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You know what sucks…

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… waking up at 6 in the morning, because you hear a certain sound you associate with water that’s coming under high pressure from a tap.

Weird pc issues…

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I’ve been having a weird issue with the motherboard on my pc. The first time you boot it in a day, it was very likely to freeze on you – either after the USB started flopping on and off, or the sound starting cracking, and so on… not very fun. Solution: power off the power supply for a minute, power it back on, and it would be good to go for the rest of the day. It’s not an unknown issue (see t...

Spam!

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Woohoo! Another milestone reached:

Coffee and tea in Ghent!

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Yesterday, when walking through Ghent, we discovered a new shop specialised in coffee and tea: Simon Lévelt on the Kleine Vismarkt (nr. 5) in Ghent. It’s a small shop easily passed, but really worth a visit.

R.I.P. Arthur C. Clarke and Hugo Claus

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Yesterday, Arthur C. Clarke, author of 2001: A Space Oddysey” and other great works, passed away at the age of 90. He’ll be sorely missed both by the science community and the millions of fans he had.

R.I.P. Gary Gygax

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On the 4th of March 2008, Gary Gygax – creator of D&D, which laid the basis for the tabletop RPG’s as we know them today – passed away, age 69.

NAS Project

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I “recently” ordered (after doing some research) a Raidsonic Icybox NAS (full model: IB-NAS4220-B). I chose it because of:

The Nerd Handbook

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A nerd needs a project because a nerd builds stuff. All the time. Those lulls in the conversation over dinner? That’s the nerd working on his project in his head.

Dirk Gently on the BBC

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BBC 4 Radio is running Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency as an audiobook series!

It’s oh so quiet…

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Yeah, yeah, I know, that title is about the lamest I could come up with. It’s appropriate though – since yesterday evening the main source of background noise when my pc is on is no longer my pc! I finally decided to get that noisebucket tamed, after hearing my brother-in-law’s new computer (or better, the lack of hearing it).

Lulzkat tranlashun!

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Wanna learn Lolcatian? Then try the lolcat translator!

Motorola V3

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A few weeks back I finally decided to get me (yet another…) new phone.. and I decided on the Motorola V3. Coming from using a multitude of phones from different vendors, this one took me the longest to get used to. It has a different style phonebook, the menu system is totally different, … Intuitive, yet different. The manual, on the other hand, is totally crap. Half of the things aren’t explai...

Farewell, dear mouse!

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… and on this fair day, my trusty ‘old’ USB Logitech optical mouse ceased to process electrical inputs.. henceforth it shall go to silicon heaven with all the other mice and electrical appliances.

Old hardware!

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Had the pleasure of installing a good old box (pentium 200 with 64mb of ram and a 2gb disk) for a friend of mine who gives them to the lesser fortunate ppl. Was actually quite fun, since I didn’t remember half of the things i should have… typical. Must say that obsolete operatingsystems work quite nicely on obsolete hardware ;p