Category: Personal

Earphones gone bad

Until the Zune is available in Europe (when will that be, if ever…), I’m using an iPod. To be honest, I’m pretty satisfied with the product although iTunes still doesn’t feel like a solid piece of software… (understatement anyone?)After lots of hours playtime the original earphones of my iPod died, or at least the right …

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rick van den bosch .net – part 1

So that’s part 1: www.rickvandenbosch.net is now online. There’s nothing to be found over there yet, but the domain has been delivered. Oh, and there’s an easy redirect to my blog, so that goes back here ;). From now on, you can also use rickvandenbosch.net/blog as the url to find my blog. I’m currently talking to …

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BloggingAbout: we’re back

Dennis already blogged about it: we had some problems with the availability of BloggingAbout since last night. The error was fixed this afternoon, so everything should be back to normal. If you’re experiencing any difficulties, please let me know through the contact form, or mail me at rick.van.den.bosch[at]bloggingabout.net.

Blogging @ Almere

Today was the first of two introduction days at Avanade. Maybe you missed it, but I started there today. And that’s why I’m writing this blogpost from a hotel in Almere, using my new Avanade laptop. 😉I’m sure there will be lots of stuff to blog about, so stay tuned for more…

Best wishes

All the best for the year 2008!I hope we will be hearing/reading a lot of each other this year 😉

Which blog software to use …

I’m thinking of hosting a blog myself. Most important reason would be that bloggingabout.net doesn’t allow some stuff like scripts, embedding flash and links to things like the ‘connect with me’ button and so on. Which is completely understandable by the way. What I’m not sure about is which software to use. Do you guys …

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My games list

Recently I put up a list of my Xbox 360 games. I’ll try to keep it up to date. I must say it’s difficult to choose which game to get next. There are so many good titles out! Assassins Creed, Need for Speed ProStreet, Call of Duty 4 Modern warfare, and more… Want to join …

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010108: a new challenge

As of 01-01-2008, I’m joining Avanade. You might have heard Avanade opened an office in the south of The Netherlands the first of November. I’ll be joining the ranks over there (Eindhoven!) and I am exited to get started. I spent the past years at LogicaCMG. I had a lot of fun and, even more …

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DreamScene is here! But what happened to the other Windows Vista Ultimate Extras?

Back in July, Barry Goffe (Director Windows Vista Ultimate) mentioned that the missing Extras identified in January would be released at the end of the summer. I just got a bit curious about when these Extras would finally be released, so I visited windowsultimate.com again. And there it was: DreamScene was released recently (September 25th). …

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HALO 3: my (first) 2 cents

WOWThe single player mode feels like a multiplayer game, with excellent gameplay. Certain parts of the game are pretty creepy, and I like it that there are some surprising elements in there. Sometimes you expect something to happen, which doesn’t. And when you least expect it…. So the (story in the) game is original. That makes a game interesting to …

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I’m baaack …

So, after some relaxing at home and a very cool holiday in Spain, I’m about to go to work again next monday. And with that, I’ll be picking up all my ‘normal day’ hobbies and stuff. So, I’ll try and pick up blogging (and taking pictures) again, just for you guys ;). Stay tuned … !   Hey! …

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Opened a photo blog

As you may know, I started out at blogger. I haven’t used that blog over there for the last two years, but now it is up and running again! This time, I’m using it as my photo blog. I recently got my new camera, and I didn’t want to mix picture-posts with my software development related posts over here. …

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Just in: new toys!

Last tuesday evening I ordered them, and just over an hour ago they came in: my new toys. I’m talking about my brandnew Canon EOS 400D!!! I started out with the kit lens (18-55), and I’ll get going with that, trying some stuff with this lens. And I just might order another in the future, but you have …

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So… those updates weren’t the problem. Or at least, not the REAL problem.

A while ago I wrote about my laptop not wanting to connect to the internet or an Exchange Server. Two days later, I thought I found the updates which were the cause of all this. It wasn’t exactly true, but in the end everything worked… Because of that, I let it go for a few days. But after …

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Found ’em!

I found the two updates which crippled my laptop’s Windows installation. After uninstalling and re-installing lots of updates, it seems that these two updates caused the problem:– Update for Windows Vista (KB936825) This wasn’t the one. The problem was back this morning. 🙁 I’ll be checking this out later today.– Update for Outlook 2007 (KB933493) Re-installing them causes …

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