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Stop doing this in posts!

See what I did?

Part x in my .. in don’t like series haha

Post topic: My life changed when changing this one setting.
Answer: Congratulations, you have a boring life.

Post topic: You are using this and that wrong!
Answer: No I don’t

Post topic: Only 1% see this optical illusion/What you see first tells you what kind of person you are./You are a genius when you find the numbers in this illusion.
Answer: No it doesn’t

Post topic: This setting is ruining your experience.
Answer: No I like it in the current setting

Post topic: Creepy HIDDEN map tracks .. blah blah.
Answer: No its not hidden, and it there by default and can be toggled using the settings menu.

Post topic: Do this now! You will be happy you did.
Answer: No I don’t, didn´t and never will

Post topic: Expect has cracked the code for a happy life.
Answer: Suuure..

Post topic: The BEST recipe for …
Answer: Depends what you like, maybe its a GOOD recipe, liked by more people.

Post topic: The top 10/best .. you have to own.
Answer: My top 10 is different, shutup.

Also .. this Popup over popup ….

Quotes and slips of the tongue

Some cheesy stuff I found on my fileserver.
Mine/Friends or heared in the wild.

Hey kaas met ketchup? Of rasp ik nu te ver? (dutch)
(cheese with ketchup? Or am I grating too far?)

Coline in chat: I’m planning to go to sleep, but i was mentally ordering things in my head
My reply: cat /dev/head | sort -n > /dev/null && sleep $((8 * 2600))

Russisch routeren (dutch)
(Russian Routing) (Network joke about misconfiguring a router – like roulette)

Dashboard of my room kamer (windowsill)

Howmuch is that in beers?

me: I’ve seen better code
me also: But not written by me

Due to the recent coffee panic here, i think i need to prepare for the worst.. and go get a UPS for my backup coffee machine. (and bury cans of coffee in the garden)

Have you you seen the papers yet? Or are you waiting for the movie?

There are 1/12 problems according to the program
No problem at leas not 1 out of 0 !

We have no fruit left, only a sick banana

Take it easy, take it easy.
You can break things also slowly

Windows 95 – A world is closing for you.

Kapot gechmod (dutch and it rhymes)
Break something using linux chmod command

I don’t have a smart TV, I need to be smart myself

A beautiful mind is about a misunderstood genius
Happens to me also sometimes

Worldwide standard .. in Enschede

That dude was so drunk, he spoke encrypted

How long a drive was it?
About 1 liter

Will you rewind the CD after using it please?

Better to have 10 beers in you, than 1 on the street

if microsoft is the answer you didn’t understand the question

The release date of windows 2000 will be delayed, the new releasedate will be 14-04-1901

That whisky bottle is square!
Nice, no wet circles on the table

That trashcan bag is too big!
Maybe it is supposed to be on the outside

Sparkling water = water with holes

Many orgasms in the water .. organism

Sollution for everything, apply some glue and some pressure

I have to go, I have to catch the bike in 5 minutes

I heared some fireworks, mid year.
And said “maybe they are marsians”, we have to check if they lighting fireworks over 687 days again.

Hedgehog home webcam

A while ago i made a little hedgehog home, so i bought a little ipcam from china .. It should be able to run for a while on a little lipo battery.

And yes we’ve got one in our garden, sometimes he hides under our patio.

So lets see if this cam is useful.

Blender 360 degrees test

Next to try is a VR setup.

Another blender project i’m planning to do this week is a movie displaying my logo to overlay on my videos.
So i have to render a transparent movie for this.


Open a scene, i took the liberty to get one from blenderkit.

Change output to cycles, eevee doesn’t work

Make x/y large enough in output tab. X = 2 * Y !

Next select your camera, and open camera tab

Change Type to panoramic and then you can change panorama type to Equirectangular

Position your camera and hit F12, it wil take a long time!

You get something like this

Use a proper plugin for your website, or view with your VR glasses!

Oak island

I was about 16 when i first read about Oak Island, it was the first book posted below (it’s from 1979 and i still got it, it already was a few years old before i got it.). It was mysterious and about a place that still existed and i never forgot about it in all those years.

I even wanted to build a model to understand how it could have worked, with the drain system and the ‘boobystraps’.

In 2014 a series started on History Canada about trying to solve this mystery.
I still watch it whenever a new episode is posted.

A few years back i’ve been playing with Unity and Unreal. I’m really a beginner, but it would be nice if some community effort was made to get a Oak Island in a game engine where you can explore some of the things they found.

Another book i got some years later.

Android Applications

Today i talked about creating apps for mobiles with a colleague.

I made me wonder what programming IDE i’ve used in the past.

