Jupiter and Venus
In the evening, Conny and I went outside to take
pictures of the Jupiter Venus conjecture. I used a tripod and shutter delay to
take the pictures. The camera used a shutter time of about five sevonds. I had
to make the lighting about 2 stops darker for the best result. One of my
pictures is shown below:
Estates of Twickel foundation
In the afternoon, Conny and I visited the Twickel
park again. There I bought a map of the estates of
Twickel foundation. The foundation owns about 57.79 square kilometers of
estates in various locations in the Netherlands and just across the border in
Germany. The largest part of it being around the city of Delden. The foundation is the 14the largest land owner in the Netherlands
according to this Dutch overview on the website of the Volkskrant newspaper. Although
there are foundations with more land, it looks like it is the largest
foundation coming from a single private land owner. We walked around the park
for over an hour.
Into the city
I went biking to the city center. I walked to Fotogalerie Objektief where I saw the
exhibition Mensenleven (Dutch for 'people and life' or
'peoples lives') with photographs by Marty van
Dijken. Next, I walked to Concordia where I saw the exhibition Doublet
#3: Heike Gallmeier en Roos van Haaften. I liked the light installations by
Roos van Haaften. I also spend some
time at Bookshop Broekhuis, but I did not
More Dune reaction videos
I watched some more reaction videos to Dune
2021 film. Yesterday, I watched:
This evening, I watched:
This afternoon, when Conny and I went for a walk,
it started to snow. Actually, it was more something in
the middle of light hail and wet snow. At some point it did stay at the ground
at some spots. I felt that most of it had disappeared when we arrived at home.
Later in the afternoon, I saw some more white stuff falling from the sky.
There are some forcasts for some considerable amount of snow, but it is mostly
in the southern part of the country and it seems that we are just at the
border of it.
I came across the article The EU's new Cyber Resilience Act is about to tell us how to code. I
understand that this act goes covers a lot of software. I wonder to which
extend this could also involve softare that I have developed both
professionally and privately.
It has been raining almost the whole day. But around four in the afternoon,
the rain slowly changed into snow. When I biked home,
around half past five, the snow started to accumulated at more and more places,
even at the streets, where it usually is the last place where it stays. I guess
about 1cm of snow fell. During the evening, some of the snow melted again. In
the past two days we had some wet snow.
More Dune reaction videos
During the past week, I watched some more reaction videos to Dune 2021 film. On Wednesday, I watched:
On Thursday, I watched:
On Friday, I watched:
Yesterday, I watched:
Today, I watched:
Today, we had provincial and water boards elections. Tonight I went to watch the casting of the votes
at polling station 673. I arrived at the polling station at 8:56 pm. At 21:00
counting according to the CRAFT Counting method started with the turning over
of the container with the ballot papers for the water authority elections. They
were divided by the people at the polling station on even and odd party
numbers. At 21:17 they were done with that.
At 21:18 they did the same with the ballots for the provincial councils.
At 21:35 they finished and distributed ballots per party. This was done at two
long tables with someone standing in the middle with the bills, which were then
placed on piles of left and right by two helpers. Parties with many votes (e.g.
lists 7 and 13) were moved closer.
At 21:57 they were done with that. The ballot papers for each party were then
counted by two different people. Once from the left side of the note and once
from the right side. Equal numbers were found for all parties.
At 22:12 they were finished and the provisional result was determined. The
result was: list 1: 23 votes, list 2: 23 votes, list 3: 37 votes, list 4: 35
votes, list 5: 42 votes, list 6: 39 votes, list 7: 49 votes, list 8: 28 votes,
list 9: 13 votes, list 10: 9 votes, list 11: 6 votes, list 12: 22 votes, list
13: 87 votes, list 14: 9 votes, list 15: 22 votes, list 16: 6 votes, list 17:
13 votes, list 18: 14 votes, list 19: 2 votes and list 20: 0 votes. That makes
479 valid votes. With a blank vote and an invalid ballot paper (with all the
boxes of a party colored) the total came to 481, which corresponds to the
number of voting passes submitted. Three people from the municipality also came
by to see how the counting of the votes was going.
At 22:20 this was finished and the number of votes per candidate were then
counted. This was done with forms on which the number of votes per candidate
was tallied. One person always read the numbers of the candidates and the other
did the tallying.
Subsequently, the distribution of the ballot papers for the water authority
elections among the parties was started while someone was busy transferring
the numbers on the completed forms to the official report. Around 22:57 the
distribution of the ballot papers over the parties was finished.
