Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Books and suchI brought some books and objects home from the former home now that she lives in a nursing home. Among them:
- De hobbit written by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien in Dutch published by Uitgeverij Het Spectrum N.V. in 1971, translated by Max Schuchart from The Hobbit, ISBN:9789027400437. My mother read this to us. There is even a tape with a recording of this.
- Le petit Prince written by Antoine De Saint-Exupéry in French with translations of certain words in Dutch in the margin and published by J.B. Wolters in 1958. My mother used this to learn French.
- Kastelen vanuit de lucht written by N.F.H.M. Bullinga in Dutch and published by Slingenberg in 1997, ISBN:9789072275455. (I have some faint memory having given this book to my parents, because it contains a picture of De Haar Castle, which we used to visit with my family when we lived in Woerden.)
- Some housekeeping books that my mother kept between 1960 and 1973. I have some rememberence of her keeping these.
- A painting that Annabel made for my mother.
- A box with Donald Duck books for when Andy was visiting.
- Original Mastermind game.
- A tile that was given to a primary school students on the occasion of the birth of Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands.
- A printed copy of my master thesis Een attribuut evaluator generator in Dutct, which I later translated to English and extended into Specification and Implementation of an Attributed Abstract Program Tree Evaluator Generator.
- 5 audio CDs:
- The Royal Philarmonic Orchestra plays Abba Classic
- The Royal Philarmonic Orchestra plays Queen Classic
- The Royal Philarmonic Orchestra plays Beatles Classic
- Living Colours by Jan Vayne
- Maria Callas in concert
- Reproduction from 1981 of the Map Rhenolandiæ et Amstellandiæ from Volume 4 (Netherlands of Atlas Maior.
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Friday, October 8, 2021
BookAt 16:30, I received the book Rusty Brown written by Chris Ware in English and published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group in 2019, ISBN:9780375424328, which I had bought yesterday at 14:58 in the webshop of bookshop Scheltema for € 14.95. I had seen this book last Saturday in the shop.
Colour correctionI wrote a script (for the MySample editor) to correct the colours in some pictures of the Afstemming (Balance) works of Peter Struycken. For each of these works he selected twelve colours with equal distance hues and the same brightness and saturation. He spend a long time to balance these at daylight conditions. When you take a picture of these works with a digital camera the balance is lost because the blueish colour become appear more bright and the redish/brown colour become darker. A side effect of the balance becoming lost is that the pattern of the twelve by twelve or twenty by twenty squares gets unintentionally the focus. The photographs of the works and the Afstemming / Balance exhibition were taken by Peter Tijhuis. The script converts the RGB to HSV, adapts the brightness depending on the hue, and converts it back to RGB. The result of the correction is not perfect and probably also depends on the colour settings of the monitor, but is hopefully a little better than the original photographs.
Afstemming / BalanceIn the afternoon, I went to see the exhibition Afstemming / Balance with works by Peter Struycken in andriesse eyck gallery, which has eight of his new works and four earlier works (two from 2016 and two from 2014). The last series of works all have twelve colour either in a twelve by twelve grid or on a twenty by twenty grid. The colours are selected such that they are in balance with eachother with respect to brightness and saturation. The lights in the gallery where off because the works need to be viewed in daylight. Any other light source may destroy the balance. It is not even possible to take pictures (with a digital camera) of these works due to the limitations of the three colour channels of the camera. Some colour just get out of balance destroying the effect of the original works. I met with Peter Struycken and talked about him about the works, most of which took more than two months to be made, and other matters.
Saturday, September 25, 2021
SmalenbroekConny and I took our bikes to go walking, but decided to bike a little further than we at first had intended. We ended up walking around the Smalenbroek estate. The estate has a Sequoiadendron giganteum, which is about 25 meter tall. We also came across one of the art works of the Textiel Festival Twente 2021, the work Fluisteringen by Meg Mercx.
Seed podWhile doing some pruning in the garden this afternoon, I discovered a seed pod on our magnolia with one seed, if I am not mistaken. I fear it is still too green to harvest and I decided to leave it untouched and only remove it after all leaves have fallen.
