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2024-02-27: I tried drawing the same character in two different art styles, referencing a photo I took myself. …

2024-02-26: Oh boy, I need to learn about tilesets and game art to avoid attrocities like this one 👾💩

2024-02-25: I tried to create an animated sprite of my cat. All I have to do now is give him a world to live in. …

2024-02-25: I wrote the previous post in the Strata app, shared the selected markdown text with …

2024-02-25: This week I did three training sessions for running, two on a track, one on the road. While …

2024-02-23: I used this photo as a reference for a small pixel art drawing of a deer. I tried to concentrate on …

2024-02-21: I used a portrait and dolphin as my references for this fictional Game Boy game called …

2024-02-20: The original Macintosh, aka 128K Mac, is often referred to as the computer that changed the world. …

2024-02-19: Sometimes you want your cat to play with their food. It keeps them happy if you surprise them once …

2024-02-18: I thought pixel animation would be easier. Alas, with iPadOS it still is too hard, so it seems, and …

2024-02-17: I used Noppa, Charley, and Latte as inspirations for this pixel art piece. It is compatible with the …

2024-02-17: My reason to share a work-in-progress shot is to set a milestone, so I stay motivated working on the …

2024-02-15: Pixel art version of this reference photo. I simplified the shapes so it was easier to draw on such …

2024-02-14: I used this photo as my reference for both a 160 x 144 and 64 x 64 pixels versions of this portrait. …

2024-02-13: Besides changing my color palette I also bought (unlocked) a new pixel editor I hadn’t heard …

2024-02-13: An personal observation. Human name space has collisions. I can see that because when I posted a …

2024-02-13: Pixel art study, WIP. I hope I got the proportions right this time for a semi-realistic style …

2024-02-12: Portrait study in a more realistic style, based on this photo and in Game Boy format (160 by 144 …

2024-02-12: A very rough work-in-progress of a Game Boy compatible pixel art portrait study. I’m …

2024-02-11: When I made yet another Simpsons character from a reference, I thought it would be boring and …

2024-02-11: Taking breaks from something that will take a long time to complete feels certainly wholesome. Of …

2024-02-10: I used this Flickr photo as my reference to draw a Game Boy compatible pixel art portrait in the …

2024-02-09: I used this reference from Flickr to draw in an art style of The Simpsons animated sitcom. …

2024-02-09: I waited until I was exited enough to continue my Amsterdam cityscape (2 days). I suppose this …

2024-02-08: Drawing from a reference on Flickr in Game Boy pixel art (160 by 144 pixels, 4 colors), with process …

2024-02-07: Pixel art for the Game Boy. 👾

2024-02-06: This could be cover art for a Viking war game. 👾

2024-02-06: I notice within myself a slight reluctance to continue this project, which reluctance is quite …

2024-02-05: Another day, an additional house. Paying attention to details, but especially adjusting what’s …

2024-02-04: You’d think we’d developed something against male pattern baldness by the 24th century …

2024-02-04: Another house added, plus the previous house edited. Creation is mostly revising what you previously …

2024-02-03: Game Boy Advance pixel art with Game Boy color palette 🐿️👾

2024-02-03: There are so many details to even a single house with a step gable to copy from an illustration, …

2024-02-02: It doesn’t seem much, yet it represents hours of studying Midieval merchants' townhouses for …

2024-02-01: I was thinking “cityscape”, so I got some references of Amsterdam cityscapes, basically …

2024-01-30: What was I thinking? 🎨

2024-01-29: Games can (and should) have great artwork, but for gameplay it does nothing; players soon look past …

2024-01-29: This is one of those random scribbles and then make something out of it. Maybe I’m reaching …

2024-01-28: Sometimes what I draw doesn’t make sense to me. Then after some time it begins to make sense, …

2024-01-28: It seems lots of Youtube content creators end their careers as a Youtuber, because they’re …

2024-01-27: This pixel art was crushed from 81.920 bytes into 3.473 bytes. It’s an Amiga LowRes 320 by 256 …

2024-01-27: For some reason, I can make art on the RPi using an old Amiga LowRes format. I suppose it’s …

2024-01-26: I suppose I still need to practice (a lot more) to reach a pro level of art. Is it a duck or an …

2024-01-25: I suppose with an iPad Pro 11 inch, and Apple Pencil 2 I can myself a “pro” now. At …

2024-01-25: If note-taking is transcribing someone else’s words, and note-making is transcribing your own …

2024-01-24: Maybe the last time for a while I drew with Multipaint from scratch, full of errors and slowness. …

2024-01-23: When my sister visited my house a while ago, she commented that my walls were, well, rather barren. …

2024-01-23: Currently reading: A Theory of Fun for Game Design by Raph Koster 📚 As a wannabe retro-game …

2024-01-22: Doing all this drawing by mouse, cramping up my wrist, made me realize how dependent I am on an iPad …

2024-01-22: Work in progress. I’m working with a mouse in Multipaint on my RPi. What is he so happy about? …

2024-01-21: A “little” thing as a broken iPad won’t stop me from making art. I made this when …

2024-01-21: And my iPad gave up the ghost for good, meaning it’s in a continuous reboot cycle. I suspect …

2024-01-20: Analyzing @hutaffe’s (free) avatar from Make A pirate was a bit convoluted on my part… Anyway, …

2024-01-18: This was taxing my iPad. Youtube in Safari with adblocker as picture in picture on top of a drawing …

2024-01-18: Thirteen years ago I drew from life with chalk. The art is no longer around, since chalk washes away …

2024-01-18: As Hanna-Barbera cartoons of the eighties have taught us, cats can without most clothes, except the …

2024-01-17: Sometimes limitation breeds creativity; usually frustration, though. The latter is often left out, …

2024-01-17: While sketching this kitten I wondered how I could do away with all those lines. So I tried to …

2024-01-16: I find it always such a surprise how a pixel art drawing I made subtly (or sometimes radically) …

2024-01-16: I was listening to a podcast about Blade Runner (1982), which inspired me to draw Rick Deckard, as …

2024-01-16: Searching on Flickr for Creative Commons photos of kittens I found this cute black and white one. I …

2024-01-15: I didn’t get to experiment with edges. Still, I drew something I love, so that’s good. …

2024-01-15: Sometimes (read: often) I get distracted by an interesting bit of art-making fundamentals, try to …

2024-01-14: Public domain now? 🎨👨‍💻🕹️👾

2024-01-14: It is said all dogs go to the Good Place. Drawn in ibisPaint X on 9th gen iPad with first gen Apple …

2024-01-13: For this piece of pixel art I called upon my knowledge of the Period Table of Elements for …

2024-01-13: I suppose the lesson to be learned here is: Don’t look into the spiral, or you’ll go …

2024-01-12: Another day, another cat drawing. This time our more blocky version of a feline fellow creature. …

2024-01-12: It’s always good to have a firm mental picture of one’s (artistic) process, as to not …

2024-01-12: I had a few lock up with my iPad lately. Now it’s even in recovery mode, trying to restore …

2024-01-11: I think I’m starting to grasp how to draw in C64 multicolor. You get three colors that can be …

2024-01-11: Just for kicks, I tried to color a random doodle I made. I had to redraw some of it to be able to …

2024-01-10: Another day, another cat drawing for the old Commodore 64 😻 🎨 👨‍💻 🕹️ 👾

2024-01-10: I reworked an older self-portrait that I made last year as a pixel art drawing, and turned it into …

2024-01-09: Here are some of the steps I took to create a multicolor pixel art drawing of a cat. drawn in …

2024-01-08: Making room for two text screens, so I can use them for buffering is great, but running it from C64 …

2024-01-08: Flipped 📷

2024-01-08: I fired up my art app and sculpted on a canvas the size of a retro-computer’s text character …

2024-01-07: Okay, I have a Basic loader with M/L code that enables a screen buffer and has a handy relocatable …

2024-01-07: Make room for a screen buffer in C64 Basic In my previous post in which I moved a box across the screen with a Basic program, I wanted to use a …

2024-01-06: With all the blogging I do daily, I wanted to automate correct capitalization. I reworked an …

2024-01-06: Moving a box across the text screen in C64 Basic I was wondering how to move a collection of characters (e.g. a box) across a Commodore 64 text …

2024-01-06: I wondered if a sprite rendered as a text character would make sense. It would have to move to one …

2024-01-06: I found this video game poster via an image search, which clearly isn’t from a C64 (size 640 x …

2024-01-05: Luckily, the SPEEDLINK SL-650212 BKRD Competition EXTRA Joystick I bought off Dutch Amazon works …

2024-01-05: I would prefer owning a Mac, but I simply can’t rationalize the “Apple tax.” I used to …

2024-01-05: It’s all very technical, this Commodore 64 multicolor mode. I made a special 2x1 grid in my …

2024-01-04: Since I took the picture myself, I can copy it, I guess.

2024-01-04: Creating something colorful that can be displayed on a Commodore 64 by loading and running a file …

2024-01-04: I wondered what “chord progression” was, did a search and found this website by a single …

2024-01-03: I found an image editor that is able to draw Commodore 64 multicolor images. It can load PNG images, …

2024-01-02: Some kind of drawing, not quite pixel art, not quite traditional art. Yeah, limited time to draw …

2024-01-02: Basic music theory—the musical interval Realizing how little to nothing I know about music theory, I started watching videos on the subject …

2024-01-02: I realized I needed four extra characters to be able to create lines that are 4 pixels wide. In the …

2024-01-01: It’s day one of a year long self-challenge to code a video game for the Commodore 64. It …

2023-12-31: My retro-computer∗ powered best wishes from the Netherlands! May all your best wishes for 2024 come …

2023-12-31: Took some effort, yet I have my character set of programmable characters to draw a design I’ve …

2023-12-30: Second (partial) attempt at a a 2-color bitmap image on a C64 as a collection of characters (8-by-8 …

2023-12-29: I wonder if it’s possible to render this as 8 by 8 tiles, and if so, how to do it. 👨‍💻

2023-12-28: As expected, Apple Journal didn’t click with me. It seems I’m not a journaler, and started to get …

2023-12-28: I made start with software sprites using programmable characters on a Commodore 64. For now, there …

2023-12-27: I drew something loosely based on a picture I took of my sister on Christmas day while we visited …

2023-12-27: How to draw software sprites While in the previous article I was only philosophizing, in this one, I’m getting somewhat …

2023-12-26: Visited Palace Het Loo yesterday. Just in case, I reminded myself of the Sphinx riddle here. I …

2023-12-24: My iPad is having issues. I already have powered down and up again twice this week because of lack …

2023-12-24: Philosophizing about software sprites While reading through some articles about hardware sprites, sometimes called movable object blocks …

2023-12-23: I have a very unoptimized way to fill a rectangle on a C64 video screen with characters, as in a MOB …

2023-12-23: POKEing to the Commodore 64 screen I was looking through the Commodore 64 Programmer’s Reference Guide, in the chapter about …

2023-12-22: On the C64, using the Kernal, you can set the cursor position (one routine) and then print a …

2023-12-21: I installed droid64, a Java application to manipulate Commodore disk images and copy files between …

2023-12-21: Challenge the challenger (or: a little help wanted here) It is said, by some, that there’s nothing magical about January 1. So resolutions seem rather …

2023-12-20: I redid the random maze program in assembly language. If you load and RUN the program, it displays …

2023-12-20: Two very eager feline buddies 🥰

2023-12-20: I have found a better way to assemble 6502 code than Virtual 6502 Assembler. I installed DASM from …

2023-12-19: Getting a foothold into 6502 machine language, bonus part The file I assembled and downloaded as a .PRG file, using the Virtual 6502 Assembler, I smart …

2023-12-19: I had to search for a particular Commodore 128 command, and found it here, which, BTW, I typed in …

2023-12-19: Goal for 2024, making games for the Commodore 64 In the Commodore 64 Programmer’s Reference Guide, published by Commodore Business Machines, …

2023-12-18: Oh wow! I went to Github.com on my iPad, clicked on one of my repo’s, connected an USB …

2023-12-18: Doing the work, needing the tool (read: iPad Air, perhaps?) Here’s an exercise from the book “Programming the 6502”, 4th edition, by Rodnay …

2023-12-17: Getting a foothold into 6502 machine language, part 5 I’ve rewritten the code I developed earlier and extended it into a full-fledged usr machine …

2023-12-17: Fun semi-fact. Cats only meow to humans, not other cats, because they have experienced we humans …

2023-12-17: Writing correct code is such a hassle, yet it has to be done to be able to run it, preferably …

2023-12-16: Getting the formatting in a source code list right takes a lot of time and effort, if you’re …

2023-12-16: Getting a foothold into 6502 machine language, part 4 Yeah, I know, I know. I promised a completed function to test if a number is prime. However, I want …

2023-12-16: Reading through 6502 assembly code listings for my current article on assembly programming on the …

2023-12-15: Getting a foothold into 6502 machine language, part 3 This should get more interesting than the previous two parts. We want a usr function that tests if a …

2023-12-14: Third day using the Apple Journal app. If I keep it up until the New Year, I might consider …

2023-12-14: Getting a foothold into 6502 machine language, part 2 I mentioned in part 1 that there’s a convenient routine to convert a real number into a signed …

2023-12-13: To quote myself, in my latest article on my blog: Now we can tackle more complicated matters, but …

2023-12-13: Getting a foothold into 6502 machine language, part 1 It seems in Commodore Basic version 2 the preferred way to get a value into a user-defined 6502 …

2023-12-13: I wrote my second post on Apple Journal, hopeful that in time it will be of some use, if and when …

2023-12-12: I’m confused. After writing an entry in the Journal app I can’t do anything with it. Am I supposed …

2023-12-12: Currently reading: Mapping the Commodore 64 by Sheldon Leemon 📚 Why would you even want to use the …

2023-12-11: I got a taste of what it is to write a computer program on the C64 (see here and here). For now, …

2023-12-11: Advent of Code 2023, day 1, part one—Hunting down the bug This is a continuation of this article I wrote earlier today. There was a bug in my Basic program …

2023-12-11: Advent of Code 2023, day 1, part one—Basic language approach Day 1 of the Advent of Code consisted of two parts. You had to finish part one before you could …

2023-12-10: So I wrote some Commodore 64 assembly code in Textastic on iPad, assembled in an online 6502 …

2023-12-10: The difference between how I think the world is, and how it appears to me couldn’t be further …

2023-12-09: It is said that Practice makes perfect, but I think it should be Passionate practice makes …

2023-12-08: It amazes me how much can be done in one sitting, and yet how little it seems compared to what one …

2023-12-07: AI is made of people… Funnily enough, this drawing was scaled using AI.

2023-12-07: I sometimes wonder why the world is the way it is. Then I realize it’s hard to change what has …

2023-12-06: My code is almost twice as fast as the original Print Maze routine, 10 printchr$(205.5+rnd(1));:goto …

2023-12-06: It turned out I was over-exhausted from all the running lately. After a restday it was much easier …

2023-12-05: Having paid for a year subscription for ibis Paint X didn’t make me want to draw more. After …

2023-12-04: I found a proper and informal method to add a description to an image, figcaption emphasis after a …

2023-12-03: Drawing without reference can take you only so far. I guess I use it from now on, yet without …

2023-12-02: Oh my! Is it December already? How time flies when you’re being lazy.

2023-11-29: I’m amazed how adaptable the human body is, now I’m dealing with yet another injury. The …

2023-11-27: It suddenly appeared to me while watching Adventure Time on Netflix (S01E18, “Dungeon”), …

2023-11-25: Someone dug a trench across a footpath, and I stepped right into it, hurting my ankle badly. Who …

2023-11-24: If everything goes as planned, I will have run around 3300 km (2050 mi) in 2023 when the New Year …

2023-11-22: I did my civic duty by voting in the Dutch general election today, November 22, 2023.

2023-11-20: I suppose Apple Inc. deems iOS 17.1.1 stable enough to be installed by the general user, so I did. …

2023-11-14: After reading this opinion piece by @ploum@mamot.fr I’m convinced communities are all …

2023-11-13: After doing some research to find out which marathons can be reached in time by public transport, …

2023-11-11: On Caturday we share our favorite spots to elicit an aww from the resident hooman.

2023-11-11: Listening to wise words by Adam Savage on YouTube, I realized everyone has to juggle with resources …

2023-11-08: Article 45 Will Roll Back Web Security by 12 Years | Electronic Frontier Foundation Today the fate …

2023-11-08: I need to remind myself that me running competitively is just a mind trick to keep fit. I’m …

2023-11-07: I’ve gone through four vaccinations in two weeks, 3 for me, and one for my cat Maahir. We …

2023-11-06: I sat down to relax and it seemed an opportunity for my two Bengal cats to snuggle together next to …

2023-11-03: I found a tutorial on drawing hands and wondered how it would help me to improve. Hence this naive …

2023-11-02: While I don’t smoke nor drink, this reply on a great post by @jean on quitting alcohol has …

2023-11-01: It appears November 1 is self-portrait day. Drawn at 160 by 160 pixels in ibisPaint X.

2023-10-31: It’s Trick or Treat day. Gools, goblins, ghosts, and other ghastly creatures abound.

2023-10-31: I suppose one needs a beefy laptop nowadays to view the web. Hmm, a €115 Raspberry Pi-400 vs a €2029 …

2023-10-30: When inspiration seems to have vacated the premises of the brain, just draw, damnit, just draw! A …

2023-10-29: The Incomparable Mothership podcast had its (delayed) episode 666, The Exorcist, which was reason …

2023-10-28: They seem to enjoy my breathing and beating heart on caturday, so close to my chest.

2023-10-28: After dealing with a possible spammer (mute), I did another attempt on a fantasy animal, a cross …

2023-10-28: Started as a placeholder, I drew this in ibisPaint X from imagination. With references it …

2023-10-27: I wasn’t sure what to draw, until I read this post on my micro∙blog timeline. It inspired me …

2023-10-26: Drawing while watching YouTube seems a great thing to do, until one realizes that the drawing takes …

2023-10-25: Messing around with ibisPaint X features. It feels more like needlework with applying patterns than …

2023-10-24: Got my flu shot 💉 Only two vaccinations to go in the next two weeks. Well, not counting my …

2023-10-24: I took a drawing I made in the (now defunct) French Girls app on my iPod Touch and made a new …

2023-10-23: How small a size can I get away with? Does it still look like what I had in mind, a cat on a stool, …

2023-10-23: The design of this cat seems too flat to get enough realism to relate to. Cats aren’t known …

2023-10-22: Describing (illustrating) and experiencing emotions are quite distinct. The former can be …

2023-10-22: I tried animation in ibisPaint X again, and I can get it to export a single frame only. Either …

2023-10-21: Learning about image size and how to stylize. I see how important it is to have a workflow, and not …

2023-10-21: My first simple two-frame animation in IbisPaint X at a tiny scale (80 x 72 pixels). I had to …

2023-10-20: I’ve been drawing on the iPad since they first came out. Back then there was no Apple Pencil …

2023-10-20: Three days ago I failed miserably at drawing a giant tortoise. Having done some simpler shapes, I …

2023-10-19: The drawing prompt for the Draw Every Day app was wrench, I found in SketchFab, and drew in …

2023-10-18: I’m pleased that drawing from observation goes so much better than a week ago. It all starts …

2023-10-17: Theme: “Dessert Island.”

