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Diary, April 2023

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Saturday, April 1, 2023

Museum MORE at Kasteel Ruurlo

This afternoon, Conny and I went to Museum MORE at Kasteel Ruurlo were we saw three exhibitions: Carel Willink, Extravagant creations from Fong Leng, and Lynne Leegte: Fantastic Voyage. The order in which I saw the works on display is:

At 13:53, I bought the book Carel Willink: meester van zichzelf written by Ype Koopmans and Jeroen Stumpel, in Dutch and published by Lecturis in 2021, ISBN:9789462263703, from Museum MORE for € 25.00.

Flying objects in the red zone

Next we went to collect the painting Flying objects in the red zone (2022) from Ad Werkhoven which we bought from him. We saw it on March 16 when visiting CODA Museum. (It was a bit bigger than I had remembered.)

Reopening of Musuem of the Future

In the evening, I visited the reopening of Museum of the Future to see the exhibition Drugs & AI. I saw the following works: I found this quite an interesting exhibition. I also played on of the VR games in the gaming area.

Sunday, April 2, 2023

Attempting to build MySample on Ubuntu

I wondered if it would be possible to compile my MySample editor on Linux (Ubuntu 22.04). After some searching, I found winemaker. I downloaded it from somewhere and performed the following commands:
ls *.h *.cpp *.rc | awk '{print "dos2unix " $0}' >cvall 
chmod +x cvall
cd res
dos2unix Sample.rc2
cd ..
winemaker --mfc .
This resulted in an error about wineg++ not being available. Installed last version of wine using the following commands (specific for Ubuntu 22.04):
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo wget -O /etc/apt/keyrings/winehq-archive.key
sudo wget -NP /etc/apt/sources.list.d/
sudo apt update
sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable
When I issued make again, I got the error message that the include file afxwin.h could not be found. When I looked in the make file, I found that environment variable MFC_INCLUDE_PATH is used. It has not been set in my environment. One way, seems to be to compile MFC from source, as is described in Dealing with MFC section of Winelib User's Guide. Seems not a very easy road with some legal hurdles.

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

-3.7° Celsius

During the night, the temperature at Twenthe Airport dropped to -3.7° Celsius, which breaks does not break the record low temperature of -4.8° Celsius for this day of the year. However, it dit affect our magnolia. Many of the leaves of the flowers on the top of the tree turned brown. Luckily, not all flowers are affected.

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Full of flowers

Our magnolia is now full of flowers. In the night of Wednesday, the temperature dropped to -3.3° Celsius. Again not a record. It looked like it did not turn more flowers brown.

Saturday, April 8, 2023

Replacing fuser unit of Samsung CLP-365

This afternoon, the Samsung Fuser Kit JC91-01080A, which I had ordered last week, was delivered. I followed the instruction in the video How-to Replace the Fuser Unit • Samsung CLP-360, CLP-365W, C410W, C430W, HP 150a, HP 150nw to replace the fuser unit of our Samsung CLP-365 colour laser printer. The printer had broken down on March 15, when we found paper rolled around the fuser unit. After the repair, I printed two test sheets.

Monday, April 10, 2023

Verifying live-bootstrap

In the past week, I have been working on the kaem_parser.cpp program in order to verify live-bootstrap. The program can parse the kaem command files that are used by live-bootstrap. The program I wrote, can parse these files and keep track of all the generated files to generate an HTML file with the list of all seed file and input source files, a list of all the steps with information about which files they used and/or produce, and a list of all output files (which is still a bit cluttered). I am still working on generating links to all the original source files. I am not claiming that the program is exaustive, because, for example, I still need to write a function to scan C source files for included header files.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Şirin Bahar Demirel

In the evening, I went to an exhibition with works by visual artist and Şirin Bahar Demirel. The invitation text says:
Visual artist and filmmaker Şirin Bahar Demirel presents her current research in terms of both form and concept. She has been focusing on matriarchal memory transmission through photos, domestic objects, and patterns, to re-imagine women's stories that have historically been silenced and lost under patriarchal oppression, both in public and private spheres.

The visitors will see the experiments in different mediums and materials exploring this theme, such as image transfer on ceramic, mixed media collage, experimental animation, video art, and photography

In the exhibition you could view a short fragment of a work in progress (if I understood it correctly) called Between delicate and violence. Her mixed media collage works are intriguing.

I talked with several people, most of them working at the University of Twente.

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Books and maps

I went into the city and first went to see the exhibtion Graduates 2023 at Fotogalerie Objektief where there were photographs on display by:

Next, I went to bookshop Broekhuis where I looked around for a long time. I also went to the top floor where they are still in the process of reorganising. Near the stairs they had place some bookshelves with books from the writers from the Canon of Dutch Literature. At 15:06:35, I bought the following books and maps:

Next, I went to charity shop Het Goed where at 15:41, I bought the book AR[t]CEVIA: International Art Festival 2009 written by Achab, Davide De Angelis, and Laura Coppa in Italian, and published in 2009 for € 3.00.

