Building an Ergodox

After a lot of thought I decided it was time for a new project, one I would enjoy and a project that would be useful for a long time. Searching the web and reading articles I found the ErgoDox. The ErgoDox is a split-hand ergonomic keyboard with mechanical switches and open source, layer-based firmware running on a Teensy microcontroller. While other keyboards offer dip-switches or GUI config tools, the firmware and layouts can be built from source on the command line or through a layout configuration tool. [Read More]

CDE is Open Source

Today the classic, and old, Common Desktop Environment (a.k.a. CDE) was released into the Open Source world.

You can get the very alpha version at SourceForge.

I haven’t been able to get a running version by now, but I keep trying.

Good job, guys.

linux  code  news 

Yeah, I found it

A very long time ago, when I was still studying computer science I had a HP15C calculator. And I realy loved it. Unfortunately it was stolen and I couldn’t afford to buy a new one. I ended up using a Casio FX602p. A very, very good calculator, but it’s not a HP15C. Last Friday I was discussing old times with a nerd like me and we ended up discussing calculators and what the heck, he had used the HP15C as well and hated HP for stopping to sell it, as wel as I do. [Read More]

IE(6) Countdown

If you are using IE6 Microsoft wants us to put this on our website:

Then, if you click it, you are forwarded to the IE8 website.

Click on the image if you really want to upgrade your browser.


No more WikiLeaks?

The WikiLeaks site cannot be reached. This is because their free DNS provider removed the DNS records.

![wikileaks DNS ended](/images/wikileaks.png)

The last IP address was, but nobody is answering the http requests.

Looks like they where shutdown.


HP's newest invention

HP has got something new again: HP ePrint. This surely comes from the ‘Useless inventions department’. What is ePrint? This lets you print from virtually everywhere. One of the ways that ePrint works is to assign an email address to your printer. To print, simply send an email containing your document to your printer’s address. You can print images, Microsoft Word, Excel* and PowerPoint documents, PDFs, and photos. You can view and manage print jobs sent to your printer using your printer Job History that is available on HP ePrintCenter. [Read More]

First North Korean website online

Today the first First North Korean website is online and if you want to see it, go to They do not have DNS yet.

A second server is up and running and this one can be reached at The certificate is a nice and funny one.


To bad they did’t get a real one.


Buy nice packaging

On the German eBay i found a lot of these.

Buy my iPod/iPhone/etc packaging. Nothing in it, just the box.

I still have got a lot of them in the attic, so maybe I should open an eBay account ;-)

First shot

Second shot

humor  news 

BrainFuck programming language

I had heard of it before, but someway it has slipped my mind. But purely by accident I came across BrainFuck again.

Maybe a nice project for a sunny afternoon.


Donating blood 100 times

Being a blood donor since 1982 I have been donating blood on a regular basis. Today I reached the milestone, that I’m very happy about. I donated blood 100 times. This equals 50 litres of blood in total.

I would like to urge you all: Please give. It doesn’t cost you anything but a little time and you help a lot of people. So: Give

If you live in the Netherlands goto Sanquin