BBC NEWS | UK | Real lessons from virtual battle

BBC NEWS | UK | Real lessons from virtual battle.

This is pretty cool. The Military Simulator they are playing here, is of couse none other than Bohemia Interactive’s Virtual Battlefield 2

Any Tachitical Battle sim fanatic, of course instantly recognises the engine, as that used in the original Operation Flashpoint (which was amazing, as where its even more amazing addons), and its successor, Armed Assault (which was less so, due to its poorly developed single player campaign)

Domino’s screwing me

Domino’s – Menukaart.

What the FUCK is up with Domino’s Pizza in Leidschendam?!
(for the spiders’ benefit, I am talking about the Filiaal Leidschendam, Damplein 16

First I found out, at 10:05pm that they are not longer open till 11:00pm, as they have been for the 7 years I have lived here, but till 10:00pm. Then today I get charged 10.50 euros for a Medium Hot and Spicy, while 3 weeks ago, it was 9.50, again, as it had been for years.

And of course the delivery guy swears its never been different.

I usually have a 10 euro note on me, so that was always convenient for Pizza + tip. Now its not only a slower transaction at the door, due to the change having to be counted out, it inconvenieces me to have a single note, plus 50 cents lying around perpetually.

Fuck this.

Klingon knife scares the crap out of dumb British scandal-sheet

Gedeeld door Jemimus

Whahhaha!! The next thing we need now, is someone to actually go out and murder someone using a betleH. Think of the headlines! For a cool overview of other Klingon weapons:
You can buy replicas of ALL of these, btw. The one features in this new article is a pretty bad replica, btw.

Piss-poor scandal-sheet The Daily Mail has a hilariously breathless account of a giant stainless steel Klingon fighting-knife received by police during a knife-amnesty; to hear them tell of it hooded thugs are roaming the streets with Klingon duelling swords looking for little old ladies to terrorise.

A spokesman for police in Gloucester, where it was surrendered, said: “It is a particularly nasty weapon that can, literally, take someone’s head off. We are very glad it is off the streets and we want more weapons handed in.”

The blade is believed to be a stainless-steel copy of a Klingon weapon used in the science fiction series Star Trek. “It’s an extremely dangerous weapon,” said a martial arts expert last night.

Lethal Star Trek blade seized in knives amnesty

(via JWZ)

Microsoft Photosynth

Ok, this is teh win!

Microsoft have finally released an end-user usable version of Photosynth, their amazing photo manipulation and 3D enviroment modeling software.

First, you should watch this presentation at TED if you are unfamliar with the technology, its kinda mind blowing:


So with my new Camera in hand, I have spent the last 2 days putting together some Synths.

Making a good Synth, that incorperates all the pictures you took, takes some practice! You just have to make sure that every pic you take, overlaps with about 2/3rds of another pic. That way the software will be able to detect that picstures connect to others.

Here are 3 embeds of Synths I made, you will need to Photosynth plugin to view them. As you see, it doesnt matter where the pics come from. The third Synth I made is made with screenshots from World of Warcraft.



New Camera: Canon G9

So my trusty xsus 70 camera was stolen just before we went on holiday. It was most likely grabbed right out of my luggage at Schiphol.

For a while now, I had been playing with the idea of getting a new, somewhat more sophisticated camera. A DSLR would be a little over the top, but a camera where I could at least manually ajust things like Shutter speed and the like, should be possible.

And indeed it was. The Canon G9 (review at is just about the best “point and shoot” camera you can get. It has a feauture set pretty close to a proper DSLR but only a about a hundred euros more than your average Digital Ixus, and the like.

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Its gonna take a while for me to learn how to use this properly. Already I have learnt a lot more than I knew about Focal Lengths, Apertures, ISO valies, F-numbers, etc.

Some pictures I have made so far:

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Proud of this one, my first high-speed shot:

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Today I moved to new hosting at, the hosting company run by my friend Greftek.

I needed to move it away from hosting at DarkstarLLC because I am transferring that account to someone else, because of the Haven guild’s Teamspeak server.

When I was an officer in Haven, I purshased Teamspeak hosting for the guild at Darkstar. At some point, I was offered free webhosting there aswell, and I moved on there earlier this year.

But the renew of the Teamspeak hosting is coming up, and I am not gonna pay for another year, as I am not associated with that guild anymore. I am transferring the account to another officer.

But that means i had to move the blog too 🙂

Holiday in Rome Pics

The first week of August me and Lia spent a week in Rome. We had an amazing time. Its a truly beautifull city, and an amazing concentration of history and art.
We had a hotel right in the center on the Via del Corso main road, in walking distance of just about every major item in the city.



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Trevi Fountain: 

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Columns beloning to the temple of Hadrian: 

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The amazingly impressive and massive Pantheon. We had dinner in front of it several evenings, and what a view to have.

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The beautiful Chiesa della Maddalena:

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Spanish Steps:

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View from the Pencian Hill:

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Looking down on Piazza del Popolo:

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Having lunch at Place Navona:

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Visiting the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, including the Palantine hill:

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Palantine Hill and the Domitian Palace

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Arch of Titus:

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Temple of Romulus with its original bronze doors.

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The wackey Temple of Antonidus and Faustina:

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Ruins of the Temple of Saturn:

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The Roman forum was the seat of power in Rome, the bastion of politics and business.

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Arch of Septimius Severus:

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Piazza Campidoglio:

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Vittorio Emmanuele Monument:

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Visiting the Vatican:

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St. Peters Basilica:

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Vatican Museums:

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Sistine Chapel:

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The hotelroom was supplied with free internet, plasma TV, and a laptop. I had to hack myself admin rights to clear the laptop of malware first. We left it completely up to date and protected, hehe.

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Icecream at the world famous Giolitti’s 

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She didnt know untill seconds after the picture was taken 😉

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