Blake & Mortimer: De Da Vinci Code. Zo zou je het nieuwste Blake & Mortimer album kort kunnen omschrijven. Een oude professor en een jonge dame moeten, door een aantal raadsels op te lossen, een geheim zien te ontrafelen. De professor is Mortimer, de jonge dame is de dochter van […]

Blake & Mortimer: Het testament van William S.


Catalyst, by James Luceno, is the companion novel to Rogue One, the first standalone movie in the Star Wars franchise. Lucasfilm/Disney seem to have settled on providing more background by the means of novels. It has been done for The Force Awakens and the Rebels TV show before. Catalyst tells […]

Review: Catalyst, a Rogue One story


It’s been a long time since I wrote about guitars on this site. After a hiatus of almost four years, I started taking lessons again half a year ago and play almost every day. This also meant dusting off my amp, a Peavy Valveking Royal 8, a 5W all-tube amp […]

Peavey Valveking Royal 8 mods



Een paar foto’s van de Stoomtreindagen 2016 bij de Stoomstichting Nederland. Onderdeel van het bezoek was een rit naar Gouda en terug achter 01 1075, Nederlands snelste stoomlocomotief. Dit is een van oorsprong Duitse 01.10 (de driecilinder versie van de bekende Baureihe 01 sneltreinlocomotief) met een maximum snelheid van 140 […]

Stoomtreindagen 2016


I have made slow but steady progress on my Bundeswehr army since my last summary post. This is the current order of battle: I consider the three combat platoons complete at this point. There are a couple of possible additions to the support units that I will pursue at low […]

My Bundeswehr army (2016)


Part 1 about preparation and list building can be found here. The Regional I attended was held at Wyvern’s Keep in Delft, which is the newest game store in the The Hague/Rotterdam area. It was the first time I went to a tournament there. It was the first Regional announced, […]

Regionals 2016, part 2: game day



Like last year, I knew that I would be able to attend only one X-Wing regional. Naturally, I wanted to get the most out of that experience. I did not play in a Store Championship, since our son was born in Store Championship season, the tournament kit was unattractive to […]

Regionals 2016, part 1: preparation


My Raspberry Pi is hooked up to my AV Receiver using the HDMI port. My AV Receiver sits behind a cabinet door, so it cannot be controlled directly using the remote unless I open the door. This is not an issue when watching TV, as TV and AVR communicate using […]

CEC on the Raspberry Pi


Pi Musicbox has no built-in functionality for creating playlists for local music files that are located on the SD card or a USB drive. Playlists (m3u files) need to be located (by default at least, this can be changed in settings.ini) in /var/lib/mopidy/playlists. Filenames must be absolute of course. I […]

Playlists in Pi Musicbox



After downloading Pi Musicbox from the website, follow one of the tutorials for writing the image to an SD card. If you want to change settings before first booting up, you can do so under Windows by editing settings.ini in the config folder. If you plan on running headless (i.e. […]

Pi Musicbox – First steps


CDs en andere fysieke media zijn niet meer de belangrijkste bron van muziek. Alles draait tegenwoordig, ook in de Hi-Fi wereld, om streaming: Internetradio, Spotify, het afspelen van muziek van netwerkschijven. Ook de traditionele Hi-Fi merken hebben dit begrepen en spelen in op deze trend door streaming-spelers of door deze […]

Betaalbaar Audio/Video systeem deel 3 – Streaming


Moderne TVs zien er prachtig uit met hun smalle omlijsting, maar dit eist zijn tol – voor speakers is er alleen nog maar ruimte aan de achterkant, het resulterende geluid is blikkerig en de bas is ver te zoeken. Externe speaker zijn dus een must. Hiervoor waren er bij ons […]

Betaalbaar Audio/Video systeem deel 2 – Receiver