Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Freedom of speech is a big thing to me and therefor this post. This has nothing to do with Obama, but hereby I do congratulate personally my fellow-flickr! :-)
Yesterday the Court in Belgium ordered to take out all copies from the market of HUMO, a highly acclaimed magazine with a big satirical background. Now, bad taste or not, this is again a "flagrant infringement on press freedom and freedom of expression, and also to the right of humor and satire." To get the "joke" you really have to be in Belgian Politics, but let's just say in a nutshell this is a reaction on "How good-looking girls got high post "jobs".
Here's the full original text, translated with Google Translate that Humo placed on their website:
"On the orders of the Court, we must all take measures to ensure that Humo of November 4, 2008 is of the market, in all outlets, and this on pain of a penalty payment of 250 euros per copy offered for sale yet. The court held that a photomontage in 'The Hole in the World, "a clearly demarcated satirical column Humo, wrote about the presentation. However, the attentive reader inevitably find that it is an installation in a satirical context is. The proceeding unilaterally petition let us not able to speak at a progressively debate. We have the decision of the court of first instance even through the press should know. Meanwhile, the ruling means and we are obliged Humo at least provisionally to retrieve from the shelves. We consider the third opposition to appeal against the decision. We believe that the ruling and the procedure followed in total mismatch with the intended outcome and the damage Humo and Sanoma Magazines Belgium this encounter. Moreover, we consider this state of affairs as a flagrant infringement on press freedom and freedom of expression, and also to the right of humor and satire.
Nevertheless, we are now calling for the press sellers to immediately Humo all copies of this edition from the shelves to retrieve and no longer to sell."
And just when you thought Belgium was such an example of an "enlightened" state. Personally I wander how HUMO is going to react since it seemed to be a very interesting copy, this week.
Monday, November 3, 2008
I admit it...I'm biased because he's a buddy! of mine on Flickr ;). But anything instead of a horrible repetition of a stage play we've seen before. Remember how Nixon came to power ? Just listen to that woman's voice! You feel the same anger, paranoia, pettiness as Dick had in his days. On top of this she has the intelligence of Reagan at his worst and that same stubbornness we all had to suffer from W!
Now look at this resemblance: already better no? Although Barack resembles more Bill Clinton astrologically (both are Leo) with Lyndon (Virgo) he shares an open inviting look with sharp traits, investigating eyes and a strong yet friendly chin.
I personally believe that Lyndon tried to be good president, but was really "rushed into it" and had to deal with issues he simply had to proceed. I hope that Barack will learn from this.
Hell, I just tell him myself!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Sorry about the fuzz but Flickr does not not seem to except all html.
In the mean time, thanks for visiting...
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
For this recipe you need:
Pizza Dough: Make it yourself (lots of recipes on the net) here is an example. If you don't like the mess there are in the supermarket prepared ones refrigerated. Olive oil to spread around a baking form lightly, only if you want your pizza to stay somewhat soft. Extra tip: Spread also some sea salt at the bottom of that form.
* Tomato sauce lightly seasoned with fried shallot, cardamom and cumin for a distinctive taste.
* Fresh Emmenthal cheese, shredded.
* Mushrooms, sliced, baked in olive oil, with some shallot, lots of garlic, black pepper and oregano. Season to your liking.
* Fresh basil leaves, artichoke hearts, good quality sliced ham & anchovies, fresh or canned.
* Black olives (try the best quality you can get, un-pit them if you must)
while can crunch away the whole lot!
One last note: better put some garlic as well is the tomato sauce too so your partner wont notice your sharp garlic smell afterwards ! ;)
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Anticipation (for the little chair in front) reminding the many accidents models have lately...and because little chairs just might have feelings too...
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Originally uploaded by Cl☼s ... des dunes ! à l'oeuvre de Soeur Emmanuelle ...
This picture and comment was posted by Cl☼s ... des dunes ! on Flickr and being Belgian I was at first* a bit ashamed I never heard of her...She died October 20, 2008 at the age of 99. I never understood what really drives these people so I here's a closer look...
*Correction: I did know her and even saw this on the news, I guess working on the computer and watching TV simultaneously does weird things with your memory...
official site (she really deserves a better one, bad links and stuff)
youtube (her last interview, and other video's: Yalla! pas de stop!)
de morgen (newspaper in Dutch, about the funeral, good picture)
the guardian (review on her memoirs)
la provence (reportage on her funeral, in French)
Courageous, righteous woman, the kind the Church really needs I guess, and It should permit them to marry because : "L'Union fait la Force"! Also, now that I see again that drive it's truly amazing that these kind of persons also always tend to live this long (and in good shape!)
