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This is me!

Hello and welcome to my website

My name is Matthieu and I live in Hilversum. Every now and again I leave the house with my camera to make nice (and sometimes not so nice) images

In some cases, I will run these images through some editing software and change the “reality” into something that is closer to what I actually saw when I clicked the shutter.

These images can be found throughout the site, but mostly in the Galleries, reachable via the link in the menu on your left. These galleries are on a different platform, so the site might change a bit between the blog and there.

Besides making images, I am also interested in electronics and sometimes have little projects. Although these do not always have the desired outcome, and are sometimes downright frustrating, it is still a (good) challenge to work with microprocessors and make them do useful stuff. Loosely related to this is my interest in domotics.

Lastly, in the summer of 2019, I have become very interested in the madness that is the energy transition which is a very hot topic in the Netherlands; you can’t open a single site or new article and the local heat distribution networks and electric heating pumps get thrown in your face. This seems to cause a lot of confusion with people, especially in terms of what is and isn’t useful.

Because I find this stuff really interesting and I like helping people, I have signed up to become an “e-coach” at HET (the local energy transition coop) to learn more and be able to help people finding a local path towards transitioning away.

All of this you can find on this blog and obviously also in the galleries.

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Energie transitie Kerkelanden

Afgelopen zomer werden we door een aantal buren uitgenodigd om een bijeenkomst bij te wonen bij deze buren thuis waar de lokale energie cooperatie (HET) ons zou gaan bijspijkeren over de op hande zijnde energie transitie in Hilversum en dan wel specifiek in onze wijk, Kerkelanden. Waarom specifiek Kerkelanden? nou bleek tijdens die avond (wat […]

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WithArsenal… or without?

A few weeks ago, a family member who shall remain nameless mentioned the Arsenal product. I think at the time I had heard of it before through KickStarter but it didn’t appeal to me at the time so I didn’t invest in it. Arsenal is said to use Artificial Intelligence to analyse the scene in […]

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