2023-10-17: Based on my previous sketch I made a pixel art version. To me it doesn’t look very convincing, …

2023-10-17: I decided to go smaller than my previous 240 by 240 pixels in IbisPaint X, and use 160 pixels …

2023-10-15: I almost did a spit take when Daniel said how he’d pronounce Humane’s product name …

2023-10-14: Drawing is a kind of storytelling, at least, it is to me. So whether or not a drawing is …

2023-10-14: Another drawing to practice my observational skills, done in IbisPaint X. I started with a rough …

2023-10-13: Having some kind of process to capture the big shapes with (modified) simple shapes is a neat skill …

2023-10-12: To compensate for not publishing a drawing yesterday. It looks all out of proportion. Maybe using a …

2023-10-12: The photo I wanted to use as a reference was mediocre at best, so I ended up tracing the face and …

2023-10-10: I did some practice with simple shapes, and decided to try a more ambitious object, a teapot I found …

2023-10-09: If it wasn’t clear already, I lack a steady hand in drawing. I tried this alarm clock I found …

2023-10-08: I already felt awful when I woke up this morning. After a 24 km run I feel exhausted. It was …

2023-10-08: It is said that one has to wade through a lot of bad drawings to get one descent result. I comfort …

2023-10-07: Sometimes I have no idea what I’m doing, only to realize that most people don’t. So I …

2023-10-06: Earlier yesterday I bought a year subscription for Ibispaint, and made a quick rough sketch. I …

2023-10-06: With three vaccinations 💉 planned this month, each on a different day, it’s going to be busy …

2023-10-05: The creative freedom Next Patreon is supposedly promising is mincing words. True freedom is the web, …

2023-10-05: I asked myself, am I really that bad at portraits? I remember being better at it than I currently …

2023-10-05: I knew Ibispaint on iPad can do pixel art, sort of. However, its pixel brushes give more an …

2023-10-03: I must say that once I’ve identified the flaws in my portrait drawings and started correcting …

2023-10-03: As Platforms Decay, Let’s Put Users First | Electronic Frontier Foundation I miss the early days of …

2023-10-02: TIL: Apple tried to create their own CPU much earlier than you may know, Secret History: …

2023-10-02: I’m trying to improve my portrait drawing skills in order to draw better drawings for Catober. …

2023-09-30: SepPixel 2023 For the month of September 2023 micro∙blog organized a photo blogging challenge with daily prompts, …

2023-09-30: Drawing process I was wondering if I could improve my drawing process. I tend to copy what I see, which is fine for …

2023-09-30: SepPixel for September 30, 2023, prompt: “Treasure." 👾

2023-09-29: SepPixel for September 29, 2023, prompt: “Contrast." 👾

2023-09-28: I gave it another go, and this one seems better. That’s probably because of its roughness, …

2023-09-28: So, I took more time, and it’s only marginally better. I know it’s a difficult subject …

2023-09-28: SepPixel for September 28, 2023, prompt: “Workout." 👾 ʎʇʇᴉʞ ‘sǝʇnlƃ ǝsoɥʇ uɹnq

2023-09-27: If one’s goal is to get better, it’s not enough to claim you suck at it, because …

2023-09-27: SepPixel for September 27, 2023, prompt: “Embrace." 👾 xɐɯ oɹd ϛƖ ǝuoɥdᴉ ʍǝu ɹnoʎ ʎoɾuǝ

2023-09-26: SepPixel for September 26, 2023, prompt: “Beverage." 👾 ǝɯ ɯoɹɟ ɟɟnp ou ʇɔǝdxǝ

2023-09-25: Tried how my drawing skills of cute(ish) cats are. Let’s say it’s still a …

2023-09-25: When tracing is used to understand what one sees. The goal is to be able to draw hands from …

2023-09-25: SepPixel for September 25, 2023, prompt: “Flare." 👾 spl ǝɥʇ uo ʎsɐǝ

2023-09-24: Turning a small illustration into pixel art is still a lot of creative drawing besides tracing. …

2023-09-24: SepPixel for September 24, 2023, prompt: “Belt." 👾 uǝʞoɹq sᴉ ʇlǝq ǝɥʇ

2023-09-23: Working ahead a few days in my current SepPixel challenge has shown me that my iPad needs upgrading. …

2023-09-23: SepPixel for September 23, 2023, prompt: “Day in the Life." 👾 ǝƃpᴉɹɹod lɐǝɯʇɐo sǝʌol zᴉz∀ …

2023-09-22: SepPixel for September 22, 2023, prompt: “Road." 👾 ʎǝlloʍ qɹᴉɔʞ ɹoɐp

2023-09-21: I tried Discord for a while, but I don’t get it. A failure on my part, I know, but that …

2023-09-21: I’m still bothered by a false notion that if something takes a lot of time, it should be above …

2023-09-21: SepPixel for September 21, 2023, prompt: “Fall." 👾

2023-09-20: I tried to draw a cute stylized cat from imagination, and see I’ll need more practice. Also, …

2023-09-20: SepPixel for September 20, 2023, prompt: “Disruption." 👾

2023-09-19: Since I’ll be drawing cats the whole next month, I’d better up my cat drawing skills. If …

2023-09-19: SepPixel for September 19, 2023, prompt: “Edge." 👾

2023-09-18: Retrospect: 2023 Reddit Sketch Daily challenge To get back into pixel art, I gave myself the challenge to draw the daily prompts (themes or alt …

2023-09-18: SepPixel for September 18, 2023, prompt: “Fabric." 👾

2023-09-17: SepPixel for September 17, 2023, prompt: “Intense” 👾

2023-09-16: I found this list of prompts for this year’s feline alternative to Inktober, called Catober. …

2023-09-16: SepPixel for September 16, 2023, prompt: “Oof!" 👾

2023-09-15: I like this quote from One Piece, the live action series now on Netflix: If you find your current …

2023-09-15: Muddling through live sketching of Maahir…

2023-09-15: SepPixel for September 15, 2023, prompt: “Red." 👾

2023-09-14: Listening to tech podcasts regaling about Apple’s 2023 iPhones and Watches is as interesting …

2023-09-14: Thinking of my next art challenge for the month of October. It’s Inktober, yet with cats and …

2023-09-14: Maahir turned four today. Happy birthday, buddy!

2023-09-14: SepPixel for September 14, 2023, theme: “Statue." 👾

2023-09-13: SepPixel for September 13, 2023, theme: “Glowing." 👾

2023-09-12: Pixel Dailies theme for September 12, 2023 is: “Rulebook." 👾 No rules, no game.

2023-09-12: I thought the new micro∙blog photo prompts were quite challenging, but if you stop being literal, …

2023-09-12: SepPixel for September 12, 2023, theme: “Panic." 👾

2023-09-11: SepPixel for September 11, 2023, theme: “Retrospect.” If books like Animal Farm have …

2023-09-10: SepPixel for September 10, 2023, theme: “Cycle”, or perhaps “BiCycle." 👾

2023-09-09: SepPixel for September 9, 2023, theme: “Language." 👾

2023-09-08: SepPixel for September 8, 2023, theme: “Yonder." 👾

2023-09-07: There’s a new set of 7 prompts for the micro∙blog photo blogging challenge for September 2023. …

2023-09-07: SepPixel for September 7, 2023, theme: “Panorama." 👾

2023-09-07: Lifetime memberships seem to be the current rage, Wordpress hosting, watching Nebula, and probably …

2023-09-06: SepPixel for September 6, 2023, theme: “Well." 👾

2023-09-05: SepPixel for September 5, 2023, theme: “Forest." 👾

2023-09-04: SepPixel for September 4, 2023, theme: “Orange." 👾

2023-09-03: SepPixel for September 3, 2023, theme: “Precious." 👾

2023-09-02: SepPixel for September 2, 2023, theme: “Buildup." 👾

2023-09-02: I just donated the money I saved today by carpooling to @thatkruegergirl Remember, the human …

2023-09-01: SepPixel for September 1, 2023, theme: “Abstract." 👾

2023-08-31: Why, as I grow more mature as an artist, am I still shooting for what I can’t possibly reach …

2023-08-31: Pixel art for Pixel Dailies, theme: “Transporter”, for August 30, 2023 (so, with a day …

2023-08-30: It’s September  0 negative one, and I hope to join the Micro∙blog September 2023 challenge …

2023-08-30: Yesterday’s theme on Pixels Dailies was: “Reaction Image.” I did a quick image …

2023-08-29: Pixel art. I made a Game Boy compatible base image (160 x 144 pixels, 4 colors), though with a …

2023-08-29: Pixel art at Game Boy resolution (160 x 144, 4 colors), using a different color palette (candy pop). …

2023-08-28: For r/SketchDaily. The final pixel art drawing for this streak of 30 days, illustrating the concept …

2023-08-28: Taking breaks is important, especially on days you’d rather spend in bed than making pixel art …

2023-08-28: Yesterday I did another long run, 26 km with 20 km at marathon tempo. This doesn’t sound all …

2023-08-27: For r/SketchDaily. Off-topic: “News headline.” I obviously misread today’s theme, …

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2023-08-26: I updated my Reddit avatar (was alt theme on August 23, 2023). It’s 144 x144 pixels, 8 colors, …

2023-08-26: For r/SketchDaily. Theme: Movie Week Free Draw Finale, where you draw a favorite that wasn’t …

2023-08-25: Two days ago I felt I hadn’t the chops to draw a pony in MLP style to illustrate my Reddit …

2023-08-25: For r/SketchDaily. Theme: “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” He’s literally in a frame, …

2023-08-24: For r/SketchDaily. Theme: “The Muppet Christmas Carol.” I didn’t want to blatantly …

2023-08-23: For r/SketchDaily. Alt Theme Reddit name illustrated. Actually, it was made for r/MLPDrawingSchool, …

2023-08-22: Originally I wanted to mash up all these shows for my Galaxy Quest r/SketchDaily theme, which would …

2023-08-22: I wasn’t aware disboard.org was a thing for exploring the Discord universe of communities.

2023-08-22: For r/SketchDaily, theme Galaxy Quest. Pixel art for Game Boy Advance (240 x 160, 32 colors). I …

2023-08-21: Yesterday I ran 32 km in 3h46m (see my Strava) as a part of my fall marathon preparation. I was …

2023-08-21: For r/SketchDaily. Alt theme Donkey Kong. Pixel art Game Boy Advance (240 x 160, 32 colors). 👾

2023-08-21: Studying shadow on a ball in pixel art. This isn’t easy, and probably full of mistakes. 👾

2023-08-20: Pixel art for r/SketchDaily. Alt theme Olympics. Game Boy Advance pixel art (240 x 160, 32 colors). …

2023-08-19: Pixel art for r/SketchDaily, alt theme The Matrix. I decided to make a simple animation with some …

2023-08-19: Practicing pixel art… I continued working on yesterday’s pixel art in Pixaki (it rocks!) To do …

2023-08-18: When I saw Pixaki could use the iPad’s pasteboard, I tried copy-and-pasting existing pixel art …

2023-08-18: Did a quick search on payment processors and the industry leaders are Stripe and PayPal. For …

2023-08-18: To prep for a free draw (not based on reference), I did a few pencil sketches to explore the drawing …

2023-08-18: Free Draw Friday on r/SketchDaily! Continued my “Famous Bears” of last Tuesday by …

2023-08-18: Work in Progress pixel art for r/SketchDaily Free Draw Friday. I fixed some of the problems I …

2023-08-17: 🤣 I hope I can get away with pixeling Po’s silly nephew Fo. I was trying another facial …

2023-08-17: Seriously considering stopping drawing for r/SketchDaily, since ten hours a day for a silly art …

2023-08-17: Today’s theme for r/SketchDaily is: Heavy Metal. To generate 1.21 Jigawatts you’d need …

2023-08-16: Some of the items on my Bookmarks page were there because of clumsy tapping. The UI of the iOS app …

2023-08-16: Work in progress on a pixel art piece for Friday August 18, 2023. It’s a continuation (and …

2023-08-16: Today’s r/SketchDaily theme is plumbing. KISS is a wonderful principle, lost to practice. Game …

2023-08-15: Today’s r/SketchDaily theme is “🧸 Famous Bears." I was only able to do 5 out of 10 …

2023-08-15: Work in progress for today’s r/SketchDaily theme “🧸 Famous Bears." I spent over 3 …

2023-08-14: Today’s theme for r/SketchDaily is Beehive. I drew Brigitte Bardot in a The Simpsons art style …

2023-08-13: Another self-challenge, this time from Pixel Dailies, theme Gengar. I really didn’t like …

2023-08-13: Today’s theme for /r/SketchDaily: The angriest looking fish you ever saw. Pixel art drawn from …

2023-08-12: I had to reboot my iPad, since it locked up (became unresponsive). This used to happen a lot in the …

2023-08-12: Today’s theme of r/SketchDaily is High Society. I interpreted the theme as the 1954 movie with …

2023-08-12: What was I thinking? Work in Progress… 👾

2023-08-11: iOS automatic app update is a farce. There, I said it!

2023-08-11: It’s free draw Friday on r/SketchDaily! I used my own cat photo to do a quick rough sketch …

2023-08-10: Drawing in pencil without the ability to zoom feels weird. I know I’ll need to have more patience …

2023-08-10: My new Reddit avatar is based on the official avatar, upgraded into cute pixel art. 👾

2023-08-10: Today’s theme for r/SketchDaily is Regatta. A search revealed Regatta is an outdoor fashion …

2023-08-09: r/SketchDaily alt theme was Gudetama. Small pixel art drawing of this Japanese cartoon character on …

2023-08-08: As most of you may know, the only way to learn something is to commit to it, be it cats, iOS betas, …

2023-08-08: For r/SketchDaily, theme Bump in the Night. Didn’t have much time, so I shrunk it down to 32 …

2023-08-07: Today’s drawing for r/SketchDaily, theme Moody. Wednesday Addams in front of a decrepit …

2023-08-06: I ran my first 3+ hours run in my Fall marathon schedule as a run-walk-run. My easy pace for a 4 …

2023-08-06: Today’s theme for r/SketchDaily was The Cycle* of Life. I interpreted today’s theme as …

2023-08-05: I can remember painting this cat from reference in almost 16 hours straight.

2023-08-05: For r/SketchDaily, theme Dusty Old Books. Game Boy Advance pixel art (240 x 160, 11 colors). Titles …

2023-08-04: Free Draw Friday on r/SketchDaily. Drawn w/ the demo version of ArtStudio Pro on an iPad 9th gen, …

2023-08-03: Yep, I can still do traditional art too. Doodling in ArtStudio Pro on iPad, which now has a in-app …

2023-08-03: My daily creations for r/SketchDaily were becoming ridiculously long-winded. Art engagement ≠ art …

2023-08-02: Removing my photos page, because it broke ☹️ Meaning it stopped updating after a certain date (July …

2023-08-02: For r/SketchDaily: Puddy Cat and Pepe Le Pew as Romeo and Juliet in disguise. Game Boy pixel art 160 …

2023-08-01: Finishing up the sandwiches wasn’t really that big of a deal. I suppose that’s my …

2023-07-31: I drew the microscope from reference (no tracing) and the enlargement of the slide from imagination. …

2023-07-30: Instead of running a 26 km long run, I decided to do another sketch for r/SketchDaily. I was feeling …

2023-07-30: Despite Reddit being on the fritz, there are still active communities. We artists need challenges to …

2023-07-29: In about six days I added two more 32 by 32 pixels portraits. These still take about an hour a …

2023-07-29: Inspired by a famous British boy-band from the 1960s, I drew this character on a stage, using only …

2023-07-28: Pixel art portrait from a photo. The dithering looks wonky, but that’s just inexperience on my …

2023-07-27: I wonder… If there would’ve been a descent sketching app on the GameBoy, would I’ve been …

2023-07-26: I drew this on May 11, 2021 on r/SketchDaily, with prompt Quail Quilting Quorum. Too bad Reddit has …

2023-07-26: An attempt at isometric perspective and texture tiling in pixel art. This doesn’t come easy, …

2023-07-25: MapCrunch.com pixel art shrunken to a tiny scale and only five colors. 👾

2023-07-25: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall… 👾

2023-07-25: 🤨 Elon should’ve gone to eleven+), but it was already “taken”++), so X it’ll …

2023-07-24: Now I know what to expect, it’s time to tackle some subjects, like this flower, and how to …

2023-07-24: After more of the tutorial, it’s clear to me that to keep the art interesting, you need to be …

2023-07-23: Self-portrait. 👾

2023-07-22: I don’t drink, nor smoke, and according to this article by the National Cancer Institute, …

2023-07-22: At first I wanted to do one 32x32 pixels portrait per minute, but that turned out to be one per …

2023-07-22: This weekend a pixel art tutorial by former DeviantArtist kiwinuptuo about lines and shading. I plan …

2023-07-21: Call me ignorant for never having heard of Robert Henri before @thatkruegergirl mentioned him in a …

2023-07-21: There couldn’t be more opposite movies in cinemas, while two strikes are going on in Hollywood …

2023-07-20: The tv show Mannix was made in the late 1960’s, starring Mike Connors, with theme music by …

2023-07-19: For some a promise is just a bunch of words to keep the masses busy with their silly expectations. 👾

2023-07-18: I used to think that the ALT attribute is a kind of image description. Yes it is, but only …

2023-07-17: Good gracious me, it’s more like 60 minutes than 60 seconds. I have no idea how artists are …

2023-07-17: I saw this video on YT, where it was claimed that the move to green energy can’t be achieved …

2023-07-17: The idea was quick sketches of one minute to speed up my drawing. I failed on the first one, which …

2023-07-16: I suppose I need to practice a lot a lot to even approach the level of a videogame character …

