What I do best 
I found someone describing his own skill's like this, I can totally level with that:

My added value is to quickly develop a clear and pragmatic vision on a specific subject or on developments in information technology in general. Then communicate about that to non-ICT people (i.e. management, board members or professionals in other disciplines) avoiding ICT lingo but capturing the essence.

I often feel 'the translator' between my technical colleagues and 'regular' business professionals

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Kings of Code 

We were sponsor of Kings of Code in Amsterdam (June 29-30).

It was a very interesting day with lots of good speakers. Especially the opening by Aral Balkan was superb.

Besides all kinds of sessions on new programming styles/languages/platforms, I found Steven Pemberton (W3C) interesting as well. Below a picture from his presentation, showing how fast our computer power has grown (twice as much power every 18 months).

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HostingCon here we come 
We will be exhibiting HostingCon 2009 on August 10-12 with Realtime Register . We have been preparing our trip to Washington for a few weeks now.

This week we packed our booth and next week it will be shipped to NYC. From there over land to Washington. We'll fly there ourselves on August 8.

Hope we can meet lots of interesting people and do some good deals there. See you there?

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TRAFFIC ccTLD auction, Next Lot Peter! 
I was invited by Paul Jansen of SIDN to visit Rick Latona's T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference (1-4 June, Amsterdam).

I had some nice conversation's with Kellie Peterson of Name.com, Donny Simonton of parked.com, Sander Cruiming of XXLWebhosting, Hans van de Streek and Yom Schutte of Hostnet.nl, David Clements President of Rick Latona Auctions , Hennie Groot Lipman , supposed to be the biggest domainer in The Netherlands and Matt Lowery , the world livestock champion .

Eventually I ended up on stage pronouncing all cc-tld domain names at the first TRAFFIC ccTLD auction . I was up there for 3 hours. It was a very interesting experience to see the domainers bidding from the 'other side'. Check out this image (source: dnjournal.com )

Thanks go out to all people I spoke to and hope to keep in touch.

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Online identity change 
Back in october 2007 I blogged about a new dutch website. If you have ever lost yourself, or forget who you are? There is a new where you can search on people.

They can also show tags related to your name. Today I thougth i'd compare the results in 2007 with today's results. Lets see what has changed:

October 2007

Providers Document Sveia Emerce Isp
Sardini Actie Massaal Blog Stockholm
Icecream Exchange Resultat Askanowner Ijsmachines
Computer Bekijk Web Kev Forum
Waterdichte Honors Contact Rettung Icann
Coureur Tft Spiegel Descriptions Te
Rechtsanwalt Sql Xml Anwaltsverzeichnis Directory
International Ecomputers Person Personal Mon
Mlm Thomas Aanbod Mcadvo Gratis

--1.5 years later--

May 2009
Realtime Twitter Directeur Zwolle Nederland
Yourhosting Schrevenweg Leunen Hosting Venray
Ispam Senate Valentijn Telecompaper Northern
Sharepoint Profiles Rechtsanwalt Icann Maarten
Peta Vlies Arjen Personen Persberichten
Maxime Alexander Allereerst Bastiaan Webwereld
Eddy Martijn Amerikaanse Public Portal
Press Domeinnaam Lenssen Blitterswijck Ceo
Jelle Simsek Rick Blog Vacature

What can we learn from this? Not much I guess, I think the service has become less effective and useful. But I am glad 50% of our company name is mentioned ;-). And Twitter of course, important!

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