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The best seasonal allergy medicine is … and here is the proof

It's actually not a medicine. It's better: It's an air filter. Over 30 years of allergies, and two continents, no allergy doctor ever mentioned air filters to me, but it makes all the difference in the world. And has no side effects, other than a little bit of noise and a little bit of electricity…

Doing some things a bit differently in 2019

Not a New Year's resolution, but I've decided to do a few things differently in 2019: 1. Opposing people spouting B---S---. I'm looking around, and there are entire swathes of population who cannot distinguish any more what is true and what is not. Or how to find out what is true and what is not.…

Programming languages I have used

Reminiscing, I thought it would be fun to make a list of all programming languages that I've used to make something useful over the years. (This does not count languages I evaluated or played around with but never produced some useful program with, or languages which aren't Turing complete: so no HTML etc) More or…

Day 2 of working on a treadmill and on the computer

Last year, I remodelled my home office, and setup two (self-built) standing desks (post). Last week – you guessed it – I added an under-the-desk treadmill. And today was the second day I spent most of the working day on it. Here are my observations: All walking speeds below about 2-2.5 mi/hour are fine. It…

The 2nd Raspberry Pi in the House Now Controls a Closet Fan

When I remodeled my home office last year, I put a (bathroom) fan into the ceiling of the server closet. This would allow the heat from the servers leave the house via the attic, without heating my office up too much in the summer. It gets quite a bit a sun and heat even without…