Becoming more active in blogging

Hi there,

Welcome on my blog! After a long time I decided it’s time to become more active again. I haven’t been active for a while. Over the past years many things have changed and I gained many interesting experiences. I think that as a person I have definitely grown, yet there is still room for more growth!

Growing seed

Recently I noticed something interesting. When I talk to my friends they are all happy to listen to my stories, advice, feedback and experiences. In return I love hearing their experiences and stories. A couple of months ago one of my close friends suggested me to start writing more about my life, my interest in cultures, food and travel. Back then I didn’t realize it yet, but she was actually nourishing one of my seeds that was growing in my subconscious mind. For privacy reasons I’m not going to mention her name, but basically she told me indirectly what my close friends were telling me:

“Please share more about your life!”

Fast forward

The past weeks I have been listening to inspiring podcasts like Michael Hyatt and John Corcoran. In one of the podcasts Michael was persisting that anyone who wants to be a leader and inspire others that you should become an active blogger. You have to lead by example. This really resonated with me. I was already being active on twitter, but haven’t been active in blogging yet. In addition to being inspired by podcasts, my girlfriend suggested me to write something on my blog.

So here I am!

Great, I know I want to blog, but what should I share? I am thinking about posting every one or two weeks about the following topics:

  • Travel in Europe and Asia
  • Weekly summaries of my favorite links I shared on twitter
  • Food
  • Health
  • Cultures
  • Music with beautiful lyrics
  • Long distance relationship experiences and tips
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Online courses
  • Coding tips and tutorials
  • Etc..

Please let me know if you think there is a topic missing. With my blog posts I really hope to inspire and help others. If you are interested feel free to connect with me on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Cheers!

Your life is a gift. Now go make it count!

GIRL DOLOR SIT AMET

Hello! The Sky People have sent us a message… that they can take whatever they want.
That no one can stop them.

Well, we will send them a message. You ride out as fast as the wind can carry you. You tell the other clans to come. Tell them Toruk Macto calls to them! You fly now, with me! My brothers! Sisters! And we will show the Sky People… that they caWell, we will send them a message. You ride out as fast as the wind can carry you. You tell the other clans to come. Tell them Toruk Macto calls to them! You fly now, with me! My brothers! Sisters! And we will show the Sky People… that they cnnot take whatever they want! And that this… this is our land!

New version PBSViewer 2.1.0.0

PBSViewer to view all your punkbuster screens

There is a new version available for PBSViewer, version 2.1.0.0. This free php script PBSViewer can be used to view ingame captured pb(punkbuster) screens on a website, a demo can be seen here. The new key features are listed below, a complete list of changes can be seen in changelog. To download PBSViewer go to the PBSViewer page.

New key features

  • Added autocomplete functionality if you search for names
  • Admin can make PBSViewer private by configuring a password in ACP.
  • New safe login environment for admin (admin access through IP address is history)

Latest key features

  • Download pb screens from your gameserver and show them on your website.
  • Shows your pb screens independently to your visitors, without user/admin intervention.
  • Easy search for screens, search supports wildcards. You can search by guid or name.
  • Secure Admin login.
  • PBSViewer has an Admin Control Panel (ACP), here you can easily configure your PBSViewer.
  • Option to make PBSViewer private, only those who know password can use PBSViewer.
  • Automated checking of md5 hashes of screens, it can automatically check if screens have been altered or not.
  • Get aliases of player.
  • Easy installation script included.
  • Reset feature included to delete all screens and logs.

Ideas for next release

  • Multi-language support
  • Other image enhancement functionalities

If you have more ideas or you want to request a feature then please go to the Feature Request page or go to the issue page (for advanced users)

Contributing

At the moment I’m still looking for people who want to join this project and help me. There are a lot of things that can be done:

  • Testing PBSViewer for different games and environments
  • Providing logs and screens, provide test data
  • Work as developer and improve/add features
  • Add new awesome graphics as artist
  • Create documentation
  • Help with translation
  • PR: recruit for new members, announce new releases on websites/fora.

If you want to help you can contact me (please use contact form) or leave a comment. Please mention what you want to do and mention your speciality/experience. If there is something you want to do but it is not mentioned in this list, please contact me and we can discuss it. To join google code project page, you should have a google account. You don’t need gmail to get a google account, just go to this page to create one.

Remember you are not only helping me but the whole gaming community!

  • easy installation, added installation script
  • reset button added, to delete all screens and logs
  • For search field, field name is selected as default, instead of fid
  • Auto rewrite of special characters used by html

New version PBSViewer

PBSViewer to view all your punkbuster screens

There is a new version available for PBSViewer, version 2.0.0.0. This free php script PBSViewer can be used to view ingame captured pb(punkbuster) screens on a website, a demo can be seen here. The new key features are listed below, a complete list of changes can be seen in changelog. To download PBSViewer go to the PBSViewer page.

New key features

  • Added a simple Admin Control Panel (ACP)
  • Notify Admin by sending mail when update has been requested by someone
  • Clanbase link for each player (if he/she is on cb).
  • update/download screens that are larger than x bytes, can be configured in ACP.

