Wow, a new beach this year. Nice quiet evening too! Water temperature is 14C.

The beach near 's-Gravenzande has been widened by adding sand, lots of sand. There were two reasons for this: first there was a problem of beach erosion that apparently was caused by a concave coast line. They therefore wanted to add so much beach that the coast line was no longer concave. Furthermore, a huge extension of Rotterdam harbor is being built on the south flank, and the resulting loss of ecosystem must be compensated somewhere. Part of the "old" beach area is now converted into a bird-friendly natural area.

On a visit to Antwerp, Belgium, I came across this signature in a brand new chocolate workshop…. "Moo! Chocolate is the Linchpin. Keep shipping. Seth” #sethgodin #chocolate #antwerpen 

Thick smoke plumes next to Schiedam Station?

#fire

Quality of software workshop at the fifth NBIC conference. The topic is introduced by Machiel Jansen from Sara. #nbic5

Nbic hackathon just started. What can we interconnect? #nbic #hackathon #work

A small bug in the twitter interface, just after the formal "retweet" feature was introduced. After I retweeted this message it said "retweeted by you and 7 others", but "you" showed a weirdly different twitter account.... #oops #twitter

De uithof scate rink. Cooling system failed…. #oops #nh3

An array of speakers lined up for their lightning talks at the Dutch Semantic Web Meetup #dswm #conference

Half the trains are canceled, the other half is delayed by half the usual interval… #trip #cold

Today the UN flag at the peace palace in The Hague is half-mast, to remember the victims of a huge earthquake in Haiti #un