Two booksAt 17:49, I bought the following two books from charity shop Het Goed:
- Andy Warhol: A Guide to 706 Items in 2 Hours 56 Minutes edited by Eva Meyer-Hermann, written in English and published by NAi Publishers in 2008, ISBN:9789056626754, for € 2.95.
- Huh? Aha! Duh: over de zin van onzin written by Emily Kocken in Dutch and published by Instituut voor Kunst en Kritiek in 2019, ISBN:9789079917792, for € 1.75.
Dune: Part OneThe evening, Conny and I went to see the movie Dune: Part One. It is an impressive movie. The world shown in this movie feels very realistic to what you get from the book. The special effects, the visuals and the music are stunning. The movie follows the plot of the book quite good. There are no create deviations and the deviations that are there are the kinds you would expect from an adaptation. Especially in the first parts there were some scenes that touched me emotionally, mostly because I knew what was coming, but towards the end it felt a little hurried. I felt that the director was trying to get too much of the tension from the visuals instead from the story telling.
GOGBOTIn the afternoon, I visited the GOGBOT festival, which this year has the title: Infocalypse Now: Time to Recalibrate Reality. I first got my 'Deep State 9' passport with which I could visit the different festival location. I found the following exhibits worth mentioning:
- ViaOral made by Jelle de Graaf and dadabots.com.
- Deep Simulator, by Aaajio, 2021.
- The performance ặnim@ by sWitches, consisiting of Pamela Varela (Instagram), Ines DeRu (Instagram), and Ella Hebendanz (Instagram), 2021.
- Jjan!, by Juwon Lee, 2021.
- Image machine #24 by Niels de Bakker.
- The world of the Angel-Rose coloured glasses, 2021, by Angel-Rose Oedit Doebé.
- Int X, Y, Z;, 2021, by Hussein Faqih.
- UNTITLED by Thijmen Pelgröm and Simon Scharinger.
- An Omen of Things Not To Come & When Things Don't Work Anymore by Thom Floris.
- Fractal Spaces by Julius Horsthuis.
- Kinetic Sounds, 2021, by Daan Johan, Joris Strijbos and Eelco Ottenhof.
- Hyperminer, 2021, by Frederik de Wilde.
- Terminal Slam, 2020, by Daito Manabe and Squarepusher.
- Forest, 2021, by Jan Robert Leegte.
- A Brief History of the Damagomi Group, 2016, by Floris Schönfeld.
- How to wake up The Ghosts, 2021, by Erik Peters.
- Pro-Truth Society // Post-Truth Paradise, 2021, by Bianca Carague.
- Hiding Behind Bushes, 2021, by Jacco Borggreve.
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
ChestnutDuring our evening walk, Conny found a chestnut and gave it to me. It is the first chestnut of the year that I have encountered. On a side note, the leaves of little chestnut tree have all turn brown already. I should note that the leaves of the larger chestnut trees in our garden are also turning brown.
Border polesIn the afternoon, Conny and I continues our search for border poles along the Vrijdijk. We found the following border poles (after visiting pole 26-III again):
- At 14:32, pole 26-IV.
- At 14:41, pole 27.
- At 14:50, pole 29.
- At 15:03, pole 31.
- At 15:06, pole 31-I.
- At 15:20, pole 31-IV.
- At 15:33, pole 31-V.
- At 15:38, pole 31-VI.
- At 15:44, pole 31-VII.
BookAt 17:00, I bought the book Beelden in de Berm: vijf-en-tachtig, kunstobjecten, vanuit de auto written by Karin van Munster in Dutch and published by ANWB in 2003, ISBN:9789018016982, from charity shop Het Goed for € 1.75.
A bit more complicatedThe things a bit more complicated than I thought with bootstrapping a C compiler. Yesterday, I found live-bootstrap, which automates all the steps to bootstrap a minimal number of binary seeds to a supported fully functional operating system. The steps are described in the parts.rst file. The file points to the oriansj/stage0-posix repository. (I understand that a fork of the Tiny C Compiler, Bootstrappable TCC/TinyCC, is used.) I decided to study the stage0-posix/x86/mescc-tools-mini-kaem.kaem script. This script asumes the presence of hex0, an executable that transforms a text file with hexadecimal numbers to a binary file. (A high-level representation of the hex0 is the C program hex0.c.) The steps related to the first six phases of the script, with links to the source files, are:
- Use hex0 to convert
hex1_x86.hex0 to the hex1 executable.
