Those following me on Twitter may have noticed that I am a little bit skeptic about Earth Hour – an initiative that asks everyone to turn off their lights for one hour to raise awareness about global warming. It is a great thing when the whole world joins together for one hour to think about… Continue reading Earth Hour – On the bright side
Some of you may wonder what I’ve been up to outside my Summer of Code project, so let me just write an update about the last couple of months. As I wrote before, I arrived in Melbourne on May 12th, spent about a week here and then traveled onwards to Canberra and Brisbane. In early… Continue reading My winter in Melbourne
One of the questions in the student evaluation of the Google Summer of Code reads: If there was one thing you wish you had known before getting started in Summer of Code, what would it be? It is a very typical evaluation question and we all sortof know what it means and how to answer… Continue reading If there was one thing you wish you had known before…
Although there are still a couple of days left until the official Pencils Down date of the Summer of Code, I am now officially putting my pencil down because I need to catch a train to Adelaide tomorrow morning. I guess this really marks the end of my student period; even though I graduated in… Continue reading The end of the Summer – let there be Summer!
Prove you are a human!
This is the second time that I am living in another country for a while and once again I have stumbled into a huge problem that I believe is massively under appreciated by many. I need the internet, but it’s not as ubiquitous as you’d think. Has anyone seen the South Park episode about this?… Continue reading Internet Dependancy and the 15-Minute People
Its been a while since my last travel related post. To make a long story short: I spent a week in lovely Canberra and another week in warm Brisbane. I then discovered that the combination of programming and traveling was a bit too much of good thing, so I decided to fly back to Melbourne… Continue reading Apartment
G’Day mates, Ik schrijf mijn berichten voorlopig in het Engels, zodat mijn eventuele nieuwe vrienden in Australië ook kunnen meegenieten. Rechtsboven deze pagina bevindt zich de knop “Google Translate”. Daarmee kan je deze pagina automatisch vertalen naar het Nederlands, hoewel de kwaliteit van de vertaling nog wat te wensen overlaat. I made it to Australia!… Continue reading Bangkok and Melbourne
Before: After biking around with my GPS logger and taking pictures, I managed to improve the map of my neighborhood. I added the cycle path, foot paths and some more water on the north side of the rail tracks: So get your GPS logger and go improve the map!
Ik vond het weer eens tijd voor een nieuw plan, dus maandag 5 mei pak ik het vliegtuig richting Australië! Ik ga daar tijdelijk werk zoeken om de reis, verblijf en wat excursies van te betalen. Tijdens mijn reis door Mexico wees iemand me op het Working Holiday visum. Daarmee kan ik maximaal twaalf maanden… Continue reading Australië