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House log - A first checklist

September 30, 2019Category: House
With the process of building the house, I've also built a checklist of items I needed to have. Here it is: Family Label Description Cash Bank Unless you're rich or a very good saver, this is where your money comes from. Assets Weigh your assets (cash, savings...) well before going to the bank…

House log - A Checklist for Smart House

September 30, 2019Category: House
With the process of building the house, I'm building the list of smart house items: Family Label Description House Communication There are many smart house systems, wired (KNX, DALI, DMX) and wireless (ZigBee, Z-Wave, WiFi). Each has advantages and disadvantages. Smarts There are many systems that…

Filter Out Folders in Outlook 2016

September 13, 2019Categories: Tools, Tutorial
Today I finally caved: I got tired of having bug reports showing up in my searches in Outlook. I looked around and found a relatively simple way to do it. Steps Open Outlook Select the Inbox folder Click on the View > Change View Select Manage Views Click New to create a new view and…

Use Shared Variables with Cypress in Typescript

September 11, 2019Categories: Software, Tutorial
This week I started adding Cypress testing to my blog (with some surprises too!). I insisted to use typescript with Cypress and my code looks now like this: This is fine and it works. Thing is that I have the text 'Laur IVAN|PRO" defined in another file and the site is getting it from that file…

My blog is almost ready... again

August 5, 2019Category: Blog
My blog is almost ready again. At the moment of writing this, most important missing bits are: SEO Ads at the bottom of the page (same as the old blog) Migrated posts I will have a number of entries showing up what issues I have hit along the way: Gatsby Theming MDX

Gatsby and MDX

August 4, 2019Category: Blog
MDX is an interesting concept, in the sense that you can have access to react components from within makrdown text. I think this becomes interesting when you have thinks like polls or comments (although you'd probably use disqus ) Plugins I started using gatsby-mdx first which was merged in…

House Log – Preliminary Approval

May 14, 2019Category: House
So we got the preliminary approval from the Commune. They say they're OK with us building the house, but we need to wait a cooling-off period of 30 days. They gave us a long list of 'but'-s to their agreement to build: The 3 tall-stemmed trees that are indicated on the planting plan as "Existing…

Finding Article-Level Metrics

March 28, 2019Category: Tutorial
In the past days I've set to find a number of article-level metrics (ALMs) for a bunch of articles. TO make things easier, I've set out to get: number of citations per article number of views / downloads / reads geographic coverage (where were the people interested in that article) Initially, my…

House log - Positive reply from the Flemish Government (Forestry)

March 25, 2019Category: House
We have submitted our reply for the Forestry Department's query on deforestation and we got a positive reply (partially reproduced below). The following conditions must be included literally in the permit conditions of the environmental permit: The license is granted on the basis of Article 90bis…

House log - Public Consultation

March 21, 2019Category: House
Last month we got the news that we need to have a public consultation for the house. Cool! I get to have a sticker/poster thing announcing the house :) We had a term set to 32 days (default is 30). The Commune even sent us the poster we needed to display, an A2 sheet :). It's yellow with a black…
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