Shin
2004-04-22

Eh… help!

My cellphone just decided to crash, and delete each and every number in the process.
So can everyone who ever gave me their number please pm/mail/sms/call/im/whatever it to me again?

And a little update on Mission Job: there seems to be a shortage of librarians, something I’m oddly enough qualified for and which I think I’d enjoy :)
To be continued…

2004-04-19

Wheee

And for those up to date on my job endeavours, today I was informed of the joyous news that they’re going to approach Croga to get him to come for a day in the week.
Which’ll cost them more than it costs them to employ me full time, but seeing as temps aren’t added to the headcount it’s all good according to the beancounters, so yay.
So now I’m even more fucked than before. Luverly. So… the countdown to rockbottom begins, drumroll please, 5 more workdays til unemployment.
What a lovely year thusfar.

2004-04-17

X111.com – layout 2


Finally, thanks to the wayback machine, one of the missing pieces: layout 2.
This one was made with Corvo and was up at the start of 2002.

2004-04-15

Quizziness ‘n stuff

Been playing around with some graphics again, the text is from Seabound’s Avalost:
Avalost

Quizzy, nicked from Raven as usual.

1: Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line 4. Write down what it says:
Borric wierp een blik op Erland en zag zijn eigen niewsgierigheid weerspiegeld in het gezicht van zijn tweelingbroer.
(Raymond E. Feist – Prins van den bloede)

2: Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What do you touch first?:
Stereo

3: What is the last thing you watched on TV?:
Pfffft, no idea, haven’t watched tv in months, only checked to see if the thing worked again when I had it fixed.

4: WITHOUT LOOKING, guess what the time is:
7

5: Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?:
7:11 pm

6: With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?:
N.E.R.D. – She likes to move

7: When did you last step outside? what were you doing?:
This morning to go to work.

8: Before you came to this website, what did you look at?:
D’s site.

9: What are you wearing?:
Black boxers.

10: Did you dream last night?:
No idea, don’t think so.

11: When did you last laugh?:
Few hours ago

12: What is on the walls of the room you are in?:
Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust wallscroll.

13: Seen anything weird lately?:
All the time, it’s a weird world these days.

14: What do you think of this quiz?:
*shrugs*

15: What is the last film you saw?:
Oooh, as in a movie theatre? Eh…. Once upon a time in mexico was the last one I think.

16: If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy first?:
A planeticket P

17: Tell me something about you that we don’t know:
*grins* Naaaaah

18: Do you like to dance?:
Depends on if I’ve got a beer buzz and/or who I’m dancing with.

19: George Bush: is he a power-crazy nut case or some one who is finally doing something that has needed to be done for years?:
Politics… it’s all crap. Who cares if you get fucked over by person a or b, they’re just handpuppets anyway.

20(a): Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?:
Hmmm….. prolly one of the mother in question’s names, or something exotic out a good fantasy book.

20(b): Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?:
X ofcourse ;P

2004-04-09

and so…

I typed this huge entry a couple of days ago, and reading it after I finished decided it was a bit too private.
So if you saw it on the forum in the list of recent blogentries and wondered why it didn’t show up when clicking on it, that’s why, I saved it as a private entry.
Currently I’m working on finishing up some bits and pieces around the site I never took the time to finish and which would piss me off knowing that I hadn’t finished them (which would include fixing that private entry showing up, my personal blogskin and other stuff, as well as some tweaks which will make managing the site easier…).

Currently listening to:
Frank Boeijen – Waar kom jij vandaan?

2004-04-03

Life and times of a bonus track

So you know how EPs and ‘special editions’ of CDs contain all kinds of special versions of songs, limited editions, unreleased stuff… Well, the first single of the new Edguy album (great album btw, nice to see some bands stay true to themselves and not going muy loco *coughsStratovariuscoughs*)is released, an EP for the price of a single actually.
5 tracks plus a video, and track 5 is called ‘Life and times of a bonus track’

#Poor artist went to the label, truckloads of money in mind
Rich artist left the building
Cause all the labels had been standing in line
And so they signed

Artist wrote rock’n roll history
Concentrated on an album so strong
But business claimed limited editions
Insisting on additional songs

That was the time when I had been born
When I first saw the light of day
And even if you’ve got a different opinion
From my point of view – needless to say –
That I’m happy to be
Even if you don’t want me to be
The world wouldn’t go round without me

I’m a bonus track on my way to Japan
And I’m gonna be spread on Internet
I’m a bonus track, to Brazil and back
I’m enjoying worldwide fame

They’ll screw the industry, pay no royalty
Burn me on CD, all illegally
Chinese bootlegs, Russian piracy
Cutthroat Germans they all copy me
And I don’t give a shit, to me it’s all the same
As long as I get all the fame
And the girls know my name

I don’t give a fucking shit, no, I don’t give a shit
Don’t give a fucking shit, no, no…
Not a single little fucking shit
Oh this is it… This is it! It!
I’m a bonus traaaaaaaaaaaaack…
#

Ahem, right D

2004-03-30

Least productive day EVER

The network drives at work are down, they contain my id files, no id files > no work.
I’m tiiiiiired as f00k and can only browse the web a bit, meanwhile the sun is shining and I start pondering about vacation… I definitely want a 2 week break in the sun in May.
Who’s with me?!

2004-03-16

*lights a cig*

Yippie kah yeah motherfuckers (he said in a Bruce Willis – Die Hard kinda way)

Today I got another offer to make a website for a company… I’ve had several and always said ‘no thanks, not interested’ in the past.
But… with my current state of finances and unemployment coming up in little over a month, maybe it’s time for a change.
The guy who can get me the deal says he can get more, so that’s interesting.
I could probably handle 80-90% of everything an SMB (MKB for the dutchies) could ask for and I have a couple of mates I can fall back on should I require extra knowledge/hands.
Guess I’m gonna see how this one works out first, could always make it a sidedeal next to a regular job.
lol, and first I have to figure out how much to charge, I have nooo idea.

I’m also swapping mails with someone from management at the company I work for now, could be an interesting lead.

Hmm, also upgraded the X111.com account today, we now have shitloads more space and monthly bandwidth, at no extra cost too. They just reworked their hosting deals. Gotta love it.

Currently listening to:
Duran Duran – Wild Boys

2004-03-02

Turn up my collar

Megadeth’s Addicted to chaos:
#Light shined on my path,
Turn bad days into good
Turn breakdowns into blocks, I smashed ’em
Cause I could
My brain was labored, my head would spin
Don’t let me down, don’t give up, don’t give in
The rain comes down, cold wind blows
The plans we made are back up on the road
Turn up my collar, welcome the unknown
Remember that you said
“One day you’ll walk alone”#

After a decade still rockin’ and still appropriate. The X’s anthem if you will.

In other news, Edgar will finally get to pick up his wife tomorrow and Garnet proposed to her bf, he said yes. Go G! And congrats Edgar, finally eh mate )
A’s dad died and I’m kinda (typical X language for very) worried about the impact it’ll have on her.
Ah yeah, and last but not least, I’m single again.
Still no job prospects other than the thingie Croga send me (thanks dude), which would mean me doing more of the same I have been doing. Which is not quite what I have in mind, I think.
I’m feeling… restless, and with each passing month as more and more stuff piles up I’m more and more starting to consider doing something radically different.

Turn up my collar, welcome the unknown…. time will tell I guess, we’ll see. But somehow I like the idea of being the same person in the same place doing the same things one year from now even less than the current turmoil and uncertainty.

Work in progress... home!
Trying to get all/most of the new code working before I start on the eyecandy.