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Partying with Róisín Murphy

Róisín Murphy
Róisín Murphy (by Dennis Stempher)

Yesterday we went to a concert of Róisín Murphy in Amsterdam’s Heineken Music Hall. Róisín is the former Moloko singer. We saw her before twice: once as part of Moloko, and once as part of a Groove Armada concert. Both times she brought great energy and a tight performance to the stage, so our expectations and hopes were high.

The show started a bit slow and tame, like she didn’t really feel like performing but was doing so anyway. Still, her voice is flawless, her band is incredible, and her background singers are awesome, so even then it was still a good concert. Not great tho.

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The value of privacy in an interconnected world

One of the blog posts that was on my to-do list was one about the value of privacy in the interconnected world (hence the apt title of this blog post). I thought long and hard about what I wated to write and research to convince you that privacy is undergoing a major transformation at the moment. And then I found Nat Torkington‘s presentation called ‘Web meets World: Privacy and the Future of the Cloud‘. And that is exactly what I wanted to tell you! So please take some time to go through this excellent presentation (make it full-screen so you can read the notes, which contain the text of his presentation).

Web Meets World: Privacy and the Future of the Cloud

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Heroes

Heroes
Heroes

I would like to write a bit about Heroes. And as much as I am a fan of the sci-fi drama series, I’d like to write a bit about my own heroes. People who inspire me, and who teach me something about myself. Since I’m easily inspired, and know very little about myself, I have many heroes. But some are extra special, and they deserve some sugar from me on this blog. Especially since they’re family.

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Quit the web 2.0/web 3.0 crap already!

Sorry for the strong title of this post, but that’s how I currently feel about the whole web 2.0/web 3.0 hype. People who are shouting about, saying that something is very ‘Web 2.0’ (or worse: web 3.0) make my skin crawl. Worse, it’s spreading like a virus, now everything needs to be ‘two point oh’. Stop it! You’re all acting silly, and you don’t know what you’re talking about!

Let me explain to you my personal position.

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Watchmen movie

This looks interesting, the trailer for the upcoming movie Watchmen. I like superhero movies -although definately not all of them- but this take on superheroes looks very promising.

Watchmen is an upcoming 2009 American film that adapts Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ 1986 comic book limited series Watchmen. Directed by Zack Snyder, the film adaptation stars Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley, Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Matthew Goode, Stephen McHattie and Carla Gugino. Set in an alternate 1985, the film follows a group of former vigilantes as war begins to break out between the United States and the Soviet Union. The film began shooting in Vancouver in September 2007 for release on March 6, 2009. Like his previous film 300, Snyder closely modeled his storyboards on the comic, but unlike 300, he chose not to shoot all of Watchmen using chroma key and opted for more sets.

(source: wikipedia)

Trailer video is after the break.