Some great Lists here, people. How about "Yes, but Jesus wasn't nailed to a block of cheese, was he?" from "Quoting My Philosophy Professors out of Context" by Jeremy Richards.


I've just received some mail about Ozzfest 2002, which is being held on June 1st 2002 in Nijmegen (Goffertpark). Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer and Tool. Oh yeah! I'm there. Especially since Dynamo Open Air has been cancelled this year and Graspop doesn't offer me much (yet). Or maybe I'll do both. I'll have to see.


Just to keep you up-to-date, I'm doing some work on the ADoE website, but I'm a bit stuck at the moment. So to get some inspiration, I'm looking into some other things, like WebFX, which contains some cool dynamic HTML samples. And, inspired by a documentary on the subject I've seen on Discovery earlier this week, I'm doing some research on Qigong. I've also finally called the ANWB for information on my drivers license, because that is way too long.

And because I was feeling brave I also called my school to ask after the procedures in rounding up my affairs. I have to fill out a lot of forms, and then only the official ceremony will stand in between my diploma and myself. Very exciting. And quite strange also. For the first time in about 20 years I can not call myself a student. I'll be an official member of the workforce. Wow.


I've just found out there's a PHP Security Update (it's version 4.1.2). Better install this on my server at home. Speaking of updates, I've updated the database for my other site, The Lyrics Archive, yesterday. Enjoy.


I don't feel much like posting today. It was not one of my better ones. Doesn't promise much for the rest of the week. Well, maybe things will pickup. I must try to not be so gloomy. Lighten up or something. Sigh. Anyhow, to add something to entertain you with I've decided to add the lyrics for one of my favourite My Dying Bride songs. It's 'From Darkest Skies', from their album 'The Angel And The Dark River'.

"Take your own

Sick with fever

And cry out loud

to God

Your sorry own

Will be piled upon me

That I can't see

My God

I've cried for earth

More than once

But rivers still run

With reddest tears

Be lost in me

And I'll never need to ask

Who wants me? Who wants Me?

Be mine tonight. The sight of your light

I'll breathe in you. I'm a fool, just for you

I'm in pain

And I don't know why

Under heavy rain

From darkest skies

We're in pain

The two of us

And I no longer know

Which way to go

Open wide. Let me see

Your bleeding heart cries for me

Look straight up. Look at the sun

This song's for her. Her requiem

Open wide. Let me see

A poisoned soul in agony

Self pity strangles me

I'm lashed by grief

And I'm killing me

Don't fear. My fire is enough

For both of us"


I © The Sopranos! I've borrowed the last two DVDs of the first season earlier this week, but didn't get round to watching them untill today. It just gets better and better. Great show. By the way, here's an episode guide.

Oh, and I also wanted to mention a RIP for actor John Thaw, who died yesterday at the age of 60.


A site to keep in mind for future browsing » JSI, Inc's Reghacks - Windows NT / Windows 2000 / Windows XP Tips, Tricks and Registry Hacks.


My parents on their weddingdayMy parents are married exactly 28 years ago today. Congratulations! Wow, 1974 already. Who would have guessed back then I'd be blogging about this on something called the Internet. Anyhow, I believe we're going out to dinner tonight to celebrate.

Another thing to celebrate tonight is that I passed my exam yesterday. Hurah! It was quite difficult because I really have no feeling for the subject (accountancy), but thankfully I did manage to round it off with a 6. I was, and still am, so relieved. Quite a strange idea that this is my very last action as a student. I'm glad I don't have to go back to my school though. I never really did feel at home there since we moved from a small building (Kaap Hoorndreef) to the bigger one (Padualaan) where we are today. And this was even more so yesterday, since I didn't know anybody. And they have also been upgrading and redecorating the facilities recently. The only thing that's left now is to get my diploma. I believe they're doing that on March 14th, which is also my 23rd birthday. So that should be a good day for me.


I have to go to school at 16:00 today. My last exam » Integrale bedrijfsvoering. I hope I'll do okay. It'll be very strange to finish off my education with this last action. This is what I've been working towards all these years, yet I don't feel a single thing. Bizar. Anyhow, I'd better focus on the exam for now. Wish me luck.


I didn't realise it untill I read it on postrequiem.com, but tonight at at 8:02 pm we have a rare palindrome moment. It'll be 20:02, 20/02, 2002. If that isn't reason for a party, I don't know what is.

Awful, but funny

Something Awful: Children's Books » "Those who can't do, teach. Those who can't teach, teach gym. And those who can't write, write children's books. Something Awful's always diligent forum goons paid tribute to these hacks and lunatics by photoshopping the living hell out of all kinds of crappy books designed to inflict society's many antiquated flaws upon our young." This had me in pieces. Check it out. Now!


My school, School for Communicationsystems, launched their new site earlier this week. And I must say, I'm not impressed. Grey and red. Who on earth came up with that? Especially since the logo is blue, pink and yellow. Great combo with the red.