2023-07-16: I clearly lack the skill and experience of the artists of Street Fighter Alpha, which I need to …

2023-07-15: This work in progress shows I have still a lot to learn. How in tarnation did they draw these game …

2023-07-15: Planning my ambitious weekend project of sideline commentary on bulbous sacrilegious smrq* between …

2023-07-14: I’m trying to draw smaller than 32 by 32, which should teach me to make every pixel have at …

2023-07-13: While trying to improve it’s disheartening that the artist lacks an overview of their …

2023-07-13: One of the questions arising in busy, sleep-deprived people is: “Why do we need sleep?” …

2023-07-11: Pixeling on a 32 by 32 pixel canvas is getting easier with every next attempt. Of course, the movie …

2023-07-11: It is said that good artists draw everything. So I drew a bike on a 32 by 32 pixel canvas using a …

2023-07-11: I had some sleep over me not bonding with the How We Feel app. Like I’ve learned not to give …

2023-07-10: I suppose when taking symbolism too seriously it turns into stereotyping. Here I combined some of …

2023-07-10: I used a photo reference I took myself of my cat Aziz and tried to recreate a somewhat realistic …

2023-07-10: I can imagine so many websites are being blocked in the European Union by their owners when one …

2023-07-07: I don’t put myself above tracing to better understand what I’m drawing. It’s a …

2023-07-07: I suppose rate limiting Twitter users to 10,000 tweets per day for verified users, 1000 for existing …

2023-07-07: Not caring so much about the final result doesn’t always bring greatness, but it brings …

2023-07-06: I remember The Man from U.N.C.L.E. as a great spy series from the early 1960’s, starring …

2023-07-05: Art used to be an opportunity for self-reflection, art for art’s sake. With mechanical …

2023-07-05: It is sometimes said that practice makes perfect, but a better saying is that practice brings …

2023-07-04: The funny thing is how much you need to compromise your art to keep a likeness if your canvas is …

2023-07-03: Another pixel portrait, building on some of the art fundamentals I refreshed recently, and really …

2023-07-02: This is still a crude study of a master painting by a 19th century animal painter under the …

2023-07-02: Here’s some simple fan art animation inspired by Leo Laport’s This Week in Tech show I …

2023-07-02: I suppose one has to start somewhere. My animal drawing is still lacking, especially of those …

2023-07-01: This one of 32 by 32 pixels took me several hours and two iterations to complete. 👾

2023-07-01: Creating portraits in pixel art reminds how important it is to be mindful while making art, not to …

2023-07-01: More creativity, I suppose? 👾

2023-06-30: I suppose it’s good to try being creative… 👾

2023-06-27: My resting heart rate reached an all-time low of 42 beats per minute. Soon I’ll have to …

2023-06-26: Yesterday I ran a 10 km “race” in the heat of the day (30℃, 86℉), which is quite hot for …

2023-06-23: I now have a temporary free premium account with Strava, and am even less impressed than with Garmin …

2023-06-15: 24 marathons across 24 European countries in 2 months. This guy is just crazy, but in a nice way. He …

2023-06-11: Today’s long run was (from the start) a bit of a bad run (see my result on Strava). It …

2023-06-10: On my run this afternoon I saw a guy in winter clothing and mittens, while it’s 31℃ (88℉) in the …

2023-06-08: I looked into doing multiple marathons within a year. The best advice I found was: plan the …

2023-06-05: Yesterday I ran a 22 km race as part of a 32 km training session. Around 8 o’clock in the …

2023-06-01: I streamlined my followers list on Strava, by removing the athletes who didn’t have any running …

2023-06-01: I get why email newsletters are so popular. Most don’t understand RSS/newsreaders, while email …

2023-05-31: There’s this separate bike path in town where on one side (where’s a ditch) it’s full of butterbur, …

2023-05-31: Sun worshipers 🐱☀️

2023-05-31: I know a physiotherapist who refuses to treat runners, because those are the worst patients. In …

2023-05-27: In just 12 days Runalyze dropped my estimated time in the marathon race by 4 minutes, while my …

2023-05-24: Why you shouldn’t make fun about people’s names: a name is just some noise other people make when …

2023-05-23: I wanted to go shopping, but, apparently, I am not 🐱😻

2023-05-21: ATM entering photography as a hobby is ludicrously expensive (say thousands of Euros). I pay €1000 …

2023-05-19: 6 years and counting 😺🥳

2023-05-16: I decided to do my 15 km run inside the municipality of where I live, and run between two of the …

2023-05-16: If I were as eager into doing my garden as my cat is into eating, my garden would’ve been done …

2023-05-16: I’m told by freelancers, being a freelancer doesn’t mean you’re your own boss, but …

2023-05-15: The graph shows what I could expect as a reasonable time on the marathon, based on training data. …

2023-05-13: I tried to add some of my Garmin Connect activities to my Dutch running blog, using iFrame snippets …

2023-05-12: One of the advantages of having a blog… I wondered why a year ago I had such poor training regime …

2023-05-07: I think long distance running, certainly above a certain age (read: amount of self-knowledge), is …

2023-05-06: (Almost) daily weight training is having an effect. This morning I was able to haul a bag of kitty …

2023-05-04: I’ve edited 12 posts from 2016 in a blog I transferred from WP to micro∙blog, which took me 3½ …

2023-05-02: TIL. Apparently, the triple negate (!!!) I saw in front of a reminder in the Apple Reminders app …

2023-04-30: Mobile Safari on iPad slowed down to an unworkable crawl. I checked my Internet speed (OK), and an …

2023-04-29: On King’s Day, April 27, I ran another half marathon race, in a year best time (see my Strava …

2023-04-28: One has to plan a lot and far in advance if one wants to enter in a popular marathon, even when to …

2023-04-27: I’m about to carpool to a half marathon race with a runner who will be 15 and another …

2023-04-26: I suppose if you don’t know why to use a feature, and after some research, you still have a …

2023-04-23: Watching the London Marathon live. Elite women run a separate race here.

2023-04-22: Instead of the pseudoscience of the sitting-rising-test to score life expectancy, there’s actual …

2023-04-21: Yesterday I passed 1000 km this year. If I keep this up, I’ll pass 3000 km early December this …

2023-04-20: With 3 half marathon races finished, 6 planned, and a regime of strength and conditioning exercises, …

2023-04-17: Three times is a charm, it seems. After the first two half marathons I ran this year my hip muscles …

2023-04-14: I tried the 10 kg kettlebell again, using exercises for runners, not too long, yet long enough to …

2023-04-13: I’m reminded by my DOMS that even a measly weight of 10 kg represents a serious challenge to …

2023-04-12: I bought an “el cheapo” kettlebell so I can start strength training to be able to handle …

2023-04-11: I also gave Superagent a 1-star review, because I think asking for money for a blocker that’s …

2023-04-10: Superagent is now asking for a subscription. Since it really didn’t work for me—I was still …

2023-04-10: The Secret to Drawing Overwhelming Detail! by Stephen Travers Art on YT. The main secret is to draw …

2023-04-10: Don’t you hate it when scientists are unsure if running on soft surfaces can result in …

2023-04-06: The fact that using OpenAI requires an account & credit card should give pause to thought. …

2023-04-06: Drawing from imagination is always a struggle for me, while for some it comes naturally, so it …

2023-04-01: Doodling while watching YouTube videos. From my history: Make ‘Em Laugh, Somewhere Over The …

2023-04-01: So I (sorta) took part in the March 2023 photo challenge of micro.blog. Only I didn’t take …

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2023-02-25: I can see that a combination of drawing sloppily and with more intent can have a lasting effect if …

2023-02-23: I can see there’s something wrong with this sketch of a cat, and I know why it’s wrong, …

2023-02-22: You say it’s only a paper moon, sailing over a cardboard sea. But it wouldn’t be make …

2023-02-22: Knowing that what I drew is most likely not very similar to the reference is one thing. Telling …

2023-02-21: Drawing skill is mostly an observational skill, be it direct or from imagination. I’ve always …

2023-02-20: When I spend considerably more time on a drawing, a few things happen. First I see how horribly off …

2023-02-18: Doodling all these ducks made me realize that these resemble ducks more than for example bears or …

2023-02-17: I asked myself: “What are AI bros?” This articles defines them as mostly white male …

2023-02-17: I suppose if you had a good night’s sleep (>8 hours) and still need a long nap (>2 …

2023-02-17: Seeing the flaws 👎 in what’s been drawn is easy; finding ways to prevent 👷 them (read: correct …

2023-02-13: Yesterday I was running a half marathon race and was so tired that I didn’t notice the beauty …

2023-02-11: The obligatory cat sitting inside and thinking outside the box, ogling for mischief. 🎨🐱📦👿💥🧸🗑

2023-02-10: People drawn as chess pieces? 🎨

2023-02-07: There’s an idea that any drawings are better than no drawings. This may result in “bad …

2023-02-04: Mentioned on the recdiffs podcast 201 Lessons on How to Draw by Hokusai 🎨

2023-02-02: I had this idea of combining something I like with something I don’t. It’s a sketch …

2023-02-01: There’s a tendency in me that says that if I practice hard enough, I can draw anything I want …

2023-01-31: The last day of the challenge month I tried to do more than usual. If I go by what …

2023-01-30: When I watch creators kitbashing robots and compare those with hobbyists assembling functional …

2023-01-30: The sketches below are of the quality I wasn’t willing to share, since they aren’t …

2023-01-29: This month’s art challenge turned out to be a disappointment. Nevertheless, here’s a dog …

2023-01-28: I like this quote, supposedly by Einstein: “Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. …

2023-01-23: My januari drawing challenge seems in a shambles. I’m being too self-critical while creating. …

2023-01-16: Yesterday I was too tired to draw (or do anything else but rest). Today’s sketches seem so …

2023-01-16: So, it appears that being grateful is largely thanking randomness in the world, or divine …

2023-01-16: Finished reading: Taking a Bite Out of the Apple by Rob Janoff 📚 A book in a series for young …

2023-01-14: To speed things up, I rushed through the tutorial and quickly sketched a portrait of a beautiful …

2023-01-14: I’m not doing tutorials about how to draw animals. Getting far into a drawing and then …

2023-01-14: I suggest you watch The mystery of Michaelsoft Binbows on YouTube. It’s a love letter to niche …

2023-01-14: I did the bird-in-flight drawing exercise from my art instructional book. The author wrote she based …

2023-01-13: Although I have little experience with drawing dogs, nor with drawing a long shaggy coat, I’m …

2023-01-12: I’m so accustomed to seeing cats and kittens, that I had a hard time accepting the flaws. So I …

2023-01-12: Currently reading: Taking a Bite Out of the Apple by Rob Janoff 📚 So far, it’s really good, …

2023-01-11: I’ve sketched dogs before, but only from a photo. To catch up, I didn’t take very much …

2023-01-11: I hadn’t drawn a hedgehog before, and was puzzled by this specimen’s white spines, …

2023-01-09: I guess I should give up on making the best drawings I can, since that slows me down. OTOH, this …

2023-01-09: Want to read: Taking a Bite Out of the Apple by Rob Janoff 📚 Talking about being in the right place …

2023-01-07: I saw a documentary on YT about Darkwing Duck, that was supposed to be called …

2023-01-07: I experienced the process of internalizing at a small scale when I sketched this Holstein-Frisian …

2023-01-06: (Un)realistic expectations It turned out the art challenge that I gave myself for January 2023 wasn’t very realistic. …

2023-01-05: This video by Jess Karp was recommended to me by YT’s algorithm, as if it knew what I’m …

2023-01-05: I’m struggling to get the 34 animal drawings done in 31 days. It’s already day 5, …

2023-01-04: I guess I’m in need of clues how to draw. The one book I used had a method that was confusing me, …

2023-01-04: The animal after the cat was, of course, the mouse. After doing the tutorial on drawing mice, I …

2023-01-02: I know what this looks like. When I construct the cat, it doesn’t look like the cat in the …

2023-01-02: Art Challenge for January (?) 2023 The question was if I’m up to the art challenge of drawing animals. Only one way to find out, …

2023-01-01: 2023!

2022-12-31: I have this free app for my pets. Used it many years. Now suddenly, they not only want to get paid, …

2022-12-31: Extending a challenge In November 2022 I did the micro∙blog November blogging challenge, to blog every day of the month. I …

2022-12-31: Base As a self-taught artist I don’t have a solid foundation in art-making. I’m aware of …

2022-12-30: Thinking about workflow… For my January 2023 challenge, I’ll be drawing 34 illustrations of animals with alcohol-based …

2022-12-30: I’m preparing for the next monthly challenge, which will be to create 34 animal drawings …

2022-12-30: Sand While sand is abundant on the Earth’s surface, it takes a special kind of coarse sand to …

2022-12-29: I got this double cat hammock for Christmas. The cats seem to enjoy it. 🐱🛏️

2022-12-29: Examination The magnifying glass is the staple for the lone sleuth who solves cases the police …

2022-12-28: A Bullet journal seems a project management tool. I usually never plan further ahead than a couple …

2022-12-28: Parade When it said “parade”, my imagination went to “marching band”, and …

2022-12-28: Today’s December 28, and the randomly chosen word for a blog post is: parade I took that as a …

2022-12-27: One person’s trash is supposedly another person’s Xmas treasure. They were bought on a whim, yet …

2022-12-27: Defendant In my experience, when personal attachments are involved, being impartial is almost …

2022-12-26: Chance Happy 📦ing Day—day of buying schmancy goods at bargain prices. Now what’s the …

2022-12-25: 🌿 The alien PLANT was PLANTed as a disguised PLANT with PLANTs to conquer the world with 🎁 presents …

2022-12-24: Forest Many authors believe in the statement, show don’t tell. However, saturating the readers …

2022-12-24: On caturday we eat together, yet separated because of dietary differences. Still seeing the other …

2022-12-24: For Christmas Eve Day, December 24, the random prompt for a blog post is: forest

2022-12-23: Fault Creatives deal with the hard reality that comfort while making, as if by an artisan AI bot, …

2022-12-22: Nationalist I guess I’m not very patriotic myself. We don’t do a mandatory pledge of …

2022-12-22: The blogging prompt for 22 december is: nationalist This is as far as I know somewhat synonymous to …

2022-12-21: Hike I suppose I never made a long hike. The problem is that I can’t leave my cats alone for …

2022-12-21: iPad OS 16.2 Freeform seems an excellent tool to do concepts with rough sketches, references, etc. I …

2022-12-21: The random blogging prompt for December 21 is: hike 🎨

2022-12-20: I tried some Mathologer stuff, and found it very hard to replicate. Often it’s just too hard …

2022-12-20: Peasant I watched a documentary about the European medieval history of peasants and landlords, and …

2022-12-20: Today’s—December 20—random prompt is: peasant

2022-12-19: Watching Drawing Wiff Waffles on YT, and Rin brought up Laffy Taffy, which so sounds like a …

2022-12-19: Dribble Knowledge and experience are similar in the sense that they both come in small quantities …

2022-12-19: Today’s blogging prompt is: dribble What comes in dribs and drabs I suppose.

2022-12-18: Drawn in French Girls App on August 20, 2016. Even back then, there were “technical …

2022-12-18: I have a deviantART account, but no longer use it. A more modern alternative I just found is …

2022-12-18: Brain Literature often returns to this mysterious organ on top of our bodies. Be it Frankenstein who …

2022-12-18: Today is December 18 and my random prompt is: brain From ⚡️ Frankenstein to 🎈 Wizard of Oz, 🧠 grey …

2022-12-17: Lump Recent developments with AI on online artists communities (DeviantArt and ArtStation) make …

2022-12-17: Today is December 17, and the extended blogging challenge prompt is: lump (Insert one of lumpy space …

2022-12-16: Humility is 🤘SUPERIOR🤘 to Pride!! 😏 proudly exclaimed by some humble unknown artist I read this article on DifferenceBetween, and the …

2022-12-16: Sticky When you’re on a web service that’s full of fun and interesting people, that …

2022-12-16: Today’s (December 16) randomly chosen word is: sticky

2022-12-15: Split The guys from the Connected podcast left Twitter en masse, because they couldn’t take …

2022-12-15: Today’s prompt couldn’t be more apt for me. I might go beyond 280 characters. It is: …

2022-12-14: It seemed to me that LiveJournal was the perfect journaling web app. Why did it fail? It …

2022-12-14: The question remains if I should explore ballpoint pen art, knowing my failure rate at pursuing such …

2022-12-14: attic There’s a place in many houses where stuff is stored, or, more accurately stated, stowed …

2022-12-14: Today’s prompt for my blogging challenge in the last month of 2022 is:  attic / 🔔 \ / 🦇😜 \ - - …

2022-12-13: I grew up in the era of the Apollo space program, and see it as how human explore space. Of course, …

2022-12-13: Today I will challenge myself blogging about the prompt: rocket Very apt now Artemis 1 has completed …

2022-12-12: New Art Supplies Are Coming! I’ve ordered pastel-colored gel pens and ink markers for my online ballpoint pen art. The …

2022-12-12: I’ve ordered some new art supplies for my ballpoint pen arting. I’ll still be using …

2022-12-12: If one’s only interaction with publishing is liking, retweeting, snarky oneliner comments, and …

2022-12-12: Instead of a mastadon, they could’ve opted for another trumpeting being, the swan or goose. …

2022-12-12: Regular Today is a swanny kind of day—normal in any other sense. I tried to do something different …

2022-12-12: Today’s prompt for my extended blogging challenge after micro∙blog’s Microblogvember is: …

2022-12-11: Chimpanzee On July 14, 1960 Jane Goodall began her 6 year study on the human-like behavior of …

2022-12-11: Today I’ll use the randomly generated word: chimpanzee Should be interesting 🐵

2022-12-10: Caturday means day of tolerance and love. 🐱

2022-12-10: Average My art has it written all over it. It’s the mean value of a set of numbers, yet …

2022-12-10: Today, December 10, the prompt for my extension of micro∙blog’s November 2022 blogging …

2022-12-09: Fence I had such a great sketch in mind… Maybe it wasn’t such a good idea after all. Sometime …

2022-12-08: Tomorrow, December 8, the prompt for my continued blogging self-challenge is: fence

2022-12-08: It seems the best mindset to learn is to be humble, accept that you know only a little, and be …

2022-12-08: Squash I highly recommend against an image search on this word, since you cannot unsee when what …

2022-12-08: Today, 8 December, my prompt for an extended version of micro∙blog’s Microblogvember is: …

