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The evolution of car logos


Have you ever wondered why the Audi in front of you has a logo of four interlocked rings? Did you know that the Cadillac emblem was inspired by a family crest of a nobleman who later turned out to be a fraud? offers a fascinating look into the evolution of some well-known car logos.

Who owns who


Here's a nice graphs showing who owns who in automobile land.



I got my first traffic fine ever : it's a stupid parking ticket; when we were shopping in Aarschot, I found a parking fine on my car. We were only out for an hour, so I guess some nazi-asshole-pen-licking-dickhead cop was lurking the parking lot, looking for victims. I was allways under the impression that there is no parking fee due in the weekends, but the spaghetti of the ever changing Belgian traffic law must have been altered again.

I'm not going to pay this, no fscking way.



Mr Murphy payed us a visit yesterday; while driving into a sharp road turn, we encountered an old man who was planning to turn his car in the middle of the sharp turn. As his car was positioned vertically over the two road lanes, an accident was inavoidable...
I got away with a few bruises, but Martine had quite some pain in the lower back. We went to see the doctor right away, and she got some prescriptions for painkillers. The car is taken away to the garage, and tomorrow we'll know if it's total loss or not.

Tomtom 5 vs Navigon 4


When I bought my PDA/GPS combination, it was installed with the Medion 'Navigon' Navigator. I've used it for about a half year, but never found the interface pleasing, nor the menu user-interface anything near comfortable using. So I recently made the switch to Tomtom 5. The menu surely is worth the upgrade versus Navigon. The GPS view itself is an improvement, too : Tomtom shows me the names of the streets on the map itself, without too much cluttering the screen.

And another goodie is the extra POI's : I imported the speed camera locations of the Benelux, and configured Tomtom so that it gives me a warning when I get anywhere near those damned robot cops.


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