Hi there! I’m Jan, a thirtysomething mechanical engineer, amateur guitarist, and web standards, WordPress and Laravel enthusiast from Belgium, and this is my personal blog.
Questions? Please get in touch!
About This Site
Web fonts 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.
RSS and Microformats
This blog is all about the open web, and standards. RSS, despite Google Reader’s 2013 death, is one such standard. The following feeds are available by default.
Comments and Webmentions
I don’t intend to ever add a comment form below articles, but webmentions are already supported. Additionally, notes that are crossposted—POSSE’d—to Mastodon can be replied to over there. Those replies may then appear on this site as well.
This site uses up to three functional cookies, e.g., to prevent CSRF attacks.
Hoping to gain some insight into the ways visitors navigate this website, I’ve recently started experimenting with Matomo, a self-hosted, open-source alternative to Google Analytics. Collected data is never shared with any third party and deleted after 3 months, and aggregated reports after 1 year. IP addresses are anonymized by masking the last two bytes.
Webmention and Aggregated Content
Replies, using the Webmention protocol, to content on this site may be linked to or displayed in part or in full. I’ll occasionally pull in replies to notes that were crossposted to Mastodon, too, 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, let me know.