Engine of a Mini Seven racing Mini
Photo: Copyright © 2009 Eelke Blok

Open Source Fantasy Movie: Sintel

From the project's about page:

“Sintel” is an independently produced short film, initiated by the Blender Foundation as a means to further improve and validate the free/open source 3D creation suite Blender. With initial funding provided by 1000s of donations via the internet community, it has again proven to be a viable development model for both open 3D technology as for independent animation film. This 15 minute film has been realized in the studio of the Amsterdam Blender Institute, by an international team of artists and developers. In addition to that, several crucial...

Cult of Mac: iTunes Is Apple’s “Weakest Link”

Seems I'm not alone thinking that iTunes needs to be split up into at least two, maybe more separate apps.

So here’s my suggestion. Break iTunes into separate tools for separate functions. An app that plays audio content. An app for browsing and buying in the Store. An app for managing iDevices. Break it up into its component parts, let each one do its thing. Independently, and when required.

LeftLane: MINI quietly unveils Scooter E Concept ahead of Paris Motor Show

LeftLane News is reporting that Mini will show an electric scooter in concept form at the Paris Motor Show. Interesting. How Mini can you go? Are they trying to compensate for the "giant" Countryman?

Edit 23-9-2017: The link to the original Leftlane article that went with this article seems to have stopped working.

Converting from Subversion to Git

Note: This tutorial is about completely replacing a server-side Subversion repository by a Git repository, for a workflow with a central Git repository. If you just want to use Git as a frontend to a Subversion repository, you are probably better off with the standard Git SVN documentation.

For a personal project I wanted to convert from subversion to Git. There are a lot of tutorials out there. Why add another one? Well, I haven't found one that is generic and tells me everything I want to do. The most notable omission from most tutorials is, what happens to your Subversion...

Translations broken on WooThemes Bueno

The past few days, I have been working on switching my girlfriend's new site - Mientje's Baksels - from wordpress.com to a self-hosted blog, using Wordpress 3's new multisite feature (this blog should move there soon too, I just have to sort out the domain transfer). The wordpress.com blog used WooTheme's Bueno theme, which we thought matched very well with the subject of her blog: cakes. Unfortunately, the theme didn't seem to pick up the Dutch language selection. Here's what was wrong with it, and what I did to fix it.