HatcheryIn the past weeks, I worked on the firmware for the MCH2022 badge in particular the menu for connecting to the hatchery and downloading apps to the internal storage of the badge. The file hatchery_client.c contains the code for querying the hatchery RESP API and processing the JSON responses. The most tricky part of the code, is the part that processes the Unicode espace sequences including the support for surrogate pairs.
- Wandelroute make (Make your own walking route in Overijssel.)
AKI FinalsI went to the AKI finals 2021/2022 exhibitions at the AKI building. I found the works of the following graduated students noteworthy (in the order I encountered them):
- Kim Dawoon
- Eric Bari
- Lars Nijland
- Asdis Gylfadóttir
- Cel Lotgerink. I found her Alhtael language system interesting.
- Lea Wintermann
- Yoon Bitna
- Elyne Dunning
- Thom van Scherpenzeel. With an impressive animatronics doll and lightning programmed with Max. (Instagram)
- Monique Friesen
- Christy Lugtenberg
- Wouter Hof
- Ina Kodrzycka
- Yuci Chen
- Sophie van Binsbergen
- Irene Molenaar
- Eddy Eustache
- Stijn van Casteren
- Emir Yilmaz
Deventer murder trialToday, the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant reported about the report of the cold case team that looked at the Deventer murder trial. Just recently, the 2020 film The Judgement (Dutch: De veroordeling) was broadcast on Dutch TV, which is based on a non-fiction book by journalist Bas Haan about the murder case. The film focusses on the fact that Maurice de Hond in the media claimed that a handyman of the murdered woman, Michaël de Jong, as being the murder without there being any substantial proof and that by doing so, damaged him. According to the book and the film, it was a case of trial by media. According to investigative journalist Bas Haan, the report by the cold case team is not about new insights and new data. In a sense this is true. However, it is remarkable that now a police team concludes that exculpatory evidence for Louwes was withheld by the police and that various disastrous mistakes were made during the investigation. It seems that the report states that the two most important pieces of evidence on which the conviction was based, do not hold. It states that it is indeed possible that the cell phone of Ernst Louwes connected with the cell tower in Deventer over a distance of 25Km, and that this fact can no longer be used to proof that he was in Deventer during that time. In the withheld information a connection with a cell tower more than three times the distance was mentioned. The report also states that the evidence based on the presence of DNA is invalid, because the blouse on which it was found, was not handled properly. Bas Haan states that doubts about the reliability of the evidence was known to the judge who convicted Ernst Louwes. The question is what would be the judgement of a judge when presented with this case now. It seems that the public opinion now is that Ernst Louwes is the perpetrator and that Maurice de Hond is wrong.
Visiting all MUPIsThis morning, I biked along all the MUPIs with a picture of a work of one of the AKI graduates on the back. I had written the names of all the students on a piece of paper and if I had not had this, I might have missed one of the MUPIs. It took me two hours and fourty minutes to finish the trip, which was about 26Km. I found the works of the following two students noteworthy:
Friday, June 24, 2022
32.1° CelsiusThe temperature at Twenthe Airport has gone up to 32.1° Celsius, which breaks the previous record of 31.3° on this date in 2016. TSP solver kept on finding only longer routes. This evening, I made some changes to the solver, which came down to grouping all variants of the same length together and only keeping one. That did result in an interesting route.
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
AKI MUPI route 2022I found AKI MUPI ROUTE 2022 and spend some time in Google Earth connecting the locations in order to be able to calculate a shortest route to visit all the MUPI's. Then I decided to write a program, ParseMUPIkml.cpp, to parse the KML file and generate input for the TSP solver, I wrote last year.
- Does one simple rule underlie learning in the brain?
- A calcium-based plasticity model for predicting long-term potentiation and depression in the neocortex
Monday, June 20, 2022
Truck Run 2022Today, Andy and I joined the yearly Truck Run organized by De Tukker Truckers, just like we did four years ago. The GPS-track of how we drove in KML file for Google Earth.
