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Falling

“I often dream about falling. Such dreams are commonplace to the ambitious or those who climb mountains. Lately I dreamed I was clutching at the face of a rock, but it would not hold. Gravel gave way. I grasped got a shrub, but it pulled loose, and in cold terror I fell into the abyss. Suddenly I realized that my fall was relative; there was no bottom and no end. A feeling of pleasure overcame me. I realized that what I embody, the principle of life, cannot be destroyed. It is written into the cosmic code, the order of the universe. As I continued to fall in the dark void, embraced by the vault of the heavens, I sang to the beauty of the starts and made my peace with the darkness.” –Heinz Pagels, physicist and quantum mechanics researcher before his death in a 1988 climbing accident.

Coolsig

Seen on coolsig.com: “The three most dangerous things are a programmer with a soldering iron, a manager who codes, and a user who gets ideas.”
“Let’s face the obvious. Yesterday we were nerds. Today we’re the cognitive elite. Let’s conquer.” – Chester G. Edwards
“Science is everything we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else.” – David Knuth
“As they say in my country, the only thing that separates us from the animals are mindless superstition and pointless ritual.” –Latka Gravas in “Taxi”
“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.” –Bertrand Russell
“We have to believe in free will. We have no choice.”
“You can accomplish anything you set your mind to. The impossible just takes a little longer.”
“Karma is justice without the satisfaction”

Festival season

Descision Time! Shall I go to the Graspop Metal Meeting, featuring Bad Religion, Boiler Room, Cradle Of Filth, Dropkick Murphys, Farmer Boys, Judas Priest, Kill II This, Macabre, Marduk, Megadeth, Merauder, Mod, Motörhead, Orphanage, Primal Fear, Savatage, Shelter, Sick Of It All, Six Feet Under, Suicidal Tendencies, The Haunted, Unleashed, Within Temptation.
Or go to Waldrock, featuring Apocalyptica, Biohazard, Deftones, Devin Townsend, Fantômas, Opeth, Spirit 84, Suicidal Tendencies.
My third option was Dynamo Open Air, but this has been cancelled this year, because of the Foot and Mouth outbreak. And the line-up was very good. 🙁
It featured After Forever, Amen, Backfire!, Behemoth, Brightside, Catastrophic, Cradle Of Filth, Destiny’s End, Deströyer 666, Discipline, Disturbed, Dreadlock Pussy, Dropkick Murphys, Dying Fetus, Exhumed, (Hed)Pe, Ignite, In Extremo, Krisiun, Liar, Lost Horizon, Macabre, Length Of Time, Merauder, M.O.D., Motörhead, Mudvayne, Napalm Death, Nasum, Nevermore, Opeth, Pain Of Salvation, Papa Roach, Savatage, Saxon, Severe Torture, Shelter, Slipknot, Soulfly, Spineshank, Static-X, Symphony X, Terra Firma, Tool, Union Underground, Vader, Wicked Mystic, Within Temptation.

Under attack

WIN2K is even easier to deface than NT (source: The Register). This doesn’t make me very happy. However I have been running Windows 2000 for quite some time now, with my great friend Blackice. This seems to do the trick. I dread to think what has been going on on my PC before installing BlackIce.

Purity

Okay, now that I have everything sorted out, I can start with the important stuff. What am I doing at the moment? I am reading up on the whole CSS purity movement. I love all that stuff, HTML is so cluttered. I am currently working on a complete XHTML validity makeover for my website. Have to make sure all the tags are lowercase and use all the correct tags. I even found out I had pages without doctype declaration. Shame on me. If you want to read more check out A List Apart or CSS Layout Techniques.

Template

I am now experimenting with my template. Hope it works. Can’t believe it’s already thursday! Almost the end of my third week on the job. Only 18 more to go. Then I’ll have graduated (from my school, the SvC) and can enter the working class. Check out the site at e-Vision.nl and I am working on a maintance module for Channel4cars.com, in ColdFusion and SQL Server.

Xanga

Wow! It works, I’ve uploaded my first post…
This blog, by the way, is continued from my Xanga page.