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On Specs: OS Disk Size

I recently wondered if the required disk space for common operating systems was stagnating. Yes, I must agree that I sometimes wonder about weird stuff.

by Martin @ 16:26 19 July 2011

IE8 Switches To Compatibility View

I've said it before and I'll say it again: This is the life! Struggling for days with some obscure IE bug!

by Martin @ 10:03 15 July 2011

Onchange Is Fired Twice In IE

Ahhh, this is the life: struggling for days with some obscure IE bug.

I have an onchange attribute with a jQuery AJAX call on a HTML dropdown that gives strange errors. But only in IE (8, didn't try it in other versions). When replacing the AJAX call with an alert, like so:

<select onchange="alert('onchange');">...</select>

it becomes clear that the onchange is triggered twice. This was also confirmed in the IE Developer Tools window, but I can't use that to debug further.

by Martin @ 8:42 15 July 2011

Facebook Lockdown - A Profile as Private as Possible

I don't like social media. I don't typically like social anything. Nevertheless a lot of people like Facebook and some of them seem to want to talk to me, through facebook. So I would like to enable them to do that, without the fear that people post messages on my Facebook page (by accident?) for the world to see.

My goal is to only allow private messages and accepting friend requests.


Connecting on Facebook > View Settings
- Search for you on Facebook -> Everyone
- Send you friend requests -> Everyone

by Martin @ 14:46 28 June 2011


I've recently released autorijschool-relo.nl. It should be HTML5 and CSS3 compliant with fallbacks using modernizr. Let me know it you have trouble viewing it!

by Martin @ 9:25 31 March 2011

Happy Pi Day!

The Pi Pie

With many thanks to http://sophiastaarten.nl!

by Martin @ 12:24 14 March 2011

Fronteers 2010: CSS

Before I dive into some spectacular features of CSS3, let me say something about CSS attributes.

by Martin @ 12:06 21 January 2011

Fronteers 2010: JavaScript

You can ask anyone that I used to be quite sceptical on building sites that depend on the use of JavaScript. Time has not stood still however.

by Martin @ 22:41 18 November 2010

Fronteers 2010: HTML

This is a transcription of a presentation I held recently concerning my visit to the Fronteers 2010 conference.

by Martin @ 12:55 15 November 2010

Mobile Site

I've modified the main site theme and added a subdomain to view it on mobile devices: http://m.mdworld.nl.
If you're viewing this with the mobile style, you can switch to desktop with a link all the way down the bottom of the page.

by Martin @ 21:19 30 April 2010