The votes for each party were then counted. Someone found one ballot that was
in the wrong pile. It also turned out that the number of the second count did
not match the first and the banknotes for this batch were counted for the third
time by a third person. That number was found to correspond with the second
censuses. All this was noted on the forms and the total number of ballots
(including nine blank ballots and one invalid ballot) were added together and
the number matched the number of ballots received. With finished this around
Finally, the candidates were counted. This had to be done twice for two
batches, because the number of ticks did not match the previously determined
number of notes per batch. This was correct in both recounts of the candidates.
In one of these recounts I counted the number of votes for the first candidate
and that turned out to be correct with the number of tally on the form.
At 23:55 the counting was completed and the counts were transferred to the
official report. Then all ballots and completed forms were placed in sealed
bags and envelopes in one of the containers used for collecting the ballots. I
didn't wait for these containers to be picked up to take them to the collection
point where all ballots will be counted again tomorrow.
Conny and I went to Drents Museum. We first visited the exhibitions Dying in beauty: The world of Pompeii and Herculaneum. I found the
following works or objects noteworthy:
We were a bit disappointed about this quality of this exhibition. I felt that
it lacked a lot of technical information. For example, there was some blue
glass in the exhibition
and we wondered why it was blue.
- Fountain depicting the Hydra of Lerna
- Wall painting with theatrical sets and mask
- Portrait of the poet Menander
- Head of an Amazon
- Bakers couple
- Martime Landscape
- Scene with a faun and Hermaphrodite
- Erotic scene
- Dionysus and Pan
- Wall painting with theatrical sets and mask
- Table leg with Egyptian sphinx
- Silver cups with images of the goddess Isis
- Venus Anadyomene (Venus Rising from the Sea) from the Temple of Isis
- Statue if a young Alexander the Great
- Bust of the god Apollo
- Plaque commemorating the poet Aulo Flacco
- Statue of Egyptian goddess
- Skyphos (ritual drinking cup)
- Fountain head with Silenus
- Statue of a hunting scene
- Fresco with Nile scene
- Mosaic with Nile scene
- Mosaic with Nile scene
- Statue of a dolphin
- Oscillum with dancing satyr
- Oscillum with dancing menades
- Phallus (probably originally part of a statue)
- Statue of Jupiter
- Relief with Silenus and Pan
- Relief with Silenus and Satyr
Next we saw the exhibition Wegzehr with works by Neo Rauch. I found the following works noteworthy:
- Die Wegzehr, 2015.
- Wehr, 2018.
- Stellwerk II, 2015.
- Die Erwartung, 2017.
- Frei, 2021.
- Das Kollegium, 2019.
- Somon, 2021.
- Das Xylophon, 2018.
- Der Stammbaun, 2017.
- Trost, 2021.
- Der Sinnende (für Rosa), 2021.
- Hüter, 2017.
- Brillo, 2018.
- Rückenbrand, 2020.
- Der Züchter, 2016.
- Ratlos, 2017.
- Die Strenge, 2012.
- Der Löwe, 2013.
It was rather busy at the museum.
Later, Conny and I went to CODA Musuem, a museum in Apeldoorn. There we first saw the
exhibition Behind the Screens. The works (almost all of them, I
think) in the order I noted them down:
(The last six are also part of the exhibition Coderen: ambacht van de 21e
eeuw, I understand.)
- Internet Dweller: mpbd.three.cgsspv,
Nam June Paik, 1994.
- Mutant Garden
Autobreeder, Harm van den Dorpel, 2021.
- Untitled, Vera Molnár, 1986.
- Inclinaisons, Vera Molnár, 1971.
- Untitled, Herbert W. Franke, 1971.
- Rumeurs espiègles, bleus, Jean-Pierre Hébert, 1988.
- P-065a, Manfred Mohr.
- 16.3.65 Nr.8 2/2, Frieder Nake, 1965.
- Pearl Park Scripture-EE, Apache, Roman Verosiko, 2005.
- GeoGoo_Glcon, JODI (Joan Heemskerk and Dirk Peasmans), 2015.
- King, Harold Cohen, 1964.
- Tears of Hermes(m), Dennis Rudolph, 2021.
Tabor Robak, 2017.
- The First Digital Artist - Harold Cohen and his AARON, Bilder Rausch, 2021.
- alpha-alumina effect crystalliation NAKEN MODELLER 'office furniture' 'interior decoration', Petra Cortright, 2022.