2022-12-07: Hip Not in any way an admirer of fast fashion, I’m pretty unaware what is fashionable and …

2022-12-06: Tomorrow, December 7, the prompt for my extended blogging challenge is going to be… hip

2022-12-06: Auto-NomNom-Y Many want cars that drive themselves, so they can munch while being transported. …

2022-12-05: On the sixth day of my personal extension of micro∙blog’s microblogvember the prompt will be: …

2022-12-05: Seat The red and blue chair, designed by Gerrit Rietveld between 1919 and 1922. It was an attempt to …

2022-12-05: Today’s prompt for my extended version of micro∙blog microblogvember is: seat

2022-12-04: Proportion I always had problems with measuring; I was never very exact with it. For drawing it …

2022-12-03: Tomorrow, December 4, the prompt for my extended blogging challenge is going to be… proportion Such …

2022-12-03: .is Iceland is an altogether unique island state which an active volcano and stunning landscapes, …

2022-12-02: Tomorrow, December 3, the prompt for my extended blogging challenge is going to be… is No, it …

2022-12-02: Occupy People can take over prominent places for a peacefully protest against the growing …

2022-12-01: Tomorrow, December 2, the prompt for my extended blogging challenge is going to be… occupy

2022-12-01: Jest(est) When I think of a comedian, Buster Keaton comes to mind. He’s supposed to be the …

2022-11-30: And… I’ll extend—on my own—the micro∙blog prompt-based blogging challenge based on …

2022-11-30: A quick test. There will be a learning curve. But hey, learning new stuff is fun. 🎨🖊

2022-11-30: I’m so excited 😝 about my colored pens that have just arrived by mail! It’s like …

2022-11-30: Passkeys are DOA, because websites seem to prefer to outsource them to a third party rather than …

2022-11-30: Safety Most security IRL is based on inconvenience rather than impenetrability. Locks can be picked. …

2022-11-29: Oooh 😯 fancy ascii art for the coding aficionados (front end developers) among Flickr users 🔠👨‍💻

2022-11-29: I always wondered why my cats are so strong… 💪🐱🎨

2022-11-29: My Microblogvember 2022 (so far…) I didn’t compete in the very first microblogvember in 2019. It’s a self-challenge to …

2022-11-29: Fish When Jacques-Yves Cousteau wanted to swim with the fishes, he had to invent self-contained …

2022-11-28: Trend I can see my (hobbyist) art getting better with each year I practice, yet still have ebbs and …

2022-11-27: If microblogvember is any indication, I’m able to write about 1000 non-random words in 30 …

2022-11-27: Motivation The little people don’t need much to make them do what you want them to do. Refined …

2022-11-26: I’ve done some research on drawing with a ballpoint pen, and it seems it’s in the …

2022-11-26: I’ve ordered some ballpoint pens on Amazon for more drawing happiness: Paper Mate InkJoy …

2022-11-26: Commitment Romantic involvement often doesn’t lead to immediate engagement or even …

2022-11-25: Of course, Wednesday season one launched on Wednesday November 23 globally on Netflix. It …

2022-11-25: A new profile picture, drawn in ballpoint pen, scanned, and digitally retouched and colored. …

2022-11-25: Ritual It is said all things come in threes. Black in the numbers, black in the thoughts and black …

2022-11-24: Retain How do you keep your employees in your failing social media company? Well, those who …

2022-11-23: Since Tumblr is ganing traction because of what’s happening right now to a certain birdy site, …

2022-11-23: Update We get the latest news about micro∙blog from @manton@manton.org. 🎨🍂✍️

2022-11-22: I guess there are lessons to be learned here. Keep that point clean! Spend more time on analyzing …

2022-11-22: Great ballpoint drawing tips from Jess Karp on YT. The most important: forget it’s a …

2022-11-22: As per that previous post for microblogvember, I need to teach myself to draw everyday objects to a …

2022-11-22: Graze I had no idea there were boxes filled with delicious food you can mindlessly eat from, like a …

2022-11-21: Ice Her frozen lips felt odd. Days she had been looking for her herd. There’s warmth and …

2022-11-20: Maybe we should have a competition for amusing server error pages 💡

2022-11-20: Repeat In the olden days we all could still write computer programs to illustrate today’s …

2022-11-19: I suppose I’ve decided not to run the marathon in eight days from when I write this. Too much …

2022-11-19: Novel Tell me a story, one you haven’t told me before and can be read in a book or any medium …

2022-11-18: Tire It delivers a cushioned ride after so much exhaustion that a towel was thrown. 🛞😩😼🎨🍂✍️

2022-11-17: Rough ideas are perhaps wishy-washy, trite, or even dead wrong. The text is also in the alt …

2022-11-17: Barrel Some people like to enter a scene unannounced for dramatic effect, to draw attention to …

2022-11-16: Since this month I’m doing ballpoint sketches in my notebook, it makes only sense to upload a …

2022-11-16: Telling a joke-no-joke An 😇 child 😭ing after slipping over a 🍌 peel isn’t funny; it’s …

2022-11-16: Franchise As the sole survivor of a planetary accident, you’ve gotta accessorize and establish …

2022-11-15: Apple is actively maintaining two versions of their OSes, probably because the newest, 16, isn’t …

2022-11-15: Aluminium Very energy intensive to make, cheap enough for 500 kg on average per person per year to …

2022-11-14: If I look at two recent races, which were under very unfavorable circumstances (flu vaccination, …

2022-11-14: Leave With all this financial brouhaha going on in my life, the urge to let go of my sanity is …

2022-11-13: Adjust With the falling of the leaves I had to turn on the heat in my home. It wasn’t as …

2022-11-12: Something I haven’t seen mentioned is that if micro∙blog isn’t big enough for you, you …

2022-11-12: Suspicion Isn’t it rather odd that a well-dressed man has a third class train ticket in a …

2022-11-11: Cathode Ray Tube Display As Adrian Black often explains on his retro computer YouTube channel, …

2022-11-10: The guys from the Connected Podcast seem to have made up their minds. Twitter is no longer fun, and …

2022-11-10: While I didn’t finish Inktober, I seem to do better with microblogvember, creating ballpoint …

2022-11-10: Yes Minister A British political satire sitcom aired on BBC2 from 1980 to 1984. It follows the …

2022-11-09: Certain There seem to be no absolutes in the world we inhabit. 🎨🍂✍️

2022-11-08: Pearl of wisdom. Doing the thing should be a reward in itself. External and delayed rewards are …

2022-11-08: Consensus For people to agree on anything, they all first need to know what to do, why to do it, and …

2022-11-07: InSight This lander-explorer is packed with instruments to probe the interior of the Red Planet. …

2022-11-06: Echo chamber of greatness dun-dun-dun-dunnn Thusly most remember the famous fifth symphony by Ludwig …

2022-11-05: After having gone through the HTML Tutorial on W3Schools at almost breakneck speed (for my doing), …

2022-11-05: Printers. They are affordable nowadays, compared to twenty years ago. However, this affordability …

2022-11-05: Exempt As a home renter I wasn’t aware of the protection home owners get in certain states of …

2022-11-04: Admiration If we admit it or not, we all have our role models, people we look up to and would want …

2022-11-03: Lifehacker - How to Move From Twitter to Mastodon Why [do it]? People get to know each other and …

2022-11-03: Regarding my ballpoint drawings, asking if those are any good is the wrong question. Better to ask …

2022-11-03: License Gatekeepers think that creatives need them to make precious goods, are even owed eternal …

2022-11-02: Ah, tomorrow will be a glorious day for ballpoint pen drawing. Here are my reference photos to give …

2022-11-02: I believe I have all pins available on micro∙blog except one, which I can never get, because …

2022-11-02: I’ve unsubscribed to everyone I followed on MB, and started following new users. It’s a …

2022-11-02: I believe there’s a dinstiction between feeling better about one’s actions and trying to …

2022-11-02: Feast Behold in the beast’s eye the celebration of what’s to come. 🎨🍂✍️

2022-11-01: It appears Mastodon has no valid rss feeds for a user’s posts, other than if you run a bot on …

2022-10-31: Figure A certain multi-billionaire bought a social media site for a large sum of money. The …

2022-10-31: I finished the Cloudcannon tutorial, and as usual, it went totally off the rails for me with too …

2022-10-31: I’ve done it. Removed all my blogs except one from the micro∙blog Timeline, disabled all …

2022-10-30: I wasn’t aware that there is such a thing as Consumer Subscription Software or CSS. And yes, …

2022-10-30: In the light of recent developments, I made a mastodon account and linked to my micro∙blog feed for …

2022-10-30: This morning when I woke up early I was puzzled. Why so early, it doesn’t feel that early? …

2022-10-29: After my corona vaccination 1.5 weeks ago, I had a dip in my weekly mileage. GPs advice, so …

2022-10-28: I did the quiz on wren.co to find my lifestyle produces 5.6 tons of CO2 per year, which could be …

2022-10-28: Not yet caturday, yet so close 🐱😻

2022-10-28: I’ve always found that there’s no one true way to explain. Understanding someone (or …

2022-10-26: So, regarding NaNoWriMo, what exactly is a novel? Wordnik has this to say: A fictitious prose …

2022-10-19: I did my part to beat the pandemic. Now vaccinated against COVID-19 virus, though only for 3 months, …

2022-10-17: I suppose as long as I’m still worried about the result rather than enjoying the process, I can’t …

2022-10-17: My solution to people posting status updates only is to unsubscribe. If even then my timeline is …

2022-10-15: I went away for quite some hours today, and my cats wanted to hang out with me, on my lap, to show …

2022-10-12: I donated to the Commander X16 project, trying to get the spiritual successor of the Commodore 8-bit …

2022-10-12: Contemplating what to do with athletes who want to compete recreational in marathons, triathlons and …

2022-10-12: Watching a 2 years old YT video interviewing Ebon Upton of Raspberry PI fame.

2022-10-09: Yesterday our small scale running race (165 🏃‍♀️🏃, well-organized, 2x per year) around Nijkerk, the …

2022-10-05: I know when we had weeks old kittens around the house, we never watched television. Why would we; we …

2022-10-04: I perhaps should mention that last Sunday I kinda ruined my half marathon race, yet got a boost in …

2022-10-03: Why does a heroic pose require a constipated look?

2022-10-01: Moreover, moreover, it’s the first of October…

2022-09-30: While both books and points of interest (aka check-ins) are interesting features of MB, what about …

2022-09-26: Silly idea in pixel art 🎨 for a Strava profile pic. I won’t be using it, though. 👾 Aside from …

2022-09-26: Well, the idea of unassuming art appeals to me. While big statements are often impressive, they are …

2022-09-24: Tomorrow I’ll be attempting to run 🏃 my long run not only on the usual empty stomach and only …

2022-09-24: And the struggle continues. Only 7 days left for Inktober Classic and only a poor observational …

2022-09-23: Most of you have probably looked at rainbows, only some of you might have seen a rainbow. Walter …

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2022-09-20: Based on a fuzzy photo in the rain, this morning I used it as a reference for this pencil sketch. …

2022-09-18: Work (currently) in Progress 🏃 First long run in my current marathon schedule, a 3+ hour run. See my …

2022-09-16: Watching relay.fm’s live stream for St. Jude Children’s Hospital fundraiser. It starts …

2022-09-14: I’ve noticed that in my timeline in many occasions I have no idea what people are writing …

2022-09-13: Isn’t it customary for people who need their iPhone to work, to wait for at least a point …

2022-09-13: Today’s ballpoint pen sketch from observation. It’s still hard to get into the mood of …

2022-09-12: Observational sketch with ballpoint pen in a notebook 🎨

2022-09-10: More experimenting. I made a frame of 120 x 108 mm on paper in my notebook and sketched a fox from a …

2022-09-09: So perhaps I should do some urban sketching with a notebook and a pen. Here’s two sketches of …

2022-09-09: So swordtember turned out to be a big failure. It seems I’m really bad at routine and habit …

2022-09-08: So phone cameras are basically a way to deal with what’s in front of you, examine its intricacies …

2022-09-05: This month I’m doing swordtember. Number 1 is the longsword, done as pixel art 👾🎨

2022-09-05: I like the design esthetics of this pixel art drawing I made in August. After being burnt out from …

2022-09-03: Wonders what would remain of texts authored by private individuals if it’s not a call to arms, …

2022-09-01: This morning I fell during a forest 🏃 Something I “luck” 😣 into more often than …

2022-08-31: The project I started yesterday was finished today with some annual plants, replanted from the …

2022-08-30: I don’t have a front garden, so I made one. I call it a micro garden. My cat Maahir seems to enjoy …

2022-08-29: This morning I had a resting heart rate of 42 beats per minute, the lowest measured in my life so …

2022-08-28: Preparing for a 10 km race this afternoon, 15.00 hours local time (CEST). With faster shoes and 3 kg …

2022-08-26: Tried the new HOKA ONE ONE Carbon X 3 running shoe🏃‍♂️ ‘Twas an instabuy. Aaand, I got a …

2022-08-22: Sand from the last ice age exposed by human activities and excessive grazing.

2022-08-21: Now MyFitnessPal has become a festering pool of ads, I’ve switched to Lose It! It hasn’t …

2022-08-20: On my long run this morning I saw the heather in bloom 🏃‍♂️🌸

2022-08-15: One of my cats had to be vaccinated. He never leaves the house, so this is a big deal to him. The …

2022-08-13: It seems that for certain personalities, the 30-day challenge is counterproductive. Giving out …

2022-08-13: I’m happy that some have reconsidered skipping the race I’m competing in this afternoon, …

2022-08-11: I’ll be running in summer heat this afternoon, around 31℃ (88℉), so—aside from water—having a …

2022-08-09: It seems that running 🏃 in the heat improves running performance, even in colder weather, provided …

2022-08-08: Yesterday I ran 🏃 21 km as a workout, alternating between marathon pace and 20 percent slower than …

2022-08-02: I bought a jump rope. Jumping rope is a skill, so it takes time to learn. The urge is to go for …

2022-08-02: New Dutch laws about e-vehicles (bikes, scooters, etc.) are mostly concerned about safety, because …

2022-07-27: I got a notification from the Apple Health app, for a new trend in my sleep habits … Nothing. …

2022-07-24: I suppose I never was an enthusiastic follower of anything (for long). Now I’m back to …

2022-07-24: Finished reading: De klokkenluider van de Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo 📚

2022-07-22: Even Victor Hugo was aware of innovation leading to disintermediation of centralized power, leading …

2022-07-22: Finished reading: Rampjaar 1672 by Luc Panhuysen 📚

2022-07-22: Currently reading: De klokkenluider van de Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo 📚

2022-07-15: Currently reading: Rampjaar 1672 by Luc Panhuysen 📚

2022-07-11: After having boiled water in a kettle on a gas stove for over 60 years, I finally was able to afford …

2022-07-11: Yesterday I did my first training run of 18 km, on unfamiliar terrain. I expected to be super tired …

2022-07-10: I think where I went wrong every time in my marathon preparation is by training too hard. One …

2022-07-08: When I picked the first names—both adjectives—of my cats I didn’t put much effort in it, yet …

2022-07-07: Living in freedom is awesome. You can go out on your bike, without a helmet for fear of car traffic, …

2022-07-06: Yesterday evening I did my first marathon training session, a 16 km aerobic pace run. Since I ran …

2022-07-03: I ran a partial (4 of 12 km) trail (see Strava) in 23℃ (73 F) in 1 hour and 3½ minutes. It felt good …

2022-06-30: Why isn’t Keti Koti an official holiday yet in the Netherlands? It’s the celebration of the end of …

2022-06-29: I installed the commenting plugin for micro∙blog, but don’t expect much conversation from …

2022-06-28: I suppose when my latest fortnightly post is my longest, it’s time to post more often. With an …

2022-06-27: Sooo, I ran 21.1 km in 2:35 hours on saturday, and 21.1 km in 2:07 hours on sunday. I guess …

2022-06-26: Yesterday I jogged a half marathon in 2 hours 35 minutes, and today I’ll be leasurely racing …

2022-06-22: After a total break following my previous marathon (spent a week in bed due to over-exhaustion), …

2022-06-16: Passkey seems an improvement, but has a flaw, humans with secrets. Private keys can be stolen, as …

2022-06-16: It’s the first warm day of the year, 30℃ (86 F). Warm for running that is, because one can …

2022-06-14: I made a rough training schedule, mostly to get me safely to a next level of fitness. The two long …

2022-06-13: Clawing my way back to marathon fitness with base training. I understand that low intensity running …

2022-06-09: I’ve looked into the Maffetone method for base training (running), since my slow 20 km run two …

2022-06-06: Look into canceling your micro∙blog subscription; you might get a discount.

2022-05-22: Checked my podcast subscriptions in Overcast to check if any of them did tracking. One did, while it …

2022-05-18: Another reason for me to avoid challenges, or, at least, put a strict limit on the number of …

2022-05-11: Micro∙blog May challenge day 11, “maroon.” Marooned with a tricylce on a maroon colored …

2022-05-10: Tried Knotwords app. Alas, not my thing, crossword puzzles. So I permanently deleted it.

