XL-Network - Gadgets http://xl-network.com/taxonomy/term/21/0 en Updates, updates, updates... http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/12/updates-updates-updates <p>The last post on my website was more then two months ago, but I have some good news. I'm still alive! I just had little to say. So here is a short update about some stuff.</p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/12/updates-updates-updates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/12/updates-updates-updates#comments Computer Gadgets Great Baltic Sea Ride 2014 Holiday Home automation Recumbents Sun, 08 Dec 2013 12:00:17 +0000 XL-Network 1523 at http://xl-network.com Velcro bike computer holder http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/07/velcro-bike-computer-holder <p>For a while I'm annoyed with the fact that my Garmin Edge 500 bike computer in my velomobile has a bad reception. This is because the bike is made out of carbon and I keep the bike computer deep inside my velomobile in the pouch on my velomobile bag. Time for improvement. Normally there is a holder on the dashboard, but that is also 'inside' the bike and I don't want that. A week or two ago I stumbled upon the video below and that got me thinking.</p> <p> <iframe title="YouTube video player" class="youtube-player" type="text/html" width="520" height="320" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VOX_cIGtCbY?rel=0&amp;hd=1" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/07/velcro-bike-computer-holder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/07/velcro-bike-computer-holder#comments Euro Tour 2013 Gadgets Photo's Recumbents Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:58:53 +0000 XL-Network 1484 at http://xl-network.com 'The big project' http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/04/the-big-project <p>I mentioned a <a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/03/big-box" title="Big box">big box</a> and <a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/03/let-there-be-darkness" title="Let there be darkness">darkness</a> before for 'the big project'. Last weekend it was finally time to finish it all. I've already bought six pieces of two meter long cable conduit and I've made an appointment with my parents (my dad is a construction worker) on Sunday. If you haven't noticed, 'the big project' is a home theater projection.</p> <p>First we started to hang the screen. That starts with defining the exact place of the mounts.</p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/sites/xl-network.com/files/imagecache/full/images/Installing%20home%20theater%20projection%20%28measuring%20out%20the%20screen%20mount%29.jpg" title="Installing home theater projection (measuring out the screen mount)"><img src="http://xl-network.com/sites/xl-network.com/files/imagecache/large/images/Installing%20home%20theater%20projection%20%28measuring%20out%20the%20screen%20mount%29.jpg" alt="Installing home theater projection (measuring out the screen mount)" class="lightbox" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/04/the-big-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/04/the-big-project#comments Gadgets Movie Photo's Tue, 09 Apr 2013 16:24:52 +0000 XL-Network 1471 at http://xl-network.com Let there be darkness http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/03/let-there-be-darkness <p>In preparation for the big project I went to the hardware store last Wednesday evening to get some roller-blinds. My mother brought it to my attention that I should visit Praxis because they had a 25% discount on all window decorations.</p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/03/let-there-be-darkness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/03/let-there-be-darkness#comments Gadgets Photo's Tue, 26 Mar 2013 16:07:33 +0000 XL-Network 1469 at http://xl-network.com Big box http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/03/big-box <p>Yesterday I placed a large order at a later to mention webshop. I'm busy doing a new project which you will hear of in about 2 to 3 weeks. Large orders come in large boxes. The thing is, I have a small car.</p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/sites/xl-network.com/files/imagecache/full/images/Big%20box%20vs%20Small%20car%20%28compare%20length%29.jpg" title="Big box vs Small car (compare length)"><img src="http://xl-network.com/sites/xl-network.com/files/imagecache/large/images/Big%20box%20vs%20Small%20car%20%28compare%20length%29.jpg" alt="Big box vs Small car (compare length)" class="lightbox" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/03/big-box" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/03/big-box#comments Car Gadgets Photo's Fri, 22 Mar 2013 17:29:44 +0000 XL-Network 1467 at http://xl-network.com Google Nexus 7 tablet http://xl-network.com/blog/2012/11/google-nexus-7-tablet <p>49 days. That's how long I had to wait for the ordered <a href="http://www.google.com/nexus/7/" title="Google Nexus 7">Google Nexus 7</a> I received last Thursday. And for those who don't know what it is. It's Google's newest tabled with the <a href="http://www.android.com/" title="Android">Android</a> operating system.