I just started reading Out of Spite, Out of Mind (Magic 2.0 Book 5) by Scott Meyer.📚
Fixing the sound card in the headphone stand.
Just programmed a ATtiny85 for the first time!
I love webcomics
The other day I realized that I read a lot more than books as I’m also an avid reader of webcomics. And over the past several years I’ve read quite a lot, and I’ve never spoken about it – quite the opposite to all the books I consume.
I just got asked if I‘m old enough to vote at a political rally in town — and I was standing there with my wife and daughter 😀.
Here’s a reflection: the value proposition of democracy is that it provides for a peaceful transfer of power, once an incumbent regime loses its political legitimacy. If you have a working democracy you don’t need revolutions to get rid of incompetent leadership.
Review of Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
Last week I finished reading Mortal Engines (Predator Cities Book 1) by Philip Reeve.📚 Seen the trailer for the movie before Christmas and was intrigued about the story. The book is an easy read. Unfortunately, the author is quite repetitive in his writing. Multiple characters are saying the same things. I understand that these are like proverbs in this world, but it still sounds a bit forced. Luckily the book took some unexpected turns towards the end, and I’m glad it did not lead to an entirely happy ending.
General relativity resolved the matter by establishing that the universe could be both finite — i.e., could contain a finite number of stars in a finite volume of space — and unbounded. The key to this realization lay in Einstein’s demonstration that, since matter warps space, the sum total of the mass in all the galaxies might be sufficient to wrap space around themselves. The result would be a closed, four-dimensionally spherical cosmos, in which any observer, anywhere in the universe, would see galaxies stretching deep into space in every direction, and would conclude, correctly, that there is no end to space. Yet the amount of space in a closed universe would nonetheless be finite: An adventurer with time to spare could eventually visit every galaxy, yet would never reach an edge of space.
This looks like an interesting book to read.
Just received some new toys today (ATiny85 and a programmer).
I just started reading The Invisible Gorilla by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons.📚
My first video in the new year. I’m experimenting with a new format - not yet sure where this will lead.
I just started reading Mortal Engines (Predator Cities Book 1) by Philip Reeve.📚
It’s time again for “Oliebollen” Happy new year!
Books in 2018
2018 was a good reading year. And I’ve started again keeping a list of each 📚 I’ve read. But I only started the list mid-year with the revival of my blog. So In this post, I try to get a complete list of all the books I’ve read in this year.
Review of The Stand by Stephen King
I just finsihed reading The Stand by Stephen King.📚 I’ve heard about this book on the Reconcilable Differences podcast on episode 90. It is my second time reading anything from Steven King. The first instance was Firestarter, which I consumed last year.
Family walk to the summit above our house.
The moment you realize that you built the project the wrong way around and it’s already glued ☹️
Enjoying a day in the snow.
Hungry - eating at the Mongolian Barbecue.
Started with my next project. A nightstand for my daughter.
Getting ready for the party. A big table is always handy ;-)
Tools to help my colleague to move. And get is network running again.
Preparing for the Christmas production at the kindergarden.
A case about rereading books
In recent years, I developed a habit of re-reading some books over and over. The first books were the Harry Potter series—I’ve reread all of the books each time a new issue was released. Some books I’ve now read more than ten times (and I still like them). But I’ve done the same for other long-running series as well, like Wheel of time and a game of thrones. And then we just have my favorites book of all time – Jumper which I read at least once a year.
Puh, I’m tired, but we successfully cleaned and removed some of the old furniture out of my daughter’s room. Day goal achieved and now of into the kitchen to create some burgers :-D
Last day in the mostly empty office.
At the beginning of this year, my long obsession with the play and book Les Misérables reached a new high which caused me to read the book.
Review of All Systems Red by Martha Wells
I just finished reading All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries) by Martha Wells.📚
I just started reading The Stand by Stephen King.📚
I just started reading All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries) by Martha Wells.📚
I just started reading The One (The selection series, Book 3) by Kiera Cass.📚
I just started reading The Elite (The selection series, Book 2) by Kiera Cass.📚
Review of The Selection (The Selection Series, Book 1)
I just finished reading The Selection (The Selection Series, Book 1) by Kiera Cass – again.📚
Review of the Gate of Gods (The Fall of Ile-Rien Trilogy 3)
I just terminated reading The Gate of Gods (The Fall of Ile-Rien Trilogy 3) by Martha Wells.📚
I just started reading The Selection (The Selection Series, Book 1) by Kiera Cass.📚
I like pancakes 🥞.
Review The Ships of Air (The Fall of Ile-Rien Trilogy Book 2)
Last week I finished reading The Ships of Air (The Fall of Ile-Rien Trilogy Book 2) by Martha Wells.📚
Soup on the fire.
Homemade chicken nuggets.
I just started reading The Gate of Gods (The Fall of Ile-Rien Trilogy 3) by Martha Wells.📚
A rainy hike next to a river.
