Yearly Archives: 2010

Citaat van de dag

Volgens het RefDag zou minister Donner (Binnenlandse Zaken), in een debat over de zondagswet (Op den sabbat Zondag, des Dag des Heerens, zult gij niet voordat 1 uur na den sext verstreken is jolijt ende plezier maken, opdat gij vromelijk ter kerke zult gaan.), in staat zijn geweest de volgende volzin uit te spreken zonder… Read more »

Copying a DVD in Ubuntu

Total geekpost warning. Suppose that you’re using Ubuntu and you want to copy a DVD. There are of course several ways to do it, but if you’re not opposed to command line wrangling, just open a terminal and issue the following commands: sudo umount /dev/dvdrw1 readom dev=/dev/dvdrw1 f=/path/to/file.iso Where /dev/dvdrw1 is the path to your… Read more »

First Lines: The Elements of Style

The Elements of Style is a short style guide for writing clear and understandable English. Or at least, that is what it might have been once. Sure, some of it’s advice is usable today, but since the publication of the first edition in 1918, the English language has evolved in such a way that you… Read more »


Chapter 28 of Stephen King’s Big Driver (the second novella in Full Dark, No Stars) starts of believable enough: But when [Tess] was in her office with her computer booted up, she only stared at the Apple welcome screen for the first five minutes … but a little while later, she … exited YouTube, Binged… Read more »

Re: Number 69

Since I installed Ubuntu on my PC, two new versions have been released. Yesterday, I first upgraded to 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) and then to 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat). As the update process went by like a breeze, this post, then, is just for future reference: As my Terratec EWX 24/96 sound card still does not seem… Read more »