2. The site exists 16 years!
This is mostly to announce the
fact that I will try to keep my daily notes in Nederlog again, and to
register the fact that I now have a site for 16 years.
1. Back to Nederlog!
I more or less announced it yesterday:
Today I moved my attempts to keep going some daily records about the
things that interest or concern me to the format and place and title of
I gave my reasons to do so yesterday,
the main ones being that Nederlog
gets read quite a lot; that it has been going on since 2004; and that -
the most important reason - I have found a way to edit the files on my
a way that is convenient for my eyes, without upsetting the color
settings of the file I edit.
This means that I have to put the things I wrote in September and
October 2012 in Nederlog, and that I have to adjust some things on the
opening of the site.
For the moment, I have uploaded the items I wrote in November and put
them inside the present Nederlog format - which is not quite like the
2. The site exists 16
- There is presently a background picture
of Dovre, Norway, that reminds me a lot of the view I had during
the spring and the sommer, when I lived
in Dovre in 1975, a view that I could see daily from somewhere 250
to the left and 100 or 200 meters upwards from the place whence the
picture was taken. I may replace the picture, but I like it. (It's a
around 100 Kb, which may be a reason to remove it.)
- The textbox, as I call it - effectively,
it is a html-table - that you see in the middle of the screen is
smaller than it used to be and also is not quite white. The reasons for
that are, first, that I like its width: I do not like very broad
text and, second, that I do want to be able to reread my own texts
having to adjust the color settings, and this blueish, purplish,
greyish "white" - in fact color #CCCCFF - is about the limit of
luminosity my eyes can presently cope with, without serious trouble.
This may also change, depending on my eyes.
- The present set-up does not contain a
constant reference to ME/CFS. This
I may restore, in some fashion,
because the fact that I write about this disease, which I have since
1.1.1979, is one of the reasons people read Nederlog. If people arrive
in Nederlog to learn some about ME/CFS, then I may as
well refer them to what I consider accurate information, of which there
is a lot on this site in ME Resources. [*]
- It is likely that Nederlog will contain more
Dutch, more philosophy and more
autobiographical matters than it
used to: I will continue to write about ME/CFS,
Holland, Amsterdam and
related matters, but less so, because it doesn't seem to make any
positive difference, and I also am quite pessimistic about the
prospects of civilization.
- Besides, I am 62, and I want to survey my
life and ideas, and as I think I had an interesting life and have
interesting ideas, while it is unlikely that, as long as society or
civilization has not collapsed, I will be able or will be forced to
participate in it in another role than as an invalid, I should do this
while I still can write about it and document things.
the site - there are two, in different countries, with different
providers, but they are intended to be mirrors i.e. the same - is 405
MB of mostly text in html, that can be surveyed with this
I am not in a very festive mood, for various reasons, though I am glad
to be writing in Nederlog again: The present
set-up looks better than NOTEBOOK, and it also seems better to continue
Nederlog, also because in that way I can continue its series, such as
the ones about the crisis and
about the DSM-5.
I do hope to keep it up, which mostly depends on my health and my eyes.
Right now I still have to restore the months of September and October
to Nederlog. I have restored November, and in the format of the present
So what still remains to be done with this transition:
I do not know how long this will take.
- Restore the months of September and
October to Nederlog
- Update and reformat the index and summary
- Straigthen out links
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
[*] Besides, if
what seem to me far too often political psychopaths keep being
(re-)elected by the democratic majorities of the clueless, the
conformist, the stupid and the ignorant, nothing will change the course
of history but a major collapse of civilization, precisely because
there is no real, effective, rational, public debate anymore.
necessary corrections have to be made later.