Sunday, 18 January 2009

7 things…

I love internet memes as much as the next guy, so here it goes. Wladimir tagged me, hoping that I would finally start to blog. So I did.

The rules:

  1. Link to your original tagger(s) and list these rules in your post.
  2. Share seven facts about yourself in the post.
  3. Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.
  4. Let them know they’ve been tagged.

The facts:

(In no particular order.) Are those things surprising? I don't know, but how would I know what surprises you anyway.
  • I actually quite like statically type-checked languages (especially if they use type inference).
  • I love cheesy movies, but don't like cheesy music.
  • After almost two years in the Netherlands, I still can't speak a single sentence of Dutch (except if you count «Dankjewel.» — which means «Thank you.» — as a sentence). Similar problems apply to listening. Nevertheless, I try to infer the meaning of the sentence by comparing with English and German, which can sometimes lead to rather ridiculous situations. A co-worker once asked me if I wanted some “pepernoten”, which I immediately translated to “paper notes”. I figured that he probably wanted to express that it's going to be a longer discussion, and pen and paper would be useful to remember the decisions taken. So I promptly got up, walked back to my desk and fetched my notebook and a pen. Turns out, pepernoten are actually a cookie-like candy, and this co-worker was just offering me some.
  • I love DIY, but I completely suck at it. Details are withheld.
  • I hate trailing whitespace, tabs, and inconsistency in general (ok, that should come to no surprise at all I guess…).
  • To all the people out there who still don't get what XUL is about: no, I have absolutely no experience with web design!
  • I don't like Swiss mountains. Or any mountain, really. They're too steep.


(This meme was not my idea!)
  • Alex Vincent, since we all love your dancing
  • Jesse Ruderman, because of his deep thoughts about porn
  • John Resig, because the last time I met him, I didn't have enough time to talk to him
  • Johnny Stenback, because the planet needs more of him
  • Massimiliano Mirra, to get his blog out of that lethargic state
  • Sergi Mansilla, since this guy is simply interesting
  • timeless, because I want to see a “7 things” post followed by a “What could be done?” post

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