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Steve Jobs overleden

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Vanmorgen vroeg schrok ik wakker met het bericht dat Steve Jobs was overleden. Inmiddels niet echt onverwacht na het terugtreden als CEO, maar wel erg triest.

Met Apple heeft hij geweldig mooie dingen gedaan, waaronder in het laatste decennium de introductie van een revolutionaire muziekspeler en het in een stroomversnelling brengen van de verspreiding van de smartphone met de iPhone. Producten met een simpel en strak ontwerp en gebruiksgemak in een hoog vaandel.

Rust zacht Steve.


Continuing in Dutch…

This week I realized one of the reasons of the lack of (frequent) updates on my site is the fact that it is in English. A lot of potential subjects are relevant only to Dutch people and that's why I decided that future posts will be in Dutch only. Apologies to my international visitors, but I think the existence of the site will be justified by getting some updates now and then.

Thanks for reading, and maybe Google Translate will help understanding future posts 😉


Twitter and Last.fm

Today I integrated my Quickies-posts (listed on the right side of the main page) with my Twitter account. You can follow my tweets here: http://twitter.com/elmartino74. Quickie-posts are now published to my Twitter account through Twitterfeed.

A while ago, I added a nice little feature on the site here which shows my last played track via Last.fm. If I'm listening to the track at the time you load the page, a nice little icon Equalizer icon is shown next to it. By the way, Last.fm is now publishing The Best of 2009 lists. The second part was just put online.

This year they included a Michael Jackson special which features a really nice diagram (cllick to see full size).

Michael Jackson plays and loves
Michael Jackson plays and loves

This week they featured 2009 in tags.


License plate script updated

Just added a new option to the license plate script. Now also German license plates - Deutsche Kennzeichen - can be made.

I hope to add more countries in the near future, feel free to send in suggestions!


Quick update

So, back from a nice holiday to Egypt. What a nice country, and what a lot of great things to see and do. Absolutely recommended! (You just have to see the traffic in Cairo!)


Trapped in a ray of light

While I was gone the server seems to have had some serious hardware issues and the site was moved to a new server. Unfortunately WordPress is a little buggy in rendering 'fancy' quotes so the License plate script was broken (thanks for telling me Michael). I've fixed it today so new images can be generated again!


Refreshed

After more than a year of hardly any updates on the site I've refreshed the design and upgraded updated the software behind the site from Joomla to WordPress. This software is much more user friendly and has a much better code-base to accommodate extensions and changes.

Oh yeah, I've also fixed the popular license plate image script which was broken as a result of the WordPress installation.

Updates and new articles should now occur on a more or less regular basis! 😉


Quickies added

I just added a new category called 'Quickies'. In this category I'll be posting interesting links to other sites and web related short news items. This will also be the place for some entertaining and funny links now and then. Enjoy!


A fresh start!

Yes, it has taken quite some time since the shutdown of my previous site. But this time I guess it's a real start of something new. It's about web. About tech. About programming. Kinda like the stuff I do at work, but also enjoy doing in my spare time.

A little bit about me: I'm Martijn Reemst, 31 years old and living in The Netherlands. I'm employed as a consultant at a large software company. I enjoy watching movies, reading, programming, music and travelling. I ran a quite successful Calvin and Hobbes site for about eight years, until the publishers shut it down. The last year I did a few minor things on the web, but now the time is right for some more substantial contribution to the web.

Among my areas of expertise are: HTML, PHP, CSS, Java/J2EE, Javascript, GUI designing, different kinds of webservers.

Check back soon for the first 'real' post!

Oh, comments are on for this post, so don't be shy!