Welcome to the wjd.nu pages

Page overview

The interesting parts of this site are either the notes to self or the files section.

If you're looking for my random snippets of nerdy information, you may want to take a closer look at this years notes. They're mostly mini-articles about stuff that I had trouble with and couldn't easily find the solution for on the web. See the listing of all notes for a complete overview.

From the tools section you can jump to a couple of git repositories with software/scripts that I've (co-)developed.

If you're looking for music or videos, check out the files section. Please note that I do referer checking on those files, so you cannot deeplink to these files from your own site. Beware, these files are old and kept here for historical reasons.

I also have a really really modest list of articles. Think of them as the notes to self that grew a bit large. Also old and rarely updated!

Lastly, this server hosts my mother's website about folk music and dancing. It's in Dutch and Swedish.

Feedback

Questions about or comments or corrections on any part of the site are appreciated. Send an e-mail to my forename at the wjd.nu domain. Please add “wjd.nu” in the subject to diminish the chance that your email gets chucked in the SPAM box by accident.

Walter "Wallie" Jakob Doekes

P.S. If you're looking for walter@djcvt.net or walter@digitalbrains.com, you've come to the right place. Those addresses do not exist anymore.

P.P.S. Books to get me: 2015 ✓ Afscheid van de koloniën (van Galen) [history, 2013], ✓ De kracht van het paradijs - Hoe Europa kan overleven in de Aziatische eeuw (Holslag) [economy, 2014], ✓ Een royale portie meeuwen (Sylvia Witteman) [humor, 2014], ✓ En je zult spinazie eten - Aan tafel bij Spinoza (Jan Knol) [filosophy, 2014], ✓ Hart van Europa - Hoe Duitsland ons uit de crisis voert en tegen welke prijs (Marnix Krop) [history, 2014], ✓ Het lekkere van pesten (van de Vendel & van Dalen) [education, 2011], ✓ Hoe voorkom je een kater (Mark Frary) [pop-science, 2012], ✓ Moet kunnen - Op zoek naar een Nederlandse identiteit (Herman Pleij) [patriotism, 2014], ✓ The Circle (Dave Eggers) [fiction, 2013], ✓ Wat is God - Filosofen & schrijvers op zoek (de Kok) [religion, 2013], ✓ Why Does The World Exist? (Jim Holt) [filosophy, 2012], ✓ Zo kan het ook - Websites ontwerp je voor mensen (Wobben) [technology, 2010], ✓ Levenswerk (Nick Lane) [biology, 2011], ✓ In the City of Bikes - The story of the Amsterdam Cyclist (Jordan) [patriotism, 2013], ✓ Vanished Kingdoms - The History of Half-Forgotten Europe (Davies) [history, 2012], 2015 children ✓ Au carnaval des animaux (Marianne Dubuc) [childrens, french, 2012], ✓ De brief voor de koning (Tonke Dragt) [childrens, 1962], ✓ De grote dag (Arnoud Wierstra) [childrens, 2013], ✓ Den tredje grottans hemlighet (Per Olov Enquist) [childrens, swedish, 2010], ✓ Het raadsel van alles wat leeft (Schutten & Rieder) [childrens, science, 2013] ✓ Hotel de grote L (Sjoerd Kuyper) [childrens, 10+, 2014], ✓ Miniheksen (Riphagen & Westera) [childrens, 5+, 2011], ✓ Romance (Blexbolex) [childrens, french, 2013], ✓ Wij zijn bijzonder (Ted van Lieshout) [childrens, poetry, 2012], ✓ Grote Gedachten - Verhalen over filosofie (van der Molen) [childrens, 10+, 2014], 2014 ✓ Black Swan (Nassim Nicholas Taleb) [philosophy, 2007], ✓ De Bijbel voor ongelovigen, deel 3 (Guus Kuijer) [2014], ✓ De binnenplaats van Babel (Salomon Kroonenberg) [2014], ✓ Design for Hackers: Reverse Engineering Beauty (David Kadavy) [2011], ✓ Gedachten (Giacomo Leopardi) [philosophy, 1976], ✓ Israël verdeeld (Jona Lendering) [2014], ✓ Mr. Mercedes (Stephen King) [thriller], ✓ Nederlands Etymologisch Woordenboek, ✓ The Fall of Yugoslavia (Misha Glenny) [politics 1996], ✓ The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 (Christopher Clark) [2014], ✓ Wat is God - Filosofen & schrijvers op zoek [2013], 2014 children ✓ Bij uil thuis / Owl at home (Arnold Lobel) [children, 1980 / 1975], 2013 ✓ Tumult bij de uitgang (Bert Keizer) [philosophy], 2012 ✓ 13 uur (Deon Meyer) [thriller], ✓ De Ruyter - De Engelsen komen! (Herman Roozen, Pieter Hogenbirk) [comic], ✓ Holland is een eiland (Nico de Glas) [non-fiction, "de batavia" by Hadrianus Junius], ✓ Zelf problemen maken (Pieter Geenen) [comic], 2011 ✓ Iedereen liegt, maar ik niet (Jan Henk van der Velden) [non-fiction], ✓ Op weg naar tachtig jaar oorlog (J.J. Woltjer) [history], 2010 ✓ How the city moved to Mr. Sun (Michiel Hulshof & Daan Roggeveen) [non-fiction], ✓ The Big Payback - The History Of The Business Of Hip-Hop (Don Charnas) [non-fiction], 2009 ✓ Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? (Michael J. Sandel) [non-fiction], 2006 ✓ The Old New Thing: Practical Development Throughout the Evolution of Windows (Raymond Chen) [programming], gadgets ✓ Netatmo.com - Weerstation, joost ✓ Logo Life - Life Histories of 100 Famous Logos (van der Vlugt) [design, 2012]

