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

Na 9 jaar werd het weleens tijd onze televisie te vervangen. In de oude woning was 32″ prima, maar in de huidige woonkamer met een grotere kijkafstand toch een beetje klein. Ook was het nog een HD Ready model (720p dus), geen 1920 x 1080 Full HD. Op zoek dus […]

Betaalbaar Audio/Video systeem deel 1 – TV

The last post about my Bundeswehr Cold War Army is 2 years old, but I’ve added some more stuff in the meantime: Panzerschnellbrücke Biber (Revell), Beobachtungspanzer M113 (Hobby Den), and a Panzermörser 120mm (Italeri conversion). Finally two M113 variants, few Cold War NATO armies can do without them. I’m currently […]


Black Ops is an interesting addition to the Osprey Wargames series. It aims at wargaming, as the name implies, “Black Operations”. At its base is a simple D6-driven system. Character abilities (essentially attack, close combat, morale, defense) are target numbers for D6 rolls, with a few simple modifiers to the […]

Black Ops

This is a report of the Winter kit tournament run by Subcultures in Utrecht on November 19th. It was a 16-player four-round tournament, with rounds limited to 60 minutes due to the time of day (the tournament started at 7pm, with people fighting evening rush hour to get there in […]

Winter tournament report

Gezien X-Wing en Armada spellen over gevechten in de ruimte zijn, is het wel zo leuk om op een sterrenachtergrond te spelen – iets anders dus dan de groene mat die menig miniaturenwargamer thuis heeft liggen. Er zijn een aantal bedrijven die deze maken, ook Fantasy Flight Games zelf heeft […]

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Finishing fourth (out of four…) at the Massing at Sullust tournament in Leiden, I was given the choice between the Raider and the Rogues & Villains expansion, and decided to go for the latter, as this expansion adds something for both Rebels and Empire, and looked like fun. I did […]

Rogues & Villains painted

Just like X-Wing, Armada has quickly gained a considerable following, with plenty of information scattered over the Internet. This is a collection of useful sites. Information Official product site with rules, tournament rules, and FAQ. Armada wiki, all expansions and cards on one site. On-line fleet builders Star Wars Armada […]

Armada online resources

When X-Wing first hit the shelves, I was hesitant to get started with it, despite being both a miniatures wargamer and a Star Wars fan. It was mostly the price tag that put me off. I eventually caved in when I had the chance to pick up a core set […]

X-Wing: A review after two years of playing