- fleurs d'oranger d'arabie, Petra Cortright, 2022.
- NFT's in slideshow, 2021-2022.
- BOULEZ 26 04aug04-06maa05 07c, Peter Struycken, 2004-2005.
- POF 19D, Peter Struycken, 1986.
- PVA Composition (USA flag), Constant Dullaart, 2016.
- Sometimes red, sometimes blue,
Damon Zucconi, 2007.
- yes no if.com, Rafaël Rozendaal, 2014, code by Reinier Feijen.
- Secondary Colors, Peter Luining, 2004.
- Secondary Colors, Peter Luining, 2004.
- Secondary Colors, Peter Luining, 2004.
- Jennifer in Paradise, Constant Dullaart, 2017.
- /roʊˈdeɪoʊ/ Let's Play: HOLLYWOOD, Cory Arcangel, 2021.
- Walldrawing #621 (ontwerp I), Sol LeWitt, 1987.
- Walldrawing #621 (ontwerp II), Sol LeWitt, 1987.
- Untitled (Five Geometric Figures in Five Colors), Sol LeWitt, 1986.
- Hissed Hyphen
Flicks, Harm van de Dorpel, 2021.
- Table Border, Jan Robert Leegte, 2017.
- Summer, Olia Lialina, 2013.
- Doors 61, Rafaël Rozendaal, 2022.
- Doors 33, Rafaël Rozendaal, 2022.
- Internet cache Self-portrait, Evan Roth, 2021.
- KD 53 (from the series Artificial Mondriaan), Hiroshi Kawano, 1969.
- KD 5 (from the series Artificial Mondriaan), Hiroshi Kawano, 1969.
- Abstract Browsing 16 10 03 (IKEA), Rafaël Rozendaal, 2016.
- How to turn code into Art, Aram Bartholl, 2011.
- Macabre, Özgür Kar, 2021.
(21_19_02), Jonas Lund, 2021.
- Strand 67, Evan Roth, 2021.
- Strand 163, Evan Roth, 2021.
- Slot Machine, Jan Robert Leegte, 2010.
- PROH E CY, Carl Andre, 1962.
- w, Carl Andre, 1959.
- Wwwww... cccc..., Carl Andre, 1959.
- Creative Coding Manifesto,
Tim Rodenbröker, 2021.
- Laser Cyanotype #01, Ralf Jacobs, 2022.
- Laser Cyanotype #02, Ralf Jacobs, 2022.
- Laser Cyanotype #03, Ralf Jacobs, 2022.
- Live laser harmonogram, Ralf Jacobs, 2022.
- plot, Saskia Freeke, 2022.
- ABSTRACTION(), Timo Hoogland, 2022.
At the De Van Reekum Galerij the following works by Peter ten Lohuis were on display:
- Maya X, Peter ten Lohuis, 2022.
- Maya XI, Peter ten Lohuis, 2022.
- Maya XII, Peter ten Lohuis, 2022.
- Maya XIV, Peter ten Lohuis, 2022.
Form the exhibition 005 Apeldoorn Art, I found the following works noteworthy:
- Heimwee, Anneke Eggermont-Smit, 2022.
- Untitled, Wilma Stegeman, 2022.
- Vrouw met muts, Ingrid Scholte, 2021.
- In the eyes of a child, Mario van Eeren, 2022.
- BuitensteBinnen, Wouter Bloemendaal, 2022.
- Some of you don't understand, Loes Huis in 't Veld, 2021.
- Emma, Angela Stouten, 2021.
- Flying objects in the red zone, Ad Werkhoven, 2022.
- Compositie in geel, Doortje de Vries, 2022.
- Step by Step, Geertje A. Goede, 2022.
- Boswandeling, Rob Weddepohl, 2022.
- Untitled, Fred Anvelink, 2022.
- Huidhonger, Karin Schoonewelle, 2021.
- Ciotola di spaghetti con occhio, Ton van de Kraats, 2022.
- From the series Schamabala, Boukje Veltman, 2021.
- Natuurlijk, Anne-Marie Idema.
- La Belle vie II, Pieter Manintveld, 2021.
- Candy Bar 1, Sybren Rodenhuis, 2022.
