That itchy feeling

OK, well, I understand that the title of this blog post might sound a tad TMI, but I get this feeling when I haven’t written anything in a long time, so nothing icky (really)!

I have been thinking lately whether I actually have anything to say that would be useful or interesting or entertaining for anyone at all and whether just blarghing all over a blog-service like WordPress is really what I should be doing (great going little self-doubting demon on my shoulder!). To be honest, I do think I have stuff to share, it’s just deep below the surface trying to wiggle itself to the surface. And whether or not anyone finds what I write useful or interesting or entertaining, well, that’s all in the eye of the beholder, isn’t it?

Another thing I have been struggling with is what language to write in. English comes very natural to me, but something is nagging in the back of my head that I ‘should’ write in Dutch; I’m Dutch, so I must write in Dutch. I decided this blog will remain in English though, my apologies to anyone who would like to read my musings in Dutch.

On top of all of this, I do feel a little uneasy (to put it lightly) about the internet, and the gamer community in particular, which made me think twice on whether I want to submerge myself in it even more than I do now (as a female gamer), by blogging about games and my experiences occasionally. But, I want to write about things that I feel passionate about and computer games are just that exactly.

On this blog I’ll write stuff that intrigues me, stuff I feel passiontae or strongly about or stuff that made me think. It’ll probably be a bit ‘all over the place’, as that is who I am as well, but that can’t be helped. Let’s see where we go from here!

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Find Meetup groups near you – Meetup

I’m probably late in finding this great website; but how cool is this:

meetuplogo

http://www.meetup.com/find/

It’s like a supermarket pinboard and teletext contact group rolled in one! The latter is how I found my 20+ pen pals from around Europe when I was 13 years old; yes, actual pens, paper and all my pocket money going towards stamps 😉 Long live the internet!
http://www.meetup.com/find/

How an 1836 Famine Altered the Genes of Children Born Decades Later

Just read a very interesting article about genetics & epigenetics. It’s a long read, but definitely very interesting, on whether things we experience and do may affect the genetic code which we pass on to our children and children’s children; facsinating!

http://io9.com/how-an-1836-famine-altered-the-genes-of-children-born-d-1200001177

Hive Five op Lifehacker

English: Moleskine notebook and diaries. Белар...

English: Moleskine notebook and diaries. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) 

Mooi initiatief van Lifehacker.com: de Hive Five.

In dit artikel vragen ze de lezers van de blog over welk programma men het handigst vindt in een bepaalde categorie. Daar komen er dan 5 uit die het best worden gewaardeerd. Hier kan dan weer op worden gestemd en zo wordt dan de beste gekozen.

Vorige week hadden ze een ’round-up’ van de beste programma’s van de afgelopen tijd. De meeste gebruik ik ook en zijn erg handig. Hier een linkje naar hun artikel: Lifehacker’s Best of the Best: The Hive Five Winners.

Programma’s die hier winnen en die ik gebruik:

En pen & papier is natuurlijk voor veel dingen nog steeds onverslaanbaar (ik vind m’n telefoon geweldig, maar m’n boodschappenlijstjes zijn gewoon met pen geschreven gelukkig). Ik snap de gekte rond de Moleskine boekjes best, ben zelf ook een ‘sucker’ voor schattige opschrijfboekjes; heb er in ieder geval genoeg voor de komende 5 jaar…