Anne van Kesteren


So I passed secondary school. My six years of doing close to nothing have finally paid off. I’m not sure what to think of it, except that I’m happy that I did. Another year would have bored me to death. Or maybe not, as I fill my free time — and occasionally school time — with interesting jobs, a company and some freelance work.

(Not everything is going as easy as it seems to be when I put it down here by the way. But I don’t want to blog everything.)

Congrats to Mark as well, both friend and collegue (yeah, XFN will be here some day). Oh, and Mark, thanks for your post card! Much appreciated.


  1. Gratz, anyway!

    Posted by ben at

  2. Congrats.

    Posted by Jero at

  3. Congratulations! Do you plan on continuing your education?

    Posted by Ryan at

  4. Yeah, I’m going to university next year.

    Posted by Anne at

  5. Congrats, except learning for physics and maths a few days before the exams I don't think I did anything else then attend some lessons to get that VWO diploma. :P

    Posted by Frenzie at

  6. Congratz, man :) . Any thoughts of what you're gonna do next?

    Posted by Tjaard at

  7. Congratulations!

    I am too lazy to graduate. I just finished my third semester after starting studies for the third time ;]

    Posted by Patrys at

  8. Congratulations.

    Posted by Jens Meiert at

  9. Gefeliciteerd! :-)

    P.S. you can add the lang="nl" to that paragraph yourself, as your comment system doesn't allow me to ;p

    Posted by Faruk Ateş at

  10. Gefeli :)

    Posted by Jort at

  11. Cheers!

    Posted by Mark at

  12. Thanks all. I’m going to study Informatiekunde. (By the way, use xml:lang. Or to phrase it differently, the lang attribute in the XML namespace.)

    Posted by Anne at

  13. Gefeliciteerd, Anne! Mijn zusje moet een geschiedenisher– doen.

    Posted by ACJ at

  14. Gefeliciteerd!

    I remember how boring VWO can be. And university isn't always that much better on that account, by the way (but at least you choose your own course of studies)... Enjoy your summer!

    Posted by Ben at

  15. Anne, this is why HTML is confusing ;P I explicitly chose lang over xml:lang because you're not using XHTML anyway. :)

    Posted by Faruk Ateş at

  16. Gratulerer, Anne

    Posted by Arve at

  17. Congratulations! And btw, which program are going into next year at university?

    Posted by Remi at

  18. Gefeliciteerd!

    Well, that's one chapter of your life closed!

    Posted by Dante at

  19. Congrats!

    Posted by Gert-Paul at

  20. Congratulations!

    Posted by ghola at

  21. Congrats!

    I just graduated from University last month. It's a great feeling.

    Posted by Callum Mcleod at

  22. I feel old… I'm just graduated from University. Congrats anyway!

    Posted by minghong at

  23. Anne, this is why HTML is confusing ;P I explicitly chose lang over xml:lang because you're not using XHTML anyway. :)

    Comments are validated as XHTML...

    Posted by Ryan at

  24. Congrats ;-)

    Posted by Marco Louter at

  25. Gefeliciteerd :-).

    Ik ben zelf ook geslaagd (gelukkig) en ga AI studeren aan de UvA. Heeft de UvA of VU geen informatiekunde, dat je dat in Utrecht gaat studeren? (Voor zover ik me kan herinneren woon je in A'dam, toch?)

    Posted by Gijs at

  26. Congratulations, Anne! Keep up the good work . . .

    Posted by Joey at

  27. Congratulations! I don't know what school's like over there, but I was so glad to get out of school and into University in England (and then out of University again, but that's a different story...)

    Posted by Mo at

  28. Brilliant, curious and talented: uni needs people like you. Welcome aboard :)


    Posted by François at

  29. Time for holidays and big parties!!!!

    Posted by Jeroen at

  30. Well done.

    Posted by Robert Wellock at

  31. Hartelijk gefeliciteerd, Anne! Ik voel ook zo over school; was ook heel erg blij toen het over was. :-)

    Posted by Charl van Niekerk at

  32. Congratulations, Anne! I'm longing for the day I'll graduate (hopefully within a year from now)...

    Posted by Mathias Bynens at

  33. Hartelijk gefeliciteerd, Anne, en veel success met informatiekunde! Misschien studeer ik ook vanaf 2006 in Nederland, Communication and Multimedia Design in Maastricht. Ik ben al benieuwd.

    Posted by Marc at

  34. Whee! :)

    Doing close to nothing... Heh, that sounds familiar ;p. Though I can’t really say that it made graduating easier, back then ^_^.

    Hope to see you next year in Utrecht! I’ll see if I still need to catch up on a first-year class :).


    Posted by Laurens Holst at

  35. Glad to hear you've sorted out your summer plans. I was getting worried. :)

    Congrats on finishing secondary school, btw. ;)

    Posted by fantasai at