2022-05-10: Pixel Dailies for 8 May 2022 was a quicky, because I was behind. The theme was …

2022-05-10: Micro∙blog May challenge, day 10, “pot.” As usual, words have different meanings, be it …

2022-05-09: LTA 104: April 2022 – Let’s Talk Podcasts Great comment by a pro video editor, to not rely for …

2022-05-09: I have battle scars to prove I’m not very hands-on, almost like I have two left hands 🔪🩸🩹

2022-05-09: Day 9 of micro∙blog May challenge #mbm, “bloom.” I have added two kinds of …

2022-05-08: Day 8 of the micro∙blog May challenge, “union.” 👯‍♂️🐱📷🎨

2022-05-08: Today’s prompt for Pixel Dailies was “clock.” I chose a water clock, the most …

2022-05-07: Today’s Pixel Dailies task was to “pixel a set of units for a Tower Defense game.” …

2022-05-07: Today’s prompt for the micro∙blog May challenge #mbm was “park.” I recently …

2022-05-06: Pixel art. Today’s Pixel Dailies theme was “mario64.” I had this complicated fake …

2022-05-06: The prompt for today’s micro∙blog May challenge #mbm is “prompt.” My two cats were …

2022-05-05: Pixel art 🚧 What have I set myself up to for the Pixel Dailies challenge? This may take more hours …

2022-05-05: Today’s micro∙blog May challenge was “earth.” I tried to imagine how Shovel Knight …

2022-05-05: The theme for today’s Pixel Dailies was “split.” I loosely based my drawing on the …

2022-05-04: The fourth day of the micro∙blog May challenge was hard, because I had too many solutions. People …

2022-05-03: I bought some flowers for my garden and some to put on the sidewalk in front of my house. I’ve seen …

2022-05-03: Today’s Pixel Dailies theme was isolated, and I chose Worf’s discommendation (from Star …

2022-05-03: Micro∙blog May challenge, day 3, prompt “experimental.” This is an experimental flying …

2022-05-02: My entry for the MB May challenge, day 2, prompt “photo.” I imagine the cat complaining …

2022-05-02: My entry for the MB May challenge, day 1, prompt “switch.” The switch is connected to …

2022-05-02: Pixel art. Today’s Pixel Dailies theme was “Treasure Hunter.” 👾🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-05-01: Pixel Dailies for 1 May 2022, theme “Treasure Guardian." 👾🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-04-30: Pixel Dailies for the month of April 2022 I titled this month April Fool’s Month, to extend the first day of April to a whole month of …

2022-04-30: Pixel art animation for the final day of April Fool’s Month 2022, using Pixel Dailies and the …

2022-04-30: Tomorrow the micro∙blog photo blogging challenge starts. I like to hide some extra info in the alt …

2022-04-30: Pixel art 🚧 It’s the ultimate day of April Fool’s Month. I was inspired to draw one of …

2022-04-29: Pixel art for Pixel Dailies on the penultimate day of April Fool’s Month, themed …

2022-04-28: Pixel art for Pixel Dailies on the 28th day of April Fool’s Month, using the theme …

2022-04-28: While writing about this month’s art challenge, seeing all those pixel paintings (still 3 to …

2022-04-27: Had to use the Wayback Machine, but next month I’ll have been blogging for 23 years, see here. …

2022-04-27: Pixel art. Today is the 27th day of April Fool’s Month and the Pixel Dailies theme was …

2022-04-27: I still see people (including myself) having old-fashioned ideas about gender, body type, skin color …

2022-04-27: I don’t yet know what today’s theme will be for Pixel Dailies. I do know that day 27 of …

2022-04-27: Parallelization in Fortran Wiki I heard about this on Retro Computing Roundtable 254. It seems the …

2022-04-27: The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 344, With Glenn Fleishman My take-away… Despite the negativity around …

2022-04-27: I just counted 6 printed pages over 10 days for my Dutch language running blog. Over 14 years …

2022-04-26: Pixel art animation. On the 26th day of April Fool’s Month the Pixel Dailies theme was …

2022-04-26: I suppose one could construe that me using for an art prompt Pixel Dailies, which is restricted to a …

2022-04-26: Pixel art. I suppose an abandonned family pet best illustrated today’s Pixel Dailies theme …

2022-04-25: Pixel art. I spent too much time on this piece. One thing I learned is that lettering in perspective …

2022-04-24: I suppose, like Facebook, Twitter is on a decline. I can’t blame users for being annoyed by …

2022-04-24: Plant photo. My guess is that this some kind of hyacinth, found today, growing in the wild on a …

2022-04-24: I didn’t know what tab groups were, so I looked it up. To easily open several tabs at the same …

2022-04-24: Pixel art. The 24th day of April Fool’s Month had a Pixel Dailies theme “table.” I …

2022-04-23: Pixel art. On day 23 of April Fool’s Month the Pixel Dailies theme was “sea food.” …

2022-04-23: Pixel art. I made this piece to practice design and lettering, both subjects that need practicing a …

2022-04-22: Pixel art. Today’s Pixel Dailies theme was “garnish.” I combined it with the …

2022-04-22: Pixel art. I made a black and white drawing with Grafx2 on my Raspberry Pi 400, using a mouse. I …

2022-04-22: The day before yesterday I fell while running and yesterday I strained my hamstring (again, after I …

2022-04-21: Pixel art. The Pixel Dailies theme for day 21 of April Fool’s Month is “prize”, …

2022-04-21: Social bonding through grooming. One grooms, the other purrs, softly, because it’s for the other …

2022-04-21: Pixel art. For the 20th day of April Fool’s Month the Pixel Dailies theme was “Healing …

2022-04-19: Pixel art for the 19th day of April Fool’s Month. I suppose this piece got …

2022-04-18: I wanted to share my art on Twitter without interaction. I can’t use MB categories, it seems, …

2022-04-18: Pixel art. Today’s theme of Pixel Dailies was “Heavy Machinery.” This truck came …

2022-04-17: Pixel art. On the 17th day of April Fool’s Month the Pixel Dailies theme was “Isometric …

2022-04-16: Pixel art on the 16th day of April Fool’s Month for Pixel Dailies. Today’s theme was …

2022-04-15: Pixel art for Pixel Dailies. First person perspective is hard, because we know it so well, we see …

2022-04-15: Pixel art 🚧 My cat was sleeping, so I tried to use his shape for my pixel drawing. Now waiting for …

2022-04-15: Had my 2nd booster shot against COVID 💉🦠 Travel took less time than I imagined, despite the train …

2022-04-14: It’s official, I’ve turned off the payment renewal of my Wordpress.com site and .blog …

2022-04-14: Pixel art. Today’s Pixel Dailies theme was “hair accessory.” I simply drew closely …

2022-04-14: Pixel art 🚧 As a warmup for day 14 of April Fool’s Month, featuring Pixel Dailies, I’m …

2022-04-13: Pixel art. Today’s Pixel Dailies theme was “exploded view.” I made an animation of …

2022-04-13: Pixel art animation. Practicing sub-pixel animation with a 32x32 pixels canvas. It’s supposed …

2022-04-12: Pixel art for Pixel Dailies, theme “trash.” I threw in two half-eaten apples, some …

2022-04-12: Got invited for a COVID booster 💉 shot. Clearly people don’t want such stations in their …

2022-04-12: Pixel art 🚧 I searched for llama and tried to sketch one in pixels without tracing 🦙 Now waiting for …

2022-04-12: Practicing pixel art animation. 👾 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-04-11: Pixel art for today’s Pixel Dailies in April Fool’s Month. The theme was …

2022-04-11: Pixel art 🚧 Grasping at straws for ideas on the 11th day of April Fool’s Month is bringing out …

2022-04-10: Pixel art. Wow, this was rather complicated to make! Today’s Pixel Dailies theme was …

2022-04-10: Pixel art 🚧 I suppose I drew a horse-drawn “mobile home,” aka gipsy caravan. 👾 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-04-10: Pixel art. Now I’ve included the description of the Pixel Dailies theme daily in every piece …

2022-04-09: Pixel art for Pixel Dailies, theme “rainbow tree.” I never heard before of an Eucalyptus …

2022-04-09: Pixel art 🚧 Today’s practice piece is probably again more elaborate than the actual Pixel …

2022-04-09: Pixel art. There’s a lot to know 🙇‍♂️ about lines—curves in general—in this art form, as it is …

2022-04-08: Pixel art. Today’s Pixel Dailies theme was rather late (hence I had to rush it), and called …

2022-04-08: While waiting for the new Pixel Dailies theme, I explored the magic of bitmapped text, as applied to …

2022-04-08: Pixel art. I refined the previous drawing, and made it into a funny statement. It’s a …

2022-04-08: Pixel art 🚧 So this is my practice piece for today, being the 8th day of April Fool’s Month. …

2022-04-08: Pixel art 👾🚧 On the 8th day of April Fool’s Month I chose Obi-Wan to be my only hope 🌌 …

2022-04-07: Pixel art. Today’s Pixel Dailies theme was “robes.” I know little of clothing, so …

2022-04-07: Photo of Aziz (means sweatheart). As the true sunbather 😎 he is, he jumped right up once I opened …

2022-04-07: Pixel art 👾🚧 Intuitively, both Idefix and Apple’s quote seemed appropriate for the 7th day of …

2022-04-06: Pixel art. Today’s Pixel Dailies theme was “tower.” The restriction of exact …

2022-04-06: Try on an Apple device to read MB with voiceover. Most images have alt='' in their html image …

2022-04-06: Pixel art WIP 👾 🚧 On the 6th day of April 🤡 Fool’s month, I’m sure the Pixel Dailies art …

2022-04-05: Pixel art. Today’s theme of Pixel Dailies was “embankment.” I kept it simple. 👾

2022-04-05: Pixel art 🚧 Continuing April Fool’s Dayish silliness. Not knowing what today’s PD theme …

2022-04-05: I don't like likes I’m still present on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, but I don’t frequent those places …

2022-04-04: Pixel art. Today’s Pixel Dailies theme was “wild”, which I interpreted as a …

2022-04-04: Pixel art 🚧 While waiting for today’s PD theme, I sketched Robot Archie. I always thought of …

2022-04-03: I’m using Twitter for one purpose only, get a daily art prompt from Pixel Dailies. I see …

2022-04-03: Today’s Pixel Dailies pixel art theme was Castle In The Sky, or Laputa. I based it on the …

2022-04-03: Pixel art 🚧 The PD theme has yet to be announced, so I can better be squarely 🧽 ready for third 🤡 …

2022-04-02: Today’s Pixel Dailies pixel art theme on second April’s Fools day was 🦇🤦‍♂️ Batman 🤔 but …

2022-04-02: Pixel art practicing anti-aliasing. Based on the ebook I bought recently. 👾 🖥🎨👨‍🎨

2022-04-01: Pixel art for Pixel Dailies, which seemed like a joke theme. I took it seriously, though. 👾 🖥🎨👨‍🎨

2022-04-01: Pixel art 🚧 I guess PD is pulling our legs with this theme on the day after March 31. 👾 🖥🎨👨‍🎨

2022-04-01: Trying to apply my new knowledge to pixel art. 👾 🖥🎨👨‍🎨

2022-03-31: Pixel art. Before I looked it up, I had no idea what today’s Pixel Dailies theme warp pad was. …

2022-03-31: Animating still pixel art is certainly the next level up, which I have yet to reach. All the …

2022-03-30: Today’s (second) pixel art theme of Pixel Dailies is shopping mall, a place I prefer to avoid …

2022-03-30: Today’s Pixel Dailies pixel art theme was “seal.” I chose the cuter meaning of …

2022-03-29: Pixel art. The stay-at-home sea pirate needed a lot more than a hat. I’m putting this project …

2022-03-29: Pixel art. Testing my new Twitter avatar, inspired by the old stay-at-home sea pirate. I think he …

2022-03-28: Today’s Pixel Dailies pixel art theme was all about the bird’s eye view perspective. …

2022-03-27: Today’s Pixel Dailies pixel art theme “construction” I interpreted as repair work, …

2022-03-27: Pixel art animation at only 24x24 pixels. 👾 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-03-26: Today’s Pixel Dailies pixel art theme was “shrub.” I felt inspired by the Knights …

2022-03-26: Pixel art with GrafX2 on Raspberry Pi OS. I did some tweaking in Pixaki on the iPad. An elderly …

2022-03-26: Pixel art. Some C64 multicolor high resolution graphics. Well, it was hires for the time, 320 x 200 …

2022-03-25: Today’s Pixel Dailies pixel art had the theme Kirby. I know not of any Kirby, videogame, …

2022-03-25: Photo. Sun ☀️ lover 😻 even if the available sunlight is in a cage. Note. The cage is for feeding, …

2022-03-25: Today’s Pixel Dailies pixel art was hard to come up with, easy enough to implement. Of course, …

2022-03-24: Pixel art. A modest cup of coffee. 👾 ☕️🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-03-23: Today’s Pixel Dailies theme was “smear frame.” I had no idea how to implement …

2022-03-23: My usual habit-forming failure: I have done this thing for 30 days, so now I can stop doing it, …

2022-03-23: Pixel art 🚧 This must be a videogame term, since I never heard of the term smear frame. 👾

2022-03-23: Photo. No one told them that plateau has room for only one cat 🐱

2022-03-22: Today’s Pixel Dailies prompt was “flyer.” I had to fold an actual airplane out of …

2022-03-22: Pixel art for Pixel Dailies for the prompt “Red Panda.” This was, again, a lot a lot of …

2022-03-22: Pixel art 🚧 Today’s PD prompt is Red Panda. I finished the border and background in roughly …

2022-03-21: I shrunk down a pixel art piece I did earlier today (lunchbox) from 160 x 144 to 32 x32 oixels, to …

2022-03-21: Pixel art for Pixel Dailies, with the prompt “lunch box.” It’s like it takes me …

2022-03-21: Photo. Building something from wood I had lying around from a project that was never realized in my …

2022-03-21: Pixel art 🚧 I only hope spending two hours on the frame, not the content, was time spent well, …

2022-03-20: Pixel art. Get set, ready, go-o-o! Just for fun. 👾 😄 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-03-19: Pixel art for Pixel Dailies, prompt “Rusty.” My take was the good Dalek from the Peter …

2022-03-19: Pixel art 🚧 I want this to be a more elaborate piece, so I’ll be taking my sweet time. The …

2022-03-19: Feline pro wrestling 🐱

2022-03-19: Today’s Pixel Dailies pixel art prompt was “treasure map." 👾 🏴‍☠Arrr!! 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-03-18: Pixel art. 1-bit battle cry. 👾 ⚔️😂🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-03-18: Pixel art. I asked myself, am I good enough to demo my pixel art making on Twitch, despite most …

2022-03-17: Pixel art texturing a pineapple. 👾 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-03-17: Today’s pixel art for Pixel Dailies has the prompt “avery.” Sometimes the literal …

2022-03-17: In pixel art, so I’m lectured, the artist has control over single pixels. To test this …

2022-03-16: Pixel art for the Pixel Dailies prompt “gold.” I’m working in advance, since the …

2022-03-16: Pixel art for today’s Pixel Dailies required a rough sketch before pixeling. The prompt was …

2022-03-15: Pixel art Today’s Pixel Dailies prompt “windswept” I interpreted as a sailing boat …

2022-03-15: Pixel art 🚧 The ship is designed, scaled and rendered, despite a severe lack of ship design …

2022-03-14: Pixel art for tomorrow. The way to get better at a skill is to think big and execute small, so …

2022-03-14: Pixel art. I always seem to post my images before they’re done. For some reason they …

2022-03-14: Pixel art, Pixel Dailies with an old-timey palette of muted colors. 👾 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

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2022-03-13: Pixel art gradients are best done by hand, not with an automated tool. That much is clear, and that …

2022-03-13: Today’s Pixel Dailies pixel art has gone piscine. 👾 🐟🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-03-12: Second pixel art entry for Pixel Dailies. I’m sure this is the warped reality for any parent …

2022-03-12: Today’s Pixel Dailies pixel art theme is in the shadows. 👾 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-03-11: Today’s Pixel Dailies pixel art turned out quite different than I had imagined yesterday. I …

2022-03-10: Pixel art. Can’t hurt to practice portraits. This one is from imagination, because I’ve …

2022-03-10: Pixel art 🚧 Experimenting with walk animation to see if an 16x16 px character is big enough for my …

2022-03-10: Today’s Pixel Dailies pixel art has a 🎂 note. 👾 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-03-09: Today’s Pixel Dailies pixel art was a bit more involved. I took fungus to mean mushroom, and …

2022-03-09: Pixel art 🚧 for today’s Pixel Dailies. For size reference I drew Toad. I also embellished the …

2022-03-08: Tomorrow’s Pixel Dailies pixel art will give Toad some friends. 👾 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-03-08: M1 Ultra 🖥

2022-03-08: Today’s Pixel Dailies pixel art was easy enough to grasp, but how to illustrate it? This was …

2022-03-08: Pixel art 🚧 for Pixel Dailies. I already have a box to put the 🍕 in. 👾😁 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-03-07: Today’s Pixel Dailies prompt I implemented somewhat cartoony. 👾 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-03-07: Pixel art. One thing that needed change desperately was the frame around my 160 x 144 pixels …

2022-03-07: With so many more (88 vs 8) likes than usual, maybe it’s time to update my avatar and put a …

2022-03-06: Pixel art, 64x64px. Combining a guinea pig and the look of its caretaker. 👾 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-03-06: Today’s Pixel Dailies pixel art went to Mars. 👾 🚀🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-03-05: I’m already preparing for tomorrow’s Pixel Dailies pixel art, using photography from …

2022-03-05: Pixel art for Pixel Dailies was relatively quick. It was only 30 x 24 pixels, but also a lot of …

2022-03-05: Today’s Pixel Dailies is a challenge, since it’s such a small canvas. A further …

2022-03-04: Pixel art. Practicing textures in isometric perspective. 👾 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-03-04: Pixel art for Pixel Dailies in isometric perspective. 👾 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-03-03: Pixel art isometric perspective starts to make more sense now. 👾 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-03-03: Today’s Pixel Dailies was a tough one for me. I suppose it’s as tough as you make it, …

2022-03-02: I had to buy a new broom. The previous one was old and broken, after thirty years of service. RIP …

2022-03-02: Today’s Pixel Dailies pixel art took like forever😞 👾 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-03-01: Today’s Pixel Dailies prompt was not easy. My pixel art interpretation of a gathering of …

2022-03-01: Pixel art 🚧 Instead of going for the obvious for video gamers, I’m going for a collection of …

2022-02-28: Pixel art (animated). How things evolve, or maybe put a “d” in front of that verb. 👾 😄 …

2022-02-28: Today’s Pixel Dailies prompt and lack of time made this a relatively quick exercise (2 hours …

2022-02-27: Today’s Pixel Dailies was rather involved as pixel art. I had to be inventive. 👾 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-02-27: Before I can tarnish a beautiful object, I have to draw it in pristine state, roughly 🚧🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-02-27: Gathering ideas for today’s Pixel Dailies prompt. Tarnished is the title of a 1950 American …

2022-02-26: Pixel art for Pixel Dailies. Link grew in size and complexity over the years. Gameboy sized canvas …

2022-02-26: Pixel art 🚧 Not at all representative of the end result. I used the 4-color Gameboy color palette, …

2022-02-25: I’m so excited about tomorrow’s art prompt by Pixel Dailies. 👾🎨

2022-02-25: Pixel art for Pixel Dailies. Some prompts are more challenging, and I guess that’s why this …

2022-02-24: Finished reading: Als doden dromen: Dodenreeks boek 1 by Mel Hartman. Not my cup of tea, I’m sorry …

2022-02-24: Today’s prompt in the Draw Every Day app was “picture.” Pixel art, 256 x 192 …

