Ariejan.net

Pagerank 3, 19k Hits/Month

I just found out Ariejan.net has a PageRank™ of 3! If you don’t know what PageRank™ means, let Google explain: PageRank relies on the uniquely democratic nature of the web by using its vast link structure as an indicator of an individual page's value. In essence, Google interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B. But, Google looks at more than the sheer volume of votes, or links a page receives; it also analyzes the page that casts the vote.

I’m back in business!

Ariejan.net is (almost) back in business. With some minor cosmetic improvements to the theme, I’m ready for today. Tomorrow I will reorganise my tags/categories a bit and add some new fancy plugins that will help searching visitors a hand in finding what they need. (More about that later, I promise). I hope you like the improved style of Ariejan.net. (If you don’t, feel free to make a redesign and mail it to me.

I’m Back!

All right, I’m back! Yes, my holiday was nice. Thanks for asking. Now, I’ve been looking at the poll in my previous post and I’ve made up my mind. I’m going to look into writing a blogging system in Ruby on Rails. I don’t want to copy typo or Mephisto or anything, but just put my own thoughts together, add a bit of spice you guys (and girls?) have to offer and release it some time.

Ariejan.net - What’s next?

Vote now! What’s Next for Ariejan.net? Your opinion counts! After a few days (or were it weeks?) of silence, an update on Ariejan.net. What’s been happening? First of all, I recently graduated and am now officially a Bachelor of ICT. Since my current employer didn’t have the same views regarding my future as I did, I decided to go “shopping” for a new job. I found that new job with a small business named Kabisa ICT. The people at Kabisa and I found common ground very quickly with Ruby on Rails and Agile Development. This, to my surprise, resulted in a job offer very quickly… and I accepted. The next two weeks I’ve got a holiday planned to the French Alps with Laura. We hope to get some rest there while enjoying the beautiful scenery. When I get back from France, I start my new job at Kabisa. I hope to learn a lot of new stuff while working there. Hopefully I’ll be able to share that experience with your here, at Ariejan.net, which leads me to the following question. What’s Next? What’s next for Ariejan.net? Since all the Web 2.0 buzz is all about communities and all that, I want your opinion on what to do with Ariejan.net. Please vote in the poll below and let me know what your thoughts are. When I get back from my (well earned) vacation, I’ll check back here and see what you, my guests, really want. You have the option of adding new stuff. Use it wisely, please! {democracy:1}

Some DNS problems with Ariejan.net

This is just a quick note to let you know there are currently some issues with DNS for Ariejan.net. This basically means that Trac and SVN are currently not available. I’ve made the appropriate changes and things should be working again in a few hours. I’m very sorry for the inconvenience. Update: It appears that things are working again. If you have any issues with Trac, please let me know.

Got updates?

Do you want to stay up-to-date about what’s happening at Ariejan.net? That’s real easy! You can subscribe to my RSS Feed and receive updates as they happen in your favourite RSS reader. If you don’t have an RSS reader (or don’t want one), you can subscribe to my e-mail service. This service will gather up all the posts of the previous day (if any) and send them to you between 7am and 9am (CET).

Geslaagd! / Passed my final exams!

Please scroll down for the English version. Bij wijze van hoge uitzondering, een post in het Nederlands op mijn weblog! Ik ben vandaag geslaagd voor mijn opleiding Hogere Informatica (aan Fontys Hogeschool ICT, Eindhoven) en mag mezelf nu gediplomeerd Software Engineer noemen! Ik ben op drie punten beoordeeld: Eindrapport: 7,5 – Ik ben er gewoon niet goed in, maar het is toch nog wat redelijks geworden. Eindpresentatie: 8 – Het ging gewoon lekker Resultaat: 9 – Dit slaat op het werk dat ik heb afgeleverd, mijn inzet, zelfstandigheid etc.

Ariejan.net server move

Just a note to let you know that Ariejan.net has just been moved to a new server! Well, I’ve moved from shared hosting with Delta9 Internet to a VPS solution. Why on earth would I do such a thing? I’m very happy with the service I’ve recieved from Delta9 in the past. However, I wanted more control over my hosting. I’m a web developer and I have special needs. Such needs include Subversion and Ruby on Rails hosting, state-of-the art PHP and MySQL installations.

Updates: Wordpress 2.1, Themes and Social

You can’t really see it, but Ariejan.net has been upgraded to Wordpress 2.1. I’ve been running 2.1 beta’s on a private server for some time now, so there weren’t any surprises during the upgrade. I’ve also updated the theme to something more stylish and sober. Google Ads are less annoying now and merge nicely with the content. I’ve also re-enabled the social bookmark links so you can quickly bookmark articles on Del.icio.us or Digg. Hope you like the new style. Some minor tweaks will be applied the following days where needed. Please let me know your thoughts on ariejan.net!

Welcome to Ariejan.net

Well, it has happened to me. Although I make regular backups of my site, this time I was screwed! Since I’m very interested in Ruby on Rails, I gave a RoR weblog, TypoSphere, a try. I exported my entire Wordpress blog to typo and I was a happy man. Until disaster struck…