I had it on my to do list for a while. “Make your own QR code”. Last weekend I had a go at it. I tought it would be very complicated, but exactly it was very easy.

With a QR-generator you can easily make a QR code. I used Kaywa to make my own QR. It can be scanned by anyone with a webcam or smartphone. The QR links than direct to the text, url or SMS…

I used it to make a link with my resume that can be find online. Makes it easy to send your resume. I hope that they like it. I’m certainly going to use it more often.


No, this isn’t a post about Mc Donalds, but about Delicious and Netvibes. I really love both because I can keep track of all the great things regarding my hobby. When I have the time, I enjoy making things: knitting, crochet en sewing, taking pictures… I have a special blog with pictures and tutorial about the things I make. I’m not alone in blogland to do this. Lots and lots of people do this. To keep up with all the wonderful things people make around the world, I use Netvibes. So simple. Import the blog- or websiteurl you want to keep track of. And voila. You get all the updates of your favorite blog and website all together on one page. So effective and it saves time. You can make different tabs and categories so that you can organise and follow different subjects.

Delicious.com is an other timesaver. When I say a great tutorial or example. I bookmarked it or printed it out. That works as long as you have one computer and it doesn’t crash or if you always work from one place. It didn’t work for my because the answer is NO NO and NO. I work on multiple computers, I had a computer that crashed and I don’t work from one place. (I’m writing this in the train ;-)) If you recognize yourself In this, you should take a look at delicious. With this program you can bookmark your favorites online and tag them as well. You can access them from any computer with internet and finding the right one is very easy with the search field. You can also see what other people bookmarked with the same bookmarking as you.

Since a few weeks I’m out of a job. I’m always looking for opportunities to get a new job. An important part is having a good resume. I really loved the article on Mashable about resumes that stand out. Not all the ideas are usable in the Netherlands, but some of the ideas are very good and usefull I you want to land a job in social media or web 2.0. I’m going to try some of the ideas for a few jobs I want to apply for. You never know what it brings me.

I’m a real fan of the tv-serie “Big Bang Theory” My favorit nerds are without a doubt Leonard and Sheldon. Leonard because he is so darling and persistent in conquerring Penny. And Sheldon because he is just the übernerd. I even have his famous quote ‘Bazinga’ on my smartphone.
In one of the episodes Sheldon says that he loves “Ubuntu“. Most of things Sheldon loves are just weird, but on this I have to agree. Since a few months “Ubuntu” runs on my little pink laptop. And I love it.
Ubuntu is an Linux based operating system for desktop and netbook. And the best part is: it’s free!!! Normally Linux is really something for nerds, but the look and feel of the Ubuntu is very user friendly. I thing it looks a bit as an Apple operating system.
You can also download extra free software that interacts with Ubuntu. I found a really good task list, a chatprogram, drawingsoftware…

In short: I love it. If that’s means I’m a girl nerd, so be it.

I’m Izzy. I’m in my early thirties and I love and adore the Internet, social media, web  2.0. I love to try all the things that are on offer on the net and use them to my advantage. So that is what I’m going to do with this blog. I’m going to take you on my journey.
I will blog about the things I try, use, fail, wonder about, succeed in, favor and so on.

Some of the things I discuss I’m using all ready, but other will be brand new to me.  So fingers crossed that you like my posts.