Won’t do what?

The last presentation I have given was over three years ago. The next one is scheduled for February 22, at Lost&Found in De Waag in Amsterdam somewhere between 9 and 11 pm. I will be trying to shed some light on the one question that has been bugging mankind since 1993: what is it that Meat Loaf won’t do for love?

Also, I’ve been asked to play some obscure Loaf during the same event. Should be fun.

More later.

Meme time: Make a band

Don’t know exactly how I found this meme, but here we go:

  1. The title of whatever random Wikipedia page you land on is the name of the band.
  2. The last four words of the last quote on this page is the title of the album.
  3. Put the last word of the quote (the album title) into the search box on this page, and the third image the search brings up is the cover of the album (this will search Creative Commons Attribution licensed photos and sort them by interestingness).
  4. Combine and share.

The result is as follows:

  1. Wikipedia article: Peekko (An open source chat client. The article has been deleted.)
  2. Last words from quote: Value to your Listener (Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged)
  3. Photo: Andrew Pile, Programmer

Which leads to the following, all too believable, cover for Peekko’s Value to your Listener. Peekko is apparently some Scandinavian indie-rock god.

Peekko - Value to your Listener


Als ik nog één keer die irritante kutstem van Peter R. de Vries — waarbij ik mij spontaan afvraag of het toeval is dat zijn initialen PR zijn — hoor, dan ga ik wellicht rare dingen doen.

Idem voor de mening van mensen die denken naar aanleiding van zijn programmaatje de waarheid te kennen.

Weak excuses for not blogging

  • First and foremost, this year isn’t really providing stories to tell.
  • While I love the book I’m reading (Tales by HP Lovecraft), I’m just not getting through it. Usually, I only read before going to sleep, and at the glacial pace the stories unfold, you get there very fast.
  • I have not been struck by enough motivation to go through my archived links for another episode of Listmania, which is a very easy way to come up with some content.
  • Fifa 2003.
  • General laziness combined withe burden of being this old.
  • I’m still confused about what to make of Microsoft’s latest attempt to not break the already broken interwebs.
  • Too busy obsessing about trivial stuff like this graphs. (full versions available for a limited time.)
  • The same reason I had to do two loads of laundry yesterday: sometimes I just couldn’t care less.