Category Archives: Tech

My first Apex trigger (The ‘Hello World’ approach)

I’m a programmer, a developer at heart. When I encounter a new programming environment and/or language, I want to ‘see’ it working. No manuals, no training, no nothing. Just get it working on my own. For this we have the … Continue reading

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Der Stromer ST1 (short impression, driving through the woods)

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Once VR, never look back ~ Max Qubit

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Microsoft has to upgrade the Xbox One to support VR (Scorpio)

Microsoft insider Brad Sams wrote on Thurrott.com, saying that he expects to see new hardware and a new controller at E3. So what hardware could that be? My guess (and hope) is that Microsoft announces a VR capable upgraded Xbox … Continue reading

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Your mobile phone as light table for viewing film negatives

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VR here we come

I do not necessarily want to be the first to own VR glasses like Oculus Rift, but I’ll certainly look into it this year, probably around summer. I’m quite convinced that VR will become the next big thing in Gaming. … Continue reading

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Still to become trendy …

Record players, lp’s, analog photo camera’s with black & white 35 mm film … Sure, they are trendy. But what about this. I haven’t moved and might suddenly be outpacing the trendy people with my perfect analog Philips tv still … Continue reading

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Slide 10 : The Kremlin (1970)

Photo taken by my father. Scanned from a 6×6 cm color slide. Equipment used: Nikon D5100 + Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS) HSM, Kaiser Slimlite LED Light Box, Lightroom 5

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Digitizing old negatives (third experiment)

Improving on my first experiment with the aid of a light table (Kaiser Slimlite LED Light Box 2447). Capture of a 35mm negative (In this picture I already inverted the tone so it becomes a positive). Photo taken by my … Continue reading

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Digitizing old slides (second experiment)

Improving on my first experiment with the aid of a light table (Kaiser Slimlite LED Light Box 2447). Capture of a 6×6 (cm) slide. Photo taken by my father. I guess around 1970. And, as I said in the previous … Continue reading

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Digitizing old slides (first experiment)

My father was a fanatic amateur photographer. I’m now in the possession of a lot of negatives and slides. Amongst those are 6×6 (cm) slides. Nearly 100 of those are from a trip my parents made to Russia in 1970. … Continue reading

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The art of programming

At the core, I am a programmer. But I hardly program. 90% of the time I do other things. I listen to people who want things to be done. I ask questions, basic question, starting from zero, to understand everything … Continue reading

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RPC server is unavailable

I wanted to link my online ID with my Windows user account but I got the error ‘RPC server is unavailable‘. Something was wrong. But what? After some trial and error I found the solution – (Although I already had … Continue reading

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FRITZ!Box 7390 telephone disconnects

Last year I got a fiber connection to my home (FTTH), and now I have internet and my phone running over this, using a FRITZ!Box 7390 modem/router. Everything works fine and the FRITZ is a very nice modem/router. However, when … Continue reading

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Lightroom 4 – Restoring my dream to glory

Some pictures are valuable treasures. I said this in another post. Old photo’s with people long forgotten or as in this picture ‘the girl of my dreams’. Such pictures deserve a special treatment and loving care trying your best to … Continue reading

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Lightroom 4 – The ‘Adjustment Brush’

Lightroom 4 has different tools for applying local tweaks. I use the ‘Graduated Filter’ tool a lot. I like it. It can improve a picture in a subtle manner so you won’t notice it (if you do notice it, the … Continue reading

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StockLite custom mod greatly extends battery life of my Samsung Galaxy Ace

It like to get rid of stuff I don’t need. Very pratical. Less things to ‘worry about’. This pratice works especially well with devices like a PC. Keep the installed stuff to a minimum and the thing has less to … Continue reading

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The classic way

My photography talents, if any, took off with the age of digital camera’s, say after 2000. Before that time, I did take pictures but I wasn’t a fanatic. I wasn’t into developing pictures myself, although I did do a few … Continue reading

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Lightroom 4 – Restoring an old family picture to glory

Some pictures are valuable treasures. E.g. old photo’s with people long forgotten. They deserve a special treatment and loving care. When you hit upon a really special picure you try your best to get the most out of it. To … Continue reading

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Samsung Galaxy Ace – Insufficient internal memory (Problem) – Link2SD (Solution)

I’m quite happy with my Samsung Galaxy Ace. However, the internal memory storage (‘phone memory’) is very limited. A few apps like Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp and the phone starts to complain about ‘insufficient memory’. But I have a 16GB microSD … Continue reading

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