I’m a big fan of open source software. That’s why I didn’t hesitate to volunteer when ASTRON announced it wanted to establish an Open Source committee at the time I was working there! There are many pieces of software developed at ASTRON. As the organization is mainly subsidized by the Dutch government, there is a […]
When we moved to our current house, we changed the layout of the ground floor in order to get a more logical kitchen and dining space. For this a wall was removed and a new wall was built up again in a slightly different location. Furthermore, the staircase’s straight bottom half was modified to have […]
I moved the PlantUML plugin I wrote for Gedit a couple of years ago from my personal Subversion server to Gitlab. This allowed me to move the documentation to the code base as well, so now everything is in one central place. Besides that, Git makes it easier for others to contribute to the project.
I’ve finished my woodworker’s workbench to the point where I can use it. Sure, some things are still missing: the IKEA cabinets are still to be placed underneath it and the vice is not installed yet. Nevertheless, now that I have organized my tools around it a bit, the workbench is ready to be used. […]
A little while ago a friend of mine told me he was trying to automate his house using openHAB. He told me he could now control his blinds and curtains amongst other things through an Android app. How cool is that? There was one thing he could not do though, and that was controlling his […]
#C, #code fun
A colleague of mine recently mentioned this article from Brian Raiter. The article demonstrates how to reduce the size of an executable by a factor of 85. Here it is, just for fun: A Whirlwind Tutorial on Creating Really Teensy ELF Executables for Linux 🙂
This year’s Summer holidays give me the opportunity to spend a fair amount of time on my workbench project. So far it enabled me to finish the construction of the worktop and the three supports it will come to rest on. I’ve already made a start on joining them together in a detachable way. Plenty […]