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Using a waterproof backpack to fit my gear

Dec. 22, 2018
After much testing I have selected a bag and set of cases to fit my entire business, wherever I go.

Over the past few months I have been testing different bags and cases to fit everything I need to run my business. As I commute by bike, the bag needs to be waterproof. The problem with waterproof gear is that it is usually very bulky. I need my gear to be both portable and representative, a challenge worth a blog post!

The day I killed my LAN

Turned off my local network and went 4G only

July 31, 2017
I killed my office LAN and went 4G only. Saves a lot of clutter, energy and money.

Today I called my provider to quit my office's ADSL internet subscription, I don't need it anymore. I have turned off my local area network and switched my workflow onto mobile internet only. The simplicity and savings actually surprised me so much, that I made blog post for it.

Being a volunteer in Amsterdam-Zuidoost

Computer support in the local community center

Nov. 21, 2016
About my work as volunteer in the local community center in Amsterdam Zuidoost

After realising how lucky I am as an healthy, well educated, young man with a solid income, I wanted to do something for other people as volunteer. It just so happens to be that two years ago I received a flyer in my mailbox from the local community center: they were looking for someone with some knowledge of computers. A very interesting journey was about to begin!

Cash is king, or is it?

The wallet- and cash-less experiment

July 15, 2016
Is the time right to ditch the wallet?

Very often I see men carry a wallet filled with plastic: multiple debit and credit cards plus a bunch of loyalty programs and membership cards. Then, some even top it off with stinky paper money and sticky metal coins! It made me wonder if I can free up one pocket by ditching the wallet?

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Hardgraft iPhone cash card wallet
Hardgraft iPhone cash card wallet
Me wearing the hardcore Ortlieb Velocity bag through bad weather, fantastic but a little bit bulky...
Me wearing the hardcore Ortlieb Velocity bag through bad weather, fantastic but a little bit bulky...
You never know what kind of machine will show up at the computer support sessions...
You never know what kind of machine will show up at the computer support sessions...
All I need to do my business - really!
All I need to do my business - really!
Typical alley in Venserpolder, Amsterdam-Zuidoost
Typical alley in Venserpolder, Amsterdam-Zuidoost
The iPad can be charged while tucked away in its case
The iPad can be charged while tucked away in its case
Hardgraft iPad Pro case with the keyboard folio and Apple Pencil
Hardgraft iPad Pro case with the keyboard folio and Apple Pencil
Different activities are organised at the community center
Different activities are organised at the community center
Packing it together, Hardgraft and Ortlieb
Packing it together, Hardgraft and Ortlieb
The case has a high-end feeling because of its high quality finish and details
The case has a high-end feeling because of its high quality finish and details
Some of the regular visitors of the weekly computer support sessions
Some of the regular visitors of the weekly computer support sessions
Ortlieb Urban daypack 15L
Ortlieb Urban daypack 15L
The community center is like a cosy living room
The community center is like a cosy living room
iPad Pro + Apple Pencil replacing paper
iPad Pro + Apple Pencil replacing paper
The local community center is located at the Albert Camuslaan
The local community center is located at the Albert Camuslaan
Programming on iPad Pro using VIM, Blink and a Linux VPS
Programming on iPad Pro using VIM, Blink and a Linux VPS
Peripheral case
Peripheral case "thing"
Dutch is more challenging than many natives realise
Dutch is more challenging than many natives realise

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