I think this will end up looking pretty good. #knudskiosk #rideordie #mereild

I think this will end up looking pretty good. #knudskiosk #rideordie #mereild

SixBeat celebrating the radio station P6 Beat that will close at the end of the year.

SixBeat celebrating the radio station P6 Beat that will close at the end of the year.

Kisi doing his post-sleep pre-asking-for-food stretches.

Kisi doing his post-sleep pre-asking-for-food stretches.

Aprikosfeber DDH New England IPA by Brewski. Pretty good.

Aprikosfeber DDH New England IPA by Brewski. Pretty good.

Got my first pair of cycling shoes today on what feels like the real first day of spring here. Looking forward to learn how to not fall like an idiot while stopping on a red light.

Pair of Shimano cycling shoes lying in a balcony table. Cleats being affixed to them with a screwdriver. Glass of beer to the side. Stong sun on a spring day.

Signed up for micro.blog again and set up some Indieweb plugins in my WordPress site. Now to see if this post will go from Icro to my site to Mb.

The Beast of Turin

During lunch today at work the talk went from Lego to cars built from Lego to cars and then car engines and big big 9.7L engines in trucks and so on. Then for some reason it hopped to modified tractors, which reminded me about this video I saw years ago where some guy in Sweden had modified his old tractor with a huge engine and went about terrorising the countryside with it.

This tractor has been modified by Rickard Nilsson. He took a b21et engine from Volvo 240 turbo, put it in his old tractor and named it Volvo Terror. It’s amazing and I love it.

But back to cars with big engines. I remembered seeing a trailer for a documentary about a car nicknamed the Beast of Turin, which has a ver big engine. 28.3 L to be exact.

That car was built by FIAT and called S76. It was built specifically to break the land-speed record and it almost did, only failing on technicalities, because the French had changed the rules and the Italians where having none of that. Unofficially though, it was the fastest car of the time, reaching 217 km/h.

FIAT S76 timelapse showing fire coming out of engine
Stefan Marjoram - stefanmarjoram.com/fiat-s76

But it is a beautiful car with a bonkers engine, the biggest of its kind, 28.3 liters, that literally spits fire and since it has only 4 pistons they area huge.

Engine and Pistons from the FIAT S76
Stefan Marjoram - stefanmarjoram.com/fiat-s76

The trailer for the documentary by Stefan Marjoram is from 2014, shows how Duncan Pittaway rebuilt the car. It also shows how angry the engine sounds. The rebuilt car uses parts from the only two S76 that were built.

The original two cars ended up lost and broken up for parts. Duncan ended up with one of them and later on found the engine from the other. After rebuilding it he then took it to the Goodwood Festival of Speed where they and other vintage car enthusiast drove it 150 miles from Brighton to Goodwood.

I really would have liked to be there on the highway when this thing came flying past breathing its angry fire at the other cars that were in its way.

Loving the new Apple Watch Series 4, and the new iPhone XS (Tennis), and XR (Tenner) look great. Really looking foreward to WatchOS 5 and iOS 12. AirPower gone though, which is strange and makes me sad.

Went kayaking in Haven Lake today. It was super nice and chill.

‪Kisi has the right idea in this heat. ♥️‬

Flying to Seattle next Sunday and my “international flight plus US border controls” stress levels are slowly but surely rising.

At Mariendal beach, little bit south of Aarhus. You can see Molsbjerge across from here. The weather is amazing.

Cleaning my Stan Smith’s with some hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Literally no idea what I’m doing so let’s hope this works out fine.

Watching the Iceland - Croatia game. Croatia is currently winning 0-1 and since Nigeria has scored as well against Argentina so their game is 1-1 then Iceland needs to score 3 goals in 27 minutes to qualify. Tough game. ⚽️

Went and watched Nigeria - Iceland in the World Cup yesterday. Nice game, for Nigeria that is, not so for Iceland, which we lost 2-0. They were just a lot better and faster. Now the only way up from the group stage is if Iceland wins Croatia and Argentina wins Nigeria. ⚽️

‪The owners of the building I live in came this morning and cut down the tree‬ in our backyard. I’m very unhappy about this. I liked this tree.

Started the day with a nice coffee and a read of Stani’s report on how to use ICMP packets to sneak data out of secure networks and access blocked websites.

She with a Jægerspontan lambic, me with a summer K:rlek 🍻

Bought an iPhone X yesterday. I am so loving this phone. The screen is amazing, Face ID works so well, and I am loving the camera on it.

Spending Whitmonday morning at on of our favorite cafes in Aarhus, La Cabra. Me reading about how Dan Nosowitz doesn’t know how to waste time on the internet, she reading about covert channels in secure networks. Both having an americano.

I guess this means I am going to be buying my own personal phone and laptop soon. I was planning to get my own laptop anyway while in the USA but now I’m adding a phone to the mix. #GDPR

Reached the point in this personal web app project where I am forking and modifying 3rd party libraries.

On my way to Copenhagen to pick up my dad and brother from CPH airport. As you can see I am very excited 😊