Latest key features

  • Download latest pb screens from gameserver.
  • Shows your pb screens independently to your visitors, without user/admin intervention.
  • Search player by guid or by name, without openening every single pb screen.
  • Use of multiple wildharts in your search.
  • Automatic update of log file. This will prevent the log file to grow in size. Since pb keeps adding data, there is no limit in file size (pb does not clear old data, with this script however you can).
  • Multiple admins are possible.
  • Updates for pb screens can take place automatically or by admin intervention.
  • If there is an update available then you will be notified. A warning is displayed on top.
  • md5 hashes are added to screen
  • Detailed screen page is added, you can get here by clicking on a screenshot.
  • Get aliases of player.
  • Read log files to obtain extra information like ip and md5 of original screen.
  • Extra info is given on top of screen, like player with most incomplete pb screens.
  • Screens can be selected by date. This allows you to search for screens of a match played yesterday.
  • All screens shown are order by date, the newest one are located on top.
  • Smart update feature: it will only download screens that are new.
  • Numbers of screens shown on main page can be customized.
  • easy installation, added installation script
  • reset button added, to delete all screens and logs
  • For search field, field name is selected as default, instead of fid
  • Auto rewrite of special characters used by html
  • Added a simple Admin Control Panel (ACP)
  • Notify Admin by sending mail when update has been requested by someone
  • Clanbase link for each player (if he/she is on cb).
  • update/download screens that are larger than x bytes, can be configured in ACP.

Ideas for next release

  • Multi-language support
  • Zoom for images and perhaps other image enhancement functionalities

If you have more ideas or you want to request a feature then please go to the Feature Request page or go to the issue page (for advanced users)

Contributing

At the moment I’m still looking for people who want to join this project and help me. There are a lot of things that can be done:

  • Testing PBSViewer for different games and environments
  • Providing logs and screens, provide test data
  • Work as developer and improve/add features
  • Add new awesome graphics as artist
  • Create documentation
  • Help with translation
  • PR: recruit for new members,  announce new releases on websites/fora.

If you want to help you can contact me (please use contact form) or leave a comment. Please mention what you want to do and mention your speciality/experience. If there is something you want to do but it is not mentioned in this list, please contact me and we can discuss it. To join google code project page, you should have a google account. You don’t need gmail to get a google account, just go to this page to create one. Remember you are not only helping me but the whole gaming community!

  • easy installation, added installation script
  • reset button added, to delete all screens and logs
  • For search field, field name is selected as default, instead of fid
  • Auto rewrite of special characters used by html

PBSViewer on google code

Google code: hoster for open source projects

Finally I have found some time to start up a project on google code for PBSViewer. More information of PBSViewer can be found on this page.

Google code is a place where open source projects are being hosted for free, it is mainly used by developers. There are other sites that provide this kind of hosting as well,  like sourceforge, however I chose google code because it is simple, fast and reliable. Another reason why I chose for google code is that my project PBSViewer is quite small, it does not contain a lot of files and currently only one person (me) is contributing to this project. With google code it is very easy to manage the development of PBSViewer.

For my project I am looking for members who can contribute to this project. Several things can be done:

  • Testing PBSViewer for different games and environments
  • Work as developer and improve/add features
  • Add new awesome graphics as artist
  • Create documentation
  • Help with translation

If you want to help you can contact me or leave a comment. Remember you are not only helping me but the whole gaming community!

case study minor 3DVE, velas3D tool

For the final project (also called case-study) of minor 3D virtual earth given at TU Delft we created a tool (velas3D) to improve the accessibility and the handling of the AHN2 dataset. The AHN2 (Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland) dataset is an elevation dataset covering whole Netherlands.  It contains about 10 points/m² so that’s about 338,000,000,000 points. This AHN2 dataset is ordered in tiles. With the tool velas3D it is possible to download seamless datasets.

The project was done in a group of 3 students (Michiel Degen, Ravi Peters and me, Brett Rijnders) all with different backgrounds (respectively: “Technology, Policy and Management“, “electrical engineering” and  “Aerospace engineering“). For this project we had about 9 weeks and it was supervised by Hugo Ledoux and Gerwin de Haan.  The presentation was held last Wednesday March 10th 2010, it was made in prezi:

The name of the tool “velas3D” is partly based on the special file format we used. We used the binary las format to work with AHN2 dataset. This dataset is actually a 3D dataset, therefore we used 3D in the tool name. Since we were dealing with a Virtual Earth in our tool we also put the first letters “ve” in the name of our tool.  More information about our Velas3D tool can be found in our paper:

Paper – Case Study Velas3D tool.pdf

Technology, Policy and Management

3D model aerospace engineering

I added a new 3D model on the 3D graphics page. It’s a 3D model of my faculty aerospace engineering at TU Delft.

3D aerospace building

The model was created in google sketchup and is available on google warehouse. At google warehouse I requested a place in the 3D buildings layer of google earth. Hopefully they accept my model. Below you can see the 3D model in the 3D viewer of goole warehouse.


I’ve made this model during my minor course of 3D virtual earth. This interfaculty and multidisciplinary program was hosted by geomatics, aerospace engineering and civil engineering at TU Delft.

More info can be found on the 3D graphics page. If you have any questions, please use the contact page or just post a comment.

Welcome

Hi Welcome,

My own blog is finally online. This is not the first time I have created a website, though it is my first time making a blog with help of WordPress. At this website I show you my work. Next to this I will try to post some tutorials. You can also ask me to make signatures or avatars, it’s free, just go to this page. If you want to know more about me, just go to the ‘about’ page. Feel free to leave a comment and if you like this page don’t forget to bookmark it.

Cheers,

Brett