(A high-level representation of hex1 is the C program hex1.c.)
- Use hex0 to convert
catm_x86.hex0 to the catm executable.
- Use hex1 to convert
hex2_x86.hex1 to the hex2-0 executable.
(A high-level representation of hex2 is the C program hex2.c.)
- Use catm to concatenate ELF-i386.hex2 and M0_x86.hex2 into the temporary file hold.
- Use hex2-0 to convert the temporary file hold
to M0 executable.
(A high-level representation of M0 is the C program M0-macro.c.)
- Use M0 to convert cc_x86.M1 to the temporary file temp1.
- Use catm to concatenate ELF-i386.hex2 with the temporary file temp1 into the temporary file hold.
- Use hex2-0 to convert the temporary file hold
to cc_X86 executable.
(A high-level representation of cc_X86 are the C files in stage0/stage2/High_level_prototypes/cc_x86, I guess, where cc_core.c contains the code generation code.)
- Use catm to concatenate:
- Use cc_x86 to convert the temporary file hold into the intermediate file M2.M1
- Use catm to concatenate x86_defs.M1, libc-core.M1, and the intermediate file M2.M1 into the temporary file hold.
- Use M0 to convert the temporary file hold to the temporary file temp1.
- Use catm to concatenate ELF-i386.hex2 with the temporary file temp1 into the temporary file hold.
- Use hex2-0 to convert the temporary file hold to M2 executable.
If I understand correctly, the M2 executable is a C cross compiler for multiple platforms, where the cc_X86 is limited C compiler for the X86 platform.
BookAt 14:19, I bought the book The Lover's Dictionary: A Novel written by David Levithan in English and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2011, ISBN:9781429994309, from charity shop Het Goed for € 2.25. I bought the book because of the concept of naming the sections with words from a dictionary. stage2 of stage0 repository, which contains a minimal C compiler, which can compile (a slightly modified version of) Tiny C Compiler, which can be used to compile GCC 4.7.4. In the past week, I have been thinking about a minimal programming language that could be used to implement a minimal C compiler to compile Tiny C. I have been thinking about some extensions of BrainFuck that would be easy to implement in assembly. The extensions I was thinking about was to add instructions to address memory location (where each memory cell contains a 32-bit unsigned value) and some mechanism to define routines that could be called recursively. reading on August 2 after I bought it on Friday, July 9. I did not find the book very interesting with respect to zen. This is primarily because I no longer believe in some of the assumptions on which zen is based. I did find the book interesting with respect to what the author writes about the Star Wars films, in particular episodes VII, VIII, and IX.
Allée RentréeThis afternoon, I visited some of the Allée Rentrée locations:
- At 13:41: Gelderlandstraat 76: Nobody opened when I knocked on the door.
- At 13:48: Gertfertsingel 76, Studio Complex: I biked around the rather empty area.
- At 13:59, Langestraat: Neem mij voor lief with photographs by Indra Simons and poems by Regine Hilhorst.
- At 13:61, Klokkenplas 17: No activity to be seen.
- At 14:09, Hoge Bothofstraat 166, B93: Two photo exhibitions:
- At 14:27, HB Blijdensteinlaan 85, Dynamo Expo: Nederland in quarantaine by Annabel Jeuring.
- At 14:29, Schurinksweg 65: HUISVANTUINEN.
- At 14:31, Dr. Van Damstraat 28: Anastassia Solovieva.
- De Kunsthaven: Nicole Wegter
Rijksmuseum TwentheThis afternoon, I visited Rijksmuseum Twenthe where I saw a number of exhibitions. The first exhibition I visited is Na de Jacht! | After the Hunt!. I found the following works worth mentioning:
- View of Hampstead Heath: Child's Hill, with Harrow in the Distance, John Constable, 1824.
