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A Wimp Who Cries at Movies

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A Wimp Who Cries at Movies

It’s true, I’m a wimp who cries at movies. Not all movies, just at specific movies like The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. It really spoke to me and for me it reaffirmed the fragility of life. I held my beautiful baby girl the next day and I realized once again that it is truly for her that I do all the things I do.

Watch the movie. 😉

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

June 29, 2012 at 9:07 am

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Reaction to Yelp Review

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Reaction to Yelp Review

A friend of mine runs a Espresso Bar and we jokingly call him the Coffee Nazi, named for Seinfeld’s Soup Nazi. He’s been voted one of the top 3 espresso places in Amsterdam and has a high rating on TripAdvisor.

His idea, and mine, is that you should aim give people good coffee and a great experience. And when you fail, which can happen, you ensure that they get get good coffee and a great experience.

His idea, and mine, is that you should aim give people good coffee and a great experience. And when you fail, which can happen, you ensure that they get get good coffee and a great experience.

This is why he’s often annoyed at people who complain about something online rather than in person. He will always give people a replacement if there is anything wrong, yet some people would prefer to complain online rather than request the quality they want. He has also on occasion given people their money back, taken their coffee and asked them not to comeback – usually this was when they were giving the other customers a bad experience.

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June 29, 2012 at 8:02 am

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Code Review in SCRUM? #xp #agile #mathematics

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Recently I was asked by a client to make some estimations regarding a review of a code review for a programming project. The aim of the project is to refactor the existing code for efficiency, check the security and add new functionality. Having done code reviews in the past I had an idea on how it should be done, and little idea on how to quantify the work into an estimate.

How a code review estimate is done now?

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October 24, 2011 at 3:35 pm

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This year’s book reviews #2010

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As always I read far more in 2010 than I blogged about, and most of the books I did blog about were treasures. I hope I inspired you to read at least one of them. And you have certainly noticed that I have added them all to the bookstore to make it easier for you to find out more about them.

I’ve had this title in my head for about a week now, the title is natur…

I’m reading Bruce Sterling‘s Islands in the Net – Amazon de…

As followers of mine will know I love xkcd, and he has some gems such as this…

I read Amsterdam: The Brief Life of a City by Geert Mak in English rather tha…

I’ve seen the film more than a dozen times, but I had yet to read Star …

Brian Jacques‘s book Outcast of Redwallfollows Veil the ferret who is r…

The Odessa File, by Frederick Forsyth, is another of the books I am keeping s…

Brian Jacques‘s book Martin the Warrior is another book from the Redwal…

I found The Moon’s a Balloon, by David Niven, in a box of old books. I …

Mossflower by Brian Jacques is probably my favourite of the Redwall series, t…

Timothy Leary once told us to “Turn on, tune in, drop out“, and a…

For some reason I had the book Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA, by Br…

After having seen many films and read many books I expected that Hitler: The …

One of my first real American comics was Thor, I really liked it. Sadly it re…

I like Ontologies, Taxonomies and Folksonomies. I’m currently reading W…

I read Mario Puzo famed book The Godfather after having seen the movie a numb…

As I previously said I bought Anathem at the same time I bought Cryptonomicon…

I borrowed a number of books from an aunt of mine, who reviewed these books f…

I was standing in a secondhand book store with my father, and we wandered rou…

As an early Christmas gift my father gave me vouchers he didn’t want to…

The Snake is the first book I have read by John Godey, it was recommended to …

In the company I work for they are introducing the Agile FrameWork, in the fo…

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Just Finished Reading “Redwall: Outcast of Redwall”

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Brian Jacques‘s book Outcast of Redwallfollows Veil the ferret who is raised by mousemaid Bryony with in the walls of Redwall. Bryony is the only one who has faith in the young ferret, after trying to poison Friar Bunfold he is banished from Redwall. The badger Sunflash, a prisoner of the ferret Swartt Sixclaw, escapes with the help of the kestrel Skarlath and makes his way through Mossflower to reach Salamandastron.

The story of a banished ferret seeking his destiny and an escapee badger doing the same, and both will cross paths with the evil Swartt Sixclaw again, will nature or nurture win out?

A great story in which we get to meet Bella’s son Sunflash. A good read.

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July 25, 2010 at 10:19 pm

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Just Finished Reading “Redwall: Martin the Warrior” #books

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Brian Jacques‘s book Martin the Warrior is another book from the Redwall series in which the sword of Martin the Warrior plays a central role.

As a young mouse, after the death of his father Luke, Martin was enslaved by Badrang and his sword taken away from him. Martin manages to escape from Marshank and with the help of Grumm and Rose, and together they travel to Noonvale to free Marshank.

As with many of the tales of Redwall this grabs you by the heart strings, a wonderful and sad story.

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July 15, 2010 at 10:04 pm

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Just Finished Reading “Redwall: Mossflower” #books

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Mossflower by Brian Jacques is probably my favourite of the Redwall series, the site that castle Kotir is build on is where Redwall Abbey will eventually be build. This is the beginning of Redwall.

After freeing Marshank and heading south Martin the Warrior is captured in Mossflower and his sword is broken by a wildcat Tsarmina, daughter of Verdauga whose tyranny reigns over Mossflower wood. Martin meets Gonff the Mousethief, the new friends escape from castle Kotir and go on a quest to Salamandastron to find Boar, father of Bella to help take back Mossflower from the wildcats. But first they will have to defeat Boar’s mortal enemy Ripfang the searat who torments Salamandastron.

I love all the Redwall books, and this one is no different.

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July 5, 2010 at 9:33 pm

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