Nostalgia: past logos from my past ‘business’

I was young. I had long(er) hair. The only thing that didn’t change was my goatee.. Thanks to Sander, a friend in Belgium, we recovered the older logo.

Kemuri System Logo 1998
1998: The original fails, I must have it on some disks. I think I made this while in Le Mans (France), using some program on Windows. Note that ‘kemuri‘ is Japanese for ‘smoke’, so the S somehow weaves along the K.
Kemuri System Logo 20022001: Or was it 2002.. Revamped the logo so it was easier to print on paper. You know, making invoices. Not sure where I got the idea from, but maybe it was from VA Linux logo (had a rack mountable server from them). I’m sure this one was made in a basement in Brussels.

Collection of my thoughts, quotes, (bad) jokes..

A collection of thoughts, quotes, jokes, .. which I posted as status updates on Facebook. My favorites are bold (no pun intended).

They say sucking is a newborn instinct we forget; some people, however, keep sucking their whole lives.

Love has the symbol ♡; what symbol would hate have?

Putting MySQL Cluster on virtual machines and expect it to behave.

If only my wallet was as big as my heart..

If you dwell long enough in shit, you forget it stinks.

A System that is not Intuitive is not a System.

Sometimes it’s better to wait for the fire to see how to actually extinguish it. Standing ready with a bucket of water, just to find out that the flames come out of a frying pan is not productive.

What’s a Miss eating a steak? .. A mistake!

What’s a t-shirt with an issue? .. A tissue!

I am connected with my wife. Not through Facebook, but in real life.

Humans are wireless fetuses.

The MySQL Community dissolved into an Ecosystem.

A fart is like thunder: you hear it first, you smell it later.

So much websites, so little information.

(If you are crazy enough to use one of the above quotes: you can, but let me know where you used it and of course, credit me. Oh, I’m so vain!)

Technology slowing us down

With all the new gadgets and modern technology in our pockets and bags, it is great to see that lots of people, including myself, still use ordinary paper maps to find there ways through the city.

It’s been proven that new technology is actually slowing us down. DVD takes 30 seconds, 1sec for a VHS, for example. Or imagine you have to look up a map on your iPad of the Berlin S/U-Bahn. You’ll still be wondering how to get online, and I’m sitting in the hotel writing a blog post.