Geek Launcher

I'm always trying to find new ways to improve my productivity while working with PC's. One of my mayor bottlenecks is the ability to start applications with a few keystrokes. For example: I use PuTTy at least 5 times per day. After fiddling around with WinKey, which worked quite well, I still wanted some more.

Thats why I started creating my own new launcher application. It is called 'Geek Launcher', because probably only geeks (and maybe speed-freaks) are going to use it. You can download the first beta version here: geeklauncher-1.0beta.exe and can view the sourcecode here through websvn or normal SVN:

Geek Launcher main window

Tuesday, 18 March 2008, 16:43 Bert Hekman

Photobook and Faceplant

Another few days of coding has passed and I created a new photobook area on my site. I'll start uploading some photos in the following days from lowlands and ieperfest, but also from other events and parties that has passed and are still to come.

Also check out our new little grindcore project called Faceplant. Our first song, which you can listen if you click on the link, is a grindcore version of Kortjakje. We're planning to produce a bit more serious grindcore songs in the near future.

Tuesday, 18 September 2007, 13:38 Bert Hekman

The Maxtor problem

After two years, my server crashed last sunday. Of course it was due to the failing Maxtor hard drive. And this is where I must say that all six Maxtor's I've owned, all crashed within two years, with the exception of one, which survived 4 years.

So please people, do not buy a Maxtor. It's a waste of money. Please spend a bit more and buy a much better Western Digital or something! And now I'm going to convert my old maxtor into a nice ashtray :).

Tuesday, 11 September 2007, 10:26 Bert Hekman

Stupid German cunts

So we went to drive to Germany, last Thursday, to visit the With Full Force festival. And we drove for 10 hours and 700 kilometers to get there.
While we were waiting in the line to get in, we fired off some really small fireworks called ice fountains, Mark bought at a gas station, underway. One of the security guys of the festival saw us do that, but didn't say or do anything. After we waited for 5 hours in that line, we reached the beginning of the line and the security men told us that we could not get in, because we were firing off the fireworks. He told us that they were forbidden in Germany.
We tried to discuss with the security men, but they were determined to kick us away. There was nothing we could do. We drove all the way for nothing. After that we immediately drove back home. We've been in that car for 24 hours and over 1400 kilometers :(.

Monday, 2 July 2007, 18:52 Bert Hekman