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The Mexico

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My friends know that, on top of an Internet addiction, I’ve got a crush on old German cars. Sometimes I wish it wasn’t so, but as I’ll never outgrow this habit, I enjoy the times it’s all working and driving.
Maybe I should write a book about it, reminiscences and anecdotes galore. Like the time when I had to cripple up my VW Pick Up (a.k.a. Dorus the Ute) in reverse onto a ferry mooring a Greek island, clutch cable broken, hopping foot by foot on the overheated starter engine. While Greek and Turkish seamen and circus artists were shouting abuses at me, an enormous seasick elephant bull, who was yanking his chains so fanatically that the ferry moved like a roller coaster, emptied his bowels – into the back of my little pick up.
Translation in Dutch at @ DutchCowboys

[email protected]!!!!!

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Beginning bloggers will probably love them. But those who, either for work of for fun, are confronted daily with hundreds of spams, and stupid or rude posts and reactions, is wondering it might be time to start looking for another job – and hobby.
Beginning bloggers will probably love them. But those who, either for work of for fun, are confronted daily with hundreds of spams, and stupid or rude posts and reactions, is wondering it might be time to start looking for another job – and hobby.
My own blog has become such a mess that Í was forced to start moderating all comments. The good thing is that spam postings concerning porn, Viagra, online casino’s and mortgage sellers are no longer published automatically, the bad news that I have to check, read and click around, at least a couple of times per day.
Translation in Dutch at @ DutchCowboys

Reckless clicking in the dark room

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Some people, not infected yet with HIV, apparently kick on either excitement or relaxation– or the two of them, the second state of mind after the first – in dark rooms.
For those who secretly would love to live dangerous, but don’t want to play fast and loose their own healthiness, here’s a good alternative.
See the Internet as one big dark room, and your machine as your own backdoor. Like Steve Knopper who bought a brand new Dell, and started clicking around like a lunatic in the dark room.
Translation in Dutch at @ DutchCowboys

No signor, no pinpas por favor

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Apple Quick Take, 1995
On march 23, in broad daylight, four pickpockets robbed me from my Ixus 400 on Plaza San Francisco in La Paz, capital of Bolivia. Maybe they were inspired by president Evo Morales who at the very moment was delivering a three hours speech on the same Plaza, in front of 100.000 Bolivianos, about Bolivia’s legal and eternal right to a part of Chilean Pacific coast.
After all it was water – though not salt – that number one sprayed in my neck, and when I felt it running down my back, number two pointed to the sky. When I looked up where the hell rain on a cloudless day came from, number three knocked me down, running into my left shoulder, and at the same instant number four ran off with my camera.
Because number two helped me on my feet, and pointed into the direction where number four had disappeared, I didn’t realise that number two in fact was, well, number two.
Translation in Dutch at @ DutchCowboys

Look, look, don’t buy!

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You’ve bought a digital television set so you can watch the Soccer World Cup in digital quality? Enjoy, the next four weeks. You haven’t bought one yet? Congratulations, because there won’t be much to enjoy after the last whistle of the World Cup.
On the Bright Blog (also available on paper at your local newsstand) Tonie van Ringelestijn has written a very readable article about the (im)possibilities of digital television. Thank you very much Tonie, because I too have been browsing through numerous screaming advertorials that were dumped on my doormat over the last months. They were all in eye-hurting orange (as you may know Holland is playing in our ugly national colour) and they were all about television; flat, lcd, plasma, hdtv or hd-ready.
Translation in Dutch at @ DutchCowboys