Monthly Archives: January 2012

‘Commenting’ was never meant to be closed

It’s been a long-running mystery (for me) that I received comments on a post every now and then, very rarely and only for a few days and then… nothing.  Most posts showed a ‘Comments closed‘ below a post (at the … Continue reading

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Fukushima Fallout in Calgary (Alberta, Canada) was among highest in North America, too.

Curious to see how the recently reported radionuclide fallout of Iodine-131 measured in Calgary compares to the higher fallout measurements over the United States, which I reported on April 16, 2011 in the blog post Highest I-131 Radiation Fallout in … Continue reading

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Tripp’n on Strips

After the train ride home from Ostend, I stop by one of my favorite comic strip stores, Gobelijn in the Mechelse Straat in Leuven (English: Louvain), to marvel at the latest creations in illustrated story telling.  Never understood the ‘comic’ … Continue reading

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Oostende zonder ijsberen / Ostend without polar bears

I didn’t even know it was scheduled for yesterday (I would have brought a swimsuit), but the annual polar bear plunge (polar bear in Dutch is ‘ijsbeer’, literally “ice bear”) in the North Sea on the beach of Ostend was CANCELLED … Continue reading

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Glimpses of Antwerp, Nuclear News, Islamic jihadists here?, Architecture, MAS, and more…

Thursday – My alarm went off at 8:30 am.  After a shower, etc., I walk to the train station at the end of the street.  Train’s delayed…  15 minutes.  I make use of the extra time (due to a missed … Continue reading

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Opposed to SOPA and PIPA

The gist on why I participated in the January 18 Internet backout: It’s a no-brainer, I use WordPress to blog (based in the USA), to publish, to communicate things online that make ME a part of the democratization of publishing and … Continue reading

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Skies over Belgium

Soundtrack for this blog post:   Koyaanisqatsi by Philip Glass (1982): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz_R2y1oAzw And it isn’t even remotely as busy in the air over Belgium as it often is over London or Paris, for instance.   Check out this fun (yet not yet … Continue reading

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