All set for departure to Pittsburgh

  • Posted on: 5 April 2005
  • By: lucas

We got my passport back from the Consulate within one day (!) after the application. I was warned by collegues that it could take more than a week. Luckily not in my case because we already booked flights for the 8th of April.

So, finally everything is ready. Now we can start packing !

Here is a link to a nice movie of the Gimbal (the sensor platform of Highlander, the autonomous Hummer):
Redteam video's.

Anonymous comments switched off

  • Posted on: 22 March 2005
  • By: lucas

The amount of comment spam was increasing. The spamfilter has great difficulty with a new variety of comments with more or less random character strings. I've to look into the spamfilter module to see if something can be done to filter these very irritating messages.

This means that comments can only be posted after registering/logging in. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Red Team update

  • Posted on: 22 March 2005
  • By: lucas

First a photo:

The Hummer in the middle is called Sandstorm (the participant of last years race), the one on the right is Highlander, the left one is called the Topographer. As can be seen in the photo is that Sandstorm is highly modified while Highlander looks still quite like a 'normal' Hummer.

Fran's visa has been approved. Now we are still waiting on my visa.

Found the homepage of my nephew Thierry Koorneef

  • Posted on: 22 March 2005
  • By: lucas

I found the homepage of Thierry Koorneef (using the search engine)

He has a lot of photos of his models of WW2 vehicles:

The models are meticulously put together. The level of detail is stunning. When we were growing up he was always busy with models. Nice to see his work.

FOSDEM 2005, Drupal Conference

  • Posted on: 27 February 2005
  • By: lucas

Last Saturday I went to FOSDEM at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) to attend the first Drupal Conference.

I've uploaded a few photo's in a gallery. Before you go there, the photo's are of a poor quality. The flash on my camera is not sufficient for these kind of photo's. My apologies. Luckily other people (notably Dries himself) made much better pictures with professional camera's. Links to these will appear on Drupal for sure.

It was very nice to see all the Drupal developers. I did't really interact with any of them directly because I don't actively contribute to the project (yet). The presentations were interesting albeit sometimes difficult to follow. Especially the lack of any microphone amplification in the large college room made things tough for a hard hearing guy like me. I must say that the university buildings looked quite run down. I hope the state of the buildings of other universities in Belgium are a bit better.