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Posted inWhat is minimalism? Is minimalism throwing away your watch since you can see the time on your phone? Is minimalism getting a wrist watch so you don’t get distracted by notifications when checking the time on your phone? Is minimalism getting a smart watch so you don’t have to look at your phone as much? For that matter, is minimalism getting rid of your smart phone? Or is minimalism getting a smart phone to replace your diary, alarm clock, music player, notebook and wrist watch?
Hello, I'm Jochem Kossen, an Open Source minded geek with lots of interests. I live in Zwolle, The Netherlands, and work as a teacher in Software Development at Landstede MBO (Vocational Education) since 2017. Before that I mostly worked as a Linux consultant and (web) programmer.
I am interested in UNIX-like operating systems such as Linux, FreeBSD and OpenBSD. Also, I write code in various programming languages and platforms, mostly webbased software.
As for sports, I like to bicycle long distances on my roadbike (technically it's a gravel bike, but who's counting?). I also run regularly. If you would like to follow my activities, head over to Strava.
Besides all that, I like photography, music (mostly alternative / rock) and reading. When I have time left and the kids wear their noise cancelling headphones, I try to get better at playing the guitar. Since I cannot play any song yet, there's a lot of room for improvement. I guess my favorite band is Elbow.