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I’m working on a series of articles to explain who I am in more depth. The first one is:

Imagine you are Jochem … The Writer

If however you’re only interested in a rough idea:

  geeky, nerdy,
  open source, free software,
  linux, openbsd, debian,
  teaching, coding, philosophy, stoicism, writing,
  nature, environment, sustainability, climate change,
  beaches, the ocean,
  piano pingling (it isn't playing yet),
  road/gravel cycling, survival/obstacle/regular running
  zwolle, the netherlands, europe,
  space and beyond.

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Recent content

Now A log of my recent personal activities
A simple JavaScript Lightbox without dependencies in articles A lightweight photo gallery and lightbox for your website
IJssel Highwater long exposure 2024 in photography A series of long exposure photographs made during the highwater in the IJssel of 2024. Click the thumbnails to view a larger version.
Litterland in photography A photo series revolving around litter and its contrast to nature. Do we really find it too much effort to clean up our own trash? Click the thumbnails to view a larger version.
Web server setup with OpenBSD in articles As a hobby, I host my website on my own server. It’s currently running the OpenBSD operating system. OpenBSD comes with batteries included. Among other things, it comes with a web (http / https) server, a transparent proxy and load balancer, a mail (SMTP) server, the OpenSSH shell server and a packet filter (“firewall”). Everything you need to host your website yourself. All nicely integrated. All for free. OpenBSD is very consistent, lightweight and probably the most secure functional operating system available.
Imagine you are Jochem ... The Writer in articles Imagine you, being me. You have this vague sense of an idea. It has to get out. You feel you have to write it into a story. Or a book perhaps! You could just start. Typing one letter after another. But you want to do this right. You decide to immerse yourself in the art of writing. You read every book on writing you can find. But you only remember On Writing by Stephen King.
Long(er) Term Software in articles Abstract Occasionally I think about the software I use. Why do I get excited about running the latest and greatest? I guess I’m not as immune to fancy marketing as I would like to be. I might have found a cure, though. How it started Recently whenever I throw away plastic in our plastic bin (we do separate waste!), I’m shocked to see how much plastic we use. It’s terrible and I am ashamed.
Productivity apps in articles An app for personal to-do’s. An app for work tasks. An app for work notes. An app for personal notes. An app for reminders. An app for calendar items. An app for text editing. I changed from Microsoft Todo to Todoist as well. Each has half of my tasks. Where are those notes on the to-do item I should finish by tomorrow? You know, the to-do item I’m unable to find.
Hé Djaylazebellino in articles Bet-over-over-grootvader aan Djaylazebellino. Nu ja, eigenlijk weet ik je naam niet dus doe ik maar een gok. Net zoals ik nu gok dat jij 10 jaar oud bent en je dit leest in het jaar 02223. Vermoedelijk woon je nog steeds op planeet Aarde maar ook dat vermoeden is op het moment van schrijven op zijn best twijfelachtig. Allereerst, wees op je hoede. Ik zou er hier en daar wel eens naast kunnen zitten.
Photography without Adobe in articles About that hobby So, I used to have this hobby, photography. I liked creating photographs. It helped me getting away from the computer screen. But after a few years I didn’t notice progression anymore. Also, getting kids, switching jobs, moving houses and buying a road bike caused me to photograph less and less. But lately I have this itch. An itch to create. An itch to take up my camera again and make photo’s.

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