Month: september 2002 (page 1 of 4)

Think fluid

If you’re in the webbusiness, check out Peter-Paul Koch’s article Keep It Simple: Fluid Thinking. Think fluid. The WWW isn’t a fixed medium. It’s unpredictable. It will do unexpected things to your site, and the best you can do is go with the flow.
Keep it simple. The fluidity of the Web is not the problem, it’s the solution. If you accept that your site will never be viewed exactly as you want it, you understand the spirit of the Web and its standards.

ColdFusion MX

I’m trying to make an inventory of ColdFusion MX related sites, and though there are more popping up every day, it’s hard to find really useful ones. The most recent one I found is dcCom, which is an Open Source framework for building reusable ColdFusion components. Then there’s CFzone.net, which I’m not that impressed with. For one it’s completely done in ASP, which I don’t understand. And last but not least is the excellent Common Function Library Project (CFLib.org), purpose of which is to create a set of user-defined function (UDF) libraries.

In Tyler Durdan we trust

Just finished Lord Of The Rings. Ofcourse the library is closed on a sunday, so I had to find something decent in the house. Came across The UnDutchables, which seemed nice. Made a start, but it’s a bit negative. And I wasn’t really in the mood for something like this. Perhaps a movie. I’m thinking Fight Club.

Friday Five

Since I haven’t answered them in ages, I thought I might give the Friday Five a go this week.

  1. What are your favorite ways to relax and unwind?
    Watch tv, read a book, listen to some music. The usual.
  2. What do you do the moment you get home from work/school/errands?
    Check my e-mail. Needy isn’t it?
  3. What are your favorite aromatherapeutic smells?
    Mostly opium and sometimes lavender.
  4. Do you feel more relaxed with a group of friends or hanging out by yourself?
    By myself.
  5. What is something that you feel is relaxing but most people don’t?
    Listening to loud eighties metal. Like early Slayer or Megadeth.

Seminar

Got back from the Macromedia Dreamweaver MX seminar about half an hour ago. One of the speakers was Tim Green, writer of Dreamweaver MX: PHP Web Development. It was okay. Tim knew what he was talking about. But I’m not convinced. I just want more control. So I will continue to use ColdFusion Studio, but I am going to tinker a bit more with Dreamweaver.

Glad it’s weekend though. I’m so tired. Thinking about renting a movie, but can’t really be bothered to put on my shoes again. Sigh. Maybe I’ll pull a DVD off the shelf or just watch some tv.

I got it!

the official Dutch drivers licenseHurah!! I’m so happy. Though I was quite nervous, everything went well. I received my certificate and went to the townhall to get the official ones right after it openend at 17:00. Now I only have to borrow a car to keep in the swing of things.

Nerves

Only 2 more hours, then I have to take the bus to Central Station. Then I can drive for half an hour befor I have to take my exam at 14:00. Getting a bit nervous already…

Unrelated

Totally unrelated, but interesting nonetheless ยป The Web’s future: XHTML 2.0 and here’s how to create your own AH bonuscards.

Mozilla

I’m impressed with the many features of Mozilla. Here’s a Guide to the DOM Inspector. And if you really don’t want to leave Internet Explorer, here’s an IE skin. Don’t know if I’ll switch 100%, but I am using it more and more. Don’t have a driving lesson today. Yesterday’s went great. Have to take the exam tomorrow at 14:00. Fingers crossed. Well, not whilst driving ofcourse.
I’ve just installed ColdFusion MX on my PC, and am currently testing out a bunch of the new features. Getting quite enthusiastic about the possibilities, actually. But I’m not switching to Dreamweaver. Which is my the Macromedia ColdFusion Studio – ColdFusion MX Tag Updater came in quite handy. Oh, I just received a link for the American Psycho script. Thought you might like it. Try getting a reservation at Dorsia now! I wonder what the sequel is like.

Dentist

Got back from the dentist about half an hour ago. Everything is numb. Had one cavity in an old filling and some problems with old root canal work, which had to be repaired. Because of the theme, I want to include a link to my favourite Blind Melon song, which is Mouthful of Cavities. Do you see the irony? Anyhow, I’m reading up on ColdFusion MX in the book Developing ColdFusion MX Applications with CFML. There are loads of cool new features available. Can’t wait to install ColdFusion MX on my PC this weekend, so I can do some experimenting.