social stuff

7BillionFires, KubeWeekly, Patreon, Cats and more

Charles, my new friend

While getting my mind off more serious things, small but important updates happened during this last week. Read on for news.

Tags: #games #life #patreon #magicalcircuits #unrealengine4 #gamedevelopment #books


๐ŸŽฎ B Side: Soft Launching `Magical Circuits` side project

Cassete Side B

I’ve been fending off the world pandemic ๐Ÿ™…โ€โ™‚๏ธ in the “natural isolation” of a small Dutch down, where the most exciting thing that happened to me the whole week was befriending the neighbors cat. I have also been putting some work in advancing my Serious Side Project: Cloud Native Infrastructure for Unreal Engine. It’s been a big week and there are announcements to be made!

Spam tags: #games #kubernetes #containers #terraform #googlecloudplatform #docker #unrealengine4 #gamedevelopment #work-in-progress


๐ŸŒค Twelve Dot One Factor Apps

I have been following the Twelve-Factor App methodology for a considerable amount of years. I mean, just like the Pirate Code, I see them more as guidelines than rules. There is a factor I’d like to challenge. Can tell you how and why in this blog post I have written just for you ;)


๐ŸŒค Elements of Modern Cloud-Native Solution Design


A few years ago, while working as an Infrastructure Engineer for a startup team, I wanted to be able to do something really simple, but powerful. To share a browser bookmarks folder of all our service endpoints with my team, preferably with two-way synchronization. I googled for existing solutions in the Firefox/Google Chrome Extension stores but found squat. So I took it upon myself to design and implement a solution, and this is what I came up with!


๐Ÿ‘‰ Thought Worker

Six months ago, I relocated to Germany and joined ThoughtWorks as a Senior Infrastructure Engineer. It was an intense, but rewarding, experience. I got a lot out of it! Let me tell you of the days of high adventure …

my "I.A.C." presentation on last day at client

๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ IndigoX 2019

Last month on the 28th IndigoX happened in Utrecht. It is the “Dutch Game Gardenโ€™s largest game showcase” for indie video game development. The 28th was also the move in date for a new flat rental. I attended for the first time and now i’m reporting back from behind the friendly lines!

Attendee playing Project Beckon

๐Ÿง™โ€ Helping People

I have been meaning to continue my technical article series for like, weeks now. Have the content. Did the math. But when I sit to start writing, my mind wonders to other places. FML. Oh well, todays episode is about helping people.


๐ŸŽฎ Raising Kratos

Last night I got home, had some dinner and watched the Raising Kratos documentary on Youtube. What happened next will surprise you.

God Of War

๐Ÿง International Thinking Outside The Box Day

During my daily morning ritual of finding a matching pair of socks, I had a post-shower thought! I am hereby declaring August 12, International Thinking Outside The Socks, I mean, Box Day. Let me explain.

Socks Pile

๐ŸŽฎ Get some Rage 2 Overdrive!

Recently got Rage 2 for the PS4 Pro.

Combat and environment is nuts, hope they sort out the bugs!