Month: januari 2003 (page 1 of 3)

End of the week

Our Queen Beatrix turns 65 today and this week the Dutch media is commemorating the floods of 1953. Wow, there’s even an official site. On a more personal note, I must say I’m glad it’s friday. It was terribly hard to get out of bed this morning. Can’t wait for the weekend to start.

Look

Just a little reminder that you can change the Look & Feel of this site.

Jakob

I’ve completed this site today, quite pleased with the result. All CSS, so that’s always nice. Speaking of CSS, did I mention I’m reading Jakob Nielsen’s Designing Web Usability: The Practice of Simplicity. Though he takes things a bit extreme on some points, most of it’s quite good.

XFML

I’m quite impressed with XFML, which is a standard to exchange hierarchical metadata. I think I’ll experiment with it this weekend, using the menu for this site. For more info, check out XML.org and Introduction to XFML also on O’Reilly.

Gangs of New York

I watched Gangs of New York earlier this week. Though I’d like to have seen the 1978 version Scorsese originally intended to make, this one was quite cool. Daniel Day-Lewis was without a doubt the star of the show. The only thing that really bothered me were the accents. Why did they disappear in some scenes only to reappear in the next?
There’s an interesting article on the O’Reilly website, entitled Consuming Amazon with Flash Remoting. Shame I’m giving up the Lyrics Archive, because I’m seeing cool new possibilities. But I just don’t have the time. Sigh.

Lego

The Mini-Mizer rules. Make yourself out of Lego.

Casino

Went to Holland Casino in Scheveningen last night, with the people from work. I wasn’t very lucky though, I lost my given fortune of €8 within minutes. Though it was nice to socialise and cool to see a casino at work, I didn’t really feel like something I’d like to do more often. The atmosphere of greed and despair didn’t really appeal to me.

Opeth

Atleast the maker of this virus has taste.

Elections

Labour pipped in Dutch elections“, on the CNN website.

Zwan

Last night I heard the first single of the album ‘Mary Star Of The Sea’ by Billy Corgan’s new band Zwan. Didn’t even know there was one. Sounded nice. See if I can get my hands on a copy.