Big changes might be ahead

Big changes might be ahead for Prol (irl), a bit like Matt‘s. To celebrate, we got out the dosh and treated ourselves to a new (s)watch. With their funny ‘internet time‘. This Swatch Access is the bulkiest watch I’ve ever had, with the most comfortable strap. It has a chip that can hold a digital ski pass. I don’t ski.


Two Dutch sites (both by a company doing work for us) made it to the finals of the SXSW web competition. Many congratulations to Lowlands 1999 and Crossing Border.

Spice up your life. (pdf)

Spice up your life. (pdf)


Kym Newbery, an ASP engineer (no it’s not what you think it is) is a member of the Australian Antarctic division based at Mawson station. He will be based at Australian Antarctic Division Mawson Station from October 1999 to March 2001. When possible, he sends out e-mails which are posted on ‘Emails from Antarctica“. I hope he’s got a warm sleeping bag and mitts to keep him warm behind the comp!

And I never even had

And I never even had a prom. For the record, I’m 21 years Mark’s senior. Hmm. Maybe I shouldn’t have said that. It’s scary. (Oh, and thanks Neale (master of the, erm, subtle art of taking the mickey) for making me LOL for the first time in days.) FYI, I was a jock in high school.

Hey Hoppy! (And many happy

Hey Hoppy! (And many happy returns of the URL)


The net makes me a winner. I never used to win anything. On line I’ve so far won a book from Penguin, a jacket from Net magazine and today I was surprised to find a Beamish t-shirt and cap in the post. Congratulations, you are one of twenty winners in the December Beamish Web Site draw… Think I’ll open a can of Guinness to celebrate!


The Dutch national anthem, the Wilhelmus, was written between 1569 and 1578. Perhaps that’s why no one can remember the words.

Breaking news: after 13 years,

Breaking news: after 13 years, Dutch band the Urban Dance Squad (who inspired Rage Against the Machine to form) are unexpectedly calling it quits. Last time I saw them was last year at the Free Tibet Festival in Amsterdam. They sounded as fresh as ever. Sad to see them go. Rude Boy on radio at 10 pm tonight : ‘Four people wanted to continue, the fifth one (guitarist Rene van Barneveld) didn’t. He has problems with press and the record industry.’ Not a happy split, it seems. But then it hardly ever is. This was their greatest (and quietest) moment for me. Want to hear?