Other web projects
In my spare time I try to learn more than the internals of the Internet,
moving into the application area. So I maintain a few websites as a good
excuse for keeping more up to date with HTML, CSS, PHP and whatever gets
on my way. And I do a very small bit of work for open source software.
Using the lists produced by the KNSB (Dutch Chess Federation), I produce
various graphs and lists based on Dutch chess rating lists. The website
can be found here.
De Stukkenjagers is my
chessclub in Tilburg. It didn't have a website yet, so it was a perfect victim.
With a board member who finds news items at an incredible rate, and with
all kinds of regularly changing content (think: competitions, etc), it
is my project of automating websites. It might even end up to be my
first website using publishing software like Zope.
DICS, the Dutch Internet
Chess Server, is currently living its life as a vegetable. It cannot
compete with the 3 big chess servers, which are run by larger groups of
people, some even professionaly. But it still runs, and I am still
looking for the day when I can spend all my time lying on the beach and
doing fun things.
|D-BUG is the Dutch
BSD User Group. One might get depressed, but this group is also low
profile at the moment, because the board, and the members are spending
too much time working with their beloved operating system than they do
promoting it. So the biggest reason for its existance is currently the
mailing lists where people are helped with their questions.
|FreeBSD is my
Operating System of choice, because it gives me a working environment
that is stable, and where I am in control. Given that I hardly ever have
to touch Windows systems, I don't see why I should have it on my
desktops or my servers (except for my wife of course). I maintain a few
pieces of software, e.g. kaffe (a Java compiler/VM), xboard (a chess
interface) and libslang (a programming library).