Links to friend and things that interest me 

Here you will find links to some of my friends and to various things that interests me. Unfortunately this page needs a bit of updating.


Language related

  • Taal in Nederland (Language in the Netherlands) A website dedicated to the regional languages and dialects of the Netherlands;
  • Lowlands-L An e-mail discussion list for people who share an interest in the languages and cultures of the Lowlands;
  • Lowlands Talk An introduction to the language varieties of the Lowlands (Dutch and Danish translations available);
  • Johan Veenstra Low Saxon author (in the dialect of Stellingwerf, the Netherlands).

Computer related

  • Gnome GNOME is a desktop environment, an intuitive and attractive desktop for end-users, users, and the GNOME development platform, an extensive framework for building applications that integrate into the rest of the desktop. GNOME is free software that strives to be user friendly, accessible and available in a dozen of languages - including minority languages;
  • Mono Project Mono is a comprehensive open source development platform based on the .NET framework that allows developers to build Linux and cross-platform applications with unprecedented productivity. Mono's .NET implementation is based on the ECMA standards for C# and the Common Language Infrastructure;
  • FireFox Browser Firefox is a powerful, free, open source browser that empowers you to browse faster, more safely and more efficiently than with any other browser;
  • Open Office is a free-of-charge open source office suite that in many ways lives up to the quality of the widthly used Microsoft Office.

Where I live and study: Cologne and Groningen


  • Politiken The online version of a great Danish news paper. I read this one every day.