Archive for July, 2011


Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Never heard anyone about this, but it seems to me that we have moved back to client-server architectures in the case of mobile devices. Or at least to thick clients instead of thin clients like web sites. Where there are web sites to do all sorts of things on a laptop you often need to download an app for a mobile device. And often you have to pay a small amount. So what used to be a free web site on a laptop is now frequently a payed application on an iPhone… Good business model though.

What about java and developing platform independent applications with thin clients? Is it really impossible to run all those apps as a web site in a browser? And what about the code in those apps? What does it do that I don’t know of with my data? And suddenly it is no problem anymore that you have to develop a different version of an app for every type of mobile operating system? You need money for that and it seems to be coming from people paying for apps.

**searching Google**

Seems that Taptu agrees with me.

See here for pro’s and cons for web site vs. apps.

I started a genre

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

In 2001 I was the first to start a web site with funny riddles. It is still there, What is funny is that currently when you do a search on Google with the keyword ‘ raadsels’ you get a whole list of riddle sites. Mine is not even the first hit anymore, as it has been for a long time since 2001. I think its safe to say that I started a genre for riddle sites. I know of at least one of the other sites that it was inspired by mine, because they asked me to mail them my data base! Didn’t get it off course and I wished them happy typing while copying from my site šŸ˜€

I am a Mastermind

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

My score on the Jung Typology Test on I 44, N 62, T 25, J 33 an INTJ. This test uses the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. It makes me a Mastermind, just likeĀ Lance Armstrong,Ā Dan Aykroyd,Ā Michelle Obama,Ā Arnold Schwarzenegger,Ā Gandalf the Grey, but also … Hannibal Lecter. See also

By the way, my inverse personality (invert every single score in the test) is: E 44, S 62, F 25, P 33 an ESFP. So that is a Performer. Indeed, this is exactly the way I am not šŸ˜‰