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A little bit of everything

Top panel: cloud detector output (red en green) and outdoor temperature above a window (blue), middle panel: airpressure, bottom panel: light curve.


There is a little bit of everything in the upper plot obtained from the clouddetector. Up to 50 hours ago we had the November December grey, around -45 to -38 there were some openings in the cloud deck, and soon it closed again until -25 hours when occasionally there were cloud bands until -10 hours. Then we had blue skies until 8 o’çlock this morning when the rains started.

This is a nice website to consider, it shows the results of radiosonde measurements at the KNMI in de Bilt.

Update: 15:00 on 7-dec-2014.

30 Amusing Dutch Words

Fantastische verhaal over eigenlijk rare maar dagelijkse woorden in het Nederlands


Learning a new language can be hard, frustrating even… but it can also be fun. You just have to know where to look.

Luckily for me, you don’t have to look too far to find funny sounding words and phrases in Dutch. Here are some I’ve learnt so far…

1. Apetrots 

My first Dutch WTF moment was watching a film with subtitles when the screen flashed up “Ik ben apetrots op je” literally meaning “I am monkey proud on you.” (The correct translation in English is “I’m really proud of you”.) A brilliant Dutchism… and it’s now one of my favourite Dutch sayings 😀

2. Boterham

Boterham, courtesy of Laura Frame Illustration Boterham, courtesy of Laura Frame Illustration

Literally translated as “butter ham” – it actually means sandwich!

3. Eekhoorntjesbrood

While we’re on the food theme… let’s go with the word for Porcini mushrooms, which literally translates as “little squirrels’ bread”.

4. Eekhoorn

Sounds like…

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November grey continues

I’m still learning how to interpret the cloud indicator output. When the cloud indicator (the middle graph) sticks around -2, and when there are no excursions to -5 there is either rain, haze or fog in the air. Since yesterday this is the case, this type of weather is typical for November when there is hardly any variation in the day night temperature (the upper graph).


I’m still working on the sleep mode problem of the 90614 IC, it simply doesn’t work so that the circuit continuously 1,5 to 2 milliamp.

Uploaded: 9:13 on 19-nov-2014