2022-02-24: Banging out pixel art for Pixel Dailies. 👾 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-02-23: One thing leading to another. Pixel art (160 x 144 pixel). 👾 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-02-23: Pixel art for Pixel Dailies, a bloody ‘bard’s business (160 x 144 pixels). 👾 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-02-23: So Pixel Dailies. A halberd (aka halbard) is a spear on top of an axe, mounted on a long pole, with …

2022-02-22: Pixel art for Pixel Dailies. Okay, it’s possible to create a shape that can be tessellated so, …

2022-02-22: I’m pretty sure this doesn’t qualify. Still, why use such fancy words if you want people …

2022-02-22: Pixel art. It seems visual storytelling is a thing, and it requires constant practice. So setting …

2022-02-21: At least I’m not shooting myself in the foot with this pixel art walk animation. 👾 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-02-21: Pixel art. A first attempt at a living room in top down perspective. 👾 🤭 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-02-20: Pixel art. Some simplified human anatomy to better understand how it works while moving. 👾 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-02-19: Currently reading: Als doden dromen: Dodenreeks boek 1 by Mel Hartman. 📚

2022-02-19: Pixel art. Refinement of an animation I did earlier today. I’m pleased with the result, even …

2022-02-19: It looks like spring in winter. In other news… We had a storm yesterday, Eunice. My little house …

2022-02-19: Quick project, I thought, a pixel art walk cycle. Now it’s 3 hours later, anything but …

2022-02-17: Currently reading: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith 📚Surely, an accurate …

2022-02-16: Pixel art, narcissus. 👾 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-02-15: I got this running injury a few weeks ago, and am clawing my way back to some kind of training …

2022-02-15: Pixel art, for single awareness day (for realz this time). 👾 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-02-14: A pixel art begonia in isometric perspective. Happy Valentines Day, aka (day before) singles …

2022-02-13: Cat and mouse pixel art. 👾 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-02-12: I’m missing an essential insight about character design in isometric perspective, probably …

2022-02-12: Pixel art. I suppose it can only go up from here 😉 — 🖥👨‍🎨🎨👾

2022-02-10: Exploring rotation in isometric perspective. It seems there are rules to make it seem more …

2022-02-08: Writing in isometric perspective; it’s rather tricky with pixel art. 👾 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-02-07: As an empty sheet is perfection for both artist and writer, the only way to win with wordle is not …

2022-02-07: More isometric pixel art practice, a hello-world? It seems so easy, until you implement it. 👾 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-02-07: I constructed my first house in isometric perspective pixel art. It’s rather tedious and error …

2022-02-06: I wonder, do people still write personal letters, pen on paper, longhand, sealed in an envelope? I …

2022-02-06: Pixel art practice. Six basic emotions of the human face. 👾🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-02-05: Pixel art, seasonal affective disorder. 👾🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-02-04: Pixel art based on a sketched idea. 👾🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-02-03: Finished reading: Het Dal Der Beloften (dl.4) by Jean M. Auel 📚 Much more pleasant read than part 2, …

2022-02-03: Today I turned the traced image into a top view. This will enable me to create an isometric …

2022-02-02: I traced architecture in pixel art as a study. I wanted to create an isometric perspective, but …

2022-02-01: Isometric chess horse. 👾🐴♟🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-01-31: Isometric jam session. Pixel art. 👾 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-01-30: Sunday morning pixel art doodles. 👾🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-01-28: I suppose most screens nowadays are 16:9, so perhaps I should use that as well. Pixel art at 320 x …

2022-01-28: Practicing isometric perspective with a rhino. Pixel art 160 x144. 👾🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-01-28: Currently reading: Het Dal Der Beloften (dl.4) by Jean M. Auel 📚

2022-01-28: For isometric perspective pixel art sprites, there are (hardware) restrictions to what can be drawn, …

2022-01-27: It took me more time than I wished to create a rough animation of the same character pose from eight …

2022-01-27: From the AdamCYounis YouTube channel I got some important insights about character design with pixel …

2022-01-26: Today’s pixel art self-prompt was cuteness. 👾 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-01-25: Finished reading: De mammoetjagers (De Aardkinderen) (Dutch Edition) by Jean M. Auel 📚 Definitely …

2022-01-24: Converting a “normal” perspective drawing into an isometric perspective drawing proves …

2022-01-23: Many things are to be considered when drawing pixel art in isometric perspective. I should practice …

2022-01-22: Currently reading: De mammoetjagers (De Aardkinderen) (Dutch Edition) by Jean M. Auel 📚

2022-01-22: I suppose pixel art is best described as an art form where pixel placement matters most. Unlike …

2022-01-21: Finished reading: De Vallei Van De Paarden (de Aardkinderen #2) by 📚 Hmm, not as strong as part 1, …

2022-01-21: Some simplistic pixel art animations I made in the past two days. 👾 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-01-20: Currently reading: De Vallei Van De Paarden (de Aardkinderen #2) by 📚 Liked the first part, …

2022-01-19: Finished reading: De Stam Van De Holenbeer by Jean Auel 📚 I enjoyed listening to this one; my eyes …

2022-01-18: I’m not sure why it takes so long, but I guess that goes with the creative process; it’s …

2022-01-16: Cat walk as 2-frames pixel art animation. Took me long enough. 👾 🖥👨‍🎨🎨 I suppose 3 frames is the …

2022-01-15: I picked one of the pencil sketches and turned it into pixel art, as practice. 👾🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-01-15: Progress on my character design is slow, yet steady. 🎨

2022-01-15: Character design doesn’t come in a flash with me. It always has been a slow process, rather …

2022-01-14: Currently reading: De Stam Van De Holenbeer by Jean Auel 📚

2022-01-14: Finished reading: Nederzettingen by Sanneke van Hassel 📚Niet mijn favoriet ☹️

2022-01-14: Scaling down often means (partially) redrawing a pixel art drawing. 👾👨‍🎨🖥🎨

2022-01-14: Donkey Kong on C64 (VICE on Raspberry Pi OS) 🕹💻👾🦍🗝

2022-01-14: My flatbed scanner isn’t functional anymore, so I had to scan with iOS. After importing the …

2022-01-13: Had problems in Raspberry Pi OS entering special characters. I had to “Google” for them. …

2022-01-13: Was interested in camera equipment for YouTube videos. My budget is < €150. The cheapest I …

2022-01-12: Great Scott, BTTF inspired pixel art, started on Linux GrafX2, completed on iPad Pixaki app. 160x144 …

2022-01-12: I made a 32x32 pixel image with GrafX2 on Linux, imported it via the Secure ShellFish app to my …

2022-01-12: I still see people not wearing masks where they should. By this point I can’t call it ignorance …

2022-01-11: I suppose this is how the sky presents itself in winter. Taken before sunrise, instant photo filter …

2022-01-10: Stylized cat in a hero pose. 👾🖥👨‍🎨🎨🐱 96px²

2022-01-09: I can easily spend 2 hours researching a simple question and not finding any answers. Google search …

2022-01-09: Developing C64 programs with Kick Assembler, VICE and Visual Studio Code on my Raspberry PI 400 😱 …

2022-01-09: 🐱 pixel art 🖥👨‍🎨🎨👾

2022-01-06: I wish y’all a happy 2022! 👾🖥🎨👨‍🎨

2022-01-05: Currently reading: Nederzettingen by Sanneke van Hassel 📚

2022-01-05: Currently reading: De wensdagen by Patricia Wessels 📚

2022-01-05: Ran for the first time this year, after a fortnight break. It wasn’t easy, despite it being “only” 4 …

2022-01-03: Tracing still feels like cheating. Pixel art. 👾 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2022-01-01: I suppose understanding a face is half the (artistic) battle. Pixel art. 👾 🖥👨‍🎨🎨

2021-12-31: 🤔 Good enough for now. I need to be less critical on myself while learning pixel art. 👾 🖥👨‍🎓🎨👨‍🎨

2021-12-31: I guess I don’t like fireworks thrown at my feet, however jolly it may be for others to see my …

2021-12-31: I wonder if it’s worth to continue working on the pixel portrait. 👾🎨

2021-12-29: Another approach for another day. 👾 🎨

2021-12-28: I suppose every obscure famous person (fame is ephemeral) has a fansite. I just draw ‘em in …

2021-12-26: Got my festive covid booster on second Christmas day. Had to travel a bit to get there. Previous …

2021-12-21: Dipping my toe into Khan Academy’s electrical engineering course, slowly though.

2021-12-14: Another “unbreakable” elastic band has snapped. Promoting myself from green to blue.

2021-12-11: I kept (binge-)watching this one Youtuber, so I thought it only fair to support him on Patreon. I …

2021-12-11: Nudging readers to a new blog will be challenging. I can’t force them, and there are only a …

2021-12-09: I’m in that part of my Go language course where things might get confusing. That would be …

2021-12-07: The new premium feature of newsletters by micro.blog seems to be for those who use the blogging …

2021-12-05: I 😊 can has Go on iPad running on Pi 👨‍💻

2021-12-03: This new Go course on Udemy is much better suited for me, at least, so far. The presenter is not …

2021-12-02: I found another Udemy course on the Go programming language. This one was rated high too. Second …

2021-12-01: I bought a course on Udemy on Go, and I regret buying it. It turns out, the author skips a lot of …

2021-11-29: I ran my marathon Sunday November 28 in a cold, somewhat wet, yet blistering (puddles) 3:59:06🥇 It …

2021-11-27: We had some nightly frost where I live in the Netherlands 🥶😄

2021-11-27: www.udemy.com I’ve enrolled in this course on Udemy (with a discount). Seems interesting. …

2021-11-26: Trying to teach myself the Go language. I’m still lacking a pet project to bring me to the …

2021-11-25: Currently reading: Time Riders Collection By Alex Scarrow 9 Books Set Pack (TimeRiders) by Alex …

2021-11-24: I’ve upgraded my Raspberry Pi 4 to the newest OS, 11 Bullseye, and reinstalled the third-party …

2021-11-23: Because I had to wait for mail delivery at an unknown time (no tracking code), I picked today to …

2021-11-22: Finished reading: Echt Zwaar : Hoe De Natuurkunde Met De Zwaartekracht Worstelt by Martijn van …

2021-11-18: I’m seriously contemplating doing explosive power strength training with a personal trainer …

2021-11-10: It’s dark outside.

2021-11-10: Finding out that micro∙blog’s bookshelf is very, very US-centric, to a fault, compared to 90% of the …

2021-11-10: Currently reading: Echt Zwaar : Hoe De Natuurkunde Met De Zwaartekracht Worstelt by Martijn van …

2021-11-09: FEED ME! 🐱

2021-11-08: The only 2022 winter or spring marathon that’s available to me was almost full, so I …

2021-11-07: I thought I found an interesting blog by an ultrarunner, except the last post was by his wife, …

2021-11-03: Since nothing is happening in my life without cause, I guess I’ll have to challenge myself with 100 …

2021-11-03: While only strongly advised ATM, I’m wearing a mask 😷 inside grocery shops again. It will be …

2021-10-31: I suppose I can unsubscribe from Dr Who podcasts now, since one glance at episode 1 of series 13 was …

2021-10-30: I did my third long run in preparation of a marathon on November 28, 2021. A marathon under 4 hours …

2021-10-28: Currently reading: Gulliver’s Travels (Wordsworth Classics) by Jonathan Swift 📚

2021-10-28: Finished reading: Het beste van Bommel / 2 Heer Bommel overtreft zichzelf / druk 1 by 📚 Zeer …

2021-10-26: Making my small town garden winter-ready. Still time to do some planting before December.

2021-10-23: I can see myself doing this exercise weekly. I guess this will be the only one to share, for now, …

2021-10-22: No idea if this will generate a plot for a story, but I’ll try it tomorrow.

2021-10-22: Currently reading: The Complete Sherlock Holmes (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classic Collection) …

2021-10-22: How to write a story… I have no clue. It’s a nice notebook, though. Maybe I need stickers to improve …

2021-10-20: Read an article in my local free newspaper about a recent war movie on Netflix, The Forgotten Battle …

2021-10-20: Did a 10 mile hike along my hometown’s harbor and sluice with its drawbridge. Very industrial and …

2021-10-19: Currently reading: Galileo’s Finger: The Ten Great Ideas of Science by Peter Atkins 📚

2021-10-17: I suppose today will be a show of strength of character, as with a very tired body I’m going …

2021-10-16: I’m doing a kind of dress rehearsal for a marathon, by doing a 32 km long run today, 10 km …

2021-10-15: Chimney with industrial heritage status. I’m sure many oldtimers’ memories will be sparked by the …

2021-10-14: Another shooting in my hometown. Luckily, this time I wasn’t near the incident. I suspect the …

2021-10-13: I’m spotting spots on spots 🐱

2021-10-12: Just back from my yearly flu-shot. Also, two shootings, one only a few hundred meters away. It …

2021-10-12: Wow, Apple iTunes and Juice Receiver as suggested free podcasting apps, back in 2010. Both are kinda …

2021-10-08: There was a ghastly cold fog 2⁴ days past the second equinox 🌫

2021-09-30: Currently reading: Winter-bloei by Jan Hendrik Wolkers 📚

2021-09-30: Prompt list for Inktober 2021 Classic, 31 ink drawings for 31 days. There’s also a Inktober 52 …

2021-09-29: My hometown Bergen op Zoom has a strong relationship with the river Scheldt and its estuary with the …

2021-09-29: Vet visit 🐱 He’s rather well-behaved.

2021-09-26: Is resemblance the same as being related? 🐱

2021-09-25: I believe this lovely 😊 flower is called Policeman’s Helmet in English. I saw it today on my run and …

2021-09-25: As expected, the impossible-to-tear elastic band for strength training tore from me using it for …

2021-09-24: Clearly, not meant for senior citizens, though I am one, at age 61, clearly. Still,💦⛰⛏ 💦 ➡️ 🧱🧱 🤪 …

2021-09-24: Commenting on Strava instead of a thumbs-up takes a lot more time, especially because I want it to …

2021-09-22: This may sound strange, but I bought two pairs of trousers earlier today, and these were the …

2021-09-22: And then I came across this sign that says it wants to help the endangered wild bee 🐝 population by …

2021-09-22: If you pay attention you could see a lot of interesting stuff 😍 along your city walk🚶🏼

2021-09-20: Too bad I can’t seem to find an app or web service to alert me of price drops on Amazon.nl. …

2021-09-20: As per @danielpunkass’s post about 🍞, there’s The Fresh Loaf - A Community of Amateur …

2021-09-15: The YouTube live stream of the launch of Inspiration4 has started.

2021-09-15: Inspiration4 is expected to launch 🚀 later today for a 3-day low Earth orbit stay in space. It’s the …

2021-09-14: Thinking about consumerism… I have no need for new gadgets, so I’ll skip Apple’s …

2021-09-13: Currently reading: Het beste van Bommel / 2 Heer Bommel overtreft zichzelf / druk 1 by 📚

2021-09-11: And then everything broke, SMB, SSH, on my Pi. So I removed all the software, turned off the …

2021-09-11: The official Hugo primer is already way above my pay grade. The intro by Mike Dane is much gentler, …

2021-09-11: I can has Remote Desktop Access to my Pi 🥧 now, with TeamViewer for personal use (free) 🤓 👨‍💻

2021-09-10: According to both my calculated fat percentage and BMI I’m no longer overweight, nor obese: 75 …

2021-09-09: And my dresser is assembled, in around three hours. Very pleased with myself, and the result, of …

2021-09-09: Medieval city prison, at the then city limit, called the “Gevangenpoort", or prisoners’ gate.

2021-09-09: 32 pages for assembling a dresser seems daunting to me, having little experience with turning …

2021-09-06: Went hunting for a dresser with my sister, and I found a bargain which appealed to me. Only problem, …

2021-09-06: 💡When in doubt about a feature on Linux Desktop, try the Windows equivalent. My question was: …

2021-09-05: Web coding in Hugo, while watching a YouTube video on the page generated by the local Hugo server, …

2021-09-04: My Noob experience with web dev, sort of. Using Rasberry Pi 400 for web development – part 1 – So …

2021-09-04: I’m clearly an expert at couching my words 🤣 Tomorrow I’ll start studying web …

2021-09-03: It’s nice to have extra space instead of the stock 16 GiB that comes with the Raspberry Pi …

2021-09-03: Since Linux Desktop has limited support for emoji and no good input method editor (IME) I could …

2021-09-03: Golang 1.11 successfully installed…

2021-09-02: Writing a long form post about my experiences learning how to modify micro∙blog themes… I expect …

2021-09-01: I’m typing this post on my Raspberry Pi 400, using Firefox instead of Chrome. I have no sound, …

2021-09-01: Found this beauty alongside a bike path on my 🏃 Already yesterday, but I forgot to take a picture …

2021-08-31: I already have a monitor for my Raspberry PI4 (will arrive tomorrow). It’s the Full HD …

2021-08-31: Just got hand delivered mail, a letter and a bar of chocolate. Guess what the fate of that bar is? …

2021-08-30: Trying to understand the templating language behind micro∙blog is hurting my brain. I have really no …

2021-08-30: I filed two bug reports in the MB Help forum: Bug report - single quote in Posts search creates …

2021-08-29: Went for a bike ride of 28 km, with at 10 km a brief walk of 5 km in a forest I hadn’t been before. …

2021-08-29: My new avatar for my Dutch running blog, fully 1 implemented as favicon. Many thanks to @sod in MB …

2021-08-29: This article came up from my search: “Why do I want to understand other people?” Nothing …

2021-08-27: The pagoda in the city park of Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands. Each ring represents a century after the …

2021-08-26: Thanks through persistence of the help forum I got my new blog whipped into shape, me kicking and …

2021-08-25: No wonder obesitas is so prevalent in developed countries. My self-prepared lunch was far less …

2021-08-25: Since I failed the tutorial on MB Help to add a favicon to a test site, I thought I need to remedy …

2021-08-24: Not sure if this qualifies as a favicon. It’s 32 x 32 pixels. 👾🎨

2021-08-23: Had to share this one from 2008. Numbers 1, 11, and 111! You don’t get to see that very often …

2021-08-23: I jogged 🏃 around a nearby artificial lake, called Binnenschelde, after the nearby river Scheldt. It …

2021-08-23: 21 percent (> ⅕) of my 593 posts on my Dutch language blog “massaged” into MarkDown …

2021-08-23: Now I know you can’t control much of MB, other than through templates, I need to learn Hugo …

2021-08-22: I asked a question in the MB help forum, getting started, and I’m only getting very technical …

2021-08-22: I had to deal with tabs for the very first time on Mobile Safari in iPadOS 14. It was so confusing …

2021-08-22: Walked 10 km around a nearby village called Halsteren. A lot of farmland, small scale. Also, lovely …

2021-08-21: I was in a good mood when I left home for a long slow distance run. Nothing wrong with being …

2021-08-21: More patience, for my brand new domain name to propagate in the domain name hierarchy. I chose Hover …

2021-08-21: That Drafts Action script to post to micro.blog is super handy. I used it today for the first time …

2021-08-20: Now my MB woes seem to have subsided, after only four days of stressing over my posts not showing up …

2021-08-19: Running in a group of 🏃 🏃‍♀️ between the heather just before sun set.🌳🌅

2021-08-19: 😮 I already did 31 blog posts out of 596 in two days. At five percent, that would mean only 40 days …

2021-08-19: Just posted on help.micro.blog: How can I read in chronological order? Because, you know, sometimes …

2021-08-18: I suppose re-editing 3 out of 592 posts a day of my new MB blog (read: 3-4 hours a day) makes me …

2021-08-17: While the import from Wordpress is very useful, I still need to edit every post (592). First of all, …

2021-08-17: While 🏃 17 km I went underneath my personal honor gate. Well, in my mind, anyway.

