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Quitting Facebook…

… yet again. I recently deleted my Facebook account again, although for completely different reasons this time. Here’s what I posted to my friends: That’s all, folks… (If you don’t feel like reading through this whole explanation but still want to stay in touch, feel free to skip to the bottom 😉) Those of you […]

Let girls be girls

Somebody on Facebook posted a link to this story about a mom who’s not happy about her little daughter being into Disney princesses. I wrote a rather lengthy comment that I thought would make a nice blog post, so I’m simply copy-pasting here: I don’t know about this; I think it’s a lot more important […]


Since it looks like summer might be at least peeking in for a bit, I created a little space on the patio; cleaned off the table, connected the netbook and decided it’s time for some writing, which I haven’t done in a while. I just updated several WP plugins, which led to the title — […]

Ubuntu 12.04: “No Screens Found”

I just spent about three hours fixing my computer. Ok, a great deal of the time was spent backing up my photos, but still. Anyway, I thought I’d share. Last night, when I just wanted to quickly check something on the internet, X froze. I restarted, and it wouldn’t boot to a graphical login anymore. […]

New Photography Project

I just started a new photography project. I’m not sure yet if I can make it through the whole year as planned, but I like the challenge. I just wrote out the basic concept on the “About” page, so feel free to check it out there (then I won’t have to repeat myself 😉 .)

Dabbling in HDR

Here’s my first more or less successful HDR attempt. I tried before, but never came up with a result I liked. I took these photos a while back while on a walk; I wasn’t really out with the goal to take great pictures, I just like to have my camera with me when I go […]

DIY strip light — finished

I finished my strip light (see part one of the documentation.) The material I used for the diffusor came from an old shower curtain, which was all white and made of polyester, and in look and feel it’s very similar to the material used in commercial light modifiers. I put some Velcro strips on and […]

Getting some excersise again

I am so proud of myself. I just went running, for the first time in a long time. I haven’t done any serious exercise in about a year and a half. In 2011 I worked hard to lose weight, and I lost about 15 kilos. Then our move from Celle got in the way, and […]