Review The Wizard Hunters (The Fall of Ile-Rien Trilogy Book 1)
I was following the discussion of some of the people on Micro.blog about Martha Wells and decided that I want to read The Wizard Hunters (The Fall of Ile-Rien Trilogy Book 1) by Martha Wells.📚 I like, how the author does the worldbuilding in this book. It has a refreshing combination of a modern tale about ware sprinkled with fantasy elements. I had some problems with getting the motivation of the main character, but after the first third of the book the motivation was understandable, and to the end of the book, it was also relatable.
Review Hello World - How to be Human in the Age of the Machine
On my stay in London this autumn I saw an advertisement for Hello World: How to be Human in the Age of the Machine by Hannah Fry.📚
I like ordering stuff from the internet, but I’m always wondering why the boxes in which they send items in are so big. Usually it has around 30% air in the box, but today I received a carton which was indeed of the charts. Approximately 90% air inside the box. And the best thing was it was a box in a box.
They could have just sent it with the smaller box; it also had bubble wrap in both boxes.
I just started reading The Ships of Air (The Fall of Ile-Rien Trilogy Book 2) by Martha Wells.📚
I just started reading The Wizard Hunters (The Fall of Ile-Rien Trilogy Book 1) by Martha Wells.📚
City from above - picture I’ve drawn recently.
Found motivation to finally change the sandpaper for the first time on the disk sander.
Autumn is starting (two mushrooms in our lawn).
I just started reading Hello World: How to be Human in the Age of the Machine by Hannah Fry.📚
Review of Borderline – Book one of the Arcadia Project series)
Borderline (The Arcadia Project) by Mishell Baker 📚 is a rather short book which went onto my reading list, I think while browsing Amazon the other day. Due to travel plans for the weekend, I needed something new to read, so I gave it a shot. I only realized after half of the book that this is sort of a detective/crime solving novel, a genre I usually avoid. It was a lucky happenstance as otherwise, I would have missed out of a good book and possible series.
Review Twenty Thousand Leagues Under
I’ve read Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas by Jules Verne.📚 when I was a child quite some time ago and decided it is time for a reread. It is still a beautiful book to read, but I completely forgot that it consists of mostly listing of fish and other beast living in the sea. I’m not sure if as a child I was riding an abridged version of this book. As I remembered it as being quite an action-packed, which this book is not. So there was some skipping involved in reading this book – something I usually don’t do an feel quite bad about :-(
I just started reading Phantom Pains (The Arcadia Project Book 2) by Mishell Baker.📚
I just started reading Borderline (The Arcadia Project) by Mishell Baker.📚
On the London Eye.
Off to London for the Weekend.
Home grown kiwi from my parents garden.
Finally finished and delivered my latest project.
Review Children of the Mind
The last book in the Ender series (Children of the Mind📚) and the second best in my opinion after the first part. I’ve started reading this book and did not realize how fast I was reading it when I’ve next looked at the page counter, and it was already up to 75 percent.
No luck so far. But found a train instead.
A monster drawn by my daughter today. The first time she used an alternating color pattern.
Fog by the river.
I just started reading Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas by Jules Verne.📚
This was a productive weekend. Spent two days in the shop and also finished and released another YouTube video. Oh and end ended reading my current book as well. Right now I’m happy.
I just started reading Children of the Mind (The Ender Quartet series Book 4) by Orson Scott Card.📚
Just picked up wood for my next project. Another table.
I just started reading Xenocide (The Ender Quartet series Book 3) by Orson Scott Card.📚
Review Speaker for the Dead
I just read Speaker for the Dead (The Ender Quartet series Book 2) by Orson Scott Card 📚.
Double rainbow – after the first longer rain this summer.
I just started reading Speaker for the Dead (The Ender Quartet series Book 2) by Orson Scott Card.📚
I just started reading Ender’s Game (The Ender Quartet series Book 1) by Orson Scott Card.📚
Working on my hammock stand. Not quite finished but it works.
First time sleeping outside with my daughter. All went well!
I’m hungry. Let’s cook 😀
I just started reading The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser.📚
I just started reading Survivor (Rewinder Series Book 3) by Brett Battles.📚
I just started reading Destroyer (Rewinder Series) by Brett Battles.📚
I just started reading Rewinder by Brett Battles.📚
Back from the wedding. It was beautiful.
Spring cleaning in summer :-) Better late then never.
Working on my next video.
Wow just found the Webmentions protocol. This looks interesting. And mir work for me ;-)
Working on a new movie for YouTube. Notter sure if this will work out.
Home office 👍
And I’m nearly over my jetlag. I hope.
WWDC was an adventure!
Waiting until the circus presentation starts in the kindergarden.
On my way home.
First decent breakfast this week.
WWDC Beer Bash
Trying to get through the day somehow.
At RelayCon :-)
Material for the next project.
Nice construction site.
Working on my next project. And testing image posting from the iPhone.