Did I Say That?

random thoughts and other junk

Saturday, July 31, 2004

On poetry

Prophet! said I, thing of evil! — prophet still, if bird or devil! —
Whether Tempter sent, or wether tempest tossed thee here ashore,
Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted —
On this home by Horror haunted — tell me truely, I implore —
Is there — is there balm in Gilead? — tell me — tell me, I implore!

Quoth the Raven Nevermore. Edgar Allen Poe, "The Raven"

Poetry isn't really my thing. Most poetry I see seems pointless dribble to me, especially when it's trying to be all deep and stuff. This quote is from one of the few poems I really like. It has this epic feeling too it, it's rhyme and rhythm force you into a trancelike state, and it just plain rocks.

My first encounter with it was propably through the Simpson's "Treehouse of Horror", when it was beautifully acted out by Homer and Bart. After that, I kinda lost track of it, but somehow, about a year go, it all came back to me. Digged up some mp3s of it (Christopher Walken does a very good version of it), and came across a book which contained the poem, as well as the illustrations by Gustave Doré.

Anyways, that poem rocks, and you really should read it, if you haven't done so already.

Monday, July 19, 2004

Yay! And we're live!

First, for the regulat visitors: the best parts of all the old posts will be back in the yet unused I.M.O.B.I.H.O. section. I might take requests, so if you really want to see something you seem to remember... just ask.

Furthermore, with this complete website overhaul, I decided to (more or less) stop caring about the Internet Explorer. Most of this website does look acceptable with that browser, and that's the way it will stay. I will not invest loads of time fine-tuning my code to make this website look the same everywhere. If it works in the browser I use (Mozilla) it should look more or less the same in all other browsers (not that I've tested that), except that one....

I guess that's it for now. I'll try to add a blurb here more ofter, but I can't guarrantee anything.

Saturday, July 17, 2004

For the n-th time...

I'm gonna try to get this blog-thing working