</p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/sites/xl-network.com/files/imagecache/full/images/Google%20Nexus%207%20%28product%20photo%29.png" title="Google Nexus 7 (product photo)"><img src="http://xl-network.com/sites/xl-network.com/files/imagecache/large/images/Google%20Nexus%207%20%28product%20photo%29.png" alt="Google Nexus 7 (product photo)" class="lightbox" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2012/11/google-nexus-7-tablet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://xl-network.com/blog/2012/11/google-nexus-7-tablet#comments Gadgets Photo's Review Fri, 16 Nov 2012 21:42:31 +0000 XL-Network 1423 at http://xl-network.com Feestboek was a success! http://xl-network.com/blog/2012/09/feestboek-was-a-success <p>I never thought it would be this much work to organize a party. Get some games, order foot, rent the club, laptop, projector, profile stickers, drink vouchers, decorations, balloons, prizes for the games, music, Like stickers, to much to mention. And of course, promotion for the party. And of course not everything goes as plans. I received the stickers to print the profile stickers on and bought the paper for the vouchers and the home made memory game. Turns out my printer ink was empty. I quickly ordered a new cartridge and printed and cut everything the day before.</p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2012/09/feestboek-was-a-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://xl-network.com/blog/2012/09/feestboek-was-a-success#comments Family Filming Gadgets Games Movie Party Photo's Recumbents Rowing Stapmaatjes Theatresports Sun, 16 Sep 2012 20:00:50 +0000 XL-Network 1417 at http://xl-network.com Building a Stegomech http://xl-network.com/blog/2012/03/building-a-stegomech <p>Because I built a <a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2011/12/new-site-for-ulteam" title="New site for Ulteam">new website</a> for our theater sports club I received a gift a couple of weeks ago. It was a wooden kit for a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stegosaurus" title="Wikipedia: Stegosaurus">Stegosaurus</a>. Today I finally got around to putting it together. All those tiny parts! Quite soothing to do so actually. The end result is, after some three hours of work, quite good. Below are some pictures and a video, because yeah... it can move!</p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2012/03/building-a-stegomech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://xl-network.com/blog/2012/03/building-a-stegomech#comments Gadgets Movie Photo's Theatresports Sun, 11 Mar 2012 15:03:43 +0000 XL-Network 1350 at http://xl-network.com ROAM preparations (part 3) http://xl-network.com/blog/2011/07/roam-preparations-part-3 <p>A last update before I head to Naarden tomorrow afternoon where I'm staying at fellow ROAM rider Bram S. for the night so we can arrive at 7 AM at Schiphol. Two weeks ago I ordered a new MacBook Pro, because my old one died a few weeks before. It was tight, but a day before leaving it arrived. After installing all the necessary software I gathered all my stuff for the backpack. You know what's annoying... the feeling you get that you've forgotten something. Once on my way I know the feeling will disappear, but I don't like it.</p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2011/07/roam-preparations-part-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://xl-network.com/blog/2011/07/roam-preparations-part-3#comments Apple Gadgets Photo's Roll over America Fri, 22 Jul 2011 20:27:33 +0000 XL-Network 1176 at http://xl-network.com ROAM preparations (part 2) http://xl-network.com/blog/2011/07/roam-preparations-part-2 <p>The next preparations are more technical by nature. I was planning to make a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time-lapse" title="Wikipedia: Time-lapse">time-lapse</a> movie in the 30 days it takes us to cycle from west to east. You have to take a picture every several seconds, but them all behind each other thus creating a sped up movie (like the example below).</p> <p> <iframe title="YouTube video player" class="youtube-player" type="text/html" width="520" height="320" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/DSHtPD4xb5o?rel=0&amp;hd=1" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2011/07/roam-preparations-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://xl-network.com/blog/2011/07/roam-preparations-part-2#comments Filming Gadgets Movie Recumbents Roll over America Wed, 13 Jul 2011 16:37:31 +0000 XL-Network 1166 at http://xl-network.com