Skjoldhøj Arkivet

This is a post for readers who understand Danish.

You just got to love Mikael Bertelsen and Mads Brügger’s underacted irony. In Skjoldhøjarkivet they portray the Danish middle class in the average single-family house in Denmarks biggest suburban residential area, Skjoldhøjparken, close to Aarhus. You can read more about the radio montage here.

Import the feed to iTunes by clicking here.  

I suspect these two series will portray the upper and the lower class:

Lost Robert Capa negatives recovered

Negatives lost in Paris during World War 2 has been recovered in Mexico.

The New York Times writes: “The discovery has sent shock waves through the photography world, not least because it is hoped that the negatives could settle once and for all a question that has dogged Capa’s legacy: whether what may be his most famous picture — and one of the most famous war photographs of all time — was staged.”

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My new bike is Orange

It an orange, naked, Kawasaki streetfighter – 174 kilograms in dry weight, without fairings, windscreen, topbox and saddlebags. But it’s perfect in the city.

Kawasaki ER-6n

An engine with two parallel cylinders of 649 cubic centimeters which procuces 53 kilowatts @ 8,500 r.p.m. The torque peaks with 66 newtonmeters @ 7,000 r.p.m.

For comparison, a VW Polo-engine produces 44 kw @ 5,200 r.p.m. and 108 nm @ 3,000 r.p.m. The difference? The ratio of kilograms to kilowatt is 25 in a VW Polo and 3.3 on the Kawasaki bike!

The two-cylinder is reported to consume 5 liters of fuel per 100 km, which gives the bike a range of 300 km on a tank.

It comes in silver, black and orange; to the regret of one of my motorcycling collegues, I opted for orange :-)

Unfortunately, delivery isn’t until March 1st. 2008.

I’m counting the days… You can read Peter Rahbeks danish review here or see a highly customised version of the bike here.

Happy 25th Commodore 64

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As some people celebrated Commodore 64‘s 25th birthday, I got a classic PowerBook 180 from 1992 from someone who wanted to throw it out!

Currently I’m trying to get data in and out of the antiquity. The old 1.4 MB floppy-disks were hard to find, but the ones I found don’t seem to work. The computer won’t format them – the drive just makes a horrible noise, while a dialogue-box counts down form 1440K but never actually gets there (within my 30 min. patience limit).

Until I get that fixed…