Category Archives: Quickie

blogposts op die -tegen mijn natuur in- snel-snel-snel de wereld ingestuurd zijn.

De terugkeer van “Het Journaal”, nu op Android

Een snelle plug voor de actualiteitsfreaks; Johan Cloetens heeft een gratis app op de Google Play Store om “Het Journaal” op een Android smartphone te bekijken.  De terugkeer van het VRT nieuws voor mij, eigenlijk. Want het televisiejournaal op TV bekijken, dat komt er al lang niet meer van. Great stuff!

New Samsung firmware fixes nasty ICS Exchange bug

Last Friday I downloaded the newest official ROM from Samsung for my Galaxy SII from and flashed it. I had no time over the weekend, but I just now deactivated the workaround solution I found on xda-developers and did some tests with meeting invitation responses and read receipts and I’m glad to confirm that I9100XWLPD indeed seems to solve the “connection error”-bug which ruined my initial Ice Cream Samsung experience. Yay!

DDOS’ed by spider?

Just got some heavy traffic from a friggin’ spider with this useragent:

Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; 008/0.83; Gecko/2008032620

As changing robots.txt did not help immediately, more drastic measures were needed, so I added this tidbit to .htaccess to stop the fuckers:

SetEnvIfNoCase ^User-Agent$ .*(80legs) HTTP_SAFE_BADBOT
Deny from env=HTTP_SAFE_BADBOT

And now back to me just relaxing and having a bath! ;-)

The bulleted WP YouTube Lyte bulletin

It’s been a while since my last “state of WP YouTube Lyte” post, so here are the most important tidbits since;

Feedback is welcome; see info in the FAQ for bug reports/ feature requests and feel free to rate and/or report on compatibility on

And as befits a post about WP YouTube Lyte on a Friday afternoon, here’s a little YouTube from Gold Panda you can start your weekend with;

Snow And Taxis

Watch this video on YouTube.

Op de trein, bijna thuis

Dinsdagavond, iets na 5. Ik zit op de trein, de oortjes galmen Radiohead en het schemert binnen en buiten. Nog even en ik ontsnap aan deze TL-verlichte trein die met de welgemeende excuses van de conducteur door de eerste najaars-donkerte gefrustreerd achter een piekuurtrein tjokt. Bijna thuis, gelukkig, maar nu nog even genieten van deze aangenaam onaangename vervreemding.

[720p] Radiohead – Prague 2009 [Full Concert]

Watch this video on YouTube.

More power to the reader with RSS and mail-subscriptions

As I’m a self-confessed believer in the power of RSS and as this blog is both about web technology (written in English) and more personal stuff (in Dutch), I’ve decided to offer separate RSS-feeds for these two categories. Moreover I’ve also enabled mail-subscriptions in Feedburner., so if you want you can receive my ramblings by mail.

That means that from now on you have these subscription-links to choose from:

I’ve thought about publishing to a Facebook-page and Twitter as well, but that just seems so … over the top, no?