woensdag 28 november 2007

To Whom It May Concern:

My name is Eric D. Wilkinson and I am the producer of a small independent film called “Jerome Bixby’s The Man From Earth” (our review).

I am sending you this email after realizing that our website has had nearly 23,000 hits in the last 12 days, much of it coming from your website. In addition, our trailer, both on the www.manfromearth.com site and other sites like YouTube, MySpace and AOL has been watched nearly 20,000 times AND what’s most impressive is our ranking on IMDb went from being the 11,235th most popular movie, to the 5th most popular movie in 2 weeks (we are also the #1 independent film on IMDb & the #1 science fiction film on IMDb). How did this all happen? Two words: Torrent / File Sharing sites (well, four words and a slash).

More specifically, RLSLOG.net. Our independent movie had next to no advertising budget and very little going for it until somebody ripped one of the DVD screeners and put the movie online for all to download. After that happened, people were watching it and started posting mostly all positive reviews on IMDb, Amazon and other places. Most of the feedback from everyone who has downloaded “The Man From Earth” has been overwhelmingly positive. People like our movie and are talking about it, all thanks to piracy on the net!

Am I upset… surprisingly no. Thanks to everyone who has downloaded this torrrent and watched the film, our awareness level is through the roof. For that I say, “THANK YOU”!

What you guys have done here is nothing short of amazing. In the future, I will not complain about file sharing. YOU HAVE HELPED PUT THIS LITTLE MOVIE ON THE MAP!!!! When I make my next picture, I just may upload the movie on the net myself!

As found here

dinsdag 27 november 2007

vrijdag 23 november 2007

iPhone power

It always took me nearly half a day to completely drain the iPhone battery with the iPod functionality, but now I have the possibility to do it in less then 2 hours :P

Oh and to increase the provider costs a little, do this:
Settings => General => Networks => EDGE
APN => Internet
Username => leave empty
Password => leave empty


And you should see the 'E' light up when you are lucky enough to be WiFi-less and all should work as slow & expensive as one can expect from a GPRS connection.

To get MMS to work on KPN, do:

APN: internet
Username: KPN
Password: gprs

Could this be it?

One never knows how & when one gets introduced to it's next cars. Weirder stuff then this has happened to me when it comes to cars.



Hmm, the sound of the car makes me... happy

woensdag 21 november 2007

LIEFDESVERDRIET

na de messenwerper
kwam de goochelaar
een treurig konijn uit een hoed
ik begreep niet hoe hij het flikte
wél waarom zijn vrouw doormidden werd gezaagd

Emma

vrijdag 16 november 2007

Diagnose

Alle onderzoeken zijn negatief u heeft geen SOA ( u heeft dus geen chlamydia, gonorroe, syfilis of hepatitis B). Sommige geslachtsziekten kunnen pas na 3 maanden worden aangetoond (zoals HIV en Syfilis). Indien u de afgelopen maanden risico heeft gelopen op een soa, dan adviseren wij u om het bloedonderzoek op HIV en/of Syfilis over 3 maanden te herhalen.

Voor het herhalen van bloedonderzoek kunt u zonder afspraak terecht. Meldt u aan de receptie van de polikliniek en vertel dat u voor extra bloedonderzoek komt.

Uw hiv test is negatief. U heeft GEEN hiv. Het is wel zo dat hiv pas 3 maanden na infectie is aan te tonen in het bloed. Mocht u in de 3 laatste maanden voor het onderzoek nog een aanzienlijk risico hebben gelopen op hiv, dan adviseren wij u om de hiv test na 3 maanden te herhalen. Voor het herhalen van bloedonderzoek kunt u zonder afspraak terecht. Meldt u aan de receptie van de polikliniek en vertel dat u voor extra bloedonderzoek komt.

Therapie

U heeft op dit moment geen extra behandeling of medicatie nodig.

I am getting old...

woensdag 14 november 2007

Kaiser Chiefs at Heineken Music Hall (Amsterdam) on 14 Nov 2007

I am _not_ a big fan of live music, nor of large venues, nor of current Brit-pop, nor of beer from plastic glasses, nor of 16 year olds from the country side.




But how could I resist the invitation of a couple of good friends to goto the Kaiser Chiefs at Heineken Music Hall?

My own Hackintosh

Antec LifeStyle Sonata III € 99,-
Asus P5W DH Deluxe, 975X (ATX, PCI-e, Sound, LAN, SATA II, RAID, 1394a) € 130,-
Gainward GeForce 7300 GT 256MB DDR2 (PCI-e, DVI-I Passief) BP7300GT 256 TV-DVI € 57,-
Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 € 102,26
Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C4 € 72,53
Samsung SH-S203B € 26,-
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB € 92,50

Totaal € 579,29

Et voilla: your own Hackintoch for < € 600 and currently 579,29 Euros = 845,29 U.S. dollars according to google

But why settle for a lame graphics card, if you can get a ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT 512 MB Fully Working?

dinsdag 13 november 2007

De Van Hall Tapes (1979)

Op het moment dat ik de moed begon op tegeven, vind ik een blog post over deze waanzin.

Jammer genoeg is de rapidshare link deud, dus helaas pindakaas nogsteeds geen geluid.

Iemand die dit heeft en kan|wil delen?

Misschien dat de opmerking van Niels ergens naar leidt: "Though maybe Jeroen might have been the well-known painter Jurriaan van Hall...? I know some of those "Young Savages" were involved in pirate radio/TV back then..."

maandag 12 november 2007

A love song by Frank Zappa


Love of my life, I love you so
Love of my life, don’t ever go
I love you only
Love, love of my life

Stars in the sky they never lie
Tell me you need me, don’t say goodbye
I love you only
Love, love of my life

Stars in the sky, they never lie
Tell me you need me, don’t say goodbye
I love you darling, I love you only
Don’t ever leave me
Don’t make me, don’t make me
Don’t make me lonely

Love of my life, I love you so
Love of my life, don’t ever go
I love you only
Love, love of my life

(spoken)
Stars in the sky, they never lie
Tell me you need me, don’t say goodbye
I love you darling, I love you only
Don’t ever leave me
Don’t make me, don’t make me
Don’t make me lonely

Love of my life, I love you so
Love of my life, don’t ever go
I love you only
Love, love of my life
Love of my life, love of my life

Love Of My Life

zaterdag 3 november 2007

So we had dinner...

There are 3 bottles of fine wine that cannot tell the story, so I will.

It took about 20 minutes to settle on the wine. Tjeerd really loves his wine and does not play hide and seek. So we found a couple of great bottles that really lived up to the expectations and where a fine addition to the company at the table. 4 people enjoying the evening.

I loved the Jordaan-style toilet:

donderdag 1 november 2007

Ani lidodi vdodi li

The concept is NOT doing what is arbitrarily "best," rather focusing on what is "essential."