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Sometimes I write an article on something, these are my blog posts. I also post my music videos here. For shorter and more frequent microblog posts, check my mastodon/fediverse profile instead.

2024-07-07
In this article I share my enthusiasm for text processing on the unix command line. First I just list some of the underlying principles and common tools; then I share the various text processing tools I myself have written over the years. Some of the larger tools are accompanied by screencast videos to quickly give you an impression of what they can do.
2024-01-05
In this post I argue against copy protection (DRM) on e-books (and in general) and how it harms interoperability, software freedom, fair use and consumer privacy. I also show that DRM can be broken because the technology is defective by design. I give some pointers for Linux users to allow them to read their own legally acquired e-books with any suitable free open source software.
2024-01-01
   
A piano music video
2023-11-07
An overview of FOSS applications I use often
2023-02-13
In this post I vent my frustration with the trend to centralise -email solutions, as I've seen both of my two employers do recently. Now even universities and research institutes, who used to be pioneers at the forefront of technologies like e-mail, have fallen prey to big-tech services.
2022-12-31
This post introduces todo.txt-more, a set of extensions I wrote for todo.txt-cli to improve my productivity
2022-12-03
Mi parolis kun la nova ChatGPT babililon, en esperanto
2021-05-15
A presentation of SXMO, a minimalist environment for Linux smartphones, at AlpineConf 2021
2021-02-18
We zitten midden in een pandemie met ongekende maatregelen die de meeste van ons in het westen nog nooit gezien hebben. Het coronavirus en alle maatregelen zorgen begrijpelijkerwijs wereldwijd voor opschudding. In dit opiniestuk reageer ik op het verschijnsel van de coronaskepticus, of in extreme de complotdenker, en probeer ik mijn visie hierop voor mezelf en anderen wat te duiden.
2021-01-08
An opinion piece on reason, belief and media
2020-12-29
The story about the latest incarnation of my homepage
2020-12-14
A video showing the SXMO 1.2.0 release on a Pinephone
2020-06-06
An opinion piece on software, social media, and ethics
2020-02-06
My PhD thesis Context as Linguistic Bridges has been released and is to be defended soon.
2020-01-04
A chinese language learning resource and software tool
2018-12-09
2017-08-21
2016-12-30
   
A piano music video
2016-08-30
   
A piano music video
2016-05-05
   
A piano music video
2016-05-04
   
A piano music video
2016-01-09
   
A piano music video
2015-12-05
 
An animation of five years of git commits
2015-11-04
 
A home automation project
2015-10-02
   
A piano music video
2014-05-20
   
A piano music video
2014-01-10
2013-12-14
   
A piano music video
2013-07-08
   
A piano music video
2013-04-27
   
2012-09-01
   
A piano music video
2012-07-26
   
A piano music video
2011-08-28
   
A piano music video
2011-08-11
   
A piano music video
2010-12-29
   
A piano music video
2010-11-14
   
A piano music video
2010-07-09
   
A piano music video
2010-04-10
   
A piano music video
2010-04-02
   
A piano music video
2010-01-16
   
A piano music video
2008-03-29
   
A piano music video