Moving house is an excellent opportunity to sift through your belongings and get rid of junk. I considered some things to be a bit more than just junk so I decided to put them on an auction site (http://www.marktplaats.nl (Dutch site, recently bought by Ebay)). To my surprise most items sold very quickly. One of the more exotic items was my Burroughs mechanical adding machine. From a mechanical engineers point of view a wonderful piece of equipment. Too bad it spent its last four years in the storage space in our attic ...
Don't worry ! it's just a toy version, in front of the Etos. She's smart enough to remember that the car which was there before had broken down and is in repairs ...
The ageing hardware of my trusty FreeBSD server might collapse any day now. So after some market research I found a shared hosting service to run koorneef.net on. Site5 is situated in the USA, but still is quite responsive in Europe. Site5 uses Linux together with Apache, Mysql and PHP. Not too many changes needed for the switch.
I upgraded Drupal to 4.7.2 (latest release). It went pretty smooth ! I haven't installed all the modules of the previous install yet. The captcha module made it possible to switch on anonymous comment posting and the contact forms again. Visitors will have to type in a few letters from an image to post their comment.
Taken by a professional photographer.
Not bad for a three year old !
The file is a bit large, about 7 [MB]... see the attachment.
Here it is on YouTube:
- D.H. Lawrence
I never saw a wild thing
sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself.
I've seen this in the movie 'GI Jane' by Ridley Scott. I have some blatant attacks of self pity now and then, this poem is a good cure !
See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-pity