Archive | November 2006

Put some music on …

I bought an iPod shuffle 2nd generation and I LOVE IT.

It doesn’t get in your way, it’s light, holds enough songs to last a while, has 12 hour battery life and plays podcast and even remembers your pauzes in podcast files. For that price, I think it’s a very competitive little gadget. Although I am not into that world, it could also be seen as a fashion gadget. The new commercial is a good example of that.

5 star product !


An elevator … the apple way @ ginza store Tokyo

Recording 1

Another morning-rant.



The new toy

I bought a new toy today. It’s a Jabra Bluetooth headset. I can use it with my cell phone but I think that it’s main purpose will be skype. From now on I’m Skypin’ wireless ! Feel free to add gil.plaquet in your skype list.

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A little update

Just wanted to give a little update. I know I don’t post a lot but, as you can imagine, my studies are at the base of that. At the moment of typing this post I am sitting on the train back from Antwerp to Mechelen. The weather is typical for Belgium you might say, tons of water pouring from the skies. I’m listening to one of the first podcasts I ever listenened to, which is “Tokyo Calling” about the day-to-day life of Scott Lockman, his wife and their adorable 3 girls. It had been a while since he’s a busy man, which keeps it entertaining and fresh. Be sure to check him out at This made me think of the fact that I started (yet another) podcast in september, but I never get around to recording things with my co-host Boris. I love podcasting, but I never find the time for it, so what I’m probably gonna do is once and a while record something and put it up on the blog. Now don’t expect some edited mp3 file like I for example used to do in my podcast Belgium FM. It are going to be raw pieces of audio from my day-to-day life which I will probably record with the iTrip or my cellphone. More to come soon. If there are any suggestions, I would really like to hear them.

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The Black-Out

Well, it’s that time of the year again. We switched over to the so-called “winter-hour” last week. This means the days start at about 7 AM and at 5-6 PM it’s pitch dark. The darker period of the year you might say. It’s getting way colder and some of us spend the entire time of daylight inside of a school or office-building. No wonder a lot of people get depressed around this time, not me though. For those who are a bit down … think of this … in no time it’s the holidays. A time of joy, gifts and commercial insanity. K, maybe that last part isn’t great but the feeling you get during the holidays is pretty good, no ? Anyway, here I am ranting about stuff I don’t know jack-shit about. It’s just a thought I had a few days ago and thought I had to share with you guys. For those who are interested (Dad :p) school is going ok. It’s a lot of work but I think I will be able to cope with it.

Comments, as always, are welcome.


ps: talking about stress an depression … try finding a bag of rotten potatoes at the bottom of your fridge … this sounds like a story for Elisjeba

Panorama Mania

I discovered that my cellphone’s camera has a panaroma-function.

Here are a few I took … (click them to enlarge)

Station of Mechelen

The “Meir” in Antwerp (shopping-street)

Mindy’s cafe Antwerp

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