IT Audit Manager at NN Group, loving girlfriend Gerda and sons Wouter and Reinier.

Archives for: September 2006

There were 7 posts published in September 2006.

Finally received the aXbo Sleep Phase Alarm Clock

Half a year ago I ordered the aXbo Sleep Phase Alarm Clock, this week I finally received the package. This alarm clock is advertised as being able to sense your sleep movements and calculate the optimal wake up time from that.

Last night was the first time I tried the clock, and indeed: it works! The clock woke me with nice bird chirping, 15 minutes before the time I had entered as deadline for waking up, but indeed at exactly the time I was already almost awake. When ordering I was a little afraid that wearing the wristbands with the sensors would annoy me, but they fit will without mayor nuisance.

So hopefully no more rude awakenings from deep sleep, but a friendly wake up call at the optimum time, which also gives you some more time in the morning if you are lucky to check news.

One final cool feature: via USB connection I could this morning actually see my sleep movements graphically on my PC.

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Orb.com: Place and timeshift your media and TV channels… for free!

This really is a great app: with Orb.com you can place and timeshift your TV channels, recorded TV, videos, music and photos to anyplace anytime where you have access to an internetconnection.

Should have installed this application earlier while busy travelling for business: looking Dutch TV on your laptop in a NY hotelroom would be nice.

And the best news: the app is completely free. So who needs a Slingbox or Sony’s Location Free?

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My new PC

I recently bought a new PC with these specs:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
Motherboard: Asus P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP
Case: Cooler Master Centurion 5 (CAC-T05)
PSU: Spire SP-600W – RockeTeer VI
CPU cooler: Zalman CNPS9500 LED
Memory: 2 GB Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400
Videocard: Asus EN7950GX2/2PHT/1G (NVidia 7950GX2 based)
DVD writer: Plextor PX-760A
DVD drive: Asus DVD-E616A
Harddisks: Western Digital 74 GB WD740GD Raptor 10.000 rpm
2x Western Digital 320 GB WD3200KS Caviar® SE16 7200rpm
Diskdrive: Sony 1.44″ diskdrive
Soundcard: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
TV Card: Hauppage WinTV-PVR-500MCE
Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP MCE 2005
Monitor: Samsung Syncmaster 203B 20″
Keyboard: Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard
Mouse: Logitech G5 Laser Mouse
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