New photos for FOK!: Paaspop Schijndel

I was at the Paaspop festival in Schijndel, The Netherlands, see my photos in the Paaspop Schijndel fotospecial on FOK!

3FM Awards 2011 for Fok!

New photos: I was at this year’s 3FM awards show for fok.nl

Apple IIc from Scryption collection

I recently bought some of the ‘leftovers’ from the Scryption Museum which unfortunately had to close due to lack of funding. Here’s one of the systems I bought from them, an Apple IIc with matching monitor and power brick. It powers up, displaying “Apple //c” and “Check Disk Drive.” messages. Hitting Ctrl-Reset gives me a working BASIC prompt. print peek(64447) returns 255.

Actually, I have two IIc’s with matching monitors (green, composite). Both work fine as far as I can see, but both won’t work properly with the external Disk IIc (could be a faulty Disk IIc). Internal drives are fine, managed to receive and write disk images with ADT Pro and a cable from retrofloppy.com!
Apple IIc s/n are C5 05WK XX and C5 29S3 XX. Disk IIc serial is 139997 (model A2M4050Z).

A Camping Flight To Lowlands Paradise

Last weekend was a very good one, and a very demanding one as well… I was the official (and only) photographer for FOK! (www.fok.nl) at the Lowlands festival so I went to as many bands as I could manage to shoot three songs frontstage, then leave for the next one.. Or to get a drink, because especially Friday and Saturday were sunny and hot!

Some guys were also on assignment from FOK! to write reviews and hold interviews. The first review is online already (in Dutch), accompanied by some of my photos, at http://frontpage.fok.nl/review/401635/1/1/50/lowlands-2010.html

Update: the photo special is now also online, with lots more photos: http://frontpage.fok.nl/special/402038/1/1/50/foto-s-lowlands-2010.html

Solar Weekend Festival 2010

Another FOK! review in photos was posted today, you can find it at http://frontpage.fok.nl/special/399848/1/1/50/foto-s-solar-weekend.html

Most of the artists were not exactly my cup of tea, but the atmosphere was great and I had a great weekend.

Vlaamse Reuzen Hollandse Leeuwen photos

Another festival report in pictures, this time it was for Festivalinfo.nl:
A very nice festival on the three different stages at the 013 concert hall in Tilburg, The Netherlands. The festival was called Vlaamse Reuzen Hollandse Leeuwen (Flemish giants, Dutch lions) and featured only Dutch and Belgian (Flemish) acts.
http://www.festivalinfo.nl/review_images.php?review_id=1361

Dauwpop 2010 photos

On the 13th of May I went to the Dauwpop 2010 festival together with fellow Fok! photographer ‘Calime’ to create a report in photographs of the festival. See the result on FOK!

As always, there are more photos than were published, so I also put the best of the bunch on Flickr (slideshow, tag)

It was a great festival with many highlights (K’s Choice, Kontrust and dialect-rock-coverband Dé Normaal band, but many other great bands as well!)

Giro d’Italia 2010 etappe Amsterdam-Utrecht

The Giro d’Italia pro cycling race was in the Netherlands and on the 2nd day (1st real stage after the prologue) I went to take pictures and see the race. It really is over before you know it. I went to Veenendaal and then by train to Utrecht which made it possible to intercept the race twice. The result is on Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/whaley/tags/giroditalia/show/

Liberation Day festival Limburg on FOK!

Some of my photos were posted on the big Dutch community site fok.nl (FOK!). I’ve covered some events for them already, and at this year’s liberation day festivals there were one or more photographers present at all the official festivals (each province hosts an official event!). For Limburg, Serena Cloodt (www.throughmylens.nl) was accredited through FOK! and I went to Roermond as well to cover the opening with our prime minister Jan-Peter Balkenende lighting the symbolic torch next to the main stage.

See the result here: http://frontpage.fok.nl/special/384103/1/1/50/fotoreportage-bevrijdingsfestival-roermond-2010.html

bevrijdingsfestival Limburg 2010

SMC SMCWBR14S-N2 draft-N router

Picked up another home router (the kind of device people have at home between their internet connection and computers) at a flea market today. I had hoped to be able to install a Linux-based third party firmware (like Tomato, OpenWRT, dd-WRT, etc) but couldn’t find a lot about this router. It appears to work fine though so I could at least play with it or use it as a cheap LAN switch. I’m not experienced in hacking this kind of device (besides uploading firmware someone else already made) but if you have any questions feel free to comment on this post. I can open it and post pictures if needed, or even do some hacking if I have the time.

Some info I found:

brand: SMC
model: SMCWBR14S-N2 aka “Barricade N Draft 11n Wireless 4-port Broadband Router”
part number: 752.9256EU

silver colored plastic housing, WPS button, 4-port 10/100 switch, WAN port, recessed reset button, 9VDC/1A power connection, two fixed antennas.

to open: unscrew 3 philips (+) screws on the bottom (2 of which are hidden behind the rubber feet)

visible chips:        RT2880F (Ralink 266MHz? MIPS processor also used in the Linksys WRT160N V2)
IC+ IP175C (www.icplus.com.tw 5 port 10/100 ethernet integrated switch)
2x ISSI IS42S16400B-7TL    (2 times 8MB RAM = 16MB of RAM memory)

default IP address: 192.168.2.1
default admin password: smcadmin
management page is at http://192.168.2.1/ by default