Drents MuseumConny and I went to the Drenthe province. We first went to Drents Museum in Assen, the capital of Drenthe. There we saw several exhibitions. The first exhibition we saw was Under the Spell of Mount Ararat. Next, we saw the exhibition Sam Drukker, which consist mainly of self-portrait of the painter Sam Drukker. I found the following paintings noteworthy:
- Self-Portrait with Lobster, 2002
- Portrait, 2009
- In the Bath with Marat, 2005
- Without Title (Naked Self-Portrait), 2019
- Portrait with Green Collar, 2015
- Self-Portrait with Bare Shoulder, 2004
- Self-Portrait in front of Easel, 2010
- It is a Boy, 1996
- The Connoisseur, 2002
- Remembrance of Matthijs / After Matthijs Röling, 2003
- The Nose Picker, circa 2006
- Lying man, 2009
- Self-Portrait with Red Shirt, 2022
- The Potato-Eater, 1993
- Portrait 464, 2003
- The Teacher, 1993
- Self-Portrait with Paper Hat, 2006
- Dandelion and bumblebee, 2022
- River bullhead, 2022
- Stag-beetle, 2022
- Self-Portrait in Red Bathrobe, 2007, Barend Blankert
- Self-Portrait, 2003, Rsemin Hendriks
- Self-Portrait, 1832, Louis Albert Roessingh
- Self-Portrait, 2014, Alfred Hafkenscheid
- Self-Portrait with Paintbrush, 1990, Theo l'Herminez
- Self-Portrait, 2008, Thy Jansen
- Self-Portrait, date unknown, Jan Mankes
- Self-Portrait, date unknown, Sinta Salter-Heddema
- Soulmate, 2007, Tamara Müller
- Self-Shortened, 2008, Arout van Albada
- Self-Portrait, date unknown, Jan Roëde
- Self-Portrait, date unknown, Georg Ruefer
- Self-Portrait, circa 1933, Chris Lebean
- Self-Portrait, 2013, Hans Hoekstra
- Self-Portrait Naked Full-Length, 1995, Karel Bushes
- Self-Portrait, 1978, Herman Tulp
- Self-Portrait with Snorkel, 2004, Pieter Pander
- The Mole Catcher, 1984, Rinus van der Meer
- Videocalling with Background, 2021, Peter Hartwig
- Toilet, 2009, Tamara Müller
- Jealousies, 1996, Ilse Meijer
- Self-Portrait, 1996, Theo l'Herminez
- Monochrome Self-Portrait with Cap, Philips Akkerman
- Self-Portrait, 2007, Philips Akkerman
- Inferior with Painter and his Model, 1970, Matthijs Röling
- Self-Portrait with wife, 1918, Bart Peizel
- In-Between Self, 2021, Deborah Poynton
DoubletsAfter I saw the exhibition Ergens in het midden... again, I went to Concorodia, where I saw the exhibition Doublet with murals by Petra van Noort (who is from Rotterdam) and an installation by Marleen Kappe (who is from Amsterdam).
Books and cableAround 11 o'clock, I got two books and a USB-cable in the mail. The books are:
- The Diary of Anaïs Nin: 1931-1934 written by Anaïs Nin, edited by Gunther Stuhlmann, and published by Swallow Press in 1966, ISBN:9780156260251, which I had bought on Tuesday at 14:06:51 from Antiquariaat Bij tij en ontij for € 7.00.
- Henry and June written by Anaïs Nin and published by Penguin Books in 1990, ISBN:9780140145915, which I had bought on Tuesday at 10:17:36 from antiquariaat t' Wasdom for € 3.00.
The USB cable is to connect my Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 and download the date. Just like in 2018 the SD card has become stuck in the camera after a period where it did not want to stay inside and I had to push it in during taking a photograph. This was also after the cover for the SD card and the battery broke off. Since some time the camera also has some wear on the LCD screen. But for the rest, it is still working. This time, I thought it was beter not to try to repair the SD card holder like I did before, but use the USB cable. It took me some time to figure out which USB cable I needed.
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
KunstenLandschapThis afternoon, I biked around the rout of KunstenLandschap 2022. I found the following works worth mentioning:
- Various works by Herman de Vries at Bert Kuipers Kunsthandel (#4 at 12:33)
- Soundscape by Peter Geerts. (#7 at 13:11)
- Look Who's Posing Now by Willemijn Calis and Mette Hoekstra. (#8 from 13:17 to 13:29)
- Cees Willemsen (#9 at 13:30)
- Velo-electro by Tristan Kruithof. (#8 at 13:32)
- Ode aan William Turner by Marco Overkamp (#14 at 14:01)
- four video poems by Pat van Boeckel.
- Een oude stem van wind en zout by Monique Bastiaans on the top of Roolvink Esch usually not open to the public. (#21 at 14:57 and 15:10)
- Alive by Tamara Klein. (#23 at 15:07)
Een oude stem van wind en zout
- Wetmatige Beweging (Zwart-Wit) (1965) by Peter Struycken.