The Power of Belief is a strong medicine...
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Looking up the original from good old Neil on YouTube I've found some surprises: Here's how it should be played (not easy!)
And here how it shouldn't:
Cassandra Wilsons live version
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Finally I found out that Vista has an easy-to-use Screen shot tool, that is situated under Accessories and with the very promising name Sniping Tool. And it's a snitch, the only thing you have to do is of course to make sure that the screen you want to shoot is already open BEFORE you activate this little program. Much is said about Vista, and yes it is slower than XP but it's these features and the look (not the feel) that makes Vista kinda nice to work with.
(to be continued...Time, Time, Time...)
Forum on new programs built into Vista for instance click here
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Makes you wander 'bout your G-mail account huh? Funny things happen there. A few days ago I send an e-mail with ONE word in Greek in it. When I checked my Send Box later, I saw 5 Sidebar adds for Greece next to it !
Monday, September 15, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Much has been said on how it should work and even in relatively simple terms like on Google's own comic-book styled blog but we will have to wait until tomorrow (?) for the look and feel. I just hope they haven't overlooked all the great features of Opera, Safari & Firefox, since these browsers have never been better. Great timing that's for sure...after the launch of IE8, -so far not impressed there-, and Google has actually never disappointed so I think this will be a hit, again...
Thursday, August 21, 2008
If you get bored, check out this.
So far, this one I have found the best: The Moon Phase II
This gadget displays a realistic representation of the Moon and its phase. There are lots of options to control the gadgets size, orientation, opacity etc. Data about the Moon is displayed in a flyout panel, basic data can be displayed on mouse-over. The data can be for a geocentric or topocentric location. It also gives the dates/times of the next new and full Moons, Moon and Sun rise and set times.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
The Freecom Musicpal.
Since the weather is horrible here nowadays and I wasn't ready to take a trip somewhere (yet), I can now go and listen to sunny places like Greece (of course), Costa Rica (great jazz there), The Bahamas, Ghana, speed up my Chinese in Shangai, or just lie on a beach in Japan. If (can you?) ever get bored stream up your music with one touch from your computer to this little wonder. With this you don't want another radio anymore. It's a your longlife Pal. I was very worried when it took a heavy fall when I tripped over it's only power cable, but my pal stayed intact. Set up is remarkably easy and while you are listening you get the RSS you want hovering over the classy display.
Highly Recommended *****
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Zelden nog zo ontroerd geweest tijdens de herhalingen van het journaal, toen Rachel Agnew (zus van) de publieksprijs ontving van de Canvas-collectie. Hoe kan zo'n schuchter, verlegen en nederig meisje zo'n "hoogdravend", "self-mythologized" werk maken ? Hoewel ik het gevoel heb dit al eens gezien te hebben (Liliane Vertesssen comes to mind here) blijft haar frèle vertoning mij door het hoofd spoken. It felt like love....(2B continued)
Rachel Agnew blog
Rachel Agnew website
Sunday, January 27, 2008
With the cheapest new Macbook Air priced at a rediculous 1699 € (same as in dollars!) why not buy this fast-browsing, almost indestructible, innovative and funny lap for a lousy 100 € and make another kid on the other side of the continent happy!
One Laptop Per Child project's XO laptop. This baby packs a lot of punch for a $140 laptop. It's got 433Mhz processor, WiFI, a 1200 x 900px 7.5" display, touchpad, 3 USB ports a neat VGA camera, among other things. It runs a customized version of Linux named Sugar. (Thanks Nilton!)
More real life pictures here!
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
right: Sappho, study drawing for sculpture, made by me around 1986, Ghent, Belgium.
It's a long story envolving Greece, dreams, "voices" and such, but seeing this (sad but expressive) picture again has evoked a desperate wish to finish that statue....
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
No eternal reward will forgive us now
For wasting the dawn.
Back in those days everything was simpler and more confused
One summer night, going to the pier
I ran into two young girls
The blonde one was called freedom
The dark one, enterprise
We talked and they told me this story
Now listen to this...
Ill tell you about texas radio and the big beat
Soft driven, slow and mad
Like some new language
Reaching your head with the cold, sudden fury of a divine messenger
Let me tell you about heartache and the loss of god
Wandering, wandering in hopeless night
Out here in the perimeter there are no stars
Out here we is stoned