It's been a while since I last made a blogpost in my personal category, but here I am once again. I have been away for a while but I am kind of back (not really that active, just occasionally posting) and trying to get my points back into the positive. On a sidenote, when I got back, my points were around minus 120.
Ah yes, the Raspberry Pi. I was one of the first to order (around N°4000) it and I got mine delivered yesterday. For the people who don't know what the Raspberry Pi is, it's a small computer (700MHz, 256Mb GPU, 2 USB ports, Ethernetport, HDMI port and 2 other ports) but let me just give you the link to the official website and a picture:
I'm not really 100% sure for what I'm going to use it but I'm probably going to use it as the core of my fileserver or as a mediaplayer. It can handle up to 1080p but I rarely download 1080p so 720p will probably be no problem for this little guy. Oh, did I mention that it has the size of a credit card?
As I already mentioned in some of my recent posts, I have been into anime lately and yesterday I finished watching Steins;Gate. Brilliant anime, love the characters. It's definitely worth checking out if you like seinen anime.
Another funny video that I found was from the comedian Michael Davis. It's quite an old video so chances are high that if you already knew him, you have seen this video. But anyway, it's funny and I love the way how he interacts with the public.
Although I went to bed at 2am 'yesterday', I was up at 9am this morning to go to the official opening of our new/expanded library in town with my dad. Upon arrival, we were offered free champagne and sandwiches, but I only took some sandwiches because I was driving. It had been a few years since I last visited the local library in my hometown but it felt like I was just returning my books from last week.
The library had been closed since spring so I was really looking forward to all the changes. But it was actually a bit sad. They bought some new bookshelfs (chique modernlooking ones), but instead of replacing all the old bookshelfs, they decided that buying 10 new bookshelfs was enough, so now you have a small modern part together with those old red 1980 bookselfs. :/ They also made the first floor larger but instead of making it as large as the ground floor, they only added 60 square meters of extra floor.
But not all was negative, they also bought some new tables and comfortable chairs, so people can now sit down and enjoy their books in the library. But the most significant change was an elevator. This is handy for people who have difficulties climbing the stairs, like my dad who has a hip disarticulation.
So ok, I was in the library so I thought to check out the IT related section, which I did. But sadly there were no books that were interesting for an intermediate developer, like myself. (Only books to get you started with programming and on top of that most books were printed in 2005-2008). So I searched for some other books and I brought home some chess books, so I can get a bit better in chess (and maybe beat Bikerman (or other Frihosters) in a near future ). I was especially interested in books about opening strategies as that has always been my absolute weak point in chess (I just place things not really thinking forward in the beginning as there are to many posibilities from my point of view). So I borrowed 3 books in a series called "Practical Chess lessons". (One more general about opening, mid and end, a second one about opening and all the different kinds of openings and a third one about endings).
So that's all for today and thanks for reading. If I made any grammatical or vocabular faults, you may always correct my mistakes in the comment section below. Or if you have any creative or interesting thoughts about chess, you can also comment below. (Yeah, I got that sentence from RWJ)
I recently stumbled upon the user vsauce on YouTube, by a friend of mine that posted one of his videos on his facebook wall.
So what's it about, adri?
Although I haven't watched all his videos, in some of his videos he explains some phenomenons like "Why do we dream?" or "What's a Déja vu". (Scroll down to watch these videos) But he also posts playlists, called 'leanbacks', where he bundles interesting YouTube videos and makes an introduction between them. For example "brain candy 1", in which there are videos about "how to walk on glass (or why artists can walk on glass)", "why is glass transparant" and some others. He also posts "Dong" videos, where he shows websites where you can waste ∞ time and he also makes videos where he talks about funny pictures.
What's so good about his videos?
He has a very clear voice and is easy understandable for non-english speakers, like myself.
His youtube videos are filmed with high quality and are a pleasure to watch.
Every website he mentions, is linked in the description which is handy if you want to read more or try some things out yourself.
He seems genuinely interested by these questions too.
As far as my science knowledge goes, everything seems correct what he says about phenomenons.
Gimme some videos, so I can see for myself
Here you go.
I learned some interesting things from watching his videos and I hope you find his videos amusing as well as interesting. Normally all links were included in this blog post (his channel can be found in the first sentence of this blogpost)