This is my home in the virtual world, where I write
about things that I want to share. The freely available software that
I've written as well as some of the photographs I've taken over the
years can also be found here. Please use the navigation links on the
right if you are looking for something.
After having been an Emacs user for a long time, I was starting to grow
disenchanted with it around version 24. My main problem is that it was
starting to get really slow. Not just in starting up, but also in daily use,
specially it you kept an instance open ...
Using Acrobat Reader’s ability to add text et cetera has proven unreliable for
me. On multiple occasions I have lost all the text added to a PDF file. When
your filling in 20-plus pages worth of permit forms this is a huge waste of
time and extremely annoying.
So I set out to find another way using the free and open-source tools I have available.
This museum is built around the remains of a Roman bath in what was then
called the vicus of Coriovallum, which is situated at the intersection of
two Roman roads, the Via Belgica and the road between Aquae Granni
(Aachen) and Colonia Ulpia Trajana (Xanten).
If you would look over my github repositories, you’ll see that most of my
programs are pretty small. And in general they are command-line applications.
And that is good, because small is beautiful and simplicity is a virtue.