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Arnold Hoogerwerf
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I’m a media artist, teacher and researcher based in beautiful Utrecht, the Netherlands. This micro.blog timeline aggregates posts from both my professional website (arnoldhoogerwerf.net) and my personal microblog (arnoldhoogerwerf.nl)
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Publicity still from Princess Mononoke (1997)

🎥 Princess Mononoke (1997) ★★★★½

Watched it with the family, and we all agreed that this is one of the best Studio Ghibli films ever. I particularly enjoyed the original soundtrack, which made me look more into the wonderful work of Joe Hisaishi.

Publicity still from Princess Mononoke (1997)
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@bitdepth Excellent movie to remember him. Such a great actor.

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@jean congrats!

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@V_ congrats and have a nice day

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@odd Thanks, they were adorable together 🙂

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🌱🦔 Hedgehog making friends with one of our cats in the garden. They’re totally at ease with each other.

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@magnizium Does that mean you haven’t been hiking in 30 years, or have been hiking for 30 years on some extremely high quality pair of boots? 🙂 In either case, I would love to hear what brand you ended up with this time!

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🌱 It always amazes me how many fascinating stories lie behind the most ordinary creatures I encounter in my garden.

E. balteatus is a partially migratory species […] Some individuals migrate from northern Europe to southern Europe and north Africa in autumn, seeking warmer climates to spend the winter.

They are capable of selecting favourable winds, selecting airstreams above 150 meters and using behavioural tactics to fly southward despite unfavourable winds. This means the flies must have an internal compass […] able to locate the right direction, and a way to detect wind direction.

Episyrphus balteatus
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🐝 Having fun designing a paper prototype of a bumblebee identification cheat sheet, for use out in the field. Since the weather still isn’t cooperating, this seems a viable alternative for the actual counting now… 🌧️

Paper prototype of a bumblebee identification cheat sheet
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@ReaderJohn excellent recording

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🎵 Currently listening to Reinbert de Leeuw - Satie: The Early Piano Works (1980) ★★★★½

The perfect soundtrack while reviewing the final projects of some of my graduating students.

Album Cover of Satie: The Early Piano Works by Reinbert de Leeuw
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@stevengeurts Prachtige vogel. Prachtige foto's!

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@jeremycherfas This got me very curious. Can we see this somewhere?

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Currently reading: De innerlijke criticus ontmaskerd by Hal & Sidra Stone 📚

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@UndamnedOne beautiful shot!

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I have adjusted the accent colours of my website to better match the current seasonal mood: ’Tomato’ (light mode) & ’CornflowerBlue’ (dark mode).

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@toddgrotenhuis Yes! Doesn’t seem to be a common ingredient in most recipes, though.

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🍽️ 🌶️ Phase one of homemade sriracha. It now has to ferment for a while. Some recipes say a few weeks, others a few months. (I just learned that Tabasco has to ferment for at least a year and a half, so I seem to be on the safe side anyway.) We’ll see; as long as it doesn’t explode, I’m happy 🌶️🙂.

Collage of preparing ingredients for making sriracha sauce.
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@ovr Lang leve de democratie!

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@Denny One of my recent favourites! Every single morning, upon leaving the house, I look up into the sky and think of Hirayama 🙂

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@V_ Always a good feeling!

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🌱🌸🌺🌼 Some intimate portraits of flowers in our garden.

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@sarahshotts I hope you’ll feel right at home in this warm and welcoming community!

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🌱🎤🐝 Today, we had a fleeting visit to our garden from a queen bee and her entourage. The swarm of about 10,000 (!) honey bees was neatly collected by a friendly local beekeeper. I also quickly made some field recordings of the otherworldly buzzing sounds.

Swarm of beesRecording the sound of the bee swarm in our gardenLocal beekeeper collecting swarm of bees in our garden

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🎵 Beth Gibbons - Lives Outgrown (2024) ★★★★½

Unfailingly emotive and inventive, the Portishead star reflects on loss.

Cover art from album Lives Outgrown by Beth Gibbons
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🇪🇺 Quite relieved that the pro-European parties are ahead in the exit poll of the Dutch elections for the European Parliament. 🇳🇱

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Ik sta helemaal achter deze stemverklaring (over motie m.b.t. bestrijding antisemitisme) van Partij voor de Dieren:

In een democratische rechtsstaat bestrijd je antisemitisme, veroordeel je de terreurdaden van Hamas én de oorlogsmisdaden van Netanyahu.

