Buitenland

While driving between Sint-Niklaas and Mechelen yesterday, we stumbled upon a road sign which said 'Buitenland' (foreign country). At first, I thought this was a joke, because I didn't know there was a town in Belgium named after that. I can imagine the conversations going on between someone actually living there and someone not knowing about this. I wouldn't believe it untill I'd see the passport, but then again, the address isn't mentioned on the new electronic passports if remember correctly - haven't got mine yet. Anyway, I'd love to live there one day! I guess in the excitement of this sign we somehow missed the junction to Mechelen - I really should consider buying a GPS in my car - and ended up on the A12 untill we saw the Atomium. Luckily we still were on time to see the last concert of the Crab Four on Maanrock in Mechelen, the best one I've seen till now. Rumours are they might come back but with a completely new set, but you haven't heard this from me ok?

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music, village

Daydream Nation

Hearing the intro of Teen Age Riot twice because Lee Ranaldo managed to mix up the structure of the song thus making his other band members confused is forgivable. 20 years have passed since Daydream Nation was recorded, so we give the guy a break. Anyhow, it was a joy - standing at only 10 meters from stage - to see and hear Sonic Youth perform the entire album. And although I didn't see many other bands playing at Pukkelpop this year, the money was enormously well spent. Maybe it's time to start a petition to ask them to perform Goo on their next tour?

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music

Mpatshi exhibition

Eva "Mpatshi" Vanrysselberghe is giving her first exhibition this weekend in Zevergem. You can see a selection of her own drawings in all sizes. There's also a small tv-screen on which you can see her in action while she's setting a tattoo. So, if you like pencil art, drop by and don't forget your wallet of course! More info on mpatshi.be

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exhibition

Gui time

After programming for 5 years with VIM and 4 (or more) terminals constantly open on my desktop, I switched to bluefish editor nowadays. I'm still not sure if I work faster with it - agree, copy/paste between files is a timesaver - but at least my colleagues are happy they hear that annoying bell less everytime tabbing wants to give me options. I tried Eclipse first because the svn plugin would really save me more time, but eclipse didn't really ran smooth on my box. Luckily, I have RapidSVN and in combination with trac we are really starting to have a real professional environment at work.

Of course, when someone comes to my desk asking me something, I open up a terminal and start typing like hell; I can't destroy my cool hacker image right ?

I still have one issue at work now: I recently connected a second screen and the only program not running ok was ioquake. The fps on my Fedora 6 box dropped dramatically when I tried to humiliate my colleagues once again. If anyone has solutions or tips to optimize this, let me know.

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interface, work

Losing an entire post

I just lost an entire post about the Gentse feesten and I'm a bit lazy to try again. So I'll just mention the most important thing: if you ever have the chance to see de Nieweirds, go watch and have a fun evening!

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humor, music

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