Saturday, September 22, 2007

Get Things Done with Nozbe

Today I discovered Nozbe, quite possibly the best GTD app around. It's simple, minimalistic even, but exactly what you need if you're looking for an online GTD system. When you're not at your computer, you can connect to Nozbe through your phone with the app. And if you forgot your phone, the option to print your next actions in a sleek Hipster PDA cut-out version will save the day. If you add DIY Planner templates and a calendar, be it GCal or Time/system, or both, you're set to become highly productive and get things done.

Friday, June 8, 2007

New Bike

Monday, I bought myself a new bike. Seeing as I'm a rather heavy dude, a transport bike seemed like a good idea. Google told me that the best Dutch transport bikes are made in Amsterdam in a shop called de Fietsfabriek (Dutch for the bicycle factory). So I went there and ordered myself the exact same bike depicted here. It's called the Aty, and it can take 20 kg on the front rack and 80 (!) on the back and carry my weight without buckling. And yes, it will actually have my name in the your name here spot! I can hardly wait till it's ready. So far, service at de Fietsfabriek has been impeccable. I was treated as if I came in to order a new German car. I was encouraged to test-drive at least two different versions of the bike before buying, and even though NBC and AT5 were lined up to shoot some footage at the store, I was attended to as if I was the only customer in the store. Update: Tuesday, July 10, 2007: Whoa! I went to Amsterdam yesterday to pick up my bike, and man what a bike! It's solid, massive even. Yet it handles like a lightweight bike. Not even the rain pouring down on me could wipe the grin off my face as I drove back to Amsterdam Central Station. My wife immediately dubbed it "The Hummer of Bikes."

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Alke & Jurgen's wedding anniversary

20070527049.jpg, originally uploaded by laurensbonnema.

This weekend, we went to Alke & Jurgen's wedding anniversary at their house in France. What a party! We laughed and drank till we dropped for three days straight, made new friends, and took some pictures.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Trip to Barcelona on Flickr

Nienke, originally uploaded by laurensbonnema.

A few weeks ago, Nienke and I went to Barcelona for a short break. I've uploaded some photos to Flickr, and found an interesting option to post images found on Flickr to a weblog. Let's see if it works!

Monday, May 7, 2007

iPod Video on Ubuntu

One of the things I found most annoying about switching from Windows to Ubuntu, was the lack of decent iPod connectivity. I use the excellent gtkpod to sync music on Ubuntu, but getting it to work with video involves compiling a special version of the software, thus ruining the automatic updates via synaptic packet manager. Of course, compiling your own software isn't that hard, but I want things to work (almost) out of the box as much as possible. Especially things like adding video to an iPod. Enter Floola: a cross platform iPod connectivity app. It's still in beta, so it might have some quirks, but for adding video to your iPod when you don't have iTunes, it's the best app I've come across so far.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Another try at blogging

I have had a lot of blogs over the years, but always enjoyed tinkering with the technology behind them more than actually writing something. This then, is another try at blogging: a simple to set-up Blogger template hosted at blogspot. No technology to tinker with, just content to write. Let's see what happens next.