Arie de Jonge

Stands up for and solidary with the weak.

Garmin GPS12, GPSBabel and Linux

If you want to connect your Garmin GPS12 to a computer with only USB ports you’ll need the Garmin serial datacable and a serial to USB converter.
Make sure you get a serial to USB converter with a Prolific chipset, these are supported by Linux.
While the Prolific is supported by Linux, the driver is not automatically loaded, you have to add the next line to the file /etc/modules
usbserial vendor=0×067b product=0×2303

Now install GPSBabel to communicate with your GPS, type in the terminal the next command
sudo apt-get install gpsbabel gpsbabel-gui
This will install the CLI and gpsbabelfe, a QT based frontend for gpsbabel.

To connect to your GPS choose (input) Garmin serial/USB protocol. Now you can download waypoints, routes and tracks from the GPS12 to your computer.
Choose (output) Garmin Mapsource .gdb or GPX XML .gpx

The information about automatically loading the Prolific driver comes from HamSphere NET Blogs

15 March 2015 Posted by | Debian GNU/Linux, FOSS, Garmin, GPS, Linux | Leave a comment

Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview build 9926

yes, I’m running Windows 10 in Virtualbox, host Debian 8.

Why, simple, because I can ;) More seriously, I like to see what it is going to be. (the same I’ve done with Vista, 7 and 8)

To be honest, I don’t like the gui, same crap as 8. So I installed ClassicShell with Windows 7 menu, and that looks and works a lot better.

Except the standard menu it’s looks good. More important, it even works good.

The downsides :
It needs a lot more memory then Windows 7
Still no support for Linux filesystems


11 March 2015 Posted by | Operating Systems, Virtualbox, Windows | Leave a comment

Leuker kunnen we het niet maken, IB2014

belastingVandaag was het weer zover, de verplichte aangifte.

Net als vorig jaar de online aangifte gedaan. Makkelijk, snel en simpel. Dit jaar is er ook een app voor zowel Android als iOS. Deze is echter alleen te gebruiken indien je niets hoeft te veranderen aan de vooringevulde gegevens, niet geschikt voor mij dus.

7 March 2015 Posted by | Belastingdienst | Leave a comment

Use Garmin OpenStreetMap files with QLandkarteGt


QLandkarte Gt is a powerful Open Source GIS application to display your GPS data on a variety of maps. It’s target is the less the scientific user but the private outdoor aficionado with a crush on hightech equipment. It’s easy to plan, evaluate and archive your trips into the wild green by QLandkarte.

I made a simple howto to use QLandkarte GT with Garmin OpenStreetMap and OpenCycleMap running Linux.

You can find the Howto here

13 November 2014 Posted by | Garmin, Geocaching, Howto, Linux, Navigation, OpenSource, OpenStreetMap | Leave a comment

Volkswagen Bora 1.6 sedan

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHelaas moet ik mijn VW Bora verkopen :(

Doe een fatsoenlijk bod via speurders of Autoscout24 en hij is van jou.

Bouwjaar : augustus 2000
Kilometerstand : 187.800
Motor : 1595 cc 74 kW
Kleur : grijs

Opties :
Electrische ramen en spiegels
Gedeelde achterbank met midden armsteun
Airbags links en rechts
Blaupunt radio met SD kaart lezer
Bekerhouders voor en achter

Bekijk hier de foto’s

Update : kilometerstand bijgewerkt

28 September 2014 Posted by | Automotive, Bora, Te koop, Volkswagen | Leave a comment

The Moody Blues Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam june 2015

The Moody BluesGreat news, The Moody Blues will visit again the Heineken Music Hall on june 25 2015.
For as long as I can remember they are my favorite band, unfortunately I can not go this time (due to personal circumstances)

18 September 2014 Posted by | Heineken Music Hall, Music, Rock, The Moody Blues, UNDER CONSTRUCTION | Leave a comment

A little itch

Stallion scratching his neck at the fence.

Earlier this week I found 3 little / young rabbits, 1 alive, 2 dead




10 September 2014 Posted by | Landtong, Nature | Leave a comment

Software Freedom Day 2014

Software Freedom Day 2014, 14 september

Software Freedom Day 2014, 14 september

Software Freedom Day is a global celebration and education of why transparent and sustainable technologies are now more important than ever. With over 200 teams in 60 countries participating, it is a fantastic event to get your schools and communities involved in. Go along to your local event or start your own event and meet a wide range of people, all working together to help ensure our freedoms are maintained by the technologies of tomorrow.

Source and more info : Software Freedom Day website

9 September 2014 Posted by | Events, Software Freedom Day | Leave a comment

September 2014

This time some photo’s of the scenery at the Landtong Rozenburg.

These photo’s were taken the last 2 days.






2 September 2014 Posted by | Landtong, Nature | Leave a comment

Debian Day 2014


The Debian Project was officially founded by Ian Murdock on August 16th, 1993. The Debian Community celebrates it’s birthday, Debian Day, on this day each year. (It has also been called Debian Appreciation Day.)

Source : Debian Wiki

15 August 2014 Posted by | Anniversary, Debian GNU/Linux, FOSS, Linux, OpenSource, Operating Systems | Leave a comment


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