- Buiten de oever (2002) by Elsbeth Cochius.
- Beukenbos (2006) by Elsbeth Cochius.
- The Embium Building in the Sky (2011) by Rik Smits.
- Recreatiegebied #9 (2003) by Renie Spoelstra.
- ZT (B03#12) (2019) by Ruri Matsumoto.
- Zonder titel (2011) by Abdalbagi Ainyal.
On the way home, I went to bookshop Broekhuis, were at 17:02:39, I bought the book Henry & June written by Anaïs Nin, translated from the English edition into Dutch by Margaretha Dorothea Ferguson, published by Volkskrant Verboden Boeken in 2012, ISBN:8710371001989, for € 6.95. At home I discovered that I already at an edition of this book.
Staggering GeniusI finished reading the book A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers, which I started reading on May 6 after I bought it on Friday, April 29 second-hand. On the front of the book there is a round sticker from Illini Union Bookstore with the text '30% off' suggesting that the book was bought there. On May 8, I already wrote something about the book. At some point, I was afraid that the author was just being funny for the sagke of being funny, but the book also has some serious content. I found the book a bit long-winded here and there, especially regarding the parts with internal dialogue. I searched about some information about the Might magazin but did not find much. the MCH2022 badge, have been studying the ESP HTTP Client and the example program . It works with a callback function that is called whenever results are received. If the data is JSON and you immediately want to process it, you need a JSON parser that can process chunks of data. If you immediately want to process the parsed JSON, you could use some technique like protothreads for C. I started to write some example code.
Parsing JSONI have expressed some interest in developing the interface with the Hatchery for the MCH2022 badge. The plan is that a REST API will be developed for the Hatchery. For this it will be needed to parse some JSON. For this, I am looking into some existing JSON parsing libraries. These are the libraries that I looked into:
- cJSON: Ultralightweight JSON parser in ANSI C. I would not call it ultralightweight, because it builds a tree structure when parsing the JSON. But for processing JSON it is not neccessary to first build a generic data structure and next process this structure. I think that in an embedded system memory allocations should be avoided as much as possible. The fact that it does not use a union in the definition of the nodes, does not make it particular lightweight with respect to memory usage.
- JSMN jsmn (pronounced like 'jasmine') is a minimalistic JSON parser in C. It looks a little more leightweight because it does not build up a structure, but instead fills an array with tokens that point to the JSON input. It does thus not allocate any memory when called, but you have to specify the number of tokens before calling the function. That is nice when you for parsing JSON messages with a known structures and a limited length. This too is a library that parses the whole JSON in one go and requires you to process the result.
- Frozen: JSON parser and emitter for C/C++. It has a different approach. It has a SAX parser where you need to provide a call-back function. Personally, I dislike SAX like parsers. But beside this it also has some other methods to extract data from a JSON string similar to the scanf function. It also has some functions to parse JSON arrays.
- Parson is a lightweight json library written in C. Also uses some internal structure to represent the JSON.
- tiny-json also parses a JSON string into a tree. Also provides some methods to navigate that structure.
- JSON-C: A JSON implementation in C. It looks very complete, but not very lightweight.
- Jansson. Also looks very complete, but again not very lightweight. In the load.c, I did find the lex_scan function, that implements a lexical scanner for JSON.
I am thinking about developing my own JSON parser as an iterator, much like the lex_scan function from Jansson, for processing data received from the Hatchery. I think, I first want to study the code from performing an HTTP request in the badge and/or storing the data in a local file system (for caching).
Into the cityThis afternoon, I went into the city. I first went to have a look at the exhibition Ergens in het midden... with portrait and nude photographs by Ragnar Gischas. I was impressed by the pictures and found them artistic. There was also a book with some pictures from the exhibition, but for some reason the prints in the book looked less artistic and more nude. Reason for me to not buy the book.
I walked through the city and went to bookshop Broekhuis where I found a large collection of autobiographic books from Privé-domein ("private domain") series. At 15:50:49, I bought the following two books:
- Eindexamencatalogus 2004 Academie voor de beeldende kunsten en vormgeving Arnhem written in Dutch and published by Academie voor de beeldende kunsten en vormgeving in 2004 for € 7.95.
- Aan nederlagen geen gebrek: Brieven en documenten 1988-1994 written by Arnon Grunberg in Dutch and published by Singel Uitgeverijen in 2016, ISBN:9789029505802 for € 14.95.
