Monthly Archives: January 2011

Have a Vacation on the internet (weblog posting nr. 10.000)

January 24, 2011

So… you have that great vacation in that hotel in whatever-town in whatever cliché country and you meet this great people you spend your nights out with… and you have years to think about it scrolling through your digital pics collection.

The Internet with its gazillions of large, small and teeny weeny communities is just like that.

Sometimes it’s nice to be in that LARGE Hotel /communities like http://www.quora.com/ and dress up real nice but sometimes you want to spend your time in that little boutique hotel in the southern part of France where you met those special people and have many glasses of wine just talking bullshit about anything like http://www.scarecrowsfield.com.

That’s the Internet. Enormous communities where millions of people gather and teeny weeny 1 person run bread and breakfast locations where you can fall in love with.

That is the Internet. The large masses head for the mass 5 star all inclusive hotels and the smart people head for the smaller communities.

My life-experience: Search for the teeny weeny pearls to have the best life experiences.

Personally Alexa helps me with that (http://www.alexa.com/topsites). Sites that are in the top 100.000 are more or less famous. They are ‘’Hiltons”. But finding that real nice mini communities with Alexa Ranking X million … gives a good indication of “your location”.

You can find Alexa extensions for Chrome, Firefox and Explorer and with each site they show you how popular the site is.

Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/alexa-sparky/
Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/cknebhggccemgcnbidipinkifmmegdel
Internet Explorer: http://www.alexa.com/toolbar

p.s. this was posting 10.000 on this weblog !

Eindelijk weer Foster’s!

January 21, 2011

image Na drie jaar kon ik eindelijk weer genieten van een blikje Foster’s Bier.

Ergens rond 2008 verdween Foster’s uit de supermarkt. Niet leuk want het is nog steeds een van mijn favoriete biertjes. Ik heb destijds nog aan enkele supermarkten een brief geschreven met het verzoek Fosters weer terug te brengen in het assortiment. Maar helaas…

Ik heb het dus al sinds 2008 niet meer gedronken maar tot mijn grote verassing bracht mijn schoonbroer een groot pak voor me mee uit Engeland…. met … blikjes Fosters! (die daar in elke supermarkt verkrijgbaar zijn).

Remco & Mireille: bedankt!

(ondertussen zie ik dat ik ook online kan bestellen e.g.: http://www.bierenzo.nl/product_info.php?name=Fosters%2033cl.&products_id=381)

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