DIY old timer: Le Patron

Last weekend, I ran into an old pal from high school (Kenny Butstraen) and guess what: he’s building cars! Up until recently, he was mainly focussed on building Le Patron: a kit car based on a Citroen 2CV chassis. Last year, with this car, he was the youngest distributor at the largest car expo in Belgium. For Dutch reading people, there’s an interesting article by HLN.

Le Patron Le Patron

But his real passion is in building authentic replica’s or models of special vehicles, for example, for use in war movies. At least, that’s what I understood from the very short talk I had (we met in a DIY shop just before closing hour ;)) and what I find on the website 🙂

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Very interesting stuff! I’ll try to meet up with him and hope to get back to you with more pics from his work place! 🙂

Thumbs.db viewer

Sometimes when images get accidentally deleted, even the thumbnails are already useful to view and might save you a recover operation. As you know, windows creates a hidden thumbs.db file in every directory where you viewed an image in thumbnail mode. When the file gets deleted, windows does not like to clean up (no surprise here), so you can still view them.
I found this nice free tool which simply does the job (.net framework required).

thumbs.db viewer