Saturday, January 6, 2018

Disc rot

Do you still have CD's or DVD's laying around containing backups? Images, documents, music, or other stuff that you like to (re)use some day?

How reliable are those discs?

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

BeeClear en de slimme meter op sluipjacht (Dutch)


De meeste huishoudens hebben tegenwoordig een 'slimme' meter. Die 'slimheid' zit hem voornamelijk in het voordeel voor de energie bedrijven die veel gemakkelijker je meter kunnen uitlezen, maar gelukkig kun je er zelf ook wat mee.

Bijvoorbeeld sluipverbruik aanpakken i.c.m. de BeeClear.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

A bright spot on NetFlix?

What to make of this...

Will Smith returns to the silver... no, scratch that. Will Smith returns to the small screen, in a fantasy / buddy cop cross over movie. And lots of people hate it. But in these modern times where the internet allows every idiot to spout his vitriol nothing appears to be appreciated anymore.

 So... I, for one, actually like Bright. So there.

Evan Curry - Odyssee One

Review.

Many 'space operas' have a similar theme: Earth develops instant space travel, encounters other humans in space, uses the instant travelling to battle evil space lords.

I'd suggest to skip these, unless you really like Ryk Brown, Christopher Nuttal, and the like.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Erwtensoep / Snert (Dutch)

Erwtensoep hoort ook bij geeks :-)

Er zijn een heleboel verschillende recepten op het Internet te vinden. Dit is mijn variant...

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Christopher Fowler - Roofworld / Rune

Review.

Fowler's Roofworld is like a 'light' version of Gaiman's Neverwhere. Still it is an enjoyable read. Imagine a world with its own rules, just above our heads, where drop-outs have created their own society with their own rules. It's an entertaining romp.

Good reading if you like light fantasy, though perhaps it's not exactly fantasy... some genres are hard to specify 😏


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Android GPS sharing

For some reason ☺ I wanted to use a location aware app on my Android tablet, which didn't have a GPS receiver.

There are several apps on Google Play, some work, some do not. I found two apps that would work together properly: Bluetooth GPS Output and Bluetooth GPS.