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Diary, October 2022

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Going into the city

Before I went into TETEM where I saw the exhibition Finger Talk by Karl Schulze. In the city, I went to galery Beeld & Aambeeld where I looked at the works by Elsbeth Cochius. I bought a set of ten large postcards with reproductions of her works for € 20.00. At Concordia, I saw a short film I may always ask her anything by Silke Schönfeld. At 15:11:45, I bought Moleskin daily planner for 2023. On the top floor, I saw five prints by Annelies Dam, which are going to be part of the exhibition Hora Ruit, Tempus Fluit.

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Dier Day Rally

I accompanied Andy on the Dier Day Rally (Animal Day Rally) with Volkswagen Beetle and Citroën 2CV (in the Netherlands nicknamed '(ugly) duck') cars. We were traveling in a 2CV which had been galvanized, the only durable solution to rust. The 2CV is a very minimalistic car, to keep them cheap, but now that they have become rare, the have become worth more.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Bowie's Books

I finished reading the book Bowie's Books: The Hundred Literary Heroes Who Changed His Life by John O'Connell, which I started reading on September 27 after I bought it on August 22. I found this an interesting book. It is not just about the books, but also gives biographical information about David Bowie. There are also some obscure books on this list.

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Going into the city

At Fotogalerie Objektief, I saw the exhibition On the Road by Bert Teunissen. I went to bookshop Broekhuis where I was met with a lot of parents with their children, some of which appeared not have been in the bookshop for a long time. This was due to the childrens book week, where you get a free book when you spend € 12.50 on children books. At 15:37:01, I bought the book Dagboek 1972 written by Jan Wolkers in Dutch and published by De Bezige Bij in 2007, ISBN:9789023425342, from for € 9.95.

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Grid Index

This weekend, I had a look at the book Grid Index, which I received on Saturday, April 2, 2022 and which started me thinking about irregular grids of squares and equilateral triangles. I wanted to see if I could match the grids shown in the book, with the grids by the program irst.cpp that I wrote before and wrote about for the last time on Thursday, August 18. I quickly found an example of a grid, gi-st-004, that is not generated by the program. I decided to create a separate page about matching the grids with the results of the program.

Friday, October 21, 2022

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

I finished reading the book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick, which I started reading on October 12 after I bought it on September 14. I found this book quite interesting and enjoyed reading it. The book is deeper than the film Blade Runner, which based on this book.

Sunday, October 23, 2022


I was wrong about what I wrote that gi-st-004 was not found by the program for finding regular irregular grids of squares and equilateral triangles, because it was. But I did find that gi-dt-005 was not generated the program. I spend some time finding the reason for this. It had to do with the method I used to limit the search space for patterns. I had put a limit on the lines between the rows of possible pieces such that each can only occur once in each of the directions. When I changed this to a restriction on the rows of the possible pieces in the program, the missing pattern was generated. (It has been added to the dedicated page.) I am not sure if now all possible patterns are generated.

Monday, October 24, 2022

Our whole house has Alzheimer's

I went to Amsterdam to attend the PhD defense of Silke Hoppe where she defended her thesis Our whole house has Alzheimer's. How early-onset dementia shapes relationships of families in the Netherlands. It was held in Agnietenkapel (Announcement in Dutch). I took a copy of the defense at the entrance. The recording of the defense including an introduction. The introduction brought back some of my own experience when we were a family with Alzheimer's. It made me also realize how I have dealt with and overcome those experiences and also how they shaped my personal development. I think that practicing some forms of active meditation and practice mantra singing (around 2016 to 2018) has been a part of this.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Partial solar eclipse

At 12:32, Conny and I watched the partial solar eclipse.

Friday, October 28, 2022

22.7° Celsius

The temperature at Twenthe Airport has gone up to 22.7° Celsius, which breaks the previous record of 21.3° on this date in 2005.

Saturday, October 29, 2022

22.1° Celsius

The temperature at Twenthe Airport has gone up to 22.1° Celsius, which breaks the previous record of 21.3° on this date in 2005. At the end of the afternoon, Conny and I made a walked just in our shirts.

The Overkill Festival

This evening, I went to The Overkill Festival. I looked around the exhibition. I liked the following art work, installations: When I was there, I also heard Chebedajha (SoundCloud) and Zeno van den Broek play on modular synthesizers.

This months interesting links

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