2021-08-16: Decided to run urban, because I can 🏃

2021-08-16: I wonder if it’s wrong of me, NOT to show comments on my new blog, a running related diary? I …

2021-08-15: Currently reading: Racing Weight Cookbook: Lean, Light Recipes for Athletes (Racing Weight Series) …

2021-08-15: Listening to audio and watching videos on vi.to about micro.camp, because it was too stuttery live …

2021-08-15: While talent accounts for > 65 % of a 🏃 marathon time, age > 25 %, I can’t influence any …

2021-08-15: ☀️ on 🐱 back 🥰

2021-08-15: It didn’t work. It must be a bug. All the posts deleted in the MB app are still on the server. I’ve …

2021-08-15: In frustration I deleted all my posts on my Dutch language blog. I’m waiting to let the server …

2021-08-14: If you’re seeing my posts appearing on the Timeline, that’s because the Categories …

2021-08-13: Tonight, when micro.camp starts, the prime minister of the Netherlands will inform the public via a …

2021-08-13: I used Skype video once, to see what it’s like. That was 13 years ago. I hated every minute of …

2021-08-13: Starting to get organized with massaging my Dutch language blog from WP into MB. I even made a …

2021-08-13: I’m finding out things that used to work on Wordpress, yet no longer works on Micro.blog. I …

2021-08-12: Good thing I have a year to work on my new Dutch language blog, here on MB. Most of the internal …

2021-08-12: Started a new micro blog today, because the domain name was available. Something went wrong with the …

2021-08-12: Preparing for a marathon on one’s own is quite demanding, especially planning the test races, and …

2021-08-12: I wonder how to change my domain name. I have this .blog domain, which is kinda expensive for a …

2021-08-11: I joined a sponsor run, promising to run 250 km between today and a month from now. There’s …

2021-08-10: Reading 200 pages of a book in two weeks is kinda depressing, especially because I was very …

2021-08-10: Finished reading: Het Geheim van Hardlopen by G. Vroemen, J.C. van Dijk, J.G.W. van Megen 📚🇳🇱

2021-08-10: I’m happy I chose the safe route by limiting my running to solo runs at a slow pace. Of those …

2021-08-09: Early bird has the worm, I suppose. At a leisurely pace of 7:15 min/km (11:40 min/mi) I did a …

2021-08-08: Sitting at a breakfast table with coffee and cocoa calculating what a calorie restricted diet would …

2021-08-07: Last run for this week, 21 km (almost a half marathon distance), slow and easy in 2 h 20 min. I …

2021-08-07: I went from 33 to 31 percent body fat in one week by limiting my diet to one healthy warm meal per …

2021-08-04: I didn’t have to go for a run to see something of beauty 🦋 Still, the run was nice too, in the …

2021-08-04: Turns out that my lean body mass (everything except fat) is 57 kg, while fit male individuals have …

2021-08-03: New resistance band day. It makes weight-free strength exercises somewhat more challenging. Start …

2021-08-02: My morning route has been extended by 30 minutes by 🏃 strength and mobility exercises. Like coach …

2021-08-01: I can see from the graph that body weight and resting heart rate have a relationship. As I lost …

2021-07-31: I’m temporarily back on Strava, just because I’m preparing for a marathon later this year. After …

2021-07-29: Second week running in a group of about 20 athletes of varied levels. This time I was the fastest, …

2021-07-29: Currently reading: Het Geheim van Hardlopen by G. Vroemen, J.C. van Dijk, J.G.W. van Megen 📚🇳🇱

2021-07-28: I totally underestimated my running speed in this LT training session. I thought 10 km was enough, …

2021-07-27: Gardening takes more effort than I expected. Vegetable gardening ten times more, it seems. Removed …

2021-07-27: I did an interval training, 5 series of tempos over 100, 200, 300 and 400 m (interval 100 m, series …

2021-07-25: I suppose I should be proud to be part of the open Web, especially if I’m paying Wordpress …

2021-07-25: I’m seeing so many runners I know personally who stopped blogging 10 years ago when they discovered …

2021-07-25: Google Sites classic is going away, and it offered a conversion to its new version. In my case, it …

2021-07-25: A Howdy notification from Wordpress: These plugins are now up to date: JSON Feed (from version …

2021-07-24: Major 🏃 effort (for me), 23+ km long slow distance run around Air Base Woensdrecht. It was my …

2021-07-24: I accidentally deleted a workout from Garmin Connect (GC). Luckily, it was still on my watch, so I …

2021-07-23: I did 1 series of body core strength exercises (sets) for 🏃 It was so hard! I should work my way up …

2021-07-22: My first time running with a group since 9 months ago. It was as tough as I wanted to make it. Maybe …

2021-07-22: I had an app installed with what I thought were canned mansplaining jokes, which turned out to be …

2021-07-22: Now my Garmin Forerunner 235 watch is reaching its end-of-life, I’m starting to explore its …

2021-07-21: Seeing how much easier it feels to train consistently at 60 km/week (37 mpw) 🏃 compared to a few …

2021-07-20: Today I’m fully vaccinated against COVID-19. I need to remain careful, but at least I’ve reduced the …

2021-07-19: On the Straight and Narrow 🏃 (and so 🐌 ssllloooowww). It certainly isn’t Strava-worthy (read: …

2021-07-19: Solar powered 🐱

2021-07-19: Back of the envelope calculation. A €200 Kobo ereader and 3 years of Kobo plus subscription …

2021-07-17: This time not a run-walk-run, but a genuine long slow distance run of almost half marathon length. …

2021-07-16: Play, paw, purr 🐱

2021-07-15: A 🏃🚶🏃 of 17 km. I was quite stiff in my hip muscles afterwards, so I did some extra exercises to …

2021-07-13: This morning’s 🏃 in photos instead of stats.

2021-07-12: Some neighborhoods are really into recycling, even to a fault ♻️

2021-07-11: Listened to Ep. 1: Prewriting — Nonfiction Podcast by University of Victoria Writing faculty members …

2021-07-11: It seems Duolingo is the “Facebook of language apps.” Yes, you can use it without monetary exchange, …

2021-07-11: I started using Duolingo. I’m not sure if I can keep up, since it’s rather intense with …

2021-07-10: I’ve given up on my local Dutch library and lending 📚 online. It’s just too depressing. …

2021-07-10: 🏃 19 km run-walk-run in 2¼ hours. That long straight cobblestone road was mind numbing, but I did …

2021-07-10: So many hurdles for reading e-📚 through my local library. After buying a €160 e-reader (not Kindle, …

2021-07-09: I find it difficult to switch between sketching, drawing and mosaic art (pixel art). They all ask …

2021-07-09: Removed around 30 l of trash heap left behind by previous renters. I already removed 500 l of trash …

2021-07-08: Listening to this week’s atp.fm 🎙a whopping 2 hours 22 minutes 9 seconds ⏳

2021-07-08: Two months ago I needed two full days to recover from my 💉 Now barely a full day, though I felt more …

2021-07-08: I’ve started using Day One (Classic) again to get myself to meet my personal goals. I can have …

2021-07-07: I had no idea there’s such a thing as creative non-fiction, IOW, fact-based storytelling with …

2021-07-07: Another “home invasion.” This time by carpenters, to repair the damage done by the roof workers. 🏠

2021-07-06: Only two weeks before I’m fully 💉 vaccinated, though I expect a Pfizer “booster” later this year if …

2021-07-06: 🏃 10 times 200 m, with 200 m recovery as intervals. Afterwards, I saw my ♡ drop to 45 bpm. Must be …

2021-07-06: I’ve run over a year with my current 🏃 shoes, obliterating the 1000 km limit I set for it, …

2021-07-06: If I understood correctly, we can expect booster vaccines for the last quarter of 2021 to update our …

2021-07-06: If love for something turns into disgust or hatred, isn’t that a clear sign you haven’t …

2021-07-04: I did my longest RWR 🏃 since a long time, and part of it on new (to me) terrain. Of course, I got …

2021-07-04: Reading the Command Line Interface Guidelines 👨‍💻 Yet with its creaky, decades-old constraints and …

2021-07-03: It’s probably smart to check with superior 📊 if one isn’t sure if one is really tired or …

2021-07-01: My house has been invaded by two groups of workers at the same time. 🏠

2021-06-30: If I exclude walk breaks, I ran on average 6:24 min/km. 10 kph now seems almost doable for a 15 km 🏃 …

2021-06-29: Time for my weekly interval 🏃 training. This time 10 times 200 m (200 m recovery), at an average …

2021-06-29: This time next week I will receive my second vaccine injection against SARS-CoV-2, supposedly …

2021-06-29: Cities Are Not Loud: Cars Are Loud, and Places Without Cars Are Quiet - YouTube I need to visit …

2021-06-28: What We’ve Built Is a Computational Language (and That’s Very Important!)—Stephen Wolfram Writings …

2021-06-28: Today’s 🏃 was relatively long, 15 km. As part of it, I did 9 times (900 m 🏃: 100 m🚶), which an …

2021-06-26: It seems my cautious approach to 🏃 is starting to 🐻 🍎 Not only could I run 9 km in 62 minutes, I …

2021-06-25: I suppose my cats keep me sane. They don’t take any human BS, and they reflect my behavior towards …

2021-06-25: I forgot to post about yesterday, when I 🏃 the full 15 km without walk breaks. This was a while ago. …

2021-06-24: Python vs Swift Unlike many languages, Swift behaves like Maths, passing objects as values instead …

2021-06-23: And here’s my 24 x 24 pixel art IRL (6 cm x 6 cm, 4 mm² per pixel mosaic brick). 👾 🏠🎨

2021-06-23: Here’s a concept of how a piece of pixel art could brighten up a boring bathroom door. The …

2021-06-22: I have given blood to Mother Earth (I fell) while running. When I started I already felt unsteady, …

2021-06-21: Couldn’t find a 32 x 32 baseplate for pixel art with beads, but I did find a 24 x 24 …

2021-06-21: Wanted a decoration for my bathroom door, but the only things I could find was either from a sketchy …

2021-06-21: Pursuit of happiness seems best with as little material possession as possible. It forces you to ask …

2021-06-19: Lots of day trippers on the road this morning, trying to reach the coast, 70 kms from where I live, …

2021-06-19: When I see people writing on their blog “iPad this, iPad that… on iPadOS 15 beta” it …

2021-06-19: While seeing almost no visitors per day on my self-hosted blog, I have to remind myself its purpose. …

2021-06-17: Data Serialization — The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Python Always handy to know if you have rolled …

2021-06-17: Nature seemed a bit out of control, but luckily enough people had gone over this path that I could …

2021-06-16: Pass 1 of a 2-pass assembler in Pythonista 3 seems to work for a 256 times 8-bit word memory. I …

2021-06-15: While reading all about how “modern” computers do all kinds of tricks to load executable …

2021-06-13: Finding academic books and articles electronically is quite a hassle. Some sites want you to pay for …

2021-06-13: Currently reading: Assemblers, compilers, and program translation (Computer software engineering …

2021-06-13: New profile picture. 🎨 64 x 64 px, 3 colors. 👾

2021-06-13: I see people claiming that, being fully vaccinated, the pandemic is over. The WHO declared the …

2021-06-13: Watching PDP-11 Assembly Lesson 3 - Conditions, branches and loops - YouTube to learn about how to …

2021-06-13: Clearly, 🐱‍💻 ≠ 👨‍💻! If it were true, 🐈‍⬛ would rule the 🌎. Or maybe they already do, and we just …

2021-06-13: Before I write a basic assembler in Pythonista 3, I should be able to process a source file and …

2021-06-12: I think I should implement this one-pass and two-pass assembler in Pythonista 3 on iPad. The project …

2021-06-11: I’m happy with my tiny town garden. When I came here, the previous renter had left it in a poor …

2021-06-11: Writing a print file extension in Pythonista 3 seemed so easy… I had to learn a few new things, so, …

2021-06-11: 🏠 Someone had painted the wooden door frame of my bathroom with wall paint 🤪 So it needs two layers …

2021-06-10: Today’s 🏃🚶🏼🏃 (900 m : 100 m) went surprisingly easy. Also special was that at some point there was …

2021-06-10: Went shopping for 🏠 improvement. Some paint and primer, degreaser, lacquer roller and brush, tape, …

2021-06-09: I thought my body deserved an interval training for my 🏃 It’s an acquired taste, I believe. I …

2021-06-09: Someone in my hometown using a Mac (or a hacked Mac, overtaken by a criminal elsewhere), guessed my …

2021-06-09: I wonder if 📚 lovers are prepared to goes as far as Ray Bradburry’s Fahrenheit 451, in which …

2021-06-08: My cats have been quite behaved today, despite I had to catch them earlier than usual, because …

2021-06-08: The roof workers are done for today. They left a mess from removing the cantilever window. They’ll …

2021-06-08: Renovation 🏠 Tiles on back roof removed, including the cantilever window. It’s a mess inside, so …

2021-06-07: 🏃 with 23℃ in the shade was a challenge, so I did, again, 🏃🚶🏼🏃 9 km (900 m : 100 m). It was very …

2021-06-07: Day one of my home 🏠 improvement project started with a visit per Dutch city bike 🚲 to a local home …

2021-06-06: It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon, and nice to be outside, though it was more crowded than usual …

2021-06-06: Currently reading: Programming the 65816: Including the 6502, 65C02, and 65802 by David Eyes 📚 👨‍💻

2021-06-06: Question to the community… A responsible and accountable person doesn’t measure their wealth …

2021-06-05: I made a very basic and working 1-pass cross-assembler in Pythonista. It was more of a proof of …

2021-06-04: Currently reading: On Writing Well, 25th Anniversary: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by …

2021-06-04: Today’s 🏃 was easy run-walk-run. It was raining slightly, but still warm, which made the heat …

2021-06-04: Currently reading: Assemblers and Loaders (Ellis Horwood Series in Computers & Their …

2021-06-04: I wondered about how to build (in Python) a linked list of tagged items, and how to print its tagged …

2021-06-03: Today’s 🏃 was an easy walk-run-walk (800 m 🏃 200 m🚶🏼) of 9 km. Ran 7.2 km in 48:20 min (6:43 …

2021-06-03: Learning about iOS’s sandbox limitations. Pythonista has full access to its own private …

2021-06-02: To bring variety in my 🏃 training, today I did an interval training. It was hot, 28℃ (82℉) in the …

2021-06-02: Now it’s two weeks after my first 💉 I thought it safe enough to do some masked shopping (no …

2021-06-02: I had to make a peace offering when locking away my 🐱 darlings for their safety (renovation going …

2021-06-02: I guess I need superior knowledge, not reinvent the wheel. For creating a proper assembler, I need …

2021-06-01: I find it empowering that one can build somehing useful inside a computer. What I do, I don’t …

2021-05-31: Wow, such a slow 🏃 At times my imaginary self could’ve pass me by power walking. Ah well, another …

2021-05-31: It’s a bit sad to see my two 🐈‍⬛ darlings locked up in a cage, but it’s for the best. My house is …

2021-05-31: Still two days to go before I’m partially protected against COVID-19. According to the Dutch CDC …

2021-05-31: Continuing my 65c02 assembler project in Python 3, with defining “the rules.” Without …

2021-05-30: My 🏃 was so terribly slow. I blame it on the sudden rise in outside temperature. Nature was …

2021-05-30: Now I’m (seemingly) successfully able to filter syntax elements into their own tagged bins, …

2021-05-29: I have no idea what the best method is to approach an assembler, specifically for the 65c02 CPU. So …

2021-05-28: I can’t but except it 乁໒( ͒ ⌂ ͒ )७ㄏ 🏃

2021-05-27: So, version 0.1 of my Python 🐍 65c02 assembler is ✅ I’m sure there are still bugs, but it …

2021-05-27: 😃I’m getting closer with my 65c02 assembler in Python. I ripped out the mnemonics processing, …

2021-05-27: I haven’t been at my local T+F club since October 2020, while I still pay membership dues. …

2021-05-26: I had an off day 🏃 Counter 9-in-60 back to zero, because I needed more than an hour to run 9 km. …

2021-05-26: Okay, it’s still very clunky, but I can (sorta) write in assembler, type the hexcode in HexIt …

2021-05-26: While awaiting the glaziers for replacing some windows, I’ve made progress with my 65c02 …

2021-05-26: My house is being renovated, so I had to lock up my kitties for their safety. They do not like it… a …

2021-05-25: I had some great progress on my Python 65c02 assembler project. I have all opcodes tested and can …

2021-05-25: As seen on Youtube. If a piece of media isn’t enclosed in an RSS feed, don’t call it a …

2021-05-24: I 🏃 my 9-in-60 2/5 in rain, hail and thunder. Luckily, it wasn’t raining 🐸 or I’d expected the end …

2021-05-24: Getting closer, inch-by-inch, to processing 65c02 instructions in Python… 👨‍💻

2021-05-23: I discovered a superpower, yield in Python 😲 awesome! 👨‍💻

2021-05-23: I want to 🏃 more distance in an hour, or IOW, faster. I should be able to do 5 consecutive easy runs …

2021-05-23: In other news, Textastic, a great code editor on iOS, stopped working when I updated my iPad to …

2021-05-23: 🤩 this website made me reconsider how to construct my 65c02 cross assembler. I guess I need to whip …

2021-05-22: I’ve heard Mur Lafferty claim on the I Should Be Writing podcast that she often likes the idea …

2021-05-22: I simplified and extended my Python 65c02 assembler. It now checks the source code for valid opcodes …

2021-05-22: There’s a lump in my tablecloth. I hope it isn’t the C-word 🐈‍⬛ 😂

2021-05-22: My first 🏃 after being vaccinated 💉 with AstraZeneca. I had a head wind in the first half. On my way …

2021-05-21: I’m sure there are much easier ways to find the possible addressing modes of the 65c02 cpu. …

2021-05-21: The AstraZeneca vaccine certainly has side-effects, though mild in most cases. In my case these are …

2021-05-20: I had to shop for some heavy 🐈‍⬛ stuff, and without a car, a Dutch bike is a good alternative 🚲 My …

2021-05-19: Okay, I can has implied, immediate, (indirect), (absolute indirect) addressing modes in this Python …

2021-05-19: And… 💉 I had to wait 15 minutes afterwards to be sure I didn’t get an averse reaction. Next one will …

2021-05-19: Early bird catches the worm, so to speak. Today’s 🏃 was easy enough and I felt good, despite too …

2021-05-18: Xena Xantippes. Pixel art 🎨 160x144px, 12 colors. For r/SketchDaily, theme: “Xena xeroxes xenarthra …

2021-05-18: Instead of futzing around with Python, I decided to create a two-pass assembler, and wrote a version …

2021-05-18: Tomorrow I’ll get my first ever COVID-19 vaccination, so I want to remain as fit as possible. …

2021-05-17: Worrywart. Pixel art 🎨 160x144px, 10 colors. For r/SketchDaily, theme: “Worried woman wrestles with …

2021-05-17: With 12 ℃ it was a bit chilly at first, but nice after a few minutes of 🏃 I went a slightly …

2021-05-16: Computer science is giving me headaches. Reflection and regular expressions. Argh! I could just as …

2021-05-16: Ve nice bye nite. Pixel art 🎨 160x144px, 7 colors. For r/SketchDaily, theme: “Vacationing vampire …

2021-05-16: Writing my own 65c02 assembler in Python on the iPad, because I can ♥︎ 👨‍💻

2021-05-16: After a (needed and deserved) rest day I ran again 9 km. While the highway was rather busy, where I …

2021-05-15: I drew this many many years ago, and it still cracks me up.

