I love to spend time in cities, immersed by the creative chaos of mankind. This year I’ve seen a fair share of them. Tokyo, Marrakesh, Ulaan Baator, Novosibirsk, Seoul, Amsterdam, Beijing, Inverness, Irkutsk, Kyoto, Moscow, Oban, Perm, Incheon and many more.
Posts from year 2008
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I tend to visit a lot of live concerts, since most bands manage to create something special on stage that make them come alive, in a way never achieved by the flat compact discs. Here are some of my favorite concerts during 2008.
Three years ago I wrote about how some guys with lots of time drove around in San Francisco, shooting millions of street-level photos. With a bit of Ajax you could explore the city and maybe even do some window-shopping.
Yesterday I went to see the U2 3D movie at cinema Roy, which has been reopened and refurnished with 3D equipment. While I’m not the biggest U2 fan in the world it was still quite entertaining to wear the silly 3D glasses. At one point some in the audience joined in the applause and I almost did as well.
One of the new features in EPiServer R2 version is the relocation of system folders. In previous versions they were stored in the same folder as the other site related files, but now they seem to be installed in Program Files by the new Installation Manager.
PDC08 kicked off today with the expected keynote by Ray Ozzie. He presented Azure, a web platform hosted in data centers all over the world. It will host web applications in “the cloud”, supposedly the best thing since sliced bread if we are to believe Ozzie.
I walked alone in the streets of Tokyo and felt like a benign Godzilla. Everywhere I went, people stopped in their tracks and stared at me. I started humming on the song “Big in Japan” by Alphaville as I was a six-foot-five gaijin in a sea of short Asians.
Some people might call me a movie buff, but today was one of those days it could be justified. I have walked alone in the streets of Kyoto, visiting temples and shrines at a leisurely pace, following in the footsteps of Scarlett Johansson’s character from Lost In Translation.
The name of Hiroshima will forever be connected to the horrible event in 1945. On August 6, the first nuclear bomb to be used against mankind detonated 580 meters above the city, killing hundreds of thousands of people.