crane is gone


The crane is gone.

max-width and more nice css goodies


Sven Tofte has a nice article on his site which describes how to keep fluid designs together when the user resizes the browser window. Works for both IE and other, better, browsers.

I have already adapted my stylesheets ;-)


differences between windows and unix programmers


Joel Spolsky has a nice review of Eric S. Raymond's .

"When Raymond points out that the CSV format is inferior to the /etc/passwd format, he's trying to score points for Unix against Windows, but, you know what? He's right. /etc/passwd is easier to parse than CSV, and if you read this book, you'll know why, and you'll be a better programmer."


did blaster cause the east coast blackout?


Bruce Schneier has an article on ZDNet on why Blaster might, at the least, have contributed to the blackout on the east coast of the US last August.

"The official analysis says "no," but I'm not so sure."


why this machine is called brittanic


It all started when I bought a second hand Compaq P120 and inserted two el cheapo NICs because I intended it to be my Internet gateway. For some reason if there was some load from my workstation to the internet the gateway had a kernel panic. So I called it titanic (no too mention the fact that I have a list from a newsgroup I like to read, in which it featured quite prominently).

As I said in an earlier article in this blog, titanic had a harddisk failure. I had another system available to take over from titanic, because I was having some performance and harddisk space problems with it. This machine is called brittanic and

it is (of course) running Linux. It is also the web, mail and shell server. Olympic is my Windows 2000 workstation, which I need for some Windows development things I still do.

As a replacement for brittanic, I bought a second hand IBM PC, which is called lusitania.


collapsing margins


If you're having trouble with margins while using CSS, Andy Budd has an article about collapsing margins




Zou ze, zonder officiele naam, al een website hebben? Of is dat de naam?

Update: Ja, het is waar.


problem solved


If you open a div in a DateHeader thingie, close it in a DateFooter. Also, all markup used for a single date should go in those two elements.


new design


After seeing the rounded (and shadowed) borders Ryan Thrash created (and also after reading a nice article on A List Apart), I decided to work that technology into my own site. There are still some issues with more than one entry per day, but that should not be a big problem.


nice article on css and rounded borders


Ryan Thrash has a nice article about creating rounded CSS boxes based on semantically correct markup.


new photos added


I added some new photo albums to the site.

The first one is of something happening around the orkplace. They're building this highrise and because it's nearly finished, the crane used to build the building has to be removed. To do that you need another, bigger, crane (more info).

The second album is about What I Did Last Weekend. The group, which owns the company I work for, has existed for 5 years now and this fact had to be celebrated. One of the things you do when celebrating, is you give a present. While we could have bought something, we decided to build a phone booth to demonstrate our product. Here's the result of two long days (going to bed at 2:30) of hard work.


free software/open source-telephony-summit 2004


Next January, the Free Software/Open Source-Telephony-Summit 2004 is being held in Geilenkirchen, Germany. A lot of really interesting people will give talks. I might try to go and attend it. Looks very nice.

Update: I thought it was in Karlsruhe, but in fact, the location is Geilenkirchen...


very nice site about creating websites


A List Apart is a very good site about building websites according to webstandards. A lot of examples for Stylesheets and PHP. Some very nice CSS based menus.

why personal websites matter


There's a really nice article on TechUser.Net about why personal websites are a good thing.