Customized Suzuki Intruder in French village
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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...

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.