New Springsteen Coming

Got very exciting news in the mail today: Bruce Springsteen is releasing a new album called Devils and Dust on April 26. The rumors about it were very strong the last couple of weeks, but still the announcement today came as a bit of a surprise. Probably because I’m no longer closely involved with a fan club.

The new album is going to be followed by a world tour. And guess what: I’m going to go see a bunch of shows. I Can’t hardly wait for it! Bring on the music.

Learing to blog

I’m stilling figuring out how this blog script works. Found some problems that I need to sort out. Can’t get my head around it for the moment.

It seems there was a bug in the blog script. Found a bug fix for it, installed it and all is fine again. And with the update to the latests version of the script, I can now use the same header image as on my actual website.

Testing the New Server

I remember now why I hate server moves: there is always something that goes wrong, there is always a script somewhere that doesn’t work. Solved most of the problems yesterday, but some still remain. I’m sure that I’ll have everything fixed by the end of the week though.

Server Move

It has finally happened: VICTORIE.com has moved to a new webserver, with support for PHP, Perl and MySQL. Therefore, I can run a PHP-based blog on the server. I found simple blog software on Sourceforge. With this easy way of sharing my thoughts with the world, you’ll be hearing a lot more from me in the future.

Best Wishes for 2005

We at VICTORIE.com wish our family and friends a very happy 2005!

And to all our visitors: we wish you and your family a successful and happy 2005. May this year bring you good health and make all your dreams come true.

New Wallpaper Format

During the minor update of last week, we’ve added a new wallpaper format for some of our wallpapers. The new format–1680 x 1050 pixels–will fit most wide screens monitors that you’ll find on some of the newer models of laptops. See our wallpaper page for downloads.

Minor Update

We’re in the middle of a minor update. We’ve made some changes to the page layout to ensure browser compatibility and faster loading.

And with our photo gallery at gallery.victorie.com fully operational, we’re moving all the photos accross. We will link directly to the galleries overthere.

(VfC) Vote for Change

I just got back from a week in Orlando, FL, where he went to see a concert by Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band. They were performing at the TD Waterhouse Center together with R.E.M. to support the Vote for Change organization. Vote for Change urges US Citizens to go and vote… for John Kerry. Artist like Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M., Bonnie Raitt, Pearl Jam and the Dixie Chick are the spearhead of a very large group of people in the US and all over the world that feel a change of leadership is needed to make the world a safer place.

And while in the area, he visited Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island National Refuge and Canaveral National Seashore. Of course, I didn’t travel without his camera. Here is some impressions of the trip.

(VfC) Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge

Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge and Canaveral National Seashore: 227 photos. After yesterday’s excitement–my ears still ring–I had a quiet day at a national park and a wildlife park just north of Kennedy Space Center. Had an amazing view of the VAB building and Launch Complex 39, so I took another series of photos there. But I spent most of my day hiking and photographing wildlife: over 100 shots of manatees in the wild, a few alligators and some dragonflies. To top it all of I had dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe in Universal Studios Resort and did some night shots there.