The Netherlands

March 28th, 2005 by alephnaught

A Dutch Soccer Riddle: Jewish Regalia Without Jews

An article in today’s New York Times that discusses why Ajax fans are called Jews, how some members of the community feel that’s bad, and how the team is trying to find something to do about it.

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March 4th, 2005 by alephnaught

2 Dutch Deputies on the Run, From Jihad Death Threats

NY Times article about two deputies that are forced to live under spartan conditions because they’ve been threatened by Islamic extremists in The Netherlands.

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February 27th, 2005 by alephnaught

More Dutch Plan to Emigrate as Muslim Influx Tips Scales

An article from today’s Sunday New York Times – it appears Dutch residents are trying to leave The Netherlands in numbers much greater than before, and its due to the problems occurring recently.

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February 15th, 2005 by alephnaught

Fading Liberal Dream Tears Dutch Apart

An article from the Observer International about the rise of racial tensions in The Netherlands.

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January 26th, 2005 by alephnaught

Amsterdam and The Hague

I left for Amsterdam on January 11 for work. I didn’t know exactly when I’d return. One of my friends, Hans de Jong Luneau, from a project last summer took me to Media Markt to look for an inexpensive pocket digital camera since I forgot my larger but nice Sony. Media Markt reminded me of […]

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 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 […]