No Input Mixing
In the past weeks, I have been experimenting a bit with No Input Mixing with the Phonic MR 1843X mixer I bought on Sunday, May 14. Today, I went to buy a second-hand Behringer UFO202, a USB device for recording sound, for € 15.00.
At home, I used a cable that I bought Tuesday
from charity shop Het Goed for € 1.99 to connect it to the mixer and
made my first recording which I also uploaded to
SoundCloud under the
name 20230601 No Input Mixing Experiment. The second half has some more
variation than the first half. With no input mixing there is no straight
forward way of changing the sound. Every knob could have an effect on the
sound sometimes dramatically changing it. On one hand that makes it
interesting, but on the other hand it makes it hard to create an interesting
recording. Some times it creates complex sounds which can completely be gone
when you turn one nob just the slightest bit.
The Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3
This afternoon, Conny and I went to see the movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 at Kinepolis as 15:45 in room 7. Conny was
in chair C-8 and I was in chair C-7. I feel that the second part of the movie
makes the movie.
The temperature at Twenthe Airport has gone up to
30.2° Celsius, which breaks the previous record of 30.0° on this date
in 1966. This is also the first tropical day (according to the definition for
the Netherlands.) I am more worried about that we did not have any rain for
almost a month (except for a few drops not even enough to wet the ground). This
might be related to the fact that the wind has predominalty coming from the
North. Also in the rest of the world, all kinds of records are broken:
The temperature at Twenthe Airport has gone up to
29.7° Celsius, which breaks the previous record of 29.2° on this date
At 17:41, I bought the following two books from charity shop Het Goed:
- Rhyme & Reason: A Typographic Novel written by Erik Spiekermann, edited by Paul Stiff, translated by Erik Spiekermann
from the German Ursache & Wirkung: ein typografischer Roman into
English, published by H. Berthold AG in 1987,
ISBN:9783980072250, for € 2.50.
- From Andy to Boudy and back again: over Andy Warhol, Boudewijn
Büch en heel veel Campbell soepblikken written by Alexander
Reeuwijk in Dutch and published by Boudewijn Büch Gezelschap
Büchmania in 2007,
ISBN:9789080931879, for € 2.00. The book is a talk that was given
at a society about Boudewijn Büch, a Dutch writer, television presenter and
bibliophile, who made a television documentary about Andy Warhol and collected books and items about him.
LISP implemented in Brainf***
The search enging Marginalia, an
independent DIY search engine that focuses on non-commercial content, has an
option to search for website similar to yours. I did seach for my own website. It came up with a lot of websites about
I found the home page Sylwester who 'wrote'
an interpreter for (a rather limited version of) LISP using Brainf***. Actually, he did not write it in Brainf*** but in EBF: A self hosting Extended brainfuck to pure brainfuck compiler. To use
it, you have to compile itself with itself, which is not possible. When he
developed it, he wrote it in versions of the language that incorporated more
and more features of the language. The GitHub repository westerp/ebf-compiler contains a Makefile that has all the steps to arrive at a Brainf*** program that
implements the EBF compiler (using a Brainf*** interpreter) and that be used to
evaluate LISP expressions. An interesting find, because I have been thinking
about writing a LISP interpreter using an extension of Brainf*** with some
additional command for allocating memory and use this LISP interpreter to write
a compiler for a subset of C.
In the afternoon we went on a team outing with ten people from the software
development team. We made a caoing trip from Quendord to Engden over
the Vechte. We were given
four Tahe Yuma canoes, which have three seats, meaning that two canoes had to
take three people and two canoes two. I was in a canoe with one other
colleague, he on the back seat, I in the front seat leaving the middle seat
empty. The trip was about 7 km and took us about two and half hour. There were
some rapids (three larger) along the trip and we also had some breaks on the
way to eat some food that we had brought. The fastest my colleague and I went,
according to his GPS tracker, was 8.5Km/h, At the end of the canoe trip, we got
them out of the water and biked back to the starting point with some bikes
that were provided.
Farming cooperative Usseler Es
This morning, I went to an information session organized by Herenboeren Usseler Es, a farming cooperative on the Usseler Es for sustainable food production. The Dutch (Low Saxion) word 'es' or 'esch' is used to indicate an arable area that is
slightly elevated. The Usseler Es is the largest one known in Europe and for
that reason rather unique. It is surrounded by a number of farms and thus a
kind of angerdorf. It is
likely that the Usseler Es has been in use for farming for about a thousand
years. In the past thirty years it primarily has been used for growing silage maize, which is used to feed cows. The municipality of Enschede has
had plans in the past to turn the Usseler Es into an industrial estate. There
was a lot of opposition against this and on October 17, 2001 the municipality held a referendum about it. In the end
the municipality decided to abonden this idea, also because there was no more
need for industrial estate. About two years ago, the municipality decided that
the Usseler Es should be dedicated to sustainable and nature-inclusive
agriculture, greenery and nature. The Herenboeren Usseler Es fits in this
perfectly and that is also one of the reasons why they were granted the right
to lease about 20 hectares of the Usseler Es. In the afternoon, I enlisted
myself as a member of the cooperative. There is no obligation to be actively
help with the farming, but I plan to help out. It is about nine minutes biking
from where we live.
