1. About NOTEBOOK |
2. The site(s) as
is is mostly frozen
This is the first NOTEBOOK post that
continues - in a way - Nederlog.
differences are that
Will NOTEBOOK last? It
my eyes and my health: If my eyes don't get better than they are, I'll
limit myself to NOTEBOOK or less; else it depends. And that is apart
living with ME/CFS, getting older, and whatever else may happen to me.
It's because of my eyes.
- NOTEBOOK has a
format, that is easier to edit for me, since I have problems with my
eyes since May 2012
- It format is easier
my eyes than the Nederlog format,
and easier to edit, write and maintain
- The basic colors
meant to be a compromise between easily readabable for me and for others
- The texts will tend
be simpler and shorter than in Nederlog and will be about one subject
only, that is stated in the title
- NOTEBOOK will
ideas and notes that interest or concern me but will tend to be more
reflexive than Nederlog
in English or in Dutch
In any case the plan I
have, what with the eyes I have, is two-fold:
1. About NOTEBOOK | NOTITIEBOEK
NOTITIEBOEK is a replacement for Nederlog,
that is: it will be about
anything that interests or concerns me, with two or three differences:
formatting will be
and different, because of my eyes:
If I write at all for my site, as long as my eyes are not a lot better
than they are, I need to do it in simple html with a dark background.
The NOTEBOOK's language
an open decision for me, but the
likelihood is that I will write more Dutch. The reasons I did not after
2009 were mostly that
(2) It will
only be added to if and
fairly can or feel I have to
- and the NOTEBOOK eventuality covers only legal difficulties or
(3) It will be
in both Dutch and
like Nederlog, but it is
quite likely I will mostly return to Dutch, since I am Dutch.
(i) I wanted
to reached more
people with ME/CFS
If I can help it, and if
doesn't get worse, and also if the
political situation doesn't get worse, I do intend to live on, and to
read and write quite a lot more than I have done so far, for I think
there is much I can write that will be interesting or useful to some,
and there is much to read and to ponder.
(ii) most of
the things that happen in
Holland, politically and in
the media, are not at all to my liking, but then again, I do have a
fair amount of Dutch readers, who read my Nederlog and Nedernieuws,
also of years ago, or my Multatuli-section,
and I do not dislike
writing in Dutch.
But one important reason for me to end Nederlog is psychological:
As Nederlog evolved - and note that on my hard disk it covers nearly
7500 items, taking 160 MB, although I should add that what's on the
site is probably in the order of 5000 items and 190 MB, most but not
all html - it got to be habit to want to write one each day if I could.
(All of this is very approximate: Ubuntu stores things differently than
Windows. Take a look at the Nederlog
get some qualitative notions about "how much there is on my site".)
If I write I always write fast and easily, but with my health, also
with good eyes, it often was difficult to do, and something of a felt
pressure, that I want to get rid of.
Another important reason for me to end Nederlog
is the format of
It is html, and has evolved through quite a few WYSIWYG html editors,
without my ever taking the time and trouble to regulate it with style
sheets, and it is anyway not as good html as it should be, nor easy to
maintain even if good eyes and good health.
And what I need with such eyes as I have is very simple html that takes
minimal trouble to maintain, and is less of a strain on my eyes than
the format of my site, as that is and has been for years now.
I have spend some time and eyesore getting the present format
doable with such eyes as I have - see: keratoconjunctivitis
sicca, if you want to know - and what I have now at least makes
easier for me than Nederlog.
The NOTEBOOK pages will adjust simply if you resize the window of the
browser, and the standard color scheme at present is lightblue text on
a darkblue background.
There is currently no way to adjust the textcolor. The
standard font is Verdana 12 points. If this is not accessible to your
browser it will probably show Times Roman, this being the standard
you will find
the rest of my site by way of the Links:
below. It has not been
changed and will not be
my eyes get better, with the possible exceptions of (1) the Philosophical
Dictionary, that badly needs reformatting, and is an accessible
to find out what I think about many philosophical topics, and how I use
words, and possibly (2) some of the Nederlog
files of September 2012.
adjust the size of the font in most newer browsers by Ctrl+Middle Mouse
wheel, or else from an option in the main menu.
2. The site(s) as is is mostly
My sites, as they are published (the one you're reading and a
mirror: see the Homepage) are
MB, mostly text in html,
with thousands of files and thousands of hits every day. The main
subjects, since the beginning on November 11, 1996, are
Most of it is text, and
of the text is mine, though a considerable part of that is
html-formatting. Even so, I wrote a lot, and could do so because I
always could write very easily and very fast.
Encephalomyelitis (aka ME/CFS)
also (in Dutch) ME
Since 2009 I have not spend much time on the rest of the site, and
presently I lack the eyes to do so, for which reason I will freeze it:
I will not add anything, except perhaps, if my eyes permit it, better
formatting to the Philosophical
Dictionary, because that is, taken
together, a good survey of many of my philosophical positions.
This also applies to Nederlog
and Nedernieuws, as
previous section. There is more on this in the Nederlog of October 4,
2012, that explains why I give it up, and what it all was and
Instead, there is the replacement I call NOTEBOOK | NOTITIEBOEK,
because that covers my intentions for its content, which will be like
Nederlog but probably less regular, with shorter entries, and with more
Also, what will appear in NB as I will abbreviate it will depend on the
state of my eyes and the state of my health.
P.S. My eye
necessary corrections have to be made later.