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Game theory - The evolution of Trust

The evolution of trust is an educational and very funny game to play in your browser. Written by Nicky Case on July 2017. It's not the hottest news (I know) but the game is worth mention it again - On a rainy or cloudy weekend, you might want to have a look at it.

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 »