Archive for July, 2005

Ted Boots

Saturday, July 30th, 2005

You know, how sometimes you can be so pleased with yourself? Like when you’ve accomplished something you think you’ve done really well?

Well, I have those moments. Like when I take photos that actually look good after pulling them off the camera.

You know how it feels when your accomplishment pales all of a sudden when discovering someone else has done the same thing only much much better? Well, that’s what happened to me when I looked at this site: [link removed, site doesn’t exist anymore].

It’s not the site itself, which I think looks quite amateuristic, but the pictures. Such good, excellent, brilliant pictures! Yup, I’m jealous. I admit it. Ted Boots manages to take pictures exactly like I wish I did.

Luckily, I don’t feel paralysed by it, but merely inspired — one day I’ll take photos like that, I promise! 😉

One I took last week is already going in the right direction I think:

CSS filters

Wednesday, July 6th, 2005

Today I looked at my favourite CSS filter overview (I can never remember which hacks apply to which browser), and saw it has been updated after quite a long time of unchanged and sometimes even out of date information.

There’s a couple of nice new (to me that is!) filterhacks in there, that will undoubtedly come in handy in the near future, like for instance the underscore hack: these words only have an orange background in Internet Explorer, all the other browsers show a green background.

More info on that particular hack can be found at, where it apparently was published already in 2003 — no idea why I didn’t find it sooner.

Summer Holiday

Monday, July 4th, 2005
walnut leaf

Today I have absolute proof that I’m living in Holland [1] — first day of summer holiday, and it’s raining. Can’t believe, that after two weeks of very summer-like weather, it has to start to rain exactly when summer holiday starts!

I’m happy I didn’t plan our camping trip to start today, and hope the weather will be better in the next few weeks :S


[1] – could have been England or Scotland too I suppose 😉

green walnut in the rain

green walnut

another wet leaf

wet walnut leaf