How times change

I lost all of my hard disk data due to a power surge in December. On Wednesday the data recovery man who had supposedly been working on my disks for over 3 months informed me that he had given up. He has returned the disks and now I am back to square one. Mostly. I… Continue reading How times change

.text (dottext) photo gallery

I am slowly moving towards .text, eventually I will extend it to the point that it replaces the interface and moves from to I have exported all my blog data to the .text format, and I am currently working on an app to export all the photo data. After that I will… Continue reading .text (dottext) photo gallery

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Henk and Bea, the in-laws, returned to The Netherlands* this afternoon, after a 2 week visit. We had a great time, somehow relaxing yet doing something every day. There were only three days that I didn’t swim somewhere, usually at a beach. We ate a lot. I learned a bit more Dutch, and got used… Continue reading Undutchable


I just found a backup CD of some of my IXUS photos. 1,418 photos have been recovered, basically all my photos from November 2001 to February 2003. It is better than nothing, which is what my $2000 is currently buying me.

Read it and weep

I have just returned from 3 days on the South Coast, where the water was gorgeous. Tomorrow (today) I go on a houseboat for the weekend. Life’s tough.

Holiday Mode

I am on leave from work, for a bit over 2 weeks, as of last Tuesday. It is a year since I last took leave of any significant duration, and it also a year since Kirsten’s parents were last here from the Netherlands. They liked it so much that they have returned, and I am… Continue reading Holiday Mode

Want to read?

Then read this thread, start at the bottom. You will immediately pull out your credit card and go to amazon. Unless you are stronger than I.

Al Dente

After 30 hours, the bleeding has mostly stopped. The bleeding, of course, coming from the big hole in my mouth where my wisdom tooth used to be. This tooth had gone rogue and had to be eliminated as an example to the others. It didn’t go without a fight. It adopted a ‘scorched earth’ policy… Continue reading Al Dente