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People I would love to meet

"You are who you know", is an old saying. If that is true, one wants to be whom one wants to meet.

So that means I want to be like:

With 3 out of 4 of these people I could even speak Dutch.

Not to brag, but people who are already off this list: Prins Claus (shaking hands), ESR (getting an autograph), Tim o'Reilly (complementing his OSCON), cmdrtaco (taking pictures), Bruce Perens (listening to why he -at that time- joined HP, I dig his opinion), Larry Wall (just listening to the man) and .... dozens of other cool people like you.

So who are you, who do you want to meet (willy dobbe?)

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retrogames zijn hip

Retrogames zijn de bom. "Mijn generatie" is opgegroeid met de zx-81, zx-spectrum, c=64, msx en deels amiga. Een floriserende demo scene, turboloaders en toetsenborden waar je RSI van krijgt als je er naar kijkt.

Retrogames zijn zo de bom dat de emulatoren beter zijn dan het orgineel, arcade emulatoren jaren populair zijn en zelfs "ge-mod" worden, er c64-on-a-stick worden verkocht en er beursen worden georganiseerd voor retrogamers.

Het grapigge is dat ik veel mensen die ik als naam ken toen ik hun demo's bekeek op de 64 en later de Amiga nu in het echt en op het net regelmatig tegenkom. Ik ben benieuwd hoe de "nieuwe genertie" (geboren 90+) later hun retro gevoel gaat cultiferen en hoe ze omgaan met "onze retro games". Zijn onze retrogames het zelfde als de Beatles en ABBA; van alle tijden? Worden ze straks ook bewonderd door personen die de "echte versie" nooit gespeeld hebben?

En waarom ik van retro games hou, ik kan ze nog steds op mijn brakke hardware draaien... :-)

session id solved

I have always been very proud on my [clean] URL's. However, sometimes when a user logs in the [meaningfull] URL got less "clean" because php was adding a SESSIONID tag to the URL with a long uniq number.

Now this one should be solved, to parafrase the great(full dead) communicator read my lips: "no more unfriendly URL'S on willy".

Random Quotes

I added a couple of quotes to the database (well table) under the random qoutes block (currently in leftside lower part).

Some are even funny:

Failure is not an option. It's hardcoded.

tail -f /dev/mind > blog

The Signal/Noise ratio can be improved in two ways. Remaining silent is the OTHER way.

Linux? You can get a less powerful system, but it will cost you more.

"You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war." -- Albert Einstein

Q: What do you think will be the biggest problem in computing in the 90s?
A: There are only 17,576 TLA's!

Disco never died - it always smelled that way.

Linux: The world's best text-adventure game.

The Wright brothers were not the fist to fly an aircraft ... They were the first to LAND and aircraft

Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?

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