Friday, May 27, 2022
- Lexical Distance Among Languages of Europe 2015
- Justice and rejection sensitivity in children and adolescents with ADHD symptoms
Forward button presses to FPGAToday, I have done some work for the firmware for the MCH2022 badge. I worked on the issue for sending button presses to the FPGA. I managed to get a working solution. I needed to install the pyserial in order to run the Python script for uploading bitstream to the badge. I extended the script a bit for debugging purposes. I was using the following command:
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
- A Comprehensive Measurement of the Local Value of the Hubble Constant with 1 km/s/Mpc Uncertainty from the Hubble Space Telescope and the SH0ES Team
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Saturday, May 21, 2022
ArnhemConny and I went to Arnhem. We first went to Museum Arnhem. From the exhibition consume by, I found the following works interesting:
- Science Fiction Postcards by Stéphanie Roland, 2013. (This had a heating panel besides it, which I found a little strange in an exhibition about the climate, while it was also possible to use body heat instead.)
- Maaier by Jan Toorop, 1915.
- De Storm by Helma Pantus, 1991.
- In Pursuit if Bling by Otobong Nkanga, 2014.
- De zich spiegelende beek by Johannes Warnardus Bilders, circa 1870.
- Heidelandschap by Frederik Hendrik Hendriks, circa 1840.
- Drie Schildpadden by Carel Willink, 1952
- De maraboes by Carel Willink, 1962.
- Bush Compulsion: a Primitive Breakthrough in the Modern Mind by Melanie Bonajo & Emmeline de Mooij, 2008.
- IJsselgezicht bij Hattem by Jan Voerman Sr, circa 1925-1930.
- Woudsterweg bij Oranjewoud by Jan Mankes, 1912.
- Weidelandschap by Ali Goubitz, 1934.
- Primordeal Earth (foto serie) by Léonard Pongo, 2017-Now
- Zonder titel by Britta Marakatt-Labbu, 2011.
- Growth by Wiebke Pandikow, 2016.
- Andere wereld by Maurits Cornelis Escher, 1947.
- Kust bij Amalfi by Maurits Cornelis Escher, 1931.
- Mijn moeder by Wim Schuhmacher, 1925.
- Babel by Nicolaas Wijnberg, 1970.
- Zittend naakt voor de spiegel by Herman Meurs, 1929.
- Vrouwen in de straat by Pyke Koch, 1964.
- Bladeren met fruit by Edgar Fernhout, 1935.
- Witte kelkjes by Edgar Fernhout, 1935.
- Zonder titel by Gaby Bovelander, 1977.
- Zelfportret (naakt) by Henk Mual, 1959.
- Hate crime surivor I by Zanele Muholi, 2004.
- Zelfportret (gender) by Dorian Hiethaar, 1984.
- The guilt of the privileged by Marlene Dumas, 1988.
- Protester #1-24 by Iris Kensmil, 2020.
- De leesplank by Klaas Gubbels, 1964.
- Stilleven met de hand by Dick Ket, 1933.
- Stillevem met druiventros by Dick Ket, 1934.
- Zelfportret by Dick Ket, 1939.
- Stilleven met bokkingen by Raoul Hyncker, 1941.
- Damesportret by Henri van de Velde, circa 1930 - 1940.
- Nocture by Pyke Koch, 1930.
- Mercedes de Barcelona by Pyke Koch, 1930.
- Voorstudie voor de grote contorsioniste by Pyke Koch, 1956.
- Zelfportret by Carel Willink, 1941.
- Wilma met kat by Carel Willink, 1940.
- Het gele huis by Carel Willink, 1934.
- Château en Espange by Carel Willink, 1939.
- Job by Carel Willink, 1938.
- Ariadne van Bolivie by Carel Willink, 1926.
- Zelfportret by Berthe Edersheim, 1932.
- Jonge vrouw met portretjes by Harmen Meurs, 1929.
- Eenzaam by Herman Meurs, 1936.
- Twee vrouwen (Berthe en Lenu Edersheim by Charley Toorop, 1933.
- Liggend naakt by Charley Toorop, 1932.
- Portrait de ma by Gé Röling, 1932.
- Portret van mevrouw D. by Wim Schuhmacher, 1936.
- The tourist by Margriet van Breevoort, 2016.
- Vanitas (2) by Hans Op de Beeck, 2012.
- Borstentros by Maria Roosen, 2010.
- 12,5% Proog by Marc Quinn, 1993.
- Ondergrondse fontein by Thom Puckey, 1989.
