These summer holidays I finally came around to updating my homepage again, after almost exactly 2 years. As usual, I like to start completely fresh so I don’t have to take out all the old trash that accumulated over the years.
I will probably lose a few visitors here and there as I threw out many old posts, the uploader and my smilies, but noone visited them anyway. As soon as I started using dropbox, the uploader was rendered obsolete anyway, as its main purpose was to send files from school to home and vice versa.
I was looking for a point of my homepage as many people have asked me why I would have one… Back in the day (the last post on my old homepage was from september 2010), it used to be a teen’s blog – something to show off, mainly to prove to myself what I can do, a playing field. Also, it was a personal project I really enjoyed creating. I just have never been really creative with the content. Written content, anyway.
After buying my camera, I realised that my homepage would be a perfect spot to show off and save my pictures. This way, I also can create a more professional portfolio which I’ll need more and more as I’ll be progressing in my career
During the update, I threw out the vast majority of uninteresting (and non-read) articles. All the downloads (wallpaper, uploader, smilies) were dropped because of the same reason: noone cared about them. So if you came to this page looking for something and got an 404, this is probably the reason.
Colon, dash, closed paranthesis… If this doesn’t immediately ring a bell, you probably lived under a rock for the last couple of years. I’m talking about the smilie : – )
This series of characters or keystrokes is celebrating its birthday today – the 19th of september.
Exactly 25 years ago, on September, 19th 1982 it was “invented” at the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (US) where Scott Fahlman first introduced the
: - ) and
: - ( emoticons to add emotions to humorous emails. This idea caught on very quickly and spread across to other universities. This also led to variations of the original emoticon such as
; - ) or
Nowadays, chats, webpages or other apps use countless variations, styles and sets of emoticons. As the technology progressed, new ideas were used to add color, animation or sound to these little guys and gals.