May 2018

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April 2018

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A trip to the Landtong, Rozenburg ZH.

It’s been a long time since my last visit. First I went to the Caland Canal to see the Aegir up close. Then I went to the reservation where the Highland Cattle is. 3 of them were in the meadow besides the motorway. I didn’t see them in the reservation, except for 1 in the distance half behind the trees. So I took pictures of the scenery and the gooses that were around. It was a good hike, about 3,5 hours with good weather, a bit hazy when I left, but during the hike the sky cleared.

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First White Stork at Park Esdoornlaan, Rozenburg ZH, Netherlands 2018 April 17

This morning I spotted the first White Stork in my village. About 1,5 year ago a stork’s nest was build. Sometimes a Great Cormorant used it as a watchtower.
The nest is in the Esdoornlaanpark and you can see it from the street and the houses

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Update : 1 of my photo’s is published in the local newspaper (Rozenburgse Courant 2018, April 25), page 6.

Herons at Park Esdoornlaan, 2018 April 3 and 7

When I went for a hike this afternoon I saw a heron at the small ditch in the park. Looking for food. After a while he flew away, fortunately I could capture him during his flight.

When I moved on I saw another heron at the toad pool. Finally he got something, a toad or a frog, I can’t tell the difference.
When I tried to get closer he moved a couple of meters so I stopped closing in on him. On the pictures you can see the legs of the toad outside his beak.

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Another album with a heron.
Same park, a heron eating a fish and then walked to the other side of the bridge.

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Happy Pi day

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

Sources : PI DAY and Wikipedia

Signal Foundation

We’re glad those are the choices we’ve made. Today, we are launching the Signal Foundation, an emerging 501(c)(3) nonprofit created and made possible by Brian Acton, the co-founder of WhatsApp, to support, accelerate, and broaden Signal’s mission of making private communication accessible and ubiquitous. In case you missed it, Brian left WhatsApp and Facebook last year, and has been thinking about how to best focus his future time and energy on building nonprofit technology for public good.

Signal Blog

“Our plan is to pioneer a new model of technology nonprofit focused on privacy and data protection for everyone, everywhere,” Acton wrote in a blog post announcing the move along with Moxie Marlinspike, the cypherpunk programmer who first created Signal and founded Open Whisper Systems, the non-profit organization that has run Signal until now. “Moxie and his team have built something very special in Signal Messenger and I am thrilled to join their effort to provide the most trusted communications experience on the planet.”

WIRED

“As more and more of our lives happen online, data protection and privacy are critical,” Acton wrote in the post. “Everyone deserves to be protected. We created the Signal Foundation in response to this global need. Our plan is to pioneer a new model of technology nonprofit focused on privacy and data protection for everyone, everywhere.”

CNET

This looks good to me. Now we just have to wait and see if Signal stays a secure messenger.