Saturday, December 25, 2004

joyous xmashes

from the Great Xmas-Swindle
(too bad niko and hans could't make it):

reindeers dreaming at the fire brigade


indians wake up out of scotland

joyous xms everybody

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Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Cold Sugar in Space

"Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's giant Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT) have discovered a frigid reservoir of simple sugar molecules in a cloud of gas and dust some 26,000 light-years away, near the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. The discovery suggests how the molecular building blocks necessary for the creation of life could first form in interstellar space."

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Thursday, September 23, 2004

stone pages

Stonehenge, stone circles, dolmens, ancient standing stones, cairns, barrows, hillforts and archaeology of megalithic Europe

by Paola Arosio & Diego Meozzi

We both enjoy computers and megalithic sites. During our journeys to Ireland (1989), Scotland (1990 and 1998), Sardinia (1991 and 2001), Southern England (1992), France (1996), Wales (1997), Apulia and Corsica (2000) we took several thousands of pictures and collected a lot of information about local stone circles, dolmens and standing stones. After joining the Internet community - in 1995 - we decided to share the knowledge gained by our experience in those countries. Thus, in February 1996 we started the Stone Pages: the very first online guide about European megalithic sites and other ancient monuments.
Since then, this website has grown to over 2,000 pages and we set the standards for many other websites devoted to the same subject. For instance, we broke the ground with the first CD-ROM devoted to megalithic monuments (for SCRAN in 1998); we coined the term ambience to describe an ancient site by its location on an environment presumably close to the original (in 1996); we pioneered the use of QTVR 360-degree panoramic movies to show prehistoric sites (since 1997); and our open forum has been the first of its kind for all users interested in European megalithic monuments (since 2000).

We live with Alice (our daughter born in 2002) in Trevignano Romano, a peaceful village on the lake of Bracciano, about half an hour drive north of Rome (Italy). Our hopes and resources are now directed to a new project: Cartabianca, a publishing company specialized in history, archaeology, travel and technical guides. But we don't forget we are "megalithomaniacs", so in the future we'd like to build new Stone Pages sections about Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Malta and Valcamonica (Italy).

Paola was born in Milan (Italy) in 1964. She is a journalist. She has worked in magazines dealing with travel, young people and popular science. Since 1991 she has worked in the monthly magazine Airone, an Italian kind of National Geographic; later she has worked mainly on the Internet, writing reviews, creating and maintaining Web sites. Among her interests: reading books, socializing and cooking spaghetti, gnocchi, fettuccine... all kinds of pasta! Paola is fond of cetaceans, particularly dolphins.

Diego was born in Rome (Italy) in 1963 and he has worked as a freelance journalist for over 20 years, writing more than 2000 articles for several Italian magazines dealing with electronic music, computers, photography, video and astronomy. He is also a webmaster and a photographer. His photographs have been published on the cover of music, video and astronomy magazines, on the NASA website and on several books. One of his Stones of Stenness images is on the cover of Van Morrison's The Philosopher's Stone. He is also a QTVR expert and he worked for FIAT and Alfa Romeo, making virtual movies of FIAT Multipla and Alfa 166. A few years ago he made some professional videos on Turkey and Portugal. Diego plays guitar and keyboards and he has a small recording studio (in his bedroom!). He has little time to play. But he had the chance to work for Peter Gabriel's latest live album (Secret World Live), recording computer data from electronic instruments. Diego is fond of nocturnal birds, particularly nightjars, and he has published some research papers on this odd species.

Paola Arosio & Diego Meozzi

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

PASSUR Cost Saving FlightReport

"The following is a list of airports which offer AirportMonitor to the public on their websites (some airports use AirportMonitor for internal use only, and those sites are not listed here). You can view an AirportMonitor site by accessing the airport website, to see how AirportMonitor is integrated into the airport website environment, or by going directly to the AirportMonitor page. Links for both approaches are provided below."

PASSUR Cost Saving FlightReport:


Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields: "On the following pages, you will find information on vanished or abandoned airfields
and little-known airfields with unusual histories.

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Aankomst- en vertrektijden op de luchthavens.

: "Met onderstaande links wordt het eenvoudig om rechtstreeks de vluchttabellen op je scherm te toveren. Dan maar hopen dat er geen vertraging is."

Aankomst- en vertrektijden op de luchthavens.

Friday, June 18, 2004

dream for 7 000 000 000

please accept hereby a humble contribution for
a new world full of colour and empathy.
you are free to copy and spread it without limits.
may todays darkness soon be history.

download printable version : here

Wednesday, June 02, 2004


Tuesday, the 8th of June 2004, the planet Venus will pass in front of the sun. A lot of people world-wide will see a little black spot moving in front of the sun, this progression is called "a transit", which will occur for more than five hours. This phenomenon is very rare, it occurs twice : once every 122 years, and once 8 years later.

