The Joshua Tree Tour 2017

When the Joshua Tree came out in 1987 it catapulted U2 from a great rock band to the greatest rock n roll band in the world. Critically and commercially there was no way around them anymore. With four albums under their belt and a dedicated fan base as a result of a half decade of…

Last Chance U season 2

My favorite Netflix show, by far, is Last Chance U. A documentary where the EMCC football team is followed for an entire football season (so around 10 games). As the name implies and what makes this show different is that this team usually consists of a few (very talented) outcasts, that have a last chance…

Hacker News: sort user submissions by score

Hacker News is pretty much my goto site and sometimes I submit links or take part in the discussion. However when I recently tried to get a list of the links I submitted ordered by Hacker News score, I noticed this is not implemented on the site itself (as far as I can tell?). However…

Business Model Canvas

You are probably aware that there are a *lot* of ways to visualize or model business and management related things. There are few fields of expertise with so many models and theories (sure, math and physics but they are older). There is even a book that specifically tries to list the most well-know models. There…

The Strokes – I don’t want what you want

We’re at a point now that we can already reflect on the influence and legacy of NYC band the Strokes. A new book “Meet Me in the Bathroom” has been labeled as “the First Great History of New York’s 21st Century Rock Scene”. As someone who was around at the time and very aware of their…

The search for a new watch

Three years ago I got a Casio WV-200E-1AVEF. It’s a good watch. I wear it everyday. What I specifically like about it is that it tells the EXACT time. You know, the thing watches are supposed to do. It does so because it is a radio-controlled watch. This means that everyday, the watch will sync up…

500 podcasts later

I keep track of the podcasts I listen to in a Google spreadsheet. This week I entered the 500th one. I started to keep track in november 2015, after a few months of listening. And I probably even forgot to add a few, but you get the picture: I love listening to podcasts! So, here…

WordPress is amazing! 👌

This blog is powered by WordPress. That means that the content you read was edited in the WordPress administrative interface and that same content is now presented to you by WordPress engine. WordPress powers 24% of the web. And for good reason. It is amazing. It is free, fast and easy. When I had to pick a…

A new home!

Welcome to j11g.com, my personal blog about anything and everything that interests me. So mostly technology, music, books and podcasts. To get started you’ll find a collection of posts from the piks.nl archive and we’ll take it from there. Why? Piks.nl has been my main blog for over 11 years. However it started as a pictures site…

Thoughts about the Snapchat IPO 👻

Last year I wrote about Snapchat and their unique approach to things. I’d like to think that my predictions at the end of that blog came true 😎. Why? Because we see Instagram betting big on streaming and disappearing video i.e. copying Snapchat features. If anything, it’s proof Snapchat is a force to be reckoned with….