My railway edits on Openstreetmap

A list of all things railway-related I put on openstreetmap 2020-10-21 Removed a siding in Anderlues Depot of the Métro Léger de Charleroi 2020-10-22 Changed the depot of the Amsteltram to “in use” 2021-10-2 Removed most of the Dijksgracht Removed a lot of tracks near Schaarbeek and added two tracks in Deventer (Bergpoortstraat and at …

Reasons for the housing shortage in the Netherlands

Sadly, there is not one single reason for the housing crisis in the Netherlands, or we could — with effort — fix that problem. There are reasons that have been building since the 1980’s. In a recent discussion I came up with the following reasons for the housing crisis that each for themselves would not …

Scanning keys

Now that I deciphered where everything goes and how everything works, it was time to make sure I build a foundation to make the I/O a little more usable, instead of fetching raw data. Fist stop: make the input buttons accessible. Working with keypresses is actually not as simple as I intuitively thought. If you …

Interfacing with a human interface card

I found an old beaten-up CD player (a Philips AK601) next to the trash container a while back.I picked it up, found it not worthy of being taken back into use, so I decided to open it up and maybe gut it for parts. I found a couple of motors inside, but what really drew …

Track plan sites

Sporenplan.nl — Track maps of the trains Netherlands, and partially of Belgium, Germany and other countries, and tram & metro of the Netherlands Cartometro.com (formerly carto.metro.free.fr) — Track maps of most French city rail (metro & tram) systems and a few abroead, among which London Urbanrail.net — Network maps of most urban rail systems in …

Restoring a template / een sjabloon restaureren

The ship I sailed on a lot, the Ebenhaëzer, is a so-called klipperaak — a ship with the front of a clipper and the rear of an aak.The front of a clipper — sometimes — has klipper curls [examples], which is a painted floral ornament, symmetrical on both sides Het schip waar ik veel op …