Archive for March, 2007

  • 27
  • Mar

Sunset Manor WordPress Theme

Wordpress Sunset Manor

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The theme is inspired by the movie Little Miss Sunshine.

User comment at IMDB:

More than a fresh ray of sunshine!

Here is a film that lives up to the expectations of a very funny trailer. It’s an oddball comedy, and it’s dark, and it’s funny, and it’s touching, and it will charm the pants off many in the audience. Here is a simple story in which our lovely contestant and her family try to find their way to California so that she can prove to the world she is not a loser! The premise itself can lead to years of therapy for a family that should get a group rate in psychiatric care.

Expert editing and superb comedic performances from all the principals involved will have many overlook the fact that the plot line is a little too contrived at times. The set pieces will have the audience howling with laughter as we see different characters trying to overcome some pretty irreverent obstacles. The scene at the gas station contains moments of deep sadness and offbeat humor, something that Carrell pulls off wonderfully, and none will be able to look at the trunk of a car, some dubious literary material, and highway patrol the same way after seeing the infamous scene in the film.

The best is of course, saved for last, and by this time we are waiting for something outrageous which “Little Miss Sunshine” delivers unapologetically. A classic track will probably be recharged for a new generation, as the bonds of family precariously balance a moment that could be as tacky as they come.

“Sunshine” is one of the best things to come out of American cinema this year, an original film that relies on a script that understands the differences between generations in the same family. It doesn’t explain why each character is as quirky as can be, and it doesn’t build much background because it is not needed to make the film work. Kinnear, Colette, Abigail, Arkin, and Correll are a fine team and keep the film’s feel fresh throughout the film. Here is a family that has no special qualities or powers, a family that will make us rejoice that creativity is still alive in Hollywood, a film that will provide us with plenty of much needed sunshine in an otherwise pretty dull summer

If you haven’t seen the movie: go and see it! I can recommend it to everyone.

  • 26
  • Mar

The main lessons I got from listening to Donald Trump:

#1. Love what you do. “I never take a vacation, simply because I love doing what I do. Why would I want to avoid doing something I love?”

#2. Never ever quit. No matter how many times something fails, no matter how hard it gets. Never quit. And if you’re following #1, you shouldn’t want to!

#3. The harder I work, the luckier I get. Yes, luck is just one of those things that happens. You can try to deny it, but some people just get hurt more than others sometimes. But you can control it to a point. Work hard and learn as much as you can and you’ll just get luckier at it.

#4. Get even BIG. If someone hits you, hit back harder. Don’t take crap from anyone. Once someone walks all over you, and you let it happen, everyone else will see that they can do it too.

#5. Momentum. Know when it’s your time. Even the smartest, best, most successful people eventually hit their peak and start going downwards… whether it’s a change in markets, age, enthusiasm… what ever… if you lose your momentum, don’t let it take you under. Do something, even if it’s retiring.

#6. Always have a pre-nup. It’s the most unromantic thing in the world to say to the person you want to be with forever, but it has to be done. Too many business people lose everything because it just doesn’t work out. No matter how great they are/were at business.

#7. To be a winner, you have to think like a winner. But remember, the difference between being a braggart/show boater and just being honest is that you have to bring it. If you can win every fight, and tell people that…. are you bragging or telling the truth? Be confident and brag…. and know you can do it. And do it.

  • 26
  • Mar

Raymann is laat: Comedian Godfrey

As seen on Raymann is laat in the Netherlands: comedian Godfrey. He’s hilarious, especially the part where’s making fun of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Cosby and men!

  • 26
  • Mar

WordPress Whize theme

Today is a day of glory, my friends. I’ve just uploaded my newest theme ‘WordPress Whize‘. And who would have guessed : The theme is number 2000 in the themeviewer galore. This calls for celebration, roll out the red carpet!

We, the designers, have managed to create 2000 themes in about 10 months. That’s a whopping 200 themes per month. As far as i can see WordPress is going strong. Our little empire is growing and we’ve come a long way since May the 2nd 2006. WordPress is flourishing, as well as the WordPress community of users and designers.

Credit come, where credit is due : Props to my fellow designers and the community! And last but not least: The undersigned!

And last but not least, number 2000 himself:

Wordpress  Whize
Minimalistic theme for WordPress, supports widgets, gravatars – xhtml & css valid. Thanks Gerrit & Robert!
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  • 25
  • Mar

Amsterdamn goes version 3

Today is a day of change. Daylight Savings Time has begun, and we all know what that means : The summer is coming. The following months will be all about innovations and transitions for Amsterdamn.org and myself. And if you ask me, this asks for a new theme. So without further adue , I’m proud to present Amsterdamn Version 3.

