Category Archives: in English

Bonjour de France

Found today at the local supermarket: camembert in a tin. French camembert, from PrĂ©sident, a leading brand. In a tin. And it’s called “Bonjour de France”. If the subtext isn’t obvious to you, it’s because you’re not French. It’s: “Hello … Continue reading

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Indiana Jones Title Generator

Indiana Jones and theTempleChaliceMosqueKingdomChestof theCrystalGoldenWoodenCheesyLostEternalDoom SkullFertilityChestDestinyYouthMarketing Don’t worry, this form does absolutely nothing. And I don’t know why wordpress doesn’t format it all on one line, but I’m not in the mood for CSS love.

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Dad, please drop the hat

The old motif for the ‘footpath’ sign had to be changed – not for the sake of modernization, but because the man in the hat holding hands with the little girl suggests a possible abduction rather than a father taking … Continue reading

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Excoffizer!

Another graphics hack which generates an abstract picture from another, inspired by Roger Excoffon‘s work. See example below and more here. Play with it online on this site, or download the php code and run it on your machine. [tags]svg, … Continue reading

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Textorized in DUB

I wasn’t allowed to talk about it before, but now I can: my “textorizer 2” has been used to generate the murals that decorate the newly opened Pier D at Dublin Airport. I was contacted by SOM a few months … Continue reading

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Textorizer back

A web version of textorizer 2 is now available. No more compiling C code (and no more people asking me to do it for them, hopefully). Just fill out the form, press the button and voilĂ . And now that most … Continue reading

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Po-Mo BS

Whereas men have sex organs that protrude and become rigid, women have openings that leak menstrual blood an vaginal fluids . . . From this perspective it is no wonder that science has not been able to arrive at a … Continue reading

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Zen and the art of avoiding boredom on a bike

Let’s face it, cycling is boring. And on your own, doubly so. And in Holland, quadruply so. And apparently I’m immune to the alleged high you get from the hypothetical endorphin your body supposedly produces when you exercise. So what’s … Continue reading

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You think that XHTML vs. HTML5 is a standards war?

I therefore challenge Mr Westinghouse to meet me in the presence of competent electrical experts and take through the body the alternating current while I take through mine a continuous current. The alternating current must have not less than 300 … Continue reading

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The Slug

My needs for a home server are simple: always on, accessible from anywhere, a shell that allows me to be permanently on using screen in order to store data and backups, run irssi for IRC, bitlbee for IM, and a … Continue reading

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