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Betuweroute en Kunst
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Kunst in huis? Nicole Karrèr maakt echt bijzonder mooie dingen
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Professionele opvang bij Gastouderbureau
Salarisadministratie en belastingadvies bij
De Zaak Loont
Zutphense Bomenstichting

Hosting Favorites

ANU Internet Services
XelMedia .internet services


Google Translate
jQuery UI
YourHead Stacks API
Favicon Generator. For real.
Check HTTPS problems



Marc's Place


Cuvee Rondo - Gelderse Landwijn

De ALDI bij ons aan het einde van de straat had in februari bij de ingang een rekje met wijn staan, à 8 euro de fles. Nu, dat is een zeldzaamheid dus moest het wel iets speciaals zijn! We hebben er toen eentje gekocht om eens te kijken wat het was en zijn daarna onmiddellijk teruggegaan en hebben nog een stuk of wat flessen extra ingeslagen! Wat een heerlijke wijn - dat had ik niet verwacht, zo dichtbij! En wat goed van de ALDI om een regionaal product te promoten! Volgend jaar weer, toch, ALDI?


Foto: Winter


PTViewer on Mac OS X

If you want to install ptviewer.jar (view 360° images) in /Applications, it won't start right. After you move it into /Applications, modify the permissions of the file: select the file, press CMD+I or select File->Get Info... from the menu bar:

Click on the lock (1) and enter the administrator's username and password. Usually that's you.
Next (2), set 'Everyone' to 'Read & Write' and close the window.

Now it works.
I made some photos of my office with my iPhone4, turning my desk chair 360 degrees and stitched them together on my iPhone with AutoStitch. Looks great in PTViewer!

Deskovery is fun

Deskovery (-> website) is handy and also for fun. Drop all other 'green button'-resize plug-ins or apps. This is the one to use!


And it makes dragging windows funny! I took the screenshot while dragging a window with Deskovery enabled.


iperf3: a Network Bandwidth Tester

I was investigating my WiFi access points for improvement and while browsing the web for ideas I came across iperf3. Simple and effective, iperf3 is a tool to measure network bandwidth (read more about it ...)
To simplify installation, I created a MacOS X (Intel) installer package for iperf3 so you do not need to compile yourself.
(download iperf3.pkg)
An Universal Binary Installer Package for MacOS X can be found on NCSA Illinois, although that is iperf2.
(download iperf.pkg)

Simple 1-2-3 Network test:
Install iperf3 on a Mac where you start it as a server: open Terminal and enter the following:
iperf3 -s
Then install it on another Mac and run it as a client: open Terminal and enter:
iperf3 -c -t 60 -P 2
where you must replace this IP-address with yours where iperf3 runs as a server on.

Wait a minute (-t 60) and the results are presented as follows:
Connecting to host, port 5201
[ 4] local port 65334 connected to port 5201
[ 5] local port 65335 connected to port 5201
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth
[ 4] 0.00-60.00 sec 342 MBytes 47.8 Mbits/sec
[ 4] 0.00-60.00 sec 342 MBytes 47.8 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 0.00-60.00 sec 321 MBytes 44.9 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 0.00-60.00 sec 321 MBytes 44.9 Mbits/sec
Total sent
[SUM] 0.00-60.00 sec 663 MBytes 92.7 Mbits/sec
Total received
[SUM] 0.00-60.00 sec 663 MBytes 92.7 Mbits/sec

iperf Done.

To stop the server, press CTRL-C.
Enter iperf3 --help  for all possible options.

This suite is also available on iOS: WiFi Bench.

Certified Lasso Developer 'Bragware'

As stated in their email in which I received this medal: pure bragware! In that case ... Let's brag! smiley


Foto: Contrasts


Contrasts, originally uploaded by MrMacvos.


Weingut Alfred Franger & Sohn

Last week a friend and colleague of mine took me to visit a vineyard in the region where we work. After a 30 minutes drive we arrived in a small village called Heuchelheim-Klingen where Weingut Alfred Franger & Sohn is long-standing. My friend knows these people for over 15 years already and we were very friendly welcomed. And after 15 minutes we were already in the wine-tasting room!

I told the lady of the house that I lately find that most German wines all taste the same, in some way. She began to laugh and told me that the taste I meant, is typically for this region! So she poured a centimeter of a light red wine, and that was exactly the taste I meant. Then we went on to taste some other red wines - and oh man, was I surprised! Completely unexpected flavours of oak, lychee, smoked wood, vanilla and more.

Their son, who is also in the family-business, joined us and he is really full of enthusiasm and has a drive to make the best wines and trying out new ways of doing this! We were given the honor to taste a wine, bottled last weekend, made through a completely new and daring process. Well, even a week old, this young wine was really fantastic!

My friend had planned to go here anyway to buy a few boxes. But he was by car! I had come to work by train. So I just picked one bottle of each wine I was allowed to taste during our pleasant conversation and dragged a box home with me.

Being with real wine-lovers and talking about wine and such, is always very nice. So I list here some of their, all very good!, wines, in no particular order (but it might be alphabetic), and my favorites are marked:


Here are some photo's from their street and terrace:

A view of the village

The tasting room

The terrace outside
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