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Archive for March 26th, 2012

Pictures taken at the handover of the auctioned Giacomo Agostini Yamaha R1 ‘Ago’ special edition

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/03/26

20120324 - Pictures taken at the handover of the auctioned Giacomo Agostini Yamaha R1 'Ago' special edition - Peter Langaslag - MotoPort UithoornThis weekend I had the pleasure of taking some pictures during the handover of the auctioned Giacomo Agostini Yamaha YZF-R1 ‘Ago’ special edition. This one-off bike that was unveiled mid december 2011 by Giacomo Agostini himself together with Jaap van Zweden to be auctioned by BVA automotic to benefit Stichting Papageno.

The Dutch foundation Stichting Papageno supports families that have one or more children with autism. Jaap van Zwedenfamous Dutch violin player and conductor of the year 2012 – and his wife Aaltje founded it 14 years ago. One of their sons (Benjamin, 1990)  is autistic, and while raising him they found out that many more families were in need for support (about 1% of the children is diagnosed with some form of disorder in the autistic spectrum), hence the foundation.

Peter Langeslag racing for Stokvis Uithoorn at Zandvoort in 1986

Peter Langeslag racing for Stokvis Uithoorn at Zandvoort in 1986

The bike was modeled after the famous bike that Giacomo Agostini (English Wikipedia) (Dutch wikipedia) drove in the 70s and 80s of last century.

Peter Langeslag – friend and Yamaha race driver in the 80s (this is Peter Langeslag racing for Stokvis Leimuiden in the 80s, he raced on 500cc Yamaha bikes) won the action. News links on the auction:

–jeroen

the auctioned Giacomo Agostini Yamaha R1 'Ago' special edition - picture by Yahama Motor Nederland BV

the auctioned Giacomo Agostini Yamaha R1 'Ago' special edition - picture by Yahama Motor Nederland BV modeled after the bike on the right that Agostini used to drive on

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Shapecatcher.com: Unicode Character Recognition

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/03/26

There are so many Unicode code points, that finding back one based on how a glyph looks like is similar to finding the needle in a haystack.

ShapeCatcher.com to the rescue: it has a drawing box where you can draw the glyph, and a recognition engine that presents you with Unicode code points that have a similar glyph.

Draw something in the left box!

And let shapecatcher help you to find the most similar unicode characters!

–jeroen

via: Shapecatcher.com: Unicode Character Recognition.

Posted in Development, Encoding, LifeHacker, Power User, Software Development, Unicode | 1 Comment »

 
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