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Ok, I've convinced myself I need to have a weblog^Wrantbox too. So what you are looking at is a site being the place to put my frustrations on :) Poluting the web since 2003-12-20!

NB: if things seem a little fscked up, it's just me playing around. I try to do most weird hacks first on a try-out site, but sometimes I'm hacking right along at this live site. Keeps life interesting :)

"dammIT" ?

"Damn it" is an often heard phrase when working with computers. Well, at least, I use it a lot when I myself or the software I use do stupid things ;) IT speaks for itself; my hobby, study and work is all about computers and related stuff: mostly OS'es, various software and web development. So, "dammIT" kinda wraps up my life :) (Well, not quite, I seem to have a real life too, including my lovely girlfriend^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hwife, and I'll write about all aspects in my life. Luckily, I do stupid things in the real world too.)

Call it a lame name, I don't care.

Why this weblog?

Yeah, why? Well basically to have some place to write down my frustrations. But also for thinking out loud (which I hope will happen more often than me being frustrated), and sharing some niceties I found on the web with anybody who cares reading this weblog. So, since the 20th of December of the year 2003 you can read about me. Oh rejoice :)


I'm a (backend) developer with a big media company in the Netherlands. You can find more information about me on diginaut.net.

/me has been a student Computer Science at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and working with the Royal Dutch Navy, where I did my Master research project too. My homepage at the VU contains some information about me, but is getting really dated (last update early 2004...). aquariusoft.org is home to my projects. You can also find links to other sites, like my gallery there.

You seem to be a Dutchie. Why do you pretend to write English?

Mainly because of the exercise I get through it. I like reading other weblogs, preferably in a language I understand, which boils down to Dutch and English. As most content I consume nowadays is in English, I choose to write in that language too. And now I get a reader or three extra ;)

This weblog

I started this website before software like Wordpress became usable (or even existed) and also because I liked to write such a content management system. Maybe I'll find versions of the code from the time period between 2003 and 2006, but I started version control in 2006 so the dammIT sourcecode that I published on Github for everyone to see starts its history there.

Bugs, issues, features?

As the source is open and I like to hear your suggestions, you can file tickets with your findings. If you happen to use my code, I'm even more interested in your opinion :)

Browser stuff

People who develop for the web know how hard it can be to Do It Right™. Browsers (like IE) don't play nice with CSS, you just can't get that colour right or the database speaks another tongue SQL than you do. I've been through all of it and more, but I managed to make this piece standards compliant and viewable by Any Browser™ you like, even lynx and screenreaders. I'm quite proud :)

Rights stuff

Contents are © 2003-2014 dammit at aquariusoft.org, but are licensed under a Creative Commons License, except for quotes and art from others, which are property of the respective creators of course.

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E-mail about contents, design or something else about this weblog can be send to dammit at aquariusoft.org.


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