Saturday, September 09, 2006

Hoge kijkcijfers voor nieuw wasprogramma

De Knollen kwamen hem vanmorgen brengen: De Miele Wasautomaat W 3985 WPS Navitronic. Alles electronisch en een speciaal sportkledingprogramma. De bijpassende droger past er mooi bij.
We hebben de hele dag gewassen.

Heel Nederland in hoge resolutie op Google Earth.

Just today it has been discovered Google has pushed out a new update to its aerial and satellite photos for Google Maps (Google Earth hasn't been updated yet). So far, we have discovered new high res photos in California, Texas, New Hampshire, Conn., NC, and the Netherlands. Check this blog for a updating list.

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Veritas Airways



Uit The Economist van deze week:

“GOOD morning, ladies and gentlemen. We are delighted to welcome you aboard Veritas Airways, the airline that tells it like it is. Please ensure that your seat belt is fastened, your seat back is upright and your tray-table is stowed. At Veritas Airways, your safety is our first priority. Actually, that is not quite true: if it were, our seats would be rear-facing, like those in military aircraft, since they are safer in the event of an emergency landing. But then hardly anybody would buy our tickets and we would go bust.

The flight attendants are now pointing out the emergency exits. This is the part of the announcement that you might want to pay attention to. So stop your sudoku for a minute and listen: knowing in advance where the exits are makes a dramatic difference to your chances of survival if we have to evacuate the aircraft. Also, please keep your seat belt fastened when seated, even if the seat-belt light is not illuminated. This is to protect you from the risk of clear-air turbulence, a rare but extremely nasty form of disturbance that can cause severe injury. Imagine the heavy food trolleys jumping into the air and bashing into the overhead lockers, and you will have some idea of how nasty it can be. We don't want to scare you. Still, keep that seat belt fastened all the same.

Your life-jacket can be found under your seat, but please do not remove it now. In fact, do not bother to look for it at all. In the event of a landing on water, an unprecedented miracle will have occurred, because in the history of aviation the number of wide-bodied aircraft that have made successful landings on water is zero. This aircraft is equipped with inflatable slides that detach to form life rafts, not that it makes any difference. Please remove high-heeled shoes before using the slides. We might as well add that space helmets and anti-gravity belts should also be removed, since even to mention the use of the slides as rafts is to enter the realm of science fiction.

Please switch off all mobile phones, since they can interfere with the aircraft's navigation systems. At least, that's what you've always been told. The real reason to switch them off is because they interfere with mobile networks on the ground, but somehow that doesn't sound quite so good. On most flights a few mobile phones are left on by mistake, so if they were really dangerous we would not allow them on board at all, if you think about it. We will have to come clean about this next year, when we introduce in-flight calling across the Veritas fleet. At that point the prospect of taking a cut of the sky-high calling charges will miraculously cause our safety concerns about mobile phones to evaporate.

On channel 11 of our in-flight entertainment system you will find a video consisting of abstract imagery and a new-age soundtrack, with a voice-over explaining some exercises you can do to reduce the risk of deep-vein thrombosis. We are aware that this video is tedious, but it is not meant to be fun. It is meant to limit our liability in the event of lawsuits.

Once we have reached cruising altitude you will be offered a light meal and a choice of beverages—a word that sounds so much better than just saying ‘drinks’, don't you think? The purpose of these refreshments is partly to keep you in your seats where you cannot do yourselves or anyone else any harm. Please consume alcohol in moderate quantities so that you become mildly sedated but not rowdy. That said, we can always turn the cabin air-quality down a notch or two to help ensure that you are sufficiently drowsy.

After take-off, the most dangerous part of the flight, the captain will say a few words that will either be so quiet that you will not be able to hear them, or so loud that they could wake the dead. So please sit back, relax and enjoy the flight. We appreciate that you have a choice of airlines and we thank you for choosing Veritas, a member of an incomprehensible alliance of obscure foreign outfits, most of which you have never heard of. Cabin crew, please make sure we have remembered to close the doors. Sorry, I mean: ‘Doors to automatic and cross-check’. Thank you for flying Veritas.”

Friday, September 08, 2006

Tuur

In onze serie Bokser foto's vandaag een nieuwe aanwinst van fotograaf Ruud van der Peijl: Regilio Tuur. Ik weet niet of ie al uit de gevangenis is inmiddels, maar ondertussen hangt ie mooi bij ons in de gang...

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Marque goes surfing




Vandaag de traditionele funda barbeque. We waren te gast bij Aloha beach in Wijk aan Zee. Vliegeren (heet tegenwoordig "Kiten") en bodysurfen stonden vandaag met een Noord Afrikaanse Grill maaltijd op het programma. Het weer was goed, de wind heel hard en het eten heel acceptabel.

Hydroxycut

Nu de muscletech stack periode voorbij is (kan nog niet zeggen of het gewerkt heeft) is het tijd voor een nieuw supplement: Hydroxycut. Het moet mijn vetpercentage omlaag brengen. Er zit met name cafeine in: ben al behoorlijk aan het hyperen... :-)

Oneindig veel aliassen op je Gmail adres


Als je een plus teken (+) achter je Gmail adres zet met daarachter een beduidend woord (bv. hendrik@gmail.com wordt hendrik+telegraaf@gmail.com) en je dat emailadres gebruikt voor al je correspondentie met de telegraaf kan je het eruit filteren als de telegraaf besluit je te gaan spammen o.i.d.

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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Oops!

Voortaan toch maar voorrang geven aan lijn 16... Zo te zien rijdt ie namelijk gewoon dwars over en door je heen.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Shelby

Probeer tijdens de vakantie in de VS in oktober een Ford Mustang Shelby te regelen. Tot nu toe nog geen resultaat.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Mangel

Ben vanochtend weer flink door de mangel gehaald door Sander... de supplementen van MuscleTech zijn op en ik moet het nu op eigen kracht doen. Voorlopig merk ik nog geen verschil... :-))

Gmail als een MP3 jukebox

Je kunt je Gmail account ook als jukebox gebruiken: Gmail herkend een mp3 als bijlage en toont een de Google Video style player die vervolgens je mp3 streamt van de Gmail server.

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Sunday, September 03, 2006

Reason revisited

Nadat ik weer begonnen ben met Reason heb ik flink de smaak te pakken. Besloten om de Korg Karma te verkopen en de Korg Kontrol49 aan te schaffen. De Kontrol49 is een (de naam zegt het al) controller ipv een synthesizer als de Karma. Het ding maakt geen muziek zelf maar stuurt Reason aan en door middel van de controls kan je het pakket veel beter besturen dan via een muis. Het heeft 49 (4 octaven) "echte" toetsen en leuke drumpadjes.
Ik laat de Kontrol49 via Internet uit Frankrijk komen want dat scheelde 25%...
Ondertussen blijf ik nog even aanmodderen.

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