Willem's Worldwide Webpage

[WvS] [Bicycling the Pyrenees][on the tracks][two days in June][a classic modern canoe][GPS moving maps][Garp mapgenerator][NL satellite images][Rubber Sheeting][PngSuite test images][PNG Portable Network Graphics]



Domestic affairs

[WvS] me, myself and I
[career] career profile
I started this site way back in 1995, the Middle Ages of Internet time.
Originating from Amsterdam and after a couple of years in Singapore, I'm now living in Calgary, close to the Canadian Rockies. Working for Sun Microsystems and spending the weekends exploring the outdoors.
After a past of industrial automation and building B2B websites, I'm currently an IT architect, specialized in server consolidation and virtualization technologies.

Sharing it

[GPS moving maps] where are you
[FishEye] goggles for your camera
[Download] grab the stuff
To share or not to share ... that's the question. Which isn't a big issue overhere. Lots of stuff on this site is "take it if you like it". However my GPS moving maps software is shareware. It's a Windows application that taps on online mapping to show you exactly where you are.

Nightlife

[Rubber Sheeting] Rubber Sheeting
[Garp] the World according to Garp
[PNG] Portable Network Graphics
[PngSuite] the PNG test-suite
[NeXT] black NeXT
[PingPong] PingPong
Some people peak in the morning, but my internal clock dictates that the best results come after 10 pm. What follows here are the results of those night-shifts.
After 10 years of loyalty to the BBC micro, I switched in 1992 to a NeXTstation color, which I intend to use for 10 years as well. Garp, a program originating on the BBC, is an example of how computers do support other hobbies, like in this case cartography.
Last years I worked a lot on PNG, the new graphics format, which is lossless, very compact and supports alpha and gamma. Pnmtopng, written by Alex Lehmann and me, converts png-images to and from the versatile PbmPlus formats. The most popular part of my site is PngSuite, a set of test-images for png developers. Finally, the PingPong you will find here, is not a Chinese virus, but a NeXTstep PNG-viewer.

Just do it

[Fra Kapp A Cabo] biking the Pyrenees
[Rocky Mountains] high in the Rockies
[Camping in June] winter camping in June
We love the outdoors. And we were able to explore the National Parks in many parts of the world. Travel with us to those spots, ranging from New Zealand or Sumatra to the Negev Desert.
Now that we are living in one of the best parts of the world for trekking and hiking, you can expect here both sunny and snowy pictures of the Canadian West.

Good old friends

[TSVO] met dank aan de BB
Well, you know who you are.

To be continued

[E-mail] beep ...
Please leave a message if you have any comments, or when you want to know more. Suggestions are always welcome, criticism only sometimes :-).


  Willem van Schaik, Calgary, 1995-2011     http://www.schaik.com/wwwillem.html