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This page details what I’m up to at the moment.
Last updated May 2024 from Maassluis, The Netherlands.

I’m at the end of 5VWO now. I’m getting kinda nervous for my exams next year. And Oh. My. God. I’m almost 18 years old. That’s a big scary number with a lot of attached responsibilities. Also yesterday some kid called me “mister”. LIKE WHAT??

In a few weeks there’s a school trip to Berlin and I’m very excited!!

I’m trying very hard to improve my German grade because currently it’s a 7 (out of 10) and I’d like it to be an 8, because then there’s a non-zero chance that I’ll finish VWO with honors (cum laude in Dutch).

I’ve replaced my phone with a Casio watch, Discman, paper notebook, and Nokia flip phone. I’m very pleased. It’s like the Unix philosophy IRL. All my tools do one thing, and they do it very well. And I only need to charge them once every one to two weeks. Also, my every step is no longer tracked by Google. And I’m not distracted all the time.

I think I might be a Swiftie. Like not a hardcore fan, but I do really like her music. But I didn’t know what the Eras Tour was when one of my friends asked, so maybe I’m not such a fan after all. I do have three of her albums as CDs (1989, Red and TTPD) tho, and I’m intending to buy another one (Lover).

I’m working on a prototype for merging two-factor authentication into phx.gen.auth. I’m also building an experimantal website engine that blends multiple layers of the Web.

I’m always working on my website. Currently I’m thinking about rewriting it in Rust, because MacOS is shit and I’m shit because I apparently didn’t use POSIX options for the coreutils that I’m using in my Bash-based SSG. Whoops!

I’ve shelved The Grape Programming Language and Somtomorrow, but do intend to finish them sometime the upcoming years.