U2 – 11 O’Clock Tick Tock live at Red Rocks

If there is one song from the already incredible U2 Red Rocks’ set that stands out for me it is definitely 11 O’Clock Tick Tock. You will never hear a better live song by 22 year old kids who are completely killing it. When I was already a fan for life this otherwise non-studio-album song cemented that belief even further. I clearly remember where I was when I first heard it. It… Read More »U2 – 11 O’Clock Tick Tock live at Red Rocks

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

This book by Ashlee Vance sat on my wish-list since it came out two years ago. So, long overdue, last week I finally got to it and boy, what a ‘fantastic‘ read it is. There is lot to say about the man, his ideas and the ways he goes about bringing those ideas to life. Whether you like stories about next-level entrepreneurship or bold boyish imagination about where we are moving… Read More »Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

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 relentless touring these 25 and 26 year olds had retreated and successively knocked it out… Read More »The Joshua Tree Tour 2017

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 at a decent college career (and maybe even the NFL). Guys that, for whatever reason,… Read More »Last Chance U season 2

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 Hacker News wouldn’t be Hacker News if they didn’t provide an API and access to… Read More »Hacker News: sort user submissions by score

Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary

This book had been sitting on my to-read list for way too long! But I finally found a second hand copy, so here we go! You could say this is the official autobiography of Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux. The Operating System that changed the world! You can wake me up in the middle of the night to talk about operating systems. So this book is right up my… Read More »Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary

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 are already over 100 models in this book and the writer told me that the… Read More »Business Model Canvas

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 existence and impact on that ‘scene’, this is still a bit strange. But it simply… Read More »The Strokes – I don’t want what you want

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 with a radio tower and get the exact time. If that fails you can still set… Read More »The search for a new watch

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 are some stats: I have listened to 57 different podcasts for a total of 505… Read More »500 podcasts later

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 the 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 CMS for my first blog in 2005, it was a different world.… Read More »WordPress is amazing!🔥

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 for friends; hence the name. This was in 2005, before Facebook, Hyves, WhatsApp, Twitter, Google… Read More »A new home!