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Visualisation for the poor man

A very quick and cheap visualisation method for skymaps. Print out 1's and 0's, choose a text editor of your choice without line break, turn down the font size and voilà Very cheap and quick visualisation for the poor man 🙂 UPDATE - Here's a suggestion for a ASCII opacity table:

Thanks to goliath… Read More »

Upgrade in progress

Because of ongoing upgrade processes, some services might work not so well or not at all. I'll let you know when everything is set!

AMD releases amdgpu-pro driver 17.30

Just some time ago, I let myself go and wrote about how upset I was about the (missing) support for my new RX 470 on Linux. Today AMD released the amdgpu-pro driver 17.30, with support for Kernel 4.10 and Xorg 1.19. So my setup is finally not useless anymore. Details are on the AMD download… Read More »

It's two and a half minutes to midnight

The doomsday clock is at two-and-a-half minutes to midnight. The doomsday clock is a illustration of how close we are to a man-made global catastrophe, published by " The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' Science and Security Board". Last time it was at that level has been 1953, during the tests of the Hydrogen-Fusion bombs.… Read More »

GPX to GeoJson convert tool

I hacked a C++ tool for converting GPX files to GeoJson, because the only one I could find used Node.js. The tool is available on GitHub. Binaries are available for GNU/Linux, the tool should be compatible with MacOS and Windows (Not tested). Runtime comparison with togeojson (Node.js)

And now with my tool

It's… Read More »

Sapphire Nitro Radeon RX470

About a month and half ago I purchased a RX470 and I want to write my experience with the card so far. I am not happy. Originally I wanted to have a nVidia GTX 970. But the RX470 had 8GB RAM instead of 4GB and, more interestingly, the double precision float operations should be significantly… Read More »

OpenStreetMap Malaria Mapping

That's a #FaithInHumanityRestored post 🙂 In the past months, a volonteer group of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap project have used satellite data to improve the OpenStreetMap data n different African countries. The aim was to improve the available map data to fight Malaria. If you also like that such things happen, you might consider retweeting this… Read More »

Rotterdam: Mini World

In the coming days, some Blog posts about Rotterdam are to be expected 🙂 Rotterdam - Mini World I start with Rotterdam Mini World. In Mini World every minute is like an hour in real time. After 24 minutes you have lived through a whole day. In the evening (Mini World time) the lights get… Read More »