Tag Archives: amsterdam

The build up to Apachecon

I deliberately arrived a little early for Apachecon this year, so I could take part in the annual Dutch celebration, Koninginnedag. I was here for it last year, and it was tremendous fun. This year was no different. The night … Continue reading

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Politics and travel

I don’t know quite what’s going on, but the Conservative party are turning things upside down here in the UK. Between pushing for Open Source and pushing for more tax on flights, a casual observer might begin to think they … Continue reading

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ApacheCon Photography Walkabout

The tech conference photography walkabout is becoming something of a tradition. Jeroen mentioned the idea of doing an ApacheCon EU photo tour, which seems like an brilliant idea. There’s lots of excellent sights in Amsterdam, and as a native I’m … Continue reading

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Here I go again

In just a couple of hours my flight leaves for Amsterdam, and the Cocoon GetTogether where I’ll be doing “6 talks on Cocoon” as well as catching up with old and new friends. (from Cassette Generator, via plasticbag) After that, … Continue reading

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Anyone for Amsterdam in October?

I’m heading back to the UK at the end of this week. After six months on-and-off in Amsterdam you’d think I’d be sick of it already, but no, I’m already really looking forward to coming back here again! The annual … Continue reading

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Hmm, upgrades

Back for the next slice of Amsterdam. I was curious to know which room I’d end up in this time, since last time I wrangled a free upgrade to get closer to the wifi. This time I didn’t even have … Continue reading

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Fly to Amsterdam

I think KLM have a wicked sense of humour. This just landed in my inbox:

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Amsterdam

It’s hard to believe I’m into week four of my stay in Amsterdam already. I’m still finding new things to love about this city, and at some point over the next few days I might get a chance to polish … Continue reading

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One more night …

End of the GT. Torsten, Marcus, Daniel, Vadim and I headed to “Warehouse” with Arj√© and his partner. Marcus, Vadim and I stayed until the end, before strolling back through the streets of Amsterdam. Got back in around 4am BST. … Continue reading

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Depressing culture

I was in Amsterdam briefly on Wednesday for a meeting, and found it incredibly civilised that the default size of beer served was a flute. Elsewhere, Ben Hammersley talks about the spread of Irish pubs and bars in general: The … Continue reading

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