Welcome back

… to all of you who found my site was down for a while. There’s still some features that need work, most notably the forums and some of the EVE Online tools. Also, due to the reconstruction work that was needed on the main site and the databases, I haven’t gotten around to actually updating the EVE database. Expect to see that updated with Empyrean Age data soon!

I hope you like the new look and feel for the site as much as I do. The Wiki hasn’t changed anything so far, but separating my code from the WikkaWakka code and publishing those changes is on my todo-list as well.

If you have anything you want to share, or if you have some bug or problem to report with any of my pages or tools, don’t hesitate to contact me.

The 300 Spartans

The 300 Spartans (1962) – [rate 2.5]

It’s always hard to judge an movie in the action genre when it’s well over 4 decades old. On the one hand, you want to compare it to contemporary pieces, but on the other hand what really matters is whether you would recommend to anyone now. This becomes even harder when the movie has since been remade with up to date technology, with modern action iconography and choreography to look back on. Continue reading The 300 Spartans

Il y a longtemps que je t’aime

Il y a longtemps que je t’aime (2008) – [rate 3]

This was a good watch and I enjoyed it, but the story didn’t really speak to me in that special way your favourite movies do. I think part of it were just the characters that were a bit hard to identify with, but what caught my eye most – in a negative sense – was the directing of the actors in some scenes. Continue reading Il y a longtemps que je t’aime

XAMPP

XAMMP is a very user-friendly packaging of one of the most popular web servers out there: Apache. It comes in a neat little installable package with the popular MySQL database server, PHP for scripting your web pages, FileZilla FTP server and several other useful servers and applications which are all ready to go after installation. Perfect for personal use or use in a small business, easy to setup and maintain and with support for many languages. Continue reading XAMPP

Audacity

Audacity allows you to quickly and simply edit audio files, like podcasts or system sounds. It has all the basic filters and controls you need, including excellent noise reduction. It supports multiple tracks, reads and writes all popular audio file formats and is easily configured for recording your own sound fragments or podcasts. Continue reading Audacity

The GIMP

The GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an application with feature comparable to Adobe’s Photoshop and able to both read and write its PSD file format. It allows you to create original professional digital artwork, process digital photographs and convert and fix many types of bitmap images. The GIMP supports layers, works well with digitizers like WACOM’s popular pen tablets and offers an enormous number of tools and filters. Continue reading The GIMP

OpenOffice.org

OpenOffice.org is a full-featured office suite that’s available on multiple platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and several UNIX variants. The user interface closely resembles that of recent Microsoft Office applications, as does most of the functionality. Let’s face it, when looking at office suites there’s no ignoring MS, it’s the one area where the folks from Redmond do really shine. Continue reading OpenOffice.org