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Pepijn

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Hi / hoi / hej, Member of a one-forest household. 🇳🇱 living in 🇩🇰 (Billund) with 🇫🇷 kærste and 🇪🇺 baby.

Here to talk with other humans. Please feel free to follow or dm me. See my pinned post for an introduction.

#ecology #nature #plants #forests #trees #geology #humanism #liberties #history #climate #technology #utopia #maps #space #trains #lego #modelbuilding #books #dogs #cats #cycling #industrialsafety

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Pepijn, to Battlemaps
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I'm looking for a friendly solution to map location (points, areas) and some additional data of trees / plants on our woodland.

Ideally it is something with a browser interface where complicated edits are done on a PC, and field data gathering is done on mobile. Ideally there's a way to include photos (no deal breaker).

20yrs ago I'd use a semi-licensed ArcGIS product. These days I am lost.

Grateful for tips! Is there for example a way to use the #OSM editor?

#openstreetmap #forest #mapping

Pepijn, to GPS
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It's a long shot, but do I know anyone who has a spare wristband for a Garmin #Forerunner 10 or 15 #GPS #running #watch?

Mine snapped and a new one is either ridiculously expensive or has a three month delivery window..

Naturally I will happily pay for shipping etc 🙂

Pepijn, to books
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When did lithium became the woke element, and hydrogen the conservative element? ;-)

Question: I'm looking for a proper history on how electrification (more so than decarbonization) of our buildings and road transport became a power / money / culture war / ideological/ political issue. Did any journalist or writer tackle this topic?

Looking for either a long-form article or a book. Any pointers appreciated.

#books #history #culture #politics

Pepijn, to bicycling
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It's unnerving when you encounter car drivers that give more space to a cyclist carrying a propane tank than the one carrying a tiny human. 😞

I wish I knew how to fix this. 😩

jon, to random
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They have a handy map of where I’m going tomorrow 🙂

Pepijn,
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@jon AN APP CONTROLLED BIKERACK?!

I had a look at their website but don't get the benefit. These things don't appear to provide much more security than a regular chain lock. And the bike -including loose parts- is still in exposed to the weather.

Is this a solution for a non existing problem? Is it so the city looks tidy / comfort people used to "orderly car parking"? Anyone know what I'm missing here?

Pepijn,
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@jon or maybe the Director General of DG MOVE of the European Commission came by foldable bicycle and could not get the bicycle rack app to work on their fairphone.

But yeah, the driver probably left to late from the hotel.

Pepijn,
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@jon I'm afraid it's the one with the wings, and the concept of actually using a train, car or bus was never even considered.

jon, to random
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Welcome to today's thread - South East Europe Day 01 29 May 2024 - Helsinki - Tallinn

Crossing these borders:
Sea border Finland - Estonia and possibly Narva rail border to Russia (not crossing!)

These borders on the borders map:
https://umap.openstreetmap.fr/en/map/crossborderrail-all-the-borders_935041#8/59.738/24.648

Today's routes on the routes map:
https://umap.openstreetmap.fr/en/map/crossborderrail-all-the-borders_935041#8/59.738/24.648

Pepijn,
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@jon No high up drone shots here I guess.

Is that blue thing on the second photo a.. train guillotine?

Pepijn,
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"Busier than usual" -> shows photos mostly devoid of humans. 🙂

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franco_vazza, to Astro
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Cool to have the same colleagues arguing about a question they already debated a year ago (conference I organised back then) , getting to the same standstill, as if they had no chance of exchanging mails in a year 🙄
#astrodon #astronomy

Pepijn,
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@franco_vazza Any reason for this? Is it just being performative?

jon, to random
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Welcome to today's thread -
South East Europe Day 00 28 May 2024 - Arrival of night ferry, Turku - Kupittaa - Helsinki

Crossing these borders:
Only sea borders

These borders on the borders map:
https://umap.openstreetmap.fr/en/map/crossborderrail-all-the-borders_935041#7/59.781/21.973

Today's routes on the routes map:
https://umap.openstreetmap.fr/en/map/crossborderrail-all-the-borders_935041#7/59.781/21.973

Pepijn,
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@jon And it appears to be a busy day. Very Finnish.

jon, to random
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Welcome to today's thread - South East Europe Day -01 27 May 2024 - Arrival of night ferry, Malmö C - Stockholm, onto night ferry

Crossing these borders:
Only sea borders

These borders on the borders map:
https://umap.openstreetmap.fr/en/map/crossborderrail-all-the-borders_935041#6/57.534/15.535

Today's routes on the routes map:
https://umap.openstreetmap.fr/en/map/crossborderrail-all-the-borders_935041#6/57.534/15.535

Pepijn,
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@grlodi @jon There's a significant difference in 1st and 2nd class seating.

My issue with them is that on six times I did the Copenhagen - Stockholm (or vice versa) journey I never arrived in the same X2000 that I started with.. The worst was late december 2022 when two sets broke down due to window damage (I still arrived only 30min late as they plan for this..).

Pepijn,
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@jon @grlodi And to give SJ credit: even with a breakdown the delay is usually manageable as they have entire replacement trains on standby.

