Anne van Kesteren

Somebody there?

When we knew that we were going to move, euh… we knew that we were going to move for a long time (2 years), but where to go was unclear until two weeks before we went to our new home. We told our provider, Zon, that we were going to move and heard that moving ADSL would take 2 till 4 weeks. Unlike most people we have a Zon Family, which doesn't work together with KPN, but with Versatel who messed it up. Our phone number moved September the twenty-first and Versatel checked if we were moved the twentieth and cancelled it immediately when the given details were incorrect. Zon didn't call us after the cancellation and we found out about it after I called them last Thursday to ask them why our internet connection didn't work after 3 weeks after the movement. They told me the above story and said it could take another 2-4 weeks. Great!

So I haven't posted anything for a long time, but people are still coming to visit this site, about 3100 visitors a day. And those are not hits for your information. This is a little less than last month, when the average was above 3300 a day.

Some things have happened in the last couple of weeks. I got some mails regarding XHTML posts which I want to cover some day, but reference now:

They are both making points for the non technical side of the debate, although Rob seems to have found some reasons to keep a XHTML 1.1 DOCTYPE. Talking about bad practice… Faruk thinks people can be more easily converted to XHTML. (By the way, my post from February may be considered obsolete.) I disagree with both, because none of them has convinced me at all, not a little bit. However, I should probably elaborate on that some time in the future.

I did make some posts by the way. From time to time I visit Bas to play some games (I haven't installed a single game myself (I do own some, I used to play Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge and Black & White) and my 1/3 Playstation 2 is at my mom's home) and post something to for which I designed some strange favicon that isn't meant to last. (There is a logo that is part of that icon too, though we didn't found any time to update the complete site.) I posted something about the new GTA (which will arrive next week in The Netherlands), monkeys in MGS 3, Playstation and Black & White 2. See you all later.


  1. Later, meaning when? Welcome back, young man.

    Ah, I don't know if you are aware, but somewhere in the cyberspace you have been officially labeled a disturber of the peace, or in other words - a validation nut :]

    Posted by Moose at

  2. A third post on XHTML from Egor Kloos.

    Moose, heh, I haven't spotted that line yet.

    Posted by Anne at

  3. welcome back!

    Posted by csant at

  4. I can understand that you disagree. It's actually holding water too. What I say is just my opinion, my preferring one over another. If you prefer it different, go ahead. I just don't crack on the MIMEs. To me, it's about conforming to something. Who knows the MIME-type will be around one day, but for now, I like to write nice code. I don't give a badger about what sort of document my site sends.

    And welcome back.

    Posted by Rob Mientjes at

  5. About bloody time!

    Posted by Lars at

  6. welcome back!

    About bloody time!

    What ↑ they said.

    Posted by dolphinling at

  7. Rob, so conforming to the HTTP part of the specification is not important to you? Looks like a strange descision to me. You want to write valid markup and send it invalid. If you want to follow web standards, I'd guess you better follow the complete standard. Not just the parts you like.

    Posted by Anne at

  8. Welcome back Anne.

    I'm looking forward to some new posts!

    Posted by Blizt at

  9. Uhm, Anne still isn't back. Not really.

    Anne, feel free to use the internet connection here. Perhaps we can set up a meeting next weekend (and announce it on beforehand?)?

    Posted by Mark Wubben at

  10. Rob, so conforming to the HTTP part of the specification is not important to you?

    Happy now? It's now being sent as application/xhtml+xml.

    Posted by Rob Mientjes at

  11. Uh, nice to read s/t from you again, missed your posts!

    Posted by Christoph Wagner at

  12. Rob, see the comment on your weblog ;-)

    Mark, good idea! We should invite Robbert as well. I still have 5 DVDs from him…

    Posted by Anne at

  13. Anne, I still have a certain book... and I never even read it. Hehe.

    Posted by Mark Wubben at

  14. Anne, see my comment too.

    Posted by Rob Mientjes at

  15. Welcome back, Anne.

    Posted by ACJ at

  16. Welcome back, Anne! I really missed your posts!

    Now stay online, you hear! :-)

    Posted by Charl van Niekerk at