Articles with tag 'experiment'

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

It’s alive, it’s alive!

VoCore #2606

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

At the falling edge of a sharp spring morning… Image

… 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

Albert Einstein, that is. philip Yet another pencil this time. It feels darker, suitable for this model with plenty of shadows.

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.


Tulips on table

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:

Bobbie's profile

These are pictures I drew of men whom I do not know:

Photo from Townsend

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