2021-05-15: Savvy with balloons. Pixel art, 160x144px, 7 colors. 🎨 For r/SketchDaily, theme: “Upset urial …

2021-05-14: .·´¯^(>▂<)^´¯·. Pixel art Gameboy (160x144px, 4 colors) 🎨 For r/SketchDaily, theme: “Timid …

2021-05-14: I did a run-walk-run of 20 km, 16 km 🏃 and 4 km🚶🏼Afterwards I had to stretch to relieve the muscle …

2021-05-14: I see people leave Facebook, WhatsApp, and similar because they hate they idea of being tracked. …

2021-05-13: Binge watching season 4, final apparently, of Castlevania on Netflix. It came out here today.

2021-05-13: Peanuts winter wonderland. Pixel art, Gameboy (160x144px, 4 colors) 🎨 For r/SketchDaily, theme: …

2021-05-12: Round robin ruffle. Pixel art 🎨 Gameboy, 160x144px, 4 colors. For r/SketchDaily, theme: …

2021-05-12: Two things I know little to nothing about, religion and rap. Or is that latter one wrap? Who’s …

2021-05-12: I could feel this was the 5th4th consecutive day of 🏃 This is when some need motivation to continue. …

2021-05-12: If I breathe air, which I do, does that imply I’m an “air enthusiast”? If I create …

2021-05-11: They found the critter themselves. I suspect it has some kind of self-defense, like a strange smell …

2021-05-11: Quail Quilting Quorum 🐦 🖌 Gameboy pixel art (160x144px, 4 colors) For r/SketchDaily, theme: …

2021-05-11: With 17 ℃ it was a bit tougher to 🏃 coming from Winter temperatures. Still, I somehow managed to run …

2021-05-10: I’m rewatching Star Trek Discovery 📺 on Netflix, outside the US. Skipping season 1 and FF …

2021-05-10: Da-da-da-daaah! 🐼 🎹 Gameboy pixel art 📺 160x144 🎨 4 colors. For r/SketchDaily, theme: “Pleasantly …

2021-05-10: Today’s 🏃 contained slaloming 🐌 🐌 a dilapidated fortress guarded by lots of geese in the court, and …

2021-05-09: Herding Ocelots. Gameboy Pixel art 📺 160x144 🎨 4 colors For r/SketchDaily, theme: “Overwhelmed owl …

2021-05-09: With 16 ℃ it actually feels like Spring and lovely weather for 🏃 I saw some with Winter coat walking …

2021-05-09: The Covid-19 vaccination is strictly regulated here in the Netherlands—no surprise there. …

2021-05-08: Presumed prehistoric pixelated picture 📺 160x144 🎨 10 colors. For r/SketchDaily, theme: “Nattering …

2021-05-08: In other news, it appears I joined Twitter 12 years ago, on 8 May 2009. Back then, I could’ve picked …

2021-05-08: I can see irony in people leaving Hey e-mail, while maintaining their Prime subscriptions. Amazon …

2021-05-07: I wonder if I’ve read a book, should I be proselytizing it to new readers, or just enjoy the …

2021-05-07: One would expect that having done several long runs recently would give me good results, but alas, …

2021-05-07: And done! Gameboy pixel art 📺 160x144 🎨 4 colors. 👾 For r/SketchDaily, theme: “Merry mongoose …

2021-05-06: Lemming launcher? 📺 160x144 🎨 6 colors. For r/SketchDaily, theme: “Loathsome lemur laughs, …

2021-05-05: Sun bather 🐈

2021-05-05: Koala knight and pirate kakapo. 📺 160x144px 🎨 18 colors. For r/SketchDaily, theme: “Knightly …

2021-05-05: After a rest day I had problems keeping my pace steady. I suppose the gusts of wind had something to …

2021-05-05: ASCII art for May 5, 2021 I tried this iOS app called ASCII Art, made by a high-schooler. It works surprisingly well for a …

2021-05-04: Reddit seems down.

2021-05-04: ascii art ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢀⣤⣄⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢀⣴⣿⣿⣿⠆⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢀⣴⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ …

2021-05-04: Here’s my current podcast list, in alphabetical order of title. I used Overcast, Apple Notes, …

2021-05-04: I’m already seeing vaccinated people not wearing masks (e.g. in shops). Kids can’t be …

2021-05-04: Jackal joyriding. Pixel art. 📺 160x144px, 🎨 18 colors. For r/SketchDaily, theme: “Jittery jackal …

2021-05-03: It isn’t fast, though faster than what I’ve done recently. I guess one good run isn’t enough, but I …

2021-05-03: Crazy Conspiracy Concept. Pixel art 📺 160x144px 🎨 19 colors. For r/SketchDaily, theme: “Injured …

2021-05-02: Ancient Greece themed harpies 🦅🧚‍♀️ and hamsters 🐹 Pixel art, Gameboy compatible (📺160x144px 🎨4 …

2021-05-02: Sunday run day 🏃 was so true, so I had to pick a more boring route than usual to avoid other …

2021-05-02: Today’s theme on the Sketch Daily subreddit and the reference photos I’ll be using on a …

2021-05-01: Recycling goblin. Pixel art, 🎨 Sweetie-16, 160x144px, 13 colors. For r/SketchDaily, theme: …

2021-05-01: Rich Uncle Pennybags. Pixel art 🎨 Sweetie-16, 160x144px, 7 colors. For r/SketchDaily, theme: …

2021-04-30: I was fed up with cheaters in the Sketch a Day app, so I’ll break my 65-day streak tomorrow.

2021-04-30: 9 km 🏃 in an hour, sorta. I met this man who, judging from how frequent we meet, seems to walk daily …

2021-04-30: Chapter 3 of On Writing Well deals with clutter in one’s text. I’m more of a …

2021-04-29: Too cute for words 🥰 🐈

2021-04-29: I suppose now I’m writing every day (several times a day, really), reading the book On Writing …

2021-04-29: 9.1 km 🏃 in 65 minutes. Was enjoyable and needed, because they started with major renovation of the …

2021-04-29: I wondered why some of the art on Sketch a Day looks so polished. One artist linked to two artworks …

2021-04-29: Quick and dirty (unedited) self-portrait, based on a rapid 2-minutes pencil sketch. Pixel 🎨 Gameboy …

2021-04-28: The little shop of horrors (1960). Pixel 🎨 Gameboy (160x144px, 4 colors). For the Sketch a Day app, …

2021-04-28: After having it given some more thought, the idea of possibly leaving micro.blog and stopping …

2021-04-28: Second consecutive day 🏃 9 km in 62 minutes. I even had a walk break of 500 m. I certainly was less …

2021-04-28: I guess I’m a bit rusty…

2021-04-27: 15 km per day proved to be too hard, so after a proper recovery I aimed lower, 9 km per day? 🏃

2021-04-27: GET TO DA CHOPPA! Pixel 🎨 Gameboy (160x144px, 4 colors). For the Sketch a Day app, prompt …

2021-04-26: So before getting into the weeds too much, I should reconsider micro.blog. Is it worth the money? …

2021-04-26: Cobra Bubbles from the Lilo and Stitch movie. Pixel 🎨 160x144px, 12 colors. For the Sketch a Day …

2021-04-25: 🎧 MuppeTrek, a podcast (mostly) covering an episode of the Muppet Show and of Star Trek TOS.

2021-04-25: Lavender Castle - Supernova. Short SF puppet episode by Gerry Anderson. Most memorable for 2021: …

2021-04-25: Karaoke in the desert. Pixel 🎨 160x144px, 8 colors. For the Sketch a Day app, prompt “karaoke.”

2021-04-24: Sun bather.

2021-04-24: It’s pollen season. Pixel 🎨 160x144, 6 colors. For the Sketch a Day app, prompt …

2021-04-23: 🎧 The Incompetable 563: When Harry Met Sally (With Monsters)

2021-04-23: SF ray. Gameboy pixel 🎨 160x144px, 4 colors. For the Sketch a Day app, prompt “ray.”

2021-04-23: I even received a compliment during today’s 15 km run in 109 minutes.

2021-04-23: Trying to understand game development using Pythonista on my iPad. It isn’t my first attempt …

2021-04-22: Commodore 64 multicolor pixel 🎨 drawing, 320x200px, 12 colors. For the Sketch a Day app, prompt …

2021-04-21: A factory of factories of factories of factories. Pixel 🎨 160x144px, 11 colors. For the Sketch a Day …

2021-04-20: Pixel 🎨 160x144px, 9 colors. For the Sketch a Day app, prompt “cereal.”

2021-04-20: Seen while 🏃

2021-04-19: Future tribe. Pixel 🎨 160x144 px, 16 colors For the Sketch a Day app, prompt tribe.

2021-04-18: A more painterly approach with pixel 🎨. 160x144px, 14 colors. For the Sketch a Day app, prompt …

2021-04-18: First and hopefully not last 15 km 🏃 I wasn’t actually fast (1:45 hrs) and extremely tired …

2021-04-17: Tomorrow I’ll try to reach my daily distance goal of 🏃 15 km per day, and keep it there while …

2021-04-16: Shoo, git, scram…ble. Or s’mthing 🤷 For the Sketch a Day app, prompt scramble. Pixel 🎨 …

2021-04-16: 🏃 13 km in slightly less than 90 minutes. I tried a different route, hoping it was longer. Alas, …

2021-04-16: Bride of Frankenstein minute 67: It’s coming up, overcast.fm/+OcDput0J… Like a flower, …

2021-04-16: It is kind of frustrating that a blogpost, read in less than five minutes, takes many hours to …

2021-04-15: I get that people get excited over vaccinations. However, it’s not a cure, and doesn’t protect 100%. …

2021-04-15: Mechanics keep our world working. For the Sketch a Day app, prompt mechanic. Pixel 🎨 64x64px, 11 …

2021-04-15: Another consecutive 🏃 day. After yestday’s “speed” I had to moderate today’s …

2021-04-14: The prompt for the Sketch a Day app was exam. My experiences with exams are generally negative, …

2021-04-14: I went for a run, and today I ran almost 1.5 km farther in 75 minutes than yesterday. Still not in …

2021-04-13: Go glove, GO! Drawn for the Sketch a Day app, pixel 🎨 64x64px, 11 colors.

2021-04-12: Alternative parking road sign. Pixel art, 64x64px, 10 colors. For the Sketch a Day app, prompt …

2021-04-12: I went for a 🏃‍♂️ It went much better than yesterday, when I kept hitting my maximum ♥️ heart rate, …

2021-04-12: So, now it’s up to studying the craft of developing apps on the web. I suppose it will be …

2021-04-12: How to build a game with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript - LogRocket Blog I used this to test if my own …

2021-04-12: I have this managed shared account for which I pay 36 euros per year. I should use that to learn how …

2021-04-11: A counting Count Von Count. Pixel 🎨 sprites are 48x48px, 4 colors.

2021-04-11: Pixel 🎨 64x64px, 4 colors. Drawn for the Sketch a Day app, prompt “loud.” …

2021-04-11: Creating pixel art made me think of my own game, to keep it more focussed. Since I don’t own a …

2021-04-10: There used to be a term for maxing out the number of characters in a Tweet, but sadly I’ve …

2021-04-10: Today’s Pixel Dailies theme was “Gate.” Pixel 🎨 160x90px, 10 colors.

2021-04-09: One of my favorite podcasts. Captain Scarlet, Thunderbirds, etc. Spell it out in lead? Ooh! …

2021-04-09: Today’s theme for Pixel Dailies was “whirlpool.” Pixel 🎨 64x64px, 5 colors.

2021-04-09: Drafts I’ve downloaded the free version of Drafts as an alternative to Apple Notes for my …

2021-04-09: I use HEX Editor by aZeR DiLLs basically for two things: replace Window returns (hex 0D0A) by MacOS …

2021-04-09: For the Sketch a Day app. The concept “sharp” as pixel art, 32x32px, 7 colors. 👾 🎨

2021-04-08: A man rag of reserve. Pixel art 32x32px, 11 colors. 🎨 For the Sketch a Day app. 👾

2021-04-07: I love 1950’s SF movies and their low budget look. This pixel 🎨 was prompted by today’s …

2021-04-07: Spongebob Squarepants inspired pixel 🎨 240x160px, 14 colors. Drawn for the Sketch a Day app. …

2021-04-07: This pixel 🎨 WIP shows that it pays to work a little longer at a piece before taking a break. After …

2021-04-06: Today’s theme for Pixel Dailies was punchcard. This is a still frame of an animated GIF, …

2021-04-06: I’ve gone with the unconfirmed etymology of the word, mountain valley village. Drawn for the Sketch …

2021-04-06: It snowed last night… It will be molten in a few hours, since it’s above freezing. 🏠

2021-04-06: When I really, really want to make something awesome, I need strip down an idea to its essentials, …

2021-04-05: I had to look up today’s Pixel Dailies theme “Super Boss.” After going through a …

2021-04-05: If you’re not on the floor, squirming in laughter, I can totally understand. I now appreciate …

2021-04-05: Not sure if this qualifies, but it’s a drawing. Drawn for the Sketch a Day app. Today’s …

2021-04-04: Today’s Pixel Dailies theme was box art. How quaint, like LP’s and land lines, so …

2021-04-04: I needed that earlier bread bun for what I actually wanted to draw, a bunny made of bun, just for …

2021-04-04: I made this isometric perspective bun for PixelJoint, 64x64px, 5 colors. pixel 🎨

2021-04-03: On my reading list now. Gamasutra - The Aesthetics of Game Art and Game Design

2021-04-03: A delicate balance indeed! Pixel 🎨 20 colors. For the Sketch a Day app. Today’s prompt was …

2021-04-02: My contributions for PixelJoint are often more considered, since it is a community of such excellent …

2021-04-02: Today’s Pixel Dailies theme was cobblestone, and I cobbled it together in isometric …

2021-04-02: Fresh from the isometric digital pixel 🎨 oven… Drawn, reluctantly (since my art is allowed …

2021-04-01: Another one for April Fools Day, a Carrot Kar, they are terrible to drive in, and are generally …

2021-04-01: It isn’t really cross-stitched, but I came close (enough) to the real thing by some photo …

2021-04-01: I couldn’t settle on a color palette, so I didn’t. Happy April Fools! Drawn for the …

2021-03-31: It took me much longer than expected, but the result was worth it. Ministeck board 80 x 96 holes. …

2021-03-31: When I bought this sleep-couch last Friday, the salesperson said she had assembled it herself, NP. …

2021-03-31: That’s some hairdo! 🎨 Drawn for the Sketch a Day app, today’s prompt majestic.

2021-03-29: Today’s Pixel Dailies theme was Daffodils. I added a unicorn called Daffodil. 👾🎨

2021-03-29: For the Sketch-a-Day app, prompt fox. Pixel 🎨 32x32, 10 colors.

2021-03-28: Today’s Pixel Dailies theme was CardGame, restriction 5 colors max. Pixel 🎨 64x64, 5 colors.

2021-03-28: DDC 2308, pixel 🎨 64x64, 4 colors. Last one on FB, alas. IG was already off my list a few days ago. …

2021-03-27: April 1 is approaching quickly. It’s then that I want to abandon (not quit) Facebook/Instagram …

2021-03-27: For the Sketch-a-Day app, pixel 🎨 32x32, 2 colors. The prompt was fast.

2021-03-26: Today’s theme of Pixel Dailies was sea plane 🎨

2021-03-26: Pixel art, 32 x 32, 2 colors, inspired by 1984 Mac OS icons. For Sketch-a-Day app, prompt …

2021-03-26: DDC 2306. Pixel art, 16x16, 2 colors. Inspired by the very first pixel artist, Susan Kare, designer …

2021-03-26: I wondered if I can publish from Apple Notes to micro.blog without too much fuss? And can I add a …

2021-03-25: DDC 2305, pixel art, 64 x 64 pixels, 13 colors. 👾🎨

2021-03-25: Pixel art, 160 x 90 pixels, 8 colors. Abstract arabic scribblings on a crab. 👾🎨

2021-03-25: Was at the pet shop this morning and it was eerily quiet. Normally there are at least a few cars …

2021-03-25: I bit the bullet and paid for a month of micro.blogging goodness. Hope to meet some new people here.