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HBO’s “The Leftovers” review/rant: s01e01 – Pilot

HBO’s “The Leftovers” review/rant: s01e01 – Pilot

on July 1st, 2014 in Series by | No Comments

I'll just say it first thing: I did not like it. To be completely honest, I don't like a lot of cable shows. I don't get the fascination with bleak and dreary stories about unlikeable characters doing fucked up things while showing a boob or a penis from time to…

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Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Scorecard

Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Scorecard

on May 9th, 2014 in Eurovision by | No Comments

For those who are not too happy with all the other scorecards out there, here's our version. It's been powering my Eurovision parties for the fifth year now. Every song should be awarded points (0 – 10) for these 4 categories: Act How good is the act? (A lot of…

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Injecting variables into a function’s scope in Javascript

Injecting variables into a function’s scope in Javascript

on March 21st, 2013 in Computer, Javascript, Programming by | No Comments

First of all, we’re talking about ‘scope’, not ‘context’. (Just to paint a quick picture: ‘this.var’ adds something to the current context, ‘var a’ adds something to the current scope.) I’m currently creating a node.js MVC, and I really dislike the fact that my controller actions have pre-defined arguments. Don’t…

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Meet this little project I’ve been working on …

Meet this little project I’ve been working on …

on February 22nd, 2013 in Computer, Javascript, Linux, Programming by | 5 Comments

I actually did not want to make this announcement just yet, I felt like I needed to wait for a proper, working version of what I was building. But 3 months have passed, and my colleague's thought what I created was pretty cool already and that it would be interesting…

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Installing Amarok 1.4 on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit (Precise Pangolin)

Installing Amarok 1.4 on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit (Precise Pangolin)

on June 8th, 2012 in Computer, Linux by | 10 Comments

Upon popular request, here is the guide to installing Amarok 1.4 on Ubuntu 12.04. Not a lot has changed, really, just a few more files were needed from older repositories. Good luck! Warning: this is for 64bit systems. For 32bit you’ll need to find the original ppa packages yourself You’ll…

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VNC X11 session on Ubuntu 12.04 server without monitor or graphics card

VNC X11 session on Ubuntu 12.04 server without monitor or graphics card

on March 20th, 2012 in Computer, Linux by | 4 Comments

I’m splitting my HTPC in a backend-frontend system, in order to place the server in another location where I don’t suffer from the noise it makes. In doing so I felt there was no need to put a graphics card in the system. But I still wanted to vnc into…

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(Nederlands) De jaarlijkse kost van broodjes

(Nederlands) De jaarlijkse kost van broodjes

on January 13th, 2012 in Cijfers by | No Comments

Sorry, this entry is only available in Nederlands.

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The lexicographical (or row-major) order of a map

The lexicographical (or row-major) order of a map

on November 25th, 2011 in Math, Programming by | 1 Comment

Take this 2-dimensional tile-based map: As you can see according to these (x,y) co√∂rdinates (0,0) = grass (0,1) = water (0,2) = grass … Storing this map in memory can happen in two ways, for example you can store every Y-position in an X-row, like this: map[X][Y] = tile; So:…

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Using requestAnimationFrame and a target FPS

Using requestAnimationFrame and a target FPS

on November 21st, 2011 in Javascript, Programming by | 1 Comment

In the beginning… People who’ve worked with Javascript animations before will probably know the next piece of code: var targetFps = 25; var loopInterval = window.setInterval(renderFrame, 1000 / targetFps); What this does is create a loop that will run 25 times per second, which will hopefully give you your target…

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Installing Amarok 1.4 on Ubuntu 11.10 64bit (Oneiric Ocelot)

Installing Amarok 1.4 on Ubuntu 11.10 64bit (Oneiric Ocelot)

on November 4th, 2011 in Computer, Linux by | 37 Comments

Every time I upgrade to a new Ubuntu version I ask myself this question: “Will I still be able to install Amarok 1.4 on it!?” This time the answer is: yes, but not as easy as it used to be. There’s no ppa for it, nobody has repackaged it, there…

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