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As we close out 2018 and start out the new year fresh, the one thing left to do is make a video of all the 8:36pm photos that I took that year. And when uploading this video I checked out when I started, which is 2010. Thus this marks the 10th year that I’m doing this… Here’s the video: Phew, racking in around 3000 photos so far… For all I can say is that I will probably be going somewhere with this.


I’ve recently gotten a new iPhone and with it some more stuff to tinker with. And one of those things is the ability to read NFC tags natively. Following the rabbit hole I ended up ordering a NFC reader. Albeit a simple one, it turns out it is flexible enought to read most cards and write some as well (and more if you have some time to spend..) Anyhow, one of the ideas I wanted to work out was the action of turning on an alarm automatically when touching a tag.


I bougth a 3D printer together with my brother. It’s not new technology, but it’s at a place where it’s solid and developed enough that I chose to buy one. That way I can spend my time with one as efficiently as possible, while developing new skills! As for what you can do with it? Fixing stuff for example, a custom bracket that broke in one of my kitchen appliances is now easily fixable by measuring the broken part en replicating it in 3D software like Fusion360.


At one of the stands of a flea market during Kingsday here in the Netherlands, I found an old plane. And for only 2 euro I couldn’t leave it behind. I took it on me to restore it to its former glory. First step, dismantle the broken off handle, removing any drops of paint and cleaning the chisel from all the rust. I also took measurements of the old handle and started designing that in Fusion 360.


Past week we spend a day at a brewery! We made a new batch for our brewery Nooitgedacht. We improved our recipe of our tripel and you can now fund our brewery buy pre-ordering a crate of beer trough Kratfunding, we only ship to the Netherlands currently! Our plan is to use Kratfunding in a way to organise enough money to be self-sufficient as a brewery. And as an organization we want to enable more homebrewers to scale up more easily.


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Recent Projects


A little web application that pulls in data from Workflowy to make it more understandable

Ambassador for the Digital Society School Amsterdam

In 2018 - 2019 I am one of the ambassadors for the Digital Society School located in Amsterdam

Brouwerij Nooitgedacht

A small craft-beer brewery that I started together with a group of friends.

The Curious Corner of the Internet

A wannabe monthly newsletter curated with the most interesting stuff I find on the web.

Permanent Beta

For the Permanent Beta community I build tools that help them organize the community in a more fluid way.

Quantified Self Amsterdam & Europe

I co-founded the QS Amsterdam meetup group and the QS Europe conference.

Berichtenbox Forwarder

A small solution to a big problem that all people run into that live in The Netherlands.


How can we use personal data to improve the way we do our work? was a dashboard collecting personal data with a goal to increase insights that might boost the quality of life surrounding work.

Sous-vide Rice Cooker

Smallest hardware project for me, I changed my rice-cooker so it can do sous-vide as well.

De Padvinders

Started with 5 friends. Our goal: to improve productivity for everyone!


A small little javascript app that lets you generate your own Boogie Woogie by Mondrian.

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