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5Sep/128

“Hideout” – Friday Fictioneers, 9 September 2012

It was almost pitch black inside. He quickly stepped inside and closed the wooden door behind him. The floorboards moaned under the weight of his steps. The place wasn’t perfect but it looked like a good place to hide from them.
He tried to keep his head clear from any thoughts. They would find him as soon as he allowed a single one entering his mind. The pain seemed less intense now. He relaxed a little bit and sat down on the floor. He wondered if anyone would miss him. Immediately the darkness became darker and the air thickened. I’m a naive fool, he thought. No one will ever miss me. He sighed. They had found him.
Once more, the pain became more apparent...

This story has been written as an entry for the Friday Fictioneers. Go to Madison Woods' blog to find out more about it. Comments and constructive criticism are most welcome.

27Jul/1212

Friday Fictioneers – “The last drop”

Rick knew that he had to bring the bad news rather sooner than later. It seemed inevitable. For over a month it had been his duty to keep an eye on the amount of remaining drinking water. It had been like the setting of the sun. At first it looked as though it wasn't declining at all but the closer it got to the bottom, the faster it seemed to go. He didn't want to leave the compound. Every time they got their hands on fresh water it meant they had to murder whoever owned it before them. Rick hated to admit it but they were good at it as well.

This story has been written as my first entry for the Friday Fictioneers. Go to Madison Woods' blog to find out more about it. Comments and constructive criticism are most welcome.

23Jul/120

The Wedding

Inspired by a friend I decided to have a go at writing short stories. Madison Woods came up with a brilliant idea where writers from all over the net can contribute to the so-called Friday Fictioneers. The Friday Fictioneers write short stories of about a hundred words inspired by a photo, posted by Madison, each Friday. Maybe I'll join so comments are welcome.

"The Wedding"

No-one seemed keen on asking him who he was and why he was there. The look on his face wasn't exactly the inviting kind and the fact that he was shoeless didn't help. Some of the guests were pointing and talking about him but words meant nothing to him. Rarely had anyone said anything interesting. The security men who tried to stop him at the back door hadn't. Surely, every now and then there was a self proclaimed hero on these events who insisted to know who he was. He hated it when they asked him the obvious. They all knew who he was. Or rather, what he was. For the sake of their own sanity they all just pretended not to know.

10Nov/094

eReader: Sony Reader Touch Edition

Sony Reader Touch Edition

Sony PRS-600

Afgelopen zomer is het elektronische boek in Nederland aan een opmars begonnen. Sony en bol.com sloegen de handen ineen in een poging het 'Digitaal Lezen' te promoten. Sinds de start van de reclamecampagne hebben het elektronische boek en de eReaders veel aandacht van de media gekregen. Er waren al eReaders op de Nederlandse markt maar een grote, bekende naam als Sony ontbrak. Mogelijk had men het idee dat, nu Sony en bol.com er een markt in zien, het de moeite waard is om er serieus aandacht aan te besteden.

De laatste jaren heb ik de ontwikkelingen op het gebied van eReaders met veel interesse gevolgd. Het magere aanbod van modellen en de relatief hoge prijs weerhielden mij er echter van om er een aan te schaffen. Op dit moment zijn er aanzienlijk meer fabrikanten die eReaders aanbieden dan enkele jaren geleden, met als gevolg dat de prijzen een stuk aantrekkelijker zijn geworden.

7Oct/092

Nokia 5800 XM XS4ALL imap certificaat probleem

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

Onlangs ondervond ik problemen met het ophalen van mijn email via de imap server van xs4all.nl op mijn Nokia 5800 XpressMusic.
Wanneer er verbinding werd gezocht met imap.xs4all.nl verscheen er een melding op het scherm dat het betreffende certificaat verlopen was. Ik kreeg de mogelijkheid om het nieuwe certificaat permanent toe te staan maar helaas loste dit het probleem niet op. Niet alleen werd nog steeds mijn mail niet opgehaald maar de melding over het verlopen certificaat bleef terugkomen.

Gelukkig vond ik de oplossing na wat zoeken op het net: verwijder het huidige (verlopen) certificaat uit je telefoon. Hierna zal je telefoon, bij het ophalen van je email, vragen of je het (nieuwe) certificaat wilt accepteren. Accepteer het en het ophalen van email via imap.xs4all.nl verloopt weer soepel.

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