Amsterdam is full of tourists! It’s been getting fuller and fuller for the past couple of weeks, but they’re everywhere now.
Went down to Utrecht last night, it took two hours because a train was on fire at Utrecht Centraal.
I’ve checked my evolt mail account for the first time so I could check out their webmail interface, and there’s spam. Incredible.
Richmond won the footy, we rock!
One last thing: the results of the in-depth statistical analysis of minke.com hatemail: Celine fans bear the biggest grudges, with 78.04% of all hate mail. Tom Hanks‘ fans are apparently an insipid bunch, barely managing 7.31%. General hate mail made up 4.87% of the rest, with Shania fans making up the last 4.87%. Shania fans have an excuse because her pages are newer, and generally, their mail has been more interestingly wacky.
Disappointingly, absolutely no-one has taken offense at the suggestion that George Bush and Tony Blair were having a torrid homosexual relationship and survived a nasty breakup.
Well, I’m outta here. I’ll only be updating every few days until I get a job. This might take a while. I’m going to Prague and Barcelona, so look out for remote updates and new travelogues.
In the meantime, there are four tragic years of archives to browse, including classics like cheese on toast.
My last day at work. I’m going to miss the internet access but I really can’t wait to be out of here.
It’s a beautiful sunny day. It’s the first time I’ve had an Easter in spring. It’s always autumn in Australia, so all the ‘new life’ stuff never really gelled.
The Dutch-English translation tool I’ve used to translate all those notices about the company going bankrupt has moved to http://www.ibiblio.org/dbarberi/ote/, just in time for me to translate one final notice about the company going down the gurgler.
Salon.com’s cool review of the Oscar’s presentation says almost everything I wanted to say about them.
ABC site about mapping local Australian slang. I wonder if terms like ‘window licker’ have made it in. Most slang is rude, I wonder how they’re handling that.
News just in: apparently our last month’s salary isn’t going to be paid.
I got spam from Urban Outfitters today. I clicked through the unsubscribe link since I figured they wouldn’t be selling email addresses back to spam databases, and sent them this grumpy email:
I received this unsolicited commercial email from urbn.com. I have never signed up for this email and consider it spam.
I used to buy your clothes, but since I don’t buy from companies that send spam, I won’t be buying any more products from your company.”
New hate mail! I think my second last day in an empty office is the perfect time to analyse the proportion of hate mail I’ve received.
Guy Pearce as he probably doesn’t want to be remembered.
Worlds collide: Australian actors fan site uses pictures from one of the Melbourne Museum sites. A reminder that I should be getting on with my portfolio? Nah.
All this nostalgia. Oddly enough, a Dutch page mentioned “The Nargun and the Stars”, which I remember as a creepy kids book and tv series.