Things i’ve made:

  • clog killer – a game application i made while working at a job.
    It was the name of a process on our servers we all hated.
    It was slow and messed up your terminal.
  • Webled – have to install this one again, to see what its purpose was 🙂
  • Whistle hole calculator – When making your own tinwhistle/lowwhistle you had to calculate diameters and positions.
    I will make another post about this.
  • Made a Multiple-Choice Quiz tool, for learning Iai-do positions/terminology. (Japanese Martial Arts – See other posts)
  • A iscp Onkyo controller (see post about my web controller)

Tools used:

  • Android IDE
  • App inventor
  • ??
  • And mobile applications using html5, php, css3 and jquery mobile

App ideas, not started or not completed:

  • Game for blind people (Or people who are bored out of their skull going to meetings)
    It involves a evolving maze game on a black screen, you have to remember the way. Hitting a wall, buzzz .. dead, start all over again.
    So you can hold your phone under the table or behind your back.
    (Black screen and no sound, just the little vibrating thinghy.)
  • New way to select app’s using a widget.
  • Pull down search game. (Have to look at the source again, i forgot what i did)

Downloads and screenshots:

I’ll post more/better examples


Reversed engineered a tool found on a ‘hackers’ phone.
Apparently it was a security test setup nobody was aware of.
I was able to find urls and domains where some call-home functionality was involved.

Garden mapping using triangulation

Inkscape and some measurements.
Use some control points to check for deviation.
Choosing bigger distances gives greater accuracy!
Add radius of trees to your measurements

Inkscape gives you length and angle degrees.
Check your measurements :

Android / Oculus Quest screen record

Needed a way to record stuff from phone and VR set, found scrcpy.

A really usefull tool, you can control you phone, and what i was looking for .. screen record.

Used this to show via Jitsi screen share, how to do stuff on your phone.

scrcpy –record file.mkv

Switch fullscreen modeMOD+f
Rotate display leftMOD+ (left)
Rotate display rightMOD+ (right)
Resize window to 1:1 (pixel-perfect)MOD+g
Resize window to remove black bordersMOD+w | Double-left-click¹
Click on HOMEMOD+h | Middle-click
Click on BACKMOD+b | Right-click²
Click on APP_SWITCHMOD+s | 4th-click³
Click on MENU (unlock screen)⁴MOD+m
Click on VOLUME_UPMOD+ (up)
Click on VOLUME_DOWNMOD+ (down)
Click on POWERMOD+p
Power onRight-click²
Turn device screen off (keep mirroring)MOD+o
Turn device screen onMOD+Shift+o
Rotate device screenMOD+r
Expand notification panelMOD+n | 5th-click³
Expand settings panelMOD+n+n | Double-5th-click³
Collapse panelsMOD+Shift+n
Copy to clipboard⁵MOD+c
Cut to clipboard⁵MOD+x
Synchronize clipboards and paste⁵MOD+v
Inject computer clipboard textMOD+Shift+v
Enable/disable FPS counter (on stdout)MOD+i
Drag & drop APK fileInstall APK from computer
Drag & drop non-APK filePush file to device

Extracting/converting old chats from Signal/ICQ/google


For ICQ i only could find one that worked for me.
Search for the below file on the internet

IcqHR 1.8f (

This will convert XXXXXmsg.dat to a html file.


I’ve got signal on my linux workstation, so my encryption key lives in

Install sqlcipher from (

And use below script (change paths/keys accordingly)

#set -x
# Get your key from
#cat ~/.config/Signal/config.json

/Projects/sqlcipher/sqlcipher -list -noheader /home/${USER}/.config/Signal/sql/db.sqlite "PRAGMA key = \"x'"${SIGNAL_KEY}"'\";select json from messages;" > /tmp/clear_text_msgs;
cd /tmp 
tail -n +2 clear_text_msgs > without_ok
sed '$!s/$/,/' without_ok > with_commas
sed '1 s/^/[\n/' with_commas > with_leading_bracket
echo "]" >> with_leading_bracket
rm without_ok
rm with_commas
mv with_leading_bracket valid.json
cp valid.json /home/%{USER}/signal.$(date +%Y%m%d)
cd -

Google Chat/Talk/Hangouts

Just search for google takeout!

After that convert Hangouts.json to text using

Where have we been map

Generated a world map where we’ve been … biggest red part .. seen the least of it 🙂
Vacation or work
A small part of the US, and a small corner from the westcoast of Canada.

Countries/places on our todo list:

  • Mongolia
  • Japan
  • Cuba
  • Greece
  • America : Coline
  • Austria : Coline, Monique
  • Belgium : Monique, Coline
  • Bolivia : Coline, Arja
  • Cambodia : Coline, Monique
  • Canada : Monique, Coline
  • Canary islands : Coline
  • Czechia : Coline, Monique
  • Denmark : Coline
  • Egypt : Monique, Coline
  • England : Monique, Coline
  • France : Monique, Coline
  • Germany : Monique, Coline
  • Hungary : Monique, Coline
  • Iceland : Arja, Coline, Monique
  • Ireland : Coline, Monique
  • Italy : Monique, Coline
  • Laos : Monique, Coline
  • Malta : Coline
  • New Zealand: Coline
  • Peru : Arja, Coline
  • Romenia : Monique, Coline
  • Scotland : Monique, Coline (Many many times)
  • Spain : Coline
  • Sweden : Coline
  • Switzerland : Coline, Monique
  • Vietnam : Coline, Monique