Dancing in a train station

Op Zoek naar Maria gaat van start op vtm, en dat zullen ze in Antwerpen geweten hebben. Ruim 200 dansers hebben de hal van het station op z’n kop gezet.

No I don’t know what the above means. Op zoek naar Maria (Looking for Maria) is a talent competition program that aired in Belgium on Vtm. It premiered on March 25, 2009. The premise of the series was to find a musical theatre performer to play the role of Maria von Trapp in the 2009 Albert Verlinde and Roel Vente revival of The Sound of Music at the Efteling Theatre. The show is hosted by Koen Wauters and featured Frank Van Laecke, Linda Lepomme, and Peter de Smet as the judges for the show. (Source: Wikipedia)

Op zoek naar Maria – Dans in het Centraal Station van Antwerpen


More viral marketing fun.

How fast can 24 Samsung SSDs in RAID perform?

These guys got 24 SSDs from Samsung and look at what they did with them! Awesome. A 6 TB rig with RAID. And it hits 2 GB/sec. Another awesome for you?

We took 24 256GB Samsung MLC SSD’s and put them in RAID to make this awesome computer! See how we did it, and what the results were!

And BTW this is great viral marketing too. Good choice of handing out the SSDs to these guys, Samsung!

Firefox 3 more than 11 million downloads

Okay okay, so I downloaded a copy too. Actually I cheated you know. I downloaded 5 copies. Each for one of my computers and virtual machines (I have 2). Some showing off:

Thanks for downloading Firefox 3

The download day is a success in my opinion. It’s messy and everyone’s rushing to download, the servers couldn’t keep up but it created the awareness for Firefox 3. Ultimately that’s the point of download day and this is a case where there’s no such thing as bad publicity. Half the population of Planet Geekdom probably can’t get their Firefoxes and ranted all over. This is an indirect announcement that Firefox 3 is here.

Download Firefox 3.

On related news, Firefox 3 reaches six percent market share.