29th June: Veterans day

It's veterans day today ! nice to see this happening. They even are showing short commercials on TV. Here is the site: http://www.veteranendag.nl/

New photos of our 2.5 year old sweetie pie

Hannah is growing fast. She picks up a few new words (Dutch and English) everyday. A real parrot.
I've uploaded some photos. Here are a few thumbnails:

Made some photos of the resistor bank

See this page for some more info and links to the photos. The "Nederlandsche Optiek- en Instrumentenfabriek, Dr. C.E. Bleeker" is quite an interesting company.

After some configuration sending mail works again

Everything worked smoothly on the new network of onsneteindhoven.nl except sending mail. Receiving was not a problem. My guess is that all outgoing mail on port 25 (SMTP) is blocked except to the mail server of onsnet.nl
After some googling I found a few sites with instructions for using the onsnet.nl mail server as a relay using sendmail. It was relatively painless. Approx. 2 hours to get everything working. Best thing is that everything works just as it did with the xs4all network.

koorneef.net on glass fibre !

I hooked bsd1.koorneef.net up to the new glass fibre network of onsneteindhoven.nl

Wow ! with a fast internet connection you can really see the difference in speed: 10Mb is no joke. The only disadvantage is that they use DHCP, hopefully my IP address doesn't change too much. Ah well, I can always use the dynamic dns option from easydns.com An unix client is available. No worries !

Arrived safely in Eindhoven

We just arrived tired but safely in Eindhoven. We collected all suitcases without problems. Almost no traffic jams on the way back. Hannah slept half the way to Amsterdam, she also slept in the taxi to our home and she is still sleeping now. Just now we have to wake her up to get her adjusted a bit to the local time here.

Both grandmothers are here now. Anxiously waiting for Hannah to wake up. My mom opened the door, she cleaned the house, bought groceries etc. That's really great, to come into your home all ready and clean.

Our luggage checked in, waiting at PIT airport

We checked in all our suitcase, hopefully we'll see them again in Amsterdam tomorrow morning. Everything went well this far, the thunderclouds have gone (we heard that it was total chaos this morning due to the weather).

Alleys and Peter went with us to the airport, they picked up their rental car. They helped us out a lot with checking in. Thanks again !

Ahh, free wireless internet, more airports should do that. Notably DTW and AMS ! it such a great service !

Franny is checking out the stores and Hannah is pulling one of our bags, very funny to watch. See you all in the good ol' Netherlands.

New photo's of our Pittsburgh adventure

I've uploaded some more photo's of the Red Team and ourselves.

See here for the Red Team photo's. For the gimbal development photo's click here.

We made some trips to eg. the Zoo, Natural History Museum and even as far as New York, click here for the photo's !

New: photo's of our come-togethers with my Philips collegues.


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