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Last year I did an a small bike-trip to Tilburg. This year, again without a solid plan, and not wanting to take the plane (too much hassle), or train (takes quite long to get somewhere), I decided to opt for another bike-ride, but this time a bit longer, to visit my old colleague in Dresden, the capital of the German federal state of Saxony, on the Elbe River.

The days before, I replaced worn-out bike parts, and bought some extra food and stuff, and I was ready to go: a couple of bags, full of repair tools, clothes, towels, food, liquids, and electronic equipment (almost 20kg, ugh). I also looked up a coarse suitable bike route, for which cycle.travel was of utmost usefulness. 1 I uploaded the map data to a borrowed Garmin Dakota 10. During the trip itself, I used my laptop to adjust the route to include places where I could stay for the night. In the end, the total trip length was about 860km.


The whole trip, nicely coloured (click for a larger version)

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  1. This site makes use of the data from the collaborative OpenStreetMap, which includes an incredible amount of info, among which what routes are suitable, or made, for biking.

I've been on the lookout for the Northern Lights for a while, and haved missed them a couple of times. When a friend asked if I wanted to go dog sledging in Finland, I thought this was a great opportunity to possibly finish my quest for the immer eluding Aurora Borealis, and at the same time experience the quite unique mushing, ice cold weather and lots of snow.


Our routes in the Äkäskero reserve (click for larger view)

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It had been a while since I [last traveled](ERROR: Invalid post-url 2017, 08, 16, hungary, ), it was holiday, right after New Years, and there was a travelitch that needed to be scratched. Deciding on a destination wasn't easy, but it had to be reachable by train and not take too long. I already had packed my bag the day before, and still hadn't made up my mind. After lot of deliberation and dice throwing, I settled for Den Haag. And 30 minutes after I figured it out I was in the beautiful Antwerp station, bought there a ticket, and found myself two hours later walking to the Kingkool city hostel.


All my trips

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2018-01-01 [E] [D]
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2017-11-30 [E] [D]
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Nice active noise-cancelling headphones.

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University was closed for the Day of the Flemish Community. The weather was good, birds were tsjirping, my legs were aching for some action. And that's when I decided to do a large bike trip. After some deliberation on remote-but-not-to-remote places, I decided to go for Tilburg, a city in the Netherlands, about 100km from where I live.

Tilburg is a large city of more than 200 thousand inhabitants in southern Netherlands. Tilburg already had a castle in the late medieval times, but it wasn't until the 18th century, when Napoleon gave Tilburg city rights, that it became a city of some importance. During the Industrial Revolution it became more of a mayor city, when wool factories were constructed, making it the wool and textile city of the Netherlands 1. After the second World War, it would hold the position but the economy imploded due fewer government money being poured into Tilburg.

Culturally, Tilburg houses two concert halls, three theaters, three cinemas, and some jazz bars and other smaller music venues. Besides the famous modern art 'De Pont' museum, it also has a museum about textile and many galleries and local artists.

Now that we got Tilburg covered a little, theoretically, it was time for the real thing. After some preparations, I left on Sunday around half past twelve.


My bike

3 ... 2 ... 1 ... Go!

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  1. As wool was treated with urine during the process, employees had to bring a bottle of urine to work every day, giving the nickname of Kruikezeikers, those who piss into a jar, to the Tilburgers
2017-04-16 [E] [D]
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  • WARNING 1: this is only tested for the 2GB version. It will probably brick the 4GB version.
  • WARNING 2: performing an OTA update from Android 5.1 to 6 will remove the root capabilities, so you'll have to redo the whole process. For 6.x (Marshmallow) the process differs from the 5.x (Lollipop). The post is updated to show where the steps differ.

Have been looking for a way to root my Lenovo Yoga Pro Tab3 10. Here's how I did it. Thanks to the guys from xda-developers [1]!

Preparation

  • Backup all personal data from your LYTP3 to a safe host, as your device will be wiped and formatted completed;
  • Format a 4GB SD card and insert it into the LYTP3;
  • Download twrp-2.8.7.0(6)-x90-data-enabled.img.zip, and unzip it onto your computer.

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2017-03-24 [E] [D]
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One of the man's many projects: Ceramic Dog. As he's very recognizable guitarist on many of Tom Waits albums, I wanted to check him out.

A crappy recording to be found at http://audio.jerous.org/2017-marc-ribot/ !

I sometimes look at the intervals table of my workouts of my favourite run log http://runningahead.com. It's missing a speed column though, which I sometimes prefer over a pace. This little script adds it :)

I've only run it so far in

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