Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+



Ah where to start. Childhood nostalgia I guess. I absolutely loved The Transformers cartoon back in the 80’s when it was first aired on Saturday mornings on SSVC. Got a bunch of toys, Starscream as a memorable first and after that something like a dozen or two more. Loved them to bits. Bought a few of the comics in Dutch. At some point the cartoon ended, the Dutch version of the comic ended and that was it. Yeah Beast Wars came on later but that was in crappy 3D and didn’t do much for me to be honest.

Fast forward a few decades and I somehow come across some artwork for a Transformers comic. And it’s awesome. I can’t remember which one exactly but it must have been one of these. So I start reading up on what happened with The Transformers since the old G1 days and it seemed I’d missed quite a bit. A few decades worth of comics from three publishers (first the horrible Marvel cash-ins, then the DreamWave reboot and after they went bankrupt the IDW reboot which has been going strong for years), multiple tv-shows and toys, toys, toys as far as the eye can see (we shall not speak of the Michael Bay films).

So I started reading the comics, and god the IDW’s are good (particularly the whole Lost Light storyline) and looking into the toys. Some are and have been produced to tie in with the newer shows or films but I have decided to focus on one line in particular; the Masterpiece series produced in the US by Hasbro and in Japan by Takara. They’re basically overpriced and over engineered fanboy wet dream reimaginings of the old G1 characters for adults. Because let’s face it when you take off the nostalgia goggles to look at the toys from the 80’s they don’t exactly look the part.

But with the Masterpieces all of a sudden you get figures that are nearly cartoon accurate both in robot as in vehicle mode. Which, as transformation accuracy was never on the checklist for the cartoon, is quite a miracle of engineering for some of these pieces.


R.I.P. OS X Server

Oh come on Apple.
“macOS Server is changing to focus more on management of computers, devices, and storage on your network.” Whomever came up with that sentence should be fired on the spot.
OsX Server is changing in the sense that you could change a car by taking off the wheels, the engine, the exhaust, bash every window in and use the carcass as a planter.
No more mail server, no more dns server, no more web server, no nothing.
That’s another nice big fuck you to your customers Apple.

Anyway, seeing as this site runs on the same thing it means it’s time to look at alternatives and roll up my sleeves.



Tulip bulb

Hi, it’s been a while. Quite a few things have changed over the years.
New work, new hobbies, new marital status. Then again plus ça change…
Maybe I’ll dip into hobbies here over the next period to come, some of the stuff here is horribly outdated and it’ll be interesting to see if people actually still use their browsers or it’s all social media apps now.

Musical interlude, Bach’s Chaconne


And another year of

I renewed this domain name again, which means another year has passed since 2001.
To be honest I’m not even sure why I renewed it other than habit at this point.
You know how you always have one of those things in the back of your head… “One day I’m going to do this or that with this and it’ll be awesome”.
Well this is mine and at this point I’m fairly certain it’ll never happen, but I’ll keep holding on to the name anyway.



imagine si ceci
un jour ceci
un beau jour
si un jour
un beau jour ceci
si ceci

~ Samuel Beckett


I laughed at gravitation for a moment I was free


Sometimes they come back


Well, it’s the year where according to Back to the Future we’re supposed to have flying cars, hover boards and automagic shoelaces, crazier things can happen.
So the forum is back. Let’s see what happens.

Work in progress... home!
Trying to get all/most of the new code working before I start on the eyecandy.