Archive for July, 2012
Vacation ! Time to make the first personal post since the new theme went live.
So what have I been up to since the last post, let’s see …
I went to Ukraine for work in May and stayed the weekend to do some team building. It took place somewhere out of the city where we did different kinds of sports: volleyball, soccer (chained to someone else), kayak, etc. It was followed by a barbecue at the end, good times
2 weeks later it was time for the yearly reunion of my elementary school. I wasn’t able to go the past few years so it was great catching up again. We went to eat spare ribs, yum ! It was a smaller group than the previous time but that made it easier to talk to everyone. Hope I can go again next year !
On the gadget front (there has to be some geek news every time right ? ): I got a new phone. This time an Android (Galaxy Nexus). Now I’ve had all 3 major ecosystems (iOS, Windows Phone and now Android). I like it a lot, it’s quite different from Windows Phone and has some good things about it like the notification center, better browser, etc. On the downside I’ve had spam notifications and some crashes (only like 3 times or something though). I guess that’s the tradeoff. The main thing that I’m not happy with is the screen: it takes way too much battery and it already has a scratch on it. However that has nothing to do with Android of course (I’m saying this specifically not to get the Android fanboys I know on my case ).
I’m anxious to see how Windows Phone 8 will compete at the end of the year !
I started this post mentioning I have vacation, which is awesome of course Last week we went 5 days to Zutendaal (in Limburg, Belgium). We had rented a cabin there in a park where there are some facilities like a playground, swimming pool, etc. The weather really sucked so that put a bit of a brake on the fun factor. However we did have 1 great day when we went to visit an petting zoo with Finn. He liked it a lot
You can see some pictures of our little trip here.
Currently the weather has vastly improved so I’m enjoying my second week of vacation. I’ve done almost all my chores so I hope to dive a bit into Android development in the next few days. We’ll see how that works out
After running on the same theme for the site for 5 years I decided it was time for a change. In the meantime I also updated WordPress to the latest version.
Hope you like it !