The most merciful thing in the world is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.
H. P. Lovecraft closed - An epitah

This site is now more than 10 years old. On the internet this is an era, so time for a change. I was active on the internet since 1992 and have run websites since 1997. The current layout (with some minor modifications) and use of this domain name however started in 2002. The word 'blog' was not yet common, so I referred to this site as a journal.

Girona, picture from our holiday

In the beginning of 2000 I had quite a lot of visitors and some useful information on this site. Popular were the posts on breaking audio captchas, my graduation and my notes on tangosteps. For tango there are excellent clips on youtube, but when this site started youtube didn't even exist! Another popular post was on how to remove flash from firefox. Now in 2012 flash is finally dying (but only a little), so some things need even longer than an internet era!

What is the alternative? For technical issues sites like stackoverflow, github and various distro fora are very useful because of the moderation and because google ranks these sites high. So I will continue to post results of my tinkering with technical stuff over there. For personal content sites like facebook, google plus, flickr, etc. are much easier too handle for the non-IT experienced friends and family. Another advantage of these sites is the option to authorize your data. On everything was always accessible by everyone which made balancing what to put and what not to put on this site sometimes difficult. That said, I do not use a social media site at this point; I am old-fashioned, wanting to keep my own data and run my own stuff. But maybe I or the social media industry will change in the future and I will participate, who knows?

One of the nice features of the web is that it does not forget so easily. I intent to keep this site running in the current form. I did remove the navigation but kept the all content for historic reasons.

For now thanks for visiting and meet you in another (virtual) place!

Posted by jochem on 2012-06-03, last update on 2013-08-12