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Steinberger guitars and basses: less is more

Time for a somewhat unusual blogpost. As you may know, aside from playing with software and hardware, I also dabble in music, mostly with (electric) guitars. I recently bought a new guitar, a Steinberger GT-PRO “Quilt Top” Deluxe in Wine … Continue reading

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Thought: Neutral and objective versus politically correct.

I suppose most people don’t understand the difference between being neutral/objective and being politically correct. A neutral and objective observer can still be critical about what he observes. A politically correct observer cannot voice any criticism. I suppose you could … Continue reading

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Food for thought

Question: Give at least 4 numbers in the range of 1 to 10. Answer 1: 3, 5 Answer 2: 4, 5, 6, 20 Answer 3, 7, 7, 7, 7 Answer 4: 3, 4, 5, 6 Answer 5: 1, 2, 3, … Continue reading

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Fifty Years of BASIC, the Programming Language That Made Computers Personal

50 years of BASIC. I grew up with BASIC-powered home computers myself, so I recognize a lot in this great article. And indeed, these computers invited you to program, that’s how I got started. Things just aren’t quite the same … Continue reading

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Funny search terms

I find it fun to look at the stats on my blog, and see the search terms that brought people here. Some of them are quite funny. So I’ve decided to collect them, and give you a selection: make windows … Continue reading

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The fading boundaries of internet communication

Here is a decidedly non-technical blog for a change. I suppose it is loosely related to nettiquette in some ways, and early attempts of people to define appropriate behaviour (such as this early RFC), but I think those have been … Continue reading

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A brief overview on the history of 3D graphics hardware

A while ago, I wrote down a brief summary of the evolution of (consumer) 3D graphics hardware for someone. I concentrate mainly on PC hardware here, because it would be impossible to try and cover every custom graphics solution out … Continue reading

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Another FreeBSD server upgrade…

A few years ago, I wrote about how I upgraded my FreeBSD server. Well, a few days ago, the computer seized up, and it no longer wanted to boot. I could turn it on, and the fans and HDD started spinning, … Continue reading

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sykozis does not believe I own this blog

He is in denial…

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Intel Medfield vs ARM

I did an article on ARM and x86 about a year ago, since multicore ARMs were up and coming, and Windows 8 would allow them to be used in netbooks, notebooks or even desktops, as competing solutions to x86. That … Continue reading

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