Wat je niet doet: minderheden tegen elkaar uitspelen, hitsen tegen vluchtelingen in talkshows en vreedzame demonstranten verdacht maken.

Donderdag kun jij ook weer stemmen. Kies voor wat je dierbaar is. Kies Partij voor de Dieren!

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Finished reading: Tijdloze eenvoud by John Lane 📚 In general an interesting read, but the writing style became a bit tiresome, especially in the second half.

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🏳️‍🌈 Utrecht Canal Pride ‘24. Went with my youngest daughter and as ever we enjoyed it very much. Unfortunately days like this are more needed than ever; I spotted some 16-year-old boys protesting, holding up homophobic signs. Proud of the brave bystanders who calmly manoeuvred them out of the crowd…

One of the 50 boats of the Utrecht Canal PrideParticipating boat of Utrecht Canal Pride 2024One of the participating boats of the 2024 Utrecht Canal Pride

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@odd Perfect listening for a calm and lazy Sunday afternoon. Have a nice day! 🙂

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🎵 Arooj Aftab - Night Reign (2024) ★★★★

Solid new album, my personal highlight is Bolo Na with Moor Mother.

Cover art of the album “Night Reign” by Aron Aftab
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@siavogel Hoi, dank voor het volgen! Ja, ik ben vooral actief op mijn eigen domein arnoldhoogerwerf.nl. Vanaf daar ben ik via Micro.blog verbonden met het (de?) bredere fediverse, waaronder Mastodon! Dus hangt er een beetje vanaf wat je onder 'hier' verstaat 🙂. Ik plaats vooral korte bespiegelingen en persoonlijke observaties, geïnspireerd door de principes van het Indieweb. Met name het concept van digitaal tuinieren spreekt me erg aan, een beetje alsof ik mijn eigen volkstuintje op internet onderhoud. Ik converseer tot nu toe vooral in het Engels binnen de internationale micro.blog community, maar probeer ook meer mensen van daarbuiten te volgen, en dus ook mee te communiceren 😉

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Cover of the album “The Rubaiyat of Dorothy Ashby”

🎵 Currently listening to The Rubaiyat of Dorothy Ashby (1970) ★★★★½

The Rubaiyat of Dorothy Ashby (subtitled Original compositions inspired by the words of Omar Khayyam, arranged and conducted by Richard Evans) is an album by jazz harpist Dorothy Ashby recorded in late 1969 and early 1970 […] On this album, Ashby plays the Japanese musical instrument, the koto, demonstrating her abilities to successfully integrate another instrument into jazz.

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@gdp Congratulations to your daughter. And to you on reaching this major parenting milestone!

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🎵 The latest Skee Mask album ISS010 makes me long for my bygone raving years ❤️.

Album cover of the album “ISS010” by Skee Mask
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@BestofTimes Really beautiful and funky indeed!

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Want to read: Wild Hunger by Bruce Wilshire 📚

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🎥 Titanic (1997) ★★★★

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🎥 Back to black (2024) ★★★

If it weren’t for the portayal by Marisa Abela and the music by Warren Ellis and Nick Cave, this film wouldn’t have received such a high rating. The story is very flat and one-dimensional, failing to do justice to the life and music of Amy Winehouse.

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🎵 Leonard Cohen - Songs from a Room (1969) ★★★★½

Album Cover of the Leonard Cohen album “Songs from a Room”
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First try fermenting Tepache!

Photo collage of the making of Tepache
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🎵 Rave voor de rafelranden, Utrecht, 11-05-2024.

Rave voor de rafelranden, UtrechtRave voor de rafelranden, Utrecht

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@jean 🙏 Thank you for your dedication over the years! Initially, the idea of a community manager seemed like a mere 'stretch goal' for the Micro.blog platform, but your commitment and presence helped transform micro.blog into a rare haven of humanity, with some of the best ethical standards in the entire blogosphere!

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@pcora Totally recommend! I’ve been visiting De Veluwe numerous times in my life, but never this specific part. Will be back soon for sure!

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@jeremycherfas Sounds like a great initiative. Hope nobody got injured in that accident..!

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@odd I didn’t know about that re-issue. That flip out stand really was another great feature of the old ones! I did buy the Nintendo Classic Mini NES from a few years ago and liked it a lot as well.