Archive for October, 2007

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iFrancis.be down

October 23, 2007

NOTE: This week, my personal website and portfolio – which you can find via http://www.iFrancis.be/ – will be off-line due to some bandwith restrictions. 

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Purist, Expert, Socialite…

October 21, 2007


What Kind of Blogger Are You?

Yet another blog-quiz: the “What Kind Of Blogger Are You” questionary. Try it yourself and see what kind you are. Well, don’t mind the picture beside it, but I seem to be a “purist, expert, socialite blogger”. No comment for now 🙂

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Leopard Addiction

October 16, 2007

Mac OS-X Leopard

Today Apple announced the worldwide release date for their OS-X 10.5 to be on friday October 26th. For this special occasion they opened a pre-ordeing with in favour a free shipping.

For some time now I was wondering wheather to buy myself a copy of Apple’s new operating system Leopard or just wait until I can afford myself a new laptop beauty.

Almost a year after the candy that Apple presented us, most of the Mac users seem to be persuaded that this is the most revolutionary upgrade of their beloved system. The newly published list at apple.com listst no less than 316 new features. Especially the renewed desktop with the useful Stacks and the new Finder with Cover Flow and Quickview. I also look forward to the new Mail app and the extended iCal, both apps that I use frequently and of which the new features seem very appealing.

I just wanted to share this funny excerpt of the WWDC 07 Keynote with you. Enjoy 🙂

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The iPhone in Brussels

October 13, 2007

iPhone in BrusselIt was rumored for a certain time in different Belgian newspapers, and here’s the proof; the iPhone is for sale in at least one Brussel’s phone shop. In a corner between tons of different phone models I found this bare beauty. Price to pay : 995 Euros!

Probably they solved a simple problem in arithmetic: A return ticket Brussels / New York City (405€), a hotel stay (100€) and a cosy restaurant dinner in Little Italy, say 95€. Next, a stop down the Apple Store’s glass cube on Fifth Avenue for a magic box of iPhone; 399$. The vendor would have some 100€ of pocket money paid by their boss. But it seems to me to be more likely that they shipped some pretty greyish specimen of the iPhone giving themselves some fine gratuity for this holiday season.I didn’t feel myself quite excited – actually this specimen was stored behind glass in a plain show-case. Crazy people that felt the urge to spend 1000€ buying themselves this pretty gadget; feel free to comment!

( This post also appeared on www.brusselblogt.be )

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The photo mystery…

October 4, 2007

Wie woont er in het Justitiepaleis?

To my great surprise I found this photograph on the brunofm programme’s blog. The author did it’s very best to camouflage the origin of the picture; saturation and contrast were adjusted and the image’s frame nicely cropped. Especially look at the white stripes of cloud and the shades of pink and orange below the clouds, they really are the same, as is the perspective. Check out my original photograph, taken last month:

Reference (Justitiepaleis by fvdb)

Now, not that I care that much – I’m not a professional photographer – but a small mail or a notice I would have appreciated.

So, my question towards you, readers : Do you often take photo’s from the web, without realizing who made them? I think we all do… Other comments ( on this photograph ) are also welcome!