It’s no use trying to compete with Google and Wikipedia. Nevertheless some websites I like to visit now and then:
- Software (Microsoft Office)
- MSDN: msdn.microsoft.com
- Microsoft discussion forums: microsoft.answers
- Most Valuable Professionals (MVP’s) general site: www.mvps.org
- Find And Replace is a great help from Rick Fisher to rename fields, tables etc.
throughout the database (also in code and subqueries): www.rickworld.com. Cost $37,00.
- Helen Feddema wrote a (free) 'shell' around Find And Replace: www.helenfeddema.com. And more can be found on her site.
- To turn Outlook inside out: www.dimastr.com with Outlook Spy and Redemption.
- The unnamed tool by Ken Endacott is doing much of anything and everything. I have to test it but it looks interesting. To pick up completely free at Edit or Die.
- A few ideas to mess up your Windows ;-).
- The free CCleaner by Soft Tonic brushes up your registry and temporary files.
- By Microsoft and also free: SyncToy to make simple backups. (Not hazardous).
- For €0,00 you buy Nirsoft Utilities by Nir Sofer, a great tool to check / fix / screw up 'everything'.
AVG and other virus scanners signal some tools as virus. I think 'false alarm'.
- Similar stuff is SysInternals but by Microsoft. No cost.
- Windows System Control Center by Kiry Soft is an umbrella over SysInternals and Nirsoft Utilities.
- Tuneup Pro costs €9,95 to get it working a little.
- Primary education
- Art and culture
- Society and politics
- Some nice and/or silly clips
== Dance =======================================
- Of course to begin with: the main film in the blog 'Lekke Band I en II' (15 min.).
- Second best: a three minutes clip of Bert van Zelm where you can se him working
on his magnus opum: the project 'Gesú Redentore' in Modena, Italy.
== Music ======================================
- Jiří Kyliáns fenomenal Bella Figura (30 min.).
- Once again Bella Figura, now a rehearsal session with explanation
by Kylián (5 min). Nice to see how this works.
- Sinfonietta, also by Kylián, starts blaring and springy in a very special setting (7:45).
- Third time lucky: Kyliáns Symphony in D. Some minutes of beauty and fun.
- La la la Human Steps is back with a complete Amélia (60 min.)
Sarcasmen by Hans van Manen (10 min., poor video quality). A ballet-ballet so
a bit difficult: pas de deux in which a man who is overdoing it, is grabbed in the
crotch by the lady.
- The ballet Live (Van Manen) for one ballerina and camera operator
(4 min). Partly a rehearsal.
Symfonieën der Nederlanden (Van Manen) and more short clips.
- By Maguy Marin on elegant Bach music with 'fat dancers': Groosland (22:38).
- I saw a 'tighter' version but this clip was still a nice reunion: Minus 16 by Ohad Naharin (07:30). Ibid plus some more: Minus 16 plus ... (01:14:54).
- In terms of music, a golden old, daring as a dance music: Ravel's Bolero in Walking Mad by Johan Inger (09:00).
- Seen 40 years ago by the NDT: Stoolgame by Jiří Kylián (21:51).
== Some nonsence ... ===============================
== Miscelleneous ==================================
- Alderliefste - never heard of - with List and (old) Shaffy in 'Laat me' (4:30). Less quality but with French subtitles. And a version by the young Shaffy, with all lirics in Dutch. You might like Wende Snijders as well.
- More Shaffy sentiment: 't Is stil in Amsterdam (young), 't Is stil in Amsterdam (old), Het is vijf uur and (a little silly clip) Loop door.
- If Shaffy, then of course also Liesbeth List: Laat me niet alleen, Zo hoog in de hemel en Kinderen van de zee.
- Twice "Au suivant" by Wende Snijders: one with the, for me much needed subtitles and the second with a significant 'gesture' in the final seconds.
- Also never heard of Zelenka; a lack in education. He wrote more beutiful stuff.
- Long ago I attended at the North Sea Jazz Festival: Oscar Peterson with two bassists.
- Heard in ... Zuiderwoude: Jackdaw of Wayne Siegel by Paul Roe. It was there performed by Eefje Benning on bas sax (even better).
- A 'must hear': Third by Soft Machine. 1:15:00 of haggling. My 'slightly' favorite ('Slightly all the time') starts at 18:48. In the concert at Paris, 1970 (01:02:55) you can see (and hear) that their music is not accidental.
- Different from Bach and Beethoven but just as classic: the New Year's concert by Jimi Hendrix and his Band of Gyspys at Fillmore East. Only Machine Gun.
- And this one was also a must: Canto Ostinato by Simeon ten Holt (01:00:22).
- With this I afflicted the neighbourhood in the sixties: Rigoletto by Guiseppe Verdi (02:08:48).