Show more

(Onderzoeks)journalisten schrijf je in voor datajournalistiek progr Data als Kans april-mei met @beeldengeluid @bellingcat @localfocusnl Want ik wil veel meer journalistiek en veel minder nieuws

Today's 1st goal: working with SIDN on an alternative to Google Analytics

The Norwegian Consumer Council has published an aptly named report on the online advertising industry: Out of Control.

Made a small php snippet that gives E the day number of today, which she uses to number some of her postings. Even if it basically is just a single php date function , it is somehow very satisfying to create these tiny tools (like the earlier one creating the right html encoding for that code snippet).

The first week of 2020 was one of vacationing. We left Tuesday morning for Switzerland visiting dear friends for New Year's Eve, and spending a few relaxed days. Three former roommates live there, and we all go back 30 years. We returned home on Saturday. I did some invoicing and prepared a laptop for our new colleague who starts coming Monday. We removed the Christmas tree from the living room, and it's now in the garde

The new Depot of the Boymans van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam is becoming an amazing building.
I visited the ThingsCon conference recently in the Nieuwe Instituut across the road from the building site of the depot. Walking towards it I saw the entire Rotterdam skyline with high rises reflected in the building. They've only recently added the mirrors to the facade. In the end, the building will have trees o

This image to me says much about the Netherlands. Taken while strolling through Amersfoort city center December 27th, Lieve Vrouwestraat 4.

Noticing some very odd behaviour on my WordPress blog. I use the Mastodon Autopost plugin, and I use the Category Excluder plugin. I have one category that only publishes to RSS. To post something to Mastodon I must check a box in my edit screen. Yet if I publish something to the RSS only category, it also ends up on Mastodon, despite the checkbox not being selected. (I'm marking this posting both for that RSS only category and Mas

The final full week of the year. I didn't work (although not entirely). Most other people had time off as well, judging by the extremely low number of e-mails in the past few days. Still, I

Wrote my end-of-year Tadaa posting
Spent Christmas with E's parents, to Y's delight
Looked at next year's plans, and Q1's planning, efforts and goals
Cleared my desk, fulfilling the one good intention I hadn't gotten aroun

Donations to are matched 2-to-1 these days. A good time to donate to keep the history of the internet (and software before) alive.

It’s the end of December, and we’re about to enjoy the company of dear friends to bring in the new year, as is our usual tradition. This means it is time for my annual year in review posting, the ‘Tadaa!’ list.

Nine years ago I started writing end-of-year blogposts listing the things that happened that year that gave me a feeling of accomplishment, that make me say ‘Tadaa!’, so this is


Days between Christmas and New Year's Eve r often used 2 reflect on what happened last year, and what lies ahead professionally. R u in Tech? Sign the as part of your reflection & start 2020 with a renewed human sense of your professional self.

Kiva microcredit vouchers r t perfect Christmas gift to clients for the 12th time this year. Like with my work on , it only creates value if you give it away again. You can join Kiva too

Writing about the use had for me, makes me think how to create similar utility (triangulation, language analysis on tags) using standards with bookmarks across our own websites.

For years I had been an active user of Delicious, the social bookmarking service. I started using it in 2004, a year after its launch, and stopped using it in 2015. By then the service had been repeatedly sold, and much of its useful social features had been deprecated. It's one of those great services Yahoo bought and then never did anything with. As I des


Lachen om de clown Baudet, gapen bij groteske retoriek, wennen aan de onverdraagzaamheid: het is de domste reactie denkbaar. Sla betonnen palen van feiten, kennis, logica en medemenselijkheid om deze glijdende schaal te begrenzen.


I feel we have an obligation to re-use. The best way to keep things from humanity's pool of cultural artefacts and knowledge available is by re-using and remixing them. What gets used keeps meaning and value, will not be forgotten. My office walls now make a tiny contribution to that.


Show more

Ton's personal Mastodon instance