Christiaan's blog

Blogging about the different experiences related to the YouTube channel, CIC news engine and the honeypots.

Dynamically splitting output into files while processing

Sometimes I just want to write a script because it can be useful or because I'm curious to figure out how to solve a problem. Most of the times when I'm scripting one of the above is the motive to start and create a script for something and sometimes the purposes is...

Updating Christiaan’s collection

During the last 3-4 weeks I’ve been working on some new stuff for Christiaan’s collection. This post will be about the improvements I made in the last couple of weeks.

Building a pole for the WiFi project

After a couple of weeks of no writing, no long stories for today about my experiences in South Africa. Today we are going to build a pole for the WiFi project and place the pole on the roof of Plastic Rebuilders. If we have time we will also be placing the WiFi...

Day 6 – day 9: my first ‘real’ week

I noticed it's again a couple of days ago since the last entry, this time a digest of last week. The week started with a sort of startup day, I planned to begin to teach an employee of the organisation. I already learned that in South Africa a lot of things change...

Day 5: visiting a church

Today I went to a church. In The Netherlands I'm not going to church. In the last couple of years I've only been sometimes to the church during Christmas. The church I went to today is a mixed church, it isn't only for the coloured, whites or blacks. For this church...

Day 4: Addo Elephant National Park

After a fun evening yesterday, for today a trip to the Addo Elephant National Park just outside of Port Elizabeth. My roommate suggested to go there when I arrived, so for today it searching for animals in the park. When arriving at Addo we needed to get tickets and...

Day 3: Trip to the townships

Today was really interesting, I got a tour across the townships and I learned more about the various South African cultures. It amazes me that the society is still divided by different ethnic groups because of the apartheid. Although everyone should be equal you still...

Day 2: Meeting people at ‘the office’

I had a good night of sleep, and according to the UP I almost hit my sleeping goal of 7 hours! The sun comes up here around five in the morning but the first day I didn't really noticed it. After some freshening up and breakfast it was time to go to the office of...

Day 1: the trip to South Africa and the first experiences

After leaving Schiphol Amsterdam Airport, the trip finally began to South Africa. My first flight was short, flying for about an hour to Frankfurt. According to the plane ticket the boarding for my next flight already began on the arrival in Frankfurt. So it was a bit...

My trip to South Africa

My trip to South Africa, a trip that is really happening after a couple of months of waiting. As mentioned earlier in one of the vlogs I quit my job and wanted to do some volunteer work. These blog posts will be about my trip to South Africa. During my trip I'm trying...

Day 32 – 40: adding categories and updating the design

Finally time to write a new post, today was a real PJ day to get everything finished. Last week has been pretty busy, time flew by but the categories section for the added videos is live. It keeps getting better! The categories page In the last post I wrote about the...

Day 13 – 17: video wall is live!

The video wall is finally ready. Made the video wall public today and it's available via https://yt.christiaan008.com/video-wall. Below a write-up of the last couple of days. It's a longer write-up then usual and about building the video wall, the thought process...

Day 11 & 12: Content, content and content…

Today a quick write-up about the progress from yesterday and today. Worked on the video wall yesterday and today. Especially the backgrounds that are used for the video wall. After some searching on Flickr found nice looking photos that can be used as a background, I...

Day 10: WordPress security plugins and video wall

Just like yesterday didn't really plan to do anything today, tried some of the designs last night for the video wall and just couldn't let it go today. The day started by trying some WordPress plugins to increase the security. Watched the movie jOBS in the afternoon...

Day 9: video wall

For today I hadn't planned to do anything, at least no technical stuff for today. Watched a really inspiring TED talk today called "The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance". Amazing! Also watched Final Destination 5 in 3D, gives your mind some rest if you see...