Month: mei 2004 (page 1 of 3)

Season 5

the cast

Wow, the new Sopranos season is great. As always. Oh, if you want to catch up, get the previous 4 seasons on DVD. I’m also enjoying the new Therion, entitled Lemuria/Sirius B.

It’s another prolonged weekend, because it’s Pentecost (Pinksteren) tomorrow, and that means no work on monday.

Pixar

Interesting article on Pixar.

Arrival

More mailorder fun. Another order arrived. A beautiful combined hardcover version of the The Iliad and The Odyssey by Homer and Wilbur Smith’s River God.

Shrek and shirts

This article takes a look at new advances in Shrek 2, which is due for release here on July 1st.

Ordered a bunch of shirts last week. They arrived yesterday evening. Check out the harvest: Audioslave, Queens Of The Stone Age and A Perfect Circle. I’m ready for summer.

Mime

Still fascinated by the Amazon API. Found some more examples.

I’m confused by this article on MIME Types.

Print

Easier print format is one of the many reasons I love CSS. The lasts ALA adds some nice detail in the article Print It Your Way.

Amazon API

For a while now I’ve been tracking the links from this site to amazon. Just out of interest. To see which items people are interested in. I’ve wanted to play around with the API for my fun, and just added a page to this site, which shows the 16 most popular clickthroughs. Interesting. Beware: page could take a while to load. I still want to speed things up.

Weekend!

No work yesterday, because of Hemelvaartsdag (Ascension). To stretch the weekend I took a day off work today. Watched Europa im Mittelalter on Canvas last night, a German documentary on the Middle Ages. After that I slept for 12 hours straight. Delightful.

Troy

scene from the movie

Went to see Troy in Trianon last night.

In the year 1193 B.C., Paris, a prince of Troy stole Helen, Queen of Sparta, away from her husband, Menelaus, setting the kingdoms of Mycenaean Greece at war with Troy. The Greeks began a bloody siege at Troy that lasted over ten years. Achilles was the greatest hero among the Greeks, while Hector, the eldest son of Priam, King of Troy, embodied the hopes of the people of his city.

Quite loosely based on The Illiad and perhaps a few too many shots of Brad Achilles looking bulky and tormented. Plus they left out the storyline of Cassandra and her prophecies. But quite cool nonetheless. Now if only the airco in the theatre would have done it’s job.

Update: completely forgot to link to Manowar’s Achilles epic.

EU Elections

Received mail about the upcoming European Elections on June 10th. Since I’m completely oblivious of the parties involved, I took the ‘quiz’ at VoteMatch. Can’t say it’s all that clearer now. Hm. Something I’ll need to look into further.