Archief voor May, 2005
In the past few weeks there were a lot of reports about drunk drivers crashing their cars and/or killing innocent people. This article for example showed up in my RSS-reader today.
My opinion? People who drink and drive are retarded. People who think they don’t drive worse when they’re drunk are also retarded. People who think that as long as they’re not drunk and “able to drive” (whatever that is) driving is OK are retarded.
People who do not agree are very retarded.
How hard is it to let someone else drive? To agree on who’s not going to drink when going out in a group? To call a taxi? To call a friend or relative? It’s all very unimportant to most people as long as people THEY love don’t get hurt or killed in an accident with a drunk driver. The thought of that happening to a loved one makes me very mad.
Drink or drive.
May 27th, 2005
This is a commercial you can see on Belgian television, on TMF. Seppe explains Daan how to hit on a girl by putting 10 gherkins up his ass. Just watch the movieclip here on the mobile factory site.
Adriaan Van Den Hoof, one of my heroes…
Baby, come into my arms for kissing the love all night long…
Source: The Martians Are Coming
May 25th, 2005
I got this by RSS, the only reason I read this newspaper (by RSS) is because it is the only one in Belgium with descent RSS support (that I know of).
“Het Laatste Nieuws” writes:
De nieuwe elektronische identiteitskaart bevat schrijffouten. Boven de pasfoto op het kaartje staan drie bogen, waar in vier talen acht keer de naam van ons land gedrukt staat. Maar in plaats van de Duitse schrijfwijze ‘Belgien’ staat er ‘Belgine’. Het Engelse ‘Belgium’ is ‘Belguim’ geworden. Geen dommigheden, maar volgens Luc Vanneste, directeur-generaal van het rijksregister Binnenlandse Zaken, opzettelijke schrijffouten om vervalsers een hak te zetten.
De nieuwe ID-kaart bevat nog een aantal fouten, maar die informatie kan niet vrijgegeven worden. Het systeem van opzettelijke fouten komt uit de VS overgewaaid. (Belga)
Translated to English that would sound like this:
The new electronic identity card (EID) contains spelling mistakes. Above the picture on the card there are 3 lines, and in those lines the name of our country is written 8 times in 4 different languages. Instead of the German “Belgien” the card spells “Belgine”. The English “Belgium” has become “Belguim”. No mistakes, says Luc Vanneste, president of the organisation that creates and distributes the cards, the spelling mistakes were made on purpose to tackle falsifiers.
The new ID-card contains some other errors, but that information can not be published. The idea of putting in errors on purpose comes from the US. (Belga)
Suuuuuure, it is…
May 24th, 2005
Some friends and me shot some footage a few months ago in Belgium (Wemmel to be more precise) of Ice (aka Dieter) on his CBR 600 F (or is it CBR600F?). I was going to make some short movies but it took a little longer than expected. Anyway, here is movie number one (mostly starring Ice, Daan and cush_).
If anyone should care, here’s some extended info:
- I made this using Adobe Premiere
- the song you hear is “Benjamin Bates - Whole”
- the best quality version of this movie (DV AVI) is 403 megabytes
- the rendering of this file took about 8 minutes on my P4 2 GHz with 512 DDR RAM laptop
- the movie was shot in Wemmel and on the Ring (R0)
- at the time this movie was shot, Lieve was still amongst us
- I have a lot of footage left to make more movies, including me with a lot of drifting, Daan in his car (starring in this movie), Dieter doing
dangerous stuff with petrol and fire, …
- instead of doing this I should be studying for my exams (in a few days) or writing my thesis
May 20th, 2005
I don’t remember where I read it (I read a lot), so if someone thinks I should credit him of her please comment and I will. Here’s a preview of Killzone 2 on the Play Station 3. It looks nice, about 15 megabytes, download here.
I remember, I read it on KiwiWeb.
May 20th, 2005
Yesterday was awesome. We drove 82km to Acoz (a little town near Charleroi in Belgium) because the Gumball 3000 race was passing there. The racers were going to spend the night at the Castle of Acoz (Chateau d’Acoz), but there was no way to reach it for us, the roads were blocked and there was people everywhere.
The racers were expected between 11pm and 2am, and they estimated about 3.000 visitors would come to Acoz. Well, they were wrong, we were 10 of the 15.000 visitors, and Acoz was flooded by cars.
The cops were prepared though, 70.000 vehicles were checked, 7.000 of them were speeding (51 Gumballers) and 21 had to pay their tickets right away. 18 people had their driverslicence revoked, and some were speeding at over 220 km/h (which is pretty slow for Gumballers).
We were there, we took some pictures and filmed a bit. I’ll post ‘em soon.
May 15th, 2005
I think we’ve lost the battle.
May 13th, 2005