Going back four years in time : This is a post from Feb. 15’th 2005.

Been a while since my last post. I have decided to let all the bad
stuff flow away in this post
. Don’t feel like getting all wrapped up in
it all over again. Yes , Babylon is still burning but I’m getting a bit
used to the heat of the fire right now. The biggest challenge i have
right now is the demand of my time. I’m swamped with stuff to do and
things to arrange (its almost like the time when we where renovating
our house) but I’m trying to cope with it. I face one of my biggest
challenges everyday : Saying NO to people (messed up big time again
yesterday by letting people take control of my time and just buckling
instead of standing my ground). The only one who is fucked is Me (and
Saskia) whenever my agenda is invaded with requests from others. It’s
hard saying no.. but as it turns out I’m going to have to learn it
someday. I don’t have anything planned yett for tonight (from 5 to 7
pm) so i have decided to take myself out for a cup of coffee (i have
been planning this for three weeks in a row) and by god, I’m going to
do it !. Just me .. and my Ibook (did i mention it arrived ?)

, its here , from last Thursday i’m a proud mac owner and am enjoying
my little 12" white buddy very much
. Even bought myself a new tiny
backpack to fit it all in and i am extremely pleased with my new
outfit. Went to Aachen last week (did a beeline from Antwerp to Aachen
to Hasselt just to be on time to pick it up).

I’ve started to
realize I’m living a whole different life these days
. I’m out the door
so much that i hardly get the chance to sit down at my desk and do the
work thats lying around there. I’ve been trying to come up with a ‘
techno survival pack’ that helps mee ‘keep in touch’ with my ‘home
base’. Its quite difficult making your entire techno-surrounding
adaptable to a life on the road. Its more then turning your office into
a ‘mobile office’. I’m trying to turn my ‘life’ into
‘a-life-DOT-mobile’. (I’m techno ranting again.) But think of it as a
cross-platform-opensourced-remotely-connected-portable-lifestyle. Now
THERE is a title for an essay.

Because i am on the road this
much I’m building this ‘mobile lifestyle kit’
in order to be able to
survive while on the road and stay connected and in touch with my life
at home. The way it looks right now it’s pretty useless having all my
stuff stored on my pc at home. So i’ll just have to figure out a way to
"get myself connected". The ‘mobile office’ i’m building is going to be
just that. No matter where i go , I’ve got to have ‘connectivity’ or at
least be able to work. So , First-class , web mail , vpn connections ,
war driving , Gmail , remote file access , remote desktop, blogging etc
etc…. . it is going to have to come together to give me a virtual
connection to my ‘base-life’. Even in the weekends I’m out the door a
lot so its imperative i get this stuff to work. (now here is a
challenge 🙂 )

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