Use find (1) as a quick and dirty duplicate file finder

Run the following two commands in bash to get a listing of all duplicate files (from a directory or location). This can help you clean out duplicate files that sometimes accumulate over time. The first command uses find to print all files (and specific attributes) from a specific location to a file, prefixing the size of the file in the name. This way all files with the same filename and… Read More »Use find (1) as a quick and dirty duplicate file finder

Dylan Thomas – Sidney Michaels

This book is a play from 1965, based on several accounts of the infamous travels Welsh poet Dylan Thomas made in the early 1950s to the US. If you know anything about Dylan Thomas you probably know he died young (39), and that he was an alcoholic. This play captures the last two or three years of his life rather vividly. It’s an alcoholic mess and it details an explosive… Read More »Dylan Thomas – Sidney Michaels

My Music Discoveries of 2019

Here are my favorite music discoveries of 2019. Earlier editions are here: 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 (part 1) and 2018 (part 2). You know the drill. A few sentences and a YouTube video. No less than 19 videos. All songs need to be listened to. And all songs I obsessed about at one point or another in 2019. Here we go — in no particular order. The first and last video on the list… Read More »My Music Discoveries of 2019

Corona Links

This is a collection of COVID-19 related information links. Stats Worldwide map, with counts https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/685d0ace521648f8a5beeeee1b9125cd Worldwide stats with specific recovery stats https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ Worldwide charts and figures split out per country https://covid19info.live/ Different dashboards updated hourly http://covid19dashboards.com/ Direct link to the Dutch RIVM URL with national stats https://www.rivm.nl/nieuws/actuele-informatie-over-coronavirus Background A collaborative guide to COVID-19 care https://covid-at-home.info/ Corona Science Journal (very thorough but broad information): https://berthub.eu/articles/posts/corona-science/ How to explain to children why… Read More »Corona Links

Remote – Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

I saw this tweet yesterday, and If you know me, you know I will not pass on an opportunity for a free book! But more seriously, I have known Jason Fried and DHH for some time now. From their blog, their Twitter and multiple different podcasts. They have built their company around very clear and levelheaded thinking. So I wanted to read this anyway, and not just because it was… Read More »Remote – Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

The Quotable Walt Disney – Disney Book Group

I picked up this book on our honeymoon to Disney World. But I never read it, because; how do you read a book full of quotes? The answer is slowly! Just grab it every now and then. And read a few pages. Of course this is probably a heavily edited and well scrutinized book. Assembled under brand protection of the Disney Company, one of the biggest media companies in the… Read More »The Quotable Walt Disney – Disney Book Group

Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! – Ralph Leighton and Richard Feynman

The next day I rolled up my picture, put it in the back of my station wagon, and my wife Gweneth wished me good luck as I set out to visit the brothels of Pasadena to sell my drawing. Richard Feynman Well, I definitely wasn’t expecting such sentences in this collection of anecdotes from famous popular physicist Feynman. But I can safely say, it certainly is in line with the… Read More »Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! – Ralph Leighton and Richard Feynman

Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace

Today is February 21st, David Foster Wallace‘s birthday. So it’s rather fitting that today I finished reading his magnum opus: Infinite Jest. The notoriously long and difficult book from 1996 with visionary insights on modern life. Infinite Jest is one of the biggest books ever written, and it certainly is the biggest book I have ever read. It took me somewhere between 50 and 60 hours over the course of… Read More »Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace

Gung Ho! Turn On the People in Any Organization – Ken Blanchard & Sheldon Bowles

Gung Ho! is a management book written by well-know author Ken Blanchard. It was somehow never on my radar, so because of the strange title and my unfamiliarity I wasn’t expecting too much, and I only picked it up because I know Blanchard’s other famous theory. But it turned out to be a delightful, short read. This book can help any starting, aspiring or even seasoned manager to get their… Read More »Gung Ho! Turn On the People in Any Organization – Ken Blanchard & Sheldon Bowles

The perfect notebook

I keep a daily journal. And journaling daily make pocket planners usable as journal notebooks. I tend to be particular about certain things. So when searching for a new notebook — one that I will carry around for a year — I decided the following things are important. Must haves A5 format. Everything else is too big or too small. Hardcover. No flappy stuff. Lined paper Not too wide or… Read More »The perfect notebook

A History Of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs

This year I’ve listened to 519 podcasts and 36 of those were episodes of A History Of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. But it’s safe to say that A History Of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs is my favorite new podcast that I discovered this year and it deserves more attention and praise! 500 Songs ‘500 Songs’ is a mammoth project where Andrew Hickey sets out — over… Read More »A History Of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs

Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie

It’s clever. It’s smart. It’s eloquent. It’s articulate. It’s masterfully written. It’s the archetype of the whodunit. It’s the absolute queen of adverbs. It’s quintessential Agatha Christie. I enjoyed it thoroughly and can’t imagine someone who wouldn’t.