A privilege

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I was browsing a while back on some sites to see if there are any good rock concerts planned in the near future. And to my delighted surprise I found that the musician/composer Philip Glass was giving a concert in my home town! As a part of the Philip Glass festival. See the vague cell phone photo below: As you… Read more »


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Still working on the finances though.. but that should not be a problem.

Phone cable found! and The Gathering stuff

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As mentioned in this post I have a nice habit of losing things. One of the items was the USB cable of my mobile phone. Better not mention that it was just in the drawer were it supposed to be.. Now that I can finally show you some pictures of The Gathering. So very glad I saw their show twice… Read more »

I am alive!

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Just a quick post to tell every one I am still alive. Not much to tell. The last couple of months were a bit hectic. With happy fun stuff, like my brother getting married. I am still having bassguitar lessons which I really am enjoying still playing in an orchestra etc etc. Two major things happening though: ASTRON has extended… Read more »

Cal the Mechanic

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I am a software developer. I am not really good at other practical stuff. But last weekend I did some maintenance on my bike. I checked the freeplay of the chain I check the condition of all spark plugs I changed the oil I checked the air in my tires I had some guidance from two friends, but I did… Read more »

VLBI sandwich

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At the moment at the WSRT we have a couple weeks of special observations. We only have couple of those sessions in a year. They are so-called VLBI sessions. These sessions are that important that the observers need to be around 24/7 in the building. This means they eat and sleep in the building. One of them introduced me to… Read more »


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Yay another post from me. Something tells me that blogging is not really my thing :-) One of the excuses I can use for not blogging much is that I have been on holiday. My brother lives in Brasil. In the city Recife to be precise. He was spending the holidays with friends in the Southeast of Brasil: the city… Read more »

Greetings from Oxford

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Ouch.. almost two months without posting… sorry. :-) Anyways time for another ‘Cal-is-on-a-business-trip’ posts again. Well this time it is Oxford in the UK. Lots of new stuff to be learned about a software package called AstroGrid. Beer and pubs are good, English breakfast is nice, the weather rainy and cold. Finishing up with an okay-ish picture: