A long time ago, I designed my own board using an ATTiny85, a 74HC595, two buttons and 14 LEDs to create a simple board with 2 6-sided dice. Pressing a button would roll one of the dice. It was fun, but I forgot about that project until I decided to redo it again. And this… Continue reading Two dice with an ATTiny13
First an apology to my International friends who don’t understand Dutch. Occasionally, I have a topic that’s just more interesting for people in my region than for the whole World. Like this one, where I’m nagging about lotteries in the Netherlands and how they almost force you to buy tickets. I’m especially talking about some lotteries… Continue reading Loterijen zijn geldklopperij! (En toch speel ik mee.)
I do love some of the spam messages I receive. Especially when the spammers try to pretend they’re the FBI or other important organisation and they want to pay me a few millions. And I can’t really imagine that some people are stupid enough to fall for this. Then again, if they… Continue reading The FBI in Lithuania wants to pay me 15 million dollars…
I want a new background for my desktop system. But it’s a dual-monitor system with two monitors with 1920×1200 resolutions. This means that I have to make a very wide image. So I decided to make a wide landscape image. But I don’t want a bunch of trees, some mountains and water, but also some… Continue reading Creating a nice CGI landscape.
All my life I’ve collected a lot of comics. I still have a huge collection of both European comics and comics from the USA. However, the Internet did have an interesting impact on the world of comics, because today a comic can be published world-wide and all the costs is has are the time to… Continue reading The web comics I like…
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,700 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 6 years to get… Continue reading 2012 in review
There once was a powerful Japanese emperor who needed a new chief samurai. So he sent out a declaration through-out the entire known world that he was searching for a chief. A year passed, and only three people applied for the very demanding position: a Japanese samurai, a Chinese samurai, and a Jewish samurai. The… Continue reading The Jewish Samurai
DSC03100.jpg, a photo by Wim ten Brink on Flickr. A sparrow. One of the many bird pictures I’ve taken. 🙂