New year, new opportunities

Happy New Year!

One of the things I miss most as a Dutch transplant in New York are the fireworks on New Year’s Eve. We love our fireworks. Of course there’s always someone...

Corporate-driven open source communities

Slow communities, fast companies

I wrote this when the news came out that Microsoft was adopting Chromium for their new browser. I’m always fascinated by how groups of people organize themselves to get things...

One of my favorite holidays

Merry Christmas

As a non-religious person, Christmas is still one of my favorite holidays. It’s one of the most relaxing holidays. Most of (my) world is celebrating and not working between Christmas...

Collecting data comes with big responsibility

Contrarian view: collecting private data for good

Sometimes the media goes on a tangent and seem to agree universally on a particular issue. In those circumstances, I like to explore the contrarian viewpoint to balance my own...

Hey, I followed the rules! What more do you expect from me?

Corporate rules and rigidness

This post is from the “attic”. I wrote it a few years ago. When I was speaking to employees of a large corporate I was doing business with a few...

Nintendo Switch is not a Playstation 4

Impossible port of Wolfenstein 2 to Switch

As you know, I’m a big big fan of the Nintendo Switch. If you ever wondered – like me – how it’s possible to port console games to the Nintendo,...

A classic before millenials were even born

Retro gaming: Galaga

I love this game – both in the arcade as on the Commodore 128. On the Commodore, it was called Galaxy. I guess it was a clone of this Namco/Midway...

Cool thing of the week

Abandoned Soviet Space Shuttles in Baikonur

People who know me, know that I’ve a fascination for abandoned structures from the past. This stretches from the pyramids in Egypt – which I still have to visit –...

Out with the old, in with the new

Hello 2019!

To celebrate the new year, I’ve updated the look of my website. I hope you approve. The goal was to give it a little bit more personality and better organization...

Coin holdings are not a proxy for revenue

Crypto company valuation challenges

One of the things I’m trying to wrap my head around is how crypto startups can create value and liquidity for their investors. Most startups in the space launch an...