Archive for November, 2008

2 unlikely videos I was suprised to love

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

 First up, food. Dan Barber is such an amazing speaker to listen to, very entertaining and provocative talk.


Next up, Fragrance. I love how Chandler Burr starts out as already a very great and natural speaker. By the end of the video, his exitement has infected you. I wont ever think of Chanel No. 5 the same way again.

@ Yahoo! Video


Robert Kloosterhuis: Test post for Mustafa (via FriendFeed)

Thursday, November 27th, 2008
Robert Kloosterhuis posted a message
“Test post for Mustafa”
1 minute ago –

Echoes of War, the Music of Blizzard Entertainment

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

A little early christmas present to myself.

(updated post with video from Eminence web-site, and my unboxing video!

The Unboxing (Haul) Video!

From the Eminence website:

Simply put, Echoes of War could be summed up as an album of orchestrated music from the games of
Blizzard Entertainment – StarCraft, Warcraft, Diablo and World of Warcraft. But in reality, it’s much more than that – Echoes of War marks the first large-scale game-music project in the western world, and one of the biggest and most ambitious musical projects (of any type) worldwide.

We at Eminence are huge fans of the game-music genre, which is exactly why we formed. Game-music, like that of Blizzard Entertainment’s awe-inspiring games, is some of the best and most varied in the world, but it is also some of the most under-recognised and under-appreciated. From the adrenaline-filled highs, to the tear-jerking lows, it’s the music in our favourite games that truly guides our emotions. It is the goal of Echoes of War to, next time you’re playing a game, make you take a moment to simply enjoy the music.

So beyond being a simple musical album, Echoes of War aims to put music of Blizzard Entertainment’s games in the spotlight, to be appreciated on their own merits, with a full symphony orchestra, and backing choir, to perform and pay homage to them. It is a project of love, made by fans of Blizzard Entertainment’s games, and as such, the musical pieces are recognisable from the games, but ultimately different interpretations. Our arrangers and musicians have put a little piece of themselves into each track, and we think that the end result is nothing short of outstanding.

Liveblogging the wrath opening

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Below is the Warcraft Friendfeed room, that I will be live-blogging/tweeting my evening of the Wrath midnight opening to! I am going to Rotterdam, where the official opening will be. Its gonna be awesome! I shall make lots of pictures.

Robert Kloosterhuis: Test post. What I am doing here, is updating my blog via IM, by means of a Friendfeed room, and their new IM interface. (via FriendFeed)

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008
Robert Kloosterhuis posted a message
“Test post. What I am doing here, is updating my blog via IM, by means of a Friendfeed room, and their new IM interface.”
28 seconds ago –

Left 4 Dead and other zombie stuff

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

I am playing the demo of the awesome, yet to be released Left 4 Dead, the new game by Valve and Turtle Rock Studios.

Official opening cinematic: 

Gameplay recording of me and 3 other random survivors battling the legions of the walking dead for the 2 maps of the Left 4 Dead demo:

Watch more video games and play free games at WeGame.

I am prepared for the coming zombie apocalypse.. are you ?

IMG_1501 by you.

Recommended books:


The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living DeadWorld War Z


I just purchased the Audio version of World War Z at!
Incredible guest narators in this!

Link to (you can listen to a bit of preview)

  • Arthur Sinclair: Alan Alda
  • Jurgen Warbrunn: Carl Reiner
  • Philip Adler: Jurgen Prochnow
  • Saladin Kader: Waleed Zuiater
  • Joe Muhammad: Dean Edwards
  • Jesika Hendricks: Michelle Kholos
  • Ahmed Farahnakian: Maz Jobrani
  • Todd Wainio: Mark Hamill
  • T. Sean Collins: Henry Rollins
  • David Allen Forbes and Paul Redeker: Eamonn Walker
  • Ajay Shah: Ajay Naidu
  • Serosha Garcia Alvarez: John Turturro
  • “The Whacko”: Rob Reiner
  • Bob Archer: Jay O. Sanders (credited as “Jay O’Sanders”)
  • General Travis D’Ambrosia: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Christina Eliopolis: Becky Ann Baker
  • Kwang Jingshu: Steve Park
  • Nury Televadi and Tomonaga Jiro: Frank Kamai