- An idle house, electrically 2017-09-02
I wanted to know why my house was consuming electricity even when I was sleeping. So I used a smart socket with built-in meter to determine most of the electricity consumption in the house. Here are the details.
- Back to business 2015-04-04
My relationship with Apple laptops and OSX: 2004♥ — 2013 :-( — 2015†.
tl;dr: Apple has stretched my ethical boundaries too far, so I decided to move on. I am now giving Android a shot in combination with a touch screen. So far, lovin’ it.
The issue started when Apple started requiring …
- Christmas Angel 2014-12-29
On a day of christmas, I saw an angel…
See the angel deploy her wings:
- VoCore #310 and #2606 reporting for duty 2014-11-14
root@OpenWrt:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo system type : Ralink RT5350 id:1 rev:3 machine : VoCore processor : 0 cpu model : MIPS 24KEc V4.12 BogoMIPS : 479.23 wait instruction : yes microsecond timers : yes tlb_entries : 32 extra interrupt vector : yes hardware watchpoint : yes, count: 4, address …
- Glasses are fun 2014-07-27
The trick is to not mix the outline with the cast shadow.
- This is me. With diagrams. 2014-06-29
Last Friday, an interviewer asked me how I would describe myself.
I stammered: “I’m not exactly sure how to answer that.” So she turned the question around: “How would your friends describe you?”
To be honest, I wonder the same. My current close friends are not very verbose on …
- Les Bargoens op Science Park 2014-06-22
… an aspiring teacher shares his experience of Bargoens, also called “Thieves tongue”, a Yiddich-Hebrew-Dutch dialect spoken in Amsterdam between the 19th and 20th century.
Now also with making of:
- Waterside Wind 2014-04-30
Tricky, trickier, trickiest.
Blond hair under the sun against a dark background which I don’t want do draw: should I draw the hair or not? Without, it looks too strange; with, too dark. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Also, I do not really like this …
- Prince Albert 2014-04-27
- Alternate pencil 2014-04-20
New tool, new results…
When I left home with my pencil and paper yesterday, I was excited about the sketch I had just started of Andrei. Alas, the pencil disappeared somewhere during my travel… So I had to use a different/new one. It feels “fatter,” also for the first …
- Sunglasses 2014-04-18
Shade first or eyes first, that is (was) the question.
- Für Eline 2014-04-09
Lessons learned: blond hair is quite difficult; edges only easy if something to draw on both sides.
- One step forward 2014-04-06
Achievement unlocked: woman face.
- Getting somewhere 2014-03-24
Exercise pays off.
- Exercise in perspective 2014-03-10
So there’s this thing called “perspective” and it is a bitch to get anything close to right.
The next exercise I need to complete successfully at least once before I can move on to the next chapter is perspective. One-point perspective works all right, it’s kind of easy …
- Off-hour Studies 2014-02-28
The space in between matters more in drawing than the space inside.
- Pencil experiments 2014-02-23
It is told that women are a more interesting drawing subject than men. After testing myself, I respectfully disagree.
This is the profile I drew from a woman I like, whose body I think has good proportions:
These are pictures I drew of men whom I do not know: