Utrecht

First impressions about Utrecht, Netherlands: cold, cloudy, windy, depressing.

Yesterday was my first course day at the Experteach building, about 15 minutes bus ride from my hotel. The trainer is from London, funny guy who seems to know his stuff. We are only three people in this class, it seems this SNRS course is not so popular but I am happy with it so far. At the training location we have free wireless but unfortunately the building’s provider must be blocking VoIP calls. I have tried from my Nokia E51, which has a built-in VoIP client, but it’s not really working. It registers fine with Sipgate, my VoIP provider, I can call but I can’t hear anything and I am not being heard either. I think I have to hack the settings a bit and use a proxy, I will see today.

At least wireless is free there, unlike at the hotel. Here there is only a Swisscom hotspot available and for 7 days you are charged 68 euros. Ridiculous!

As a curiosity, one of the students looks almost exactly like Commander Tucker from “Star Trek: Enterprise“:

It happened to me lots of times before to notice people who look almost identical, as if they were “made” from the same model. Who knows, common genetic material perhaps;-)

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