Advertisements

General Musing

blaze your trail

Archive for the ‘event’ Category

Red Hat Open Cloud Tour #RHCTams #conference [UPDATED]

leave a comment »

Today I spend my day at the Red Hat Open Cloud Tour, this is what happened today:

Just heard the opening by Rajiv Sodhi, who is here despite having a baby due any moment.

Margaret J. Rimmler’s keynote was interesting. One of the key takeaways being openness RedHat customers should have the choice to remain portable and replace RedHat, if that is what they want. Read the rest of this entry »

Advertisements

Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

April 3, 2012 at 7:43 pm

GOTO Amsterdam 2012 organizer Trifork violating @Eventbrite TOS #fraud [UPDATED]

leave a comment »

I believe that violations of terms of services can occur for many different reasons, usually this comes from not reading them. I am the first to complain about unfair terms, or the faulty application of terms to non-violators. Some violations are so blatant that they should be mentioned. And that’s where this tale starts:

Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

March 29, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Posted in business, event, risk

Tagged with , , ,

Android / BlackBerry, Offline GMail, TheNextWeb Conference, Two Pizza Teams and more… #podcast

leave a comment »

Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

March 27, 2012 at 9:36 am

Masterclass ‘Security’ – Hackner Security Intelligence #crime

leave a comment »

Last Saturday I was invited to go to a Physical Security Workshop organized by Independent Films to promote the movie Flypaper. The workshop was given by Thomas Hackner of Hackner Security Intelligence, an independent security auditing company.

The workshop started with a large amount of statistics on the current rates of crime in Austria, and a discussion of the methods by which property crimes are commited. Next there was some practical analysis of the security measures which are currently implemented in securing different classes of objects – houses, office, secure facilities, etc – and the various security measures that are implemented to ensure a certain level of security.

And as with any workshop there was a destructive and non-destructive practicum for most of the items discussed: windows, doors, locks, chains and social engineering. Besides from lockpicking and designing tools to circumvent security non-destructively, we also got to break into a door by destroying the lock and manually manipulating the locking mechanism.

It was great fun!

Image source: Daniël W. Crompton

Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

October 24, 2011 at 10:11 am

Posted in amsterdam, environment, event, law, security

Tagged with ,

Kings of Code Conference #kingsofcode

with 2 comments

This week I went to the Kings of Code Conference, to “explore and discuss the latest trends, developments and best practices in web and mobile development technologies.” It included a hackbattle, lots of presentations and free beer.

HackBattle

Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

September 23, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Spotify reaches US in July #music

leave a comment »

I remember first using Spotify and needing to create an account using an UK based proxy and setting the proxy in the configuration settings. Since then the service has changed some. Ironically I only got back into Spotify when my father asked me about it – we has set up for him and he wondered why it didn’t work any more. I too had forgotten about the proxy settings. After I ran the update and set it up for him to work I went on to install it on my own laptop.

Spotify Adoption Europe

A couple of weeks earlier a colleague, who is a paid up subscriber, asked a group of colleagues to name artists we thought would not be in Spotify. Naturally having a hipster as a friend paid off and I was able to name a number of artists which Spotify did not have in its collection, a hipster colleague was also able to name a couple. In good hipster/geek fashion we ridiculed him. 😉

Between you and me I like Spotify, and lament the start up issues they have had in the US. Based on the service offered – and from the articles I’ve read in Wired and some other sources – I am positive about the possibilities it has to offer with its Freemium model.

Spotify will launch in the US sometime in July.

Image source: (logo), International Federation of the Phonographic Industry & (graph)

Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

June 26, 2011 at 8:34 am

Posted in event, music, social, technology, us

Tagged with , , , ,

meetSue this Sunday #networking #event

leave a comment »

Tomorrow from 17:00 to 20:00 I’ll be at an event called . It’s a networking event for different walks of life, I just received a preview of the guest list and I’m impressed. Aside from people I know there are a wide variety of people from all walks of life: coaches; directors; lawyers; graphical designers; art dealers; artists; trainers; clothing designers and retailers; and healthcare, merchandising, public relations, marketing and sales professionals.

Besides from the guests there are some exceptional entrepreneurs whose task is to inspire, tell their story, share their knowledge and expertise, and answer questions.

There is still time to register so you to can join the fun in the baggage hal of Loods 6 on KNSM Island in Amsterdam. Come for a drink, a snack and expect an inspiring evening.

Guests are kindly requested to donate for the continuation of meetSue.

Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

February 19, 2011 at 8:26 pm

%d bloggers like this: