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[21 Jun 2009 | One Comment | ]

So I finally installed OS3.0 on my iPhone. Installation was smooth
One of the things I was looking for is to sync my Google calendars with my iPhone. You have two options to do that, I choose not to use the Microsoft Exchange option but using the CalDav synchronization. So here it goes:
Note that you have to repeat this for every Google Calendar you want to add, I dropped myself an email with the 3 calendars I wanted to add.
Navigate to:
Settings → Mail, Contacts, Calendars → Add Account → Other …

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[13 May 2009 | Comments Off on Iceland 2009 | ]
Iceland 2009

From April 28 2009 till May 3rd 2009 we have spend a couple of days in Iceland. Hopefully this post gives you some useful information in case you are planning a trip to Iceland!
28th April
Today we boarded IcelandAir from Schiphol airport to Keflavik airport. A convenient time as we arrived in Iceland at around 15:00 which gave us the chance to immediately go to the Blue Lagoon, one of the tourist hot spots. You pay 20 euro to get entrance to the Lagoon and can even hire towels and swimwear …

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[13 May 2009 | Comments Off on Review of a dog sledding tour in Iceland | ]
Review of a dog sledding tour in Iceland

This should have been of the highlights of our short trip to Iceland. Unfortunately it turned out to be a big deception…
Before we left to Iceland  we booked a dog sledding tour with dogsledding.is. We booked for a tour on the glacier in the snow, unfortunately on the day we had booked to tour wheather did not allow us to go on the glacier. As an alternative they offered us a tour on the black lava fields below the glacier. We decided to go there the next day hoping that …

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[13 May 2009 | Comments Off on Review of a whale watching tour in Iceland | ]
Review of a whale watching tour in Iceland

Like most tourists in Iceland we took a whale watching tour from Reykjavik. We did not choose the well know company Elding but decided to go with a company which I found on the Internet called: Hvalalif. They offered a combined tour that included watching puffins and also a bit of sea angling! Both companies run their tour at around the same times. The boat that the guys from Hvalalif have is only a little faster than the one from Elding which give you a bit more time on the …

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[21 Apr 2009 | Comments Off on Dinner in the Thalys | ]

Just finished a 3 hour meeting in Paris and on the way back to Amsterdam with the Thalys.
What a great day! First they make me buy a new ticket for the Thalys because of a “technical” problem. Then the Thalys is late and we have to rush to make the meeting in time. Finally at the meeting I am sitting there with only french people so the meeting is French… Anyway, 8 hours travel for a 3hour meeting which I hardly understand.
Luckily dinner is excellent….

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[20 Apr 2009 | Comments Off on Oracle buys Sun | ]

Apparently Oracle has just aquired SUN Microsystems.
What will this mean for projects like OpenOffice but also for MySQL?

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[13 Apr 2009 | Comments Off on Routeplanner Iceland | ]
Routeplanner Iceland

So I am planning a trip to Iceland in April. Flight is booked, next step is to create a route with some of the places we want to see. I was looking for a good route planner that has good maps of Iceland. I tried routenet
, but most of the places were not recognized. My other favorite route planner viamichelin does not have a map of Iceland so I ended up with Map24. An excellent alternative, lots of options to add unlimited number of places, recognizes most of the places …

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[6 Apr 2009 | Comments Off on Canon EOS 100D | ]
Canon EOS 100D

Since a few weeks we are the owners of a Canon EOS 1000D camera.  After playing around for 2 years with my Sony Cybershot DSC-W200 we thought it was time for a DSR camera.
After playing around a bit I already found out that I probably need some practice before going on holiday again.  I still have 3 weeks before going to Iceland so hopefully I get a chance to test it a bit more and discover all the settings and options.