The breakdowns are frequent enough that I know a bunch of people who - on worktrips- instead take a plane between Malmo and Stockholm though..

Sorry about the coughing passenger btw.

Pepijn, to gardening
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Goodmorning! After we had rain earlier this week many ferns jumped into fruity happiness. Here's a big one with the downward side of its leaves covered in fruiting bodies

Ferns have an interesting reproductive cycle. There's a good video explaining it @ https://youtu.be/9TOQdGSZCBk?si=o1WGxu6bFBrB37lt

#florespondence #gardening #woodland #ferns

Large fern in danish woodland.

Pepijn,
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@martijn Same. I actually don't understand why not more people have ferns as garden plants. Once they taken off they're easy to maintain, they don't attract annoying stuff, and they're pretty.

jon, to random
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Welcome to today's thread - #CrossBorderRail South East Europe Day -02 26 May 2024 - Ravières - Montbard - Paris - Köln - Hamburg - Travemünde, onto night ferry Crossing these borders: Lille 🇫🇷 - Bruxelles 🇧🇪 HSL Aachen 🇩🇪 - Welkenraedt 🇧🇪 These borders on the borders map: https://umap.openstreetmap.fr/en/map/crossborderrail-all-the-borders_935041#8/50.766/4.263 Today's routes on the routes map: https://umap.openstreetmap.fr/en/map/crossborderrail-all-the-borders_935041#8/50.766/4.263

Pepijn,
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@jon "Welcome on board you potential criminal!" -SJ

Pepijn,
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@jon @patrick I cycled myself as well. Iirc foot passengers were picked up by a van and dropped off inside the car deck.

edit: also, you're going to sleep soooo well on this thing.

Pepijn,
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@jon I think all shipping lines share the "haffenhaus" building with the glass facade (photo: top right). I was told by a foot passenger there's a bus stop right at the entrance so that would make sense.

The person, a regular traveler, also told me that on arrival the driver of the shuttle bus (man with van) is usually happy to drop people off at the terminal's train-station instead of the main building.

Pepijn, to cycling
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While I don't mind pathing a tire I very much resent putting tires back on rims. It's just no fun.

Makes me wonder: is there an activity you generally enjoy but where one step just ruins all the fun for you?

#hobby #chore #bicycle

Pepijn, to random
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There's so many little things the new #Dutch xenophobic rightwing / anti-environment government will make worse.

Here's one most people will have missed:

In the early 2000 my "farmer" classmates got diesel cars as their first vehicle. They'd fill it up with "red diesel", a very cheap (no sales & excise tax) fuel legally only to be used in farm vehicles.

Despite stern warnings only one of them ever had its fuel checked. He received a small fine.

1/3

#rodediesel #klimaat #nederland #politiek

Pepijn,
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2/3 "Minor" misuse was de facto tolerated (like the unenforced 100km/hr speed limits on Dutch highways, something also thrown out).

In 2013 the 0% excise tax was cancelled and this practice stopped. A decade in and it turns out farmers don't need this subsidy to be profitable anyway.

However. The farmers wanted "stuff", and #rodediesel is a nice direct subsidy.

So after weeks of rumors it was announced #rodediesel wil be back.

This is shit news for the #climate:

#regeerakkoord #politiek

Pepijn,
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3/3 As a start: This instantly destroys the case for electrification of farm vehicles. With no sales tax and no excise tax the fuel costs will win from electricity that does have some taxes on it.

It also decreases the incentive for sensible use of existing diesel vehicles.

Using an old diesel tractor for pumping well water? Sure, no need to replace that with an electric pump.

Buying a small (electric or diesel) frontloader for light farm work? Naa, we'll use the massive one for that.

Pepijn,
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4/3 This is not a hypothetical btw.

One of the first farm vehicles to be electrified is "that small wheel / front loader". The machine that never leaves the farm yet gets used hours a day for a million little things.

It can charge locally and thus doesn't need a massive battery. Its effective up-time is easily higher than comparative diesel vehicles.

The new #Dutch government just made the business case for these waaaay worse by subsidizing every liter diesel with 15 to 20 eurocent.

#klimaat

Pepijn, to random
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It's amazing what electric bikes do to get people out there. My 70+ yr old dad -who has a bad back & knees, replaced hip, arthritis in fingers & knees, and a grumpy disposition- has done close to 20k in four years. He can't walk more than a km or two.

My mom, with health issues of her own, did 25k in the same time.

And yes, they sometimes go too fast, are a menace for other old people in cars (who are a menace themselves) and use electric assist for 75% of power. They're out there though!

25k odo

Pepijn, to Eurovision
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Watching #eurovision I was pleasantly surprised to see Gåte representing Norway.

It reminded me of that very early morning two decades ago when I jumped bud-naked in a fjord together with one of the band members. It was late at night after a performance at the local student venue. I'll never forget how* we ended up heating ourselves in front of a large restaurant oven.

*by walking through a cheering crowd.. I'm sooo happy cellphone cameras were shit those days :-)

#memories

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