No forum

I was wrong. Sigh. A click on to the details proved that the forum is in fact still down for maintenance. They'd better hurry, 'cause I've got a ton of questions.


Spam! » "it was observed that email addresses published on a web site recieved spam within 8 hours of being posted" (via Slashdot).

Beginnings. Again.

I spoke too soon. Everything was in fact running. Everything except our Procom Technology 7 SCSI CD Tower 7Plus. We hadn't gotten it to run before, not on Windows anyway. And my dad thought it would be cool to get it to work yesterday. And for a while there things did appear to be running smoothly. Untill one fatal moment when the whole thing sort of died and the computer would not boot. After a bit of tweaking I managed to get to the Windows 2000 rescue bit on the install disc. But it didn't work. Files could not be found and we got the message that Windows would not boot again. So I'm a happy camper as I'm sure you can understand. I'll have to start again from the top. Sigh.


I didn't get around to mentioning it yesterday, but I've updated my entire Mythology section in the last week or so. I just need to add a few more pictures and maybe some links to specialised sites. And then I can get started on a new project.


I've spent the better part of today working on the server. My dad got two new harddisks, you see. Totalling 18GB. Very cool, but this did mean I had to reinstall Windows and all services and sites and stuff. But most of it is done now, so I can enjoy the new space. Hurah!


I've just visited the Moonspell website, looking for some information. Just wanted to give you the link, because I'm impressed with the site. I remember visiting it a while ago, and it is SO much better now. Good job.


I thought I'd share this photo of my brother looking his very best. It was taken at his recent carnaval event.


The new e-Vision website I made is online! Hurah!! Come all and check it out...


Just a typical friday afternoon. Doing some browsing, exchanging some info, writing some code. Reading some more stuff. Checking my mail once more. Receiving links, checking them out. Mailing some comments back. Spreading the links. Blogging some info. Writing some more code. Making some tea.


Information on running Coldfusion Studio under Linux with the Wine Application can be found here. I have to try this out this weekend, because it's one of my essential apps and therefor stopping me from switching from Windows 2000 to Linux Redhat. Hope it works. Apparently "it appears to run faster and is more stable then under windows". That would be nice.


I'm woking on some stuff and browsing the Linux Gazette. Also, I'm celebrating my nameday today. Februari 14th. Valentinesday (which is Valentijnsdag in Dutch). And my name is Mirthe Valentijn. How many people can say they have a nameday? Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. Maybe later on today I'll give you some background information. For now, I'd better get back to work.


Because I promised to do so earlier today, here's some info on Saint Valentine's Day » "Western European Christian holiday, originally the Roman feast of Lupercalia. It was christianized in memory of the martyrdom of St. Valentine in A.D. 270, who, in medieval times, came to be associated with the union of lovers under conditions of duress. The holiday is celebrated on Feb. 14th by the exchange of romantic or comic verse messages called "valentines. The first commercial valentine greeting cards produced in the United States were created in the 1840s by Esther A. Howland. Today millions of such cards are sold annually."


Goodie! Don't you just love e-books? I certainly do.

This too...

"It is said an eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him with the words, 'And this, too, shall pass away.' How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction!" - Abraham Lincoln


I'm reading up on my CSS3 Selectors. Cool stuff. Can't wait for the release of the new version. While I'm on the subject, check out Selectoracle, which gives English translations of CSS3 selectors. And to round this post of with something totally unrelated, go here for some cool images of Tux.


A List » hmm. Now what can I say to this one? Quite strange. Interesting. Though I can't help but wonder who would spend so much time writing and collecting this info.


I stumbled upon this month's feature at WPDFD, called Building a Better Web Page by Joe Gillespie. There's some good advice here, people.


Started back at work again this morning. Ofcourse it had to be raining as I started walking to the busstop. But it's appears to have cleared up now, so I atleast have a chance of making it home in one piece. What else. Uhm. Well, I'm still working on the Intranet here and am also doing some stuff for the website for Leiderdorp. And I'm working my way through the Evolt Tip Archive. There's some cool stuff in there. I just have to watch out for major distractions. One of which is TimeTicker, which was mentioned and lead me astray. Weird idea that it's already tomorrow in Australia right now.


Inspired by the Cold Meat website, I've created a new stylesheet for this site, entitled Cold Meat Industries. You can find it on my Change page. Enjoy. Oh, and I've also found the time to upload another style, one I have made a few weeks ago. It's called Pea Soup. But I'm not fully satisfied with that one, so I might change it around in the near future. And last but not least, I've added a random quote feature for the top of this page. Just refresh and check it out. Hope you like it.


