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Vertical badge

vertical number of days without Belgian governmentI was writing the next version of my badge counting the number of days without Belgian government when Laurent added his comment requesting for a vertical version. You can see it on the right.

Since the original release, I also added translation of the sentence in Dutch and German (after all, Belgians are speaking 3 official languages). And I approximately centered the text on the vertical version (I personally prefer the text on the right for the horizontal version but you can easily modify this by yourself).

As usual, here is the HTML code to include this vertical version in your page, blog, etc.:

<img src= "http://www.epot.org/belgov/belgovv.php" alt="belgov counter on epot.org" />

And here is the source code (for both version): belgov-0.3.tar.gz (20kb).

How many days without governement?

Now it’s not a secret anymore: more than 148 days passed since we, Belgians, went to vote (it was on the 10th of June 2007) and we still don’t have any government!

If you want to count the numbers of days without Belgian government, it’s easy: just have a look at Belgian newspapers. Or … have a look at the counter below (in French, Vlaams or German) 😉

belgov counter on epot.org

And if you want the same on your website or blog, it’s very easy, just copy/paste the HTML code below:

<img src="http://www.epot.org/belgov/belgov.php" alt="belgov counter on epot.org" />

Enjoy!

P.S. For those who could be interested, here is the source code: belgov-0.2.tar.gz (6kb). It’s written in PHP and under the GNU GPL (so it’s free!). Each small animal (Lion of Flanders or Rooster of Wallonia) represents 2 days without government. On the last line, there is a small gradation of transparency.

P.P.S. If you want to specifically support the unity of Belgium (because quite a number of politicians and citizens want to split Belgium), Pilok has a “I love Belgium” banner. Here I just wrote a counter of days without government, whatever your opinion is about Belgium.

Edit on Nov. 7th: I added translations in Vlaams and German for the line on the bottom.