I will also try to invest more time in writing, i seem to have neglected that aspect ( of the website ). last year it was all about the releases, this year, however, i will try to write more about things concerning wordpess for example and other things that tickle my fancy.

Without further ado, Amsterdamn version 3!

Leave a comment and let me know what you think of the new design…….

( Also please leave a comment if you find an error.)

Wordpress Themes since 2005

  • 25
  • Mar

Release of the WordPress Banksy theme

This is a new WordPress theme by me. I have been working on this theme the last few weeks. And it’s a bit different than the other themes that I did. I tried to use a new style for my theme. I hope you like it.

Wordpress theme Banksy

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Let me know how it looks! I’m a bit afraid that it doesn’t look that great at smaller resolutions.

  • 24
  • Mar

Different forms of corporations

This is a short overview concerning different forms of corporations…

A TRADITIONAL CORPORATION: You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull. Your herd multiplies, and the economy grows. You sell them and retire on the income.

AN AMERICAN CORPORATION: You have two cows. You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows. You are surprised when the cow drops dead.

A FRENCH CORPORATION: You have two cows. You go on strike because you want three cows.

A JAPANESE CORPORATION: You have two cows. You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk. You then create clever cow cartoon images called Cowkimon(tm) and market them world-wide.

A GERMAN CORPORATION: You have two cows. You re-engineer them so they live for 100 years, eat once a month, and milk themselves.

A BRITISH CORPORATION: You have two cows. Both are mad.

AN ITALIAN CORPORATION: You have two cows, but you don’t know where they are. You break for lunch.

A RUSSIAN CORPORATION: You have two cows. You count them and learn you have five cows. You count them again and learn you have 42 cows. You count them again and learn you have 12 cows. You stop counting cows and open another bottle of vodka.

A SWISS CORPORATION: You have 5000 cows, none of which belong to you. You charge others for storing them.

A HINDU CORPORATION: You have two cows. You worship them.

A CHINESE CORPORATION: You have two cows. You have 300 people milking them. You claim full employment, high bovine productivity, and arrest the newsman who reported the numbers.

ENRON CORPORATION — You have two cows. You sell three of them to your publicly listed company, using letters of credit opened by your brother-in-law at the bank, then execute a debt/equity swap with an associated general offer so that you get all four cows back, with a tax exemption for five cows. The milk rights of the six cows are transferred via an intermediary to a Cayman Island company secretly owned by the majority shareholder who sells the rights to all seven cows back to your listed company. The annual report says the company owns eight cows, with an option on one more. Sell one cow to buy a new president of the United States, leaving you with nine cows. No balance sheet provided with the release. The public buys your bull.

ARTHUR ANDERSON, LLC CORPORATION: You have 2 cows. You shred all documents that Enron has any cows, take 2 cows from Enron for payment for consulting the cows, and attest that Enron has 9 cows.

  • 24
  • Mar

New batch of themes

Here are some new themes that have been uploaded in the meanwhile since I posted the last batch of WordPress themes.

TechBlog
This theme has a real web 2.0 look to it. You could use it for you tech blog that uses WordPress.

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Inspired by Digg & TSX  1
Rather simple design, but if that’s what you are looking for then it rocks.

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Patratelu' Rosu  2.0

Lovely usage of colours

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Patratelu' Rosu  1.0
Nice and compact design, you can change the header if you want to.

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While we’re at it: I’m currently busy with a new design for Amsterdamn. The current look and feel doesn’t do it for me anymore. Stay tuned for the third version of Amsterdamn.

  • 23
  • Mar

WordPress Themes Frenzy

I will be plugging other WordPress theme creators as of today. Thanks to the new users on the themes.wordpress.net website there has been a huge amount of new themes. This is a good development for the community. But it also has some cons. The “good” themes don’t get noticed anymore because they are on page 2 after ~12 hours. I will take a look at the themes and give you a quick overview which themes are worth using. If you are willing to help me with creating the list: leave a comment.

Anyways, here we go:

Furry Palms  1.0
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Redox  1.0
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BloggingPro Theme - No Plugins  1.2
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Cleaker  2.1
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BlueSteel 2.0

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We just started doing this, therefore we decided to start with the first 5 pages and work our way up.

 

 

 

 

 

  • 17
  • Mar

WordPress Green theme

WordPress Green is a new theme by Amsterdamn for weblogs that are using WordPress. We have been working on the theme for a couple of weeks now and this is the final result. If you find an error or something like that: please let us know.  Basically it’s a very sleek theme for WordPress.  It supports widgets, gravatars. And it’s ofcourse xhtml & css valid!

Wordpress Green

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