Archive for February, 2008

Lijst.com announcement

February 29, 2008

Lijst is something I’ve had on my mind for years. The concept evolved. Today I think it is mature enough to be announced: lijst.com

Feedback is highly appreciated.

My affair with Zope3

February 24, 2008

When Martijn Faassen introduced me to Zope3 in December 2004, something happened. I fell for her logic, her view on the future. Her looks were promising. We quickly partnered in a small project I was working on.

Then things started to get messy. Evenings of joy turned into evenings of long, frustrating conversations. She just wouldn’t dance with me anymore. She complained about my lack of understanding.

Last week I received Philipp’s updated Zope counseling guide. A fresh impulse to give our relation a second chance. Hopefully Philipp will assist me in understanding her better.

On first sight things seem promising. Zope3 let go some of her complexness and grew a bit more mature. Let’s see if we can get to dancing again!

Twitter me Tweet

February 6, 2008

I’ve been infected: twitter.com/nederhoed (RSS)

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Belastingdienst frustration

February 2, 2008

You’ll enjoy this. To improve security I’m forced to change my password for the Dutch tax website at least yearly. Easy enough, wouldn’t you think?

password puzzle

Translated:

Your password should:

  • be different from your previous passwords
  • have 3 characters not in your previous password
  • be at least 6 characters long
  • not contain more than 3 identical characters
  • contain at least 3 letters
  • contain at least 1 digit

These rules, combined with a given username analogous to NL0001239988 make it impossible for me to remember my credentials. As a result, I have to write them down, making it less safe. The first time I had to think up a password for the site, the result was fuck123. Somehow, these rules don’t work with me.

Additionaly, the Belastingdienst stores all my past passwords! If they’re so concerned about security, they should not store passwords at all. Every developer should know that.

Sigh. I don’t mind paying taxes. I do mind the hassle and illogic.


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