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I write blog posts about things I find interesting, things I'm working on, or about problems I've faced with the solution I found.

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5 reasons to start using Ubuntu

Find out what my top 5 reasons were to start using Ubuntu and why you should perhaps also use it as your primary operating system. Hint: It's amazing!

Posted on: April 21st, 2019

Why I don't have comments on my blog

Find out why I haven't added a comment system on my blog. It has been left out very intentionally, maybe it's something you should consider too.

Posted on: April 10th, 2019

How to Pick Right Configuration File Type for Your Project

Find out which file types I use for certain scenarios and which situations suit a specific file type best. We’ll dive into JSON, YAML, XML, and dotenv.

Posted on: April 4th, 2019

How to generate a sitemap

Find out how to generate a sitemap for you website and how to submit this to Google Search Console. You can do this by hand or automatically, let me show you.

Posted on: March 29th, 2019

Why I don't use a database for my blog

There are many amazing alternatives to using a database to store data for your website. Find out why I chose to use static files to store all content for my blog.

Posted on: March 25th, 2019

SEO and personal marketing for developers

Find out how to get some quick SEO wins for your personal blog! This post is specifically aimed to developers, because we often have trouble selling ourselves.

Posted on: March 21st, 2019

My top 10 favorite podcasts

I listen to podcasts almost every single day, so I've compiled a list of my top 10 favorite ones.

Posted on: March 20th, 2019

How I reduced my docker image by 55%

Find out how I reduced my docker image from 1.04gb to 555mb. Hint: It involved removing a lot of unnecessary applications and choosing a smaller base image.

Posted on: February 28th, 2019

How to search "the whole world" with Solr Spatial Search

When using a Polygon or MultiPolygon for searching on a SpatialField with IsWithin(), you can't use a square shape unless it's counter-clockwise.

Posted on: February 26th, 2019

The elephant in the room: burnouts

Burnouts are very common among creatives. Find out how I managed to reduce its effects and how I'm managing to keep it at bay now. Hint: Take back your time.

Posted on: February 22nd, 2019

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