Vandaag gelezen in de Volkskrant » "Elsa Mol (18), student verpleegkunde: 'Ik ga niet stemmen, hoor. Zou niet weten waarop! [...] De PvdA. Dat is toch een rechtse partij? VVD. Zegt me niks.'" Zucht. Wat moet ik hier nou op zeggen. Ik word hier een beetje moe van. Hebben we eindelijk, na een lange strijd, allemaal stemrecht, leven in een vrij land en dan maak je geen gebruik van je rechten. Echt schandalig.

Ik voel me trouwens nog steeds brak, maar het gaat inmiddels wel weer wat beter met me. Ik kan in ieder geval lang genoeg naar het scherm kijken om mijn mail te lezen, zonder naalden achterin mijn ogen te voelen. Maar ik ga straks denk ik toch nog maar even liggen.


I'm just downloading some samples from the Cold Meat Industry website. This is definately one of my favourite labels out there. And it's a beautiful website too. What more could you ask for?


And here are some miscellaneous tidbits. Still More Evidence for Evolution » Biologists have uncovered the first genetic evidence that explains how large-scale alterations to body plans were accomplished during the early evolution of animals." Googlewhacking sure is everywhere these days. "Google reports a page only if it actually finds all the words you enter in its search box. So, the trick is to find the one -and only one- Web page that your search for two words produces." And in case you'd like to know, my hillbilly name is Billie Jean Winchester but everyone calls me Bess.


The next Joel and Ethan Coen movie, Intolerable Cruelty, will star George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones. That should be nice. I just love browsing the IMDb and finding info on upcoming movies. If you like, you can leave a comment to tell me about the upcoming movie you're looking forward to most.


I feel so crappy today, that I decided not to go to work. I'm constantly tired and dizzy. My head aches and so does my stomach. Don't you just love flu-season? I think I'll try to get some more sleep later today, because working on my computer doesn't seem to have a very good effect. Duh.


It's not official yet, but I read in the My Dying Bride newsletter that they'll be playing on Graspop this year. Oh yeah! Also, I would like you to know I feel totally crap. I'm so tired I think I could sleep for a year. And my head is spinning when I get up or walk or do anything. Isn't that fun? I have to go to bed early today. I must sleep.


PHP-GTK » "Too often PHP is thought of as only an HTML-embedded web scripting language. However, it is also a very full-featured general purpose language that can be used for much more. One of the goals behind this project was to prove that PHP can be used to write client-side GUI applications." Can I just add "O yeah!" to that? This looks good. And did you see these screenshots? This rocks.

Update: you can also find a presentation on the subject.


For an update » Crowds cheer Dutch royal newlyweds on CNN.com. "Among the royalty attending are at least four European monarchs -- King Albert II of Belgium, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, King Harald V of Norway and King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden -- and Queen Noor, widow of Jordan's King Hussein, the palace said. Britain's Prince Charles, Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito and Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco head the list of royals representing their families and their nations. Also present is Norway's Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Mette-Marit, whose marriage last August was the most recent congregation of European royalty." And yes, I was watching it on television.


I've just uploaded the latest version of this site, which included my brand new, still crisp and shiny Mythology files. Hurah! Also, there are some minor changes, but most are behind the scenes, so I won't bother you with those. Oh, and I've extended the search page, to include a Google bit. Hope you like it.


Nee, Walter je moet niet stoppen met bloggen. Alsjeblieft niet. Denk er nog eventjes over na.


I hate phones. I always have and I probably always will. Especially when I'm trying to get some work done. Guess who receives all incoming calls today. Right. Me. Thanks. [Guess what happened while I was trying to type this... Right. The phone rang.] And I'm (or my phone is) fourth inline. You can imagine how quiet it is here today. Unfortunately the phone doesn't agree.


His Royal Highness the Prince of Orange and Ms Máxima ZorreguietaThe Royal Wedding between "His Royal Highness the Prince of Orange and Ms Máxima Zorreguieta" is tomorrow. Dutch media is showing one thing only, and that's info on this event. So I thought I'd better mention it today, so I can get it over with. Makes sense, right?

Here's a whole bunch of links » koninklijkhuis.nl (in English) and koninklijkhuwelijk.nl (contains lots of English info also), maxima-zorreguieta.net and maxima.nl, maxima.pagina.nl and oranje.pagina.nl, and finally some English info at hellomagazine.com. And one to put things in perspective » Asociación Madres de Plaza de Mayo.

MP3 player

I'm tempted by the Supertek En-318 mp3 cd player. I've been looking for an MP3 CD player for a while now. One that doesn't cost too much and that does have a lot of features. And this one seems to offer this. Unfortunately I can't find a review online. If you have any first hand experience, please mail me or leave a comment. Thanks.


BlogDesigns has some really nice designs. It makes me feel all inspired to redesign my own blog. But I won't. Because I need to leave things as they are for a while. Otherwise I'll end up behind my computer again all weekend. And I shouldn't, because I need to relax my shoulder. Well, maybe I can experiment for just a few hours. ;-)