- Recreation Area #9, Renie; Spoelstra, 2003.
- Preserved Places, Diepenhem: Fragments of a Landscape without Fear, No. 5, 8 and 18, Carlijn Mens, 2011.
- Respice Finem: Periculum, Respice Finem: Exitium and Respice Finem: Contemplatio, Inge Reisberman, 2017.
- The Embium Building in the Sky, Rik Smits, 2011.
- Fallen Angel, Christiaan Zwanikken, 2011.
- Helsinki Shadow, Andrei Roiter, 2006.
- Nr. 61, Mitja Twek, 1992.
- Dirty road sound, Andrei Roiter, 2005.
- Thank you for hurting me. I really needed that..., Melanie Bonajo, 2005.
- Nose patrol, 2015-2016.
- Kinetic garden, 2016-2021.
- Hypergravity bio portal, 2021.
- Moonlit scene, Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, 1821.
- The Bacnqueting Hall at Frederiksborg Castle in the Reign of Christian IV (1588-1659), Henrich Hansen, 1859.
- Italian Woman with a Blue Tamborine, Wilhelm Marstrand, no date.
- Winter Scene from the Forest at Hillerød, Thorvald Niss, no date.
- View from the North Coast of Zealand across the Kattegat with Kullen in the background, Peter Christian Skovgaard, ca. 1832.
- The Beach at Hellebæk, Peter Christian Skovgaard, 1858.
- Winter Landscape of Nothern Zealand Type, Johan Thomas Lundbye, 1876.
- A Milkmaid, Otto Backe, 1876.
- Cupid and Psyche Embracing, Nicolai Abildgaard, no date.
- Hagar and Ismaë in the Desert, Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, 1812.
- The temple of Vesta in Rome, Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, 1814-1816.
- Portrait of Emil and Auna Poulsen, Peder Severin Krøyer, 1885.
- Bust of Alfred Hage (1803-1872), Herman Wilhelm Bissén, 1856.
- Bust of Carl Plong (1813-1894), Herman Wilhelm Bissén, 1857.
- Bust of Wilhelmine Heise (1838-1912), Herman Wilhelm Bissén, 1860.
- Bust of Peter Heise (1830-1879), Herman Wilhelm Bissén, 1862.
- Nightmare, Ditlev Blunck, 1846.
- Italian landscape, Peter Christian Skovgaard, 1854.
- S. Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, Carl Neumann, no date.
- Portrait of the painter Christian Angust Lorentzen (1749-1828, Martinus Rørbye, 1827.
- View from Monte Pinolo in Rome, Peter Christian Skovgaard, 1861.
- View of the sea near Sorrento, Martinus Rørbye, 1835.
I also walked through the garden within the museum and smelled the lavender plants and looked at the plants that the artist Claudy Jongstra uses for colouring the wool used in her carpets. At 16:35, I bought the catalogue Na de Jacht: Tien jaar verzamelen in 100 kunstwerken written by Josien Beltman in Dutch published by the museum in 2021 from the museum shop for € 4.95.
On my way home, I visited some of the locations of the Allée Rentrée tour. I saw:
- Two works by Elsbeth Cochius at Bamshoevelaan 49.
- De rode baron by Jelle de Graaf, 2020, at Bamshoevelaan 49.
- Satyr & Pan by Jelle de Graaf at Lonnekerspoorlaan 70.
- Two works by Willemijn Calis at Lonnekerspoorlaan 62.
- Het Kreatieve Brein, deel 2 by Katinka Hamming at Lonnerspoorlaan 58.
- Exhibition of works by Roel Dikken at Bookshop Broekhuis.
Pump not workingThe pump of the self watering plant is no longer working as it seems. I am not sure if the problem is with the pump itself or the transistor switching it on.
BookI recieved the book Rijksaankopen 1984 written by Evelyn Beer in Dutch and published by Rijksdienst Beeldende Kunst in May 1985, which I had bought on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 01:32:03 from indenolifant.nl for € 11.00.
