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Hi there! I’m Jan, a 34-year-old mechanical engineer, freelance web developer, and web standards, WordPress and Laravel enthusiast from Belgium, and this is my personal blog.

I also run the smallest of web design studios. If you’re interested in working with me, please get in touch over there!

About This Site

This blog is powered by a somewhat unusual pairing of Laravel (the world’s most popular PHP framework) and WordPress (the world’s most popular CMS).

The front end is fully responsive and uses very little, hand-crafted CSS. The only JavaScript in use is highlight.js, which helps style all of the code snippets around here.

Any webfonts in use—Inconsolata, Lato and Merriweather—are served from this domain rather than, e.g., Google Fonts.

Each page is cached—and the cache cleared once a day and on every change—to static HTML for the fastest possible page load times.

Copies of most notes are automatically posted to Mastodon—other social media services may follow.


I don’t intend to add a comment form below articles, but webmentions are already supported. Additionally, notes that are crossposted to Mastodon can be replied to over there. Replies may then appear on this site as well.

Privacy Policy

I don’t do tracking and I don’t keep stats. This site uses Cloudflare’s DNS and DDoS-protection services, though, which may result in a single functional cookie being set on your computer.

I’ll occasionally pull in replies to notes that were crossposted to Mastodon, a rather common practice on IndieWeb sites. Whilst all of these statuses are already public—and most of them mine, if I’m being honest—if you’re concerned about having one of your toots published on my blog, please ping me on Mastodon so I can take the necessary actions.