1. Back to Nederlog?
This is just a
brief note that illustrates what I am experimenting with on the moment.
1. Back to Nederlog?
Tomorrow I have a site since 16 years, since I started my first site in
Holland in November 1996.
As I have been saying before lately, I have problems
with my eyes since May 2012, which made maintaining the site a lot
more difficult to do, and which therefore made me revise the normal
maintenance of the site.
This normal maintenance depended on my health anyway, which apart from
is not good anyway, because I have ME/CFS since
1.1.1979 (and the eye
problems are known as a frequent complication or co-morbidity of ME/CFS),
but maintenance happened daily most of the time, at least the last six
years or so, and happened mostly in Nederlog,
which is a kind of blog about what concerns or interests me, except
that I do not offer my readers an opportunity to add their comments.
In fact, the rest of my large site has been built up bit by bit through
years since 1996, with quite long periods of hardly any activity
outside Nederlog, and also with periods that I uploaded rather a lot.
If you want a survey of the site, this following list of directories is
probably the best - and you should realize that most of the text and
the site is in the philosophy
sections, and consists of philosophical
classics, often with my extensive notes:
As I said, the daily maintenance of the site happened
mostly but not
only in Nederlog, that
exists since 2004 (also
counting Nedernieuws) or (without Nedernieuws) since 2006, but recently I have
switched to a format that I found easier to maintain, that I called
Right now - that is: the last few days - I am experimenting with returning
to the Nederlog-directories, and with trying
most of the Nederlog format, because (1) it seems a somewhat venerable
with a lot of files and texts - over 126 MB if I count all - that are
being read quite a lot [*], while (2) my eyes have
lately, and - most importantly - (3) I have now found a way of editing
a file in colors that are
convenient for my eyes, while not changing the colors of the
file that my readers will see.
Today I am experimenting and seeing and showing what I can do:
sees is about the limit of what my eyes can currently tolerate as
backgrounds - and indeed this limit is important to me, because I want
to be able to reread my own texts and - if
this is possible at all - without my having to change them first to a
format that my eyes can cope with.
The current format in the textbox, which is black
text on a bacjground with color #CCCCFF - yes, that is its
computer name - is the lightest that my
eyes can currently bear, indeed not to
write text on or stare long at.
But then I have now found a way to write my texts in a format that is more convenient for my
eyes, and therefore
it seems justified to try to return to Nederlog, at least formally
and by name and location
- for I also intend to
write on some topics I did not write much
on so far.
More on that
So I have retitled today's
NOTEBOOK entry to Nederlog; changed the text
backgrounds of the opening of the site and of the Nederlog index
to #CCCCFF; changed the background picture of Dovre to a better one [**];
stored the present text both as NL and
as NB; and
hope to have the
things that are now
in NOTEBOOK converted
to Nederlog format tomorrow, though I make no promises that I will be able to have it all done then.
P.S. My eye
leave the text on my eye problems for the moment as a P.S., to
clarify why I
use such colors as I do, and why I have, for the time being, mostly
stopped editing my site.
October 15, 2012: My eye problems
are the reason this page has the colors it does have: It is very
difficult to look at white and light backgrounds with such eyes as I
presently have. See also: Why
colors as they are?
The diagnosis is keratoconjunctivitis
sicca (possibly as a part of Sjoegren's
syndrome). It is less than it was, for months, but not as I should
like it to be.
settings of NOTEBOOK aka NB seem the best compromise between what my
eyes can handle, and what most readers like to see.
they have been
changed repeatedly, as have the links below to
change the background (but not the color of the text box).
of October 13,
2012, the standard setting for the text box is white
text on a
darkslategrey background while the standard background is maroon.
Version October 28, 2012:
Black text on #339999.
Version November 8, 2012: Changed background
(Background colors work no more.) I may changes this again, depending
on my eyes. I may even return to Nederlog!
November 10, 2012: Black text on #CCCCFF, changed background
fact, most of what is read in Nederlog is written in Dutch and - as far
as I can see - most of that got selected because I wrote about
something my readers are interested in, which means, as is indeed true,
that quite a lot of old Nederlogs are being read daily.
Probably it will not
be a constant background, but it is a nice view and a nice memory for me, and indeed I do
intend to write some more about Dovre
and Norway, and in such contexts it will probably reappear.
necessary corrections have to be made later.