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Storms

I ache for storms. This is how I feel! Sigh… Only 32 minutes, and then I’m going home. ­čÖé Take off my shoes, have a cold drink, watch some television. Ahhh. And then only one more day until the weekend. I wish I had a time accellerator. I don’t. I’d better invent one pretty soon. If only I had more time. But I haven’t invented a time slowing down machine yet either. Sigh…

Fight on the Beaches

I was watching a documentary on World War II a few weeks ago. It contained loads of footage, even a lot of coloured film. This surprised me, because you don’t see that very often. It was quite strange, and even brought it closer. Quite strange. Ofcourse it also featured a bit on Winston Churchill and his famous We Shall Fight on the Beaches speech. However, I realised I only knew the end bit.
“We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.”
I deceided to look it up online, soon. But as this always goes, one forgets. And I did for a few weeks. But suddenly I remembered and did a search on Google, and found the speech in its entirety. Check it out at the link in the first paragraph.

Brown

I have just done the colour test at emode. Great site btw.
“You’re brown, a credible, stable color that’s reminiscent of fine wood, rich leather, and wistful melancholy. Most likely, you’re a logical, practical person ruled more by your head than your heart. With your inquisitive mind and insatiable curiosity, you’re probably a great problem solver. And you always gather all of the facts before coming to a timely, informed decision. Easily intrigued, you’re constantly finding new ways to challenge your mind, whether it’s by reading the newspaper, playing a trivia game, or composing a piece of music. Brown is an impartial, neutral color, which means you tend to see the difference between fact and opinion easily and are open to many points of view. Trustworthy and steady, you really are a brown at heart.”
You can do the test yourself, go to Emode.Com: Tests, Tests, Tests.

Membership

Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters – I joined! Exciting. I have been a member of Tweakers.net for quite some time, and read Slashdot daily. But didn’t join yet. Untill now! My ID is 446928. Unfortunately my name ‘mirthe’ and my default nickname ‘avari’ where both already taken. Darn! I had to go with ‘mirthe_v’.

Queen’s Day

Monday is our national Queen’s Day (Koninginnedag – more info on Koninginnedag.nl which is in Dutch. Check out this site for some English information). Hurah! A day off, and parties everywhere.
Also next week: Remembrance Day and Liberation Day in The Netherlands (more info). The Netherlands has its own way of commemorating the Second World War and celebrating the country’s liberation from five years of occupation. Unlike most countries, the Netherlands sets aside two days to mark these events. The first is a day of solemn commemoration; the second a day of public rejoicing with the young at the centre of attention. After a day of looking back at the past, the nation turns its hopes to the future. On 4 and 5 May the Netherlands affirms its pledge to provide a haven for all its citizens.

Feedback

Just received some feedback, regarding my work. Good. But the thing is that I now use Dutch as my language, but since the site uses partners in the United Kingdom, the reports will have to done in English. Okidoki. But my reports for school will probably have to be done in Dutch. Hmmm. Tricky situation.

Features

I have to remember that I have to fix the poll for The Lyrics Archive. After that is done, and I have added a few new features (including a high resolution stylesheet, which I’ll also implement into The Hermit’s Tower) I need to submit my site on the following page Allaire: ColdFusion Featured Site. Wouldn’t it be cool if I’d get mentioned there?
Also I am reading the features for the beta 3 version of the new ColdFusion 5. Sounds pretty cool. Take a look at the Allaire Beta site.