October 11th, 2004 by alephnaught

Flying Home

We got up early, showered and ate breakfast and continued to try to stuff all our stuff into our little bags. Its a good thing we stayed at the airport – the two days of training around Belgium made us tired (yes, it was an American vacation, and maybe we’re getting too old for that). […]

October 10th, 2004 by alephnaught


I finished Stiff – very good book, unique (needing no adjective) and entertaining. We walked from the hotel to the main market square and then visited the Basiliek van het Heilig Bloed (Basilica of the Holy Blood); its named that because it contains a relic in glass of, well, holy blood. Ticket to see the […]

October 9th, 2004 by alephnaught


We got up and had a good breakfast and then took a cab to the main art museum, the Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten. This is a must see museum, as they have some very famous works. The most interesting painting in my opinion was the Virgin and the Child by Jean Fouquet. Fouquet has […]

October 8th, 2004 by alephnaught

Departing for Antwerp

This trip was a good reading trip for me; between flights and the late nights and needing to relax before trying to sleep, I managed to finish Salon, by Jaida N’Ha Sandra and Jon Spayde, a book about the history and modern creation of salons, and The Art of the Start, by Guy Kawasaki, which […]

December 14th, 2002 by electricbob


Our meeting on UML and Service-Oriented Environments on December 12 went very well. That night I went out for walk and a pizza and some welcome quiet time (I am an INTJ after all). December 13th was my shopping day in Amsterdam! I found everything I was looking for in one frenzied 4 hour walking […]

April 4th, 2000 by electricbob

Art day

Today we did the Uffizi; the word uffizi means office, and it was the office of the government of the Medicis in Firenze. They have a whole room of Botticellis, who is one of my favs. The square inside the Uffizi is packed with artists selling their wares (we bought a small watercolor of the […]