Official reports of the voting
Yesterday, I discovered that the official reports about last
Wednesday voting are available. A copy of the official report for polling
station 673 (in Enschede) is the PDF: 0153_Stembureau_673_Ravenhorsthoek34_PS23.pdf. I compared the number with
the number I noted down last Wednesday and I found no differences, except that
I noted down a 20th party with zero votes while there were only 19 parties. I
also downloaded the EML file with the counts. Yesterday, I spend some time to write a program
based on IParse using the
unparse function, but that did not work out very well. This evening, I spend
writing a program (using some files from IParse) to read the EML file, which
is in the XML format, into a more readable format. I also compared the numbers
for polling station 673 in the output with those in the official report and I
found no differences.
This evening, I went to the exhibition
Re-Generations at the artist collective B93, which was cooperation between Anya Palamartschuk and Edwin
Dertien. The exhibition consisted of three video projections, two on
semi-transparent cloths and one on a table. On the table there was also a small
3D printed object, which was printed with clay. On the walls there were a
number of panoramic pictures, which seems to be constructed from a single
photograph being 'stretched'. There were also some object made with a laser
cutter and an embroidery machine. An interesting exhibition. I spend some time
talking with Edwin Dertien.
Today, we had a lot of winter showers alternated with sunshine. Around 13:00
hour, there was some wet snow with some real snow
flakes that would immediately melt as soon as they touched the ground. Later
there also was some hail. At 15:53, there briefly was a rainbow visible, only the top of a, not very bright, single rainbow.
After work, through some light hail, I bike to charity shop Het Goed, where at 17:42, I bought the book Na de Jacht:
Tien jaar verzamelen in 100 kunstwerken written by Josien Beltman in Dutch
and published by Rijksmuseum Twenthe in 2021 from just € 1.00. I was
not sure that I already had the book, but decided to buy it anyway. At home, I
discovered that I had already bought it. So, now, I have two copies. At the
shop, I searched for a kind of wierd book that I had looked at several times,
but everytime decided not buy because it was a bit too expensive for my liking.
But now that I cannot find it anymore, I kind of regret that I did not buy it.
This is definitely not the first time this happened to me and I know it is not
going to be the last.
Flowers on the magnolia
Some flowers, mostly on the top, of our magnolia
have started to open a bit. Non of the flowers has fully opened yet, but it
seems they will do soon. We are a little worried with possible cold nights in
the coming week that might cause the leaves of the flowers to turn brown.
In the past weeks, I have written a program to
check the Election Markup Language files with all the information about the
elections on March 15 for Enschede. The program makes use of some files from IParse. With the program I did not find any errors in the files. The file
also lists all the irregularies found. It countains the following summary:
It seems that not all the difference between the number of admitted voters and
the number of ballots are explained. At each polling station there is someone
taking in the various types of voting passes, there is someone helping with
checking if they are valid, and there is someone handing out the empty ballots.
After filling in the ballots, they need to be dropped in a sealed container.
It is possible that a number of voting took ballots home. It is also possible
that some people took their voting pass instead of handing it in. It is also
possible that more ballots were handed out by mistake. If you look at the
differences at individual polling stations the numbers are low. I think it is
good that these irregularities are carefully documented.
- The number of people that were invited for the election: 120306
- The number of people that voted with a valid voting pass: 57519
- The number of votes that were cast with a valid proxy certificates: 5810
(In the Netherlands you can ask someone to vote in your place in case you
are not able to go to a polling station yourself.)
- The number of people that voted with a valid voter pass: 56 (You can ask
for a voter pass in case you are not able to vote in your city of
- The total number of admitted voters: 63385 (The sum of above three items.)
- The number of counted ballots: 62930
- The number of invalid ballots: 210
- The number of blanco ballots: 253 (The total number of ballots is 63393,
which is eight more than the number of admitted voters.)
- The number of too many counted ballots at various polling stations: 26
- The number of too few counted ballots at various polling stations: 18
(These two add up to eight as well.)
- The number of ballots that were taken away: 1
- The number of under distributed ballots: 0
- The number of over distributed ballots: 2
- The number of differences with no explaination: 28
- The number of differences with some other explaination: 0
(These items give some explaination for the differences.)
Half of the flowers
During the day, about half of the flowers on our
magnolia opened. There was quite some wind today and not much sun. In the
coming days the temperature may drop to 0°C.
I was asked to implement some algorithm to generate a random pairing of
elements belonging to groups with the restriction that only pairings between
elements from different groups are allowed. If you start randomly pairing
elements you can end up with the situation that you are left with two elements
from the same group and maybe have to do some back-tracking. However, I came
up with this idea to always randomly select an element from (one of) the
largest group(s) and pair that element with a random elements outside the
group. In that way you can never end with two elements from the same group and
no back-tracking is needed.
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