I like small sites. Not too sure about the content yet. Maybe cause adolescence is a lifetime ago.
Oh c’mon! Your biggest blunder. Don’t be shy, share! Don’t make me link to Wessel’s Book of Blunder’s again.
It’s been a while, but we could no longer resist. Got myself a new – but boring – domain name for Christmas. It’ll be my only prezzie, cause we don’t do Christmas in Casa Prol. Expect another 24 hours before the domain goes live.
I’m on this monolith‘s rickety cable service but have wisely kept the dial in account at xs4all.nl, just because they’re cool. And they’ve got better mail servers. Now they’ve got a spiffy new look as well!
Extra extra. Prol’s the next logger to succumb to the flu virus! Sniff.
It’s a sad sad story.
Yesterday I received an advance copy of Jon Katz’s new book ‘Geeks’ (Villard Press), and I read it in one go. I enjoyed the read and would probably have thought it a miraculous story… 5 years ago. But the story of two kids fleeing Idaho (encouraged and helped by Katz) and making it in Chicago because they’re good at computer stuff doesn’t seem so remarkable now. Maybe I don’t know enough of American rural life and society to really get it.
Kitsch. Postcards. Groovy. [ F ] [ E ]
Bienvenue dans mons cyberespace: Bob Surfer. Cute drawings and cool html. [ F ]
In the 80’s Prol used to swap bootleg tapes with loads of people. We’d often end up being pen pals and swap thoughts and our lives as well. This is similar. I hope the pen pal side of it happens too, but e-mail is so different I’m not sure.
Snapshots, by the real McCoy. I love that mountain picture.
One of the best books I read this decade was Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes (and one of the worst was his brother’s A Monk Swimming!). All the best books (and most of the bad) get made into fillums. Alan Parker took on Angela’s Ashes. And the film’s official website invites people to submit their own stories of emigrating to America. Prol likes that.
Only in The Netherlands.
Stupid web tricks? Lunchscan. Prol had a nutty pie at work. Too sticky to scan.
On k10k.net I found this link to kabbalah.com. Informative sites that look good. Rare!
Saw ‘The World is not Enough‘ last night. Old fashioned Bond story. If they left out half the explosions and SFX, it would be a better movie. Critics moaned about Robert Carlisle, but I thought he made an evil baddie.
On the day I’m going to see the new James Bond film, I find out Q‘s no more.
Irish genius Cathal Coughlan (ex-Fatima Mansions, ex-Microdisney) will be releasing his new studio album “Black River Falls” (COOKCD126) through Cooking Vinyl in March 2000. If you want to be informed of this and further releases, please drop prol a line and you will be added to Cooking Vinyl’s mailing list.
A few years back I visisted Newgrange and endured the tour listening to 50 Italians and their simultaneous translator. It kind of took away from the whole experience. Newgrange is a passage tomb from the Stone Age, part of the Brú na Bóinne complex in the Boyne Valley, Co. Meath. in Irealand. On the 21st of December each year the sun rises on the South-Eastern horizon in a direct line with the hollow ‘roof-box’ above the passage entrance. The first ray of sunlight penetrates and shines directly onto the chamber floor. As the sun rises higher in the sky the beam widens and the light illuminates the entire passage. If only builders were as smart these days!