the movements I made and I noticed that I was wondering if he saw the same things. He did. I guess influencing someone else is easier then I expected. 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

My thoughts are starting here

Okeej guys, its official. I am starting a Blog!! Whajo. I am supposed to write about my thoughts but the thing is, I don’t really know which thoughts in my head are mine and which are from somebody else. That’s a problem. What are we going to do about that? I tell you the answer to that question. Absolutely nothing. If the thoughts of others are in my head they are automatically thought about by me myself and I so why worry about something stupid like that. So here are my thoughts of today and a little bit of yesterday to if you don’t mind. 'I am so freeking tired.' That’s a very interesting thought that keeps coming back actually. You see, I had a full half an hour of holidays. That’s not to much. I feel so tired all the time. I feel I could just sleep for a couple of weeks straight. But it was worth it. I heard my final grades yesterday. And I passed. That’s the main thing. I just want to study and here I am. Tired but enjoying classes so much. I can’t even explain how much I am loving my classes. I could do this for the rest of my life I guess. And I had only one day of class. Strange but I really don’t mind this. I mean, I miss my life. I miss my friends in Apeldoorn from time to time. I miss some friends a lot. But they will still be there when I go home tonight and since I am tired already with no prospects on sleeping good for a long time, I might as well make the most of my time. We can sleep when we die, right honey?