The old days: solving latency problems on internet-over-satellite connections

Browsing the web with 250ms latency is impossible

The old days: solving latency problems on internet-over-satellite connections

In general, I am in favor of taking small iterative steps towards improving the product and fixing any problems. [...]
Virtual money

The new normal for generation Z

Virtual money

My 9-year old son asked me this weekend if we could go to the toy store. I asked him why. He told me that he wanted [...]
Year mix 2018 by Armin van Buuren

EDM/Trance

Year mix 2018 by Armin van Buuren

I love EDM and more specifically the trance genre. It goes by many names like progressive trance, uplifting trance, [...]
robert [at] schouwenburg [dot] com

Defeating spam

robert [at] schouwenburg [dot] com

Remember there was a time where we spelled our email addresses as <name> at <domain> [dot] com on [...]
Social media justice

Dystopian futures

Social media justice

The other day, I was watching The Orville on Hulu – great show. You could describe it as a funny Star Trek [...]
Holland != Netherlands and that’s fine

It’s complicated

Holland != Netherlands and that’s fine

The Netherlands is a tiny country with only 17 million people. Most people in the US would not even be able to [...]
Alternative to Facebook

You could just use a mailinglist

Alternative to Facebook

I’ve written about this topic before, but we lost something powerful when social networks turned into social [...]

Did I miss much?

A year without social media

Last year, I decided to quit social networks for a year. I stopped using Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. I didn’t delete my accounts, just the apps and disabled all email notifications. About once a week, I checked Facebook and Instagram to see what was up from a web browser. I never engaged, never followed anyone […]

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 with a drone capturing some footage and then posts it on YouTube.

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 and New Years. It’s one of those only times you can truly switch off for a week and not worry too much about business. It’s […]