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Breaking through my impostor syndrome

Despite the fact I have have kept this domain running since it feels like forever (at least as far back as 2005), I have rarely posted a thing.

Like many people who have at one time set up a blog, I felt enamoured by the idea that I could share my thoughts and acquired knowledge with the rest of the world.

But I quickly found that having a potential audience of millions was rather daunting: what was my opinion worth when people who knew more than me or were more entertaining than me were just a few clicks away?

The last year I have worked in an environment where I quickly felt like a one-eyed man in the land of the blind. It was then that I realised how much I have learned and how far I have come since my first days as professional developer.

With a little bit of encouragement from @ZenSavona and a few others, I am getting back into the game.

So here goes nothing!

A song for grandma Tromp

Recently my uncle Theo requested a song on the radio for grandma Tromp.

Although the song uncle Theo requested was not to exactly to my taste (bleh when it comes to most Dutch music) the song had great sentimental value anyway. Below is the recording of his message and the song he requested (Danny de Munk – “Een bloemetje voor jou”), all in Dutch of course.


It was very sweet of him and a great way to say thanks for the great support she is for so many of us. Uncle Theo went on to say how through all the tough times in her life his mother has always been cheerful and optimistic. All of her 10 remainging children (of 12), 22 grandchildren and 8 greatgrandchildren wish her all the best.

This blog has been resurrected!

After having left my personal website to rot for the last 9 years (!) I’ve decided to breathe fresh air into this site.

First order of business is to get a spanking new WordPress MU 2.8 instance up and running and it seems to be working very well.

Stay tuned as I will soon find my voice and start writing again!