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Updated for iPhone

August 19th, 2008 admin No comments

I’ve just upgraded my blog with the newest version of the software, so that I can add posts from my iPhone.
It is now WordPress version 2.6.1 and if you can read this, then blogging from my mobile works!
Let’s see if this works to increase my blogging frequency ;)

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My political influence

June 18th, 2008 admin 1 comment

After having helped to expand the functionality of the new video player for the Netherlands Public Broadcasting (NPO) this player is now in the news and appears to be the subject of political debate here in Holland.

Complaints about how the online video broadcasts of NPO are only available in Microsoft based formats have apparently even led to concerns from politicians. It’s a good thing that the NPO is switching to Flash to display their video content then :)

The player is quite nice, with functionality like embedding only a fragment of a video, adding comments on the timeline and subscribing to a series. You can try it out on

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Saving QuickTime movies

April 24th, 2008 admin No comments

Remember when you saw that cool QuickTime movie on the web, but couldn’t save it because you didn’t have QuickTime Pro installed?
Well, I found a post by Electric Monk explaining how to easily get around this problem:

1. Open the file in your stand alone QuickTime player, not in your browser
2. Do a ctrl-click on the first or last frame of the movie (you might lose that frame) and select Cut
3. Close the window
4. Confirm that you want to save the changes you’ve made
5. Specify where to save the file

I couldn’t believe it would be that simple, but it is! No need to buy Pro, you can now save any QuickTime movie through the regular player! Thanks, Electric Monk!

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The ‘Liar’ Bird

December 9th, 2007 admin No comments

Take a look at this brilliant bird, the Lyre Bird. It imitates anything it hears: other birds, but also camera shutters, car alarms and even chainsaws!

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