Yesterday, about 10 hours ago our meeting started. Although we did discuss a lot of different topics we realized our ideas of the previous meetings never made it. There are some plans to pick up these projects again and do something with it, but I don't have much hope for it.
Contrary to what everyone expected, Faruk and I didn't get into detail on the HTML thing. Actually, we never started it, even though some people (Hayo comes to mind) tried to start it for us. For the first time, Arthur was there. The other Arthur, Arthur L., couldn't make it which isn't such a bad thing since he planned to use us as psychological experiments. I believe I answered Faruk's question correctly in that neither the W3C or browser developers are to blame. Exactly, that leaves us with you, the stupid designer.
Rob told me he expected me to be some arrogant pig and that he didn't need to revise that thought after he met me in person. I guess it's always nice to get a compliment like that from someone younger than you. Part of the reason was probably that I flamed a bit on his XHTML article when I got back from my no-internet-period. Mark enjoyed the fact that Rob attended to the meeting, since he now, no longer was the youngest. Rob took that position with a year or so.
I really liked it that Jurriaan attended to the meeting. I knew him through various online communities and he told us he's going to get a weblog of himself in November, either this year or the next. (That reminds me of someone.)
After the meeting was over, Faruk, Rob, Mark and myself walked across Utrecht and ate at a pancake restaurant because you could choose over 80 different pancakes. Of course, we all took natural.
[07-11 00:32] <@anne> twee mensen namen naturel, een nam spek en eentje appel en banaan
Of course, we all took natural.
Anne, don't get me wrong. I didn't tell you my revised opinion :P You shouldn't live up to someone's expectations.
If Rob organises a meeting in the beautiful Belgium I can take his position from youngest participant, I have a nice 1 year and 7 months less than Rob :)
Yeah, yeah, I know, I know. I'm still workin' on it though! The problem is that I just hate showing unfinished work. Maybe I'll grab my bike someday and show you what I've got; I recently found out how to find your place in that Crazy Crosestijn Labyrinth.
Say it loud and say it proud: Apple with Spek!
Funny thing is though, that I've read both of your stances on xhtml vs. html and I disagree with you both. Although, truth be told, I agree with you some points.
Wake me up for the next meeting...and where do these get aranged anyway? gathering@tweakers?
Mostly on IRC. This time we published something about it and people could invite themselves if they wanted to join. See Be There!
Ah, I'll invite myself for the next one then...or maybe the one after that, as I'll actually have a real website up to gain some respect from :)
So which IRC channel are you on then...though I might just add mark's log to my feed.
One of the IRC channels can be found on /contact. I believe you have to be invited for the other.
Pieter, I absolutely love Belgian waffles. As long as such a meeting would be held in Brussels or near a Waffel shop, count me in!
Wish I could be there!
Have to win the lotto...
Or even better: lets meet in South Africa next time... :) I'd love to, but I don't think many Dutch bloggers will accompany me. :P
Robbert, that sounds to me like an excellent idea! Especially if it would be in the Garden Route. There are many, many coffee shops here. I stay in George, but Knysna is actually a better place to have a meeting (more energetic).
But yeah, I don't think too many people could afford to come all the way over here only for a weblog meeting (unless you plan on making a whole holiday out of it). But it's nice to dream anyway. :-)
It was nice to see the different faces with the words. See you next time!