Two distant observers will not see exactly the same position of Venus in front of the sun, this is the effect of perspective. This effect allows measuring the distance between Earth and Sun or " the astronomical unit".

Saturday, May 15, 2004

Carpathian Adventure
by Tim Hunt
This blog is a record of my adventures in the Romanian Carpathian mountains. I and my colleague Phil Grayson set off to photograph the onset of winter in this beautiful wildlife park, but were caught out by the atrocious weather. We were separated and I spent many days and nights alone on the mountain, starving and freezing. Thankfully I came out of it: you can read all about it here and see some of the pictures. I won't post any more to this blog since the adventure is, thank God, over.

Thursday, May 13, 2004

a traveller is a dancer is a traveller

and vice versa

undergrOund is rOund
the crössings töO

Piss on the subway tracks and thus stop the train. (Nam June Paik)


support the underweb crossing project
copy the code and paste it to a related page on your site, leave a link in our commentbox, and we'l meet you the next station ...

html :
bbc code :

it will look like this :

underweb crossing

Thursday, May 06, 2004





via the flophouse

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

The Megalithic Map and Portal

A resource for finding megalithic and prehistoric sites in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales

Amy's Diary

Stonehenge Aotearoa

For millennia people have gazed in awe at Stonehenge, often totally unaware of how structures such as this were used. Stonehenge Aotearoa will be a full-scale working adaptation of Stonehenge that is intended to inspire New Zealanders young and old, to explore and experience for themselves how technologies of ancient times were used, and still can be used, to give practical and detailed information on the seasons, time and navigation.

The hole I dug in my back yard.

via MetaFilter

Sunday, May 02, 2004


definitivo finito - spoedig meer voor nietgevoelige zielen - warning explicit advisiory - rating : no alternative - antwerp engagement for artists : only for commercial purposes - design-design-design - tirez vos plans - craque - usw

Friday, April 23, 2004

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

why doesn't everyone build their own computer?

More and more people these days are building their own computers. Not only does it cost less to put together a machine yourself, but you also get to avoid the ignorant, shifty-eyed salesmen in PC World who only exist to pressure you into buying a worthless extended warranty. So why doesn't everyone build their own computer?

... by Dr. Ashen ...

Thursday, February 26, 2004


Space Art encourages us to dream...of what is and what may be. Since the dawn of time, humans have gazed upon the sky with awe and curiosity, imagining what may be found in the vastness around them. The universe is not black and white. Beyond the reaches of our atmosphere lie splashes of wondrous color against the inky backdrop of space. It is fitting that these things be represented in fantastic artistic images. Space artists bring these dreams to life and we believe some of the best examples of this work are right here.

Solar Voyager hosts one of the largest collections of Space Art on the internet today. We are pleased to bring you a diverse assortment of work from a variety of talented artists. New additions to the site are made on a regular basis. This is a non-profit gallery, created for the sole purpose of displaying these incredible astronomical works of art in an organized and attractive fashion.

We hope you enjoy Solar Voyager - feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, etc. Please refer to the FAQ for more information.


We feature space art from both amateurs and professionals alike. Our Member's Gallery (located in the forum area) is open for all site members to submit and display their work. It is an excellent place to receive comments and critiques from peers. We encourage everyone to get involved with this area; it is the driving-force behind the site. Even if you are not an artist, feel free to share your comments and insights about the images posted by others. This interaction allows everyone to improve and fosters a sense of community.


Saturday, February 14, 2004

Friday, February 13, 2004

Monday, January 26, 2004

blogshares and the hidden link experiment


BlogShares is a simulated, fantasy stock market for weblogs where players invest fictional money to buy stocks and bonds in an artificial economy where attention is the commodity and weblogs are the companies. Weblogs, or blogs for short, are valued by their incoming links from other known blogs. In effect, links become the business deals in the simulation and players speculate on the fortunes of thousands of blogs by buying and selling shares. A whole host of options exist for advanced play including gifting shares, leveraged buy-outs, stock splits, additional share issues, market and player bonds.

the hidden links chapter : "naughty games by alter ego"

bought some shares and linked to see the effects on value.
some links were put nearly invisible on some pages, curious if someone would detect them, added secret message too.
good detective is Elektra

hope to make good surprise by offering 1250 shares if decide to play along, and many sorry's for the shock

Monday, January 19, 2004

Ik ben een ziener als een witte olifant

Surrealisme in Nederland

verzameld en toegelicht door B.D. van der Velden
Deze site is voor het laatst bijgewerkt op 24 december 2002

Wednesday, January 07, 2004


Iam back for traveling,as a visitor for somebody,s waterproblem,they most cleaning a August stable.