March 22, 2010
|Please do not confuse me with my cousin, another Frans.|
After 4 years we moved to Woerden, where I attended primary and secondary education. For my primary education, I went one year to the R.C. "Pius X" school, four years to the "De Kring" school, a R.C. "Jena plan" school, and finally one year to a public school, the Casemier school. For my secondary education, I attended the F.A.Minkema school, which is now part of the Minkema College (former students). It was while I went to this school, that I became a Christian. In my last years in Woerden, I often visited a bar nick named "Arie thuis".
In 1981, I moved to Enschede (map) to study computer science at the University of Twente. During that time, I also joined a small evangelical church called Evangelische Gemeente Enschede, which became my home church. I graduated in 1986, and remained at the university, continueing the work which I started for my master thesis. (This work contributed to Slade.) For six years I lived at Calslaan 7-1 on the campus. In 1990, I joined a small company called Seki in Enschede, which is now known as Dijkoraad IT.
On October 6, 1993, I got married with Lin Li Xia. We went to Hong Kong and Urumqi, China on our honeymoon.
In the summer of 1994, I started working with the ESPRIT TransCoop project at the University of Twente. On October 14, 1994, Annabel, our daughter was born in Enschede.
On Monday, February 20, 1995, I wrote the first entry of my online diary.
I started working as a software engineer at a company. On October 7, 1997, Andy, our son was born.
On fools day 1999, I started working with another company in Almelo. The last day I worked there was July 5, 2001.
On July 9, 2001, the first day of the summer-holidays, I started working with a company in Enschede. On December 21, 2001, the first day of the winter, it was taken over by another company. Officially the take over took place on January 1, 2002. It was on February 7, 2002 we moved from our office in Enschede into the office in Hengelo. On March 13, 2002 the company went bankrupt, and on March 19 we were fired by the trustee ("curator"). On April 6, we were informed by some compnay that they bought the product and the rights from the trustee. On April 11 a goodbey party was held. On May 8, 2002 the news came that the customers do not want to continue with the party that took over the software rights. (On August 16, 2002, news came that the mothe company itself also had applied for bankruptcy. On August 22, it was announced that part of the business is continued by another company. But it seems that this company is now gone as well.
On May 15, I started working with a new company, which at that time was located in the KCT building (now officially renamed into "Citadel") at the Campus of the University of Twente. From January 3, 2005, we started working in a new office. From January 2, 2012, we moved to new offices again.
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