P.P.S. Previously requested books: 2013 ✓ On Politics (Alan Ryan) [non-fiction, history], 2012 ✓ Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City (Guy Delisle) [graphic novel], ✓ Een kleine geschiedenis van de Griekse mythen (Hein van Dolen) [mythology], ✓ Dialoog over de twee voornaamste wereldsystemen - Galileo Galilei (Hans van den Berg) [history], ✓ Reizen zonder John (Geert Mak) [non-fiction], ✓ Dr. Seuss: De Lorax en het verdwenen bos (Erik Bindervoet, Robbert-Jan Henkes) [childrens, 2012], 2011 ✓ Encyclopedie der Nederlanden (Wilma de Rek, Bert Wagendorp, Ien van Laanen) [non-fiction], 2010 ✓ How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less (Sarah Glidden), [graphic novel], ✓ Linux Kernel Development (Robert Love) [programming], 2005 ✓ Practical Common Lisp (Peter Seibel) [programming], misc ✓ one of Martin Kellermans Rocky albums in Swedish [but not 14, 16, 18, 19, 20] music ✓ Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, ✓ Soul Jazz Orchestra - Mamaya,

P.P.S. Music I don't have, ordered by addition date: 2015 ✓ Albert Ayler Trio - Spritual Unity [jazz, tenorsax], ✓ Ben van Gelder - Reprise [jazz, altsax], ✓ Bowie - Sue (Or in a Season of Crime), ✓ Charles Gayle - Repent [jazz, saxophone], ✓ Christian Scott [jazz, trumpetist], ✓ Moderat - II [techno], ✓ Mostly Other People Do the Killing - Slippery Rock (or others) [jazz], ✓ Pet Shop Boys - Electric [pop, electronic], ✓ Samuel Rohrer - Noreia [jazz], 2010 ✓ Aaron Parks - Invisible Cinema, ✓ Ayreon - To The Quasar (Universal Migrator, Part 2: Flight of the Migrator), ✓ Betty Wright and The Roots - Betty Wright: The Movie, ✓ Camiel - Nevada (Camiel - "On a day like this"), ✓ Lowrell - Mellow Mellow Right On, ✓ Met je (onze) kop in de wolken (Sesamstraat), ✓ Nathan Haines - Right Now (2009), ✓ New Niks & Artvark saxophone quartet - Busy Busy Busy, ✓ Sex & Soul - Mixed by Moog-ly

P.P.S. Beers I don't have, ordered by addition date: 2015 liquor ✓ Malört (“Het is alsof je je mond in de ballen schopt”), 2015 wines ✓ Norton Barrel Select 2011 [ar] (10-1-AH) ✓ Château La Marzenac 2011 [fr] (10-2-AH), ✓ Château La Tulipe Prestige 2011 [fr] (10-3), ✓ Flagstone Poetry 2011 [sa] (5-1), ✓ Fat Bastard 2012 [fr] (5-2-AH), ✓ El Descanso 2012 [cl] (5-3), 2014 winter beers ✓ Anchor Porter, ✓ Hel & Verdoemenis (De Molen), ✓ Duchesse de Bourgogne, ✓ Struis, ✓ Schneider Weisse Aventis Eisbock, ✓ Duchesse de Bourgogne, ✓ Leön

P.P.S. Uitstapjes: ✓ Pyramide van Austerlitz, ✓ Kerkjes in Groningen: Westerwijtwerd, Huizinge, Westeremden, Stedum, Loppersum, Zeerijp, Leermens, Oosterwijwerd, Marum, ✓ De Slufter op Texel, ✓ Planetarium in Franeker, ✓ Elburg (Stedelijke Architectuur), ski ✓ Winterberg [de], ✓ Willingen [de], ✓ Arft [de], ✓ Monschau [de]