Thursday, July 29, 2004

The police was here just a few minutes ago. It's a long story and it involves some freak accident with our thrash-can.
First I must inform you that here in Belgium we keep our trash separated, we have 3 different trashcans. One for plastic or carton bottles and metal, a second one for vegetables, fruit and garden rubbish (called gft). A third one for everything else (oh yeah, we also keep our paper separated from the regular trash). If somebody knows other countries were they handle trash in the same way, I gladly would like to know.
Anyway, we don't have an idea how it happened or who did it, but a piece of meat got into our gft trashcan, this is not supposed to happen and because of the heat this summer, which sometimes rises above 30C this piece of meat started to decompose really fast, drawing all kind of insects to its vicinity. When it was time to put it on the street for pickup, worms were crawling out of it like it was a gateway to hell. It also made some very, very strange noises and weight extremely heavy. Let's not mention the smell, needless to say I did not open the lid to take a look inside (noway I'm touching a lid with millions of worms crawling out of it).
This evening I arrived home from work and found our gft trashcan opened on the pavement, luckily with no content, but there was a lot of blood everywhere. Though I didn't think much about it; who knows what could have happened during the day? the streets are full of danger. Well according to the cops, the trash-man is in the hospital after he had been attacked by a bunch of giant rats that were hiding in my gft trashcan. Apparently drawn by the worms and the rotting meat, I can only guess so much. When they emptied it the rats jumped out and probably thought they were being threatened and attacked the trash-man. He should be alright, though still in intensive care and will be monitored for a while as serious infections could still happen. The police wanted to know if I put the rats in the trashcan on purpose, they have seen it happen before they said! After taking my statement they left, I can only wonder what will become of this.

And at least a warning to all of you - Do NOT put meat in your GFT trashcan!

Monday, July 26, 2004

Today I must tell your about this guy at work. Seriously, I have to. He found out I started this blog (well, in all fairness I told him) and now he is checking this web space every single day until I put something about him here.

Anyway, todays talk is about Maurice. You know, we Belgians make lots of jokes about the Dutch, but this guy is the perfect example of a Nederbelg as he calls himself. Perfectly integrated, so much even he starts to joke and loath other dutch that cross his path. Great stuff, sometimes I have to run to the toilet not to wet myself while laughing.
Ofcourse the best part of the day is at 12 when we take out lunch break and head towards the nearest supermarket on foot. Since I started doing this I never had to buy playboy magazine again (hue, not like I did, but if I ever had to I wouldn't, agh, never mind). Enough sexual fantasies about the woman/girls that pass us to make a cripple man walk again.
Luckily some good things came from our friendship, as he introduced me to the wonderful world of the Dutch Cabaret. Now, don't fear, this is not some gay-dance-sing-thing. It is most of the time about having a good laugh. My personal favorites are; Theo Maassen, Bert Visscher, Najib Amhali, Hans Teeuwen, Eric van Sauers.

Maurice is the best of the Dutch, and ofcourse a full pacifist!

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

mrsad, sadplanet, oh boy, sounds like a real happy guy. Don't worry, these things have nothing to do with my state of mind or anything.

The simple fact is I used to have another alias way back in the days. however it was quite long and all those arcade and Amiga game high scores mostly only allowed you to enter 3 chars. well, I abbreviated my name to 3 chars and it became sad ;). The BBS I used to run was called 'cyberdyne systems', this was great, but later on when the shift occurred from BBS to the net I decided to get rid of the cyberdyne name and go looking for something else. At that time the Belgian band evil superstars was one of the hottest bands, together with dEUS. I liked the superstars more (although dEUS latest 'real' CD; the ideal crash is a class of it's own) and they had a hit single with a song called 'it's a sad sad planet', which would go perfectly along with my handle. End of story, nothing sad at all!

lyrics: I wish today was a very special day but once again sex got in the way. war is over and I feel lonely again. well it takes a few and then you've had, it it's a sad, sad planet, a sad planet wasn't it jesus who said it, it's a sad sad planet. she was working topless in a hospital. she was pretty and not feeling comfortable at all. hoping for angels it's such a bore. you're a wrinkled mutant before you get, it it's a sad, sad planet, a sad planet even if you're michael or janet, it's a sad, sad planet. (even the visiting aliens and their crew) say much ado and too many problems too. well if we'd only listen to our hearts there'll be only love left to boo, it's a sad, sad planet.

Friday, July 16, 2004

Great, first post. I always wanted to have a first post on slashdot (guess I'll have to settle with my own blog for now). There you have it, now you know for sure that I'm a geek.

I'm also a linux zealot, since about 1997 when i was still in school to study informatics. At that time i was already not using much of windows and had OS2 running on a 486 with 8MB of memory. In fact this was agreat environment for running my two node BBS on that very same system. My BBS was devoted to the demo scene and had a whopping 1GB of storage (spread over 2 disks I must add). Anyway, i have always been a CLI type a guy and spend the first year on linux on the console (X in RedHat 5.0 wasn't really good for anything at the time). I have a single boot machine, linux only.

Every now and then a game can really hold me in its grasps. For the moment this is Neverwinter Nights, i bought the pack including the original and first expansion pack. I think I'm somewhere halfway through chapter 2. This game really is nice, and we didn't have something like it on linux yet (FPSs-a-plenty though) so i ordered the last expansion from amazon as well.