Yearly Archives: 2008

Meme time 4: url ABC

Instructions: for every letter in the alphabet you type in your browser’s address bar, list the first site your browser auto suggests. Google Analytics — the stats for this website Boing Boing — a directory of wonderful things Cynical C Blog — Cynicism is an unpleasant way of telling the truth. Lillian Hellman Defective Yeti… Read more »

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Searching is easy

Every modern browser I know has a build-in, customizable web search feature. Yes, even Internet Explorer 7. ¹ So what I still can’t quite figure out, is why there are still a lot of people who *insert “there’s no such thing as a stupid question” joke here*. Looking something up is very easy: just hit… Read more »

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Things I didn’t know until some time ago.

A long overdue look through my archived links. John Lennon’s “[The Beatles are] more popular than Jesus” remark has been forgiven by The Vatican. Grant Publishers are taking pre-orders for a new edition of The Little Sisters of Eluria (including the revised DT1: The Gunslinger). On the one hand, do I really need a book… Read more »

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First lines: Brisingr

Like it’s subtitle Brisingr —or— The Seven Promises of Eragon Shadeslayer and Saphira Bjartskular (Book Three of the Inheritance cycle by Christopher Paolini) could have benefited from an editor. Or at least, when Paolini said that he needed a fourth book to resolve all plot lines, his publisher should have insisted that there was no… Read more »

I need an inspiration corner

Yesterday, when I started this post, my intention was to cover several subjects: why I haven’t posted last week (been busy and away), my trip to Cologne (had a great time, see some photo’s at Flickr), the Oberhausen version of Tanz der Vampire (’twas awesome) and Within Temptation’s theater tour (they should play without all… Read more »

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