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John K's animation for Weird Al's video

Me <3 Weird Al's music, and I really like his latest videoclips. Check this material out too :)

Kid Sphere Hotel in Belgium [Atomium upgrade]

Ah, so that's what they did to that ol' Atomium. Looks a lot better than what we saw when we visited some years ago

Overjoyed Saints Fans Tear Roof Off Reopened Superdome

Fun read about the aftermath from "the first professional football game to take place in the newly renovated Superdome since Hurricane Katrina"

Remember: it's The Onion ;)

Fossil Adds Bluetooth, Style To Techie Watches

Talking about that personal network, these watches would blend in too. Be it they're a tad *too* geeky ;)

Yoggie's mini-computer offloads security duties

Nice little Linux computer, doing firewall, VPN, antivirus, -spam etc stuff. However, it looks quite powerful and hackable. /me awaits the first webservers running on the thing

Logitech officially unveils FreePulse headphones

Hm, completely wireless stereo headphones. Interesting for a personal area network

Zombie Rights March Protested by Pirates

The zombies' signs in the march included badly spelled slogans such as "Mairage = 1 Zombie + 1 Zombie", "More Binifits for Zombie Vets in Our Necronomoconomy", "Brains...The Other White Meat", "We're here, we're dead, get used to it!" and "Zombies Was People Too."

Fun, fun :)

Sony Reader PRS-500 hands-on + Connect Reader screenshots

An e-book reader with ePaper. Screen looks *really* nice, but what's up with that "synching" [will that work for non-windows pc's?] and DRMed books?

Koss introduces Cobalt Bluetooth headphones

Bluetooth 2 wireless headphones. Hm, part of my personal network?

New Theme, Old Problem

Firefox 2 features a new theme. With a new look for its tabs. A look that doesn't blend in with the rest of your environment. What's up with that?

[Dutch] Baby overleeft val van vier hoog

A 10 months young baby boy fell from the fourth floor of the flat opposite ours. It survived [didn't even break anything], but it shook things up quite a bit; why did he fall out of the window, where he was supposed to sleep in his bed? Got some nice view on the trauma helicopter, which thankfully wasn't needed. Pics follow :)

Powerbook G4 12''/17" Commercial - Big And Small

Quite funny commercial, where Yao Ming [a 2,26 meter tall asiatic basketball player], whips out his 12" Powerbook, while "Mini-me" shows off his 17"

Debian Inquirer: Debian and Diebold join forces

The Debian Project has chosen Diebold as its official preferred electronic voting provider. This move comes at an opportune moment since the project has several votes coming up.

Please read the whole story. Then grin and wonder why "real life" electronic voting still sucks that much, and what the Debian project does right

They that can give up general purpose computers for the sake of a little eye candy

"They that can give up general purpose computers for the sake of a little eye candy deserve neither computers nor eye candy"

True words, and check out the accompanying logo

[Dutch] 'Ambtenaren saboteren ICT voor miljoenen euro's'

Hm, civil servants sabotaging ICT projects because they don't want something to change or have other plans on their agenda. What's it with clerks and work anyway? :)

Interview with Joel Spolsky from Joel on Software

Old [2004-09-20], but interesting audio link

Hotel Bed Jumping HQ

... what more to say? :)

Princeton researchers show how to steal an election with Diebold machines

Only costs you about a minute. So far for those *really secure!!!* voting machines. Also, a voting-machine-virus isn't sci-fi, as the Diebold machines all run windows, and are -- if I remember correctly -- networked...

How design works

It really all boils down to [black? :)] magic and some trust from the client to the developer

CodeYard is a playground for students of open source

Ah, so there *are* Dutch school projects encouraging students to participate in OSS and its projects

Military paranoia

Or start a flying school in it ;)

Douglas Adams's 1990 BBC doc on hypertext, with Tom Baker

Douglas Adams hosts his 1990 BBC documentary on hypertext, Hyperland, in which he talks about early hypertext efforts at the Media Lab, the state of the Xanadu project, the history of Vannevar bush, etc. It's quite funny, and almost entirely disconnected from the hypertext that actually took hold in the world: the Web.

US Journalist charged with videotaping "critical national security structure"

On August 22, for LinkTV and Democracy Now! we videotaped the thousands of Katrina evacuees still held behind a barbed wire in a trailer park encampment a hundred miles from New Orleans. It's been a year since the hurricane and 73,000 POW's (Prisoners of W) are still in this aluminum ghetto in the middle of nowhere.

Lawbot: open expert system for legal "advice"

Interesting way of automating legal "advice" by using a decision-tree and providing a means to plug holes in the law

USPTO encloses 10MB of porn with trademark rejection

And you already thought the patent system was fucked up? ;)

Sitescore: how well does your website score

Tool that tests a website on various criteria [accessibility, design, fame-on-google etc]

[Dutch] Extra-volle maansverduistering

Interesting piece on the partial lunar eclipse earlier this evening and about the varying position [distance] of the moon in relation to our planet Earth

Viagra SPAM Recipes

Exactly what the title says


Interesting phenomena: "weblogs" with postings, quotes, blogmarks, pictures all in one overview, "tumbling" over each other so to speak. It's refreshing after all those Kubrick-templated weblogs, but it can grow chaotically [or at least boxy] fast. [Another example, Anarchia]

Diebold Voting Machine hacked in four minutes flat

No need to throw a lot of money on campaigning:

Black Box Voting found that given $12 in tools, four minutes, and a little determination, you can access a Diebold voting machine's memory card, remove and replace it without a trace.

[Video] Philips elektronisch gedicht

Multimedia video from way back, being some kind of electronical poetry. Wordless, but uses synthesizer sounds and colourful animation instead. Intriguing.

Better Desktop

About usability testing of *nix programs

List of IE7 CSS Bug Fixes

Still a lot to go, but it's a start

A Nerd in a Cave

Rand keeps describing situations I see in my daily life. This time the "nerds" sanctuary: his Cave

Japanese Algorithm Dance!

OK, this is so hilariously weird! At about 3:14, there are even ninja's :)

"Joy of thousands"

About the taking in of hand luggage when the terrorist alarm was sound at the airports for flights to the US.

Also, see this comic about contradictions ;)

A wireless hacking computer that can't be hacked

Sweet hacking machine! 8 wifi cards, encrypted file system. And a spiffy yellow suitcase ;)

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