- Venustrechter by Rebecca Horn, 1986.
- On invisible waves by Scheila Najand, 2001.
- I Almost Forgot by Peter Santino, 2001.
- Pelikaan by François Pompon, 1954.
- Vrouwelijke figuur by Dirk Wolbers, 1935.
- Voice of Nature - Fagus Sylvatica.Antropunicea 1900 by Thijs Bierstekker in cooperation with scientist prof. Stefano Mancuso.
- Autoritratto by Alighiero Boetti, 1993-1994.
After the visit to the museum we walked along the Roemondsplein (square) were the environmental artwork De Blause Golven (The Blue Waves) by Peter Struycken can still be seen in its original state. At the border of the square there is a large sign about the reorganization of the square. This will also involve changing the art work by changing the ratio between the width of the blue and white stripes.
We spend some time in the bookshop De Colofon. At 14:54, I bought the book Theo van Doesburg: oeuvre catalogus written by Theo van Doesburg, Els Hoek, Marleen Blokhuis, Centraal Museum, and Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, edited by Els Hoek, illustrations by Theo van Doesburg, written in Dutch and published by Centraal Museum in 2000, ISBN:9789068682557, for € 28.50.
Shortly after three, we arrived at St Eusebius' Church. We walked around the mostly empty church before we were allowed to go up into the tower. The tower was closed due to some bad weather conditions. (Later we discovered that damage caused by thunderstorms in some eastern parts of the country including Enschede were we live.) We dared to walk onto the two glass observation balconies at a height of 59 and 62 meters and took some pictures from them. There was also an audio tour about the Operation Market Garden and the destruction of the church.
After our visit to the church, we walked around a bit, and around five arrived at the Indonesian restaurant Rasasari. We both had a big rames dish where you can make a selection of ingredients to be used. Conny selected rendang beef, tumis beans, gado gado with yellow rice. I selected ayam semoor chicken, atjar, orah areh with fried rice. The dishes also came with a boiled egg, tempeh, fried coconut and crispy potato. We both liked these typical Indonesian dishes.
Fort PannerdenConny and I visited Fort Pannerden, a disused military fort. We learned something about the history of the area and the fort. The audio tour was quite interesting. It took us about two hours to walk through the fort and listen to all the stories. In the middle of the tour we saw an exhibition of woouden sculptures by Will Schropp. We also bought two metal mugs. Next we walked to the end of the dam where the Bijlands Kanaal splits into Pannerdens Kanaal and the river Waal.
- Ithkuil: A very complex constructed language
NijmegenThis afternoon, Conny and I went to city of Nijmegen. We first visited the Valkhof Museum where we spend most of out time at the Moving Stories, the riches of the Limes exhibition. It is a mixture of archaeological artifacts and modern art. I liked the following items from the exhibition:
- 7: Steel to Rust - Meltdown by Otobong Nkanga, 2016.
- 26: The Constellations #4, #5, and #6 by Bouchra Khalili, 2011.
- 46: Mijn naam is Taal by Nicoline van Harskamp, 2021 (For a different recording, see: Mijn naam is Taal | My Name is Language.)
- 54: Things, Traces and Memories by Ni Haifeng, 2021.
- 87: Café Disorient by Susanne Khalil Yusef, 2021. In particular the painting Palestijnse vluchteling - Een laatste blik by william Halewijn.
- Gezicht op de Nijmeegse binnenstad vanaf de spoorbrug by Hendrik Elias Roodenburg, 1926.
- Gezicht op de benedenstad met op de achtergrond de Sint-Stevenstoren by Dorus Arts
- Gezicht op het Valkhof vanaf de Vleeshouwerstraat by Ben Viegers.
- Gezicht op Nijmegen vanaf de Lentse Waaloever Evert Moll, 1920-1930.
- Rotation fourfold 1-4 by Kenneth Martin, 1975.
- De innerlijke strijd van de handelsreiziger by Berend Hendriks, 1980.
- Thema III T 11; eerste tekening voor schilderij 04 van thema III; de vierde cirkel by Berend Hendriks, 1970.
- Thema IV T 17; tekening nr. 17 voor thema IV; reeksmatige ontwikkeling regel B; enkelvormige kerngroei in 3 lagen, aanzet. by Berend Hendriks, 1976,
- Thema IV T 13; reeksmatige ontwikkeling regel B, ontwerp by Berend Hendriks, 1973.
