Customized Suzuki Intruder in French village
Photo: Copyright © 2014 Eelke Blok

Wall Street Journal: What Part of ‘Mini’ Did You Not Grasp, BMW?

This reviewer from the Wall Street Journal puts into words what has been my opinion about the Mini Countryman for a while. It's great my dad still gets to drive a Mini because of it, it's a great drive, I might even consider it myself if I was really pressed for space. But...

We'd never build a full-size Mini truck, would we, Meine Herren? The Germans burst into gales of laughter: Hah. Hah. Hah. Hah. Never a D-segment sedan? Again, Das ist nicht moglich!

Then Klaus from marketing pipes in: But we could sell a few thousand more cars if we just made them bigger....

Paul Irish: 10 Things I Learned from the jQuery Source

Apparently, I am late to the game, but this is a really interesting video. Edit: Not to mention that this Paul Irish guy is the good kind of crazy. Mothereffing awesome!

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Awesome, old-school book-style iPad cases

I've seen this a while ago and ran across it again just now via Twitter: DodoCase. These are beautiful iPad (and Kindle) cases that really breathe old-school. Not "dead tree" silliness "old school", but real beautiful craftsmanship Old School. I'm still on the fence whether to get one because up till now I've used my iPad exclusively at home and don't really need a case (plus, I've got an Apple case waiting for when I should need a case), but this is definitely the one to get, should I choose to get a more stylish case than the Apple one.

Via @kleverlaan and @marcvv

David Sedaris on Sinterklaas

Just "één nachtje slapen" (sleep one night) and we Dutch celebrate the birthday of Saint Nicolas, aka "Sinterklaas" (ring any bells?). Many families will somehow plot to get a large sack of presents at their front door and have someone - which we will tell our kids was "Zwarte Piet" (Black Pete, Sinterklaas's trusty helper), but is more likely to be a friendly neighbour - bang on the door. Anyway, don't let me explain all the intricacies of this typical Dutch holiday, David Sedaris is much better at it.

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Wordpress 3's Multisite feature is awesome

Just a quick note to say, well, (as you would've guessed from the title) Wordpress 3's multisite feature is awesome (and, to sneak in a link to the new site...). I created a new site yesterday, without writing a single line of code or uploading a single file (uploading media files to the new site when creating content doesn't count :)). All I had to do:

Register a domain name Enter the domain name in my vhost config (i.e. you need to have this kind of control over your web server, otherwise you'd have to make do with sub-domains) Create a new site in the Wordpress backend Link the...