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Monthly Archives: January 2012


Today early morning I sat in front of my desk, when I suddenly felt everything slightly moving. Robert who sits next to me felt it as well, but most of the others in the office didn’t. Last time I sensed an earthquake was in 2007 on our South America camper trip in Argentina . Unbelievable … Continue reading »

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Screen went black

This morning, I had a short moment of horror when I turned on my Netbook. After the ubuntu splash screen, it went black and didn’t respond to any keys. The only response was for the power key, where it displayed the ubuntu splash screen again and shut down. My Acer aspire one has the dreaded … Continue reading »

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Visited countries

A long time ago, I found a web service to visualize a map with all the countries you have visited. Now I finally figured out how to get it displayed in wordpress using the code-embed plugin. Well, since we got kids, travelling is in hibernation mode, but we already have plans on where to go … Continue reading »

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Robot Arm part 1 packaging and simple manipulation

Another project that I had in mind for a while was to experiment with robot arm path planning and inverse kinematics. If you don’t know what that is, think about how robot arms could be programmed. The simplest form would be capture and replay, in which you have a controller which which you record how … Continue reading »

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