After the visit to the museum, we visited Antiquariaat Van Hoorn (at Houtstraat 35), a bookshop with second hand books. We also paid a short visit to an underground bike shop where the remains of an old defense tower are revealed. It is called the lost tower, because there was no record of a tower at that location. The tower was part of a second ring of stone walls and towers around the city that was believed to have been build but for which never any evidence was found.
We had a dinner at Thibea, were we ordered the following dishes:
- Red lentil walnut craquettes. Red lentil walnut croquettes, kimchi mayonannaise, lemon. (As a starter.)
- Caulifower 'steak'. Roasted harissa cauliflower, carrot chickpea cream, escalivada, green asparagus, spinach, almond, wild garlic dressing. (One for each of us.)
- Roasted sweet potato. Cashew sour cream, pimentón, spring onion, green herbs. (As a side dish.)
Afterwards, we walked through the city to look at the remains of old medieval and Roman walls on the river side of the town. I walked the labyrith at the river side from the inside to the center. While standing at the center, I heard my own voice bouching of the round walls of the labyrith. I cheated on the way out.
Lunar eclipseConny and I woke up around a quarter to four and went outside to see the lunar eclipse. The weather prediction stated that it would be cloudy, but the sky looked clear. However, when the eclipse increased and the moon went down, it became clear there were clouds at the horizon. Due to the sun getting up at our location, the sky became too light to see the part part of the moon and see the redening that is typical for a blood moon. Below a crop of one of the last good pictures Conny took from the moon. After this, we turned around our chairs to watch the sun rise. Below one of the pictures Conny took from the red sky before the sunrise. We also watched the first trips of the ferry going from the otherside to our side and back. We were surprised by the number of cars on those trips guessing that there must be a number or regulars taking these first two trips.
Tolkamer and HocheltenIn the morning, Conny and I, went to the village Tolkamer. The name is Dutch for toll room. It is on the riverbank of The Rhine with Germany on the other bank. For about 7.8Km the border the Netherlands and Germany is in the middle of the Rhein. Actually, the west half is the Bijlandskanaal. In the afternoon, we visited the village Hochelten, which is part of Elten. It is just across the border in Germany. Through the ages it has either belonged to the Netherlands and Geramny. The last period it belonged to the Netherlands was between April 23, 1949 and August 1, 1963. Even now it is surrounded by the Netherlands from three sides. There is a mixed population of Dutch and Germans living in the village. We met with at least one German person there who spoke perfect Dutch. Hochelten is on a hill that is about 82m above sea level. On the top of the hill, there is the church St, Vitus. The first church was build in 967 on this spot. We visited the church. Before we came to the church, we saw Der Stein Tor (German for The Stone Door) sculpture by Christoph Wilmsen-Wiegemann. Near the church there was also a stone chair from which you could see some dent in far away hills that could be seen between the 'door'. We wondered if on that far away hills there would be a similar sculture. In the evening, we discovered that dent is near the Klever Schlosspark. The church belonged to a Damenstift, which was also on top of the hill. We also visited the Brususbron, a 57 deep well on the top of the hill, which was probable dug to provide water for the damenstift. The name refers to Nero Claudius Drusus, who although he did campaigns in the area, is not believed to have visited the hill nor commanded to dug the well.
We also visited a number of border poles in the morning and afternoon. These are:
- At 11:08, pole 659 (N)
- At 11:39, pole 600 (N)
- At 15:01, pole 663-D
- At 15:03, pole 663-E
- At 15:15, pole 663
PannerdenToday, Conny and I arrived in the village Pannerden where we are actually staying outside the village near the ferry crossing the Pannerdens Kanaal to Doornenburg. The ferry is one of eleven motor supported reaction ferries in the Netherlands. There are three small boats up stream through which the ferry is connected with a cable to the anker point in the middle of the canal. After we arrived, we sat outside and watched the sunset. We will stay here for about a week and make trips to surrounding areas and cities.
Monday, May 9, 2022
Spruce Street, BerkeleyI have started reading the book A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. I was reading Chapter 2, where it mentioned Grotto Rock. After some map searching, it seems that they lived at 876 Spruce Street, Berkeley. The book also mentions the author walking down Marin Street, but that must be Marin Ave. Although Cragmont Elementary School is just across the street, in the book it says that they send Toph to Black Pine Circle. On page 59, there is a mentioning of a nude beach. This could either be Gray Whale Cove State Beach or a smaller one closer to Montara that is now closed.
Addition: On Monday, I discovered that Cragmont Elementary School was closed between 1990 and 1999.