This evening, around 18:25, we had some rain. The
last time it really rained was May 12. We did have some drops once, but that
was not enough to wet the whole ground. The table in the guarden now looks wet,
but most of the rain on the pavement already has dried up. We have gone for 35
days without any substantial rain, one of the longest periods on record.
In the evening, a bit after eight, it started to
rain. First a bit, but later some steady rain. Not as much as in other
parts of the country were road got flooded. We were just touched by the edges
of some thunderstorms and did hear some thunder in the distance. I saw some
lightning. Still, I guess, it was just a few mm of rain. This breaks a periode
of 38 days with no measurable amount of rain.
At 17:24, I bought the book Documenta 8 written by Monika Goedl and
Christian Bromig in German and published by Weber & Weidemeyer in 1987,
ISBN:9783925272134, from charity shop Het Goed
for € 6.00. It is the catalogue of the documenta 8 exhibition.
This evening, I finished reading the book 100
Artists' Manifestos: From the Futurists to the Stuckists edited by
Alex Danchev, which I
started readon November 4, two days I bought the book on November 2. I found the book interesting to read, although most of the
manifests are hard to read and/or grasp. I did like all the introductions and
the short biographs about the writers.
AKI MUPI route 2022
I found AKI MUPI ROUTE 2023 yesterday evening. This shows where to find posters
from the AKI graduates on the back of the MUPI
advertisement signs. MUPI is an abbreviation for the French 'Mobile urban pour
publicity et information'. In the past two months, I have been working on
drawing all possible biking routes between the MUPIs I knew about with Google Earth. This years route contains some MUPIs that I had not included
yet, so I spend some time adding these. (See the file MUPIs.kmz, which is likely to be updated in the future.) I also
adapted the program I wrote last year to deal
with the new format, because I have been using multiple lines to connect the
various MUPIs together. I have globally grouped the lines with the MUPI they
are close to. I also had to adapt the program, because the distance matrix has
become asymmetric due to the fact that I have drawn different routes depending
on the direction. I also implemented step 1 and 2 of the Hungarian algorithm. I also made some small changes,
possibly fixes, to the TSP solver although I
did not use it. With the latest version of the ParseMUPIkml2.cpp with a bucket size of 10,000 solutions for each
pass, I found a route with a distance of
18177 meter that I think I am going to follow. (The route on Google Maps).
Dune part two, second trailer
There is a second trailer for the upcoming Dune
movie: Dune: Part Two |
Official Trailer 2. I started writing down all the shots in this trailer,
but I felt that there were too many for a post. Below a list of things that
are said in this second trailer:
Only a few of these text can be found in the book. Some are not found in the
book, but can some way be based on it. I think that it is kind of difficult to
bring Paul's struggle with his vision to the screen and that Villeneuve has
chosen to translate it into interactions between the main characters.
- Paul: 'This world is beyond cruelty.' (Chapter 46 ends with the sentense:
'How little the universe knows about the nature of real cruelty!', line 9
and 10 on page 433.)
- Paul: "You've been fighting the Harkonnens for decades.
My family's been fighting them for centuries.
They were massacred. Alongside my father."
- Jessica: "Your father didn't believe in revenge" (also in the first trailer)
- Liet: "We believe in fremen."
- Paul: "Let me fight besides you."
- Chani: "Reload!"
- Fremen: "You're not welcome here" in Fremen language
- Chani to Paul: "He said that--"
- Paul: "I got that. Thanks."
- Chani "I won't be fighting for him. I'm fighting for my people."
- Gurney to Paul: "You young pup".
(This is taken from Chapter 43, line 10 of page 392.)
- Jessica asking Stilgar: "Do you believe in Paul?"
- Stilgar answering: "There are signs."
- Gurney to Paul: "The prophet, why is that a bad thing? Use it."
- Paul: "Because all of my visions lead to horror."
- Gurney: "Because you lose control."
- Paul: "Because I gain it."
- Paul: "Chani, do you believe in me?"
- Voice saying "Paul Atreidies is still alive"
- Emperor: "Deal with this prophet"
- The Baron: "Show me who you are."
- The emperor: "Your father was a weak man."
- Raban: "Look who is coming back from the dead."
- Paul: "I will do what must be done."
- Jessica: "We gave them something for hope." (also in the first trailer)
- Paul: "That's not hope." (also in the first trailer)
- Paul shouting: "Chani!"
- Paul to Chani: "I love you as long as I breathe."
- Voice: "This prophecy is how they enslave us!"
- Paul: "It's not a prophecy. It's a story."
- Stilgar: "I don't care what you believe! I believe."
- Paul: "I am Paul Muad'dib Atreides! Duke of Arrakis!"
- Paul: "Ya hya chouhada!!" (Long live the fighters).
(This is taken from Chapter 44, line 29 of page 407.)
- Paul: "He who can destroy a thing has the real control of it."
(This is taken from Chapter 45, line 20 of page 424.)
Some more reaction videos I watched in the past weeks:
I 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
A part of the exhibition is at Rijksmuseum Twenthe, which I have not visited
yet. At 18:50, I bought the book AKI Academy of Art & Design 2023
edited by Ina Bode, written in Dutch and English, and published by AKI Academy
of Art & Design on Thursday, June 30, 2022,
ISBN:9789075522433, for € 15.00.
This months interesting links
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