New Retro Wave music

Since a few years, the eighties are back with a twist. A new music style emerged, solely based around eighties synthpop.

The movie Drive with Ryan Gosling was a turningpoint for this style of music, because of its excellent soundtrack.
Now more and more people a rediscovering the pink and blue aesthetics of the eighties.

Youtube channel of New Retro Wave

Very viable alternative for Facebook

I’ve abandoned Facebook a while ago. For several years I was concerned with Facebook’s tracking, partly due to building in such pixels and trackers for my profession as a backend webdeveloper. I finally took the plunge to leave that platform behind.

Why would I let a company decide any longer what’s good for us, what we need to see, what our surfing habits are? Why would Facebook need to know which health insurance fits me best?

I’ve moved to Diaspora now. This is an open source, decentralized solution which resembles Facebook in a lot of ways, but contains no tracking or ads.

I can be found by the username arjeneke . I invite you to sign up as well at Diaspora. I’ll see you there!

Bye bye Mark

I’m a bit segwaying here, but it’s finally happened: #deleteFacebook is a fact for me. I’ve done a bit of research and was unpleasantly surprised what was tracked by Facebook (and Google, for that matter).

I already wasn’t a fan of Whatsapp and Instagram, so those weren’t an issue for me. But Facebook seemed to track a bit too much to my liking.

So no more checking my FB wall, which only took a lot of time liking all the photo’s posted by others and skipping the articles that were probably really worth a read, but never get attention.

So I’m not missing out. It’s giving me more peace of mind and less tracking of personal info.

I’m happy with it! Try it yourself, #deleteFacebook !

How spartan can it get?

I love to code in Pico-8. The given constraints to work in and overall aestetics of Pico-8 are very enjoyable to me. While using Pico-8, I’m also on a continual quest to have the most appropriate workstation for it.

I still have an old EEE-PC 901 laying around. This old tiny laptop still works and is a perfect candidate to use as my main Pico-8 development platform.

My goal is to have Sparky Linux installed on it and use some clouddrive for shared workspace to store my carts on. Hopefully I have that little netbook up and running today!