Gerbrand-ICT, freelance programmer

Hello, I am Gerbrand van Dieijen and I work as freelance programmer, changing the world with software. I help people realize their dreams or just enable them to do more then they could before.

To know more about, you can check out my cv at Lindedin. I've also got some code on GitHub. Also Google returns quite some hits.

With irregular bursts I am active on Twitter, Linkedin, Google-plus and Medium. I also occasionaly write on my blog.

Bunq, Dutch startup with banking license

2015-08-26 05:53:45 -0400

A Dutch start-up has a banking licence: Bunq. According to their blog they use Object-Oriented PHP as language of choice, which get me more worried than excited. Nevertheless, quite cool that a startup is going to challenge the Dutch banking world. I am looking forward to what they accomplish.

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Cluster at home

2015-08-24 02:42:44 -0400

When I was a student I had old desktop computer in running in the closet which acted as a server. The server hosted my homepage, email-domain, fileserver and sort of cloud storage. The internet-connection, being part of the university's campus network was very fast and reliable. Of course the set up could occasionally fail some component of my desktop failed or someone accidentally unplugged the server to use the vacuum cleaner.

Server in kast
When I wanted my email to be a bit more reliable, rather then spending time on setting up a fail-over I decided to use a spent a few euros per month on a hosting party. Nevertheless, running a server, or better, a cluster of servers at home would still be cool. This guy does it, creating a cluster of raspberry-pies in his basement. I am getting envy, maybe time for me to something simelar again. After all, the internet-connection in the Netherlands is a whole lot better than in the United States - for slightly more than twenty euros you'll get a 20mbit upload.


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