I've been tagged by Bes and didn't even know it.
I was just Googling on my own name (always funny to see what Google comes up with) and saw that Patrick had tagged my.
So now I have to come up with five facts that are hardly known about me (but also not too embarrasing ;)
My first computer was an Atari 800 XL with a whopping 64K of memory. It was the best homecomputer around at that time (this clue might tell you something about my age...).
Unfortunately, the Commodore 64 was so popular that all the software was made for the C64 and software for the Atari was almost none-existant in the Netherlands.
After a while I got tired of listening to the squeecks and hissings sounds of my datarecorder, so I bought a diskdrive. It cost my 1100,- guilders (500 euro's) at that time. For a diskdrive...!!
Eventhough it's gathering dust in the attic, I just cannot bring myself to throw a (working!) diskdrive of 500 euro's away.
So, if anyone is looking for a diskdrive for an Atari 800XL...
I'll make special price for you, you special friend :)
When I joined CMG in 2000, I was originally planned (by Sylvain B.) to join the Java team. But on my first day at work, Sylvain was on holiday and another manager (bless him) needed someone on the WebBOS project.
So that's how I got involved with Microsoft Technology.
Looking back, it's funny how sometimes life can take you by the hand...
I need to mention WebBOS seperately. What a great project that was! Not so much the technology, but it was a great team. I still remember all the fantastic people at that time: Marco Stolk, Eddy de Ridder, Novita Wegbrands, Manfred van Overmeire, Erik van der Wel and lots of others.
Looking back at my CMG period, this was one of the best projects and certainly the most funny. Try keeping a straight face with Stolk, Eddy and van der Wel. It's just not possible!
Fact 5 seems to be reserved for a favourite movie. And who am I to break with tradition...
The best movie and thus my favourite movie is The Shawshank Redemption.
A brilliant movie amd I´m not alone in saying this.
If you haven't seen it, it time you do.
Guess everyone I know in this community is tagged, so I will leave it at that.