1. The Black Notebook - introduction
a copy from the orginal to NOTEBOOK. I insert the copy here for ease of
reference - the idea being that Nederlog 1012 continues after August
with NOTEBOOK, which is easier to maintain for me, because of the problems with my eyes
in May 2012.
This is the link to the Nederlog
index of 2012 to see what I wrote before this on my site about
things that interest or concern men. This file gives the main reason
for giving Nederlog up, at least for the time being, whereas the NOTEBOOK of October 8
is the first
appearance of NOTEBOOK. There also is a Nederlog
item for October 8, now also part of NOTEBOOK.
Black Notebook - introduction
The black notebook was started
on September 9 2012, because I have serious
problems with my eyes, and
this is about the only format
I can write with on a computer without getting serious and painful
problems with my eyes real fast.
The links to the main site is above. It
is the same as
was, but I can't
do much with it with such eyes as I have now, in the format it is in.
link is to the last Nederlog (which has too much light colours - too
much luminosity - to work with now, for me), and the Next
is to the
first file in the Black Notebook, while the Index link
the index of the Black Notebook.
The black notebook exists to allow me writing on my site in about the
only format I can do this in, at present, and since the last months, in
which I tried to maintain the old format, and failed, with more pain in
Otherwise, it continues Nederlog - except that its entries will very
probably be shorter, and also - probably - will be more personal, more
philosophical and, possibly, sharper.
However, I make no promises, as this is all quite experimental, and
much constrained by the problems with my eyes and with my health.
There are a number of rules I adopt
- - The format
is simple: black background; green or blue text in Verdana; little
- - Everything
in The Black Notebook depends
on my eyes and my health: I will not write if my eyes or my health gets
- - The Black Notebook mostly
Nederlog, but has its own directory and format, as described.
- - The Black Notebook being mostly
continuation, in a new format, of Nederlog
still gets linked from the
Nederlog link on the opening page of
- - The Black Notebook will be in
English or Dutch as I please, and there probably will be more Dutch
than in Nederlog since 2010.
It is likely the entries will be shorter, less frequent than in
Nederlog, and quite possibly sharper, more sarcastic, especially if in
I still have between 400 and 500 daily visitors (and over 2000 daily
hits) on the least popular of
my two (identical) sites, and 2 to 5 times as much on the other, and
must assume that those who are new to my site can learn more than they
probably wish to know about me from it, in case they want, for which
- - In The Black Notebook
I shall not explain
things, as a rule, that my readers could glean from my site,
that is over 400 MB of text, and in so far as this is personal
or relates to my disease from
from the Philosophy
(for my more serious ideas), or from ME in Amsterdam (in
mostly), from the
public speech for
which I got removed from the
University of Amsterdam's faculty of philosophy (I am the only real
philosopher in Holland, if philosophy requires intelligence, courage
and honesty), or from my published columns
P.S. My eye
necessary corrections have to be made later.