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Kunstmuseum Den HaagThis afternoon, Conny and I visited Kunstmuseum Den Haag on invitation by Peter Struycken. With him we visited the exhibition Bob Bonies and Mondrian & De Stijl. From the last exhibition, I found the following works worth mentioning:
- Victory Boogie Woogie, Piet Mondriaan.
- Composition in Red, Black, Yellow, Blue and Grey, Piet Mondriaan, 1921.
- Composition with yellow lines, Piet Mondriaan, 1933.
- Tableau I (Paiting I), Piet Mondriaan, 1921.
- Study for Measure for Measure 1, Bridget Riley, 2016.
- Two Yellows, Composition with Circles 7, Bridget Riley, 2011
- Measure for Measure 1, Bridget Riley, 2016
- Descending, Bridget Riley, 1965.
- Two Reds with Violet, Bridget Riley, 2008.
- Compostion No. 31, Piet Mondriaan, 1927.
- Relief Néo-plastique no. 10, César Domela, 1930.
- Couple Dancing, Vilmas Huszár, ca. 1928.
- Composition-assemblage-fotogram, Lászio Moholy-Nagy, 1926.
- Tiles with abstract picture, Bart van de Leck
- Composition No IV/Composition 6, Piet Mondriaan, 1914.
- Counter-composition of dissonants, Theo van Doesburg, 1925.
- Black and White, Mariow Moss, 1932.
- Three strained glass windows for the doorways in the Spangen quarter, Rotterdam, Theo van Doesburg, 1919.
- Composition 1917, no 1 (Dog cart), Bart van de Leck, 1917.
- Composition with red, yellow, black, blue and grey, Piet Mondriaan, 1921.
- Compostiion with grid 9: Checkerboard composition with bright colours, Piet Mondriaan, 1919.
- The grey tree, Piet Mondriaan, 1911.
- Model of Rietveld-Schröder House, 1924.
- Flowering apple tree, Piet Mondriaan, 1912.
- Composition XVII, Theo van Doesburg, 1919.
- Elling buffet, Gerrit Rietveld, 1919.
- Composition II (Skaters), Vilmos Huszár, February 1917.
- Composition, Chris Beekman, 1920.
- Composition IX, Opus 18, Further Imagining of the Card Players, Theo van Doesburg, 1917.
- A farm shed behind a fence, Piet Mondriaan, ca. 1902-1904.
- Haystack behind a farm, Piet Mondriaan, ca. 1902-1904.
- Landzicht farm (oil study), Piet Mondriaan, ca. 1905.
- Irrigation ditch with two willows, Piet Mondriaan, ca. 1900-1902.
- View of the Schinkelbuurt, Piet Mondriaan, ca 1895.
- Willows with the sun (oil study), Piet Mondriaan, 1902-1907.
- The Singel, Amsterdam, Piet Mondriaan, 1893.
- Oostzijdse Mill, Piet Mondriaan, 1906-1907.
- Composition 'De Stijl', Vilmos Huszár, 1950-1955.
- Seascape, Piet Mondriaan, 1909.
- Sea after sunset, Piet Mondriaan, 1909.
- Evening; The red tree, Piet Mondriaan, 1908-1910.
- Bosch (Woods), woods near Oele, Piet Mondriaan, 1908.
- The red cloud, Piet Mondriaan, 1907.
- Dunes near Domburg, Piet Mondriaan, 1910.
- Evolution, Piet Mondriaan, 1911.
- Aäronskelken (Arum lillies), Piet Mondriaan, 1910.
- Mill: mill in sinlight, Piet Mondriaan, 1908
- Devotion, Piet Mondriaan, 1908.
- Dune landscape, Piet Mondriaan, 1911.
- Lighthouse at Westkapelle, Piet Mondriaan, 1909.
- Trees on the Gein; moonrise, Piet Mondriaan, 1907-1908.
- Landscape at evening, Piet Mondriaan, 1908.
- Fen near Saasveld, Piet Mondriaan, 1907.
- Derdge, Piet Mondriaan, 1907.
- Oostzijde mill in moonlight, Piet Mondriaan, ca. 1907.
- Model of Fallingwater house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, 1935-1939.
- Young Holland tile picture, Jan Toorop, 1903.