Panorama Weesp 1973, black and white

I have been playing with panorama photography since I got a camera. So in 1973 , with the SLR Praktica, I made a series of shots from the top of the Meidoornlaan in Weesp. 6 photos in total,  just enough to give a panorama view of the centre of Weesp. Black and white, developed and printed in my own darkroom. I scanned the photos and reproduced the panorama. Many of the houses shown in the front are now taken down and replaced by modern houses or will be in the near future (Papelaan, Krugerstraat). Continue reading Panorama Weesp 1973, black and white

Why I will not ‘buy’ an Apple product

Found this on OSnews, by Chrism, and it tells exactly how I feel about Apple and why I will not even physically touch Apple products: I’m not sure how many times it needs to be said: when you “purchase” an Apple product, you don’t really own it. You merely are permitted to use it at the discretion of Apple and in accordance with all of its associated services and terms to which you agree when you buy into a vendor as locked-in as Apple. So even though you’re paying thousands of dollars more for what is basically a mediocre Intel … Continue reading Why I will not ‘buy’ an Apple product

The Antikythera Mechanism in Lego

From Youtube: NatureVideoChannel The Antikythera Mechanism is the oldest known scientific computer, built in Greece at around 100 BCE. Lost for 2000 years, it was recovered from a shipwreck in 1901. But not until a century later was its purpose understood: an astronomical clock that determines the positions of celestial bodies with extraordinary precision. 

In 2010, a fully-functional replica out of Lego was built. Continue reading The Antikythera Mechanism in Lego

Visual 6502

The guys at made an amazing simulation of the real 6502, at the hardware transistor level! So finally no more secrets about the 6502! Working from a single 6502, they exposed the silicon die, photographed its surface at high resolution and also photographed its substrate.  Using these two highly detailed aligned photographs, they created vector polygon models of each of the chip’s physical components – about 20,000 of them in total for the 6502.  These components form circuits in a few simple ways according to how they contact each other, so by intersecting our polygons, they were able to create a … Continue reading Visual 6502

A new monitor Acer Aspire GD245HQ

I have a new monitor. Replaced my DELL monitor, 1280×1024 normal width with a widescreen 1920×1080 one. This monitor is connected to my main workhorse, a DELL notebook. And this notebook (the E6500) has a Displayport, which can also deliver DVI.  The previous one could only do VGA, and the 1280×1024 was a bit of a limit as monitor.  So with a notebook allowing larger screen espace, I was on the lookout for a bigger screen. It had to have DVI and HDMI and be Full HD and affordable. In august iBood offered a 23 inch LED 23 inch Acer monitor for 189 … Continue reading A new monitor Acer Aspire GD245HQ