That’s because I’m Dutch and still rolling on the floor over this past election result from the USA, showing the utter madness that a Democracy can be, sometimes. Then again, the people in the USA didn’t have much to choose from, did they? Many people were actually surprised that Trump got elected, which is strange… Continue reading Donald Trump is NOT my President!
In the first part I talked about resources. In the second post, I mentioned the need of logic and visualization. In the third post I talked about various platforms and the need to pick one to start with. In the fourth post I talked about modeling techniques, the development process and the need for documentation. And now… Continue reading So, you want to be a software developer? Part 5.
So I’ve mentioned the various resources you can use. I’ve also said that you need to train to think more logical and to visualize your designs. And I’ve told you to pick a target platform for which you will be developing at first. (You can always pick more platforms later.) So if you’d expect that… Continue reading So, you want to be a software developer? Part 4.
By now, you should know about useful resources where you can find information you need. And you have trained yourself to think logically and to visualize your ideas. So, should you start picking a programming language now? Nope! It is still a bit too soon, although it doesn’t hurt to look around a bit. No, you… Continue reading So, you want to be a software developer? Part 3.
As you might know, I’ve played for years with Poser Pro now. And for about a year, I have created printed models through the services of Shapeways while also creating all kind of artwork with those Poser models and E-ON Vue. But more recently (well, less than a week ago) I started experimenting with OpenSCAD, which is an open-source CAD application… Continue reading Making 3D prints with OpenSCAD, Poser and Shapeways.
I generally manage to recognise spam quite easily. But this email from email@example.com did an almost-excellent reasonable well trick to fool me. And why did it almost fool me? Because I’ve occasionally bought stuff from Amazon, including the British site. What made it look reliable was the fact that all links to the Amazon website did indeed… Continue reading Spammer almost fooled me!
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.)
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many… Continue reading 2014 in review
Well, an interesting (Dutch) article was interesting enough for me to share my opinion about the topic. Commissioner Neelie Kroes suggests that all young children should start programming as soon as possible. Preferably at the same moment when they’re learning to read and write. And I like her and often agree with her opinion about… Continue reading Kid programmers?
PostNL is well-known company in the Netherlands that specialized in delivering snail mail and packages. And recently, some spammers started mailing fake messages pretending to be PostNL for phishing purposes. So, PostNL responded with this Dutch message: Since many of you probably don’t know what it says, it roughly translates into a warning about the spammers.… Continue reading How you should NOT warn about phishing…