On the way home, I made a small detour to see the progress of the extesion of the Fietsnelweg (biking highway) F35 in Enschede. Video about the project.

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Working in the garden

In the afternoon, Conny and I were busy in the garden. I first spaded a small area in the backyard and mixed some compost through it. Conny collected some of the dandelions with the idea of maybe cooking something with them. We then planted an echinacea purpurea bulb in it and also seeds of fifteen different butterfly-friendly annual and biennial flowers. I also spade an area in the front garden and sow the flower seed there as well. Then I spend some time on the 'willow' tree in the back of garden (which is not a willow tree). In 2021, I already made an attempt to cut it down, but I left two large branches, which made it look like a two stage tree as can be seen in this picture. I managed to cut one of the branches completely and strip the other, which I am going to cut down later. Finally, I planted the little magnolia plant, which was just sprouting again, with the root ball from the pot in the garden. It is already nine years old as it was on March 25, 2014 that it first appeared. In the past years, it would often sprout in the spring and then dry up again in the summer because I forgot to water the pot. Hopefully, its roots will grow deeper in the soil of our garden, which I suspect does also not dry up as much as the soil in the pot.

(Correction, April 22: It seems that what I thought was a 'little magnolia plant', is actually a chestnut plant, probably the one that I refered to on September 22, 2019.)

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Sofonisba Anguissola

Conny and I went to the Rijksmuseum Twenthe. First we watched the exhibition Armando Gestalt with bronze sculputers and paintings by the Dutch artist Armando (website). We both were not very impressed with this exhibition. I liked the paitings a bit more than the sculptures. The paintings that we saw are: Das Tier, 2005, Schuldige Landschaft, 1987, Gestalt, 2010, Gestalt, 2013, Gestalt, 2013, Gefechtsfeld, 1987, Fahne, 1985, Fahne, 1985, Melancholie, 1988. and Melancholie, 2008.

In the large square room the exhibition Sofonisba Anguissola was on display with works by Sofonisba Anguissola. We walked in kind of random order, mostly reversed, through the exhibition. The works I saw (including some objects) are:


On Hacker News I read an item about the paper Grambank reveals the importance of genealogical constraints on linguistic diversity and highlights the impact of language loss, which is based on data from Grambank. Grambank contains data about 195 grammatical features of more than 2400 languages and dialects. The raw data can be found in the git repository grambank/grambank at GitHub. I was a little surprised that of the 195 still eight features for Dutch, my mother tongue, are unknown. I suspect that these features are not addressed in the books that the researchs used to fill in the features, but that they could be answered by experts on the Dutch grammar. The unknown features are:

Friday, April 21, 2023

Bright, double rainbow

At eight in the evening, I noticed that it started to rain outside and that the sun was shining. Reason to check if there was a rainbow. There was one, a bright, double rainbow, that remained visible for the next twenty minutes. It also kept raining lightly. We also heard some thunder in the far distance. Below, one of the pictures I took. It also shows our magnolia with still a few flowers.

Saturday, April 22, 2023

More Dune reaction videos

Below a list of Dune 2021 reaction videos that I have watched in the past month. Not all of them are of good quality.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Dragging and zooming

Some experiment with mouse dragging and scroll wheel zooming.

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In the past week, I continues working on analyse the fosslinux/live-bootstrap repository resulting in a new version of kaem_parser.cpp program. The program includes a partial implementation of the C preprocessor based on iterators which implement the various phases of the preprocessor. The output of the program is the page live-bootstrap. (Note that this page will be updated when the program is further developed.)

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Book fair Glanerbrug

At the end of the afternoon, I went to the book fair in Glanerbrug. I spend a bit more than an hour going through the eight bookshelves with books about art. I decided not to be very picky as the books are really cheap. I noticed that there were many books from the library of De Museum Fabriek and Rijksmuseum Twenthe. I found several books about the works of Peter Struycken. At (about) 18:00, I bought the following books:

Thusday, April 27, 2023

260604: Examenwerk 2004

I decided to have a look at the book 260604: Examenwerk 2004, which is ahout the students of KBAK that graduated in 2004. The students are presented per department. Each department has its own chapter in the book that starts with an interview of a student that graduated in an earlier year. Each student was given one page in the book and seems to be given complete freedom in how to fill it except for their name and a page number. I found the following students and/or their page interesting:

Friday, April 28, 2023

Book fair Glanerbrug

This morning, I went again to the book fair in Glanerbrug. I spend almost two hours there. I again went through the eight bookshelves with books about art, focusing on those books that came from the library of De Museum Fabriek and Rijksmuseum Twenthe. I found several books about the works of Peter Struycken. At (about) 11:53, I bought the following books:

The book costed € 6.00 together, I donated another € 4.00.

This months interesting links

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