Jan30

Music @ Work

Categories: Personal
4 Responses

From Paul I got the question what music I like while hacking.
In general I like music which is more instrumental and has little or no lyrics (and not really a rock fanatic).

I usually start the day with Stubru in the car. (not by accident the title of this posting 😉 )
In a relaxed mood I would go for some trance/lounge (first artists that come to mind are Moby and Sven van Hees). Music that makes your spirit escape your body …
But I am also into electronic music (underworld, orbital) and I really like Paul Oakenfold and CJ Bolland. Recently I also discovered some electro mixes from Freejays who make great party music.

I have a wide taste in music, going from classic over retro house to even some goth tracks (a handfull of things that also came through my speakers lately: Placebo, the Cure, Massive Attack …).

My idea is “music you don’t know yet can also be interesting!”

I pass this one on to Bramus! and Bert

May1

Ghosty?

Categories: Personal
1 Response

What would be a better way to start this blog then to explain a bit the how and why of my nickname.

My nickname was originally Ghost, refering to the package created by symantec.
At the time I found this one of the best software packages around (times around the windows 9x era)

Since this nickname was usually taken on irc and it sounded a bit unfriendly I changed it to Ghosty.
Over time however I discovered that the nickname had even more meanings than I realised at the time that I started using it.

  • if you transform my nickname a bit it sounds like my real last name.
  • furthermore is a ghost a creature that wanders around places and I am wandering around the wonderful internet.
  • ghost-hour: usually you still find me awake during these hours due to my pc addiction.
  • I use the word “geestig” a lot (free translation ghost-like, in dutch this means funny)